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Archbishop’s House and Diocesan Offices

Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8373732 / Fax: 01 8369796

Secretary to the Archbishop
Mr. Joseph Merrick

Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop
Rev. Damian McNeice

Ersilia Davidson

Elena Lanzetta


Office of the Moderator of the Curia and General Secretariat

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 (ext. 243) / Fax: 01 8379347

Very Rev. Msgr. Paul Callan, V.G.

Anne Donnellan
Tel: 01 8379253

Ms. Sheila Pyne
Tel: 01 8379253


General Manager / Financial Administrator

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Declan McSweeney
Tel: 01 8087523

Anne Donnellan
Tel: 01 8379253


 Office for Clergy

The Head of Office for Clergy provides a range of support services to priests.  Organises priest sabbaticals, approved study programmes and ongoing renewal, organises courses, workshops, and talks for retired clergy.  Arranges accommodation of sick and retired priests.

Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh, D.D., V.G.
Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8087502

Assisting with the Pastoral Care of Priests
Reverend Patrick Sweeney

Pastoral Responsibility for Priests 0-10 years in Formation
Very Reverend Cyril Mangan, Adm.
Tel: 01 8403378

Pastoral Responsibility for Sick and Senior Priests
Very Reverend Patrick Boyle
Mobile: 086 1011415

Reverend Deacon Derek Leonard

Ms. Trish Conway


Office for Religious and Extern Priests

The Office for Religious provides support services for all religious, contemplative men and women, active sisters, brothers and priests, especially in canonical matters.  The Office also assists members of Secular Institutes, Fraternities, New Movements and the Order of Consecrated Virgins.

The Office for Extern Priests provides  assistance and advice with respect to priests coming to the Diocese from abroad who wish to study or exercise some form of ministry for a determined or short period of time.

Office for Religious and Extern Priests
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.
Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571650

Episcopal Vicar for Religious and Delegate for Extern Priests
Monsignor John Dolan, L.C.L.

Assistant Vicar for Religious & Assistant Delegate to Extern Priests
Sr. M. Louise O’Rourke, pddm.
(Tuesday to Thursday only)



The Chancellery is the office which deals mainly, though not exclusively, with canon law matters.

This includes those matters which relate to the sacraments and in particular marriage. This involves the processing of documentation for marriages abroad; applications for dispensations and permissions such as mixed marriage; people wishing to marry who have had an annulment, or who have been previously married in a civil ceremony.

It deals with the authorisation to change parish registers, adoption queries and requests to leave the Catholic Church. It processes the granting of faculties for priests; the registration of solemnisers for marriage; laicisations and matters relating to the diocese and parishes as juridical persons. It serves as a resource to give advice on canonical issues to the Archbishop, his staff, priests, diocesan agencies and parishes.

Chancellery, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571650

V. Rev. Fintan Gavin, D.C.L.

Assistant to the Chancellor
Rev. Paul Coyle, J.C.L.

Ewelina Kluczniok
Tel: 01 8087513

Laura Quinn
Tel: 01 8087511

Orla Mulligan
Tel: 01 8087514


Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism

The purpose of the office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is to witness to Jesus Christ and His Gospel through promoting lifelong learning in faith building, faith communities and discerning innovative ways to engage with contemporary culture.   The work of the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism reflects the nature, mission and responsibility of the church in the modern age.  Evangelisation is the mission of the Church, ecumenism is a movement within the Church.  The ultimate goal of ecumenism and evangelisation are the same, that all be one in Christ.

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8373732  (Ext. 239)

Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott

Team Members
Adult Faith Development and Parish Pastoral Councils
Rosemary Lavelle, Patricia Carroll

Youth Evangelisation / Outreach St. Paul’s Arran Quay
Gerard Gallagher, Siobhán Tighe (PPW)

Director  Pathways Programme
Sr. Eileen Houlahan, CHF

Volunteer (Guided Prayer Programme)
Sr. Éibhlis NicUaithuas, D.C.

Mary Dent


Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre

Providing resources to support parishes in the celebration of the liturgy.  Arranging and presenting seminars and ongoing formation courses for those engaged in the various aspects of worship.  Organising major diocesan liturgical events and services.  Overseeing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

See our website for detailed information on RCIA.

Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8087554

Fr. Pat O’Donoghue

Master of Ceremonies
Fr. Damian McNeice

Ms. Gráinne Clinton (ext. 241)


Office of Vocations & Permanent Diaconate

The Dublin Diocesan Vocations Office encourages and promotes vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese. The office provides potential candidates for the priesthood with the opportunity to explore their vocation and facilitates those who feel called to priesthood in their application. The offices encourages anyone who feels called to priesthood to contact them to discuss their own unique vocation.

Office of Vocations & Permanent Diaconate, Diocesan Vocations Centre, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3

Director of Vocations
Very Enda Cunningham
Direct line: 01 8087561


Permanent Diaconate

Permanent Diaconate is an ordained ministry, which complements Priesthood and Lay Ministry. Fourteen men ordained Permanent Deacons and eight in formation in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Director of Permanent Diaconate
Very Reverend  John Gilligan
Direct line: 01 8087561

Assistant Directors to the Diaconate
Fr. Joe Mullen & Deacon Noel Ryan
Tel: 01 8574198 /


Office of Catechetical Formation

Co-ordinator of Catechetical Formation
Donal Harrington
Tel: 01 8087508


Education Secretariat

Support and advisory service to Boards of Management of schools.  Liaison with the Department of Education and Skills.  Training of Boards of Management of primary schools.  Promotion and monitoring of religious education at primary and post-primary level.  In-service training in the teaching of religious education for principals and teachers.  Provision of resources to schools.

Education Secretariat, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500
Fax: 01 8368393

Episcopal Vicar for Education
Very Rev. Mgr. Dan O’Connor

Senior Education Specialist
Mr. Declan Lawlor

Ms. Karen Brady (ext. 125)

Teams of Diocesan Advisors for Religious Education
Education Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500
Fax: 01 8368393

Diocesan Advisers for Primary Schools
Ms. Breda Holmes, Sr. Maureen Matthews and Sr. Anne Neylon

Diocesan Advisers for Post-Primary Schools
Sr. Bernadette Carron

Catholic Primary School Management Association
(CPSMA) – Dublin Council


Finance Secretariat

Provide financial advice and support to parishes.  Advice, guidance and supervision of parish building and maintenance projects.  Assistance in the engagement of professional consultants.

Finance Secretariat, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571668

Office Staff
Ms. Ide Finnegan, A.C.M.A. M.Sc
Tel: 01 8087595

Financial Controller
Ms. Keava Lyons, A.C.A.
Tel: 01 8087541

Accounts Assistant
Ms. Anne Smyth
Tel: 01 8087539

Lukasz Falinski
Tel: 01 8087596

Parish Liaison Accountant
Mr. James Frain, F.C.C.A.
Tel: 01 8087543

Parish Accountant
Andrew Burke, A.C.A.
Tel: 01 8087520

Parish Accountant
Gerard Callaghan, A.C.A.
Tel: 01 8087521

Parish Book-Keeper
Jackie Hayden
Tel: 01 8087544

Helpdesk Support
Beatrice Reilly
Tel: 01 8087546 (ext. 133)

Majella McDonagh
Tel: 01 8087547 (ext. 185)

Property Supervisor
Mr. Kevin Moran
Tel: 01 8087542 (ext. 123)

Property Secretary
Anne Collins
Tel: 01 8087540 (ext. 103)


Office for Financial Development

The Office for Financial Development strives to encourage good stewardship of time, talent and treasure within the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Episcopal Vicar for Financial Development
Very Rev. Andrew O’Sullivan
Tel: 01 2956317
Residence: Parochial House, St. Mary’s Sandyford Village, Dublin 18


Office for Financial Development

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Malcolm Kelly
Tel: 8087584 ext. 274

Funding Development Officer
Patricia Clifford
Tel: 01 8087500 ext. 271
Mobile: 086 7960771


Human Resources

Provides advice and support for all employment related matters, which include provision of human resources policies & procedures, employment contracts, recruitment strategies as well as practical assistance, employee relations procedures and retirement issues.  Additionally training for parish staff will be provided directly as well as sourcing specialist training when required.

Human Resources: Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8373732

HR Manager
Judith Maxwell
Direct Tel: 01 8087551 (ext. 259)

HR Officer
Ashling Keane
Direct Tel: 01 8087549 (ext. 255)

Parish and Diocesan Trainer
Cora Wilson
Telephone: 01 8373732 (ext. 272)


Diocesan Archives

The archives is responsible for long-term care, preservation and accessibility of the historical collections of the archdiocese from 1500 onwards.  We provide advice and information on all aspects of archival management to parishes as well as assisting with records management and Data Protection.  The Archives are open to researchers by appointment only.

Diocesan Archives, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Diocesan Archivist
Noelle Dowling
Tel: 01 8087509

Assisting in the Archives
Rev. Michael G. Nevin

Volunteering in the Archives
Mary Thackaberry & Peter Sobolewski


Child Safeguarding and Protection Service

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599

The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service (CSPS) was established to ensure the safety and protection from harm of children involved in Church activities in the Diocese, and to provide a pastoral response to those who were abused by priests or others working for or on behalf of the Diocese.  In 2016 the remit of CSPS was extended to include vulnerable adults.  The service has three distinct functions:

1) Creating and maintaining safe environments for children and vulnerable adults who are involved in Church activities.

2) Providing pastoral outreach to those affected by abuse.

3) Dealing with concerns for the protection and welfare of children and vulnerable adults, that is, allegations that abuse has occurred or suspicions that it may have occurred.

The CSPS is responsible to the Archbishop of Dublin and reports to him through the Director. The service works with priests, parish staff and volunteers and lay people. It liaises closely with the various statutory agencies with child and vulnerable adult protection responsibilites such as Tusla, The Child and Family Agency (children), the HSE (vulnerable adults), An Garda Síochána and the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

The CSPS administers the Diocesan Garda Vetting Services.  The Diocesan Garda Vetting Policy and Application Form are available to download on


The Director is responsible for the overall management and development of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.  He is the designated person for the receipt of complaints or concerns regarding the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Andrew Fagan, M.S.W.
Tel: 01 8360314


Child Protection Officer
The Child Protection Officer assists the Director in the area of case management and in supporting those who have experienced abuse.

Julie McCullough, M.S.W.
Tel: 01 8360314


Priest Delegate
The Priest Delegate assists in the management of the diocesan response to priests against whom complaints of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made.

Rev. Richard Shannon
Tel: 01 8360314


Priest Advisors
Priest Advisors provide support for priests against whom complaints of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made and can be contacted through the Priest Delegate.


Priest Support Co-ordinator
The Priest Support Co-ordinator  supervises and supports priests who are out of ministry due to child and vulnerable adult protection concerns or whose ministry is limited for other reasons.

Mr. Gerry Deegan
Tel: 01 8360314


Child Safeguarding and Protection Training and Development Co-ordinator
The Training and Development Co-ordinator is responsible for the implementation of child and vulnerable adult protection training and development throughout the diocese.

Mr. Garry Kehoe
Tel: 01 8360314


Garda Vetting Administrator
Clare Harwood
Direct Line: 01 8087593


Ms. Aileen Byrne and Ms. Geraldine Tierney
Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599


Diocesan Safeguarding Committee
The Committee is made up of priests, religious and lay people from parishes and diocesan agencies.  It is developing and enhancing the work that is being done in the diocese to ensure the safety and protection from harm of children and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities.  It is not involved in the management of individual cases.

The Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee is Aidan Browne and he can be contacted through the offices of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.  Tel: 01 8360314.


Child Safeguarding and Protection Advisory Panel
The Child Safeguarding and Protection Advisory Panel is made up of members with expertise in a variety of fields relevant to its work. It advises the Archbishop on the management of priests against whom allegations of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made.


If you have a concern about child abuse
All concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in a church context or any complaint about the abuse of a child or vulnerable adult in the past should be reported to:

Andrew Fagan or Julie McCullough,
Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599.
Email: or

If you believe a child or vulnerable adult to be at imminent risk of harm you should immediately contact Tusla, Child and Family Agency (for children), the HSE (for vulnerable adults) or, if outside of office hours, An Garda Síochana.


Communications Office

The communications office provides communications support and advice to parishes and agencies on media queries, internal communications and promotions.  The office manages the diocesan web-based communications and social networks and processes all local, national and internal media queries.

Communications Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8360723 / Email:

Annette O Donnell

Office Administrator
Ellen Gentry


Office of the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Two pilgrimages travel to Lourdes each year from the Archdiocese:

The pilgrimage from 7th–12th September is one of the biggest events in the diocesan calendar and is lead by the Archbishop.  About 2,000 pilgrims travel from all over the Diocese.  Of these, 180 are sick pilgrims staying at the Accueil Notre Dame which is ‘a place of welcome’ close to the Grotto, with many of the facilities of a modern hospital.  Another 500 pilgrims are voluntary helpers, made up of nurses and doctors, female and male helpers, known as handmaids and brancardiers, and a team of chaplains.  A further 200 young people assist in the care of the sick pilgrims and mostly from secondary schools and colleges from around the Diocese.  The pilgrimage includes Parish Groups and individuals from every corner of the Diocese.

The Children’s Pilgrimage is a much smaller group, but a very important one, as it joins with thousands of other child pilgrims from all over the world each year from the Monday to the Saturday of Easter Week.  About forty children travel from Dublin assisted by the same number of helpers and a team of chaplains, doctors and nurses.

Enquiries can be made to the Administrative Secretary – Geraldine Hanley at:
The Pilgrimage Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Phone: 01 8376820/ 8087555
Fax: 01 8360720

Pilgrimage Director
Fr. Martin Noone
Phone: 01 808 7556 (office direct line with voicemail)
Mobile: 087 2430645

Pilgrimage Secretary
Fr. Gerard Tyrrell
Phone: 01 8087557 (office direct line with voicemail)
Mobile: 087 2860704