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Welcome to the Knocklyon Parish Website

The Parish was constituted on the 1st October 1974. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.

Iona Pastrol Centre

The Iona Centre is the pastoral centre of the parish. The official opening ceremony took place in June 2000, presided over by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.

St. Colmcille Church

The Parish was constituted on the 1st October 1974. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.



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Dial this phone number to hear direct church sound:

01 699 4200



Daily 10am Mass from our church can be viewed here



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Carmelites announce decision to leave Knocklyon

As many of you know, the Council of the Carmelites in Ireland have informed the parish of their intention to return the care of the parish to the Archdiocese of Dublin from the 30th January 2022. In light of the depth of feelings generated throughout the parish as a consequence of this decision, the Parish Pastoral Council decided to petition the Council of the Carmelites, requesting that they reverse their decision and continue to maintain their presence in the parish.


Updated 31st July 2021

The Parish Pastoral Council has received a response from the Prior Provincial informing the parish that the decision to return the care of the parish to the Archdiocese from the 30th January 2022 remains unchanged. A notice was read at all masses over the weekend of the 31st July / 1st August. This notice together with the correspondence between the PPC and the Prior Provincial.


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Knocklyon News - Online Edition





If you are feeling isolated or lonely, perhaps because of Level 5 restrictions or bereavement, and would like to simply have a conversation with someone, you are invited to give your name and phone number to the presbytery/parish office. A volunteer from the parish, who is trained and experienced in spiritual accompaniment and bereavement support, will then phone you for a chat.

You can leave your details (name & phone number) by phoning the parish office or by emailing knocklyonparish@gmail.com.

These numbers are also on the parish website, www.knocklyonparish.ie



COVID-19 Support Lines for Older People


ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


Senior Line

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning Senior Line.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91


YCD Connected Group


The Young Church Dublin have started a connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) to gather online. We meet every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm. We will have  time of catch up, reflection on Scripture, chat in small discussion groups and  enjoy time in prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. If you would like to  join us email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie


Teen Hope Online


We are launching Teen Hope Online. Teen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time.  For more information email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie




St Vincent De Paul monthly collection, Please press Donate  Button or contact 0818176176


Please advise them you want to donate to St Colmcille's Parish Knocklyon. Thank you.





Upcoming Funerals at St. Colmcilles's Church

Funeral Mass of Lily McGinn

Date & Time: Friday 7th January, 11 a.m.

Click to see this funeral mass


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More Information about Knocklyon

Knocklyon Parish Schools

You can find all the details about the schools in our parish and their full details here. St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's Community School & Gealscoil Chnoc Liamhna

Iona Pastrol Centre

The Iona Centre is the pastoral centre of the parish. The main purpose of the Centre is to accommodate the meetings and workings of the numerous parish committee and groups, to facilitate appropriate courses/programmes to meet the needs in the area, and to rent out accommodation for external conferences and seminars.

About our Parish

Review the list of Knocklyon Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group, club or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

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