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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.



You are very welcome to our website


Our daily 10.00 AM mass from our church can be viewed here.


Service of Remembrance 19.11.2020 at 8pm


Returning to public celebration of Mass


Video Guide - Please click here


Dear Parishioners of Knocklyon, 


As the entire County Dublin will be placed on Level 5 of the Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan our church will have to remain closed   until Monday 30th of November, except for private prayer, weddings and funerals.  Attendance at wedding liturgies and funerals will be limited to 25.    The church will be open for private prayer every day from 8am to 6pm except for online private mass every morning from 9.45am- 10.30am.


The 10am mass every day will be available on the link on our Parish website as usual. So, we will encourage as many of you to continue to attend mass online.

The Parish office is open as normal and the contact details are available here. 


We pray for all who are sick in our Parish and we remember all who have died during the lockdown and the bereaved. Thank you for your understanding and for all your support at this difficult time.


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.



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


Parish Team

We are currently advertising for the post of Parish Sacristan. Please see our vacancies page for more details.




Upcoming Funerals at St. Colmcilles's Church

Funeral Mass of Jacinta Donnelly

Date & Time: Wednesday 25th November 11 am

Click to see this funeral mass


Latest News & Events

Adult Education 2020
Tuesday 27th October, 2020

Adult Education 2020

St Colmcille's Community School - Adult Education 2020
Online classes commence on 02 Nov 2020. 
Details on downloadable pdf.

Knocklyon News
Monday 23rd March, 2020

Knocklyon News

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to print and distribute the paper edition of the Knocklyon News. However, the magazine is available under the News Menu on this site. Go to Knocklyon News

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office
Tuesday 10th July, 2018

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office: Tel. 01 494 1204; Email: knocklyonparish@gmail.com Mon – Thursday: 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri. 9.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.



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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