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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.


You are very welcome to our website


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


Returning to public celebration of Mass


Video Guide - Please click here


Dear Parishioners of Knocklyon, 


  1. Mass in the church resumes at 10am on Monday June 29th. So, from Monday 29th of June mass will be celebrated at 10am in the church. And this will be our weekday schedule for mass - Monday to Saturday 10am mass only. For the present there will be no evening mass during the week. Over the weekend - beginning with Saturday the 4th of July we will have a 7pm evening mass, and on Sundays beginning with the 5th of July we will have two masses: 10am and 12 noon.

  2. The Church can hold 50 at any one time so please consider a weekday to come to mass.

  3. Please note that the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and holidays is dispensed during this time.

  4. 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.

  5. Do your best not to block the doors entering and leaving the church.

  6. Do your best to respect physical distancing. Please keep a safe distance (2 metres) from one another when, entering the church, sitting, approaching holy communion, and leaving the church. Two meters equals to 4 empty seats, between households there has to be at least 4 empty seats in the church.

  7. Please use the hand sanitisers available on entry and exiting the church.

  8. Please be patient and respect the stewards on duty.

  9. Please follow floor and seat markings.

  10. There is no physical Sign of Peace until further notice.

  11. Communion will ONLY be given on the hand.

  12. Please leave patiently and promptly after Mass.

  13. Try to keep the lighting of candles at shrines to private visits to your Church when it is open at times other than for Mass. Remember that hand sanitiser can be flammable, so ensure your hands are completely dry before lighting candles.

  14. In the interest of physical distancing there will be no choir. Music will be provided by a single cantor and a single accompanist.

  15. To minimize physical contact with furniture we encourage you to either sit or stand during the celebration of Mass and avoid kneeling down for the time being.

  16. Please make your donations to the collection on your way into the church or alternatively use the Donate button above.

  17. The Parish office is open as normal.

  18. We have committees in place, and we are planning to accomplish this return to church and comply with all the regulations with regard to public health and safety.

  19. The sacristy is closed to the public and the toilet also is temporarily closed.


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 contact 0818176176


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



Welcome, and thank you for visiting our parish website. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community. Our website is a great way to keep up-to-date on the events in our parish. We hope that it serves as a resource for parishioners and visitors alike. We welcome your feedback and participation.


Mass Times

(currently suspended)

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am & 7:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 am, 10.00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, & 7:00 pm
Bank Holidays: 10.00 am



Confessions: Saturday: 10.30 am | 6.45 pm (or on request)





Upcoming Funerals at St. Colmcilles's Church

Funeral Mass of Philomena Renwick

Date & Time: 11am

Click to see this funeral mass


Latest News & Events

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

Baptism Dates 2020
Saturday 15th February, 2020

Baptism Dates 2020

February            08 / 15
March                07 / 14
April                  18
May                   16 / 23
June                  13 / 20
July                   11 / 18
August               08 / 15
September         12 / 19
October             10 / 17
November          14 / 21
December          12 / 19
Contact Parish Office 01 494 1204 for bookings

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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