Around the Districts: Shankill

Pictured at the Scoil Mhuire Shankill Cross Country Invitational were school Principal and organiser of the event Brian Coleman with Brody Salmon, who was joint 3rd in the 4th class boys race, and his teacer Ellie MacNamara.

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St James’ COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday–Pentecost: 11am–Morning Praise Service. Further information from the Church website.

Rathmichael COI Parish

Worship Services for this Sunday–Pentecost: 8.30am–Holy Communion; 11am Pentecost Holy Communion; 7pm Holy Communion.

Coffee and Cake: Coffee and cake takes place every Saturday morning from 11am to 12noon and is a lovely way to keep in touch with friends and parishioners. If you are passing by Rathmichael church on a Saturday morning–please drop in–we would love to see you.

Shankill Bible Church

Shankill Bible Church, Glenmaris, Eaton Wood Grove–Sunday Worship: 9.30am–Sunday School (3 to 12 years): 10am–Sunday Service. For further information see for further information.

St. Anne’s Parish

St. Anne’s Parish Website: The parish website is

St. Anne’s Parish Office: The Parish Office located in St. Anne’s Resource Centre is open between 9am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday email: or call 01-282 2277/ 01-282 2704.

Bookings for Baptisms: Bookings for Baptisms are now being accepted. Please call the Parish Office on 01-2822704 or 01-2822277 for more information.

Available from St. Anne’s Resource Centre: Available to purchase in St. Anne’s Resource Centre are Mass Cards, Prayer Booklets, Rosary Beads and Baptism Candles.

Masses: Weekday Masses are celebrated Monday to Friday at 10am, and on Saturday at 10am and 5pm (Vigil). Sunday Masses are celebrated at 10am, 12pm, and 6pm. On Holy Days of Obligation the Vigil Mass is celebrated at 7.30pm the previous evening and on the Holy Day at 10am,12Noon, and 7.30pm. All Masses are available online through the link “Watch Us Live”. St. Anne’s Church is open for private prayer. Church visitors should wear a face covering, observe social distancing, and use the hand sanitizer provided.

Mass Time Change: The Saturday evening Vigil Mass is now celebrated at the earlier time of 5pm. We are looking for musicians and singers for this 5pm Mass. If you are interested please leave your details with the Parish Office in person, or by calling 01-2822277.

Parish Services on Webcam: All are welcome to view our services on the parish webcam

Family Offering: If you would like to contribute to the Family Offering, please contact the Parish office in St. Anne’s Resource Centre to arrange a Box of Envelopes. It is also possible to contribute through the donate button on the parish website.

Bethany Bereavement Ministry: We have a drop in service at St. Anne’s Resource Centre on the First Friday of each month at 10.30am. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary ministry and their counsellors are trained to listen and to help those bereaved and grieving. The service is free to all adults over 18 years. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak with a member of the Bethany Bereavement Ministry team, please contact 01-282 2277. This is a FREE listening service provided by trained volunteers in the community. Bethany offers a safe and confidential environment for listening and sharing with others who understand in Anne’s Resource Centre, Shankill.

Lectio Divina Prayer Group: The Lectio Divina Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning after 10am Mass, in St. Anne’s Resource Centre. All are welcome!

Shankill Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: If you wish to donate at any stage, you may do so by leaving a donation into St. Anne’s Resource Centre or using the QR code by scanning to your smart phone or I phone using the QR App. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 087-6962785. All calls are treated in strict confidence.

Sacraments in 2024 for Older Children: We are making arrangements in the parish for catechesis classes in preparation for the sacraments in 2024. If you would like your child to receive the Sacraments in 2024, please contact us before Wednesday May 31st. We especially need to make contact with parents of children who are: Not yet baptised, or Attending a school outside Shankill, or Will begin in September in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th class and have not yet made their First Holy Communion. If your child is already baptised and will be in either 2nd or 6th Class from September in St. Anne’s / Scoil Mhuire / Rathmichael School, you will receive a registration form through the school there is no need to contact us.

Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: The Parish Pilgrimage to the Knock Shrine will take place this Saturday, the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles. The trip will cost €25 per person, and there will be a stop on the journey down for tea and scones. Call the Parish Office on 01-2822704 to book a place.

Pallottine Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from Thursday July 27th to Monday July 31st. The cost of the trip, with Marian Pilgrimages, is €695 per person sharing. To book, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 and then once you have booked, call the Parish Office on 01-2822277 to let us know you are travelling with the group.

Children’s Liturgy: The Children’s Liturgy has resumed and will be held during 10am Mass every Sunday. The liturgy is prepared for children of primary school age (Junior Infants upwards), but of course all are welcome. Each week, children (accompanied by a parent/guardian) will be invited to gather at the left side entrance inside the church shortly after the start of Mass. They will go together to the Parish Centre in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, and will rejoin Mass in the church for the Offertory.

Cemetery Sunday: This year’s annual Remembrance Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sunday at 3pm. We are looking for Stewards to help on the day. If you are available please contact the Parish Office, either in person, or call 01-2822704. The location of the Altar has moved to a new area, near to the railway bridge. To get to the Altar, turn left at the cemetery gates and continue straight ahead. We are appealing for people to take public transport to the cemetery, and we ask those who live locally and who don’t need a car for transport to walk to the cemetery please. A collection will be taken up on the day to fund the sound system for the Cemetery Mass. We ask you to give generously please. There is also an option to donate online through the donate button on

The Secret Choir: The Secret Choir is appealing for musicians and new members. The choir sings at 6pm Mass every second Sunday. If you are interested in joining, please speak to Ger Fitzachary after one of these Masses.

Support Network: A support network for separated, divorced and re-married people has been set up by the St. Anne’s Parish community and is open to people of all faiths and none. All are welcome! Text: 087-3814213 or email: All communications are guaranteed to be completely confidential.

Change to the proposed Parish Picnic: Please note that the Parish Picnic will not be taking place on Sunday June 11th as previously announced. A new date will be announced in due course.

Blessing for Exam Students: All students sitting exams are invited to attend any Mass on Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th to receive a blessing.

Save the Date: We are delighted to announce that on Saturday June 10th St. Anne’s Church will be welcoming the Cabinteely Gospel Choir to sing at the 5pm Vigil Mass. All are welcome.

Ballybrack-Killiney Parish: Usual Mass Times: Sts Alphonsus & Columba church, Church Avenue, Ballybrack: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 10am; Church of the Apostles,Willlow Vale, Ballybrack: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am, and Sundays at 12pm; Church of St. Stephen, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney: Saturdays at 6pm.

St. Brigid’s Parish, Cabinteely: Weekday Masses are celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Cabinteely on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am, No Mass on Wednesday. On Bank Holidays Mass is celebrated at 11am. At weekends the Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5.30pm (Saturday). Sunday Mass times are 10am and 12.30pm. Lourdes Associate: There will be an opportunity this weekend after each mass on Saturday and Sunday to become a Lourdes Associate. This is an opportunity that helps to part fund Sick pilgrims going to Lourdes. You can make a donation and put your name on a list which will be placed in the shrine at Lourdes during the Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday June 3rd from 1pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross & a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is Archbishop Eamon Martin. A bus will leave from Dublin. Book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Call Loirín on 087–241 2611.

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dalkey: Masses: On Sundays at 8.45am, 10.15am (Family Mass), 12pm. Vigil Mass is on Saturday 6pm at (Taizé/Gospel Choir); Daily Mass: 10am.The Rosary: The Rosary is said after 10am Mass on weekdays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Takes place on Mondays, except on public holidays when exposition takes place on Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm. ‘Renew Our Hearts’: You are invited to join us on Saturday June 3rd after the 6pm Taize Mass for tea & coffee followed by a time of prayer to ask for the presence, strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit. All are welcome. Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love

Our Lady of Good Counsel–Johnstown/Killiney Parish: Ordinary Weekday Mass Times: 10am; Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm; Sunday: 10am and 11.30am. Parish Pilgrimage: Johnstown Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday June 24th. The bus will leave the church car park at 8am. Spiritual Director is Fr. Peadar Murney. Cost €55 per person. Evening Meal Included. Bookings can be made at the Parish Office call 01 2351416.

Our Lady of Victories Sallynoggin Parish: Mass Times: Monday: 9am and 6.30pm; Tuesday to Saturday: 9am only; Sunday: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 5pm. Confessions: These are heard on Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire: Mass Times: Monday to Friday: 10am; Saturday:10am and 6pm Vigil Mass; Sunday: 9am, 10am (Irish Mass), 11.30am, and 1pm.

Shankill Library

Opening hours are 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, open on alternate Fridays and Saturdays the library will be closed this Friday but open this Saturday. Computer use is available. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website. The library can be contacted at 01-2823081 or by email at: Book borrowers can renew their books on-line at any time.

Rathmichael Historical Society

The Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill and the surrounding area, is always interested in new members and offers three levels of membership Individual (€25), Family (€30) and Student (€5). The simplest way to join the Society is via its web page:; send a cheque to the Honorary Treasurer, Rathmichael Historical Society, Gort na nÉan, Dublin Road, Shankill, Dublin 18; Please include your name, address and email;

Members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society are asked to note that the following events will take place in the week ahead: tomorrow (Thursday) Cora McDonagh will present ‘For the Gratification of the Public and the Promotion of the Fine Arts: Old Masters Exhibitions in 19th century Dublin’ at 8pm to the Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Members free / visitors €4–Swan Car Park Evening Rate is €3 from 5 p.m. to Midnight; next Tuesday night Cormac Moore will present a lecture ‘An Overview of 1923’ at 6.30pm in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin. Admission is free but as places are limited booking is required via:; next Wednesday Gerry Foley will present ‘Balscannan, past and present’ at 8pm to the Balbriggan & District Historical Society in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. All are welcome–admission is €5 for non-members.

First Saturday Book Sale

The June First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association will take place on Saturday June 3rd in the Shankill Day Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10am to 1pm and all are welcome to attend. This will be an excellent opportunity to obtain some first class reading material for during the Summer. Donations of books, which must be in a clean and good condition appreciated.

Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement

The May monthly meeting will be held at 2 pm this Friday in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street. New members are welcome.

Voices of Bray Community Choir

The choir are holding a 10th anniversary Concert on June 8th, June 9th and June 10th in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. All proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s Dementia Care in Shankill. Tickets are €20. Available from the Mermaid Box Office Phone 01-2724030 or online at