Dalkey Parish

Parish Groups

We thank all who work tirelessly in these groups. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in establishing a new group or finding out more about joining a group, please contact the parish office or a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.

The Parish Pastoral Council is directly elected from the Parish community. Our Mission: To enable the people of our Parish to engage with one another, to share their gifts and to live out the values of Christ in everyday living.

Fr Paddy Devitt is the President, Fr Declan Gallagher is a member. Elizabeth Hogan is Chairperson, Margaret More O’Ferrall  is Secretary, Brendan Flood, Valerie Hand, Gerardine Parkinson, Joseph Collins, Norman Dingle, Michael Lane, Amy Luttrell, Gerry O’Brien, Valerie O’Rourke, Padraig de Paor make up the rest of the Council.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir sings at the 11.15 Mass on Sundays, and practises on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. at the organ gallery. New members, male and female, are always welcome.

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Altar Servers

Mary Frewen through the Parish Office or Sacristy.

Altar Servers are an important part of Church services. New Servers are always welcome.

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Altar Society

For more informaton contact Terry McGeer or the Parish Office.

This group of volunteers performs the vital role of keeping the church clean and tidy. A roster of helpers is displayed in the Sacristy porch. The members meet on the first Friday of each month in the room opposite the Sacristy after the 10.00 a.m. Mass.

New members are always welcome. Just turn up on the first Friday.

 

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Baptism Team

Helps parents prepare for the Baptism of their child. This team is led by Sr Stella who can be contacted through the Parish office.

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Bethany Bereavement Support

The group provides support to those who have been bereaved. If you feel in need of support, please telephone (085) 713 17 09, leave a message and a member will contact you in strict confidence. The group may be contacted by email at bethany@dalkeyparish.org

At 10.30 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month a member will be available in Our Lady’s Hall – all are most welcome.

 

 

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Dalkey Parish Outreach

Dalkey parish Outreach project was a Parish council initiative in 1999 to mark the millennium by supporting education and development in developing countries. The principal fundraising activity is a monthly coffee morning, held with the welcome support of the parish in Our Lady’s Hall. Until June ’09 all donations received were divided equally between Teresina, Brazil and Kitui Kenya. Since Sept 09 however, we have been sending the total proceeds of the coffee morning to Kitui mainly because of the

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Family Mass Group

The family Mass group organises younger parishioners for choir, drama participation at the Sunday 10am mass.

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Floral Arranging

The group arranges the flowers on the church altars every week, and for special feasts and weddings. New recruits are always welcome to assist with the work. If you have some creative ability and could spare a couple of hours on some Friday mornings, please leave your name and contact number with the Parish Office or Sacristy.

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Funeral team

The main role of the Funeral team is to represent the parish faith community at each funeral and be available to assist the officiating priest and the bereaved family in whatever way possible.

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Liturgy Group

For more information contact Lillian Hall and the Parish Office.

The main function of this group is to plan and co-ordinate our parish liturgies and create an atmosphere that promotes the active participation of our faith community.

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Meals on Wheels

Call to No. 11, Kilbegnet Close, or phone (01) 285 78 63.

Dalkey Meals On Wheels provides hot lunches for up to 100 people in their own homes every day in the Dalkey/Glasthule/Glenageary area. The meals are cooked at the organisation’s base in Kilbegnet Close (beside the church) by a rota of volunteer cooks and delivered by volunteer drivers.

More volunteers are needed to maintain this essential and valued service, which is supported by the Health Service Executive. If you

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Ministers of the Eucharist

The Ministers assist the clergy in bringing the Eucharist to the parishioners in church or at home. A rota is displayed in the Sacristy porch. If you would like to assist, please leave your name with the Parish Office.

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Ministers of the Word (readers)

For more information contact Lillian Hall and the Parish Office.

Proclaim the Word of God at all Masses.

 

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Parish Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee is an advisory committee assisting the Parish in administering parish finances and properties. A broad overall objective is to ensure that adequate funding and facilities are available to meet parish pastoral needs.

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Parish Pastoral Council 2014

Our Mission: To enable the people of our Parish to engage with one another, to share their gifts and to live out the values of Christ in everyday living.Peter Mooney Jackie Nelson (Chair), Margaret More O’Ferrall (Secretary), Pat Keogh (Vice-Chair), Francis Donnelly, Dermot Duffy, Fred Duijn, Brendan Flood, Valerie Hand, Elisabeth Hogan, Ger Parkinson, Anne Phelan, Ciara Ryan, Fr Declan Gallagher and Fr. Paddy Devitt.

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Parish Pastoral Council 2016

 

Elizabeth Hogan (Chairman), Margaret More O’Ferrall (Secretary), Gerardine Parkinson, Brendan Flood, Valerie Hand, Joseph Collins, Norman Dingle, Michael Lane, Amy Luttrell, Gerry O’Brien, Valerie O’Rourke, Padraig de Paor, Fr. Declan Gallagher, Fr. Paddy Devitt.

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St.Begnet Players

This String Quartet play at the 12.30 Mass on Sunday.

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Taize Choir

The Taize choir sings at 7.30pm Mass on Sundays.

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Accident & Emergency Services

7 day 24 hour emergency services are available at Loughlinstown Hospital, or at St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Emergency ambulance services operate out of a different site at Loughlinstown. Telephone 999 or 112, state the service you require, (Ambulance, Fire, Gardaí), your name and location, and the operator will connect you.

Limited A & E services are available at St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.11.00 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.

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Accord

The organisation may be contacted at: 01 505 3112 or at: admin@accord.ie

Further information is available from their website: www.accord.ie

Accord is a voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships.

Accord provides a marriage and relationship counselling service as well as marriage preparation programmes for couples of all denominations.

 

 

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Cenacle Sisters

The sisters may be contaced on (01) 284 01 75 or cenacledublin@eircom.net

The sisters work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for people of our time. The centre is located at 3, Churchview, Killiney, where programmes of counselling and retreats are conducted.

 

 

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Cuala G.A.A. Club

The office is manned on weekdays from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Tel: (01) 235 07 17 E mail: webmaster@cualagaa.ie

Clubhouse and Social Centre: evenings from 8.00 p.m. Tel (01) 285 07 83

The Cuala Hurling, Camogie, and Football Club has its playing facilities and club house at Hyde Park, Dalkey.

 

 

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Dalkey Active Retirement Association (D.A.R.A.)

The Dalkey Active Retirement Association has over 500 members. Membership is open to people who are over 55 years old, and who live in the general area of Dalkey.

The aims of the Association are :

  • to provide a focal point for active retired people to meet and engage in educational, cultural, sporting, and social activities;
  • to promote a spirit of self help and independence;
  • to encourage members to use their energy, talents, skills and experience to benefit each other
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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Contact: Tel (01) 285 83 66

Email: info@dalkeycastle.com
Website: www.dalkeycastle.com

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is a visitor attraction based around the Fortified Town House/Castle. Guided Tours are conducted to include a Living History Live Performance all year round, every half hour (hourly for pre-booked larger groups) with seasonal variations. Closed on Tuesdays in 2010. The venue is available to rent for Art Exhibitions and appropriate functions.

The Centre has specialised Summer, Christmas and National Schools Programmes.

Opening Times:  May

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Dalkey Health Centre

Contact number (01) 285 92 91

The health centre operated by the HSE is located in Kilbegnet close( behind the Church). It includes a residential care unit and a day care unit. Neither is open to the public on a walk in basis. Entry to the residential care unit is through the public health nursing service. The day care until provides nursing support services and entry to the unit is by referral through a GP or a hospital. The day

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Dalkey Players

If interested in joining the group, they may be contacted at dalkeyplayers@hotmail.com

Dalkey Players are an amateur dramatic society which puts on plays in the Dalkey area.

They are always on the lookout for new members, where it be to take part in acting or assisting with stage production. Further information about the group is available on their website, www.dalkeyplayers.ie

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Dalkey Town Hall

To book contact Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre at 285 8366 or info@dalkeycastle.com Dalkey Town Hall is right in the heart of Dalkey. It is accessed through the Castle building which forms part of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. It is owned by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and managed locally by Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on behalf of the County Council.

The hall has a stage measuring 20 feet by 15 feet and has seating for 220 patrons.

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Dalkey United AFC

The club may be contacted on info@dalkeyunited.ie

Dalkey United Association Football Club has its playing field and clubhouse at Hyde Park, Dalkey. More information is available from the website www.dalkeyunited.ie

 

 

 

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General Practitioners

Dr. Helen Cronin, 1 Mount Pleasant, Sandycove Road, (01) 285 10 35

Dr. Elizabeth Daly, 30, Sandycove Road, Sandycove, (01) 280 19 40

Dr. Louis Lavelle, 4a, St. Patrick’s Road, Dalkey, (01) 285 66 00

Dr. Deirdre O’Gorman, 4a, St. Patrick’s Road, Dalkey, (01) 285 66 00

Dr. Niall Webb, 1 Mount Pleasant, Sandycove Road, (01) 280 54 60

 

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Pharmacies

Dalkey Pharmacy: 3, Railway Road, Dalkey. Telephone (01) 285 94 33
E mail: health@dalkeypharmacy.ie
Open Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Saturday 9.30.a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed daily at lunch time 1.00 to 2.00 p.m.

Kerins Pharmacy, 32 Castle Street, Dalkey. Telephone (01) 285 96 44
Open Monday – Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Maxwell Pharmacy, 28 Castle Street, Dalkey. Telephone (01) 285 98 33
Open Weekdays: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.Saturdays: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Scouts

Key contact: Group Leader Martin Ellard at 0872262317 or website dalkeyscouts.ie to contact them there and download application forms.

The 17th Dalkey Scout Group has been in existence in the Parish since 1927. They meet in their own Scout Den which is situated at the top of St Begnets Villas in Dalkey. They have five age groups, Beavers 6-9 years, Cubs 9-12 years, Scouts 12-15 years, Ventures 15-18 years, and Rovers 18-21 years. All sections are mixed.

Beavers meet Mondays

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Simon Community

The Dublin Simon Community is an organisation set up to combat homelessness.

It began by serving soup and sandwiches to homeless people, and has since expanded into providing temporary accommodation, health and social services for the homeless.

The Community welcomes financial support to maintain its services. The fundraising group can be contacted at: 01 671 5551 or at: fundraising@dubsimon.ie

More information is available on their website: www.dubsimon.ie

 

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The SVP can be contacted by letter or by telephone through the Head Office at SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1, telephone (01) 855 00 22 from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Contact can be made locally by letter through the Parish Office or the collection boxes.

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St. Patrick’s Dramatic Society

St. Patrick’s Dramatic society was founded in 1961 by a small group of drama enthusiasts from St Patrick’s Church in Dalkey. Productions are staged every spring and autumn, and the society partakes in amateur dramatic competitions. They were All Ireland winners of the One Act Festival Circuit in 1996 and 2002. Further information is available on their website www.stpatsdramsoc.com and it includes a page for prospective new members to join, just click on “join us”.

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Sue Ryder Foundation

Tel: (057) 873 10 71

The Charity was established in 1953 in the UK with the creation of the first nursing home. Sue Ryder is a growing organising with a reputation for excellence in older persons housing. The Sue Ryder Homes in Ireland provide sheltered housing for the elderly and those who have found themselves in difficult circumstances in society.

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Parish Pastoral Council 2014

Our Mission: To enable the people of our Parish to engage with one another, to share their gifts and to live out the values of Christ in everyday living.Peter Mooney Jackie Nelson (Chair), Margaret More O’Ferrall (Secretary), Pat Keogh (Vice-Chair), Francis Donnelly, Dermot Duffy, Fred Duijn, Brendan Flood, Valerie Hand, Elisabeth Hogan, Ger Parkinson, Anne Phelan, Ciara Ryan, Fr Declan Gallagher and Fr. Paddy Devitt.

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Parish Pastoral Council 2016

 

Elizabeth Hogan (Chairman), Margaret More O’Ferrall (Secretary), Gerardine Parkinson, Brendan Flood, Valerie Hand, Joseph Collins, Norman Dingle, Michael Lane, Amy Luttrell, Gerry O’Brien, Valerie O’Rourke, Padraig de Paor, Fr. Declan Gallagher, Fr. Paddy Devitt.

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