Parish Mission Statement  St. Columba’s parish is a vibrant and welcoming community of faith, continuing to give practical witness to the Good News of Christ, through worship and reflection, and through Christian service to the community. 

Welcome to the website of the parish of St Columba, Iona Road, Dublin in the Glasnevin grouping  with the parishes of : Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin, Corpus Christi, Drumcondra, Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall Road East, Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
This website provides information of the Mass times and on parish activities.  It tells of the history of the parish since it was constituted in 1902 from Berkeley Road parish and of its parish church, St Columba’s, opened on 15 October 1905. 
Glasnevin Cemetery chapel serves as a chapel of ease for Sunday Mass.                                  Fr. Patrick Jones 

Contact the Parish Office at (01) 830 8257 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(The Office opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm)


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Dear Parishioners 

As you are aware, because of the  Covid-19 pandemic it is no longer possible to celebrate a public Mass in any church in Ireland, except a funeral Mass.

However, Mass is celebrated each weekday morning behind closed doors in Ballygall church by one of the priests from the Glasnevin Grouping.  Parishioners can participate in the Mass from home via the webcam at 10.00am from Ballygall (www.ballygallparish.ie)  and at 5.45pm from St. Alphonsus Monastery (www.rednuns.com).

For the benefit of parishioners who do not have access to the internet, RTÉ will air Mass every weekday on TV at 10.30am from St Eunan's and St Columba's Cathedral, Letterkenny, on RTÉ News Now. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (521), Virgin Media (200), Eir (517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, and the RTÉ News Now app.

At weekends, parishioners can follow Mass from their home on the webcam from Ballygall (www.ballygallparish.ie  on Saturday at 6.30pm, St. Alphonsus Monastery (www.rednuns.com) on Sunday at 9.30am and Iona Road (www.ionaroadparish.ie) on Sunday at 11.00am. Alternatively they can follow Mass on RTE radio or television. The Churches in the Glasnevin Grouping will remain open for private prayer from Monday-Saturday.

A special Holy Hour, including Eucharistic adoration, music and reflections, led by priests or lay ministers from the Glasnevin Grouping, will be broadcast each Wednesday evening from Ballygall church via the webcam (www.ballygallparish.ie)

The churches in the Glasnevin Grouping will remain open for private prayer throughout the day form Monday-Saturday, and on Sunday afternoons.  Even if we cannot gather together for prayer, we can feel in union with one another while praying the Angelus each day at 12 noon or 6pm and the Rosary at 3pm.

St Columba Church parish office and sacristy are now closed to the public.  However, the parish office can be contacted during normal office hours (or in an emergency) by telephone (01/8308257) or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

At this time of national and global crisis let us ask God to bless and comfort all those who are sick, anxious or alone, and to protect the health care workers on whose efforts we all depend.  St. Columba , pray for us.

Fr. Richard Sheehy and Fr. Paddy Jones.

Helpful contact is our community Garda Paddy Dunne 083 8182230