Welcome to the Church of St. Columba

Iona Road Parish

Parish Mission Statement

Welcome to the website of the parish of St Columba, Iona Road, Dublin.  The parish of St. Columba, Iona Road is part of the Glasnevin Partnership of Parishes 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.

Thank you for your contribution to the parish FAMILY OFFERING collection,
which is received in weekly envelopes.
An average weekly total of €503.00 is also contributed by Standing Orders.
A Tap and Go machine at the back of the church facilitates parishioners and visitors who wish to contribute to the First and Second collections.
Contributions to the parish can also be made through the ‘Donate’ button on the parish website: www.ionaroadparish.ie




Have you ever wanted to know more about your faith? Are you looking for a course that can help you grow in your ministry?
Pathways is an Adult Faith formation programme run by the Archdiocese aimed at all adults, members of PPCs and those in parish ministry.
It is a 2 year course running on Thursday evenings from September to May (excluding holidays) from 7pm-9.30pm in DCU, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
The course is has a number of modules including input on Images of God, Discipleship, Scripture, Liturgy, Church, Vatican II, Sacraments and Parish.
The Second Year has a more intentional focus on Ministry.
Each evening includes a presentation on the topic as well as small group sharing and discussion and there is no written work or assessments.
The cost is €400 per year (Some parishes may help to cover some of the cost or you can contact us to discuss the possibility of a bursary)
For more details, and to complete the online application form, please visit www.missionministry.ie/pathways or email peter.siney@dublindiocese.ie.

Mission & Ministry Matters

The June 2024 issue of Mission & Ministry Matters can now be found at https://www.missionministry.ie/e-zine/.

From the LitMus Office at Mission & Ministry

pat.odonoghue@dublindiocese.ie – 01 8087554 – www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie

Holy Communion for those with Coeliac Disease: We often hear from people who, due to a severe gluten intolerance, can only receive Holy Communion by partaking of a chalice in which no particle of a host has been dipped. Some are deeply appreciative that Holy Communion is offered in this way at nearly every parish Mass. (See GIRM [#85, #281]). Others, however, are continually disappointed that nothing is done to facilitate the possibility of their receiving Holy Communion in this way in their parishes. Let us work for an inclusive liturgy by having clear signs, announcements and prepared sacristans and ministers of holy communion to enable people, who seek this service, to receive as seamlessly as possible. For those who can receive special often-called gluten free hosts it might be best for the priest to have a small table beside him with a ciborium for distribution of holy communion in this way. It is important that those who come forward to receive communion from a priest or minister are not asked to serve themselves. Communication is key as we also keep in mind visitors for weddings and funerals who may not know the parish routine and might be too shy to ask.

Year of Prayer 2024: Details of the five prayer services are now at www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie under latest news.

Ezine: Please see the Mission & Ministry Ezine at https://www.missionministry.ie/e-zine/ for more news from the LitMus Office.


The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.



If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, consider using Aware’s phone-in and Zoom support and self-care groups, support line or support mail. For more information, visit www.aware.ie.


Church Shop Open
The Church card and gift shop is open every Sunday morning.  It is a cash-based system.   Lots of lovely cards and small gifts available.



Please Note from February 2023 the parish office will not be open to the public on Tuesdays.



Please note that the Dublin Diocesan Offices are no longer located at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe. Below are the new addresses of the various offices. There may be some delays in the receipt of postal items due to the changes of address. Email and telephone contact information can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/archdiocese-overview/diocesan-offices/.

Education Secretariat and Lourdes Pilgrimage Office
51 Home Farm Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 W5W4

Chancellery, Office for Clergy and Office for Religious & Extern Priests
Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 H4C2

Dublin Diocesan Archives
204-206 Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, D03 PD86

Dublin Metropolitan Tribunal
14A Berkeley Street, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Mission & Ministry and Liturgical Resource Centre
St Paul’s Church, 19 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 KX66

Moderator, Finance, Child Safeguarding and all other offices
Dublin Diocesan Offices, 20-23 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XK85

St. Columba

Sunday – 11am

Our Lady of Victories

Daily Mass 10:00am

Our Lady of Dolours

Daily Mass 11:00am
12pm on Sunday


Daily Mass – 10:00am

Redemptoristine Nuns

Daily Mass 17:45
9.30am on Saturday

Please click on image to view Webcam for this service. Mass times may vary.