Welcome to Our Lady of Dolours

Part of the Glasnevin grouping of Parishes

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to the website of the parish of Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin. Established in 1881, with the current church being built in 1972, the parish is part of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes with the parishes of: Corpus Christi, Drumcondra, St Columba, Iona Road, Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall, Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Our beautiful church is situated beside the Tolka River at the junction of Glasnevin Hill and Botanic Avenue.


We are the People of God, called together to participate fully in building the Kingdom of God here in Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Glasnevin.

Confident in God’s love, we aim to live out this love by:

* Welcoming each and every one to our Parish and fostering a sense of belonging.

* Praying and working together, guided by the Holy Spirit, to draw others to Jesus   Christ.

* Striving to meet the needs of the people we serve through listening and open communication.

* Respecting diversity and developing the talents of all to respond to the needs of this community.


Registered Charity number 20016166

Our Lady of Dolours

Weekday Mass 10:00am (excl Thurs)
11am on Sunday

St. Columba

Weekday Mass 10.30am (excl. Tues)
Sunday – 11am

Corpus Christi

Weekday Mass 10am
(Tue, Thur & Fri)
Sunday – 10am


Weekday Mass – 10am
Sunday – 10am

Our Lady of Victories

Weekday Mass 10am
(excl Friday)
Sunday – 10am

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

Please note that at present the Sunday 9.30am Mass (as Gaeilge) and the Sunday evening Mass at 6.30pm are suspended. Sunday and weekday Masses currently take place without in-person attendance. They are transmitted live via webcam and are recorded for later viewing.

Sunday Morning Mass available by webcam

Our Lady of Dolour’s webcam @ 11.00am (www.glasnevinparish.ie)
Corpus Christi webcam@ 10.00am (www.corpuschristidrumcondra.ie)
Our Lady of Victories webcam @ 10.00am (www.olv.ie)
Our Mother of Divine Grace webcam @ 10.00am (www.ballygallparish.ie)
Iona Rd. webcam @ 11.00am (www.ionaroadparish.ie)
Monastery of St Alphonsus webcam  @ 9.30am (www.rednuns.com)

Saturday Vigil

St Columba, Iona Rd. @ 6.00pm (www.ionaroadparish.ie)
Our Mother of Divine Grace Ballygall @ 6.30pm  (www.ballygallparish.ie)

Weekday Mass available by webcam

At 10.00am from Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin (except Thursday)
At 10.00am from Corpus Christi (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
At 10.00am from Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall (except Wednesday)
At 10.00am from Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road (except Friday)
At 10.30am from St. Columba, Iona Road, Ballymun Road (except Tuesday)
At 5.45pm from The Monastery of St. Alphonsus and (9.30am Saturday morning)

The church remains open 7 days a week for private prayer from about 11.00am-5.00pm. The Parish Centre beneath the church is currently closed for all activities.

During the current restrictions, both the Parish Office and Sacristy are closed to access for parishioners, who can nevertheless continue to contact either facility by phone or email.

There will be a Zoom meeting to read and discuss the readings for the following Sunday’s Mass. This will take place each Friday during Lent at 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to join should email the parish office.

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People

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Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.’