Services in St. Matthew’s Irishtown
Every Sunday at 10.30am.

Parish Communion is usually on 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We have a Service for all
the Family on the first Sunday of each month, frequently devised and presented by our young
members. On 3rd Sunday we normally read the Office of Morning Prayer. This cycle is open to
change to accommodate Baptisms or other special occasions. The Sandymount Gospel Choir
regularly joins us too.

We plan to start a Sunday Club for young people in the Spring. They will withdraw for part
of the Service; at Parish Communion Sundays they will also return to share in the distribution
at the Communion.


The United Select Vestry of Irishtown & Donnybrook:
Jonathan Bell (Hon. Treasurer), Robbie Hamilton (Glebewarden), Miriam Hollowed (People’s Warden), Gordon Kelley (Hon. Secretary), Shirley Meadows, Gladys Raethorne, Geraldine Wallace, John Wallace, Claire Wheeler, Karen Woods.

Our School…

St. Matthew’s is our Parish National (Primary) School:

It is situated about 250m from the Church. It is of course the best school in Dublin! Our Patron
is the Archbishop of Dublin, and the School is managed by a representative Board of Management,
chaired by the Vicar, John Marchant. The Principal is Mrs. Naomi Rousseau (currently on maternity leave). The Acting Principal is Ms. Casey McConnell. Important events in the school calendar take place in the Church. Visit us by clicking here.

Our Vicar…

The Vicar is Revd. John Marchant. After a forty-year career in international I.T.
and software management, he was ordained in 2006, working in university chaplaincy and parish
ministry with spells in more than 20 parishes in the Dublin area. John explained: “My passion is to
reach out to people from diverse traditions, offering what I hope is a non-judgmental, open welcome
to all who are searching for a community of like-minded believers.”

The Vicar is Church of Ireland Chaplain to Clonskeagh Hospital, Ailesbury Nursing Home, Tritonville
Close, Margaretholme, and Mount Tabor Care Home. Individual and Group Services are held there regularly.
Please contact John directly in the event of any pastoral requests or calls by e-mail at or by mobile on 087 419 6071.

Our Christian Neighbours…

Our Christian neighbours and friends are all around us:

St. John the Evangelist Sandymount is a Trustee Church in the Church of Ireland, worshipping in the High Church tradition. Fr. Paul Barlow is the Chaplain. Tel: 01-5163457

Sandymount Methodist/ Presbyterian Church is on Sandymount Green, where the Minister is
Revd. Katherine Meyer. Tel: 01-2195725

St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church on Sandymount Road is the nearest Roman Catholic Church to St. Matthew’s Irishtown, led by Fr. John McDonagh. Ms Mary O’ Neill, Parish Secretary. Tel: 01-6683316

The next parish is St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, where the Parish Priest is Fr. Ivan Tonge. Tel: 01-6697429

In Donnybrook, our nearest neighbours are Donnybrook Parish, the Church of the Sacred Heart. The parish priest is Mgr. Lorcan O’Brien. Tel: 01-2693926