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Hello to you all and best wishes for 2021

Bliain nua mhaith agaibh  ar fad!

January can be a difficult month each year, as we let go of Christmas-time and try to embrace the ‘beginning again’  that a New Year offers.

This January is more difficult than most, as we are facing the realities behind another level 5 lockdown and the fact that the Coronavirus is still with us. Indeed,  among our community some are sick, in hospital, in nursing-homes, in isolation at home or working on the frontline services, putting themselves at risk each day, for the good of us all.   The good news is that the vaccine is here and on its way to each of  us. There are also measures which we can all  take each day to continue to keep well and keep each other safe.

The recent publication of the Report on the Commission of the Mother and Baby Homes has opened up much trauma, pain and hurt for many of us.  Hopefully, as a country we are now engaging in appropriate actions to ensure survivors are heard and that healing can begin.  We also must ensure that this kind of harsh treatment of the most vulnerable, in our community, is never repeated.

Patrick Kavanagh famously wrote ‘ Christ Comes with a January Flower’ .  The January flower is the snowdrop, also called St Brigid’s Flower – Bláithín Bríde!

 As the day lengthens and as we come towards St Brigid’s Day, may we find renewed hope in Christ.  Just as the snowdrops of January, are a  sign of hope and endurance at this time of the year, may we too hope and endure through all that happens.   May we stay strong, be safe and support each other as best we can.  Let us pray for each other in a new way. 

May we remember in particular in our prayers our frontline workers.  We give thanks for their inspiration as we say in the words of Bruce Springsteen;

May your strength give us strength,

May Your faith give us faith, 

May Your hope give us hope

May Your love give us love.” ( ‘Into the Fire’ )

May 2021 turn out to be a brighter, easier and healthier year for us all.

                                    Go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís
(Anne O’Brien, Chair Parish Liturgy Committee, and Pádraigín Clancy, Parish Pastoral)

Advent Newsletter + Info

Please find in the link below the Advent Newsletter. Also, it contains important information about the Christmas Masses.

Please note: Attendance at Christmas Masses is by ticket only.  Please find request forms for tickets  in St Michael’s Church or Parish Office at 52A Bulfin Rd. 

Forms must be submitted to the Parish Office by Dec 20th and there will be a draw for tickets on Monday 21st.  

There will be four Christmas Masses at St Michael’s: Christmas Eve 6.30PM and 8.30PM and Christmas Day 9.00AM and 11.00AM.  Regrettably – owing to Covid restrictions only 50 can be admitted to any mass. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time


The proposed Residential Development (cost rental and social accommodation), at the former St Michael’s Estate, has created much justifiable and grave concern among the local community.

Led by Dublin City Council, in conjunction with Design Team Bucholz McEvoy and Connect the Dots, the project has now entered the First Phase of a Four Phase consultation process with the local community.

You are invited to submit your concerns, ideas, hopes, for the development in the following ways:

  1. By answering an online survey at:
  2. By picking up a hardcopy of the survey at the local library( temporarily located in Richmond Barracks) and returning it, completed, to the library.
  3. By phoning your comments to 01 -2226538

This is an opportunity for our community to be heard – we must have our say – make sure you have yours ! Answer the survey today! Ní neart go cur le chéile!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions and feedback is November 5 th 2020.


St Michael’s Parish adheres strictly to the government and diocesan guidelines regarding Covid 19.

Our church has resumed its activities and services.
Wearing masks is no longer mandatory, but advisable.

We wish all our community most well at this challenging time.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!

June 2020 Parish Newsletter

AN CHÉAD CHOMAOINEACH 2020 Teachtaireacht ón bParóiste do na Páistí I nGaelscoil Inse Chór

A Chailiní agus a  Bhuachaíllí,  Bail ó Dhia oraibh!

Seo í Pádraigín anseo.   An chuimhin libh go raibh muid ag obair le chéile le Múinteoir Connie ag ullmhú do bhur  gCéad Chomaoineach.  Rinne sibh an-obair go deo do na h-Aifrinn ullmhúcháin éagsúla I Séipéal Naomh Mhichíl. Tharraing sibh pictúirí áille le dathú, agus chas sibh iomainn le chéile agus d’inis sibh paidreacha naofa do Íosa.   Bhí mise agus an t-Athair Louis ag tnúth go mór le bhur lá mór inniu, agus tá a fhios againn go raibh sibhse ag tnúth go mór  leis freisin.  Tá an-díomá orainn – mar a bhfuil oraibh fresin –  nach bhfuil an Chéad Chomaoineach  ar siúl an Satharn seo.  Ach, ná bígí buartha.  Bíodh misneach agaibh I gconaí – mar chomh luath agus atá cead againn  teacht le chéile, le guí sa Séipéal,  beidh bhur gCéad Chomaoineach ag dul ar aghaidh.  Agus beidh an-lá go deo againn an lá  sin!   Idir an dá linn, caithfaimid a bheith foighdeach;  bainigí sult as an Samhradh, ag spraoi sa mbaile; coinnigí ag guí agus ag rá bhur bpaidreacha pearsanta gach lá do Dhia, ar son bhur  gclann agus bhur muintir, bhur gcairde, bhur n-ainmhithe agus ar son  na ndaoine a bhfuil grá agaibh dóibh.   Beidh muid I dteagmháil arís!

Beannacht Dé Oraibh ar Fad ó Phádraigín agus ón t-Ath Louis

Agus ó Pharóiste Naomh Mhichíl ar fad.

Hello Girls and Boys!

This is Pádraigín here.  Remember I was helping you prepare for First Holy Communion with Muinteóir Connie.  You coloured lovely pictures and said special prayers for our preparation masses.  Myself and Fr. Louis and all the people of the Parish of St Michael’s were really looking forward to your First Holy Communion Day this Saturday May 23rd. We know you were all looking forward to it  too. Like you, we are disappointed that it is not happening today.   But do not worry because as soon as we are all allowed to come together and pray together again we will celebrate your First Holy Communion with you and your families in Inchicore.   In the meantime, take care and remember to say your prayers to Holy God at home,  to mind you, and your families and friends and all the people and animals  you love.  We will be in touch again soon with some fun things you might like to do as you wait for your Communion Day.

God Bless you all,  from Pádraigín and Fr Louis and all at St Michael’s


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Hello Girls and Boys! This is Pádraigín here. Remember I was helping you prepare for First Holy Communion with Ms O’Dwyer and Mr McCarthy.  You coloured lovely pictures and said special prayers for our preparation masses.  Myself and Fr. Louis … Continue reading

Beannacht na Cásca Oraibh!

Beannacht na Cásca Oraibh!

A Happy Easter to Every One from St Michael’s Parish, Inchcicore

O give me faith,
That I may be
Alive when April’s
Dances in every
Whitethorn tree.

By Patrick Kavanagh

Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is Safe

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Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is Safe A popular tradition in Ireland is that when the cock crows on Easter Sunday morning it says; Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is … Continue reading

Sun-dancing in the Sky: Easter Sunday Morning

Sun-dancing in the Sky: Easter Sunday Morning

It was widely held in the Gaelic tradition that the Sun danced in the sky Easter Sunday morning. Various methods were employed to experience it. A 19th century account collected from Barbara Mc Phie of Dreimsdale Scotland by antiquarian Alexander Carmichael tells of her experience; ‘The glorious gold-bright sun was after rising on the crests of the great hills, and it was changing colour- green, purple, red, blood red, white, intense-white, and gold-white like the glory of the God of the elements to the children of men. It was dancing up and down in exultation at the joyous resurrection of the beloved Saviour of victory. To be thus privileged, a person must ascend to the top of the highest hill before sunrise, and believe that the God who makes the small blade of grass to grow is the same God who makes the large massive sun to move’ ( trans. From Scots Gallic).