Recent Parish Priests

V. Rev. Fergus O’Connor Fr Fergus is a native of Dublin and was appointed parish priest in September 2008, when the Opus Dei Prelature was invited by Archbishop Martin to look after Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. He is a former Cavalry Officer and retired in 1980 with the rank of Commandant. He has […]

Parish Information

 Parish Clergy  Our Patroness: Our Lady Queen of Peace  Parish Staff  Parish Pastoral Council  Church Opening Times  Parish History

Parish History

A Note on the History of Merrion Parish An increase in the Catholic population in the Merrion area in the 1920s led the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Edward Byrne, to determine that a new church be built and a new parish established. The site for the church was provided through the generosity of Mrs Anne […]

Church Opening Times

 Monday – Friday  06.45 – 20.00 Bank Holidays: open at 09.30  Saturday  09.30 – 19.00  Sunday  09.30 – 22.15 Variations on the above schedule, as they arise, are generally published on the home page of our website. The church is open later on days when there are evening activities taking place, such as recollections or […]

Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Mission StatementOur aim in this parish is to become a community of people who are consciously moved by the Spirit of Jesus to care for one another personally and in community, and share responsibility for the growth of the Kingdom of God. Areas of Concern Evangelisation: Proclaiming the Word of God Developing programmes of […]

Parish Staff

Gerry Duffy Parish Manager Pat Hanratty Asst. Parish Manager Elisa Tozzato Parish Secretary

Our Patroness: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Early in World War 1, Pope Benedict XV asked that the invocation “Queen of Peace” be added to the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At a Consistory of Cardinals on 24 December 1915 he said: “When man has hardened his heart and hate has overrun the earth, when fire and sword convulse the world and […]

Parish Clergy

V. Rev. James Hurley P.P. A native of Tralee, Fr James was appointed to the parish in July 2013 and has been Parish Priest since September 2023.He has a B.Eng from the University of Limerick and worked in schoolbook publishing before returning to third level education to study International Relations, and, later, Media. He studied […]