We in the parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ballyboden, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parochial activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and young people and we are committed to their safeguarding and support.

In keeping with this, we do all we can to create a safe environment for children and young people in order to ensure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the parish and Church.


If you have any concerns about child abuse related to clergy or a lay person working in the Archdiocese of Dublin the following services are available for information, support and guidance.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Service:(Andrew Fagan)
Diocesan Office
20-23 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XK85

HSE - Duty Social Worker

Local GardaĆ­

Tel: 01-8360314

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Web:dublin archdiocese child protection 

Tel: 01-6486500

Tel: 01-6666500

 Parish Child Protection Representatives

             Mary Kearney 087-6815387

'Towards Healing' Helpline - Freephone 1800 303416


'Towards Healing' provides telephone counseling and a counseling and psychoterapy referral service to people who suffered physical, emotional or sexual abuse when they were children, by persons working for the Catholic Church in Ireland. Its helpline operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00am - 8.00pm, and Fridays from 11.00 - 4.00pm