The Salesian work in Ireland began in 1919 in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. Today the Salesians work for young people in a number of centres throughout the country.

Vocations Director: Fr Eunan McDonnell SDB, St Catherine's, North Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 01 6286 111/490 E-mail: sdbmaynooth@iol.

Project Europe: Salesians from all over the world have been invited by the Rector Major Fr Pascual Chavez to help revitalise the Salesian charism in Europe. Several Salesians have volunteered to join us in Ireland for that same purpose. They include Fr Casimir Raj (India) now in Maynooth; Fr Alphonse Arulanandam (India) now in Celbridge, Co. Kildare; Bros Dominic and Paul (both Vietnam) now in Celbridge, and Fr Lucasz Nawrat (Poland) now in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick..

The following is a brief summary of Salesian work in Ireland:

Salesian College, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

The Salesians run a secondary school. In addition they do parish supply. Local community groups can avail of the facilities and the ACRE (A Community Rethinking its Environment) project has a lease on site.

St Catherine's Hostel, North Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
A Salesian Spirituality Centre is being developed in St Catherine's Hostel. The DeSales Language School is also run here during the year. It may be contacted at The houses in Maynooth and Celbridge are officially part of the one community.



01-6272166 / 01-6272200;
Salesian Community
01-6275058 / 01-6275060
Fax.01-630 3601
St Catherine's, MAYNOOTH
01-6286 111 / 6286 325
Fax.01-6286 268

Don Bosco House, 57 Lr Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

This is a hostel for young people in difficulties who are given professional care and attention. The service is funded by the Health Service Executive.
Tel.01-8360696 / 01-8373449

Don Bosco House, 12 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3
This is a hostel for young people from 12 - 16 years of age who are given professional care and attention. The service is funded by the Health Service Executive.
Tel.01-8336009 / 01-8337045

Salesian House, St. Teresa’s Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12

This is the Provincial House of the Salesians in Ireland and editorial office of "The Salesian Bulletin". Some of the Salesians in the house work as curates in the local and surrounding parishes, one priest is curate in Walkinstown, and others operate in various ministries including writing and administration.
Salesian Community
01-4555 605
Fax.01-4558 781
Provincial Office
01-4555 787
Fax.01-4558 781
"The Salesian Bulletin"
01-4555 605
087-9534 703
Fax.01-4558 781

Rinaldi House, 72 Sean McDermott St., Dublin 1
This is a community which administers the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street and houses a counselling and job-creation centre for young people at risk.

Salesian House, Milford Grange, Castletroy, Limerick
Tel.061-330268 / 061-330194
This is a Salesian parish and runs a university hostel for young people and the "Don Bosco" Spirituality and Retreat Centre. One of the Salesians is a chaplain in the University of Limerick.
The DeSales English Language Summer School is also run here. For further information, contact:

Salesian College, Copsewood, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick
There are two colleges on the campus: a secondary college and an agricultural college. In addition the Salesians run their central Missions Office and SBD MEDIA from here and do parish supply work as well as chaplaincies. It is also a centre for Salesian Cooperators and Past Pupils. One Salesian is involved fulltime in the Southill (Limerick) Educational project. The dispatch of office of The Salesian Bulletin is also here.
Tel. 061-393313 (Community)
061-393105 (Secondary College)
061-393100 (Agric. School)
061-393223 (Missions and SDB Media Office)
Fax: 061-393354 (Missions Office/SDB Media)
061-393298 (Secondary College)
061-393005 (Agricultural College)
Website (Agricultural College) (SDB Media) (Secondary College)

Salesian House, Warrenstown, Drumree, Co. Meath
One Salesian is chaplain to Ratoath Community college. The Salesians do parish supply work and Warrenstown is a centre for Salesian Cooperators and Past Pupils.
Tel. 01-8259 761
01-8259 894
Fax 01-8240 298