Clontarf churches unite for peace

Clontarf churches unite for peace

The Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes of Clontarf, Dublin have come together to host a number of events to promote peace in a time of “conflict, war and terrorism”.

A peace tree ceremony supported by Dublin City Council in St Anne’s Park, Clontarf on Friday, September 29 will launch a series of church-based peace events over the weekend built around music and poetry, and anchored in scripture readings on peace and reconciliation. St John the Baptist church, Clontarf Road and the Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield Road will host performers such as The Brass Quintet of the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, classical guitarist John Feeley and the bodhrán player, Aimee Farrell Courtney.


The local school, Holy Faith Secondary School, is also integrating a peace theme into their Transition Year Programme in the coming school year including seminars with a number of key speakers invited to speak on different aspects of making and keeping peace.

The organisers from the two churches, which are just 10 minutes walking distance apart, said the reason for the collaboration is “because of the importance of peace and the many challenges to it around the world from conflict, war and terrorism”.

For more information contact the Parish Office, St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road between 9am-1pm on 01 8334606.