|Sruleen Parish, Clondalkin Co Dublin|
St John's Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Fr Michael Ruddy sscc PP Email
Sruleen is a fast growing area in West Dublin bounded by the original parish of Clondalkin and the Outer ring road, the N7 and the river Camac from which the parish gets its name (little stream). The land for the parish was purchased as early as 1977 but only formally became a parish of the Dublin Diocese in 1991. The first PP of the parish was Fr Fintan Crotty SSCC. As with many housing developments Sruleen initially suffered from social challenges and high levels of unemployment. However, the area has matured over the years and today the parish boasts a population of over 2000 households some of whom are recently arrived immigrants. The parishioners are very active with a parish pastoral council and various ministry groups meeting on a regular basis. The parish priest is Fr Michael Ruddy SSCC and he is assisted by the parish curate Fr Pearse Mullen SSCC and Sr. Margaret Cahill FMA as Parish Sister. Fr Eamon Aylward SSCC is in residence.
Sacred Heart primary school is the local parish school which has over 430 pupils both boys and girls from the area. The school was recently awarded a green flag for its environmental achievements in Sruleen.
Adoration at Sruleen
A strong emphasis is placed on Eucharistic Adoration and the parish has exposition and Benediction every Saturday after the 10am morning mass until noon.