Good Friday/Easter Sunday events in Dublin & Glendalough

Archbishops of Dublin Lead Good Friday Walk Through City Streets

The Church of Ireland and Catholic Archbishops of Dublin, Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, will lead a silent procession through Dublin’s city centre on the evening of Good Friday (April 19). They will carry the cross of the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé through the streets from Christ Church Cathedral across the Liffey to St Mary’s Pro Cathedral.

The Walk of Witness will begin at Christ Church Cathedral following a short service at 7.15pm and proceed to St Mary’s Pro Cathedral. The walk will be followed by Taize Prayer around the Cross in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral.

All are very welcome to join the Archbishops on this 2.5 kilometre walk.

Other Events on Good Friday in Dublin & Glendalough


Ecumenical Way of the Cross Walk, starting at the Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, at 7.30pm, walking to St. Anthony’s Church, with stops for scripture reflections, prayer and hymns on the way.


Ecumenical Walk behind the Cross from Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue to Sandford Church starting at 10am.

Wicklow town:

Good Friday Walk of Witness 7.30pm starting at Wicklow Methodist Church proceeding to Wicklow Parish Church and finishing at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and featuring readings, prayers and music in each church.


Ecumenical Walk of Witness starting at Rathfarnham Parish Church 9.30am.


Procession of the Cross from Laurel Lodge beginning at 10am to Our Lady Mother of the Church and then to St Brigid’s Castleknock.


Ecumenical Walk with four pieces of the Cross. Depart from each church in the town 12.30pm. Soup and Sandwiches in St Saviour’s Hall 1.30–2pm.


Good Friday at the Cross Donabate 12 noon – Ecumenical Service for Good Friday commencing in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Donabate and continuing in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Donabate


Good Friday Journey with the cross starting at St Brigid’s 7pm and proceeding to St Theresa’s, Mt Merrion.


Bray Head Way of the Cross 10am commencing at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.


Ecumenical Procession from St Patrick’s to the Church of the Holy Rosary 12 noon.

Easter Day Dawn Services

Bull Island, Dublin – 6am

Kill Abbey Church, Deansgrange – 6.30am

The Obelisk, Killiney Hill – 6.15am

Montpelier Hill (Hell Fire Club) – 5.45am

South Beach Arklow – 5.45am.

Howth Summit Car Park – 6am

Bray Head – Bray Churches Together Easter Sunrise Service – 6am

Newcastle Beach (Co Wicklow) – 6.00am

Sandymount Strand – 6.15am

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