Safeguarding Children

The Parish of Oranmore is committed to best practice in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, particularly when involved in Church related activities. It is our aim to safeguard, respect and value the dignity and well-being of every child, young person and vulnerable adult involved in church-related activities.

Parish Safeguarding Committee Members

  • Mr. Sean Conroy (Chairperson)
  • Mr. Gerard Burke
  • Ms. Elizabeth Byrne
  • Ms. Louise Rooney
  • Ms. Imelda Holland
  • Fr. Diarmuid Hogan
  • Fr. Charlie Sweeney

Diocesan Safeguarding Office

Diocesan Pastoral Centre,
Newtownsmith, Galway
(091) 575051

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 1:00pm
Administrator: Ms. Ita O’Mahony
Trainers: Kevin Duffy & Lizzie Harrison
Designated Persons: Mr Kevin Duffy

If you have any concern about the safeguarding of children, please contact one of the diocesan dedicated persons, the HSE or the Gardaí

Mr Kevin Duffy
Diocesan Pastoral Centre,
Newtownsmith, Galway
(087) 6141736

HSE (Galway City and County)
(091) 546366

HSE (Co. Clare)
(065) 6863935

HSE (Co. Mayo)
(094) 9042283

Your local Garda Station
or, in an emergency, dial 999 or 112

Useful Contacts

Towards Healing

A counselling and support service for survivors of abuse by clergy.
Freefone: 1800 – 303416

Towards Peace

A spiritual support for survivors of abuse.
Phone (01) 5053028
(086) 7710533

National Board For Safeguarding Children In The Catholic Church In Ireland

Parish Child Protection Handbook


Download the Handbook