Child Protection

The Diocese of Galway, Kilfenora & Kilmacduagh 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.

Child Protection Officer
Mr Kevin Duffy
Diocesan Pastoral Centre,
Newtownsmyth, Galway

Child Protection Office
Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 13:00

Administrator: Ms. Ita O'Mahony
Trainers: Fr Michael Brennan; Sr Aileen Murphy
Diocesan Delegated Persons: Mr Kevin Duffy; Mrs Eileen Kelly (contact details below)

Child Protection Policy
The Diocesan policy, Safeguarding children and young people, is available to download:

Have you a concern?

If you have a concern in relation to safeguarding of children, please contact one of our Diocesan Designated Persons, the HSE or the Gardaí:

Mr Kevin Duffy
Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmyth, Galway

Mrs Eileen Kelly
Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmyth, Galway

HSE Galway

HSE Clare

Your local Garda Station
Emergency Services: dial 999 or 112