St Mochta’s Church

Porterstown/Clonsilla has had a church dedicated to St. Mochta for many centuries. The present church was built at the end of the 19th century as a chapel of ease to Blanchardstown Parish.

In 1984 the Parish of Porterstown was constituted. It was then one of the smallest parishes in the Archdiocese with about 480 homes. In the intervening twenty years the parish has grown to over 6,000 homes. Twelve years ago one junior infants class was enrolled in St. Mochta’s NS. Last September ten junior infant’s classes were enrolled in the three parish schools!