Sacred Heart Church - Laytown

Welcome to the website of the

Parish of Laytown-Mornington

in the Diocese of Meath.

Public Masses are being celebrated

since Monday 29th June

limited to a maximum of slightly over 50 people 

(including the priest and church personnel)

in two pods with 4m between them

Please check back here for updates as they may arise

Watch the procedures in place for the resumption of Masses celebrated in Public

Return of Public Mass

Watch this weeks Sunday Mass

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Parish is situated along the Meath Gold Coast where it enjoys 5km of seaside and golden sand and a further 5km of beautiful scenery along the River Boyne and Boyne Estuary.

  We have an estimated population of 12,500 with the majority living in the census town of "Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington-Donacarney". The Parish is served by two churches

 Sacred Heart Church, Laytown


Star of the Sea Church, Mornington.

 Both churches have vibrant faith communities and welcome the many newcomers to the Parish who have settled here over the past number of years.

 Sacred Heart Church in Laytown was designed by the famous Irish architect Liam McCormick. It retains the gable wall of the original church but has a modern interior that overlooks the Irish Sea. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of the Boyne Valley, the Church is an essential stop-off for holidaymakers who would like to see something a little different, and for those who are about to embark on the 'Ireland's Ancient East' trail. Leaving Laytown, about 1km south of the Church, one can see the tomb of Láeg son of Riangabar, the charioteer and constant companion of Cú Chulainn. The tomb was excavated in 1982, revealing two Iron Age burials. The Church is also close to the location at Bettystown beach where the exquisite 8th Century Tara Brooch was said to have been discovered in 1850. 

You can click on this link to take you to some video recordings and a prayer that can be said during the period of precautions


Mass Times in Laytown:


Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10.15am

Tuesday and Thursday: 7pm

Saturday Vigil for Sunday: 7pm

Sunday: 10am and 12noon

Please note that the Saturday Morning Mass at 11am
will not take place during the month of September
as several First Holy Communion ceremonies will be taking place on each of the Saturdays which will be limited to the children who are receiving their First Holy Communion and their parents

(Check weekly bulletin for variations)

Mornington Mass Times:

Mass Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.45am

Tuesday and Thursday: 10am

Saturday Vigil for Sunday: 6pm

Sunday: 10am and 11.30am

Visit our Mornington Church pages