The Sarsfield house complex consists of the Community House, the Chapel and the Day Care Centre

Sarsfield House and Rossaveal Day Care Centres
Sarsfield House is a Day Care Centre for older people, providing meals and transport to 100 senior citizens per week. This service is available from Monday to Friday to people living in Lower Ballyfermot. The main aim is to combat loneliness and to encourage independent living and a greater enjoyment of retired life.

The Senior Citizens play bingo, they have access to social activities and occupational therapy – massage, soft exercises, chiropodist - and a hairdressing service is delivered by a local volunteer three days a week. Mass is celebrated weekly.
In addition, the Citizen Information Board’s Outreach Officer provides service users with information on welfare entitlements, housing rights and legal matters.
Sarsfield House also supplies meals to another Day Centre in the Upper Ballyfermot area called Rossaveal; it opens three days a week and 30 older people attend.

This much needed service is provided by staff employed by the Sons of Divine Providence and staff supplied through the Irish Jobs Initiative Programme and Community Employment Scheme. Volunteers are also part of the work force.
The Centres have become important access points to social and health services for the senior citizens.

Sarsfield House Day Care Centre
Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot,
Dublin 10. Ireland

Evelyn Leonard - General Manager
Tel: +3531 623 7098

Community House
The Community house is located adjacent to Sarsfield House Day Care Centre.

Holy Mass is celebrated Monday to Friday in the chapel at 09.30 & 19.00 ( subject to changes). Saturday 19.00 & Sunday & Holy Days 10.00

The Community House
Sarsfield House, Sarsfield Road
Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Ireland
Tel: 003531 6266 193
Fax: 003531 6260 303

Independent Housing
Fr. Bidone Court provides 47 single and double flats for the elderly who wish to live independently.

Fr Bidone Court
Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Ireland

In September 2015 Sons of Divine Providence invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of the Order's child safeguarding policy and practice. Today we publish the findings of the NBSCCCI's report (see below). We welcome the report and accept it in full. We are committed to safeguarding children and to working with the NBSCCCI to further improve our practice. We recognise that a lot of children have suffered as a consequence of abuse by priests and members of religious orders. We are truly sorry that abuse happened and acknowledge the serious harm that was caused to children. Today we pray for all survivors of abuse and pray that we have learned the lessons of the Church's past.

If you would like to receive help for abuse suffered in the Catholic Church please contact

TOWARDS HEALING: Counselling Support Service. Free Phone Ireland: 1800 303416; Free Phone UK: 0800 0963315; Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm; Friday - 11 am - 6 pm

TOWARDS PEACE: Spiritual Support Service. Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 5053028; Mobile: 086 771 0533; Email:

To open a PDF document with a Review of Child Safeguarding practice undertaken in relation to the Sons of Divine Providence activities in Ireland please click on the link below;

Review of Child Safeguarding Practice