Thursday 22 August 2019



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Padraig Doyle or Maggs Martin in Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message.

Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 o'clock Friday morning.


Due to our recent weather conditions, last Tuesday's lotto draw had to becancelled. Weather permitting the next draw will have taken place on Tuesday 14th December. Good Luck to all.


The Rathangan Senior Citizens Christmas Party will now take place on Sunday 19th December in Temple Bar at 3pm, weather permitting. Contact Eileen on 053 9139193 or Ann on 051 563277 by Wednesday 15th December.


Due to the recent weather conditions the Annual General Meeting of St. Anness GAA Club has been postponed till Friday 7th of January at 8:30 in the club rooms in Rathangan, all are welcome to attend


Cleariestown Credit Union are holding their AGM on Thursday night 16th December at 8.30pm in the Credit Union in Baldwinstown. All members are welcome. There will be a draw for spot prizes for members who attend meeting.


On Sunday December 19th there is a bus to Carlow: Adults €10 children €8; Free Travel Pass accepted. To book your place 051 389679


Due to the exceptional weather/driving conditions we have had to postpone our Variety Concert twice lately. The show will now take place on Thursday 16th of December with the Dress Rehearsal taking place on Wednesday 15th of December.

Due to Thursday night's show being completely sold out, the Dress Rehearsal is now open to the public, €5 payable at the door on the night. Tickets already sold for Thursday 2nd of December will be accepted on either Wednesday or Thursday night. Thanks to all for your continued support and patience."


There will be a church gate collection in aid of Sister Kate Nolan's mission in North East Brazil after masses the weekend of 18th & 19th December . It is to give the children of the 2 shanty towns where Sister Kate does her work a meal on Christmas Day. The Menu is Beans & Rice at a cost of €2.25. Please give generously and thank you.


A big thank you to all those in the Parish who helped out in the local community during the recent weather conditions


New Classes in Rathangan Hall: Adults' art classes. From January 2011(starts January 13th) till Easter In the Rathangan Hall every Thursday from 7.30 till 9.30 pm. Contact Els on 086 0369114.

Adults' video classes: From January 2011(starts January 17th) till Easter In the Rathangan Community Hall every Monday from 7.30 till 9.30 pm. introduction to use video as a creative tool in a fun hands-on learning experience. Contact Els on 0860369114.

Classes given by Els Dietvorst. Els Dietvorst has a MA in fine arts and a Hdip in education. She is a professional artist and filmmaker for over 10 years. Els gives children's art classes in Rathangan Hall also


The Christmas Timetable is as follows: Christmas Eve - Children's Mass 7pm in Cleariestown, Vigil Masses: 9pm in Rathangan, 9pm in Cleariestown. Christmas Day - 9am in Duncormick, 10am in Cleariestown, 11am in Rathangan. New Year's Day - 11am in Duncormick 12noon in Cleariestown

Advent reconcillation / confession servicew: Thursday 23rd December at 7pm in Rathangan and 8pm in 8pm in Cleariestown. No Weekday Masses Christmas Week

Visiting the Sick - Fr Tom will visit the sick on Thursday 16th December in Rathangan and on Friday 17th December in Duncormick


Cleariestown Community library has had a make-over, giving more space and a cosy welcome. We're open as usual and look forward to you dropping in.


Fitness Classes with Patrick Dobbs have returned to Rathangan Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10am-11am. Pay as you go €7 per class—Bring a Mat/Towel and some water. Any enquires to Patrick at 087-7585604.


The Parent & Toddler Group has resumed in Rathangan Hall on Wednesday's from 10.30am – 12pm. For more information contact Niamh on 087/7828817 or check out their page on our website— Fee each Wednesday is €2.50


Firm & Tone Pilates Classes Monday from 10am-11am in Rathangan Hall. To confirm or Book your place please contact Rosanne Qualified NCEF Pilates Mat 1 & 2 Instructor on (086) 6087811. Please bring a mat along with you.


Irish Dancing Classes with Katherina in Rathangan Hall Tuesday's from 2pm-3pm and 3pm – 4pm. Contact Katherina on (085) 8450548.


Despite the recent weather conditions there was a big turnout for the Rathangan Hall Christmas Fair. The Hall Committee would like to say a big thank you to the community for their great support. There was a great sense of Christmas Spirit and we hope to see you all again next year.

Raffle winners were:, Patrick Dobbs Fitness Gift voucher-Jack Berry, , Rosanne O' Grady Pilates Gift voucher - Fr. Tom, Wine & flowers - Jackie Jordan, Wine & mirror - Michael Bennett, Wine & selection bix - Leila McDonald, Book, pen & wine - Moya Flanery, Crib - Eoin Staples, Christmas Hamper - Paudy Power, €30 Goldsmiths gift voucher - Tomás Byrne.

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