Monday 18 December 2017



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Padraig Doyle or Tricia Murphy 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


We are delighted to announce that our new website is up and running with a fresh new look and layout. All local organisations and sporting groups wishing to have information displayed and updated on the website should e-mail us at rathanganhall@ as soon as possible. A big thanks goes to John from Temcom Web Services for all his hard work over the last few weeks


There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €6,000.The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 17, 19. Congratulations to the Eighteen match 3 winners who each received €17.

The match three winners were Majella Furlong, Elaine O' Rourke, John O'Mara, John Goff, Darragh Sinnott, Eamon Sinnott, Sean Kenny, Majella Heeney, Deirdre Cleary, Mary Cullen, William Redmond, Debbie Power, Patrick Somers, PJ Colfer, Lucy Morris, Tommy Furlong, Vera Murphy, Molly Harmon.

Next week's jackpot will stand at €6,300 and the next draw will take place in Rathangan Parish Hall on 21st June at 8.30pm


A Monster BBQ in aid of Rathangan Parish takes place on Saturday, 16th July 2011 in Killag Show field Food served until 11 p.m .Bar Extension Music 8 'til late - Hot Asphalt, Tony Jeffers & DJ's Tickets €20 .Taxi's Available For further info on Tickets contact Bernie on 085-7381352


Some interested locals have approached us at Rathangan Hall with an idea of compiling a Parish Journal. We are looking for anybody who may have old photos or story's of different places and events that took place in the Parish and surrounding areas eg Sporting, Family Historical, Scenery…..

All photos will be scanned and returned immediately. Please don't worry about the condition of the photos as they can be enhanced and it might be an opportunity for you to bring those photos back to life. Anyone who is interested or can help in anyway please contact the Parish Hall Office on 051 563039 .


Keep Thursday 14th July free as The 62nd Annual Bannow & Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday 14th July in Killag on what is sure to be a fun day out for all the family


Well done to all our athletes who competed in the County B Championships on Thursday 9th June in Kilrane. The following were medal winners – Ben White, Adam White, Ciara Byrne, Laura Flaherty, Katie Cole, Grace Brennan, Yousef Byrne, Clara Ryan, Niall Kent, Anne-Marie Bennett, Rachel Bennett, Conor M Ryan, Karim Byrne, Orla Brennan and Ciara Cole.

Also well done last weekend to David Murray on winning a Leinster Silver Medal in the boys U13 javelin with a throw of 24.62 metres and was placed ninth in the shot-put. Congratulations to Kevin Redmond who collected a Leinster Silver Medal in the boys U14 Javelin and finished fourth in the shot-put. Ian Bennett finished fourth in the 80m. sprint and ninth in the shot-put.


Both senior and junior teams were in action over the past week in the all county leagues. First up were the senior hurlers who played Glynn-Barntown in Rathangan on Monday the 13th where they emerged victorious on a scoreline of 5-19 to 1-18. Next up were the junior hurlers who took on Bannow-Ballymitty in Rathangan on Tuesday the 14th and won on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-4.

On Saturday the 18th the senior footballers played the Duffry Rovers in Rathangan but lost out on a score-line of 2-9 to 4-8 and then on Sunday the 19th the junior footballers played the Starlights in Rathangan and won 6-8 to 1-10. Next week the senior footballers are in action on Monday the 27th when the play the Shelmaliers in Rathangan at 8pm. St.Annes GAA club would like to extend condolences to the family of John Cogley who was buried on Sunday, our thoughts are with them at this time.


Kilmannon Friday 1st July at 7pm; Ballyconnick Friday 1st July at 8pm; Cleariestown Sunday 3rd July at 1.30pm. Mass followed by field day.


Best of luck to the men of Rathangan Cor na bhFear who are celebrating 30 years of singing together by going to perform their P J McCall songs at a Folk Festival near Luton, in England. The Folk Festival is in a village called Woburn Sands and is held in a field called Considine's field that was part of the farm that was worked by the late Bill and Bridget Considine for 16 years before they came to Nicharee in 1959. The lads are travelling over by bus from 8th to 10th July and have arranged accommodation for 2 nights in Luton. There is some room aboard for supporters so anyone interested in joining them is invited to quickly contact William Considine at 086 8106672.


A coach departs Rathangan Parish for Knock on Friday 24th June, returning on Saturday 25th. Pilgrims will join all the other dioceses of Ireland at Knock Shrine to celebrate the forthcoming National Eucharistic Congress.

This will be the Ferns pilgrimage let by Bishop Denis Brennan. Fr. Denis Doyle is privileged to celebrate mass in the Apparition Chapel at Knock on the Friday at 4pm for our Rathangan and Kilmore pilgrims. As places are limited please book as soon as possible. Contact Regina Sinnott, Gibberpatrick 086-8301946 or 051563243


Our annual Patron and Field-Day will be held on Sunday, July 3rd, commencing with Mass at 1.30pm, followed by the field-day immediately afterwards.

This year there will be three car parks available, we would appreciate it if people avoided parking on the roadway and observed the stewards directions for parking.

As on previous years we would greatly appreciate donations of items to the Bottle Stall and our Produce Stall. Any donations may be left into the community centre on the previous Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or you can arrange to have them collected by contacting any member of the Pastoral Council.

Field-day tickets will be distributed throughout the community in the week prior to the field-day and your support would be much appreciated.


Volunteers are needed to help with the set-up of the annual Cleariestown fieldday in the Community Centre grounds on Saturday evening, July 2nd, following evening Mass, and also for clean-up following the field-day on Sunday evening. If anyone can spare some time to help out it would be very much appreciated.

We are also hoping to recruit additional stewards this year to aid with parking etc. The stewards meet at 12 noon outside the Church on Patron Day and are vital to the smooth running of the day. If anyone would like to volunteer their services can do so by coming along at 12 on the day or by contacting John Stamp on 086 8338145.

If anyone feels they could spare some time on the day, we are always looking for people to help out with kitchen duties, teas etc, contact Veronica on 0868144297.

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