Local Notes

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 577046 between 9.30am and 12pm on Wednesdays and Fridays or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com.

Please find below this week’s current local notes:

Diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

20th June 24th June
Led by the Bishop of Ferns, Most Rev Ger Nash

4 Nights Accomodation in Lourdes
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day
Hotels Padque, Solitude & Agena
Transfer & assistance between Lourdes airport & your hotel.

Booking details; JWT 01 2410800 / info@joewalshtours.ie

Mass Times:

A reminder that there is no mass in Rathangan until Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd of May as Fr McGuire is on holiday.

Latin Dance Class:

Looking to get back in shape for the summer?!

Come join us for a FUN, sweaty, and dynamic Latin Dance Cardio WORKOUT with Michael Cruz


For more information or to reserve your spot please send us a MESSAGE.

Community Employment Scheme:

Community Employment application forms available at Rathangan hall Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 12.30 or by emailing southeastcom@gmail.com. Areas covered are : Rathangan, Cleariestown, Duncormick, Ballymore, Mayglass, Kilmore , Tomhaggard, Drinagh ,Murrintown and Bridgetown Village.

Rathangan Remote Working Hub:

Thinking about study, work or future? McCalls Community Centre, Rathangan includes a Remote Working Hub where an office or a desk with top speed WiFi, printing etc are now available. If you need good WiFi for an interview etc just get in touch. Special rates for students and local enterprises. Apply to Annette Walsh (086) 125 7595

Mother and Toddler Group:

We are delighted to announce that the Rathangan Parent & Toddler Group is now back every Wednesday between 10am-11.30am.

If you would like to attend, please feel free to send us a message or comment your interest below and we will be in touch with further details.

You can also reach us on 051-577046.

Rathangan/Cleariestown Field Names Group:

We are proud to announce our new community initiative whose aim is to record and publish the ‘Field Names’ of Rathangan/Cleariestown along with their history, features, name origin and folklore.

As this is a community initiative we will be asking for as much support as possible from people in the community to aid us with their local knowledge. What we are looking for is things such as names of fields, crossroads, walls etc.. If you could provide us with the name, location and ideally background/history of the field that would be great too but not essential.

We hope everyone will get involved in this endeavour to ensure that these old names and local knowledge is preserved through time.

If you have any information please call into our office or feel free to contact Rathangan Hall through our website or email at Rathanganhall@gmail.com or you can phone us on 051-577046.

Rathangan Parish Journal:

For those who missed out on getting a copy the first time around there are still a limited number of copies of ‘Rathangan – A Parish and its People is currently on sale in Rathangan Hall for €8.‘Rathangan – A Parish and its People’ was originally launched in 2012 by the balladeer Paddy Berry. All of the articles in the Rathangan Parish Journal were written by local people and includes stories of local known characters who were important in historical or sporting circumstances.The Parish Journal can also make a great gift for those abroad and who may be yearning for a taste of home. We can also provide information and help regarding posting the journal as a gift to people in other countries. To inquire about getting a copy please call into the hall or ring us at 051-577046.

Bannow & Rathangan Show:

We are delighted to announce that the Bannow & Rathangan Agricultural Show is running on the 14th July this year. We will have the usual classes and attractions. Put this date in your diary and enjoy A FUN DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY. More details later.

Enrolment for September 2022:

Enrolment forms for St. Anne’s N.S. Rathangan for September 2022 are now available from the school office or available to download from the school website: stannesns.weebly.com – please contact Jenny on (051) 563167.

St Clomaun’s walkway:

Due to flood damage to the walkway in Duncormick, the walkway is now closed to public use until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

New Website:

We are proud to announce that the new and improved Rathangan Hall website is now live.Rathanganhall.com aims to be the hub of local activity. So whether you want to find out how to book Rathangan Hall or what services do we offer or even what are the mass times in the Churches you will find it all and much more on our website.We also have information on the many organisations active in the community which you may wish to join.

Next Level Hip Hop Dance School:

Next Level Hip Hop Dance School 5-6pm Thursdays, Rathangan Hall, mixed age class from 6-12 years.

Contact Joelle White 087 9768864.

Fastnet Rovers Ladies:

Any girls interested in joining our club would be much appreciated. Contact Sean Sinnott on 0879018193 or Michael Furlong 0862549741 or Murt Sinnott 0863050383.

Safeguarding children in our parish:

As part of our parish’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable persons within our Church community, please note that the parish child protection officer is Jacqui Hynes who can be contacted on 087 2219302. A range of resources is also available on https://ferns.ie/policyandstandards/ or through the Diocesean Director of Safeguarding on 053 91 74972.