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:

Rathangan Christmas Craft Fair:

Rathangan Hall is looking forward to hosting a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday the 11th of December between 12-4pm. If you would like to inquire about having a stall at the Christmas fair to sell your goods please register your interest by emailing us at Rathanganhall@gmail.com or you can ring us on 051-577046. 

Rathangan Hall – Hire of Chairs and Tables Service: 

If you have an event planned and require the hire of excellent high quality chairs and tables then Rathangan Hall has you covered! For further information on how Rathangan Hall can help you please call 051-577046 or contact us through our email at Rathanganhall@gmail.com

Genealogy service at McCalls Community Centre:

If you are interested in discovering your family’s history in the parish then why not call down to Ciaran at the McCalls Community Centre who will be on hand to help you trace your roots. This is a free service available to all in the community. Opening hours 9.30-1.30 Monday to Friday.    

McCalls Community Centre – Office and Hub Rental:

If you’re looking for a great place to study or work in peace with excellent facilities on hand then look no further than McCalls Community Centre where you can hire an office desk or office space to suit your needs with top speed WiFi, printing etc.. now available. Special rates for students and local enterprises. Apply to Annette Walsh (086) 125 7595      

Mass Times:


Cleariestown – 6pm
Caroreigh – 8pm


Trinity – 9am
Taghmon – 10.15am
Rathangan – 11.30am

This ensures there is a vigil mass and Sunday morning mass in both parishes. No special masses on Sunday’s for funerals. Christmas, Easter, Holyday and holiday schedules will be worked out in due course. The 11.30am mass in Rathangan can also be viewed on the webcam

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/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.

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.