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:

Coffee Morning:


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

Annual Patrons:

Monday 15th of August mass @2o’clock in the crossroads cemetery.
Old cemetery rathangan blessing and prayers @1.30.

Tuesday 16th of August.
Ambrosetown, blessing and prayers @6pm
Duncormick blessing and prayers @ 6.30 followed by mass in duncormick church @7pm.
Killag cemetery blessing and prayers @ 7.45 pm
Kilcowan blessing and prayers @ 8.15.

Fastnet Rovers Season 2022/2023:

Fastnet Rovers are seeking the following for the 22/23 Season:

Mens First Team Manager and Womens First Team Manager.

Please contact Paddy with expressions of Interest at 0851731883, closing date 22 July 2022

Underage Season 2022/2023:

Fastnet rovers are seeking volunteers to get involved with the club for the underage season ahead- Please contact Mark @0892602595 for more details.

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 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

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.

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:

Our riverwalk St Clomauns Way is now open to the public after major repair work. So come along and enjoy…

Also a reminder that once again we have entered the Tidy Towns competition and with the help of all the people in the community we can keep the village clean and tidy. Judging started from 13th June onwards. So if you see any stray litter or weeds – feel free to dispose of them!

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.

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.