Rathdrum notes week December 12th

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Avondale Gaa Club 

Avondale Gaa Club Lotto Results 

Lotto draw 6th December  2022 

No Jackpot winner

No drawn 1-8-17-20 

Two match three winners were as follow Pauline Byrne Greene c/o Brenda Richie Kenny c/o AKB

Thanks for all your continued support 

Next draw is on Tuesday 13th December at 9pm 

The Jackpot stands at two thousand euros  

Lotto tickets can be purchased online up until 9pm on the club force app. tickets can be purchased in all the businesses in Rathdrum 

Donor wall: Would you like your name or family name on the donor wall in the sports complex Rathdrum.  Private message or contact Catherine Behan on 087-9938683 for more information. 

Congratulations to the Avondale gaa club men Joseph Jacob and Jamie Doyle and Mark O Reilly from the Avondale gaa club who were selected for the county Wicklow Minor Panel for the coming season 2023.

Great achievement for them and they will do their club and county proud in 2023.

Set Dancing Night 

Set dancing night in the sports complex Rathdrum at 8.30pm Friday January 6th in aid of the Fr. Willie Walsh’s Kenyan Missions. 

Music by Pat and Caitriona and friends All are welcome to attend. 

Rathdrum Cancer Support Christmas Cards 

Christmas cards are now on sale at Avondale sports and leisure and the Craft butchers main street Rathdrum and Pj Rowleys shop fair green Rathdrum.  Pack of three cards will cost five euros. Thanks to Danny O Neill, Christy Bolton and Joe Houghton for supplying the beautiful photos for the Christmas cards. 

Parish of Saint Mary’s and Saint Michael’s Rathdrum Clara Vale and Greenane Co Wicklow 

Masses, Prayer Groups, Social Gatherings 

Monday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday -9am -Rathdrum 

Tuesday-Eucharistic Service-9am-Rathdrum 

Saturday-6pm- Rathdrum 

Sunday-9am Clara Vale (Alternated Weeks)

Sunday-10.15am Greenane (Alternated Weeks) 

Sunday-11.30am- Rathdrum (Each Week)

Public Holidays-11.00am- Rathdrum 


Before vigil mass on a Saturday evening 6pm (ask Fr Derek Doyle)

Prayer Group 

Rosary and divine mercy every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Ann’s house 35 The Woods Rathdrum 

Prayers and Vocations 

After 9am mass on Wednesday morning 

Eucharistic Adoration 

Every Wednesday after mass 


After 9am mass on Monday Thursday and after Eucharistic services on Tuesday and before 9am mass on Wednesday and Friday 

Rosary in the famine graveyard at 10am on the first Saturday of each month All welcome 

Cuppa After Mass

Join us on the second Monday of every month after 9am mass for a cup of tea or coffee  

Triduum Mass Cards 

Triduum mass cards are now available in each of the three churches (Greenane and Clara Vale and Saint Marys and Saint Michaels church).

Priced at  two euros each mass will be celebrated on the 14th,15th and 16th of December 2022 in Rathdrum church for the intentions of those you gave the mass cards to. 

Parish Office Opening Hours 

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Telephone 040446517 Anne Secretary 

Email: rpo2014frd@gmail.com

Fr Derek Doyle 0404 46517

Website: www.rathdrumparish.ie

Live Streaming: www.churchmedia.tv/rathdrum


Mass Schedule For Christmas 

Saturday 24th December Christmas eve in Rathdrum parish church at 6pm 

Sunday 25th December Christmas day – Clara Vale at 9pm Greenane at 10.15am and Rathdrum at 11.30am 

Monday 26th December St Stephens day-Rathdrum at 11.00am 

Tuesday 27th December-Eucharistic service at Rathdrum at 11.00am 

Wednesday 28th December -Rathdrum at 11.00am 

Thursday 29th December – Rathdrum at 11.00am 

Friday 30th December – Rathdrum at 11.00am 

Saturday 31st December New Years eve -Rathdrum at 6.00pm 

Sunday 1st January Clara Vale at 9am Rathdrum at 11.30am 

Monday 2nd January Rathdrum at 9.00am 

Christmas Carol Service  And The Story Of Christmas 

The parish senior and junior choirs will present an afternoon of christmas carols and the story of Christmas from the old and the new testaments on Sunday the 11th December at 4pm in Rathdrum church. After the service tea/coffee and a mince pie will be served. All are welcome. 

School Nativity Plays 

The boys national school will stage their nativity play on Friday the 16th December 2022 at 1pm in the Parish church in Rathdrum. 

Our Lady’s Girls school will stage their nativity play on Monday 19thh December 2022 at 7pm in Rathdrum parish church.

Penitential Services

The following penitential services will take place. 

Rathdrum Church on Tuesday 20th December at 8pm 

Saint Patrick’s Church Wicklow town on Monday 19th Decemberat 8pm 

Saint Marys and Saint peters church Arklow on Wednesday 21st December at 8pm 


Condolence to the Kelly family Lower street Rathdrum Co Wicklow and extended family on the recent death of their mother and grandmother Bridget.

May she rest in peace Amen 

And condolences to the McKay family and extended family on the sad passing of James McKay may he rest in peace amen. 

Rathdrum Girl Guide 

Is there any young  girls in the Rathdrum area that would like to join the Rathdrum girl guides

Contact Leah Byrne at Rathdrumgirlguides@gmail.com for more information about this group 

Local Artists Exposure 

What we are proposing is that initially we will choose five local artists initially they should be requiring limited floor space so wall hangings or against the wall options would be preferable.  We are proposing that the art is put up on sale or return basis and that if sold a commission is payable to the institution housing the work.  The new gallery has a good footfall and also has a good quality of patrons who are in the right income group to purchase original and quality copy/work.  I would welcome anyone who feels they fall in to this category to contact me and if possible arrange a viewing of the pieces they purpose to allow me see if the fall in to the required specifications for the initial launch.

We would also like the initial artists to be within 55km range of Rathdrum Once the concept has proven itself we will extend the range to neighbouring villages and towns.  We understand the frustration of artists where access to markets and suitable displays centres is a major worry. We also understand that the lack of additional finance to allow them to pay for the galleries ect. Our intention is to try and assist in getting exposure to local and also doing it in a cost effective method. 

Lets make our local talent famous who knows one local purchase today could end up in the usa tomorrow and become the envy of many. 

They can contact me Dave Henry on 083 0349577 or email Dave on davehenry58@gmail.com for further information     

Row Hard Or Go Home 

Six men from Co Wicklow are preparing to row across the atlantic ocean starting on the 12th December from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.

It will take them about forty days to row the 3.000 mile journey. Two of the six men were born and raised in Rathdrum.  Gearoid and Diarmuid O Briain Sons of Catherine and Rossa O Briain. The other Wicklow men are Shane Culleton, Dan Buckley, Tom Nolan and Derek McMullin.  The Charities benefiting from their adventure’s are the Laura Lynn Foundation, the R.N.LI and Rathdrum Cancer support. 

You can keep in touch with their progress on the ROW HARD OR GO HOME website www.rowhardgohome.com


Congratulations to Jurate Naulkiaite from Rathdrum who was a recipient of an academic excellence award which was presented by the cpa Ireland at a conferring ceremony in Dublin last Saturday. 

Congratulations and well done Jurate. 

Ballinacor Camogie Christmas Raffle

Ballinacor camogie club are holding their annual Christmas raffle which will take place on Friday the 16th December 2022 at 9pm in Phelan’s pub in  Ballinaclash.  

1st prize is a hamper worth one hundred and fifty euros and 2nd prize is a hamper worth seventy five euros and numerous of other prizes, it cost two euros per line. 

Call in to Phelans and support the Ballinacor camogie club and dont for get your Christmas jumpers. 


Best of luck to Gerry Cullen who is retiring as caretaker of Avondale Community College Rathdrum this Christmas to embark on a new chapter in his life. 

He has given incredible service to the community college, staff and students over the last numbers of years 

Enjoy your retirement Gerry 


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