Rathdrum notes week December 19th

Avondale Gaa Club 

Avondale Gaa Club Lotto Results 

Lotto draw 13 th December  2022 

No Jackpot winner

No drawn 1-6-12-25 

four match three winners Ola Steele c/o online

Chrissie Kennedy c/o Claudia 

D&S O Keeffe c/o Catherine 

Nora Drumm c/o Pj Rowley 

Thanks for all your continued support 

Next draw is on Tuesday 20th December at 9pm 

The Jackpot stands at two thousand one hundred 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 

Avondale gaa club would like to wish all our sellers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and peaceful new year 

There will be no draw on Tuesday 27th December The next draw will be on the 3rd January 2023 

Thanks for all your continued support 

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 

Avondale U13 players had their presentation in the sports complex in Rathdrum A big thank you to Zach Cullen and Conor Byrne 

and Oisin McGraynor who attended the event and presented the medals to the u13 players Thanks to the parents who dive the length and breath of Co Wicklow with their kids to matches and to training in the sports complex.

Thanks goes to the coaches of Clive and Anthony Sean and Mickey and Craig and Liam for all their hard work in training the  kids to get them prepared for their matches during the year. 

The future’s looking bright for these young lads Abhainn Dala Abu   

Rathdrum Rugby Club Hound Dog Day

Hound dog day kicks off at 1pm at the Rathdrum rugby club grounds on Saint Stephen’s Day. 

There will be a charity collection on the day of the match and the prize giving and usually celebration will take place in the coffin shed thanks to Grace and her staff.  Contact NoeL Cross or John Cashman if you are interested in togging out for either teams on the day. 

Closing Times For The Avoca Arklow Bray The Murrough Recycling Centres

Closing times for the recycling centres Friday the 23rd December 2022 Arklow, Avoca, Bray and the Murrough recycling centres will be opened from 9am till 1.45pm.

Christmas eve and Christmas day and St Stephen’s day all centres will be closed.

Wednesday 26th December all centres closed 

Thursday 29th December all centres closed 

Friday 30th December all centres opened from 9am till 1.45pm

New years eve all centres opened from 9am till 1.45pm 

New years day all centres closed 

Monday 2nd January 2023 all centres closed 

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 Arklow recycling centre  9am till 4.30pm  

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 Avoca 9am to 4pm Closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm 

Tuesday 3rd  January 2023 Bray 9am till 4pm 

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 9am till 4.30pm close for lunch from 1pm to 1.45pm 

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 in 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 and 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 and the 15th and the 16th of December 2022 in Rathdrum church for the intentions of those you gave the mass cards. 

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 

Individual Confession christmas eve from 10am to 1pm  in Rathdrum Parish Church 


Condolence to the Hudson family and extended family on the sad passing of Molly Hudson 

May She 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 Tow 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 and Dan Buckley and Tom Nolan and Derek McMullin  The Charities benefiting from their edventures are the Laura Lynn  Foundation and the R.N.LI and Rathdrum Cancer support. 

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

Ballinacor Camogie Christmas Raffle Results 2022

The winners of the raffle are 1st Lucy Toomey one hundred and fifty euros hamper  2nd prize Lorcan Davitt seventy five euro hamper 3rd Carmel and Logan Nolan 4th Karen Rodger 5th Lucey Toomey 6th Josh Kavanagh 7th Ann Browne 8th Charlie Browne 9th Neala O Sullivan 10th Aoife Toomey  11th Christine Carter 12th Louise and Paul and Robyn Simpson 13th Sara Nolan 14th Karl Phelan 15th Lauren Burke 16th Trish Phelan 17th Tomas Carter 18th Josie Phelan 19th Natalie Farrell 20th Catherine Heffernan 21st Paul Clarke  22nd Maddie O’Connor 23 Joe Doyle 

Merry Chrismas And Happy New Year 

I would like to wish all the readers  a merry christmas and a happy and peaceful new year 2023 

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