Rathdrum notes week March 13th

Rathdrum Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Rathdrum Saint Patrick’s day parade starts at 12pm sharp

A Lot of groups and organisation have shown interest in taking part in this year’s parade. Groups are requested to do a short write up about their float so it can be handed to our m.c on the day to read out to the crowd.The write up can be handed to Gerry Fitzgeral. 

All groups are requested to assemble at 11.30am at Avonmotors for the parade to start at 12pm sharp 

Avondale  Gaa 

Lotto Results 

7th March 2023


Two match three winners 

Cliff Ryan c/o online 

Michael Farrell c/o online 

Thanks for your continued  support 

Next draw Tuesday 14th March 

Jackpot Three thousand two hundred euro 


Congratulations to Avondale duel star David Byrne and his beautiful bride Yvonne Kenna on their wedding day last weekend.  May you both have a wonderful life together.

Senior Football Match 

Avondale senior football team and management made the long journey across to Kiltegan on Sunday morning to take on Kiltegan in their 1st game in the division 1a Senior football league 2023.  We returned with no points as we lost on a scoreline of Kiltegan 0-13 to Avondale 1-05

Caleb Fox and Jack Bailey Johnson made their senior football debut for Avondale and both done well. 

Mass Times In Our Cluster Of Churches 

Times for our masses in St Kevin’s church Laragh, Saint Laurence’s Church Roundwood and the churches of Saint Marys and Saint Michael’s church Rathdrum, Saint Columba church Greenane and Saint Patricks and Saint Killians Rathdrum. 

Saint Kevins Laragh 

Tuesday and Friday-mass at 10am 

Wednesday- Eucharist service at 9am 

Sunday- mass at 11.30am 

Saint Laurence Church Roundwood 

Monday and Wednesday- mass at 10am 

Saturday vigil- mass at 7pm 

Sacred Heart Moneystown

Sunday only mass at 10am 

Saint Marys and Saint Michael’s church Rathdrum 

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday- mass at 9am 

Tuesay-Eucharistic service-  9am

Saturday vigil mass -mass at 6pm 

Sunday -mass at 11.30am 

Saint Columbas Greenane and Saint Killians

Alternative Sunday only mass at 10.15am (19th March 2023)

Saint Patricks and Saint Killians Clara Vale 

Alternative sunday only mass at 9am (Sunday the 26th March 2023) 

Bereavement Support 

The Irish hospice foundation provides a free bereavement support line. 

The national free phone service is available from 10am – 1pm Monday to Friday by calling 1800-807077 Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information. 

Saint Patrick’s Day Mass Time 

On next Friday the 17th March Mass will be celebrated in Rathdrum Parish Church at 11.00am to facilitate the Rathdrum Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2023 which starts at 12pm The vigil mass for the feast day will take place on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the Rathdrum Parish Church 

Sunday Masses in Greenane and Clara Vale 

Sunday the 19th March at 10.15am Saint Columba’s church 

Sunday the 26th March 2023 at 9am Saint Patricks and Saint Killians church 

Avondale Camogie 

Congratulations to all the medal winners at the intercounty awards night. 

The girls were presented with their medals from the 2019,2020,2021,and 2022 season. 

Congratulations to the following Avondale Camogie players Emma Byrne,Thea Cullen, Aisling Byrne, Kayleigh Fox, Skye Byrne, Hannah Olohan, Ava Breen, Hollie Ward, Paige Nolan, Emma Fogarty, Aine Fogarty and Caylin Snell.

Best of luck for the coming season. The future’s looking bright for these young girls

Camogie Club Registration  

As the new season is fast approaching we request that all players pay their annual registration fee.  Unfortunately for safety reasons no player is permitted to train or participate in matches until the fees are paid.

All registrations fees can be paid through Foireann. The foireann app can be downloaded to your phone from the play store app.

If any parent needs guidances on working Foireann please do not hesitate to contact. 

Parnell .A.C 

The 2022 Sli Cualann awards night hosted by Parnell A.C in Rathdrum and a great night was had by all with several of our athletes receiving  well deserved awards on the night 

Senior Woman- Sile O’Byrne 

Senior Men- Derek Crammon 

Masters Women- Catherine O’Connor

Most Improved – Rachel Cole 

Team Of The Year –  Rachel Cole Lynn Sheehan Sile O Byrne Catherine O Connor 

International Recognition Award 

Debbie Griffin, William Belton,  Derek Crammon and Catherine O Connor. 

Congratulations and well done to all Winners. 

Rathdrum Historical Society 

Last week Rathdrum historical society hosted a talk on Arthur Griffith by Brian Maye. 

Brians talk gave a comprehensive overview of the many but often forgotten achievements of Arthur Griffith and his significant contribution to the foundation of the Irish state. 

Brian also gave a deep insight into Griffiths personalities which showed him to be modest man who did not seek power or the limelight. Thank you Brian. 

The next talk will be on the Jadotville siege by Leo Quinlan on the 5th April. 

Followed by a talk on captain Robert Halpin in May. 

Please look on the Rathdrum Historical facebook page and the Rathdrum parish Newsletter for details. 


Congratulations to former Rathdrum Resident Beckey Cassin who has signed up with Haesved HG Kvindeelite soccer club and made her debut with her new club on the starting eleven last Sunday.  The Community of Rathdrum wishes you the best of luck Beckey for the coming season with your new club     

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