Rathdrum notes week beginning 24th April

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Rathdrum Historical Society – Talk on Capt. Robert Halpin

Rathdrum Historical Society is hosting a talk on Robert Charles Halpin on 8 May 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ann Devlin Annex of the RDA Hall in Rathdrum. The talk will be given by Jim Rees, a well-known historian.

Robert Halpin was born at the Bridge Tavern in Wicklow Town in 1836 and died at Tinakilly House in Rathnew in 1894. He went to sea aged 11 and became a Master Mariner at 22. In his career, he captained the SS Great Eastern and also laid marine telegraph cables linking four continents.

Avondale Gaa 

Lotto Results Tuesday 18th April 2023 – 6-12-20-27

Jackpot winner Amy Porter and Braxton

Seven match three winner 

Martina and Brandon c/o Audrey

Nora Drum c/o Pj Rowley’s 

Jamie Doyle c/o Seamus Doyle 

Henry Cullen c/o online 

Arran and Corey Coffee c/o Johnny Coffee 

Niamh Olohan c/o online 

Mark Byrne c/o Pj Rowley’s 

Thanks for all your continued support 

Next draw Tuesday 25th April at 9pm – Jackpot One thousand euros 

Lotto can be played online by downloading the club force app Tickets can also be purchased in all the business in Rathdrum 

U11 Football 

Thanks to David Moran who sponsored the U11 football team a new set of Jerseys for the Coming season  2023

Go Games 2023

Last Friday evening Avondale had their first go games of the 2023 season which was hosted by Arklow Rocks Parnell Gaa Club. 

Avondale and Aughrim were the visiting teams to the host team Lots of fun was had by all the kids and loads of skills were shown by the kids 


Congratulations to former Avondale gaa player Connor Mc Graynor and his beautiful bride Lisa Tully who were married Friday 21st April  2023 in Mayo. Best wishes to you both for the future. 


Well done to  Zach Cullen and Cathal Baker form Avondale gaa club who were on the senior county football panel for Sunday’s match in Netwatch Cullen park Carlow  to play Kildare in the second round of the football championship.  It wasn’t to be Wicklow’s day as they came out on the losing side against Kildare on  a scoreline of Wicklow 0-10 Kildare 1-17 

The 17th Wicklow Roundwood Scouts Needs Your Help 

The 17th Wicklow Roundwood scouts need your help to avoid permanent closure.

Adult volunteer needed to help provide scouting for young people in the local area. 

Contact cillmhantain.cc@gmail.com or phone 086 8544262 for more information.

Avondale Camogie 


Congratulations and well done to the Avondale players who represented their county of Wicklow on the U14 intercounty team at the weekend in their first outing of the year. The girls played Meath and Kildare and Westmeath Best of luck girls for the season ahead. 

Also well done to Avondale player  Kayleigh Fox and the minor county camogie team who have qualified for the semi finals of their All Ireland Championship in their first season at this level following their win against Mayo Well done and best of Luck in the final. 

Hurl with me (Cancelled)

Due to the dreadful weather lately Avondale camogie club  have decided to cancel hurl with me and we hope to rearrange dates during the month of May. 


Condolences to the Conroy family and extended family on the sad passing of Fr Chris Conroy, May he rest in peace. 

Condolences to the Mc Donald Family and extended family on the sad passing of Bridget (Delia)Mc Donald, May she rest in peace. 

Condolences to the Byrne family and extended family on the sad passing of Jim Byrne, May he rest in peace.

Condolences to the Mernagh family and extended family on the sad passing of Maurice Mernagh, May he rest in peace.

Mass In April 2023 

Sunday 30th April Greenane at 10.15am 

Rathdrum Parish Church at 6.00pm  each Saturday (vigil) and Sunday at 11.30am each Sunday 

Date For Your Diary 

Trip to Johnstown Castle Co Wexford – An ecumenical outing is being organised between members of the church of Ireland faith and members of the catholic faith Rathdrum. The outing is to Johnstown castle in Co Wexford  where we will visit the gardens, the lakes and the agricultural museum

Prior to our arrival at the castle we will stop off at the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy Co Wexford for tea/coffee and scones and on our return we will have dinner in the Amber Springs hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford

The price of the trip is fifty euros per person if you would like to go please contact Pete or Lorraine Mc Williams  Pandlmcwilliams@gmail.com

Anne (parish secretary Rathdrum) or Fr Derek

First Come First Served 

Masses Prayer Groups and Social Gatherings 

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday-9am in Rathdrum Parish Church 

Tuesday- Eucharistic Service -9am in Rathdrum Parish Church 

Saturday -6pm in Rathdrum Parish Church 

Sunday -10.15am -Greenane 

Sunday 11.30am in Rathdrum Parish Church

Public Hoildays – 11am in Rathdrum Parish Church 


Before vigil mass on Saturday evening ( or ask Fr Derek)

Prayers For Vocations/ Eucharistic Adoration 

Every Wednesday  after 9am mass in Rathdrum parish church 


After 9am mass on Monday and Thursday 

After Eucharistic service on Tuesday before 9am mass on Wednesday and Friday 

Rosary in the famine and workhouse Graveyard 10.00am on the first Saturday of each month 

All are welcome 

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

Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30am till 12.30pm 

Tel: 040446517 | Email: rpo2014frd@gmail.com | Fr Derek Doyle – 040446517 

Website: www.churchmedia.tv/rathdrum | www.rathdrumparish.ie/webcam

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