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Parish Bulletin - 22nd April 2006

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


23 April 2006








01 8256207

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A New Deputy Principal for Ratoath College



The new Deputy principal of Ratoath College is Anthony Malone, a native of Lucan. Anthony is a graduate of N. U. I., Maynooth where he took an Honours degree in English and History. He was the first recipient of the Jefferson Smurfit University Scholarship and holds two First Class Honours Master Degrees - one in History and one in School leadership. As part of his study for his Masters in History Anthony spent eight months in Copenhagen, Denmark. While there he received a further scholarship from the University authorities and was awarded the rare distinction of the highest possible grade for his work.


Anthony has considerable experience in various educational settings. On completion of his Higher Diploma in Education he was appointed to Lucan Community College. He was elected as the first Director of Education for Lucan 2000, a community group administered by Area Development Management. Anthony set up and organised a very successful annual school/community Arts festival and has himself written, produced and directed a number of school plays. He acted as Liaison Officer for Intel (Ireland) and was actively involved in the initial set up of Dissolving Boundaries in Education project, an innovative North-South ICT project. Anthony set up the first second level games convention in Ireland and was Manager to the under 16 Irish Schoolboys Basketball team. He has written and produced a Transition Year English textbook.


For the past three years Anthony has been a Research and Development Officer on the Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (TL21) project with the Education Department at NUI Maynooth. This is a collaborative school-university project which works in close partnership with Principals, Deputy Principals and teachers from 15 participating schools to experiment with, develop and implement innovative, active teaching methodologies that promote higher quality and more engaged, autonomous learning among school students.

When asked about his appointment Anthony said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Deputy Principal of Ratoath College. Ratoath is a wonderfully, vibrant town and I look forward to many happy years of working together with Máire, the staff, students, parents and the wider community in building a school of which we can all be proud.”


Anthony will meet the Parents Association on Wednesday May 10th at 8.30pm in Ratoath Community Centre.

He now lives in Kilcock, Co. Kildare and is married to Stephaine. They have one daughter, Shona, who will be three in July.


Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the baskets at the back of the church as soon as possible.


Lithuanian Mass at the Parish Church Ashbourne on Sunday 30th April at 6.00pm.


Anointing of the Sick:

The annual anointing of the sick will take place at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses next weekend (30th April). If you know of any elderly, sick or infirm parishioners in your area, perhaps you could assist in bringing them to one of the Masses next Sunday.


Ratoath Athletic Club outdoor training has resumed at GAA grounds at Brownstown on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm. New members welcome. Juveniles must be 9 years of age this year.



Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Competition on 23rd April in St Vincent de Paul Swimming Pool, Navan Road from 7pm-9pm.  All children must be registered prior to the event.  Registration Forms from Deirdre McCormack at 8254584


Meath County Council VEC/Beauford College have organised an Open Evening in order to provide information on new Post Leaving Certificate courses due to commence at the start of the academic year 2006/2007.New course will include Childcare, Floristry, Business Studies, Sports & Recreation, Foundation course in Art & Design. Mature students are welcome to apply.Tuesday 2nd May at 8.00pm Tel; 046 9021447.


Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 24th April in the Ratoath Inn at 8.30pm.

Speaker will be Lorna McMahon. Topic “Perennials and our Garden”


Ratoath Active Age Club will meet on Friday 28th April from 11.00am – 1.00pm in the

Glascarn Studio, Ratoath Community Centre.


Adult Set Dancing in the Black Bush Golf Club starts on Thursday 27th April at 8.30pm.

6 weeks course €36.00. Beginners are welcome.



Dunshaughlin Players will perform “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brain Friel at the new Ratoath Community Centre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 27th 28th 29th April, nightly at 8.00pm. Tickets €15.00 at the door.


KDR Catering, Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath. Bar Food Thursday – Saturday 7.00pm-10.00pm.

Carvery lunch Sunday 1.00pm – 5.30pm. Function room available

Contact David or Kathleen 087 9067854 


Dermot O’Leary and the Bards in the GAA Clubhouse on Saturday 6th May. Tickets €20


                            Ratoath Harps Lotto Results  No Jackpot Winner


23 April

Second Sunday of Easter

30 April

Second Sunday of Easter


Mary & Joseph White

& Kate Rooney


Pierce & Sean Glynn

& Mary Burke


Christy, John & Ita Donnelly


Eddie & Christy Nulty


Anthony King 

& Seamus Ennis (Month’s Mind)


Brigid Boshell and

& Sister Perpetienne


Nora & Michael Gilligan

& Tony Donnelly


Special Intention


Tuesday                   Michael Ryan (9.45)  

Wednesday              Chrissie Furman (9.45)

Saturday                  Jimmy & Kathleen Cusack (11.00am)


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