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Sunday, 20 April 2014
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Welcome! Rathkenny is one of the sixty-nine parishes in the Catholic diocese of Meath. Most Rev. Michael Smith DCL.DD. is our bishop.

Our parish is located in the northeastern part of the diocese. It looks north through Lobinstown to Ardee, east through Slane to Drogheda, south to Navan and west through many places to Kells.




Rathkenny is a rural parish with jealous boundaries guarding the best of agricultural land and managed by the best of Irish farmers. There is no town or village in the parish, yet we have all that is required for us to live wholesome and healthy lives. There are two domestic and up-to-date shops selling food and household goods. Two national schools with excellent teachers educate over two hundred children. The community centre at Rathkenny is surrounded by playing fields, thus ensuring that indoor and outdoor entertainment and sporting activities are available to all. The three strategically located public houses present venues where young and old socialize and enjoy chat and discussions about topics of common interest.

There are three churches in our parish. The newest church is the parish church dedicated to St. Louis and St. Mary. The parish baptismal font is in this church. The oratory, where Eucharistic Adoration takes place, is located here too. In the grounds of this church is the priest's house and parish meeting room. The church at Rushwee is dedicated to St. Patrick and the church at Grangegeeth is dedicated to St. Brigid.

www.rathkennyparish.ie makes it possible for us to browse over notable milestones in our parish history. Our MENU under appropriate headings will point to parish events, schedules, programmes, projects, prayer topics and cover aspects of life as lived in Rathkenny parish today. Links to local clubs, organisations etc. giving contact numbers, E-mail addresses and website information can be part of all of that.

May the introduction of this instrument of communication be a source of information, a source of encouragement and help to all of us as we make our pilgrim journey of faith to the home of our Father in heaven. He loves us.

See: Map of Rathkenny Townlands

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