(Photos courtesy of Chris Bolton)



















Welcome to Rathdrum Parish, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Our parish comprises the church of Ss. Mary and Michael (Rathdrum), the Chapel of Ease of Ss. Patrick and Killian (Clara Vale) and the Chapel of Ease of St. Columba’s (Greenane).

As a Christian Community in Rathdrum, the teachings of Christ are central to our worship and prayer. We seek to live in accordance with God’s commandments to love and serve one another, and to support one another in times of joy and sadness.

Whether you are of a long established parish family or have recently joined the community of Rathdrum, we hope this website will provide you with useful information regarding Community and Parish activities.

The three parishes of Rathdrum, Glendalough and Roundwood comprise a “parish cluster”  –  which is the term used to indicate that several rural parishes are working together. You will see that we sometimes share events and celebrations.

See our Contact Us page for information on how to contact us. We would appreciate your help and comments.

Fr. Derek Doyle