St Patrick’s N.S. raising funds for garden project

St Patrick’s National School is raising funds and source resources for a new garden project, which includes the purchase of a polytunnel.

The goal is to raise €1,500 for the purchase of a polytunnel and materials for raised beds within. The polytunnel, once complete, will provide an outstanding outdoor classroom environment that will allow for hands-on, real-time learning for students.  

A school garden is an excellent way for children to learn about nutrition and healthy diets while increasing their environmental awareness. The children will be able to experience growing various plants and vegetables, harvesting them and tasting the end product.

This project will allow the children to reconnect with the natural world and learn more about the real source of their food. 

No donation is too small, every cent helps. To donate, click here.

Easter Sunday service to be broadcast on RTÉ 1

RTÉ 1 television and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra will broadcast a Eucharist service on Easter Sunday, 21st April.

The service will be celebrated by the Very Revd Paul Bogle, who will be joined by the Meath Diocesan Choir and parishioners from the parishes of Trim and Athboy.

The service will be recorded in RTÉ’s studios on Palm Sunday, 14 April. To take part in this service, parishioners can add their names to the list in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim or by emailing

Transport will be available on the day, with the recording taking most of the afternoon to complete.

St James’ Church, Athboy, will hold a united service for both Trim and Athboy parishes at 10am on Palm Sunday. There will be no 11.30am service in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, on that day.

For further information, please email

CAMEO evening

Parents and children in Trim and Athboy parishes are invited to the next CAMEO (‘come and meet each other’) evening in the Diocesan Hall, Trim at 5pm on Saturday 2 March 2019.

There will be sweet and savoury pancakes for all and there is no charge for this event. However, attendees may make a donation to cover the cost and any surplus will be donated in full to the Christian Aid Lenten Appeal.

To help us plan, please RSVP by Sunday 24 February if you wish to attend to or by text to 085 808 1483.

Parish Notices

The Mothers Union AGM will take place on Tuesday 22 January at 4pm in the home of Mrs Olive Reilly.

To celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, ecumenical services will be hosted at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Trim on Monday 28 January at 7.30pm (note change of date) and also, in Athboy Community School on Thursday 24 January at 8pm.

The St Patrick’s Cathedral Select Vestry will meet at 8pm on Tuesday 29 January in St Patrick’s National School. To add your name the voting register, please notify the rector or churchwardens or email

The next meeting of Scatter Club will take place at 5pm on Saturday 26 January at the Diocesan Hall in Trim. Scatter Club caters for children of primary school age and new members are always welcome.

Updated training in child protection will be held on Wednesday 20 February at 7.30pm in the Diocesan Hall as part of the parish’s Safeguarding Trust Training programme. This applies to all volunteers who work with children and parish panel members.

Confirmation will take place on Sunday 16 June this year. If anyone in your household is considering confirmation, please contact Dean Paul Bogle directly.

Santa pays a surprise visit to Scatter Club

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the last Scatter Club get-together of 2018, which was held on the later-than-usual date of Saturday 22 December at the Diocesan Hall in Trim.

Despite the pressures of the season, Santa had gifts for all the children in attendance and was very impressed by the children’s warm welcome.

Santa thankfully made it back to the North Pole just in time for the big day, which saw him visit the homes of 2.1 billion children across the world!

Parish Notices

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

The always popular Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Meath Diocesan Choir will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim at 7.30pm on Friday 21 December.

Athboy Parish Carol Service

Athboy Parish Carol Service will be held in St James’ Church at 4pm on Sunday 23 December. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be served after the service.

Christmas Services

A Christmas Eve service of Eucharist will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim at 11.30pm. On Christmas Day, Eucharist will be celebrated at 10am in St. James’ Church, Athboy, and at 11.30am in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Christmas services

Christmas services will be held in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim and St. James’ Church, Athboy as follows:

Christmas Eve

11.30pm – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Christmas Day

10am – Eucharist at St. James’ Church, Athboy.
11.30am – Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim.

Carol services

Trim and Athboy parishes will also host a number of carol services, which you are warmly invited to attend. The details are as follows:

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols – December 21, Trim

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Meath Diocesan Choir will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim from 7.30pm.

Athboy Parish Carol Service – December 23, Athboy

Athboy Parish Carol Service will be held in St. James’ Church at 4pm. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be served after the service.

Rededication of stained glass windows in Trim Cathedral

The newly-restored stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim were re-dedicated by Bishop Pat Storey at a special service on 2 December 2018.

Pictured above (from left) are: John Arnold; Bishop Pat Storey; Dean Paul Bogle; Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive at Meath County Council; and Cllr Noel French.

For more photos from the service, click here.

Isaac Delamere installed as Canon of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim

Congratulations to Canon Isaac Delamere on his installation as a Canon in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

The service was conducted by Dean Paul Bogle and the preacher was Revd Ruth O’Kelly.

Pictured above are (from left): Revd. Ruth O’Kelly, Dean Paul Bogle, Bishop Pat Storey, Canon Isaac Delamere and Karen Seaman.

For more pictures from the installation service, click here.