Privacy & Cookies Policies

   ~ Privacy Policy including GDPR ~     (click to open hidden text)

This website is the website of the parishes of St. Mary’s in Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete in the Catholic Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise in Ireland.

Our website addresses are:

All three URLs point to

Contact addresses:
The Parochial House
St. Mary’s Church
Dublin Road
Co. Longford
N39 AX93

Personal data we collect, why and for how long we use it:

How long we retain your data

Rotas for Altar Servers:
Currently rotas for Altar Servers are not recorded in either parish newsletter or in website.

Rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers:
Names are printed in the parish newsletter which are scanned each week and uploaded to the website (Parish Newsletters page) and will be deleted at the end of the following month.
Rotas are entered in the website (Our Parishes page) the week before each month and are deleted when the new rotas are entered. Only names (Christian and Surname) are used in both newsletter and website. No other personal information is used.

Baptisms and Deaths:
Names (Christian and Surname) and addresses (street, estate or townland only) are printed in the parish newsletter which are scanned each week and uploaded to the website (Our Parishes page). The names and addresses will remain in that page until being deleted before Easter of the following year. No other personal information is used.

Currently weddings are not recorded in either parish newsletter or in website.

Audio/Video Recordings:
Audio and video recordings are made and available online by way of
( -> Longford -> Edgeworthstown)
and Sunday morning Mass (Rathowen) at 10.00 a.m. is live streamed on Rathowen Community Development Facebook page.

Your contact information

If you have any concerns regarding information we hold about you please address your concerns/questions with the Parish Priest at the contact addresses above.

Who we share your data with

Analytics are provided by Google Analytics and StatCounter.


At present no comment form is used. Visitors wishing to leave a comment may do so by using one of the three e-mail addresses in the contact page.



Images uploaded to the website from the above date will have embedded location data (EXIF & GPS) removed prior to uploading. Existing images will have such data removed on a phased basis.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



Our website is https enabled. This is an encryption method that secures the connection between your browser and our server.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


This website is based on WordPress
The theme is Customizr
The following plugins are used to add functionality:
Business Directory Plugin
Custom Sidebars
Google Analytics for WordPress
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded
Loading Page
Official StatCounter Plugin
PDF Embedder
Shortcodes Ultimate
ShortPixel Image Optimizer
Simple Lightbox
Sucuri Security
TinyMCE Advanced
Very Simple Event List
Visualizer: Charts and Graphs Lite
WP Flow Plus
WP Gallery Custom Links
WP Super Cache
Yoast SEO


Note: Anybody from another parish wishing to copy this Privacy Policy may do so. However be advised this policy has been crafted taking into account the specific requirements of our parishes. Other parishes will have their own unique set of requirements including use of contact forms, e-commerce (parish shop) etc. We strongly advise that legal advice should be taken as to the suitabilty of using this policy in any other parish.
~ Use of cookies in this website
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Your continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of them.
This website does not in anyway intentionally nor knowingly collect user information in any way, including by the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows,, or a third party to recognize your visit to our website. Cookies might be used to provide analytics e.g. number of visitors to our site each month, the origin (country) of visitors, the duration of visits, which page/s are read – see Site Statistics to view last month’s visitor statistics.

All visitor data is collected and collated anonymously and no individual visitor may be identified.