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Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement Association are hoping to attract new members for 2013 and to this end they are holding an OPEN DAY on Wednesday 6th February, 2013, at 2.30pm in Duleek Parish Centre. The Active Retirement Association encourages members to be proactive in making their own passtimes and entertainment. They welcome suggestions as to the interests and concerns of retirees in the area, so why not drop in and have a chat and a cup of tea and see what's on offer.
DULEEK FAIR DAY
On the weekend of 17/18 August Duleek will host its own 'Gathering Event'. This year, Duleek Fair Day and Duleek Athletics Club have joined forces to bring a fresh, vibrant and creative approach to the village's annual Fair Day activities. Building on the success of last year's Fair Day, we are delighted that this year, Duleek & District Athletic Club will host their inaugural 10K Run (Approved by AAI), immediately before the commencement of the Fair Day festivities, to generate great excitement and increase attendance at all of the day's festivities.
The introduction of the 10K Run will enhance the festive atmosphere for this unique Gathering Event. The Duleek Gathering Event, 'Duleek Fair Day & 10K Run 2013' will be promoted as a celebration of all that the Parish has to offer. We extend an open invitation to all family and friends who are living outside the Parish to come home and join in the festive celebrations. Watch this space for more.
Group Duleek's 35-strong Operation Transformation Group have lost a total of 13 stone, 8 pounds in only 2 weeks!! For regular updates on their progress follow them on Facebook (Duleek and District Athletic Club) and watch out for the group on RTE's Operation Transformation; Tuesdays / Wednesdays, 8.30-9pm! A community walk has been organised to support our local Operation Transformation group, EVERY SUNDAY AT 3PM, MEETING ON THE VILLAGE GREEN. Its great fun, and adults, children, pets and buggies are all welcome! Be part of it! Walk length - approx 4km. Walk duration - approx 45 mins.
A Valentines weekend party will take place Saturday 16th February in the City North Hotel. Admission is €10 and includes a carvery main course served from 7:30 until 9:30. Live music will be played from 9pm until 2am with a variety of bands on the night. The night is in aid of Barnardos, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Gary Kelly Centre, Self Helf Africa & Combines4Charity. For more information check out www.combines4charity.com
DULEEK DRAMA PLAYERS
'On Raftery's Hill' is taking place between Monday 11th and Friday 15th March at 8:30pm in the Droichead Arts Centre. Tickets cost €12 each. 'On Raftery's Hill' is a dark tale set in midlands Ireland about three generations of Raftery's who are at war with themselves and the ties that bind them. It promises to be a great show.
ELMS The Talbot Foundation is a not for profit organisation that runs a day care centre for people with intellectual and physical disabilities in the business park and they are looking for local people with a skill, talent or just some free time to become a volunteer in the centre. If you
are interested and could help with music, drama, horticulture, woodwork, guitar, dance, knitting, yoga, education, driving etc please contact Sinead Malone on 0419814447.
Duleek Women's Forum are running a weekend away to Bundoran Co Donegal. Two night's dinner, bed and breakfast leaving the village green Saturday 16th March, returning Monday 18th March. For enquiries contact Ann on 0419823415.
HERITAGE GROUP AGM
The Duleek Heritage Group will hold their AGM on Monday, February 4th at 8pm in the Parish Rooms. All are welcome to attend. There will be no meeting in January. Any motions that anyone would like to add to the agenda can be submitted in advance to Derek Kellett at email@example.com. Being involved in the group provides opportunities to actively engage in promoting local heritage and cultural projects. If you would like to join, please contact Stephen McKee at 086 0432760.
CREDIT UNION EGM/AGM
Duleek Credit Union will hold their EGM at 8pm on Wednesday 30th January before the AGM.
Lotto Results for 22nd January 2013. There was no winner of this week's Jackpot of €4500. Winning numbers were 11, 20, 25 & 26. 5 x €20 winners are: Angela Murphy, Anna Duff, Brian Smith, Declan Smith & Mrs P McConnan. Next week's Jackpot €4600
Lotto Results for 22nd January 2013. Jackpot €7900, Numbers drawn 13, 22, 26 & 28. Match 3 numbers €100; One Winner – Ben Cullen. 5 Winners €20 each – Anthony Burke, Mary Grant, Declan Browning, Robert Hanna & Tom Tuohy. Next week's jackpot €8000, Reserve jackpot €5000.