Guide dogs campaign

Published 01/01/2014 | 05:28

SPECSAVERS in Drogheda have teamed up with Irish Guide Dogs for the blind to support the charity's 2013 Christmas Campaign.

The local eye store will be selling the Irish Guide Dog's 2014 calenders, with all funds going towards the charity.

120 BABIES BAPTISED

IN the past 12 months some 120 babies have been baptised in St Mary's Church, James Street. The parish invite all parents who have had their babies baptised in 2013 to bring them to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, January 12, with masses at 9 a.m., 10.30 a.m., noon or 7 p.m. They will receive a special blessing.

IRISH WATER A 'RIP-OFF'

SINN FEIN'S Cllr. Imelda Munster has called the setting up of Irish Water and the introduction of water tax as 'one of the biggest rip-offs we have ever seen'.

Cllr. Munster said that the biggest insult of all is that from January 1 if we have a problem with our water, pipes, leaks or pressure we will now have to ring a Call Centre in Cork to report any problems.

MASS OF REFLECTION

A VERY special mass and reflection will take place in Mell church on New Year's Eve, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. All are welcome.

RARE BIRDS

Well known Louth birder Peter Phillips will give a talk entitled 'Scarce and Rare Birds From Tory To Cape' at 8pm on Monday, January 6, upstairs at the Spirit Store.

Peter has been visiting both Tory Island off Donegal and Cape Clear Island off west Cork, arguably Irelands two hottest birding spots, for the last 30 odd years the talk is an account of what he found over this time.

HOLY HOUR

A Holy Hour with music and reflections is to be held in St. Mary's Church, James Street, Drogheda on Wednesday, January 8, at 8 p.m. All welcome.

Drogheda Independent

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