Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Faughart, Kilkerley, Knockbridge, Louth, Shelagh

Faughart, St Vincent de Paul: We all find ourselves in times of need throughout our lives. If you or your family are in that situation today, why not contact St Vincent de Paul on 087 2520382.

Faughart Social Group

No meeting on Mon 3rd June due to the bank holiday. Mon 10th June Yoga with Sheila at 7.30pm. Mon 17th June Health and well-being with Rose Lavery at 7.30pm.


Yoga on Friday mornings at 9am in Community Centre.

Roche Emmets Lotto

Draw 24th May 2019 Jackpot €6,600. Numbers drawn 3, 12, 20, 31. No Jackpot winner 5 people win €20 each: Tony Carroll c/o D Craven, Janice Marmion c/o U8 Players, Ben Marmion c/o Nursery, Michael Quigley, Roche, Alan McGeough c/o Kevin Callan. Thank you all for supporting our lotto. Next draw date 31st May. Jackpot €6,700.

Crafts and cuppa

Craft evening at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Join us for work, a chat and a cuppa.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Classes on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. All welcome.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Resource Centre On Sat 8th June. Music by Curtis Magee. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

Writing workshop

Absolute Beginners Writing Workshop (for adults, all ages)

Dates * Sat May 25th 11am - 12.30pm €15) Spaces are limited. To book a place please call: 087 657 6996.

Creative writing

Get started turning your creative ideas into articles, features and stories. Learn how to create, edit, and sell your written work. If you want to be published in national magazines or newspapers, finally write your life story or a book that's inside of you, this workshop will get you inspired and started!

Blessing of Graves

Fatima Old graveyard Thurs day6th June 7.30pm, Urnai 13th June 7.30pm, Kane Thurs 18th June 7.30pm, Kilcurry Sun 23rd June 7.30pm, Brid a Chrinn Sun 30th June 7.30pm, Faughart Fri 5th July 7.30pm. To submit info to Faughart Notes please contact 087 643 9546.


Emmets GFC

The junior team beat Young Irelands 3-16 to 2-8. Scorers: Ciaran Bellew, Ultan McEneaney 1-2 each, Darren Geoghegan 0-4, Sean McCaughey 1-1, James Bellew 0-3, Ewan McEnteggart 0-2, Stephen Kneel and Micheal McGeown 0-1 each. They play this Tuesday, June 4, away to Plunkets at 8.00pm and this Sunday, June 9, at home to Kevins at 12 noon. Good luck to mentor Paul Litchfield along with Adam Shields and Cathal Bellew against Meath this Wednesday in Navan in the Leinster Junior football championship. No luck for Ciaran McGlynn playing for the county U20 team that lost to Cavan and Antrim last week. The minors play on June 24, away to Clans at 7.30pm. Kilkerley Naomh Malachi U16 boys play this Friday away to St Brides at 7.30pm. The U14 boys won at home to Kevins Lannleire. The U12 Boys play on June 14 at home at 7.00pm to O'Connells/Stabannon/Mitchels having had a good away win over St Fechins with great all round effort and worked very well as a team. They also played in the inaugural Clans Fun Day tournament on Saturday morning. They played against the Pats and the SeanOMahonys, winning one and narrowly losing the other in the group format. They then contested the shield final against the Clans, played very well, to win the trophy.

The Ladies team beat St Marys 5-18 to 2-7. The U16 girls finished level 4-9 to 2-15 away to Stabannon. The U14 girls play away to Geraldines on Monday next at 7.30pm and the following Monday are at home to Hunterstown at 7.30pm. The U12 girls beat Blues 1-9 to 0-1 and play at home to O'Raghallaighs Plunkets on Thursday of next week at 7.30pm and the following week away to Glyde Westerns at 7.30pm. They performed well in the Clans Fun Day Tournament in games with Cooley, Colmcilles and Clans. Sympathy to family and relatives of former player Patsy Casey who died in England also to the Hand, Conroy and Mulligan families and relatives on the death of Peter Kelly, Donaghmoyne.


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday, June 9, with music by Liam Mannering. Showbud play on June 16, Magic Moments on June 23, Curtis Magee on June 30, Just 2 on July 7 and Brian McDermott on July 14. Dancing from 9.00pm to midnight.

Parish News

Congratulations to all the boys and girls of Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal who received their First Holy Communion in Kilkerley recently. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Friday from 6.30p.m.-7.30p.m. Please pray for Peter Kelly, Donaghmoyne, Patsy Casey, formerly Hackballscross who died in England, Paul Lynch, Dundalk, who died recently. Baptisms take place every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am mass. Confession will take place after 6.00p.m Mass on Saturdays and before Mass on First Fridays. Best wishes to parishioners who are hospitalised or unwell at home presently. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Church each Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Family Fun Day takes place for Kilkerley Knockbridge Parish in Kilkerley Community Centre beginning with mass at 11.00am on Sunday, September 1, followed by food, bouncy castles, face painting and sports activity. Family tree healing mass is on Monday next June 10, preceded by confessions and rosary. Freedom in Christ Deliverance Ministry takes place in the church this Saturday, June 8, from 2-6.00pm. The PART meeting takes place on Monday, June 24, at in the Parochial House. Fr Gerry and Deacon Martin will so the house calls as usual this Thursday instead of this Friday. The Do This in Memory Team meet on Tuesday, June 11, in Knockbridge Parochial House at 8.00pm to prepare for the last mass of the year which takes place on the Feast of Corpus Christie, June 23.


Kilkerley Emmets lotto 28/05/2019, week 15. Jackpot €4,800, numbers drawn-02, 05, 14, 24-no winner. Winners of €20 each-Amy Higgins c/o W Quigley; Niall Murtagh c/o Kennedys Bar; Rian Hand-online, C Boltan c/o Kennedys Bar; Paddy Quinn c/o M Quigley. Thanks to all who supports the club lotto and those that promote and assist at draw each Tuesday night. Funds raised go to the week to week costs of running the club. The lotto continues on 04/06/2019 for Jackpot of €4,900.


Badminton for adults in the Community Centre on Monday nights from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. All over 18 welcome.

Young at Heart

This Group will meet in the Community Centre from 6.30pm this Thursday evening.

Recent Deaths

Condolences to family and relatives of Patsy Casey, formerly from Hackballcross who died in England in recent weeks also the Greta Hand, her family and relatives, Newtownbalregan on the death of her brother Peter Kelly, Donaghmoyne.


The Foroige Club continues each Friday evening at 8.00pm in the Community Centre as does Lady Birds and Girl Guides at 6.00pm and Brownies at 7.00pm..



Welcome into the community Rian Daniel Witherow, Cortial, Adam Jay Kieran, Rathbrist, Jacob Cayden Hoey, Stephenstown.

Parish News

Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass. Please pray for Seamie Kavanagh, Rossmakea, Benny Duffy, late of Castlering who died in New York, Anne Casey (née Conroy), Haynestown and formerly of Carrickmullan, who died recently. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the Church followed by Benediction at 10.00p.m. Confessions are available on Mondays before 7.30 Mass and from 9.30pm-10.00pm, at the end of Eucharist Adoration, and at any time by request. Can you please volunteer one or two hours of your time to help tidy the graveyard? As the numbers of volunteers have dropped rapidly, we are encouraging everyone to look after their own family grave including the surrounds (strimming, washing headstones, taking home old flowers). NB No dumping waste in the back lane. Let us all play our part in keeping the parish cemetery clean. Many thanks to those who have al-ready come forward to help. Please contact Peggy McCreesh 086 3817585. Family Fun Day takes place for Kilkerley Knockbridge Parish on September 1, in Kilkerley Community Centre beginning with mass at 11.00am followed by food, bouncy castles, face painting and sports activity. The PART meeting takes place on Monday June 24 at in the Parochial House. Fr Gerry and Deacon Martin will so the house calls as usual this Thursday. The Finance Committee meet on Monday, June 17 in the Parochial Hose at 8.00pm. The Do This in Memory Team meet on Tuesday, June 11, in Knockbridge Parochial House at 8.00pm to prepare for the last mass of the year which takes place on Corpus Christie , June 23.

Irish Dancing

Classes continue in the Parish Centre on Thursdays at 4.00pm. Details from Dearbhla Roddy 086 8242670


Yoga Classes continue each Tuesday night from 7.00-8.00pm. For more info, Contact Alan on 085 7326964. All levels Welcome.

Parish Centre

Those wishing to book the Parish Centre for Funerals and other occasions, must contact: Jean Myers directly at 042 9338670.


If you would like to full or part time, due to unemployment resulting from and accident, illness, injury, disability, we can help you seek employment. For further information on this service please contact Employ Ability Service, Louth on 042 9386718 or 087 6386885.

Bus Service

Flexibus Local Link is running a bus service from Knockbridge to Dundalk every Friday. The pick up time for this service is 9.00am and the return time is 12.30pm. For more information on this service or to book a seat ring 1800 303 707.


Parish Bingo this Thursday and each Thursday , at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre all welcome. €550 in Prizes each week. Raffle plus Jackpot of €1,000.

In need

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 0873518684


Tusla Child and Family Agency is urgently recruiting foster carers for children in Louth.

If you are interested in receiving more information please contact the Fostering Team on 9392201

St Brides GFC

Lotto Draw on Monday of last week May 27, had a jackpot of €11,000 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 13, 15, 19, 25. No Winner, 2 Match Three Winner got €100 for Ronan Carolan Snr c/o Macs; Nicole Lennon c/o Shop. Lotto continued on Tuesday of this week for Jackpot of €11,200. In the event of no Winner, or Match 3 Winners a further additional €200 is added to the following weeks Jackpot. Lotto Draw on Monday, May 20, had a jackpot of €10,800 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 01, 06, 21, 30. No Winner, One Match Three Winner got €70 for Florence Burn - Online; Paul Devin c/o Macs; Paddy McHigh c/o Shop. Tickets on sale (Priced €2) from MacNamee's Bar, McGuinness's Bar Dundalk, McKeown's Bar Dundalk, Giovanni's Chipper, Brodigan's Shop, Cluskey's Bar, Finnegan's Foodstore, Louth, Harrys Bar Dundalk, any Committee Member/Player or play online at



Last week a very important meeting took place in the newly refurbished Community Hub. At this well attended meeting Barry Eaton from Louth County Council met with several members from the community representing the different clubs and organisations as well as individuals and he explained that Louth village had being nominated by the council for Pride Of Place competition in the 2019 in the relevant population category. This Pride of Place initiative is an opportunity to showcase the village and for the local community with all the organisations and clubs to come together to celebrate our village In a follow up from that meeting you are cordially invited to the next meeting which will take place this coming Thursday at 9pm in the community Hub.

At this meeting a committee will be formed representing everyone in the village and it is hoped an open discussions will influence the creation of an outline proposal plan that will direct how we showcase the village

The judging panel will visit the village in the middle of July at a date still to be advised to judge the various the different headings Community Participation and Impact on Community and area. Please go along and support this wonderful initiative.

Poker Classic

A poker classic will be held in the community Hub this coming Friday in aid of the Youth Club. Price will be €20. And it will commence at 8.30pm. Refreshments served. You can phone either 0864093329 or 0876562906 for more information on this event or for information about the youth club.

50/50 draw

Last weeks winners of St. Mochtas 50/50 draw was Alex Mc Govern and ALexs winnings were €312. Winner of the €20 prize was Grace Mc Govern. Tickets can be had at all local business are from any committee member.

Knock trip

The Louth and Stonetown Legion Of Mary are having a pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 30th June. Details and booking can be made with Patsy Finnegan or any member of the Legion.

Date for your diary

Don't forget a date for your diary on July Sunday 9th to honour the 350th anniversary of the appointment of St. Oliver Plunket as Archbishop Of Armagh and in preparation for the unveiling of a new statue of St. Oliver in St Patricks Armagh a walk which will commence in Drogheda on that day and travel To Armagh. On the way they will call to St. Olivers shrine in Ardpatrick where Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm. We will have more information nearer the time.


Naomh Malachi

Underage training for under 6 to under 12s continues this Tuesday @ 7pm in the Naomh Malachi pitch and will continue every Tuesday evening at 7pm.

Our club shop section has been added to the O'Neill's website where you can purchase club merchandise

Naomh Malachi GFC extend congratulations to Richie & Louise Fee on the recent birth of their son, Joseph Fee.


Naomh Malachi GFC extends sincere sympathies to the family of the late Colin McShane, formerly of McShanes cross, Rassan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. And also sincere sympathies to Greta McShane on the recent death of her brother Charlie McCabe, formerly of Bohernamore, Ardee, Louth. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The club also extends sincere sympathies to the Murtagh family at Annavackey on the recent death of Sean (John) Murtagh, brother of Breige Murtagh, and formerly of Drumboat, Inniskeen, Monaghan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Whist Lessons

The Whist card game is taking a break for the summer and will resume again in September.

Walking Group

A walking group has commenced in Naomh Malachi's grounds every Thursday evening at 7pm. Open to all ages & abilities - Runners are most welcome too. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Rachael's Room is now full for morning sessions for September 2019 and September 2020. If you are interested in an afternoon preschool session or to be placed on our waiting list as people may drop out please contact us. Enrolment for September 2021 has now opened. Call Rachael on 0858439618.

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