Friday 27 April 2018

'Childhood Memories of Greenore Hotel'

The Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society has organised a talk entitled 'Childhood Memories of Greenore Hotel' for Friday August 29 in Long's Pub, Grange.

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. For many, memory brings back nostalgic reminiscences of a place and a time which is long forgotten.

Peter Kavanagh, ex Editor, Dundalk Democrat will give a talk on his childhood memories of Greenore Hotel, its many inhabitants from visitors to employees coupled with his recollections of the upstairs/downstairs working environment. It was a time when the rich travelled and the local employees went home!

Refreshments will be served, admission is €5 and all are welcome!

If interested in tours/genealogical classes please phone 0851833110.


As in previous years a Lordship/Ballymascanlon Parish one day retreat will take place on Lough Derg on Tuesday September 2.

It is hoped to organise a coach to and from Lough Derg and anyone interested in travelling should get in touch with Gemma McDermott, Chairperson of the Parish Couincil, at 086-3455636, or Aileen Murphy, Secretary, at 042-9376154.


The 1st Irish Dance Festival will take place this month from Sunday August 17 to Saturday August 23. It will be a week long celebration of all aspects of Irish dance and will take place in Carlingford.

Daily masterclasses, talks and seminars from special guests and plenty of social events will be on offer for all enthusiasts of Irish dancing, Sean nos, Céilí and Figure dancing and also Set Dancing.

The Irish Dance Festival event is inviting children and adult dance enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate Irish culture in Ireland. We would like to extend a warm welcome to those who have always wanted to give Irish dancing a try!

Alongside the dance workshops there will be plenty of social and entertainment events planned throughout the week including Céilís, traditional music sessions, outdoor adventure activities at the Carlingford Adventure Centre and lots more with guaranteed craic!

For adults and children, complete beginners to experienced dancers, this is the ultimate festival celebrating the world of Ireland's traditional dance forms and promises to be the experience of a lifetime.


The North Louth Summer League is coming to its conclusion. The top two teams play off for the final and Glen United have already qualified. But they have to play Edentubber this week to see who their opponents will be as Edentubber and Faughart are both locked on the same number of points.

The Edentubber / Glen United match takes place at Edentubber on Thursday night.


Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in St. Laurence's Cemetery, Omeath, on next Sunday, August 10, at 11am. for the annual Blessing of the Graves ceremony.

Holy water will be provided for the ceremony but families are asked to bring a bottle for the sprinkling of their family plot.

Tea and refreshments will be served in The Dolmen Centre after the Mass and Blessing ceremony. All are welcome!


Fr. McEvoy Park, Cooley, was the venue for the under 10 blitz on Monday night last. The teams taking part were Cooley Kickhams, Kilkerley Emmets and Geraldines.

The Cooley squad for the blitz was; Luke Sheridan, Eddie Kirwan, Sean Quinn, Shane Rogan, Shane Boyle, Sean McCarragher, Gerard Hanlon, Thomas Fearon, Cian McGuinness, P.J. Halpenny, Dayna Ferguson.


The Bellurgan United Blotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, July 29.

The Jackpot was €1650 and the winning sequence was 1, 2, 4, 7, 3, 6, 5. There were no jackpot winners or no match four winners. The five winners of the special draw were; Adam Doris, Jenkinstown; Annie Woods, Marsh Road; Michael Heatherton c/o Colm Woods; Seamus Flynn, Rockmarshal; Tony Gaskin, Jenkinstown. They each receive €20.

The jackpot for this week's draw is €1800 and tickets are available from committee members.


Cuchulainn Gaels are holding a Car Boot Sale again this year on every Sunday until August 24. The next one is on Sunday, August 10. It will last from 10am to 4pm. and is situated at Omeath Pier. Cars cost €10 and for further information please contact Mark at for more information at 00353879740523.


The Carlingford / Omeath Red Cross will hold their bi-monthly social in St. Mary's Hall, Cooley, on Tuesday August 12 at 8.30pm. The usual transport arrangements will apply.

The Red Cross Branch would appreciate if the people taking in the annual holiday to Youghal in September could have their money paid in full at the social or by August 12.

The holiday to Youghal is from Sunday September 7 until Friday September 12 and the venue is the Quality Hotel, Youghal. The contacts for booking and further information are; Tom at 086 4025915, Josephine at 042 9373449, and Sheila @087 4140281.


Cuchulainn Gaels, Omeath, have arranged a fundraising bag pack in Tesco, Newry, on this coming Saturday August 9 from 10am to 6pm.

The club is calling on all parents, players and club members to help assist with a few hours of their free time. For further information please contact Mark on 00353879740523 .


The afternoon concert series continues this Sunday August 10 when Zoe Conway on fiddle and John McIntyre on guitar entertain at the Carlingford Heritage Centre.

Before the main event is the Children's Concert which commences at 2pm. This is an extra show specially for children up to 7 years old. There will be a fantastic dancer, Siobhan Manson from Galway, who is the lead dancer with Riverdance. We will play theme tunes from film and TV, like Dora, Star Wars and The Simpsons, and popular traditional and classical songs and tunes.

There are lots of concerts for children in Dublin, but none in Co. Louth so we thought it would be nice to do that.

The Sunday concerts are one hour long, from 4-5pm, allowing people the freedom to explore the village's many other attractions. Tickets (€10 / €6 concessions) are available from The Heritage Centre on 042 93 73454.


The Carlingford / Omeath parish lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, July 29.

The jackpot of €10,500 was not claimed when no one matched the four numbers drawn, 10, 14, 20 and 24. There were four 'match three' winners: J. Larkin, G. McGarrity, Carlingford; S. Murphy, Rathcor; S. Malone, Glenmore. They each receive €40.

The jackpot for this week's draw is €10,650.


A number of very worthy causes will benefit greatly from a charitable event to be held in Cooley next week. Anna Pearson has organised her annual coffee morning for Tuesday next, August 12, at 3 Oyster Cove, Millgrange. The charities to benefit are the Maria Goretti Foundation at Lordship and the Alzheimer Centre at Rathabbey, Grange.

The event commences at 10.30am and continues until 2pm. All are welcome. Anna can be contacted at 042-9383939.


The Omeath Tidy Towns committee has organised a Cake Sale for Sunday next, August 10. It takes place in The Dolmen Centre immediately after the Cemetery Mass which starts at 11am.

The street sweeping machine will be in Omeath village tomorrow, Thursday August 7, between the hours of 9am and 12noon.

The Omeath Tidy Towns ask all residents to do their best to keep the kerbside free of traffic/obstruction on this day for the duration of the sweep. Your co-operation in the matter will be greatly appreciated.

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