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Faughart: Dance schools cancelled - Kilcurry Resource Centre have cancelled the dance scheduled to take place this Saturday 14th March, due to our concern for the welfare of our dancers amid the current outbreak. This cancellation is purely precautionary, however, we feel it is necessary, during the ever-changing situation. We hope to see you all again soon when our dances resume, but in the meantime please take care.

Bowls Club

Due to the serious issues with covid19 all bowling is to cease with immediate effect. By order of the I.I.B.A.

School contact details

Faughart Community National School are currently enrolling across all classes, so we would welcome any enquiries on 0429371931 or faughartcns@lmetb.ie or express an interest in enrolling on enrolment page of our website www.faughartcns.ie

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 Society on 0872520382.

No social group meeting

Faughart Social Group will have no meeting on Mon 16th March.

School Enrolling

Scoil Phadraig Naofa Kilcurry are now enrolling. Email sclphadr@gmail.com or phone 0429339310.

Kilkerley

Dancing

Dancing in the Community Centre on Sunday nights has been cancelled until further notice in line with recommendations issued by government regarding the Corona Virus.

Parish News

Advice on Corona virus from Archbishop Eamon Martin. Until March 29, the following measures, motivated by care for the common good will take place. Each Christian community should be acutely aware of the responsibility to care for those who are most at risk. For example, even where it may not be appropriate to visit the elderly, a simple telephone call to enquire about their needs could mean so much to them. All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are cancelled. All Confirmations are postponed until further notice. Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building. Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated on condition that the attendance in Church does not exceed 100 .

Churches will remain open at the usual hours each day for prayer. In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.

Live Streaming: Fortunately we are blessed to have a Live Streaming service in both churches-Please note the times Masses will be streamed: Kilkerley 6.00pm on Saturdays; Knockbridge 11.30am on Sundays. Log into: MCN Media, scroll to Rep. of Ireland then Co. Louth and then you click on the image of St. Mary's Church, Knockbridge or Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley.

Remember in your prayers, Marie Kampes, Bay Estate, Muriel Clarke, Ashling Park, Mary Murphy, Ard Easmuinn, Shane McMahon, Carrickmacross, Billy Campbell, uncle of Fr Gerry. . Baptisms take place every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am mass. 7.00pm. Best wishes to parishioners who are hospitalised or unwell at home presently.

First Holy Communion for 2020, will take place on May 23. A reminder that all dead flowers/wreaths, excess waste from graves should be taken home and not left around Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Church each Friday evening from 6.00pm to the cemetery.

Birthdays

Best of birthday wishes to Grainne Wynne, daughter of Gerry and the late Mary Wynne from Plaster, on celebrating her thirtieth birthday last weekend.

Lotto

Kilkerley Emmets Lotto Draw Week 3, March 10, 2020. Jackpot €6,100. Numbers Drawn-16, 20, 21, 26-no winner. Winner of €100 ticket for Louth GAA County Board Pick a House Draw - Andrew McGuill. Lotto continues on Tuesday of this Week, March 17, for Jackpot of €6,200. There is a change this session which is attracting huge interest. In the case where jackpot is not won, normally 5 individual envelopes would be drawn out and each would get €20, this time for a period up to the Louth GAA Board House Draw date , just one envelope is drawn out and that lucky person wins a Ticket worth €100 for the County Board 2 House Draw. So for €2 you could end up winning entry to the Louth GAA Pick a House Draw or the Jackpot. Thanks to all who supports the club lotto and those that promote and assist at draw each Tuesday night. Funds raised go to the weekly costs of running the club.

Lourdes Committee

Kilkerley Lourdes committee wish to sincerely thank all the volunteers who worked in their Pop Up Shop in the Longwalk Shopping Centre recently. Thanks also to all those who donated items to sell in the shop and of course everyone who supported us. The shop was a great success.

Baptism

Welcome into the community Jack Thomas Fegan, Rathmore who was baptised recently.

Enrolment

Any parent/guardian who wishes for their child to be considered for enrolment in the next school year 2020/2021, in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal should contact the school office on 042 9337187or secretary@kilkerleyns.ie

Emmets GFC

All club activities have been suspended to March 29, pending further updates and decisions by Government and GAA. In light of the current COVID19 situation, Kilkerley Emmets men and ladies senior teams are offering a service to anyone in our Community, Member or Non-Member, who needs help with collecting groceries, prescriptions, etc. All requests will be treated in confidence. Contact 0858783433. The first round on the intermediate league is at home to Gaels on Sunday, April 4, at 3.00pm. The Ladies team lost 3-13 to 3-4 to Stabannon.

Bowls

Bowls continue in the Community Centre from 7.45pm each Wednesday night. New members very welcome.

Bus Service

LH 501 Kilkerley to Dundalk Local Link Bus Service runs each Friday with pick up points-The School 9.00am, Quigley's Cross 9.05am, Hackballscross 9.10am, Little Mills 9.30am, Carrick Road 9.35am, arriving in Dundalk at 9.40am. The return journey begins at 12.30pm in Dundalk. Travel Pass holders travel free. Contact number is 046 9074830. Check www.locallinklmf.ie

Badminton

Badminton takes place in the Community Centre beach Monday night from 8.00pm.

Medjugorje Trip

7 nights from June 16, 2019. €100 fee reduction if fee is paid before December 15, 2019 and €50 reduction if paid by February 15, 2020. Details from Phyllis Mulligan on 087 2028492 or 042 9336705.

Foroige

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

Text Alert

If you want to receive text messages from Kilkerley Community Alert 'Text Alert' then text your full name, address and mobile number to 089 472 5650

Knockbridge

CE Scheme

There are vacancies for environmental workers for Knockbridge Parish, 19.5 hours per week. Contact CE Supervisor Tommy Reilly on 042 9374926 at Old School Building, Tallanstown, or email-midlouthceltd@gmail.com

St Brides GFC

Lotto draw on Monday of last week March 9, had a jackpot of €20,000 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn were 01, 11, 24, 29. There was three Match 3 Winner who got €70-Alan Meehan c/o Cluskeys, Rosie Quigley c/o Shop, Catherine Turnbull Online.

Lotto continued on Monday of this week March 16, for a jackpot of €20,000 along with bonus draw for a ticket for the Louth GAA Board Pick a House Draw. 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 www.stbridesgfc.com. Membership for 2020 is now due: Adult Player €100; Adult non Player €50; OAP €25; Juvenile €40; Family €100 (2 Parents and 3 children U-18). Can be paid online at www.stbridegfc.com or to Paul Smyth.

Parish News

Advice on Corona virus from Archbishop Eamon Martin. Until March 29, the following measures, motivated by care for the common good will take place. Each Christian community should be acutely aware of the responsibility to care for those who are most at risk. For example, even where it may not be appropriate to visit the elderly, a simple telephone call to enquire about their needs could mean so much to them. All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are cancelled. All Confirmations are postponed until further notice. Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building. Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated on condition that the attendance in Church does not exceed 100 . Churches will remain open at the usual hours each day for prayer. In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass. Live Streaming: Fortunately we are blessed to have a Live Streaming service in both churches-Please note the times Masses will be streamed: Kilkerley 6.00pm on Saturdays; Knockbridge 11.30am on Sundays. Log into: MCN Media, scroll to Rep. of Ireland then Co. Louth and then you click on the image of St. Mary's Church, Knockbridge or Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley. Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass. Remember in your prayers May Marry, Newtown, Michael Geoghegan, Crossabeigh, Mary Murphy, Ard Easmuinn (nee Malone, Grange), Sheila Sweeney, Grange, Maureen Purcell, Louth, Tom Smith, Ealing UK, Margaret Bailey, Manchester, Patricia Harris, Dublin, Glenn Holland, Carrickmacross, who died recently.

Employability

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.

Yoga

Yoga Classes continue each Tuesday evening in Knockbridge Community Centre from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

Set Dancing

Classes continue each Monday from 8.30pm - 10.00pm.

Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Parish Centre on Thursday nights at 8.30pm.

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

Parish Centre

Those wishing to book the Parish Centre for Funerals and other occasions, must contact:

Jean Myers directly at 042 9338670. Fr Gerry has asked a Sub Group and a few others to explore the upgrading of the Centre.

Louth

Tidy Towns AGM

The Louth Tidy Towns held their A.G.M. recently.

The meeting which was very well attended reviewed another successful year. They appealed for more help in keeping the village tidy and looking well. They also discussed new projects which they have ear marked for the coming year.

Elected were chairperson Paul Mc. Ardle, Secretary Mary Mc. Donnell Joint Treasurers Mary Finnegan and Mary Mc. Donnell. Committee members are Pauric Mc. Ginn, Sheila O' Reilly ,Leonard Heatrick, Barry Eaton, Edel LKennon, and Delores Crawley.

We thank and congratulate the committee on their fine work to keep the area looking well and wish them well for the coming year and we should help them in any way we can.

Tractor run

The Louth Abbey Vintage club held their Tractor and Car run in aid of Ardee Hospice last Sunday and like all events they hold it was a complete success.

This was the run that had to cancelled because of the inclement weather. Chairman of the club Tony King handed over a cheque of €2,200 to Chairperson of Ardee Hospice Briege Mc. Donnell who thanked the club for their effort and generosity .

We congratulate the club on another successful event. It is very disappointing that their annual parade had to be cancelled this year.

Congratulations

We send our congratulations to popular local lady Josephine Byrne who was joined by her family and friends to celebrate a special birthday last Friday night. We know all enjoyed the party. Again congratulations Josephine.

Club shuts down

In line with Croke Park instructions all activities at St. Moctas are cancelled until further notice. This includes the clubrooms and the Gym but please note the main gate will remain open for use of walking or running track. We would ask all using the facility to respect it.

Masses cancelled

As per instructions from the Arch Bishop all Masses in the Parish are cancelled for the foreseeable future. However the Church will remain open during normal hours.

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