Saturday 7 December 2019

District news: Faughart, Kilkerley, Knockbridge, Louth

Faughart: Craft evening - Craft evenings continue at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Join us for craft work, a chat and a cuppa. All for €2.


The social group are having a sing-a-long on Monday 25th November at 7.30pm. Christmas Party night on Sat 2nd Dec.

Bowls Club

Bowls club meet up on Tuesdays nights at 8pm. We welcome new members who wish to learn the game.

St Vincent de Paul

St Brigid's Conference of SVDP are making an appeal to the wider community for their help this Christmas. Most of us preparing for Christmas is a matter of deciding what to buy and for whom: but for those struggling to survive on tiny inadequate amounts of money, these people, our neighbours, family, parishioners, already not able to heat their houses, or deciding what time of day to eat their only food, it is unthinkable how hard it would be, in this situation, to try to make a loved one smile on Christmas morning, to try to make Christmas a memorable one for the children. These people carry such a burden, struggling so quietly in the background that those of us lucky enough to be able to save for Christmas are unable to understand.

While all donations are always greatly appreciated, this Christmas we are focussing as much as possible on financial contributions from people, as we can then tailor to the individual needs of each person/family who seek help at this stressful time of year. Please dig deep now, make an extra effort early before Christmas so the volunteers can get the help where it is needed in time. Remember 100% of every penny and every item collected will be given to the needy in this parish. The Christmas collection will take place after Communion on Sat 7th and Sun 8yh December. Contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 087 2520382.

Social Dancing

There will be social dancing in the Resource Centre on Sat 23rd Nov. Music by Declan Aungier. Dancing 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

Yoga Classes

Yoga takes place on Wednesday night 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday mornings 9am to 10.15am.

Contact us

To submit info to Faughart Notes please contact 087 643 9546.


Emmets GFC

The Club AGM took place last Friday in the Community Centre. Officers for 2020 are: Hon Presidents: Owen Bellew, Seamus Lambe,Tommy Mulholland, Brendan McArdle, Harry Reilly; Presidents-Fr Gerry Campbell and Fr Brian MacRaois; Chairman-Kevin McEnteggart. Vice Chairman-Richard Mulholland. Secretary - Aidan Cawley. Juvenile Secretary-Kieran Lennon; Juvenile Chairperson-David Fitzgerald; Treasurer - Joe Crawford; P.R.O.-Willie Quigley; Registrars-Aidan Cawley, Yvonne Quigley, Ciaran Kirk; County Board Delegate-Paddy Clarke; Minor Board Delegate-Martin Quigley; Irish Language and Culture Officer-Jane Quinn; Coaching and Games Officers-Ray Quinn Coaching and Games Officers-Ray Quinn; Player Injury Fund Officer-Sinead Lennon; Executive Committee comprises of: Club Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrars, PRO, Officer for Irish Language and Culture, Childrens Officer, Players Rep plus Sean McEneaney, Martin Quigley, John McCarthy, Sinead Lennon, Kieran Lennon, Paddy Clarke, Peter Kellegher, Mary McGeown, Cora Hanratty Kampes, David Fitzgerald, Ciaran Kirk, Eamon Kelly, Bronagh McGee, Seamus Bellew, Vincent Litchfield , Adrian Conlon.

Pop Up Shop

Kilkerley Parents Association have a Pop Up Shop in the Long Walk Shopping Centre from Thursday, November 28, to Saturday, November 30. Donations of Bric a Brac, Household Items, Toys in good condition, can be left in the Community Centre from Monday of this week, November 18. Tickets for a Christmas Hamper Raffle can be bought from the Pop Up or the school office. Raffle will take place in the shop.

Young at Heart

This group meet in the Community Centre this Thursday evening from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Bus Service

LH 501 Kilkerley to Dundalk Local Link Bus Service runs each Thursday with pick up points, The School 9.99am, 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


Best of birthday wishes to Pat Quigley, Maghereagh, on celebrating his 85th birthday on Saturday last. Good health to Anne and Pat and many more birthday occasions.


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

Senior Citizens

The Community Alert host the Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party on Sunday, December 8, at 1.30pm in the Community Centre.


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday, December 1, with music by Liam Mannering. Showbud play on December 8, and Curtis Magee on December 15. Dancing from 9.00pm to midnight.

Recent Deaths

Sincere sympathy is extended to Colleen and Paul McNally, Medabawn, Avenue Road, Dundalk, and to grandparents Kathleen and Joe McNally, Rathmore and family and all the Moran family on the death of Colleen and Paul's young son, 11 year old Darragh, who put up such a tremendous fight to beat his illness. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to Sr. Therese Clarke and the Clarke families and relatives on the death of her brother Owen Clarke, Raheny, Dublin, formerly Cortial, who died on Saturday last.


Strong by Zumba takes place each Wednesday evening in the Community Centre from 8.15pm.


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

Parish News

Remember in your prayers, Darragh McNally, Dundalk, Owen Clarke, Raheny, formerly Cortial, Teresa Lennon, Dundalk, Patsy McCreesh, Culloville, Teresa -Tessie Lennon, Dundalk, Cecily Bloomfield, Dromiskin, Chris Doran, Meigh, Yolanda Ekstrom, Ravensdale (nee Martin). Baptisms take place every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Church each Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Best wishes to parishioners who are hospitalised or unwell at home presently. Confirmation for 2020, takes place on Friday, February 28, First Holy Communion for 2020, will take place on May 23. The combined Parish Visitation Team meet on Tuesday, December 3, at 7.30pm in the Parochial House and the combined Parish Baptism Team meet on Monday, December 9, in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. Advent Penitential service takes place on Monday, December 16, 7.30pm. Ceremony of Light for children preparing for confirmation takes place Wednesday, December 4, at 7.30pm. Anne Larkin from Women's Aid will speak at all masses this weekend. Congratulations to Eddie Sharkey on taking up the role of sacristan and many thanks to interim sacristan Eugene Callan for his excellent work since the passing of late Mickey Kelly. LMFM will record the 6.00pm mass on Saturday, December 7. Freedom in Christ Ministry takes place in the church on Saturday, December 7, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

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.


The Foroige Club continues 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


Guide Dogs

Raymond Kelly and family extends thanks for the generous sponsorship he received, €7,160 in total, for running the Dublin City Marathon in Aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind,

Vintage Club

Knockbridge Vintage Club hosts its Annual Christmas Party and Presentation Night on Saturday, December 7, in the Parish Centre from 8.00pm. This is guaranteed to be a great night with a hot dinner and excellent entertainment! All are welcome. For more information 087 2204261 / 087 9198476 / 93 79128


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

St Brides GFC

Lotto Draw on Monday of last week November 18, had a jackpot of €17,200 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 04, 05, 24, 26. No Match 3 Winners. Lotto continued on Monday of this week for Jackpot of €17,600. In the event of no Winner, or Match 3 Winners a further additional €200 is added to the following weeks Jackpot. 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 Tickets on sale (Priced €2) from Mac Namee's Bar, Mc Guinness's Bar Dundalk, Mc Keown's Bar Dundalk, We Cook Chipper, Willow Tree Cafe Stephenstown Pond, Today's Local Shop, Cluskey's Bar, Finnegan's Foodstore Louth, Harrys Bar Dundalk, Copper Kettle Dundalk, any Committee Member/Player or play online at The AGM for 2020 was held recently in the Club teach. Outgoing Chairman Anthony Hoey, who was subsequently re-elected, thanked all those who helped out within the club for the previous season. Club development, juvenile football and fundraising was discussed. The following Officers, Committee was elected: Chairman-Anthony Hoey, Vice Chairman- Gareth Corcoran/Ronan Carolan Jnr, Secretary-Joe Mc Kenna, Assist. Secretary- James Searson, Treasurer-Aileen Hoey, Assist.Treasurer-Paul Smyth, P.R.O- Gareth Corcoran, Coaching and Games Officer-Incoming committee, Children's Officer- Gareth Hall, Health & Wellbeing Officer- Bernie Mackin, Irish Language and Culture Officer- Joe Mc Kenna, County Board Rep.-Paddy Farrell, Committee: Pat Mackin, Pearse Murphy, Noel Loughran, James Mc Ardle, Sean Brennan, Brian Laverty, Aaron Hoey, Ruairi Kelly, Kevin Hearty, James Costelloe. GAA National Club Draw tickets are now on sale. Prizes include New Car, Travel Voucher, All Ireland Tickets Concert Tickets and Shopping Vouchers. Tickets sellers will be calling to all houses in the area in the coming weeks. All monies raised go to club funds. Tickets €10. The received confirmation recently of a welcome Capital Sports Grant.


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 News

Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass. Remember in your prayers Keith McVeigh, Lordship, John Barnes, Pepperstown, Aileen Kirk (nee Breathnach), Inniskeen, Katherine Lord, Drogheda/Limerick 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. The combined Parish Visitation Team meet on Tuesday, December 3, at 7.30pm in the Parochial House and the combined Parish Baptism Team meet on Monday, December 9, in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. Advent Penitential service for adults and also Cermony of Light for children preparing for confirmation takes place Tuesday, December 10, at 7.30pm. School Advent Penitential Service on Friday December 13, at 10.15am. Anne Larkin from Women's Aid will speak at all masses this weekend. A team of volunteers have agreed to act as interim sacristan until a permanent sacristan is appointed in the new year.

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.


Parish Bingo this Thursday and each Thursday , at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre all welcome. €550 in Prizes each week and a Raffle. Jackpot €1,000 for 45 numbers.

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

Set Dancing

Classes continue each Monday in Knockbridge Community Centre from 8.30 - 10.00pm. New Members welcome. For further information contact Ann on 085 7470389.

Irish Dancing

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

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. An initial survey will be distributed over the next few weeks to all parishioners so they can input their views and suggestions. Next meeting is on Tuesday, October 29 at 8.00pm in the Centre.


St Mochta's AGM

St. Mochtas held their A.G.M. in their clubrooms last Friday night. The meeting was well attended and outgoing Chairperson Paul Murtagh welcomed all and thanked them for coming. He also thanked all especially the players and management who helped make last year the success it was both on and off the field. He also announced that he was stepping down as chairperson and thanked all who helped over his term in the chair. The secretary Liam Mc Granaghan and treasurer Declan Larney give excellent comprehensive reports. There followed a wide discussion on a range of topics concerning the club and this was followed by the election of officers for the coming year and the following were elected Honorary Presidents Tony Mc. Ardle and Steppie Gernon. Chair Person Michael Murphy. Vice Chair Tony Rooney, Secretary Liam Mc. Granaghan, Assistant Sec. Niamh Kirk, Treasurer Declan Larney, Assistent Treasurer Peter Hollywood, P.R.O. Orla O'Neill Co. Board Rep. Paul Murtagh , Children's officer Niamh Kirk, Health and Well Being Liam Lawlor, Irish Officer Declan Larney, Field Development John O'Neill and Peter Hollywood. Committee members are Dermot Smyth, Tony Mc. Ardle, Shane Kieran, Eamon O'Neill, Seamus Mc. Gahon and Colin Hoey. There followed a short meeting of new committee. The first meeting of new committee will take place on Monday 2nd December at 8pm.

Heartfelt thanks

The Quinn family Mills Of Louth Would like to sincerely thank the Louth Abbey Vintage Club for organising The Vintage Memorial Run in memory of the Late Seamus Quinn which raised €1500 . The monies went to the Neonatal department of The Lourdes Hospital. Patricia and the family would like to thank everyone who took part and helped on the day.

The Louth Abbey Village Club are holding their Santa day this year on the 8th December and Santa as conformed that he and Mrs Santa will be there. They are also turning on the Christmas lights that day and the switching on will take place as the two Santas make their way to the Community Centre where they will meet the boys and girls. This year the club are running a bazaar in the centre to defray the cost and the club are appealing to the public if they could supply items such as apple tarts buns bottles of wine or spirits or any item they would think suitable to be raffled on the day. No item is too small. Items for the bazaar can be left in the centre the previous day Saturday 7th between 12 noon and 2 pm.


It is with sadness we have to report the death Margaret (Maggie) Macken Mullacrew who died in the Lourdes Hospital last Friday 22nd November. Maggie was predeceased by her husband Joeand she will be sadly missed by all who knew her especially her Brother Hughie Byrne Louth, Phyllis Ruddy Donaghmoyne Brothers In Law Paddy Morgan and Johnny Butler sisters In Law Nancy and Bridget Byrne nieces nephews relatives neighbours and friends.

Maggie's funeral took place to the Church Of St. Peter and Pauls Tallanstown last Monday and burial to adjoining cemetery. We send our condolences to all.

SVDP confidential line

The local Conference Of the society Of St. Vincent de Paul have a confidential phone number which is 0857802304.


Tir Na Og Pre School which is on the grounds of St Mochtas national school is currently offering before and after school childcare and wishes to expand from September 2020. Services will begin at 8.15am and run until 5pm Monday to Friday. It is important that if you wish to avail of this service that you contact Aine as soon as possible as she is finalising numbers. You can contact Tir Na Og on 0868458772.

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