Wednesday 24 April 2019

District news: Faughart, Knockbridge, Kilkerley, Louth, Shelagh

Faughart: Social Group - Faughart Social Group will not be holding meetings over Easter on 15th and 22nd April. Next meeting will be on April 29th.


Stations of the Cross take place at Faughart Shrine at 5pm every Sunday in Lent. All welcome.

Camino Walk

Fr Vinod will be walking the Camino from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostella, Spain (approx. 217 km) over 8 days from 4th June to 12th June. Sponsorship cards will be available shortly - all money raised will go towards "Parish Funds"-the painting of Holy Rosary Church, Brid-a-Chrin. Sponsorship can be per kilometre or any amount you wish to give, you may also give a private donation. Many thanks.

Fundraising Dance

A dance has been organised to raise funds for North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation. The dance will take place in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Friday 3rd May.

Dancing 9pm to 12am. Music by Magic Moments. There will be a raffle on the night and Light refreshments will be served. Admission €10.

Tidy Towns

The tidy towns committee are very grateful to all those who took part in the Spring Clean last weekend. There were a number of roads which were not tackled at all. We have a small committee and tend to spread out to help others who contact us to pick litter in and around their own area.

Our early Easter Coffee morning is arranged for Sunday 14th April in Kilcurry Community Centre. We would really appreciate all donations, whether it be baked goodies or raffle prizes. Anyone willing to help out on the day, pouring tea, selling raffle tickets or joining us for a really nice cuppa would be made most welcome. We will have a meeting on Monday 8th April at 8pm. all welcome.

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 087 2520382.


Kilcurry Bowls Club meet on Tuesday nights at 8pm. We always welcome people interested in trying bowling out.


Why not try a craft evening on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm. At the moment we have people working on Patchwork, Tapestry, Knitting, Crochet and Embroidery. We would love to welcome others interested in any of these crafts or any other craft.


Yoga classes return this Wednesday, 10th April.

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

Social Dancing

There will be social dancing in the Resource Centre on Saturday 13th April with Unity. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.


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


School Reunion

To mark the 50th Anniversary of its closure in June 1969, a reunion of pupils who completed their primary school education at Knockbridge Old School and did not attend the New School at any time will take place in the Lisdoo Arms on June 28, with subscription of €20 including supper. Those interested from the following areas should contact: Stonetrough, Carrick Road, Tullygee-Anthony Hoey 087 2967448; Newtown Road-Brian Murphy 087 2457072; Village area-Marian Scanlon 087 2710716; Corderry, Kilcroney, Louth Road-Rita Sweeney 087 7956391; Grange Road - Tom McGeeney 087 2204261; Stephenstown Road, Martins Cross Area - Olive Brannigan 086 08099826; Dundalk Road, Dunbin, Ballybarrack-Ann McLoughlin 087 9970597.

Parish News

Ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter. On Psalm Sunday the Stations of the Cross will start in Kilkerley at 3.00pm and finish with the Rosary in Knockbridge. Holy Thursday Celebration of Washing of the Feet and Last Supper in Kilkerley at 7.30pm. Good Friday the Passion of the Lord in each parish at 3.00pm. Stations of the Cross in Knockbridge at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday Vigil Mass in Knockbridge at 9.00pm. Masses as usual in each Parish on Easter Sunday and Mass in Kilcroney at 8.30am. Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass. Please pray for Patricia Myers, Dundalk (nee Connolly, Stephenstown), Joan Darby, England and formerly Grange, Christopher Griffin, Mullaboy, Kathleen Drumgoole, Reaghstown, Christina McKenna, Monina Neagle, Knockbridge, Annaghs, Maura Quigley, Kilkerley, Sally Morris, Castleblayney, Sean McGeough, Ardee 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.

Irish Dancing

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


Congratulations to all the pupils who celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation in Knockbridge on Friday last.


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.

Set Dancing

Classes continue each Monday evening in the Parish Centre at 8.30pm.. No experience required. Contact Ann on 042 9338089 .Admission €6 and everyone welcome.

Gathering of Friends

This very popular event takes place again on Wednesday, April 24 from 11.00am at Stephenstown Pond Centre. All welcome to come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.


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.

St Brides GFC

Lotto Draw on Monday of last week April 1, had a jackpot of €9,000 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 21, 26, 28, 31. No Winner or Match Three Winner. Lotto continued on Monday of this week March 25, for a jackpot of €9,400. 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 On Sunday last in the main league it ended in defeat 0-13 to 0-10 away to O'Raghallaighs. This Sunday, April 14 at 3.00pm its at home to Newtown Blues. Club Membership for 2019 is now due. Contact any committee member for details and payment. Players: Employed Player €100 (includes 20 weeks Lotto); Student/Apprentice €70 (includes 10 weeks Lotto); Non Players: €40 or €80 (includes free admission to home games) or €80 (includes 20 weeks Lotto); O.A.P's €20. Contact Gareth Corcoran for more details/payment on 086 8463779. New Members always welcome.


Parish News

Cermonies for Holy Week and Easter. On Psalm Sunday the Stations of the Cross will start in Kilkerley at 3.00pm and finish with the Rosary in Knockbridge. Holy Thursday Celebration of Washing of the Feet and Last Supper in Kilkerley at 7.30pm. Good Friday the Passion of the Lord in each parish at 3.00pm. Stations of the Cross in Knockbridge at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday Vigil Mass in Knockbridge at 9.00pm. Masses as usual in each Parish on Easter Sunday. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Friday from 6.30p.m.-7.30p.m. Please pray for Alice Lynch, Rathmore , Christopher Griffin, Mullaboy, Maura Quigley, Carrickalust, Christina McKenna, Annaghs, Sally Morris, Castleblayney, Kathleen Drumgoole, Reaghstown 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. New members are needed for the Parish Finance Committee. St John Paul II, meeting for all young people in the Community Centre this Thursday, April 11. Do this in Memory Mass is this Sunday, April 14.


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday, April 14, with music by Declan Aungier. Still Water play on April 21, Sean Wilson and Tony Mac on April 28. Dancing from 9.00pm to midnight.


Kilkerley ICA Meeting will be held in the Community Centre this Wednesday, April 10, at 8.00 p.m. New members welcome.

Golf Outing

Callans of Philipstown next Golf Outing is this Saturday, April 13, to Greenore Golf Club with Tee Time of 11.00am.

Oskars Night

Keep Easter Saturday night April 20, free as Kilkerley Emmets big Oskars Night takes place in Carrickdale Hotel. Adm €25 and 8.00pm start. Tickets available from Vincent Litchfield, Kevin McEnteggart, Richard Mulholland, Grainne Corrigan, Seamus Bellew, Martin Quigley, Joe Crawford, Adrian Conlon, Roisin Duffy. A huge thanks is due to our main sponsor Kilsaran and indeed to all the sponsors that are kindly sponsoring all the Actors and Actresses. Without all of your sponsor ship this event would not succeed. It wouldn't succeed either, without the Actors and Actresses who have given up so much of their time over the last 6 weeks to rehearsing their Plays, along with getting sponsorship and ticket selling so a huge thanks to them. Roll on April 20, in Carrickdale Hotel a night not to be missed.

Recent Deaths

Condolences to the family and relatives of Alice Lynch, Rathmore who was laid to rest in Kilkerley Cemetery on Monday of this week.

Emmets GFC

In the main league on Sunday last at home to St Fechins it ended in defeat 1-14 to 3-14. Scorers: Tadhg McEneaney 0-7, Daniel McKeown 1-1, Shane Lennon, Micheal Begley, Conor Quigley 0-2 each. This Friday it's away to St Josephs at 8.00pm and on Thursday, April 18, at home to Glyde at 8.00pm.

The Ladies team had a good win over Coopley 2-8 to 3-4. They play away to St Fechins on Friday, April 19, at 7.30pm. The U16 girls won away to St Pats and this Wednesday are away to St Brides at 7.00pm and next Wednesday at home to Glen Emmets at 6.30pm. The U12 team lost away to Cooley and are at home to St Josephs this Thursday at 6.30pm and Thursday week away to Glyde Westerns at 7.00pm. .. The U14 girls are at home to Geraldines on Monday next at 6.30pm. The U12 boys play away to St Josephs at 7.00pm on Friday, April 19. The U14 boys lost away to Geraldines and this Wednesday at 6.30pm are at home to St Josephs at 6.30pm and on Wednesday, April 17, are at home to Blues at 6.30pm.. Kilkerley Naomh Malachi minors lost to Cooley 2-11 to 4-11. Team: Callum Mullholland; Mark Kirk, Mark McShane, Conor Begley; Tadgh McKeown, Fintan Brady, Niall Quigley; Conor Quigley (0-2), Aaron McArdle; Patrick Murtagh (1-1), Michael Begley (0-6) Ewan McEnteggart (0-1); Fionn Cumiskey (0-1) Shay Coleman (1-0) Brian Brady, Callum Bourton, Morgan Quigley, Oisin Conroy. Sympathy to the Lynch families Rathmore on the death of Alice Lynch, mother of former player Larry Lynch. .

Jive Classes

Beginners Jive classes take place in Kilkerley Community Centre each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm and also each Tuesday evening Pilates takes place in the Centre at 6.30pm. Contact 0851048491 for details.


Kilkerley Emmets lotto 02/04/2019, week 7. Jackpot €4,000, numbers drawn-08, 09, 15, 20-no winner. Winners of €20 each-Concepta Marry c/o V Litchfield; Catherine Sheridan c/o R Mulholland; Eimear Clarke-online; Evelyn Fearon c/o Kennedys Bar; Daithi Curran c/o V Litchfield. 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 09/04/2019 for Jackpot of €4,100.


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


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

Blood Transfusion Service

This service will be available for you to give blood today Tuesday April 2, in Clan na Gael Hall from 4.30pm to 8.00pm and at the Crowne Plaza Hotel this Wednesday and Thursday from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.

Golf Outing

Callans of Philipstown next Golf Outing is this Saturday, April 13, to Greenore Golf Club with Tee Time of 11.00am.

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


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..


Mixed Fortunes

Both St. Mochtas team ladies and men commenced their league campaigns last Sunday. First up was the ladies team who travelled to Drogheda to take Newtown Blues. Then at three o clock the mens team played host to St. Kevin's in Pairc Mochta and they stated the league campaign in the best possible way with a facile win over Sunday again next Sunday they have a home match against Young Irelanders and lets hope their winning ways continues.

Unfortunately the ladies were not as lucky where despite of a brave display they went under to a very strong Newtown Blues side.

Evening Tea

Next Sunday the community centre tea will be held at 5pm in the newly refurbished Community Hub, There are still some tables available and anyone wishing to host a table can contact Marion on 0879044354. Also the draw will be held at the guest tea for which tickets are available in local shops. All proceeds going to the refurbishment fund. Tickets are €5 each. We wish them well and hope they have a good day.


We send our sympathies to Gerry and Moira Connolly on the death of his sister Patricia Myers Dundalk. Patricia and her family did live in Louth a number of years ago and is still fondly remembered by her old neighbours. After funeral Mass in The Church of the Holy Family Dundalk her burial took place in Louth. We extend her sympathies to all her family.


It is 350 years since St. Oliver Plunket was appointed Archbishop of Armagh and to commemorate it a special bronze statue will be unveiled in Armagh Cathedral on July 9th and as Louth has a special connection with the Saint some people might like to be there at the unveiling and envelopes are available at the Church Door and can be returned in the collection or left in the Sacristy.

Annual Meeting

Last week the Community Centre Committee held their A.G.M and it turned out a very successful meeting. This was their first meeting since the refurbishment. We will have more information next week.

Mass times

Mass on Tuesday mornings for lent at 7.30pm Wednesday and Rosary at 7.45 pm with exposition from 8.45am and Friday Mass at 9.30 for lent.


Whist Lessons

Are you interested in the whist card game ? There are tutors giving lessons to start up playing whist on Wednesday 10th April at 8pm in Naomh Malachi GFC clubrooms. Everyone is wecolme.

Youth Club

Shelagh Youth Club is holding a Coffee Morning in Naomh Malachi Clubrooms on Sunday 14th April from 9.30am- 1.00pm. This will be their main fundraising event for 2019 to assist with the running costs of the clubrooms and activities for the youth in our area. The morning is also being held with the aim of raising awareness of the impact of Motor Neurone Disease and a local beneficiary.

Your support in the form of cakes, buns, spot prizes, etc. along with your attendance on the 14th would be greatly appreciated. There will also be a Raffle on the day.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts continue on Tuesday evenings throughout the month of March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Cost €3.00 per child per night. New members welcome. Please like our Facebook page: Shelagh Youth Club


Ar mhaith leat do Gaeilge a chur ar fheabhas? Beidh an Ciorcal-Comhra ar siul ar an Deardaoin ar a hocht a chlog san halla Naomh Malachi. Failte roimh gach duine. Ciorcal - Comhra continues every Thursday at 8pm in halla Naomh Malachi. Everyone welcome.

Lourdes Committee

The Diocesan Lourdes Committee are holding a coffee morning on Sunday 28 April, 9.30-1.00, in Naomh Malachi. This year there are several people from our immediate area travelling with the pilgrimage, your support in the form of cakes, buns, etc. along with your attendance on the 28th would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Thanks to all who contributed to the local Cystic Fibrosis collection in Shelagh Church on 17th March 2019. Total amount raised was €131.17 & £41.82

Rachel's Room

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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