Tuesday 21 May 2019

District news: Faughart, Shelagh/Naomh Malachi, Louth, Knockbridge and Kilkerley

Faughart - Faughart Lourdes: Annual Fundraising Coffee Morning, Kilcurry Resource Centre Sunday 12th May from 9.30am to 1pm. Raffle on the day for Luxury Hampers. 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.

Faughart Social Group

No meet up on bank holiday Monday 6th May. Next meet up on Monday 13th May Bingo night.

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.

Kilcurry Tidy towns Group

Over this past while we have noticed syringes with needles attached being dumped along the sides of the roads in this area. We ask that parents have a chat with their children to make them aware that it is very dangerous touching rubbish like this on your roadside or in your garden. Please be very careful and contact Community Care offices by the Louth Hospital, Dublin Road, Dundalk 042 933 2287.

Craft event

Craft evening at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Join us with a chat and a cuppa.

Irish Dancing Classeson Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. All welcome.

Social dance

Social Dancingin the Resource Centre On Sat 11th May. Music by Twice Shy. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

French Classes with Native speaker To book a place please contact Gladys 083 822 7926.

Absolute Beginners Writing Workshop (for adults, all ages)

Dates * Sat May 18th 11am - 12.30pm (€15) and * Sat May 25th 11am - 12.30pm €15) Spaces are limited. To book a place please call: 087 657 6996.

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!

Contact me

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

Shelagh/Naomh Malachi

Naomh Malachi

The Malachis senior team had a great win last Friday evening the 3rd against Stabannon Parnells at home in Páirc Naomh Malachi in their League division 3A game. The local lads put in an excellent performance from the start. Final score was Naomh Malachi 2-10 Stabannon Parnells 0-08. Scorers on the day were Ronan McElroy 2-2, Collie Rooney 0-3, Ronan Greene 0-2, Shane Rogers 0-2 and Jamie Kelly 0-1.

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 ( A portion of the revenue from these sales will go back into the club.

Darkness into Light

Naomh Malachi are supporting Darkness into Light Dundalk on Saturday 11th May at 4.15am. Registration evening takes place this Wednesday 24th April at 8pm in Naomh Malachi GFC. Child 0 - 5 = free, Child 6 - 17 = €5, Student/+65 = €20 and Adult = €25

Please contact Tracey Rogers or Denise Lynch and they will assist you.

Let's get behind this initiative as a club, community and parish!! #Walk With Us # HOPE

Whist Lessons

Are you interested in the whist card game? There are tutors giving lessons to start up playing whist every Wednesday evening at 8pm in Naomh Malachi GFC clubrooms. Everyone is welcome.

Shelagh Youth Club

Shelagh Youth Club held a Coffee Morning in Naomh Malachi Clubrooms on Sunday 14th April. The total raised on the day was €2853.82 and £132.81stg and will now be donated to the very worthy causes and hope to make a difference where it is needed. The committee really appreciate the generosity of everyone who came along on the day and supported the club and also raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and a local beneficiary. They also wish to thank everyone who brought refreshments / food, raffle prizes, give their time and assistance willingly and helped out in any way in making this day a fantastic success and a great community gathering. Big thanks to David Rogers for the help with the teas and coffees, Shelagh Vintage Club & Shelagh Ladies Club for their help with running the event and Naomh Malachi GFC for the use of the Clubrooms. To the following for contributions/donations/raffle prizes , Savages Bakery, McNamees Bakery, Mona Mc Entee, Valuland, Super Bites, Caseys Crossmaglen, Caseys Cullaville, Delicious Delights, Callans Bar & Restaurant, Car L Parts Dundalk, Shelagh Vintage Club, O'Neills Nisa Clonalig, Cluain Enda Stores, Dundalk, Watters Shop, Annavackey, parents and members of the community,

Upcoming activities for May

Fun Fitness will be run for 4 weeks with Tracey Rogers

Mondays: 13th May, 20th May, 27th May 2019

Ages 4-7 - Time 6.30pm-7.30pm - Cost €3.00 per child

Ages 8-12 - Time 7.30pm -8.30pm - Cost €3.00 per child

Over 12's - Friday 17th May - Bowling in Blayney - meet at bowling alley on Monaghan Rd at 7.15pm cost €5.00 per child attending- booking essential all names to be given to Jolene before Wednesday 15th May. Members attending shall arrange their own transport to and from the venue. Please private message on Facebook or contact Jolene Murtagh.


We are organising a POP-UP Gaeltacht in Callan's Bar on Wednesday 8th May at 8pm.

This is an informal opportunity to use whatever Irish you have in a social setting.

Fáilte romhat. Bígí linn.

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.


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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Church fire

There was deep concern and consternation in the parish last Friday when the news went round that there was a fire in the Chapel in Louth. Memories of 2003 came flooding back but thankfully this fire wasn't on the same scale as the previous one although damage is severe enough. Masses thankfully and other ceremonies will be able to go ahead as planned. Fr. Mc. Ardle thanked everyone who helped get the Church prepared and cleaned up in time for week end Masses. Hopefully repairs will not take too long.


Stonetown School tells that they are having an informal Meet and greet hour on Thursday 16th May 2019 at 12.20 to 1.30pm. At this meeting you can find out about the advantages of a small school also re enrolment and enrolment information These can also be found on their website or by phone 0429374883 They also inform us that they are holding a Table Quiz in Leegans Bar on Friday 24th May commencing at 9pm sharp. Table of four costs €25 Next Sunday everything is in place for the second 5k Legend of Louth run and family walk. You can register for the walk/run on Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm or on Sunday morning from 10pm.The registration fee is €15 or 12.50 for early bird booking or special family rate €20. The race itself commences at 12noon. All proceeds will go to the refurbishment cost of the community centre. We woud ask everyone to support this event and show your support for the hard working committee

Then on the following Sunday the Louth Abbey Vintage club are running their Lorry, Tractor Car run in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. The club will need help on the day and the committee would greatly appreciate if you could help out on the day. You can contact any member or turn up on the day. We will have more information next week.

Best wishes

We send our best wishes to Amy Farrell Rathbrist who will be plying for Louth in the Ladies under 16 Leinster final next Sunday.

Mochtas win

St. Mocthas had a good win over Kilkerley Emmets last Friday night in Kilkerley. Again this was a good team performance. Their next game is this coming Friday night in Pairc Mochta when they host The Gaels. Throw in is at 7.45pm. The Division 5 side plat the Fechins in Pairc Mochta. Throw in at 7.45pm.

Dr David Lennon

We would like to send congratulations to popular Mullacrew man David Lennon who graduated as a doctor recently. David is a valued member of St. Mochtas and was part of the winning Intermediate championship team and all at St. Mochtas would like to be associated with the good wishes.



Welcome into the community Aoibhe Bridget Healy, Loughantarve, Catherine Mary McArdle, Ard Easmuinn, Gianna Eileen Cumiskey, Lisroland View, who were baptised recently.

Parish News

First Holy Communion takes place this Saturday at 11.00am so best wishes to all the children, their parents, guardians and their teachers. Baptisms take place every fourth Sunday of the month at 11.30am mass. Please pray for Anne Casey (née Conroy), Haynestown and formerly of Carrickmullan, Alice Flood (nee Wynne), Rathmullen Road, Drogheda, and formerly of Knockbridge, Tom Kirk, Kilkerley, Eilish Harte, Coalisland, Crissie Cunninghan, Ardee, Patricia Myers, Dundalk (nee Connolly, Stephenstown), Joan Darby, England and formerly Grange, 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.


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 April 29, had a jackpot of €10,200 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 19, 26. No Winner, 3 Match Three Winner got €70 each for Jimmy Murphy Senior c/o Macs, Cyril and Briege Rooney c/o Shop, Gerry McElroy c/o Shop. Lotto continued on Tuesday of this week for Jackpot of €10,400. 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 Friday last in the main league it ended level 0-12 to 1-9 for St Marys. The junior team lost to Mattock 2-5 to 1-11 and this evening, Tuesday, May 7, are away to St Josephs at 8.00pm. St Brides Ladies team lost to Clans. They play this evening, Tuesday, May 7, at home to Cooley at 7.30pm, on Sunday May 19, play away to Stabannon at 11.00am and on May 26 at home to St Fechins at 11.00am.. .

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.

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.



Kilkerley ICA meet in the Community Centre, this Wednesday, May 8, at 8.00 p.m. New members welcome.


Welcome into the community Nell Ann Leggot, Dundalk who was baptised recently.

Parish News

First Communion takes place on Saturday, May 25, at 11.00am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Friday from 6.30p.m.-7.30p.m. Please pray for Tom Kirk, Derryfalone, Alice Lynch, Rathmore, Marie Boyle, Inniskeen 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. The Parish Finance Committee meet on Monday, May 13, at 8.30pm in the Knockbridge Parochial House.

100 years up

Congratulations, good health and the very best of good wishes to a great lady, Mona Lynch, who will celebrate her 100th birthday this Saturday, May 11. Mona's big occasion will be marked that evening at the 6.00pm mass in Kilkerley Church and immediately afterwards in the Community Centre where all are welcome to join Mona for refreshments. Best of birthday wishes also to Jem O'Hare who celebrated a big birthday on Tuesday of last week. Good health and many more to Jem. Best of birthday wishes also to Niall McGeough, Cortial who celebrated his 30th recently.


Kilkerley Emmets lotto 30/04/2019, week 11. Jackpot €4,400, numbers drawn - 05, 16, 21, 24 - no winner. Winners of €20 each - Owen Bellew c/o S Bellew; Shane Lennon - online, Gerard Fegan c/o M McGeown; Michael Luckie c/o E Callan; Andrew McGuill - online. 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 07/05/2019 for Jackpot of €4,500.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Kiera and Shaun McElroy, Carrickallan on the birth of baby Rián a brother to Oisín and Doireann and grandchild to Mary and Gerry McElroy.

Emmets GFC

In the main league at home to Mochtas it ended in defeat 1-12 to 0-6. Conor Quigley 0-3, Shane Lennon, Cathal Bellew, Sean Hand 0-1 each. They play this Saturday away to Irelands at 7.00pm. The Junior team play away to Dreadnots at 8.00pm this evening, Tuesday May 7. Kilkerley Naomh Malachi minors beat St Fechins 3-9 to 1-11. Team; Callum Mullholland; Conor Begley, Aaron McArdle, Mark McShane; Niall Quigley, Fintan Brady 0-1, Patrick Murtagh 1-0; Aaron Crawford, Conor Quigley 1-1; Brian Brady 0-1, Michael Begley 0-5, Conaill Quinn 1-0; Aidan Corrigan, Shay Coleman, Ewan McEnteggart 1-0; Morgan Quigley, Callum Bourton. The U14 boys put up a very good performance in beating O'Connells Stabannon 3-12 to 1-6. This Friday May 8, they play away to Westerrns Glyde McDermotts at 7.00pm. The U12 Boys beat Lannleire Kevins 3-12 to 3-10. The Ladies team lost away to Roche Piarsaigh 1-13 to 0-11, this Friday play at home to Stabannon at 7.30pm and on Sunday, May 26 are away to St Marys at 11.00pm. The U16 girls won at home Cooley 2-11 to 0-4 and on Wednesday of next week May 15, are away to Geraldines at 7.30pm. The U14 girls lost to Cooley but again put in their best efforts, on Monday next are away to Blues at 7.30pm and on Monday, May 20, are at home to Pats at 7.30pm. The U12 girls won away to Roche 0-7 to 0-3 and play this Thursday May 9, at home to St Pats at 7.30pm. .


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday, May 12, with music by Brian McDermott. J and S Sound play on May 19, Blue Magic on May 26. Dancing from 9.00pm to midnight.


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


Callan's Golf Society, Philipstown, have an outing this Saturday to Mannan Castle with Tee Time 11.00am.

Homecare Services

Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is


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..

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