Thursday 26 April 2018

Genealogy course by the ODS

The Old Drogheda Society is hosting an "Introduction to Community and Genealogy/Family Research,' presented by Community Historian Brendan Matthews and Emmett Doran.

The course starts on Saturday February 4th and will run every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 12.30pm for six weeks finishing Saturday March 11th.

The course is aimed at those with an interest in finding out more about Community History and carrying out Family History Research; where their family came from and how, where and when they lived in the past.

The course will be held each Saturday morning in the Governors House at the Drogheda Museum at Millmount.

Course fee is €70 with reductions of €10 for Senior Citizens, Old Drogheda Society Members,CE Scheme participants and unemployed. There are limited places, advance booking is essential.

Further enquiries and bookings to the Drogheda Museum Millmount. Tel. 041-9833097. E mail

Blues host dinner

The Annual Newtown Blues Dinner Dance will take place in The Westcourt Hotel on Saturday 18th February. Tickets cost €25 and can be purchased from Gillian (087 795 1477) or Orlaith (086 8140876). The Blues Strictly is on Saturday April 22.

Mattock Rangers couch to 5k

Mattock Rangers 'Couch to 5k' is starting on 1st February on the new pitch. Training will be on Wednesday nights from 8.30p.m. until 9p.m. and on Saturdays from 4p.m. until 4.30p.m. All levels and ages welcome. Get fit and healthy for 2017. Registration takes place on the 1st February from 8p.m.

Jack's run

Tullyallen Macra na Feirme will hold a "Jack Matthews Memorial Run" on Sunday February 12th. Jack Matthews from Cartown was a former Tullyallen Macra member who sadly lost his life tragically in September 2016.

The "Jack Matthews Memorial Run" will be in aid of SOUND and Crumlin Hospital. Registration will begin at 12 pm in Drummonds Agri Merchants, Termonfeckin. It costs €20 per vehicle to participate and the Run will end in Dolly Mitchell's on the Drogheda to Slane road. All are welcome to participate and join in on the day. All forms of transport are welcome.

Erin's run day

THE annual run in memory of Erin Curran takes place at An Grianan on February 11th next at noon.

The run recalls Erin Curran (6) who passed away in 2014 and it's to raise funds for the charities involved in helping her and her family during her short life.

This year they've chosen Temple St Children's Hospital and specifically the ICU and Neurology Departments to benefit from the proceeds.

Drogheda Independent