Sunday 25 March 2018

Marty to rock for the TLT anniversary

Your have the chance to see live on stage, one of the only performing Rock'n'Roll pioneers in the world today as the TLT celebrates its fifth Anniversary.

Marty Wilde and the Wildcats hit the stage with all their hits on September 19th next.

On September 27th, it's a 'Save the Last Dance' - 50 years of the Drifters show, where you will hear all the top hits from the Motown era, performed by Gillie Leroy Jones, Stevie Jackson, Paul Mills and John Oldenstam.

Dolly Parton fans can't miss - Dolly, the songs, the story, on October 18th as former Eastenders, Holby City, Lewis and Law and Order actress Heidi McCaffrey performs all the hits.

London based Heidi has worked all over the world. As an award winning singer she has appeared on numerous TV shows, especially since the release of her all original album "Come On In" which received international airplay and led to an invitation to tour Australia/ New Zealand in Jan/Feb. 2015.

Richie Hayes, of the Voice of Ireland fame, will be with her on the night and what a talent he is too.

The Ellen Kent Production of Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' is on October 24th and comes highly acclaimed. It stars the Korean soprano Elena Dee and the Japanese soprano Miki MoriMadama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

And get booking early for the St Peter's Male Voice Choir Christmas memories show on December 5th and 6th. Always a sell out.


The results of the Drogheda United club lotto draw that took place on Tuesday 5th August in the Windmill House are in.

The jackpot of €3,000 was not won. Numbers drawn: 1-4-25-29. No match 3 numbers and 4 people drawn randomly and each receive €25, Siobhan Quinn c/o Ben Clarke, Elaine Bogle c/o K Bogle, Trina Shields c/o S Maher, Mark Healy c/o A Farrell. Next weeks jackpot is a massive €3,100.

Don't forget about the Night at the Dogs on Saturday 30th August. Tickets are €25. Or if you would prefer to name a dog or train a dog its €10.

FAI Draw Tickets are available for €10. There is over 2000 prizes on offer including 4 new cars.


A LOCAL researcher would like to talk to people who came to live in the Republic of Ireland during 1969-1989 because of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Marcella Bannon is using these interviews for a postgraduate study on the identity of those who were forced to flee but we're not involved in the conflict.

Every interview is anonymous. If you wish to take part in this research please call 086 8278170 or email


Searching for Nick Drake Exhibition runs at Droichead Arts Gallery untill Sunday 28th September

For visual artists and music enthusiasts alike, this exhibition entitled 'Searching for Nick Drake' features a series of multi-media artworks and sound performances inspired by Nick Drakes' work. This exhibition touches upon themes of loss, the inevitable fragility of memories and the tenuousness of recollection.


Louth County Council and An Garda Síochána are conducting a community safety survey as part of their ongoing partnership approach to improving the daily lives of people living, working and visiting in the County.

Due to the unprecedented interest in the survey, which is currently being rolled out across the County, the closing date has been extended to Friday 22nd August 2014. Conducted under the aegis of the Louth Joint Policing Committee together with the Peace and Reconciliation Partnership, the survey seeks the views of a broad range of interest groups from young people, older people and the business community to the many intra-cultural groups, and other stakeholders, and asks them to comment about the impact of crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour on their daily lives. The outcome will be a community safety strategy, based on a co-ordinated, partnership-based approach to policing, where the agencies will work with local communities in a collaborative, action-based, problem-solving way to address issues of concern to them.

Log on to and follow the links, or click directly on: Young Person's Community Safety Survey: . General Community Safety Survey : . Business Survey:

This project is supported by the PEACE 111 Programme managed for the Special European Union Programmes Body by Co Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.


Droichead Youth Theatre runs for one year with three terms from September - May. Each term is for 10 weeks generally. The cost per term is €50 and this fee must be paid upfront at the start of term. Book your membership online. The Youth Theatre has an open door policy and all fees are kept at the minimum cost. Every summer we offer a ten week introductory programme to youth theatre for 10 weeks. This allows young people to try it out and see if its for them. If they like it they can join for the annual term.

New Term Commences Fri 20th & Sat 21st September. New Class for 12 - 14 years. Meeting in Barlow House, 6 - 7.30pm on Fridays. New Class for 14 - 18 years (newcomers). Meeting in Droichead Arts Centre, 10 - 11.30am on Saturdays. 14 - 18 years (regulars). Meeting in Droichead Arts Centre, 11.30 - 2pm.


NEW Bettystown running club "Cilles AC" have certainly found their feet, competing in a number of outings already.

Cilles Athletic Club is a new running club in East Meath, based in Bettystown, theycater for all runners of all abilities. They introduce new runners into running, compete at championship level and do everything in between. Contact Lorraine on 087 2033803, email for more information or check out Facebook page


THERE is bereavement counselling on a one to one basis available at the Drogheda Community Services Centre at Scarlet Crescent. There is no charge. For more information contact the centre at 9836084.


Yellowbatter 43rd Annual Sports Day is on Sunday 24th August, 3-6pm. A great Family day out at The Ring Yellowbatter with races, Bonnie Baby, Glamorous Granny, Miss Yellowbatter. Fantastic Prizes & Trophies, Music & Fun for further info contact Frank 086 6060261.


THERE'S a night of dancing, fashion and fun scheduled for Saturday, September 6th in the Thatch Bar, with proceeds in aid of a new sound system for the Dominican Church.

There are prizes for the best wild and funky hair styles and classic and vintage hair styles.

Tickets are €10 from the Dominican mass office and Karl Whelan Couture hairdressing.

There are three hair categories on the night, Wild/Funky, Classic and Vintage and there's prizes of €150, €100 and €50 in each category, so it's well worth the €10 investment in the ticket.

Registration is 8.30pm to 9pm and judging takes place between 9.30pm and 10.30pm with the winners then announced.

Staff of sponsors Karl Whelan Couture Hairdressing, are ineligible to enter. There will be a light supper on the night and lots of music, prizes and raffles.


A COACH departs from the Lourdes Church for the Knock Novena on Saturday August 16th at 8am. Booking at 0863185279 at the Lourdes Sacristy. Fare is €15. Homilist is Bishop Philip Boyce.


East Meath Cycle Tour in aid of the IMNDA is on Sunday 17th August from St Patricks GAA Stamullen hosted by Drogheda Wheelers and Cycling Ireland approved. Start 10am. Register on the Day €20 - Be early. Changing rooms and showers with refreshments on route.


The fifth Boyne Canal Walk in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital takes place on Saturday, September 6th. The 15km walk along the banks of the boyne starts at 3pm from the old Spicer's bakery in Navan to Slane Bridge. Transport will be arranged to and from the event if required by participants. Refreshments will be available afterwards in Boyles pub Slane. Last year this event raised over €4,750 for Crumlin which went towards the purchase of medical equipment and upgrading of the cancer ward for seriously ill children.


The famous strand horse racing at Laytown will be held on Thursday 4th September with first race at 2.35p.m.

Drogheda Independent