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Around the districts: Bellewstown, Dunleer, Monasterboice

Bellewstown: Coffee Morning - The Duleek Women's Forum are running a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Sale next Tuesday 11th February in Duleek Courthouse from 10:30am - 11:30am with proceeds to go to SOSAD. All support appreciated.

Contact me

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or emailirismaryg@gmail.com.

Bellewstown P & P

Following the AGM on Monday 27th January the following were elected for the coming year. Chairman: Frank Andrews; Secretary: Marie Brennan Treasurer: Ollie Hanratty; Asst. Treas. Martin Flood; Comp. Sec.: Derek Seery Asst. Marie Black; PRO Iris Cunningham; Registrar: Richard Bennett Juv. Officer Frank Andrews; Gents Captain Willy Corry; Lady Captain Iris Cunningham: Ollie Hanratty was elected Honorary President to join Maureen Andrews; Tommy Arnold & Pat Brannigan.

It's that time of year again when membership fees are due for the new year. Payments can be made over the next two months; with full payment by 1st March.


Blotto Results 29th Jan. The numbers drawn were 02-15-19-23-29. No winner. The €10 winners were Angela Reilly; Snead & Khyrah Reilly; Icy Designs; Anne Collins; Boiler & Pauline; Bridie Brannigan. Jackpot next week is €2,000.

Bellewstown Golf Club

Sat. 25th Jan. Winter League: 1st Jim Faulkner 25 pts; 2nd Thomas Kennedy 25 pts.

Ladies Winter League: 1st Anne Gogarty 22 pts; 2nd Sheila Cole 18 pts

Sun. 26th Jan. Winter League: 1st Aaron Slater 29 pts; 2nd Anthony Kavanagh 26 pts

Meath Development Plan

The Draft Meath County Development Plan 2020-2026 is now on public display at Duleek Library and Council Offices. It will remain on display until 4pm on Friday March 6th 2020. The new plan will cover the period from 2020 to 2026 and it will shape how our county, towns and villages develop during that time both economically and residentially. It's really important we have our say in our future so make a submission - visit https://consult.meath.ie/…/meath-draft-county-development-p

Community Grant Scheme

The Community Grant Scheme and the Community Amenity Project Scheme for 2020 are now open for applications. Further details and the application form can be obtained from the website: https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Friday, 6th March, 2020


Contact me

If you have any personal or community notices big or small please send in editable text format to maryroserafferty@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is close of business Thursdays, any news beyond that time may not go in until the next week.

Slimming World

Dunleer Slimming World is in the Market House, main st. Dunleer. Wednesdays 6pm and Thursday's in the morning at 9.30am. Dunleer's representative is Pauline and you can contact her on 0876186371.


Your news

If you have any news relevant to Monasterboice, be it personal, such as weddings, birthdays etc, club or organisation related, please contact me at paddyholdcroft@gmail.com or on 0862039501

Clothing collection in St Patrick's

Harestown school is having a used clothing collection on Saturday next, Febuary 8th. Parishoners can drop off bags to the school when they come to vote in the school, from 7.00a.m. to 10.00p.m.

So, as the politicians, metaphorically, take the shirts off our backs, we can, literally, voluntarily hand them over to a good cause.

Clothing accepted is: Adult and children's clothing, paired shoes, handbags and belts, curtains, bedding and towels.

Harestown NS enrolment

St. Patrick's NS Harestown is enroling pupils, starting Junior Infants in September 2020. Please contact the school office on 041-9822112 to request a form. Parents and children are invited to an open afternoon in the school on Thursday next, 6th February from 1pm to 4pm, to meet the Principal and take a look around

And, for those who were on the Roll Book, eh, few years ago, Patrick's NS Harestown is 50 years in its current location this year and are looking for old photos from Ballymakenny, Fieldstown and Harestown schools.

Please bring the photos to the school between 9am and 2.30pm (don't be late or there will be detention) any day so they can be scanned.

Photos will be displayed at a special celebration day, later this year.

Naomh Mairtin lights up

As part of RTE's Operation Transformation season, in conjunction with the GAA's "we are community"initiative, Naomh Mairtin will be lighting up it's walking track each Monday, from 7pm to 8.30, from January 13th to February 17th.

It's open to all in the community.

Personally, second to cycling, I think walking is way up there with the best exercise you can bestow on yourself and it's free. So, no excuses.

Drumshallon Forge

The Drumshallon Forge is located just north of the Piperstown Equestrian Centre, Ballymakenny Road, Grangebellew, Co Louth, A92 DF7X.

Contact us by email: drumshallonforgeheritagecentre@eircom.net and find us on Facebook. Contact Lisa on 086 1614465

Special event

Wee County Vintage Club are hosting an evening and dance with special guest Matt Leavy, one of Ireland's best country singers, on Friday, February 28th, 2020 starting at 9 PM.

Admission is €10 per person and supper is served.

Presentations on the night will be made to representatives from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and Dundalk on Wheels from funds raised by the club's threshing event last August.

N. Mairtin Lotto results

29.01.2020 no: 06,08,25,21, Jackpot not won. €14,200 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 shared by Lorraine Tiernan, Ciara Bellew, Lorraine Tiernan.

Buy your tickets at the usual outlets or play online. If your not in you can't win.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday 24th January. Number drawn was 46. As this number is ownerless, there was sadly, no winners. Any takers?

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