Monday 19 August 2019

Around the Districts: Broomfield, Clogherhead, Ardcath/Clonalvy, Collon

Broomfield: Best Wishes - The best wishes of the Association and Community is extended to all who are hospitalised or ill at this time. We wish you a speedy recovery.

Contact me

Contact Gerard on 087/2729154 or E-mail: if you have an item for this Column, the deadline for which is 12 noon on Friday. Thanks for your co-operation as always.

Sincere Sympathy

The sincere sympathy of the Community is extended to the families, relatives, neighbours and friends and all those who were bereaved by the passing recently of Phyllis Hamill RIP, Collon. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time for you.

Starinagh Art Summer Camp

Art for boys and girls aged 5-12 years. Week 1; 1st -5th July, Week 2; 8th -12th July. Places limited. Creative Art Camp covering lots of aspects of Art/Crafts incl Art History and lots of art projects. Cost €65. Contact Teresa on 086 3212986 or Sharon on 086 860 3427 to book a place. Run by qualified art teachers.

Albion Rovers Summer Camp

Albion Rovers are hosting our FAI Summer Soccer School Monday 8th - Friday 12th July 10.30am-3pm daily. Mainstream & Goalkeepers (only one in Co. Louth) Camp available, for more info or to book go or call 1890 - 653 653. Please book before Wednesday 3rd July. For more info on Albion Rovers please email or go to

Summer Set Dance Ceilis continue

The first of the Summer Sets Ceilis in Mc Hugh's, Drogheda takes place this Thursday 27th June 2019 and the Fleadh Ceili is on Thursday 15th August 2019. Triskell will provide the music for these Ceilis. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 or Jim on 087 9161903, for Set Dancing details.

National Screening Service

The National Screening Service was established in 2007, and encompasses four National population based Screening Programmes namely, Breast Check, Cervical Check, Bowel Screen and Diabetic Retina Screen. These Programmes aim to reduce morbidity and mortality in the population through early detection and intervention, which greatly improves health outcomes. Please inform yourself of these Screening Programmes, it's important to do so.

Guitar Lessons

Beginner Group Guitar lessons starting Friday 2nd August 2019. Ages 8-11. €65 per term (5 weeks). One to one lessons also available. Contact Nicole on 0871674639 or Evan on 0862513640 for more information.

Meath Local Sports Partnership

There is plenty of activity available through MLSP. The latest E-Newsletter is available at or contact 046 9067337 for information.

Walking Group info

Broomfield & District Residents Association Walking Group has resumed evening walks. Contact Josie on 086-4458108 for Walking Group information.

Booking Teach Raithneach

To Book Teach Raithneach, contact Alice on 087-9360018. The Teach Raithneach Eircode is A92 W283.

TUS vacancy

A TUS vacancy exist with Broomfield and District Residents Association. The Work Programme involves Care-taking duties in and around Teach Raithneach, as well as the maintenance and up-keep of a number of amenities throughout the District.

If you think you are eligible to participate in this Scheme, then please contact the Gerard on 087 2729154 for more information. Self referral forms are available. These allow you to self-refer to Meath Partnership, the body who have responsibility for implementing the TUS Scheme in this area.


Broomfield Bonus Ball Lottery Christmas Draw Results. Draw Date: 19/06/2019. Bonus Ball Numbers were: 18, 05 and 27. No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €6,000. This Weeks €20. Winners: Peter Morgan, Balrenny. Abby, Arron & Zoe Tierney, Limerick. Ann Monaghan, Papal Drive, Collon. Earnan Roche, Broomfield. Mary Dunne, Kellystown. Promoters: Breege Drew, Teresa Carpenter, Eileen Traynor, Gerard Weldon & Ollie Halpenny. Next Draw Date: 26/06/2019.


contact me

Contact me on 089 200 5305 or email me at for all notices to be included in paper. Thank you. The Clogherhead Development Group is online at

Thought for the day

Remember, be nice to your children; they will probably choose your care centre in years to come.

Development Group Lotto

Results from 21st May. No's drawn were: 1/9/20/22. No winner. €50 winners were: Ann Leonard c/o Deirdre Delaney and J. Tremarco c/o Direct Debit. Results from 28th May. No's drawn were: 8/9/14/18. No winner. €50 winners were: Teresa Smith & Deirdre Delaney c/o Deirdre Delaney. Results from 4th June. No's drawn were: 11/17/20/24. No winner. €50 winners were: Dreadnots FC c/o Terry Rath and Bryan Moore c/o Breeda Marley. Jackpot next week €9525, yours to win or share for only €2. Good luck.

Blessing of Graves

The local blessing of graves will take place on Sunday 18th August next. The Mullagh at 3p.m. and St. Denis' at 4.30p.m. This will be another great day in Clogherhead when we meet up with all our relatives and friends alongside our loved ones graves. Reminder to you all, that when you go to the graveyards to place fresh flowers on graves, that you take the dead ones and dispose of them at home. Thank you.

Blessing of the Boats

The annual Blessing of our Fishing Fleet will take place on Sunday 4th August at 3p.m. in the harbour.

This is another date in the yearly events that take place in Clogherhead. It is a day packed with activities on the Pier with Bouncy Castles, various competitions, and stalls and not forgetting the way all the boats are decorated for the event. So, put this date in your calendar and don't miss out.

Togher Chaerobics

Togher Chaerobics is on a summer break from this week till mid September. Regards, Breda Butterly.

Dreadnots Football

Don't forget "Bingo" continues every Monday night in the Community Hall, Clogherhead starting 8.30p.m. Two jackpots as well as 10 other games to be played.

St. Colmcilles Pastoral Area SVP

If you need assistance or help please phone either of the numbers listed below: 086 0390612 / 041 9835914. Your request will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner.

Community Hall, Clogherhead

Monday: 4.30-5.30 Campbell Academy of Irish Dance. Bingo: 8.30.p.m. Tuesday: 1st Of every month: 8 p.m. Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA Guild Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8.p.m. Development Group Meeting: Wednesday: 5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Irish Dance. Thursday: 9.30 -11.30 a.m. Parent & Toddler Group: 2pm Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3p.m. Danceworx.

To book the Hall for any event, please phone Carainn on 087 2767511 after 7 p.m. thank you. There are 3 rooms for rent in the hall and also kitchen facilities and any event can be catered for: Business Meetings and Presentations, Arts & Crafts, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations and Funeral Receptions.

Get Well Greetings

A speedy recovery is sent to all Parishioners who are ill, either at home, in hospital, and in the various convalescence and respite homes in the area. Sincere thanks are also extended to those who care for them there.


Graveyard Clean-Up

Clonalvy Revival Programme have organised a graveyard clean-up this Wednesday June 26th at 7pm to prepare for the Blessings of the Graves the following Sunday. Any support would be greatly appreciated, if you can spare some time and live nearby.

Rathfeigh P & P

The annual Dee Mills Memorial competition between Rathfeigh & Bellewstown will take place this year on Tuesday 18th July at the Bellewstown club. Entry sheet in clubhouse; please enter your name.

Duleek Library events

There are lots of workshops and events taking place in Duleek Library during the months of July and August for children of all ages.

There is Arts & Crafts, Mindfulness, Scratch, Space Adventure, Thomas the Tank event and many more. There is also the Summer Star reading scheme.

Booking is essential as places are limited so ring 041 9880709 to book in your child.

Ardcath ICA

Ardcath ICA who organise the whist drives every week donated all the proceeds from their final night to the Alzheimers Unit in Drogheda, something they have done for many years. €330 was the donation.

They also had a walk for Breast Cancer and €130 was raised for this good cause. We would like to send condolences to the Merry family on the death of their mother, Ita Merry, from all her playing friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Cemetery Devotion Dates

Clonalvy: Sunday 30th June Devotions directly after 10.00am Mass. Curraha: Sunday 7th July after 11.30am Mass, followed by Crickstown.

Kilmoon: Sunday 7th July Devotions 3pm

Kilbrew: Monday 8th July Mass at 8pm.

Ardcath: Sunday 8th September Mass 2pm.

Limetree Writers Group

The fourth book published by the Group will go on sale at the Duleek Fair Weekend on Sunday 30th June. It's a contribution of short stories and poems by all members of the Group, and makes very interesting reading.  Writing sessions take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month in Duleek Library. The next meeting is Tuesday 9th July at 6.45pm. New members welcome.

Fr. Brendan Celebration

The Parish Council of Ardcath/Clonalvy will be celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Brendan Ferris on Sunday 30th June.


Mattock Lotto

Numbers drawn 10-15-30-31. Jackpot not Won. There were two Match 3 winners, Fergus Flynn & James Duffy. Next Jackpot will be our highest ever at €15,300. Mattock Rangers lotto is sponsored by No Three Old Bar and Restaurant which is now open 7 days a week. Our next Lotto draw will take place next Tuesday in Mattock Rangers Clubhouse at 9pm. You can play our lotto online at

Social Dancing

A fundraising Social dance with Matt Leavy will take place in O'Raghallaighs GAA Centre Drogheda this Friday 28th June, 9-30 till 12-30, Adm. €10 euro, all proceeds to "Odie wants to walk fund" so all support will be very much appreciated.


Love and romance were certainly in the air recently when David Maguire and Claire Mc Keegan announced their engagement. All your family, friends and neighbours wish you the very best in the future.

Good Luck to 6th Class

Best wishes are sent to 6th class in Collon National School as they finished up last week. I am sure it was an emotional day for you all and your parents and teacher.

Wishing you all the best in your new secondary school and this new chapter in your lives, embrace it all.

60th Birthday

Happy 60th birthday wishes are sent to Jim Gilsenan Drogheda Road who celebrated this milestone recently. Hope you enjoyed Jim and looking good.

Best wishes for the future from the Collon Community.

Oliver is 18

Congratulations and best wishes are sent to Oliver Canning who celebrated his 18th birthday last week.

Oliver is a son of Graham and Bernie Canning and he is wished the very best from all his family and friends for the future.

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