Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the districts: Broomfield, Stamullen

Broomfield. Anti-Litter Initiative in Broomfield & District. The same roads are entered this year as were entered last year. Please play your part, and help secure the Gold Medal again this year. If you want a Litter Picker, please contact Gerard on 087 2729154.

Save the Bees

Save The Bees - Change of Date to Saturday 27th April

Calling all Residents! Bees need your help! Join us for a 'Pollinator Event' at Teach Raithneach, Starinagh, Collon. Dr. Niamh Roche will introduce what pollinators are and why we need them. This will be followed by a chat about easy-to-implement, no-cost measures to encourage bees and other pollinators to your garden, patio or roadside verge.

We will then have a 'pollinator plant and seed swap'. Participants are encouraged to bring seeds and cuttings from plants they know are good for pollinators to the event, and we will swap around these materials on the day so that everyone can share resources. Guidelines for gardening for pollinators will be available on the day.

We will finish up by taking a look outside to find nesting and foraging sites for bees. Join us at Teach Raithneach on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 2.00 to 3.30 pm.

Please note the change of date! This is a free rvent open to all.

Community Grants Scheme 2019

Grant Aid of €430 has been allocated to the Association under the above Scheme in the Residents Association Category. This category of Grant replaces what was the Amenity Grant in years past and will be used primarily for the maintenance and upkeep of a number of locations throughout the District.

National Community Event

The first ever National Community Event takes place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Broomfield & District Residents Association is delighted to participate in this first ever event. The programme will include the May Bush Competition, Tir na n-Og Active Retirement Social Evening and Activities, and a 5 K Community Walk. More information later.

The Association gratefully acknowledges a Grant Assistance allocation from Meath Co. Council to the tune of €180 for their proposal.

Walking Group resume evening Walking

Broomfield & District Residents Association Walking Group resume Tuesday evening walks, starting on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 7 pm.

Meeting at Teach Raithneach Starinagh. Contact josie 086-4458108.

Albion Rovers News

Albion Rovers host their annual Easter Soccer Camp Tuesday - Thursday 23rd-25th April, 10am-1pm daily, places just €25/child if booked before 17th April & €30/child when booked after. Open to all boys/girls 5-14, not limited to Albion players. Please Book Online at More information is available from or

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

Draw Date: 03/03/2019. Bonus Ball Numbers were: 44, 302 and 04. No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €5,450.

This Weeks €20 Winners: Brian Geraghty, Geraghty Concrete, Starinagh. Tara & Aoife Dillon, Grangegeeth. Dolores Traynor, Starinagh. Sam Kealy, Broomfield. Oncology Department, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Promoters: Gerard Weldon, Eileen Traynor and Breege Drew.

Next Draw Date: 10/04/2019


Bellewstown Heritage Group

The Bellewstown Hertigae Group are hosting an afternoon Tea Dance at Kilsharvan Old Mill on Sunday May 5th 2019 from 2.30 until 5.30pm.

There will be music throughout the afternoon provided by the wonderful Matt Leavy Band and tea and sandwiches will be provided to all who attend. This event is part of the annual Bealtaine Festival and admission is a mere €10. For further information, contact 087-1362304.

Hospice thanks

The East Meath Hospice Association would like to extend their most gracious thanks and appreciation to all thse who helped out, took part in and/or contributed in any way to their recent Hospice Pancake morning and a special word of thanks to the Chef and the management and staff at the City North Hotel.

A magnificent €7,200 was raised on the day and the organisers would like to thank all for their great contributions and continued support. Well done to all concerned.

Knitting Club

A new knitting club has been established in Stamullen village and they are seeking new members to come along any Monday morning to the Daily Bread Cafe in Stamullen village at around 10.30am.

This is not a knitting class but rather a social group of like-minded people who wish to meet up for an hour or so and carry out some knitting, crocheting and/or stitching among friends. Anyone wishing to perhaps `have-a-go` will be warmly welcomed.

For more details, contact Fina at 087-7690170.

Free Technology Classes

A new and free-of-charge basic Iphone, Ipad, Smartphone, Tablet etc. learning skills class will soon commence in St. Patrick`s G.F.C. complex in Stamullen village. Those wishing to attend are being asked to contact Angela at 046-9280790.

Seamus Ennis

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Seamus Ennis, the world renowned Uilleann Piper.

He was born in Jamestown Finglas in the year 1919, where his father, Jimmy Ennis, had settled following his marriage. The Ennis family home, however, was situated in the village of Naul and it is here that the Irish piper returned in his later life to reside in a small caravan he aptly named `Easter Snow` and which was recorded in a song of the same title by the great Irish traditional singer, Christy Moore.

Over the coming summer months, a host of activities will take place at the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul village to mark the centenary of his birth and a museum depicting the great piper`s life will also be on display. This event will also tie in with the magnificent Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann which will also be hosted for the second year running this coming August in the town of Drogheda, which attracted over half-a-million visitors to Drogheda and the greater north east region in 2018.

The Fingal, East Meath, Drogheda and Co. Louth has a very long tradition of Irish trad music, song & dance and a show-case, such as the Fleadh Cheoil and the anniversary of Seamus Ennis`s birth, right on our own doorstep, is indeed a wonderful treat to behold. So, hopefully the good summer weather will prevail and the north east region can promote our culture & heritage to the world and his wife!

Drogheda Independent