Tuesday 20 August 2019

Around the Districts: Broomfield, Stamullen, Bellewstown

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.

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.

Good Weather welcome

The Farming Community, in particular, capitalized on the recent spell of good weather. The smell of freshly mown grass pervaded the countryside last week, as plenty of Winter fodder was saved. You can't beat a spell of good weather!

Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2019

The Association would like to acknowledge and thank Meath County Council's LCDC (Local Community Development Committee) for their generous allocation of €529-00 for the purchase of a new Lawnmower under the CEP 2019.

Set Dancing News

The Fleadh Ceili in Mc Hugh's is on Thursday 15th August 2019. Triskell will provide the music. The Leinster Fleadh (Fleadh Laighean) is up and running in Athboy/Rath Chairn from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th July 2019. Beat wishes to our Set Dancing friends and colleagues from Sandpit and Dunderry who are competing in the Set Dancing Competitions. Go n-eiri an bothar libh!

Contact Gerard (Teach Raithneach) on 087 2729154 or Jim (Sandpit) on 087 9161903, for Set Dancing details.

Guitar Lessons

Beginner Group Guitar lessons are starting in Teach Raithneach on 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.

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 Results. Draw Date: 03/07/2019. Bonus Ball Numbers were: 27, 15 and 36. No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €6,100. This Weeks €20. Winners: Holly Caraher, Rathbran Beg. Padraig Floyd, Kellystown. Bernie Shevlin, Starinagh. Nick Morgan, Kellystown. Alan Fedigan, Collon. Promoters: Vincent Martin, Vincent Fitzsimons, Gerard Weldon & Teach Box. Next Draw Date: 10/07/2019


In Memory

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Jack Rothwell, Irishtown, who recently passed away. Following funeral Mass at St. Mary`s Church, Julianstown, Mr Rothwell was laid to rest in Moorechurch Cemetery.

Kilsharvan Pattern

The annual Blessing of the Graves at the old Kilsharvan Graveyard will take place this evening, Tuesday, July 9th beginning at 7.30pm.

Briarleas/Mosney Party

The annual Briarleas & Mosney Road `Street Party` will take place on July 27th in Reilly`s daffodil Field beginning at 3pm.

Summer growth

Due to the mixed weather conditions that we have been experiencing over the past couple of months or so, the countryside has ben pretty much smothered with heavy vegetation. Great care needs to be taken by everyone, particularly using the smaller rural roads throughout the parish and beyond.

The summer months brings out walkers, children, cyclists, people with animals, horses, dogs, etc. lots of agricultural machinery, much of it taking up the entire width of these roads/boreens and, so; it is not just the `motorist` who needs to take extreme care, but all who use these routes and to take time if you are behind the wheel to expect the unexpected. Over the past number of years many people have moved into rural areas from the city of Dublin and many motorists and children out playing, cycling, families out walking etc. may not be aware of such dangers on the rural roads.

Many cyclists and joggers are also out on these roads with ear-plugs connected as they go about and again this can be a great hazard in being aware of what is happening around you. Enjoy the rural summer, there is a wonderful array of colours to be seen across the landscape from now until October; the countryside is full of life, so perhaps `ditch the earphones` and listen to the natural sounds of your surroundings and the beautiful countryside and pay particular attention to others who will also be using these same roads!

Pattern Days of old

The annual Blessing of the Graves or Patter day at Stamullen has always taken place on St. Patrick`s Day, March 17th every year, while in the past, the Pattern day at Moorechurch was always held in early September, but in recent years this date has been changed to early July. The Pattern evening at Kilsharvan was always held in early July just, so this week, July 7th & 9th are the particular dates for the Blessing of the Graves in both graveyards respectively. The Pattern day of the once thriving Tullog village was also annually held on July 29th or the closest Sunday to that date.

The last reference I can find to a Pattern day held at Tullog was in the year 1838 when there was a mention in the Police Files that a riot had taken place on the Pattern day there. The Patron Saint that is associated with the date of July 29th is St. Martha, the sister of St. Mary, however, there are no known records of Saint Martha with that of the old village of Tullog. Today, nothing remains above ground of the old burial ground of Tullog except for a few humps and bumps in the field where the burial ground was situated; while incorporated into a nearby Water-Well, which today is situated on private property, can be seen the head of one of the windows of the old medieval chapel of Tullog and on the opposite side of the road from the water-well, there can be seen a section of the north wall of the small medieval chapel; this wall at present being smothered in some trees and briars.


Deadline for Your News

If you would like to see your news in this part of the newspaper, a celebration, weddings, anniversary, family party, births or anything that might be of interest to the local community, please have no hesitation in contacting.  Give me a ring at 087 6366605 or pop me an email at deadline to get your items to me is Friday Lunchtime as the paper is now on the shelves from Tuesday mornings.

Best Wishes Siobhan

Best wishes go out to local girl Siobhan Leddy from Carrickanane, Tullyallen who has taken leave of absence from her very responsible job in Dublin to go an volunteer working with Orphans in Vietnam. It seems that it runs in the family as Siobhan's dad Donal did a similar thing many years ago when he too took time out of work from his job in the Lourdes Hospital to go and work with orphans in Romania. Siobhan's many friends, work colleagues and family wish her all the best on her volunteering and look forward to her same return.

Slimming World Times

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday. The first class is 5pm and the second is 7pm. They will be there giving plenty of inspiration, motivation and encouragement to everyone who comes along.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held Tuesday, 2nd July 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €6,600 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 7, 16, 17 & 19 The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Anthony Moroney, Ann Carolan, Anne Pentony & David Morgan. Next week's draw is €6,700. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Tullyallen Men's Shed

Tullyallen Men's Shed meets up every Tuesday and Friday mornings 10 am till 1 pm why not call into them.

They are currently in the Glen Emmets GFC Clubhouse. They have Bowls, Pool, Darts, Rings, Cards so why not call in for a chat and a cuppa. Everyone has something to offer in the Shed. All new members will be most welcome.

Glen Emmets Kellogg's Cúl Camp

It's all systems go for the Kellogg's Cúil camp in Tullyallen Our Camp is on next week (15th July to 19th July). All children receive a jersey and training top and a backpack.

The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day, the programme involves coaching specific skills and is a great opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.

During the camp week a 'blitz' is organized to provide each child with introduction to competitive games. If you are interested in your child attending go onto the website to try and secure your place this year.

This camp is always fantastically ran and the cost is €60 for 1 child, €55 for the 2nd child, €45 for the 3rd and subsequent children. And if your child wants to attend another camp they can register for €45 without the gear that they get in their first camp.


Contact me

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or


Blotto Results 2nd July. The numbers drawn were 07-12-14-24-30. No winner. The €10 winners were The Lucky Six; Martina & Jane; Brennan's' Dylan & Alannah; Khyran Reilly; Franco. Jackpot next week is €1000.

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.

Bellewstown P & P

The annual Open Singles gets under way this Wednesday 10th until Sunday 14th July. Good luck to our members in the Nat. Seniors qualifier taking place in Dunshaughlin on Monday 15th July.

The annual Dee Mills competition with the Rathfeigh club will take place on Tuesday 16th July. This year we are hosting the event. Entry sheet in the clubhouse.

Bellewstown Golf Club

26.06.19; Wed. Open Singles: 1st Peter Vogelaar 40pts, 2nd Joseph Kearns 37pts

28.06.19: Fri. Open 9/hole league:1st Peter Vogelaar 19pts, 2nd Gerard O'Finn 17pts

29.06.19; Singles Stableford; 1st Llewellyn Lucente 41pts, 2nd Keith Rooney 39pts

30.06.19; Ladies Captains day; 1st Jean Gogarty net 71, 2nd Ann-Marie Ennis net 73

30.06.19; Men's Captains day; 1st Paul Tobin net 68, 2nd Cathal Brennan net 68, best gross Paul Tobin 76 strokes. Membership specials available to the end of the year

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