Friday 20 September 2019

Around the districts: Clogherhead, Duleek, Broomfield

Clogherhead: Thought for the day - If you're too busy chasing cleaner pastures, you miss the daisies in your own back garden.

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

Development Group Lotto

Results from 9th July. No's drawn were 5/15/19/24. No winner. €50 winners were: Peter Levins and Louise Matthews both c/o Ann Levins. Jackpot next week €9675 yours to win or share for only €2. Good luck.

Clean Village Group

Congratulations to all who are turning up on Monday / Tuesday night to help the local Clean Village Group. They are doing a marvellous job. The place looks great with all the new window boxes and hanging baskets and thanks to all of you who are watering them regularly. If you would like to "Adopt" a window box or hanging basket please let us know. Thank you all again.

Rosary at the Pier

The Annual Rosary by the Legion of Mary will be held at the Harbour this Thursday 15th August at 3p.m.

The intention is for all working at sea and for those lost at sea. It is a lovely ceremony and is enjoyed by all present.

Blessing of our Graves

The Annual 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.

Jiu-Jitsu Champions

Two young Clogherhead gents are to be congratulated on their wins in the recent Brazilian Junior World Jiu-Jitsu championships in Wolverhampton, England.

They are 12 years old Daniel Collier, son of Gerry and Charlene Collier, Dales and his cousin, 11 years old V.J. Collier, son of Niall and Joanne Collier, Dales.

Daniel, who is studying the sport two years, took part at Grey Belt level where he won Bronze while VJ, who is only studying the sport a number of months, won Gold at White Belt Level.

In March this year, Daniel competed in the British National Championships also in Wolverhampton, where he won Double Bronze.

The boys and their parents and family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Ben Cunningham and Stephen Walsh, owners of Primal BJJ, Greenhills, Drogheda, who are their coaches, for the support and help given to the boys and other students as well.

Nothing was too much for these two coaches in helping all their students and they are giving some free Trials to anyone who is interested at their studio in Greenhills, Drogheda. You can go online for further information. Once again you are all to be congratulated on what you have achieved, so keep up the good work.

Party time

The latest craze at the All Weather Pitch in Clogherhead is to hire it out by the hour for your child and their friends to play football.

It costs only €20 for 1 hour and after the hour you can continue the party there on the pitch or go to the Community Hall where they can run around having great fun in secure, friendly and safe surroundings for only €30 per hour. And then they just flake out with tiredness, happy but tired. Contact 086 8242024 / 086 8568283 for further details.

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

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.


Duleek Senior Citizens

The Duleek Senior Citizen's Outings Committee will hold their Annual Summer Outing on Sunday 25th August.

The bus will leave from the village green at 1pm sharp with a short tour followed by a 3 course lunch in the Dunderry Lodge.

This will be followed up by music/dancing and plenty of craic.

The bus will be returning to Duleek for 7pm approx. and all those travelling are asked to please be on time so they can keep to their time table.

For further enquiries contact: Paddy McConnon on 087 2782925 or Paddy Cudden on 086 2570441 or any committee member.

Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully some new ones.

Aaron Clifford Fundraiser Event

The event will be held on Saturday the 17th August at the Glenside Hotel. On the night there will be a sponsored leg wax, MC and DJ, auction, Balloon Raffle and finger food. Admission €10. Tickets can be purchased from The Glenside, Carranstown Lodge, Duleek Barbers, Richie's Kutz Barber Shop, Grace's Place, YGH Duleek, Xtra Clean Launderette, Haven Pharmacy, Mc Keever's Bar, The Hair and Make Up Lounge (Lisa B Lynch) and Sharon Keogan's Office. Thank you for your support.

Family Day

Duleek Bellewstown GFC in collaboration with the Ladies Gaelic Club will hold its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 24th August with events starting at 12 noon at the GAA Grounds on the Navan Road Duleek. Admission is free and every one is welcome.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week runs from 17th to 25th August 2019. There will be a talk on Saturday 17th August from 3pm to 4pm on local lady, Kate Kennedy who made history by becoming the first woman in the world to achieve equal pay for equal work.

Duleek Heritage Group

There will be a Common's Walk on Saturday 24th August 2019, meeting at the play ground on Station Road Duleek at 11am.There will be light refreshments afterwards in The Carranstown Lodge.

Duleek AFC Lotto

07/08/2019 Number's 4 - 16 - 21 - 29 No winner - 6 x €20 Adam Duff - Leo Condron - David Keelan - Eoin Sherlock - Colm Kennedy - John Horan. Jackpot next week €8000.


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.

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.

Sincere sympathy

The sincere sympathy of the Community of Broomfield & District is extended to the family, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends and all those who were bereaved by the passing of Ronnie Duff, RIP, recently.

A fitting Guard of Honour was provided by Community Members at Newtownfortescue Cross, Grangegeeth on Wednesday morning last as the Funeral Cortege made its way from Cardrath to the Church of the Holy Cross, Lobinstown for funeral Mass and interment.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis!

The sincere sympathy of the Community of Broomfield & District is also extended to the family, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends and all those who were bereaved by the passing of Annie Skelly RIP, Rathbran, Collon recently. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time for you. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis!

Pride of Place

The Anti-Litter League signs throughout the District have been up-dated to reflect the Gold Medal awarded again in 2019. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution in this regard.

Gold Medal status is hard won, and can only be achieved when Community Members put their shoulder to the wheel, as they always do. Thanks again and well done to all involved.

Local Bands Playing at Fleadh Ceili's

Two local Ceili Bands, Triskell and the Tara, will ply their trade at the Fleadh again this year. The Fleadh Set Dance Ceili in Mc Hugh's, Chord Road (A92 E2NK) is on Thursday 15th August starting at 9 pm.

Triskell will provide the music. The Fior Ceili is on Saturday 17th August starting at 9 pm in The Lourdes Community and Recreation Centre, Yellowbatter (A92 RW 77). The Tara Ceili Band will provide the music. Shop Local is the best policy.

Fleadh Set Dancing Workshops

Set Dancing Workshops with John McEvoy will take place from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August in Drumshallon Forge, Ballymakenny Road A92 DF7X. Beginners and all abilities welcome. Beidh failte go gach dhuine!

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

National Heritage Week 2019

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD, has launched National Heritage Week 2019, which takes place nationwide from Saturday, 17th to Sunday 25th August. The week will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within our country's rich heritage

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.

Guitar Lessons

Beginner Group Guitar lessons available in Teach Raithneach on Fridays. 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.

Blood Clinic Diary Date

The next Blood Donation Clinic is in Teach Raithneach, Starinagh, Collon on Tuesday 10th September 2019 from 4.30 to 8 pm. Previous and New Donors most welcome.

Annual Christmas Fair

The Annual Christmas fair takes place in Teach Raithneach on 8th December 2019.

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: 07/08/2019. Bonus Ball Numbers were: 41, 17 and 22.

No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €6,350.

This Weeks €20 Winners: Jason Kealy, Broomfield. Gertrude Wall, Cardrath. Lily Martin, Grangegeeth. Grainne Weldon, Starinagh. Larry Geraghty, Collon. Promoters: Breege Drew, Elizabeth Gallagher, Gerard Weldon and Vincent Martin. Next Draw Date: 14/08/2019

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