Monday 16 September 2019

Around the districts: Clogherhead, Slane, Duleek

Clogherhead: Dreadnots Golf Classic - Friday 17th May has been set aside for this year's Golf Classic in Seapoint Golf Club.

It is a 4 person Team Format Stapleford and you can contact either Ronan Connolly 087 4137338 Darren Malone 086 6058951Anthony Murphy 087 9428555 Patrick Kirwan 086 2579096 for further information or to book your team in.

Entry fee per team is €180 and or you may also consider sponsoring a Tee or Green and the suggested level sponsorship is €50 but any contribution would be acceptable. Thank you.

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

A rumour without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

Ferrard Day Birthday

This Wednesday 1st May, we at the Ferrard Day Centre will be celebrating our 10th Birthday and we Would love if you could call in and say "Hello" to us anytime after 11a.m.

Our members are from Baltray, Clogherhead, Drogheda, Monasterboice, Sandpit, Termonfeckin and Togher, based in the Community Hall, Clogherhead.

I know our group Members would love to see you and enjoy a Cuppa with them so, doesn't be a stranger.

Callystown NS Enrolment

Enrolment for the year 2019/2020 in Callystown NS is now taking place. You may contact the school during school hours by telephone 041 98 22873 or call personally. Thank you.

Togher Chaerobics

Sit and Get Fit with Togher Chaerobics classes by Carmel, as heard on LM FM, in Tullydonnell School Hall, every Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

Fee per night is €8 or €40 for six classes. For further information contact Carmel ph: 0863282748.

All weather pitch

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.

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: 8.30pm: 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:

9.30 - 10.30a.m. Yoga with Gra. 10.30. A.m -3.30p.m. Ferrard Day Centre: 5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Irish Dance. Thursday: 9.30 -11.30am; Parent & Toddler Group: 2pm Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3p.m. Danceworx. Saturday: 10 - 11a.m. Yoga with Gra.

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. 1

Sincere thanks are also extended to those who care for them there.


Contact me

Contact Sean on 087-6783729 or email if you have an item for this column.

History Society Talk

Slane History & Archaeology Society will host a talk by Professor Terence Dooley, entitred 'The Burning of Irish Country Houses in the Revolutionary Period 1920-23' this Thursday, May 2nd at 8pm in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane. Professor Dooley specialises in Irish social and political history in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the history of Irish country houses, the landed classes, land and politics in Independent Ireland, the working of the Land Commission 1916-23 and local history in Ireland. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Maynooth, and his recent books include: 'The Irish Revolution1912-23', 'The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster', 'Love, War, debt, and Madness', 'The Murders at Wildgoose Lodge: Agrarian Crime and Punishment in pre-Famine Ireland'. Admission is €5 and parking is available at rear of hotel.

Clothing Collection

St Patrick's National School Slane, Parents Association next clothing collection is running until May 2nd. Time for a spring clear out while helping the school in the process.

Golf Classic

Slane Community Centre will hold a Golf Classic on Friday, May 24th, at Ashbourne Golf Club. Tee times are available from 12.30 - 5pm and the cost per team of four is €400. This includes snack on the ninth hole and steak dinner in the clubhouse. Prizes for first and second placed teams as well as longest drive and nearest the pin. All funds raised will go towards the building of a community centre and sports hall in Slane. Further information can be had from

Slane Castle 5K

Online registration is now open for the 5th Slane Castle 5km trail run/walk which takes place on Sunday, May 12, (10am) in the majestic grounds of Slane Castle. You can register €15 for adults online, €20 on the day and €5 for under-16s on the day. All proceeds are in aid of St Patrick's National School, Slane. This event is a great morning out for the whole family. The 5k route takes you around the castle grounds, along the river and through the forest with the castle as a backdrop. There will be medals for all who take part, t-shirts for under 16's and for the first 200 adults on the day.

Slane Spinners

Registration for Slane Spinners 11th annual cycle run in aid of SOSAD is now open at and it takes place on Saturday, May 11th, starting and finishing at Stackallen Tennis & Pitch & Putt Club where there is ample facilities for parking cars etc. There are three different routes, 105km, 100km or the 50km fun run. You can also sign up on the day from 8am with the cycle commencing at 9.30am sharp. Sign on fee is €20 for Cycling Ireland members, €25 for non members. Helmets are compulsory and soup and sandwiches will be available in the clubhouse on return. The longer distances will take in some lovely scenery along the coast at Clogherhead and Annagassan before heading for Drumconrath. Close to 300 cyclists took part in last years event.

Rathkenny Revels 2019

The DVD of the 2019 Rathkenny Revels show will be available shortly costing €20, text Mary on 087 6189148 to reserve a copy.

Dates for the diary

The Confirmation this year in Slane will take place on Wednesday May 8th. First Communion is on Saturday, May 18th. Blessing of the graves in Monknewstown, Dowth and Fennor is on Sunday, May 26th, and on Hill of Slane and St Erc's Cemetery on Sunday, June 2nd.

Summer Wedding Evening

Tankardstown House are hosting a Summer Wedding Evening on Wednesday,
 May 29th, from 6 - 8pm. It is a perfect opportunity to see Tankardstown House and gardens beautifully dressed for a summer wedding. Enjoy music, canapes, and bubbly while meandering through the main house and magnificent Orangery. Amble through the beautifully manicured courtyards and gardens, the perfect back drop to an outdoor ceremony or wedding photographs. Chat to the team on the evening who will help guide you through planning the most special day of your life. Tankardstown's Summer Wedding Evening is by invitation only. Email to join the guest list.



Laura Smits-Weldon, daughter of Leo and the late Mary Weldon Duleek, for the past 22 years has lived in the Netherlands with her husband, Peter. In 2014 Laura spent some time volunteering in a primary school in Kunsu, Ghana, West Africa. On her return Laura and Peter decided to raise money to fund a school bus which was badly needed, which is a great addition to the school.

The school was in a rundown condition and in a bad state of repair. Laura and Peter decided to set up a foundation and raise money to build a new school. In 2016 their foundation, 'Dare2Care', is officially registered in the Netherlands and is dedicated to building a primary school in a small village in Ghana. In September 2018f the first phase of the school opened.

There are currently 100 pupils attending the school. Laura and Peter are now busy fundraising for phase 2, which will consist of 4 classrooms and 4 toilets. There will be a 60's, 70's night fundraiser in Carranstown Lodge on Saturday 25th May at 9.00pm. Music by DJ Shane McGuinness. Admission €5. Raffle on the night. Enquiries to Ann 9823415.

Drug Free Town and Feel Good Project

Tuesday 30th April - David Coleman - Clinical psychologist, broadcaster & author. How to Communicate with your Teenagers. Talks are free and please note change of venue for this talk which will be held in St. Cianans Church Duleek at 7.30pm. Free Trauma counselling service also provided every Tuesday evening, in the Courthouse Accredited Counsellor (NAPCP) for appointment call 089-4008685.

Marta's Zumba Class

Marta's Zumba Classes have started in the Parish Centre Duleek on Tuesdays at 7.00pm. €8 pay as you go. New members welcome. Enquiries to Marta on 086-1089007 or check out Facebook Page "Zumba with Marta".

St. Cianan's Church Duleek

Friday 10th May at 11am Confirmation. Saturday 11th May at 11am, First Holy Communion Duleek Boys and Girls Schools

Saturday 25th May at 11.00am First Holy Communion Cushionstown and Mt Hanover Schools

Duleek / Bellewstown Active Retirement - meeting on Wednesday 1st May in the Parish Centre at 2.00pm followed by relaxation exercises and tai-chai.

AFC Lotto Results

18/04/19; Numbers 7-10-20-29 no winner - 6 x €20 winners Jim Ward, - T McGuinness, - C McKeown, - M Donnolly, - S Berry, - Niall Lynch, next week's jackpot €8,000

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