Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Clogherhead, Stamullen, Termonfeckin, Duleek

Clogherhead: Contact me on 089 200 5305 or email me at for all notices to be included in paper. Thank you.

Thought for the day.

Remember, not every cowboy rides a horse.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock.

The Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage Knock will be on Sunday 29th September with the bus leaving Mary Street, Drogheda at 7am at a cost of €20. Enquiries to: Alice - 085 7047071 or Margaret 086 8104011.

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 8.30pm. 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.


In Memory

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Jude O`Reilly Mullaghteeling, who recently passed away. Following Funeral Mass at St. Patrick`s Church in Stamullen village, Jude was laid to rest in Garristown Cemetery.

New Arrivals

Congratulations and the very best of wishes to the parents, guardians and extended families of Faye and Ben Ferguson who were recently baptised in the parish.

Local Link Bus Service

The Friday and Saturday evening Local Link Bus Service from Stamullen to Balbriggan continues with the bus departing from Stamullen on both evenings leaving from outside the Kilbreck Estate at 7pm, stopping at Stamullen village at Goughs Corner, the Grange, Gormanston Cross and continuing on through Flemington Lane to Drogheda Street in Balbriggan and then on to Millfield Shopping Centre before returning to Stamullen village.

The return trip leaves Balbriggan from Drogheda Street from 11pm. For more information on this local service contact 087-2643952.

Hospice Coffee Morning

Ireland`s Biggest Coffee Morning for the Hospice Association will be hosted across the region on Thursday morning, September 19th next.

Autumn berries

The countryside across the parish has an abundance of haw-berries, sloe-berries, elderberries and blackberries at the moment. The mixture of sunshine and some heavy rain throughout the summer has resulted in a large yield of such wild fruits on the hedgerows; sadly, too few people collect the autumn rewards in the 21st century.

Railway viaduct

Major restoration work is continuing at the Railway viaduct over the Delvin Estuary at Knocknagin.

Stedalt House

The magnificent Georgian building known as Stedalt House in Stamullen is up for sale.

This Regency-style residence with its stunning architecture had originally been the home of the Walsh family throughout the 19th century and was then the home of the McCartney-Filgate family until the place was sold in the mid 1930`s to an order of nuns; the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. Stedalt House later became the residence of the Sisters of Poor Clare Nuns who operated a babies home here from the mid 1950`s until the later 1980`s when the premises was sold to a private individual who transformed the surrounding grounds into that of a retirement home for the infirm and elderly. Stedalt House is now on the property market, along with almost five-acres of land.


Contact me

Any news or interesting items welcome in this column, births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, sports/social/special events etc. Please have all information to me by 10pm on Thursday evenings at or contact 087-2486472.

St. Fechin's Hurlers.

Congratulations to the St. Fechin's Hurling team who are through to the Louth Senior Hurling finals.

Last Thursday the team contested the semi-finals against Knockbridge in Darver and won on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-11. While St. Fechin's are straight through to the final they could end up facing Knockbridge again in the final as Knockbridge's defeat means that they have to play Naomh Moinne in the other semi-final. So whoever it is, Knockbridge or Naomh Moinne, "c'mon the Fechin's".

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 9 and 19. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Lorraine Jones. Winners of €20 were Barry and Amber Lyn Devlin, Summer Geraghty, David Beirth, William Levins and Ronan O' Gorman.

The jackpot is now at €60,40 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Community Centre

The foundations of the new Community Centre at Pairc Naomh Feichin have been poured and are being let set before any more work can continue. With an expected finish date of early February, the construction work will certainly move fast.

Termonfeckin Macra

The new Macra year will be starting again in Sandpit Hall on Wednesday September 11th at 9pm. New members most welcome as always!

Upcoming competitions include Bowling, Question Time and 7 a side GAA plus plenty of other social activities which will be discussed on the night.

Well done to members Aoife, Sinéad and Sarah who took part in the All Ireland Fleadh Set Dancing competition with Sandpit Set Dancers recently.

If you are interested in learning more about Termonfeckin Macra simply like and contact the Macra Tearmann Feichin facebook page or contact Aoife on 087- 6262197.

Fleadh 2019

Two Sandpit Set Dancing teams took part in the All Ireland Finals at the 2019 Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann in Drogheda recently. A mixed and a girls team took part in the finals held in Our Lady's College, Greenhills. They put in great performances on the night but faced very stiff opposition and while not coming away with any medals on this occasion they certainly did their County and Province very proud.

Credit Union

Termonfeckin Credit Union is looking for volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each week or are interested in helping out, please call to the Credit Union Offices or call 041-9822095 for further information.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.

Players are asked to check the notice board in the clubhouse for all entry sheets and to get their names up as soon as possible.


Eucharistic Adoration is on Monday evenings from 7-8pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Why not come and spend some quiet time in the presence of the Lord.


Contact 086-2747474 to report any suspicious activity. If you would like to join up to BALSANTER, application forms are available in Maddens Centra, Mc Grane's XL and both Parish Churches.

St. Vincent de Paul

The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul is 1800 677777. The St. Colmcille Conference of St. Vincent de Paul operates in this area.


Duleek Drama Players

Duleek Drama Players invite new members to attend our AGM on Monday 9th September in the Prayer Rooms, Duleek, at 8.00pm


Zumba classes have resumed after the summer break. The classes are in the Parish Centre on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 8pm. Pay as you go €8 per class. New members welcome.

Duleek Kenpo

Duleek Kenpo resumes in Duleek Parish Centre on Monday 23rd September 2019. Beginners class commencing 7pm Mondays and Wednesdays. To book a place text 086-3658266. Adults and Children welcome.

Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement

Bowls will resume Tuesday 3rd September at 2.30pm in the Parish Centre.

Meeting on Wednesday in the Parish Centre followed by Tai Chi and Relaxation and the usual cup of tea and free raffle. New members are always welcome.

Duleek Women's Forum

We re-open after the summer break on Tuesday 3rd September at 10.30am in Duleek Courthouse.

Chair Aerobics

We re-open after the summer break on Thursday 5th September at 11.30am in Duleek Courthouse.

Duleek Foroige

Registration night is Tuesday the 3rd September at 7.00pm. Due to high demand places are limited, so please have your child registered.

You can contact any of our leaders with any queries via our face book page.

We look forward to meeting old and new faces.

Drive in Bingo

Duleek - Bellewstown GFC Drive in Bingo is on Sunday 8th September at 3.00pm in Bellewstown Racecourse. Over €3000 in prize money to be won on the day. Complimentary Tea and Coffee at interval.

Free Electrical Recycling Day

On Saturday 7th September from 8am to 4pm at Ashbourne Retail Park. Drop off any household electrical item with a plug or battery including large/small appliances, computer equipment and used batteries .

Non Electrical Items will not be collected.

Duleek 400 Club Draw

Results for 26th August 2019. €200 Caroline Kelly - €100 Annette Murray - €40 Leo Weldon - €20 Pat Joyce. Next Draw takes place 30th September. If you would like to be a promoter or join it costs €2 per month or €24 per year, please contact Noel on 086-1045125.

Duleek AFC Lotto

Results for 28/08/19. Numbers 12-17-19-23 No Winner - 6 x €20 M. Donoghue - P. O'Brien - Cizzy Flynn - Annmarie c/o Freddy - Jens Kimpers - Brian Murphy. Jackpot next week €8000.

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