Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Clogherhead, Tullyallen, Stamullen, Duleek

Clogherhead: Thanks for your help - During December there were a few activities at the Lifeboat Station.

Santa arrived to a tremendous welcome on then 21st, where he greeted all children present and gave them each a present listened to their lists again. Refreshments were then served to all present.

Then on the 26th the Annual Swim for Chernobyl took place, I believe it was the biggest crowd ever. After the swim, refreshments were then served to all present and sincere thanks are extended to all who helped set up for Santa and the Swim and the cleaning up afterwards.

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

If you are too open minded your brain will fall out.

Development Group Lotto

Results from 10th December/ No's were: 1/8/18/24. No winner. €40 voucher winners were: Bryan Moore c/o Breeda Marley, Anthony Murphy, Marion Campbell and Maura Hughes c/o Deirdre Delaney. Commission winner Terry Rath.

Jackpot is a marvellous €10.000 nice little sum to either win or share for the New Year. Good luck


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Reynolds Family, Mayne on the passing of Josie.

Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Clogherhead Tuesday last with burial afterwards in Mayne Cemetery.

Dreadnots News

Bingo continues every Monday night in the Community Hall, Clogherhead starting at 8.30.p.m.

Local Community Opportunities

1) Are you over 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment? Would you like to train as an Early Year's Educator, receive a minimum payment of €210.50 attending 19.5 hrs per week? You may also be entitled to free childcare while working on the Project.

For further information contact Clogherhead Development Group.

2) Are you over 25 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment? If so you might be eligible to participate on a Community Employment training project: where you will receive a minimum payment of €210.50 for 19.5 hours per week? You may also be entitled to free childcare while working on the Project. There are different Positions available.

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: 8.30.p.m. Bingo: 1st Tuesday: 8.00p.m. Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA Guild Meeting. 2nd Tuesday: 8.30.p.m. Clogherhead Development Group Meeting. Wednesday: 10.30.a.m. Ferrard Day Centre: 5.30pm Miriam McCarthy Irish Dance Class: Thursday: 9.30 - 11.30a.m. Toddler Group. 2.30 - 4.30 p.m. Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3 p.m. onwards Donna's Danceworx Classes.

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.


Contact me

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 But one thing to remember is that the deadline to get your items to me is Friday Lunchtime.

Christmas Slimming World times

Slimming World classes are on in the Glen Emmets Clubroom every Thursday at 6pm. Amanda will be there to help everyone get back on track after the Christmas season. Whether you need to lose a few pounds, few stone or just try and maintain what you have, the door is always open for new and returning members.

There is no judgement, just encouragement and support from your friendly leader Amanda and all the members who are all in the same boat as yourself. The hardest part is deciding to go, and walking though the door on the first night but everyone else there has had that feeling, you have nothing to lose but a whole lot of satisfaction to gain from your weekly Slimming World meeting.

Lotto results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 1st December. The Grand Prize Draw was for €1,300 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 17 & 30. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Maria Smith, Tom & Marie Johnson, Una Russell & Stephen Floyd. Next week's draw is €1,400.

Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

GAA Healthy Club Project

The Glen Emmets are delighted to have been selected to take part in the Healthy Club Project. They have been chosen because of several ongoing projects, including their 'No Smoking Grounds' policy, their Couch to 5k programs, Nutrition Talk and their Community 5k fun run. They are delighted to be chosen for this and will be taking part in the next phas in Croke Park.

Tullyallen Tractor Run

The organizers of the now annual Tullyallen Tractor Run should be very proud of themselves for another successful Tractor run. This event took place on Friday, 27th December this year and it was a phenomenal success.

The support from locals and friends as they came from far and wide to take part in the highly entertaining fund raiser which this year was held in memory of their dear friend and colleague Gerry Healy.

The tractors, lorries, vintage cars and all types of vehicles were spick and span for their trip around the locality and with everyone digging deep to donate to the Tractor Run's chosen charities this will no doubt be as successful as previous years. Well done to the organizers and everyone who donated, participated and helped with the day.

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 until they move into their new clubrooms. 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.


In memory

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Jackie Curran, late of Ballsgrove, Drogheda.

Jackie was employed for many years in Stamullen village with the local firm Sullivan Engineering and would have been well-known to many of the older residents of the village.

Following funeral Mass at the Holy Family Church in Ballsgrove on Monday December 30th last, Jackie was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.


With a number of new residential housing developments currently under construction in the village area of Stamullen, some of which are nearing completion and while there are plans afloat with the intention of more land being purchased for even more residential construction, surely the time has long since come and gone and come again for the local authorities to purchase a piece of this valuable land and install a children`s playground in line with such a rise in the local population?

There has been calls for a children`s playground to be put in place in Stamullen village for many years now and, just like the numerous calls that were made in the past, some of these parents have actually watched their children growing up and who have now become parents themselves and still we wait for our `favourite` Co. Council to provide this vital facility for the children of Stamullen. This is nothing short of a disgrace; to wait year after year, promise after promise and still nothing.

Elections are coming about in the not-too-distant-future and; keeping this in mind, as well as the need for a new cemetery, n yet again, more and continued promises, let those `election hopefuls` know when they come a-knocking that these two particular issues are now way over due and we have had enough of false promises now for too long!

House break-in

A house in the Mountain View Estate at Stedalt in Stamullen was broken into just before Christmas. The house was unoccupied at the time as the householder had just left to go and do a bit of shopping but had only been gone a short while when the incident occurred.

Apparently the burglar(s) had gained entry through an upstairs window at the rear of the house and, unfortunately, the closely-knit-community that is Mountain View did not notice anything a miss at the time.

People across the village and parish of Stamullen are being urged to be extra vigilant regarding the safe-guarding of their properties and personal belongings and to call the Gardaí if they suspect that something/someone doesent look right, vehicles driving around suspiciously, turning and returning at driveways, etc.

Know Your Parish

The following article appeared in the pages of the Drogheda Independent in August of 1918 and it is almost certain that this would have been the very first air accidents to have occurred at Gormanston Camp as the British Military Barracks had only opened in this same year after the land had been purchased in the winter of 1917:

`Flying fatality at Gormanstown'

Lieutenant Ruxton, said to be a native of Ardee, Co. Louth, was killed while flying at Gormanstown on Thursday morning. He had just gone up with a sergeant of the R.F.C. to test a new machine and was at an altitude of but 60 or 70 feet when the aeroplane crashed to the ground. The sergeant was severely injured`.


Duleek Parish 2020

First Holy Communion - Bellewstown Saturday 9th May at 11am, Cushenstown and Mounthanover Saturday 16th May at 11am, Duleek Boys and Girls Saturday 23rd May at 11am, Confirmation Wednesday 13th May at 11am.

Operation Motivation

Operation Motivation in conjunction with Operation Transformation and Meath Local Partnership will kick off in Duleek on Wednesday 15th January at 7pm. These walks will continue for 6 weeks, which help greatly with stress / health and well being in general. All are welcome to take part, all you need is reflective clothing and appropriate footwear. All walks start at the Village Green and it should be a great social event for the community.

Duleek Women's Forum

We will resume again on Tuesday 7th January 2020 in the Duleek Courthouse at 10.30am. New members welcome.

Duleek Chair Aerobics

We are back again on Thursday 9th January 2020 in Duleek Courthouse at 11.30am. New members welcome.


Free five week basic iphone, ipad, tablet, and smartphone class commencing in all areas in January 2020. please call Angela on 046-9280790 to book a place.

Drogheda Independent