Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Duleek, Broomfield, Clogherhead

Duleek: Irish Cancer Society - Thanks to all those who supported the Church Gate Collection held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May at Duleek Church. A total of €795.50 was raised.


Thanks to all those who supported the 60's 70' night, DJ Shane McGuinness for the great selection of music and Carranstown Lodge for the venue, on Saturday 25th May. A great night was had by all and €410 was raised which will go a long way towards building 3 new classrooms to the school in Ghana.

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in aid of Autism Spectrum Disorder unit in Duleek School Please come and Join Us. A Bring and Buy Coffee Morning will take place in Duleek Courthouse on Sunday 16th June from 9.30am to 12.30. Raffle on the day.

Duleek Women's Forum

Trips this Summer. Tuesday - 11th June - Half Day Trip to Chester Beatty Library. Tuesday - 9th July - Half Day Trip to Carlingford / Greenore. Tuesday - 30th July - Full Day Trip to The Apple Orchid and The Swiss Cottage Tipperary including Dinner. Tuesday - 13th August - Full Day Trip to Knock.

Enquiries for all trips to Ann on 9823415

Blessing of the Graves

St. Mary's Abbey, Duleek, Saturday 8th June after 7.30pm Vigil Mass. Holy Cross and Good Shepherd, Sunday 9th June at 2pm. Crossmacole, Sunday 28th July at 7.30pm. Moorechurch, Sunday 7th July at 11.30am. Kilsharvan, Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm

Liagh na N'og

Duleek Community Childcare GLC, Navan Rd, Duleek , are now taking bookings for September 2019. We offer 2 free preschool years(ECCE) and also the Affordable Childcare Scheme. We offer a morning session 9am -12 noon and an afternoon session 12.30 - 3.30pm. For further details contact Sarah on 087-1774269 or e-mail

Donore Scouts

Donore Scouts are holding a cake sale in Duleek Courthouse on Sunday 9th June from 9.30am to 12.30 in aid of funding.

Duleek Drug Free Town and Feel Good Project

Tuesday - 11th June - Nurture - Supporting women's mental health around fertility, post -natal depression and pregnancy.

Tuesday - 18th June - Shine -support people affected by ill mental health.

Tuesday 25th June - Mark McCormack - Creating the Great in You Creating resilience in your teenagers. Talks are all free and take place in Duleek Courthouse at 7.30pm.

Free Therapy / Counselling every Tuesday for appointment ring 089-4008685

Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement

Outing to Oldbridge on Wednesday 5th June gathering at 2pm at Duleek Parish Centre . Tea/Coffee Scones booked for 3pm . Cost €5 per person. Bowls every Tuesday at 2pm in the Parish Centre. New members always welcome.

Duleek Partnership

Free basic iphone, ipad, smartphone, tablet, training available in all areas. If you would like to book a place please call Angela on 046-9280790. Bereavement Support Group

The monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30pm in Duleek Courthouse. If you would like to attend or require additional information please contact Lucy Crosby on 087-9514060. This is an independent support group and not associated with any other organisation.

Duleek Cardiac First Response Group Information Evening

We are holding an information evening for anybody who may be interested in becoming a Cardiac First Responder CFR with our group on Thursday 13th June at 7:45pm in the parish centre Duleek. No prior experience is required as full training will be provided to all responders. Those already holding Certs or with experience and interested in joining are also welcome to attend. Contact for further information or send a message to our Facebook page & we will contact you. Thank you to the 126 participants who attended our recent hands only CPR training event & to all who helped in any way to make the event a huge success!

Duleek A.F.C. Lotto Results

Lotto Results 29/05/2019 Numbers 2-7-8-14 No Winner - 6 x €20 Winners ; A. Richardson - J. Crosby. - E. Kavanagh - MGT Dunne - L. O'Brien - Karl Dyas Next weeks jackpot €8000.

Duleek 400 Club Draw Results

1st €200 Isabelle Rose - 2nd €100 Fergal Connor - 3rd €40 Barbara Beggan - 4th €20 Richard Howard.

Age Well

Age Well engages men and women aged 50 and older as companions in the East Meath area, to visit less able older people in their homes. If this is something that would interest you, contact The Age Well Team at or call 046 9558238.


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.

Blood Bank Thanks

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank all for their support for the recent Blood Clinic in Teach Raithneach. A total of 71 Donors came to donate. There was 1 former donor and 4 first time donors.

Councillors re-elected

Congratulations to Councillors Wayne Harding and Paddy Meade on their re-election to Meath Co. Council. Now Councillors, roll up your sleeves. We have a list-of-to-do's for you both from here to Navan and back again, so the sooner you get started the better. A heart felt congratulations to you both. Thanks for your help in the past, looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Positive feedback received

There has been very positive feedback from a significant number of people who visited the area recently. Comments on how well the District looks were numerous, and highlights the Pride of Place that exists in Broomfield And District. Thanks and well done to everyone who makes an effort throughout the area. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and have not gone unnoticed.

Taste of Lough Derg

We are celebrating 40 Annual Pilgrimages to Lough Derg by hosting "A Taste of Lough Derg" on Sunday 9th June at 3pm in Church of Immaculate Conception Tenure Monasterboice. Small parts of the Lough Derg programme will be presented together with prayer and reflections and followed by Mass.

We would love to have past pilgrims together with newcomers with us at our reunion.

Sincere thanks to the Prior of Lough Derg and staff members who will be with us for our celebrations. Everyone is welcome.

Annual Summer Set Dance Ceili

The Annual Summer Set Dance Ceili, the first of the Summer Ceilis, which took place in Teach Raithneach on Thursday 30th May enjoyed a wonderful attendance, which is greatly appreciated by the Teach Raithneach and Sandpit Set Dancers. Local Band Triskell played out of their skin as usual, while Fear an Ti, John Mc Evoy was on top of his game calling the Sets. A special word of thanks to John, Mairead, Jim and Teresa who put such an effort into the Set Dancing Classes in Teach Raithneach and Sandpit on a weekly basis. Thanks also to the Members of both Classes for their continued support, without which there would be no Set Dancing. This event will be followed by the Summer Ceilis in Mc Hugh's, Drogheda, on Thursday 27th June and the Fleadh Ceili on Thursday 15th August. Triskell will provide the music for these Ceilis also. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 or Jim on 087 9161903, for Set Dancing details.

Guitar Lessons

There is a strong possibility that Guitar Lessons will be available at Teach Raithneach in the near future. Watch this space.

Walking Group info

Broomfield & District Residents Association Walking Group has resumed evening walks. Contact Josie on 086-4458108 for Walking Group 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: 29/05/2019. Bonus Ball Numbers were: 40, 19 and 43. No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €5,850. This Weeks €20. Winners: Cian Brady, Dublin. Tara & Aoife Dillon, Grangegeeth. Starinagh Playgroup, c/o Isobel. Alan Fedigan, Collon. Christy Lynch, Starinagh. Promoters: Teresa Carpenter, Ellen Dillon, Gerard Weldon & Isobel Donnelly. Next Draw Date: 05/06/2019.


Contact me

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

Thought for the day

No one ever lost anything by looking for the answers.

Development Group Lotto

Results from 7th May. No's were: 2/15/16/21. No winner. €50 winners were Denise Kirwan c/o Direct Debit and June McParland c/o Ann Levins. Results from 14th May. No's were: 13/14/21/23. No winner. €50 winners were: Declan Wilton, Bingo and Peter Walsh both c/o Deirdre Delaney. Jackpot next week €9450, yours to win or share for only €2. Good luck.

First Holy Communion Ceremony

The following are the names of the children from Callystown NS who made their First Holy Communion in St. Michaels Church, Clogherhead: Féile Mae Buckley, Sonny Connolly, Maisey Burns, Mikie Farrell, Kitty Burns, Colm Hodgins, Ciara Cunningham, Daniel Hoey, Hannah Jane Devlin McEvoy, Ryan Kirwan, Aya Laeth Edo,      Fionn Magennis, Emily Farrell,  Cealán Mulroy,  Alva Kelly, Niamh Byrne, Lily Kirwan, Saoirse Duncan, Saoirse McClenaghan,  Molly-Rose Farrell, Amy Markey Moran, Lulu McGuigan, Ruth Moore, Ellie-May Matthews, Dika Navikaite,  Lauren Sheedy, Emily O'Connor,  Mollie-Rose Smith, Saoirse O'Reilly, P.J. Collier, Stephanie Scollon, Sienna Wall, Amy Markey Moran,  Lulu McGuigan, Emily Sharkey,  Shaun Corrigan, Nelly Woroniecka,  Sam Dunne, Shea Carolan,  Fionn McLeer, Cole Carroll  Krystian Majczyk, Olly Carroll,  Patrick Reynolds.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Fr. McVeigh PP Clogherhead. The boys and girls all looked marvellous in their lovely dresses and suits. Congratulations to them, their families and teachers who prepared them very well for their day.

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.

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.

Community Hall, Clogherhead

Monday: 4.30-5.30 Campbell Academy of Irish Dance. Bingo: 8.30.p.m. 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:

5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Irish Dance. Thursday: 9.30 -11.30 a.m. Parent & Toddler Group: 2pm Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3p.m. Danceworx. 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.

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