Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Duleek, Termonfeckin, Mornington

Duleek: Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement. There will be a meeting on Wednesday 6th March at 2pm in the Parish Centre. A talk by Seamus Casey of Navan Stroke Support Group on how to tell when someone is possibly having a stroke will follow at 2.30pm. All welcome. Bowls every Tuesday at 2pm in the Parish Centre. New members welcome.

International Women's Day

The Women of Dandora Slum Nairobi Kenya . Following her recent visit to Nairobi, Liz Lynch will be giving a talk on Friday 8th March at 7.30pm, on her experiences of the women of the slums and the daily challenges they face. Refreshments will be served . Voluntary donations on the night will be given to the Brother Andre, Maternity & Paediatric Centre Dandora.

Mothers Day Trip

Duleek Women's Forum are running a trip on Sunday 31st March to the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. 1 night dinner b&b and the Mike Denver Show and return bus from Duleek.Enquiries to Ann on 9823415.

Bereavement Support Group

Takes place in the Courthouse Duleek on the first Tuesday of every month. Next meeting is Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm . For more information, Lucy Crosby on 087-9514060.

Duleek Drug Free Town & Feel Good Project.

Tuesday 12th March - Olympic boxing champion Kenny Egan talks about Alcohol and Substance abuse. All talks are free and held at 7.30pm in Duleek Courthouse. Free Trauma Counselling Service also provided every Tuesday evening, Accredited Counsellor (NAPCP) for appointment call 089-4008685.

Keys Found

Keys found across from council yard - please call to Parish office for collection.

Duleek Development Association CLG

The results of the election of officers held at the AGM on Tuesday 26th February, Chairperson - Noel Heeney, Ass Chairperson - Conor Brady, Secretary - Ann Finger, Ass Secretary - Lorraine Clarke, Treasurer - Annette Coyne, Ass Treasurer - Mary Egan.

Duleek 400 Club Draw

Results for 25th February 1st prize €200 Brona Somerville - 2nd prize €100 Monica Cross - 3rd prize €40 Geraldine Bowden - 4th prize €20 Mary Shanley. Next draw takes place 25th March 2019.

Duleek AFC Lotto Results

14/02/2019 Numbers 3-5-11-20 No Winner - 6 x €20 Winners ; Dipso, O Finnegan, A Duff, E Sherlock, C Kennedy, J Condron Breach, Next weeks jackpot €8000.

Duleek Angler's Club

First Trout Competition for 2019 is the "Gallagher Cup" on Sunday 17th March, also Junior Competition for the "John Lynch Cup". Meet at the Parish Centre at 10.00am , Fishing 11.00am to 4.00pm . For membership and further information contact the club secretary on 087-4153781. Tight lines for 2019.


Contact me

"New email address" or contact 087-2486472. 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.

Sinead Reilly R.I.P.

There was very deep sadness and shock expressed following the sudden death of Sinead Reilly, Newhouse, Sandpit and formerly of Big Street, Termonfeckin. The huge turnout from the community and further afield at her Funeral showed how much loved and highly respected she was. We offer our deepest sympathy to all her family, relations and friends. Requiem Mass was offered in the Church of The Immaculate Conception and the Funeral in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheetland Road. May she rest in peace.

Termonfeckin ICA.

The Termonfeckin ICA Guild recommenced activities in January. Members were busy making St. Bridget's Crosses for February 1st. Eight members are currently taking part in Jewellery classes and are making lovely things as well as enjoying themselves very much. Painting classes will resume sometime in April. The next Guild meeting is on March 6th where members will have their usual "Fun Quiz" followed by a lovely supper and chat. New members are welcome.

International Women's Day Celebration

Labour local election candidate Michelle Hall is hosting an International Women's Day Celebration on Friday March 8th at 7pm in Forge Field Coffee Shop, Termonfeckin. It will be an evening of discussion, music and art, including local women Dr. Edel Healy, Lily Chen and Mairead Finnegan as panelists. Tickets costing €10 which include refreshments are available from the coffee shop, Eventbrite or on the evening. Proceeds go towards Michelle's election campaign costs.

Termonfeckin Macra.

Best of luck to our men's Basketball team taking part in the National Final on March 10th in Dublin. Eamon Briscoe and members from the club will be busy on the campaign trail as Eamon starts his campaign to become Leinster Vice President of Macra with elections in April. We wish Eamon the very best of luck. The next monthly meeting will be held in Sandpit Hall on Wednesday March 13th at 9pm. New members most welcome as always. 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.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 5, 17, 20 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Michael Mulligan. Winners of €20 were Jim Griffin, Michelle Mc Cabe, Patrick and Louise Feehan, Jane Sheridan and Eoghan Conlon. The jackpot is now at €3,800 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Couch to 5K.

Training is ongoing for the St. Fechin's GAA "Couch to 5K" race on Easter Sunday. Registrations are being taken and there are places left. It costs €50 to enter which also includes walkway membership and t-shirt. Training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm.

Set Dancing.

Set Dancing is held on Thursday nights in Sandpit Hall at 8.30pm. Beginners are welcome. This is a great way to keep in shape and learn the art of Set Dancing.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt.

The Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League final Week 6, an 18 Gross was held over the weekend 22nd to 24th February. Senior-1st: Jim Judge 43, 2nd: Johnny Campbell Snr. 46. Inter-1st: Anthony Kelly 49, 2nd: Kieran McDonnell 50 (ob9 23). Junior-1st: Declan Brogan 52 (ob9 26), 2nd: Toma Rock 52. Ladies-1st: Noelene Bedford 53 (ob9 25), 2nd: Marlo Everitt 53. Winter League Week 6: 5 points-Team 1: Pat Greene, Declan Brogan, Toma Rock and Ann Ward: -5. 3 points-Team 8: Johnny Campbell Snr., Kieran McDonnell, Colin Campbell and Bridie Hanratty: -4. Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League 2019 Overall Winners, 1st-Team 1: Pat Greene, Declan Brogan, Toma Rock and Ann Ward: 14 points, 2nd-Team 2: Johnny Campbell Snr., Kieran McDonnell, Colin Campbell and Bridie Hanratty: 13 points, 3rd-Team 8: Michael Bedford, Anthony Kelly, Noelene Bedford & Marlo Everitt: 12 points. (Results subject to final verification). We'd like to say a big thank you to our sponsors of this league - Briscoe Expert Electrical. Last Saturday March 2nd, Seapoint Club hosted its Captain's Pitch-In. The presentation of the Winter League prizes followed afterwards with light refreshments. Captains for 2019 are Marlo Everitt and Michael Bedford. The weekend competition was an 18 Nett. All Membership fees are now due. Anyone not paid up fully by Friday 1st March will not be entitled to claim a prize. Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.


The season of Lent begins this Wednesday March 6th. Masses for Ash Wednesday are at 8.30am and 7.30pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and at 10.00am in the Church of the Assumption. Stations of the Cross led by the Parish Pastoral Council take place every Sunday evening during Lent in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7.30pm, beginning on Sunday March 10th.

Pastoral Council

A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council takes place on Wednesday March 6th in the Parochial House following the 7.30pm Mass. All members are asked to attend.


Eucharistic Adoration takes place 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.


Donacarney School Enrolment 2019 

Junior infants new admissions evening: Parents/Guardians (adults only) are invited to a meeting in relation to junior infants starting school in September 2019. These meetings will be held on Tuesday 12th February at the boy's school at 7.30 pm. Wednesday 27th February at the girl's school at 7.30pm. For enquiries about all enrolments for the 2019-2020 year please contact: Bunscoil Buachaillí Réalt (boys' school) at 041 9827045, Réalt na Mara Caillini (girls' school) at 041 9887684.

East Meath Bridge Club

Presidents prize results.1st session 5th Feb 1st Ann Traynor & Anne Tierney, 2nd Siobhan McElearney & Maire Savage; 3rd Margaret Smith & Joan Smith

2nd Session 12th Feb 1st Sean Hynes & Vincent O'Brien; 2nd Elanor Grimes & Joan Tully; 3rd Maurice Stoke & Josephine Cannon.

Overall Presidents prize 1st Patricia Broderick & Maida McGowan 

2nd Denise Fanning & Alice O'Neill; 3rd Eileen Davy & Jill Daly.

Pilgrimages this year

Sunday 9th June Fr Wille annual walk from Boyne to Nanny.

Tues. 18th - Thur. 20th Croagh Patrick Climb

Sunday Aug 11th Meath diocesan pilgrimage to Knock.

Mon 9th - Sat 14th Sept Meath diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Mon 4th - Tues 12th Nov Meath diocesan pilgrimage to Holy Land led byBishop Deenihan.

Other Diary Dates 

Donacarney/Mornington tidy towns association.  A meeting of the above will take place on Wed March 6th at 8 pm in the Donacarney community centre to form

a tidy towns association in the area. All residents in the area are invited to attend.  A representative of the Julianstown tidy towns association will attend with councillor Sharon Tolan. All welcome. 

Franciscan Sisters

The Franciscan sisters of the renewal invite you to light the fire 2019 in St Patrick's church, Slane on Monday, March 18th at 5 pm. Mass will be celebrated

by Bishop Tom Deenihan followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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