Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Dunleer, Donore/ Rosnaree, Monasterboice, Collon

Dunleer: Contact me

If you have any personal or community notices big or small please send it to v The deadline for submissions is close of business Thursdays, any news beyond that time may not go in until the next week.

Childrens School Blitz

I am into my last month of fundraising for my trip to South Africa were I will be on a Children's School Building Blitz, Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, I have now under €2,000 left to raise. is my online donation page but ye can donate offline too.

All donations of any kind are greatly appreciated.

If you need any further info, feel free to contact me on the above email.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.

Dunleer Golf Society

The society visited Concra Wood Golf Course to play for the Wogan's Home Value Hardware Trophy.

Brian Wogan was absent on the course but was on hand at the presentation in Shearmans that night.

He presented the overall prize to Wayne Brady 32pts who was the victor on a tough wet day.

Brian also presented the rest of prizes. 1st Cat1 Tony Hawkins 29 pts, 2nd Cat1 Gary Reynolds 28pts, 3rd Cat1 Mark Durnin; 28pts 1st Cat2 Brian Tenanty 30pts, 2nd Cat2 John Smith 29pts, 3rd Cat2 Paddy Brady 29pts. Two's Turlach King. Longest Drive Mark Durnin. Nearest to the pin Peter Grogan.

The next outing is the Credit Union Trophy played over two days at Macreddin Golf Course Wicklow on the 6th and 7th of September.

St. Kevins Lotto Results

St.Kevins lotto results 15th August 2019.

Numbers drawn were 25,3,31,15 no jackpot winner, weekly winners were Paddy Devine Junior and Carina O'Reilly Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.

LannLeire Pavilion

The LannLeire Pavilion are now taking bookings for birthday parties/Summer Camps, they can now facilitate Bouncy Castles in our Main Hall in Lannleire Pavilion also.

Enquiries at Reception.

Slimming World

Slimming world every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. New members welcome also. Contact Pauline Corrigan 087 6186371.

Dunleer Leanai Grupa hold their Mother & Toddler Group every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm in Lannleire Pavilion upstairs coinciding with the school Calender.

Fior Damhsa

Classes in Sean Nos and Set Dancing every Wednesday in Teach Scoraiocht, Dunleer at 8pm. New pupils welcome. Eolas 086 3577304

Donore/ Rosnaree

St Mary's GFC Blotto Results

Results of 19/08/19: 4, 13, 16, 24, No Jackpot winner. 2 match 3 numbers: Donald O'Rourke, Aaron Arnold.

Next week's jackpot €1630

The club Blotto can now be bought online to support the annual running costs of the club.  See for more info.

Skoda tour of the Boyne Valley

Saturday 31st Of Aug the tour starts from St Mary's Park Stalleen. This is the final leg of 3 events held nationwide sponsored by Skoda. This cycle rally attracted 1500 cyclists in 2018 and this year's events will be bigger.

The people of Donore and district are asked to be aware of large numbers of cyclists on Saturday morning, the event takes place at 9.15 & 9.30 for the two categories. The route will take them through the village down towards Drogheda turning left at Franks Country Cottage.

The cyclists return in the afternoon from the Slane direction through Rosnaree.

Please be careful and give way to the cyclists where possible.

The cyclists will get refreshments in St Mary's Park on return as well as the medal presentation. This is the first big event to be held in St Mary's Park which has just been recently completed.

Donore Rosnaree Parish

We recently welcomed our new Parish Priest, Fr Michael Hines. Please note Mass times have changed - no Saturday evening mass in Donore, Sunday mass 11 am, Saturday evening mass in Rosnaree at 6.30pm with no Sunday morning mass.

Donore School

All classes are back to School Wednesday 28th. Best wishes to Ms. Browne, Staff and Students for the coming year, especially the new Junior Infants.

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Contact me

If you have any news relevant to Monasterboice, be it personal, such as weddings, birthdays etc, club or organisation related, please contact me at or on 0862039501

Monasterboice Twinning Association

The recent three day visit by members of the Letham and District Twinning Group to Monasterboice was an outstanding success, thanks to the meticulous planning and hard work of our dedicated twinning committee.

The visit began with a delicious meal in the Monasterboice Inn on Wednesday evening August 14th followed on Thursday and Friday by visits to a number of places of historical interest.

These included the dolmen at Ferney Park, the local monastic site, Newgrange, Slane Castle and distillery, Rokeby Hall and Drumshallon Forge.

Music and dancing were also on the agenda with a visit to John Mc Evoy's set dancing exhibition in Drumshallon.

The visitors also enjoyed a music session courtesy of two very fine local musicians Áine and Eithne Nic an Ríogh. A visit to the TLT in Drogheda was another highlight, where the visitors experienced the magic of the brilliant Kilfenora Céilí Band.

A beautiful plaque was presented to the group as a memento of their visit. The plaque, created by the talented Neil Mc Keller, features the dolmen, the round tower and Muiredeach's Cross.

The visit ended on Saturday morning with an early morning breakfast in Monasterboice Inn.

Congratulations to all who helped to make the visit truly memorable.

A special word of thanks to our generous hosts who welcomed the visitors into their homes and ensured that their stay among us was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Drumshallon Forge

The Drumshallon Forge is located just north of the Piperstown Equestrian Centre, Ballymakenny Road, Grangebellew, Co Louth, A92 DF7X. Contact us by email: and find us on Facebook.

BOOK CLUB STILL GOING STRONG - One Monday evening per month, 8 PM to 10 PM. Fee is €5 per meeting. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465 for next meeting.

CREATIVE WRITING - NEW CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER, Monday evenings 8 to 10 PM. This class will meet the first and third Mondays only of every month and provides an opportunity for writers of both poetry and prose to share their work with others for review and critique. Fee is €5. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465

CREATIVE WRITING - Every Thursday morning 10 AM to 12 Noon. This group provides an opportunity for both prose and poetry writers, of all levels of experience, to have their work reviewed and critiqued by others. Fee of €5. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465.

PILATES WITH CORE FITNESS - NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON - Sept 3rd and Sept 4th, 2019 - (8) week term €75.

Book now to ensure your place. Call Sara on 087 650 0871

Tuesday 6.30 PM - Intermediate Level

Tuesday 7.30 PM - Advanced Level

Tuesday 8.30 PM - Men's Only Pilates (NEW)

Wednesday 09.30 AM - Beginner's Level

Wednesday 10.30 AM - Beginner's Level

Special Event

Seisiúin Clainne - Drumshallon Forge is hosting traditional Irish music sessions once a month for young people (ages 7 to 17).

Musical parents of the young musicians are encouraged to join the sessions and the musical gatherings are called 'Seisiúin Clainne' or Family Sessions.

The remaining sessions are taking place on September 8th, and October 13th from 2 to 4 PM, and each month, a well known traditional Irish musician will join the group. The next Family Session is on Sept 8th and features guest musician Zoe Conway who plays the fiddle.

Registration is required for those taking part, and young musicians can register for the session on the day in Drumshallon Forge or can contact for further information. These sessions are being funded by Creative Ireland.

N.Mairtin Lotto results

21.08.19 no: 07,09,13,28, Jackpot not won. €9,600 next week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Ann Monaghan.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday 17th August, winning number was 46 and rather sadly there wasn't a winner. Yeah, you've all heard the song "Nobody's Child". Well this particular figure is the numerical equivalent and it's just yearning to be picked. Go on, choose it, bring it home and you could even learn to love it. Committee members are waiting at the phone.


Mattock Lotto

Numbers drawn are 01-03-12-18. This week's Jackpot was not won. There were five Match 3 Winners John & Trina Cunningham, Pat Gaffney, Declan Kenny, Dolours Reilly and Fiona Corkish. Next week's Jackpot will be €16,500 (our highest yet). If you want to be in with a chance you can get envelopes around the village or you can play online!

Local Wedding

Congratulations and best wishes are sent to Mary Power and Morgan Ryan who celebrated their wedding Day on Friday August 16th. Following a lovely wedding ceremony in Grangegeeth Church the bridal party and guests travelled to The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan where a wonderful reception was had.

We wish the happy couple life-long health, happiness and good fortune.

Ross is 18

Congratulations and best wishes are sent to our son, Ross Fitzsimons, Kells Road, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday 24th August. Plenty of partying with all his family and friends to mark this special occasion.

We would like to wish Ross the very best of everything this world can offer you.

Stay healthy, happy and safe and have lots of fun in life. Love you to the Moon and back.

Drogheda Independent