Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the districts: Dunleer, Tullyallen

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

Seapoint: ladies golf lessons

Would you like to try out golf for a few weeks? Four lessons and a few scrambles starting in May, contact 087 934 3502. All beginner ladies welcome.

Lann Léire C.P.G.

Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto results for Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Numbers drawn were; 03, 08,18 and 28. There was no jackpot winner.

Next draw jackpot: €2,900. The weekly winners of €50 were Sean Kerr and Theresa Newman.


Dunleer & District Historical Society will host a lecture in St. Brigid's Hall, Dunleer on Wednesday, 24th April at 8.00pm, entitled "The man in the Market House'.

Michael Murtagh will give the lecture, which tells the story of J. P. Ogle Kelly and his wife Margaret, nee Russell and their families.

The Kelly family lived in the Market House, Dunleer from the early 1840's and for three decades were involved in the life of Dunleer.

The lecture was previously given back in October 2017, but this represents a great opportunity for those who missed out on the earlier occasion to come along and enjoy this fascinating talk.

Fior Damhsa

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


Philipstown Bowls start up again every Wednesday at 8 pm in the community hall. Everyone welcome beginner or pro, kettle always on.


Contact me

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Tullyallen Link

Well done and a massive congratulations to everyone involved in the grand opening of the Walkway last weekend. The hard work and dedication from all involved has to be commended, our village now has a magnificent facility right on our doorstep which will be enjoyed by generations to come.

Albion Rovers Soccer Camp

Albion Rovers will host their annual Easter Soccer Camp Tuesday to Thursday (23rd-25th April) 10am to 1pm daily.

This cots €25 per child if booked before 17th April & €30 child when booked after that date. This is open to all boys/girls 5-14 and is not limited to Albion players.

All are welcome. Please book online at More information by emailing or check out the facebook page

Parish News

Mellifont Parish (Tullyallen) Church of the Assumption Holy Week Schedule for 2019 is as follows: Palm Sunday Passion of the Lord: (Vigil) Saturday 13th of April 7.30pm and Sunday 14th of April 8.30am & 11.m. The  Stations of the Cross are at 7.00pm.

On Holy Monday through to Spy Wednesday Mass will be at 7.30pm. The Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service is on Monday 15th of April at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda. There will be One to One Confessions  before & after the 7.30 pm Masses on Tuesday 16th of April.

The Chrism Mass is on Wednesday 17th of April at 7.00pm in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.

Holy Thursday (18th of April) Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper is at 7.30 pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluding with night prayer ending at 9.30 pm.

Good Friday (19th of April), The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: 3.00 pm and The Stations of the Cross - A Journey of Healing & of Mercy is at 7.30 pm.

Holy Saturday (20th of April) is The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night: 9.00 pm with Easter Sunday Mass (21st April) 8.30am and 11.00am

The AGM of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Thursday the 16th of May at 8.15pm in the Parochial House.  Why not come along and offer a suggestion in the areas of Outreach, Spirit Filled Worship & Faith Formation? Why not become a member on the council? The council seeks new members to continues its work in the above areas. 

All are Welcome! If you are interested in joining please leave your name and contact details in the sacristy or contact Fr. Dooley.

Gifts for the poor are traditionally presented on Holy Thursday night so from Holy Thursday Trocaire boxes can be left in baskets in the sanctuary area. Baskets will be left for the remainder of the Easter Triduum celebrations. Your support and generosity is gratefully appreciated. Ministers of the Word for Holy Week rota and  booklets for  Holy Week are now in sacristy.

Walking Club

Broomfield & District Residents Association Walk Group are to resume.

Tuesday evening walks start on 16th April 2019 at 7pm in Teach Raithneach Starinagh Collon. Sunday Walks all year round are from 12-1pm. Monks Collon, Littlewood Slane & Oldbridge alternate weeks.

All Welcome to come along, contact Josie 086-4458108 for further details.

Louth Community Games Gymnastics Finals

Upcoming, Gymnastics Louth Community Games Finals are on Wednesday 17th April in DP Gymnastics, Balbriggan. 

The winners in each age category can go on to represent Louth in the National Community Games Finals in May.  If you would like any more information about these events, please email Megan Kelly at

Save The Bees

Bees need your help! Join us for a "pollinator  event" at Teach Raithneach, Starinagh. Niamh Roche will introduce what pollinators are and why we need them.

This will be followed by a chat about easy-to-implement, no cost measures to encourage bees and other pollinators to your garden, patio or roadside verge. We will then have a 'pollinator seed swap'. Participants are  encouraged to bring seeds and cuttings from plants they know are good  for pollinators to the event and we will swap around these materials on  the day so that everyone can share resources. Guidelines for gardening  for pollinators will be available on the day.

We will finish up by taking a look outside to find nesting and foraging sites for bees. This will take place in Teach Raithneach, Starinagh, on Saturday, April 13th from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. This is a free event that is open to all.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 2nd April 2019.

The Grand Prize Draw was for €5,200 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 1,6,17 & 18.

The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 each S.G.L Englishby, Rebecca Carolan, Sharon Clarke & T.G.H. Hilliard. Next week's draw is €5,400. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Slimming World Times

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday. The first class is 5pm and the second is 7pm.

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. 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. Contact David Cusack 086 1228569 or Martin Lane on 0878159172.

Tullyallen Parent & Toddler Group

The Tullyallen Parent & Toddler group continues to meet every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am in the Glen Emmets Clubrooms.

This is not just for parents, grandparents and minders can come along with the kids also, it's a great way for the kids to get together and the grown-ups can catch up with a cuppa and a natter. This costs just €3 per adult and this includes entry into the Glen Emmets Lotto draw.

Glen Emmets Kellogg's Cúl Camp

The dates for the Kellogg's Cúil camps have just been announced and Tullyallen will again be hosting a week this summer.

The Glen Emmets camp is on 15th July to 19th July this year. The children receive a jersey and training top and a backpack.

The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day, the programme involves coaching specific skills and is a great opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.

During the camp week a 'blitz' is organized to provide each child with introduction to competitive games. If you are interested in your child attending go onto the website to try and secure your place this year.

This camp is always fantastically run and the cost is €60 for 1 child, €55 for the 2nd child, €45 for the 3rd and subsequent children. And if your child wants to attend another camp they can register for €45 without the gear that they get in their first camp.

Sports Day Set

The day for the ever popular Tullyallen Sports Day has been announced for 2pm, Sunday, May 26th in the Glen Emmets GFC. Pop this one in the diary. This is one of the great dates in the Tullyallen diary. Watch this space for more details to follow.

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