Friday 22 March 2019

Around the districts: Laytown/Bettystown, Bellewstown, Ardcath/Clonalvy, Collon, Monasterboice

Laytown/Bettystown: Ring Iris on 0864033557 or email with items of interest in the area.

Spring Cleaning

An Taisce National Spring Clean takes place every year during the month of April. It will be held on Saturday 6th April, meeting at the statue of the Boy with the Kite, to do a clean-up of the village and surrounding areas. Would you like to come along and give a hand? Gloves, Bags, High Vis Jackets and Litter Pickers will be supplied.

School Enrolments

Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, Bettystown - If you have a child who will be 4 years ofage on or before 31st March 2019, and would like to register them for school,please call in, phone 041-9887431 or email

Coláiste na hInse Dinner

To celebrate 10 years of Coláiste na hInse, a Gala Reunion Dinner will be held in Halla Spoirt at 7pm on Friday 15th March. All former daltai are invited as are all current and former pupils and teachers. Tickets are limited and are available for €20 plus booking fee on Eventbrite. Dinner will be served on the night (buffet style). Bring a table of ten and make sure that you dress to impress! Special recognition to those that incorporate the school colours of sea blue and gold.

Laytown P & P

The winners of the 2/ball Best score last Sunday were Liam Grant and Paddy Walshe. Competitions continue each Sunday morning.


Contact me

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or


Blotto Results 27th February 2019. The numbers drawn were 03-12-19-24-25. No winner. The €10 winners were Angela Bellew; The office; Mary Donoghue; Viv Reilly; Margaret Regan; James Whyte. Jackpot next week is €500.

Bellewstown P & P

The Captain's Drive-In for new Captains Darren Heeney & Mon Byrne will take place this Sunday 10th March. Members are asked to be there for 10.15a.m. for shotgun start at 10.30a.m. Only paid up members can play in this event.

Bellewstown Golf Club

Sat 23rd Feb: 12/Hole Winter League: 1st Martin Phelan 24pts, 2nd Gerard McLoughlin 23pts

Sun 24th Feb: 12/Hole Winter League: 1st Alan Byrne 24pts, 2nd Gary Teelan 24pts

Ladies 12/Hole Winter League: 1st Karen Lennon 23pts, 2nd Grace McCullen 20pts. Well done to Keith Gorman who won the overall winter league with a combined 130 points from his best 5 cards. He set an early high score which nobody was able to catch. 2nd place went to Alan Overton and Martin Phelan both with 120pts. Next week we are back to our 18/hole competitions with a weekly Wednesday open singles stableford. Full Membership available to January 2020 €599.

Poker Thanks

The annual poker classic in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs was once again a great success with over €1,200 donated to the Guide Dogs. The winner was Des Tolan, second place went to Billy Ryan and third place to Olga McHugh. Maureen Andrews and Paula Townley would like to say a huge thank you to Brendan Battersby and staff for all their support and to Kay Howard for the support on the night. Tom O'Neill was there with his guide dog and thanked everyone for their continued support for the Guide Dogs.


Whist Drives

Top Score last week was won by Martina Murray. Top lady was a tie with Marcella Millar and Bridget Murphy. Top gent was Anto Grendon. The first half was a tie with Mary Gleeson and Anthony Nulty. The second half winner was Leo Collins. Whist continues each Monday night in Bennett's.

Meath Befriending Service

Aims to reduce loneliness and isolation within County Meath by a weekly visit from a trained volunteer, For Further Information or to avail of the service Telephone Meath volunteer Centre at 0469280790 or email,

Duleek Community Support Group 

Katty McGrane and Annette Murray are still installing alarms for the elderly and have been doing since 1997, Anyone looking for information please contact Katty or Annette 0861050159.

St Patrick's

St. Patrick's National School are currently accepting enrolments for the school year 2019/20. Enquiries please contact the school on (01) 8354043 or email


Mattock Lotto

Numbers drawn 10-13-17-30. Jackpot not won. No Match 3 winner.

Next Jackpot €13,200. No 3 Old Bar & Restaurant sponsor Mattock Rangers Lotto

Awards Night

Mattock Rangers Annual Awards night will be held this Saturday 9th March in the Valley Inn Mullary. So, make sure you get your ticket from any committee member for this great night and support our local Club.

6th Fundraiser

We are holding our 6th Fundraiser on Saturday 23rd March at 8.30pm in Watters Lounge Collon. This year the theme is Oscars Night/Movie Character Night!

So, you can get all glitz and glam as going to the Oscars Awards Night or if you prefer you can attend as your favourite Movie Character. It promises to be as always, a fun filled night with great music, food, prizes for best dressed and a raffle.

Tickets cost €10 and all proceeds raised will go the wonderful Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. For tickets or any information please contact me on 086 1081448.

Many thanks in advance for the fantastic support that I know we will, as in previous years receive.


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


Members of the Ferrard Day Centre would like to express their sincere thanks to all who attended their "Dance" in Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre on Friday last. Thanks also to all who gave donations, spot prizes etc. The night was very enjoyable and successful and special thanks are extended to management and staff of Drumshallon Forge who made everbody very welcome on the night and who also organised the music and beautiful supper.


The descriptive adjective "beautuful" was bandied about in copious amounts on Tuesday last when the children from Harestown and Tenure schools were confirmed in Tenure church. All involved concurred that the weather, the church and the children all wore the complementary tag with total justification. A memorable day indeed.

And thanks again

A big thank you to all who attended the recent successful book launch "Monasterboice Cemetery Inscriptions ". The book is now available at a cost of €15 each.Please contact any of the following numbers for your copy

Denis 0876742042James 0872291706

Charlie 0863312050

Des 0863589601 or email

Monasterboice Tourism & Tidy Towns Group.

The above had a fantastic response to the 'Sponsor A Tree' campaign. Almost 70 trees were planted at the new pollinator parks at the Pope's Cross Killineer and at Priestown on Saturday 23rd February.

The group were delighted to have so many of the sponsors join them to plant their trees. The Community Spirit in the area is truly alive and well.

All the trees planted are native to Ireland and will all be pollinators which will be good news for the bees. There is a mixture of fruit and cherry trees along with some other varieties. More trees are ordered so if anyone is interested in sponsoring a tree please contact it's secretary Kathryn on 0830562641.

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.

Regular weekly schedule

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

ARTY CRAFTY EVENINGS - Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. €5 per session. Non-Tutored. Contact Jacinta on 087 758 9282

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.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE - Every Thursday evening from 7.30 PM to 9.00 PM. €5 per session.

YOGA WITH SLAVA - New Block Starts March 08th, 2019 - every Friday morning, 10 AM to 11.30 AM. Cost is €80 for 8 sessions or €12 Pay-As-You-Go. Contact Slava on 087 295 9662 for more information. Beginners welcome!

Special events

Céilí Set Dancing with the Triskell Céilí Band - Friday, March 15th, 2019. Dancing from 9 to 12 PM. €10 per person, pay at the door. Tea / supper provided.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto.

Saturday Feb 23rd.

Winning no was 22.

Winner was Mary Fanning

N.Mairtin Lotto

results 27.02.19 no: 01,11,15,19, Jackpot not won. €17,000 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Bellew Family, Geraldine Walker, Sean Matthews.

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