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Wednesday 24 July 2019

Around the districts: Laytown/Bettystown, Mornington, Ardcath/Clonalvy, Collon, Termonfeckin, Dunleer,

Laytown/ Bettystown: iPad classes - Free basic iPhone,  iPad, Smartphones, and tablet class starting in St Colmcilles G.A.A centre this Wednesday 9th January 2019 from 2.pm to 4.pm If you would like to book a place call Angela on 046 9280790.

Contact me

Ring Iris on 0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com with items of interest in the area.

East Meath Hospice Association

Volunteer drivers to are required to take patients to and from hospital appointments, Dublin or Drogheda. If you would like to help please contact 087 2100036.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2019

Bishop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 4th - 12th 2019. Full details will be available shortly. Enquiries to MAP Travel at 01 8783111, patricia@maptravel.ie or Gerry McCormack info@kingscourtparish.ie 042 9667314.

Mornington

iPad Classes

Free basic iPhone,  iPad, Smartphones, and tablet class starting in St Colmcilles G.A.A centre on Wednesday 9th January 2019 from 2.pm to 4.pm If you would like to book a place call Angela on 046 9280790.

Valentines Ball on Behalf of ABACAS

The Abacus Valentines ball will take place on February 9th (2019). This will be the tenth annual ball. It will be held in the Westcourt hotel. There will be a drinks reception held in the Earth nightclub, followed by a sumptuous four-course meal. Tickets are €75 each and a table for ten will be seven hundred and fifty euro (€750). Gerry Kelly of L.M.F.M fame will be the M.C apart from the singing and dancing there will be many terrific prizes during the proceedings. For further information please contact Jacinta on 087-2407431 

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 Hospice Association

Volunteer drivers to are required to take patients to and from hospital appointments, Dublin or Drogheda. If you would like to help please contact 087 2100036.

Ardcath/Clonalvy

Whist Drives

Whist continues each Monday night in Bennett's.

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.

Ardcath Macra

The club are always very welcoming to any new members; please don't hesitate and just come along and join in the fun follow us on Facebook @ Ardcath Macra.

Dates for 2019

Confirmation in Ardcath on 28th Feb. First Holy Communion Ardcath 4th May and in on Curraha 18th May.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2019

Bishop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 4th - 12th. Full details will be available shortly. Enquiries to MAP Travel at 01 8783111, patricia@maptravel.ieor Gerry McCormack info@kingscourtparish.ie 042 9667314.

Collon

Mattock Lotto

Numbers drawn 11-14-20-28. Jackpot not won. Match 3 winners James Englishby, Maria Reid, Seamus Wogan and Niall Roche. Next Jackpot €12,200. Mattock Rangers Lotto is sponsored by No 3 Old Bar and Restaurant

Termonfeckin

Contact me

"New email address" nicholasduff66@gmail.com 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.

"Feckin House"

It certainly was a chance of a lifetime. For buying a €100 ticket, you could "Win A Feckin' House" worth over €280,000 in the St Fechin's GAA Club Draw. Little did Drogheda woman Vicky Hanratty know that on December 30th in the Westcourt Hotel, Termonfeckin Parish Priest Fr. Paul Byrne would draw her ticket (No. 7291) out of the drum. Vicky has been out to see No. 57 Castlepark, Termonfeckin along with Aidan Greene from St. Fechin's who handed her the keys. What a win, what a prize. Congratulations Vicky from everyone.

There were nine other fabulous prizes on the night. Congratulations to all those winners. The results are as follows. 2. Mediterranean Cruise (in association with Arrow Tours) - Enda Cosgrave, Hertfordshire, Ticket No. 1526. 3. Bathroom makeover (sponsored by Wogan Build Centre) - Samantha Kirwan, Drogheda Co. Louth; Ticket No. 2848. 4. Fourball with dinner in County Louth Golf Club (sponsored by Michael Devine Catering and County Louth Golf Club) - Irene Mullholland, Drogheda; Ticket No. 2397. 5. 55" LED TV (sponsored by Briscoes Expert Electrical Shop) - Seamus Sarsfield, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth; Ticket No. 5632. 6. 2 nights in Barcelona (sponsored by Arrow Tours) - Mick Casey, Ballyboughal, Dublin; Ticket No. 2665. 7 .€1,000 voucher for Malones Toyota Drogheda (sponsored by Malones Drogheda) - Fiona Maxwell, Laytown, Co. Meath; Ticket No. 3004. 8. One-year family membership of Integral Fitness and Leisure Centre (sponsored by Integral Fitness and Leisure Centre) - Mark Sweeney, Termonfeckin Co. Louth; Ticket No. 5421. 9. Free entry for 2 people for 1 year to Earth Nightclub (sponsored by Earth Nightclub Drogheda) - Donal Clare, Dunleer, Co. Louth; Ticket No. 2469. 10. Overnight stay and dinner for 2 in House Dublin on Leeson Street (sponsored by House Dublin) - Audrey Dunne, Tallaght, Dublin; Ticket No 1579.

According to St. Fechin's Chairman John Mc Evoy, the Draw was a great success, very well supported otherwise building the Community Centre could not be considered as it is a huge project. John said there was a great turnout on the night of the Draw and there was great excitement for all the winners. He expressed his thanks to all members of St. Fechin's GAA, Fr. Paul Byrne P.P., Gerry Kelly from LMFM who was MC on the night and the local Superintendent of An Garda Siochana Andrew Watters who ensured the Draw ran smoothly. All funds raised will go towards the construction of the new Community Centre at Pairc Naomh Feichin. Congratulations again to all the winners and thanks to everyone who came to the event on December 30th. From all of us at St Fechins GAA have a very Happy New Year.

Termonfeckin Macra

The Club is taking part in the National Capers Semi Finals in Stradone, Cavan this Saturday Jan 12th at 8pm. This is the first time in a number of years the Club has entered and we wish all members taking part the best of luck. All support most welcome. The next monthly meeting will be held in Sandpit Hall on Wednesday January 16th 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.

Set Dancing weekend

It is that time again. The annual Set Dancing Weekend at An. Grianan takes place from January 25th - 27th. Plans are well advanced for this hugely popular weekend which has an International dimension to it with bookings coming from France, Germany, U.S.A. and Scotland. More details to follow. Meanwhile Set Dancing resumes for 2019 in Sandpit Hall on Thursday January 17th at 8.30pm.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Seapoint Pitch and Putt Club wish to extend deepest sympathy to the family of Jane Fanning. She was a wonderful Club member, a successful competitor and also a great help when needed at functions in the Club. May she Rest In Peace. The Winter League entry sheet is on the notice board. Please get your teams up as soon as possible as it starts on January 18th. A fundraiser Scramble for all the Louth Inter County teams for 2019 took place last weekend. Results to follow. The Seapoint P&P AGM will take place on Monday January 14th 2019 in the Community Services Centre, Scarlet Crescent at 7.30pm. The committee would like to wish all our members and everyone in the pitch & putt community a Happy New Year.

St. Fechin's Ladies

The St. Fechin's GAA Ladies Committee AGM will be held on Thursday June 24th at 7.30pm in Forge Field Coffee Shop. New members are welcome.

Defibrillators

The Parents Association of Scoil Naomh Feichin and Termonfeckin Celtic wish to express their sincerest thanks to local Councillor Oliver Tully who provided funding towards the purchase of Defibrillators. These Defibrillators are certainly worth having as nobody ever knows when a major health or heart issue will occur. It is also great to see that training in the use of Defibrillators is available and is being availed of.

Adoration

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.

Balsanter

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. Hope all readers of this column had a lovely Christmas. A very Happy New Year to all of you.

Dunleer

Contact me

If you have any personal or community notices big or small please send it to maryroserafferty@gmail.com You can also send it via TEXT ONLY to 0862020182. The deadline for submissions is close of business Thursdays, any news beyond that time may not go in until the next week.

Fior Damhsa

Classes in Sean Nos and Set Dancing every Wednesday in Teach Scoraiocht Dunleer At 8pm. New pupils welcome. Recommencing Wednesday the 16th of January. Eolas 086 3577304

Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto

Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto results for Wednesday 2nd January 2019.Numbers drawn were; 02, 07, 18 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. Next draw jackpot: €1,700. The weekly winners of €50 were: Margaret Murphy, Mal Callan, Larry Hand and Gerry Rogers. The club thanks you for your continued support.

Bowls

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

Irish Dancing classes

Irish Dancing Classes take place in St. Brigid's Hall, Dunleer every Friday at 5.00 p.m. These classes are suitable for children aged 4 and upwards. Contact Lolo Robinson on 087-2491185 or call to the hall any Friday.

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