Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Laytown/Bettystown, Mornington, Bellewstown, Ardcath/Clonalvy

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

L/B Bridge Club

Laytown and Bettystown Bridge Club will recommence activities on Sept 16th.

We look forward to seeing you all again and welcome new members who have experience. Contact secretary 0868607413.

Parenting Courses

East Coast Family Resource Centre are running 6-8-week Parenting Programmes from 0 to 16 years beginning September 2019.

There is no charge for the courses.

For more information please call (041) 9812230 or (087)6443364 or call into 1 Somerton, Triton Road. Bettystown

Sonairte Volunteers Needed

Sonairte (Laytown) are looking for volunteers!

For those who don't know, Sonairte is mostly run by volunteers, we are in need of extra hands for the summer. with many roles available especially in the garden, helping our gardeners produce fresh organic food for our shop.

The centre is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday for nature walks and the walled garden.

Drivers Wanted

The Irish Cancer Society's Volunteer Driver Service is looking for volunteer drivers in Meath who will drive patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments in their partner Dublin hospitals.

The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses being paid.

For more information or an application form please email Gail at, call 012310566 or visit the website at

Laytown Races

The annual Laytown Race meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th September with first race at 4pm approx.

Laytown races occupies a unique position in the Irish and British racing calendar as it is the only race event run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club.

Annual Hospice Coffee Morning

East Meath Hospice Association invite you to join us for Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning, on Thursday 19th September.

We are delighted once again to be welcomed by our Hosts in East Meath.

Our venues are Whytes Bar & Restaurant Stamullen, Limekiln Julianstown, Reddans of Bettystown and Bellewstown Community Centre.

All funds raised will be spent locally to provide services for people with a diagnosis of cancer. These services include Volunteer Driving Service to take patients to Hospital appointments door to door free of charge.

We also have a comfort fund to provide equipment as needed, or some financial support.

We look forward to seeing you on the day for coffee and chat, committee members will be glad to answer any questions. Times 10 am to 12.30 pm


Diary Dates

Monday 9th - Saturday 14th September: Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

St. Vincent De Paul Education Assistance

Are you starting/returning to 3rd level education in September 2019? Are you experiencing difficulty with 3rd level fees or expenses? St. Vincent de Paul may be able to help.

Please phone (Freephone) 1800677777 for further information.

East Meath Bridge Club

Will restart on Tuesday 3rd September, upstairs in the history room, in Laytown and Bettystown golf club.

Everybody to be sitting for 7.30pm start.  

Please note that the car park is now a one-way system with the entrance at the tennis court end.

Congrats to Rachel

Well done to young Rachel Eagleton from Bettystown who played a blinder in the world transplant games in Newcastle and Gateshead. After a herculean effort, she annexed a precious silver medal when she pushed her Italian opponent all the way.

Rachel had a kidney transplant as a child. She also had her thirty-third birthday recently which she celebrated in the company of her team.

She will never forget her donor she said and of course her family and staunch friends who gave her great support which also culminated in her brilliant performance.

Again, well-done Rachel. 

Laytown Races

This year will be the hundred and fifty-first year for Laytown races, which will be held on Wednesday the 11th September, with the first race at 4.00 pm.

It's a quite unique meeting as it's one of the very few meetings that is held on a beach. We will have a good influx of people from other countries as well which will add to the occasion.

All we need is a good sunny day.


Contact me

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or


Blotto Results 21st August. The numbers drawn were 04-05-10-11-29 No winner. The €10 winners were Darren Heeney; Noel Brannigan; Laura Joyce; Darren Heeney; Angela Bellew. Jackpot next week €1,350.

Please note the draw will take place this Tuesday night due to the Bellewstown Races.

Drive-In Bingo  

Duleek - Bellewstown GFC have their drive-in Bingo this Sunday 8th September @ 3.00pm in Bellewstown Racecourse. Over €3,000 in Prize Money to be won on the day. Complimentary Tea and Coffee at interval.

Bellewstown P & P

The nett winners were Derek Seery, Teresa Wright and Marie Brennan.

The gross winners were Mon Byrne, Joe Linnane and John Byrne.

Well done to Richard Brennan who was part of the Meath team who were runners-up in the Leinster Inter-County Championship at Royal Meath last week.

Well done to Marie & Richard Brennan; Willy Corry & Derek Seery and Ian Farrelly and Kathleen Geraghty who qualified for the National Scotch Foursomes on Friday last at the Kells club.


We extend sincere condolences to Martin Branigan and his family on the death of his brother Jim in London and formerly from Crufty. May he rest in peace.

Bellewstown Golf Club

21.08.19 Wednesday Open Singles: 1st Peter Vogelaar 36 pts; 2nd Joseph Kearns 31 pts

24.08.19 Single Stableford: 1st Vincent Shanagher 37 pts (08); 2nd Peter Vogelaar 37 pts (14)

Ladies Club Championship Round 1: 1st Jean Gogarty 75; 2nd Margaret Howard 77

25.08.19 Club Championship Round 1: 1st Mark Clerkin 68; 2nd James Gogarty 70

Hospice Coffee Morning

Bellewstown will host its annual National Hospice Coffee Morning on Thursday 19th September in the Parish Hall beside Church from 9-12noon.

There will be a raffle on the day. All money raised goes to the local Hospice.

Come along enjoy coffee & chat bring a friend & meet some new ones.

Anyone wishing to donate prizes please contact Linda on 0868450339


Cemetery Devotion Dates

Mass and Blessing of graves will take place in Ardcath cemetery this Sunday 8th September at 2pm.

Once-off Fundraiser

The John Gough Trust is holding a once- off fundraiser on Saturday 21st Sept. in Donaghamore Ashbourne GAA club.

Football match starts at 5pm with celebrity Mentors from Meath and Dublin teams past and present.

A night of entertainment follows with the fabulous Abbaesque; then an auction, raffle and DJ until late. Free entry to football. Concert tickets €30. For tickets Contact James on 086 8065171 or Declan on 087 6275182. Email:

Any and all donations welcome - Go Fund Me: The John Gough Trust.

Limetree Writers Group

Writing sessions take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month in Duleek Library. The next meeting is Tuesday 9th July at 6.45pm. New members welcome.

Ardcath Windfall

Jackpot not won: Numbers drawn were 4-11-27. Names drawn for monthly draw were Mick Coughlan and Stan Bownes. €200 monthly winner was Joan Rogers.

Next week's jackpot will be €2,250. 

Hospice Coffee Morning

The Annual Hospice Coffee Morning will be held in Swan's Lounge, Curragha this Thursday 5th September from 9.30 to 12.30. 

All of the funds raised are divided equally between Meath Palliative Care Nurses, and The Gary Kelly Support Centre. 

Last year we raised € 5,950.00, and with your support we hope to do so again this year. 

Please come along and bring your friends and neighbours for a great morning of Coffee/Tea, Cakes, and a Sales Area of New and Previously Loved Clothes, and Lots of Spot Prizes. 

If you cannot make it but would like to make a donation please contact Ita Marmion on 087 2996609.

Rathfeigh P & P

Well done to Kathleen Grendon & Colm Lynch & Kevin Carolan & Paula Lynch who qualified for the National Scotch Foursomes at Gaeil Colmcille last Friday night.

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