Monday 23 September 2019

Around the Districts: Laytown/Bettystown, Mornington, Julianstown

Ring Iris on 0864033557 or email with items of interest in the area.

Meals on Wheels Golf Classic

The Golf Classic is being held in Laytown/Bettystown Golf Club on Friday 19th July.

This can be supported by entering a team of 4 (€100 per team) Sponsor a hole (€50) or Sponsor a prize.

To book a team, call Berna on 086-3844774.

Become an Agewell Companion

AgeWell engages men and women aged 50 years and older as companions to visit less able older people in their homes. We are now extending this very successful service to Navan and surrounding areas and all areas of East Meath.


If you would like to know more information on becoming an AgeWell companion and visit Older people in the community - contact The AgeWell Team in Third Age on 046 9558238 or email

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.

So, if you can spare a few hours to improve a skill or start a new hobby, please get in touch with them on their Facebook page.

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 P & P

The course is looking great at the moment and it's a great asset to the community. Membership is open to new members so why not give it a go.

Fleadh Cheoil

The 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Clar with 100 pages of information on events happening from August 11th to 18th for this year's Fleadh, is now available from Drogheda Tourist Office. 

It includes information on all official concerts, Seachtain na hEigse, Youth Programme, Ceilithe, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Treasures of the Boyne Valley Culture Tours, Singing Recitals, Singers Club, Singers Café, Scotch Hall Sessions, Exhibitions etc.

We also have a fresh delivery of the Drogheda Camino Brochure and we still have tickets for the Steam Train Excursions to Dundalk and Skerries on Sunday July 21st  


30th Anniversary of Mornington Church

Mornington Church was Blessed and opened on 27th August 1989 by Bishop Michael Smith. To mark the 30th anniversary of the new church a special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith on Saturday the 31st of Aug at 6 pm. 

You are asked to make a special note of this and join the parish in the celebrations.

The Mass will be followed by a Parish Social Evening in the Glenside Hotel. Buffet reception at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 will be available in July. A meeting will be held to make preparations on Wednesday, June 12th (tomorrow) at 8 pm in the parish rooms.

Charity Bridge

This will be held every Tuesday in Laytown and Bettystown golf club at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Phone 9813282 between (9.30 am to 5.30 pm) if you need a partner. Proceeds will go to local charities such as East Meath Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Mornington/Bettystown and Laytown. 

Dates for diary

Sun 11th August Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock. Monday 9th to Sat 14th Sept, Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.

MOW Golf Classic

East Meath Meals on Wheels Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 19th July at Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club. Teams of 4 - €100. Sponsor a hole - €50. All proceeds go towards providing meals in the local area each week. Contact Berna at 086-3844774.    


Julianstown Drama Group

The drama group are putting on a special event on Saturday 24th August during Heritage Week about Collier the Robber. This will be a light hearted drama and they need actors; no experience necessary, Debbie will show you the ropes and coerce you to bring out your inner acting talents. Lots of fun and laughter so get in touch with Debbie asap.

Briarleas/Mosney Road Street Party

Attention all residents of Briarleas /Mosney Road - 'Save the date' - Briarleas Street Party takes place this year on 27th July at 3pm in Reilly's daffodil field.   Come for the cakes, stay for the craic!   Please pass the word to all ex-residents.

Duleek Library Events

There are lots of workshops and events taking place in Duleek Library during the months of July and August for children of all ages. There is Arts & Crafts, Mindfulness, Scratch, Space Adventure, Thomas the Tank event and many more. There is also the Summer Star reading scheme. Booking is essential as places are limited so ring 041 9880709 to book in your child.

Tús Work Placement

Exciting opportunity to avail of 19.5 hours work placement in your local area. Meath Partnership is currently seeking to expand the number of participants on the Tús Scheme.

Tús is a one-year community work placement scheme for people who are unemployed for more than twelve months and in receipt of a jobseeker's payment. Participants receive a top up payment, while maintaining all secondary benefits. Minimum payment is €225.50 per week.

You will also receive dedicated one to one career support, C. V. preparation, interview skills and accredited training throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact Tús Office, Meath Partnership on 046-9280790 Ext 252 for full details.

Julianstown and District Community Association

Unfortunately, the JDCA had to postpone Woolly Wards Petting Farm in Julianstown Village Garden last Sunday.  

Please check future newsletters for a new date.

Drogheda Independent