Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Monasterboice, Julianstown

Monasterboice: 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

Tiernans Walk/Run.

Monasterbouce folk have stoutly supported the annual Tiernan's Walk/Run each September and are asked, just one more time, to give this most worthy charity, one more leg up.

The event is over 5k and all is done in the memory of Tiernan, Rosie and Johnny Levin's little darling. Indeed, the little fella has stolen a little of all our hearts and it's for this reason, along with the charity, that we are all requested to get to Hunterstown football pitch at 12 noon on Sunday next, Sept 8th, when the last sponsored leg stretch will happen. I'm reliably informed that refreshments won't be a million miles away either.


All roads lead to Dunleer this Wednsday when Naomh Mairtin U16 girls take on Hunterstown in the Division 2 Final.

This is a repeat of last years championship final in which Noamh Mairtin was narrowly beaten by a single point. Here's hoping the girls go one step further this time

They have been fortunate to be presented with a new training kit, kindly sponsored by Thomas Murphy of Thomas Murphy Construction and Liam Ryan of Crieveliam and a big thank you to both for their generosity.

Best of luck, girls

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.

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

CREATIVE WRITING - NEW CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER, Monday evenings 8 to 10 PM. This class will meet the FIRST and THIRD Mondays only of every month and provide an opportunity for writers of both poetry and prose to share their work with others for review and critique. Fee is €5. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465

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.

PILATES WITH CORE FITNESS - NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON - Sept 3rd and Sept 4th, 2019 - (8) week term €75.

Book now to ensure your place. Call Sara on 087 650 0871

Tuesday 6.30 PM - Intermediate Level

Tuesday 7.30 PM - Advanced Level

Tuesday 8.30 PM - Men's Only Pilates (NEW)

Wednesday 09.30 AM - Beginner's Level

Wednesday 10.30 AM - Beginner's Level

YOGA WITH MIRIAM GAYNOR OF PAVAN YOGA & PHYSICAL THERAPY - New block sessions will commence on Saturday, Sept 08th for six weeks 10 to 11 AM. Please be advised that this block has two exceptions where the classes will take place from 8 to 9 AM on Sept 14th and Sept 28th only.

Six classes for €60 or €12 pay-as-you-go. Contact Miriam on: 086 156 5988.


Seisiúin Clainne - Drumshallon Forge is hosting traditional Irish music sessions once a month for young people (ages 7 to 17). Musical parents of the young musicians are encouraged to join the sessions and the musical gatherings are called 'Seisiúin Clainne' or Family Sessions.

The remaining sessions are taking place on September 8th, and October 13th from 2 to 4 PM, and each month, a well known traditional Irish musician will join the group.

The next Family Session on Sept 8th and features guest musician Zoe Conway who plays the fiddle.

Registration is required for those taking part, and young musicians can register for the session on the day in Drumshallon Forge or can contact for further information.

These sessions are being funded by Creative Ireland.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto.

Saturday. Aug 24th, winning no was 21. Winners were, Pat Tiernan and Ann Marie Brennan

N.Mairtin Lotto

Results of the Naomh Mairtin lotto draw of 28.08.19: the numbers drawn were: 13, 23, 24,30, Jackpot not won. The jackpot is €9,800 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Bernie Kane, Kathleen & Kathryn, Josie & Peter Mulholland, Darren Russell.


Free Classes

The Julianstown Community Centre are giving free basic iPhone, iPad, smartphone and tablet training that is commencing shortly. If you would like to book a place please contact Angela on 046 9280790

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.

Just B Fit

Just B Fit will be coming to the Julianstown community centre. The classes will be starting on Tuesday 10th September. Tuesday: 3:15pm - for 3-6-year olds with classes at 4:15pm will be for 7-12-year olds. 8 weeks for €90. Contact Tamara on 086 080 9885 or visit their Facebook page.

Stamullen Bowls Club

Stamullen Bowls will return on Tuesday, 3rd September.  Why not come along any Tuesday or Thursday from 8 - 10 pm to St. Patrick's GAA Centre and see if bowls is for you.

Stamullen is proud to have a very successful club and we look forward to meeting new members…for more information contact Rose on 01-8412086.

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.

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