Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Mornington, Julianstown, Bellewstown, Ardcath/Clonalvy, Collon

Mornington: 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.

Christy Quail R.I.P.

Christy Quail from Georgian Close died recently in his 85th year. Christy was from Pearse Park originally. He moved to Singleton Cottages when he got married to his wife Betty (nee Brady). Christy was predeceased by Betty. Eventually, they moved to Georgian Close where they resided for many years. He also worked in England for many years. The family came back to Ireland and he got a job in Tegral pipes. Christy was a very fit man. He loved swimming, getting up at 6.30 am every morning to go to the local swimming pool. Also, he also walked miles every day when he retired from work. He also joined the active retirement group.

This group would go to lunch or dinner once a week, mainly on a Tuesday in the Pheasant pub in Duleek St. He loved it. He danced until the cows came home. His regular partner was my sister Marie. They both enjoyed the occasion. He was also into pigeon racing. Christy was predeceased by his loving wife Betty and is survived by his sons Terrance and Ronald, and daughter Bernadette, his eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters Theresa and Margaret, daughters in law, sons in law, Brother in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His Memorial Mass is on Feb 10th 10.30 am at Lourdes church. May Christy's soul rest in peace.

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,


Fund Raising Committee - Ten Week Draw

The Annual Ten Week Draw will commence on Sunday, 16th February.  Promoters are advised that Draw Cards will be available from Monday, 27th January.   We would like to sincerely thank all our promoters and their contributors for their participation each year.

Julianstown Community Centre AGM

The Julianstown C.C. AGM will take place on Tuesday, 26th February at 8 pm.  Please come along and show your support for your local community centre. Run by the community for the community.   Volunteers needed.  Use it or Lose it!

Learn to Jive

Jiving Lessons on Monday evenings in the Glenside Hotel, Drogheda. Beginners at 7.30pm, Improvers at 8.45pm. Great exercise and no partner required. For more details, contact Declan on 087 755 7163

Julianstown Tidy Towns

Over the past number of years this voluntary group have transformed Julianstown Village into a very vibrant place to live.  We have a beautiful award-winning village garden with seating, orchard, small woodland, pond and flower beds throughout and it is open to all to enjoy. The woods can now be easily accessed and the village is kept very clean throughout the whole year.  As you know we are a voluntary group and have limited funds and we would therefore ask our residents in Julianstown to give a helping hand, by either helping with this project or donating funds towards it.  If you would like to help with this worthwhile project please contact Niamh on 086 3477283 or Jackie 087 6579884.

Drogheda Arts Centre

This year Aisteoiri na Boinne Drama Group are presenting 'Whose Wives are they anyway" by Michael Parker and all proceeds will be divided up among 10 local charities. On Wednesday 6th February at 8 pm in the Drogheda Arts Centre; it will be in aid of Julianstown Union of Parishes and Alzheimer's Society. Guaranteed to be a very entertaining night! Book your tickets as they are selling like hot cakes!


Contact me

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or


Blotto Results 30th January. The numbers drawn were 03-05-09-11-29. No winner. The €10 winners were Laura Brannigan; Mary Flood; Catherine Foulkes; Amanda Barry; Pedge; David Farnan. Jackpot next week is €1,400.

Poker Classic

The annual Maureen Andrew poker classic in aid of Irish Guide Dogs will take place in Whyte's of Stamullen on Friday 22nd February. If you have any unwanted Christmas presents Maureen would appreciate if you could donate them to the raffle. You can ring her at 041 9829192.

Bellewstown P & P

Competitions are held each Sunday at 10.30a.m. Membership fees are now due for 2019 and membership is open to new members. Application forms available in clubhouse.

Bellewstown Golf Club

27.01.19: 12 Hole Winter league: 1st Edward Brady 25pts, 2nd Alan Overton 24pts

28.01.19: 12 Hole Winter league: 1st Paul Hoey 23pts, 2nd Anthony Whyte 20pts

Full Membership available to January 2020 €599

Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement

Bowls every Tuesday at 2p.m. in Parish Centre. New members always welcome.

Duleek/Bellewstown Lotto

Lotto Results 30/1/2019. Numbers drawn - 3- 17- 21- 22. No Jackpot Winner this week. 5 X €20 Winners Paddy McConnon, Ann Mc Quaile, Ronan Crosby Rita Gorman, Kieran Shiels. Next week the Jackpot is €1,050.


Whist Drives

Top Score last week was won by Annmarie McCloskey. Top lady was Frances Meade and Top gent was Mary Caffrey. The first half winner was Peggy O'Brien and the second half winner was Kathleen Andrews. Whist continues each Monday night in Bennett's.

Ardcath/Clonalvy Fundraiser

The annual fundraising event takes place again this year in the Droichead Arts Centre, this Tuesday the 5th of February at 8pm. A Comedy called "Who's wives are they Anyway". Tickets are €15.00 each, also for anyone interested there will be a bus running to and from the venue on the night.

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 042 9667314.

Ardcath Windfall

Numbers drawn were 12-17-26. Names drawn for monthly draw were Timmy Fitzgerald and Anne Caffery. Winner of €200 monthly draw was Nicky Byrne. Next week's jackpot will be €3,000.00

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,

Irish Blood Transfusion

The service will be in Ashbourne House Hotel on Monday and Tuesday the 11th & 12th of February from 4.30pm - 8.00pm. For further information please contact the local Blood Transfusion service on 041-8659994 It is important that we all remember many patients need our blood and this need never ceases.


Mattock Lotto

Numbers drawn 7-10-18-22.

Jackpot not won. 5 Match 3 winners Breege Lee, Mary Keating, Denitta & Barry Mongey, Ciara Grimes, and Jonny Matthews Next Jackpot €12,700. Mattock Rangers lotto is sponsored by No. 3 Old Bar and Restaurant.

21st Birthday

Congrats and best wishes are sent to Nathan Murphy who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. To mark this special occasion a great party was held in Watters lounge on Sat 26th January. Nathan is a son of Barry and Gillian and we wish him the best of everything in life.

18th Birthday

Special birthday wishes are sent to Alannah Quaile, Papal Drive who celebrated her 18th birthday recently. Plenty of celebrations was had for this lovely young lady.

Alannah is a daughter of Terry and Caroline and all your family and friends wish you the very best for the future.

50th Birthday

Congratulations are sent to Noel Kealy from Grangegeeth who celebrated his 50th birthday recently. All your family and friends wish you the very best for the future.

Collon N.S. Enrolment

Collon National School Enrolment for Junior Infant Pupils will take place between Monday 4th to Friday 8th February 2019. Enrolment Application Forms can be got from the school office. Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th February 2019.


Sincere sympathy is sent to the Paul and Cara (nee Geraghty) Gallagher and their Family in New York on the recent passing of their precious 12-year old son Luke Nicholas Gallagher on January 17th last. To Luke's Grandparents Larry and Carmel Geraghty, Collon we extended our heartfelt sympathy. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Sincere sympathy is sent to Ronnie and Terry Quaile and their sister Bernadette on the recent loss of their Father Mr. Christy Quaile, Drogheda.

Also, sincere sympathy is set to Ian Fox and his family, Oriel Road on the recent passing of his Dad Mr. Frank Fox Co. Mayo. May they both rest in peace.

Drogheda Independent