Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Stamullen, Clogherhead, Julianstown

Stamullen: new arrivals. Congratulations and best wishes to the parents, guardians and extended families of the following children who were recently baptised in the parish. Zara Obokhasebhor, Ruan O`Flaherty and Ruby Stanley.

St. Patrick`s School

The pupils attending St. Patrick`s National School in Stamullen are collecting Rugby stickers from the Aldi supermarket stores and a sticker is being issued with every €30 spent in their stores. The children are collecting these stickers for the school which they place on a poster. When the poster is full and complete it will then be delivered to an Aldi Store to enter into a competition which could win some prizes for the school.

Parishioners and indeed anyne wh may obtain such rugby stickers are being kindly asked if they might donate them to the school; they can be placed in a collection box adjacent to the Parish Newsletter holder in the side foyer at St. Patrick`s Church in Stamullen village and will be greatly appreciated.

Julianstown School

The construction of the new school at Whitecross has just begun and access to and from the dchool will continue as normal for the moment, while the footpath from St. Mary`s Church to the school will also remain open for the duration of these works. Construction of the new school will continue until September 2020 and any changes and/or new developments regarding access etc. will be relayed to the public well in advance of any such changes.

Blocking footpaths

Last weekend, as many people including several children were taking recreational activities at the Small Parks playing pitches at Gormanston College, some arrogant and ignorant motorist parked their car up onto the footpath adjacent to the pedestrial crossing from the said college to the Small Parks resulting in the complete footpath being blocked to pedestrians, wheelchair users, people with children`s prams and buggies, etc.

The car was parked up on the path for a number of hours and due to where it was located it was also hard for on-coming motorists to see if people were crossing at the level-crossing as the vehicle was also blocking the motorists view of those wishing to cross from the college to the playing fields.

When similar incidents occur in urban areas, it is nt long before the vehicle would receive a parking ticket from the Gardai, yet it would appear that the Garda cars on patrol in the parish of Stamullen are totally ignoring this type of illegal and obstructive parking.

At Stamullen village, in the area of Alderwood and the shops and business premises at the bottom of the village, vehicles are also parked up regularly on the footpaths here, again making it very difficult and dangerous for some individuals to get around them and this has certainly been an on-going situation regarding this particular footpath in Stamullen. If it`s illegal to park up on footpaths and penalties are enforced in urban districts, then the same should apply to expanding village areas such as at Gormanston and Stamullen; a couple of parking tickets issued here might solve the problem!


Contact me

Contact me on 089 200 5305 or email me at for all notices to be included in paper. Thank you.The Clogherhead Development Group is online at

Thought for the day.

A newly married man is a fool; he just doesn't know it yet.

Development Group Lotto Results.

Results from 22nd January. No's drawn were: 3/14/18/19. No winner. €50 winners were: Tracy Wilton c/o Deirdre Delaney and Margaret Mathews c/o Ann Levins. Results from 29th January. No's drawn were: 3/4/18/21. No winner. €50 winners were: Marie Walsh & Karen Gorman c/o Deirdre Delaney. Congratulations to all. Jackpot next week €9,000 yours to win or share for only €2.

Ferrard Day Centre Says "Thank you"

Members of the Ferrard Day Centre would like to express their sincere thanks to all who attended their "Dance" in Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre on Friday last. Thanks also to all who gave donations, spot prizes etc.The night was very enjoyable and successful and special thanks are extended to management and staff of Drumshallon Forge who made us all very welcome on the night and who also organised the music and beautiful supper.

The Queen in Clogherhead.

I kid you not. HM "The Queen" is the name of the relief Lifeboat in Clogherhead the past few weeks as our own boat "Doris Bleasdale" was away being repaired. It has arrived back safe and sound and please keep it in mind our new Lifeboat "Michael O'Brien" is due to arrive in Clogherhead on Sunday 2nd June. This is going to be another great day for us so make sure you are around to join in the celebrations. On Saturday 31st August the "Naming" ceremony will take place so another reason to stay here. Remembering the Naming ceremony of "Doris Bleasdale" Clogherhead was jammed packed with people from all over the world joining in the celebrations and this year will not be any different. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Callystown NS Enrolment.

Enrolment for the year 2019/2020 in Callystown NS is now taking place. You may contact the school during school hours by telephone 041 98 22873 or call personally. Thank you.

Yoga with Gra.

Another new class in the Community Hall, Clogherhead is Yoga with Gra. These classes are on Wednesday 9.30 - 10.30 a.m. and Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. are becoming very popular with the ladies and gentlemen are welcomed as well. Please txt Grainne O' Kane on 086 8290835 to book these classes which are "Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga"

Clogherhead Credit Union.

Do you want to get back into the workplace, are you a student and want to get some work experience or have you recently retired? Clogherhead Credit Union is looking for volunteers as tellers and members of committees. This is an ideal opportunity to get training and develop new skills. Clogherhead Credit Union has been a big part of the community for more than 50 years and we would like to continue to be here for a further 50 years, but we cannot do it without the help of volunteers. If you feel you would be able to give up some time to be part of this credit union please Contact Clogherhead Credit Union for further details on 041 9822951. Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!

Togher Chaerobics

Sit and Get Fit with Togher Chaerobics classes by Carmel, as heard on LM FM, in Tullydonnell School Hall, every Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Fee per night is €8 or €40 for six classes. For further information contact Carmel ph: 0863282748.

All weather

The latest craze at the All Weather Pitch in Clogherhead is to hire it out by the hour for your child and their friends to play football. It costs only €20 for 1 hour and after the hour you can continue the party there on the pitch or go to the Community Hall where they can run around having great fun in secure, friendly and safe surroundings for only €30 per hour. And then they just flake out with tiredness, happy but tired.

Contact 086 8242024 / 086 8568283 for further details.

ICA Group.

The Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA group meet in the Community Hall Clogherhead on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8.00 p.m. We would love to meet new members so come along this Tuesday and meet us all.

Dreadnots News.

Bingo continues every Monday night in the Community Hall, Clogherhead starting at 8.30.p.m.

St. Colmcilles Pastoral Area SVP.

If you need assistance or help please phone either of the numbers listed below: 086 0390612 / 041 9835914. Your request will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner.

Community Hall, Clogherhead.

Monday: 4.30-5.30 Campbell Academy of Irish Dance. Bingo: 8.30.p.m. Tuesday: 1st Of every month: 8 p.m. Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA Guild Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8.p.m. Development Group Meeting: Wednesday:

9.30 - 10.30a.m. Yoga with Gra. 10.30.a.m -3.30p.m. Ferrard Day Centre: 5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Irish Dance. Thursday: 9.30 -11.30 a.m. Parent & Toddler Group: 2pm Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3p.m. Danceworx. Saturday: 10 - 11a.m. Yoga with Gra. To book the Hall for any event, please phone Carainn on 087 2767511 after 7 p.m. thank you. There are 3 rooms for rent in the hall and also kitchen facilities and any event can be catered for: Business Meetings and Presentations, Arts & Crafts, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations and Funeral Receptions.

Get Well Greetings.

A speedy recovery is sent to all Parishioners who are ill, either at home, in hospital, and in the various convalescence and respite homes in the area. Sincere thanks are also extended to those who care for them there.


Taoiseach Visit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar payed a flying visit to Whitecross National School on Friday morning last to turn the sod on the long-awaited new school.

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.

Irish Wheelchair Association

Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday, 9th & Sunday, 10th March.  Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

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,

Drogheda Independent