Saturday 19 October 2019

Around the districts: Stamullen, Monasterboice, Broomfield

Stamullen: In Memory - Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mrs Nora Wiseman, nee Crinion, Moorechurch Cross, Julianstown, who recently passed away.

Following funeral mass at St. Mary`s Church in Julianstown, Mrs Wiseman was laid to rest in Moorechurch Cemetery.

Gormanston new school

The Department of Education has approved a new secondary school at Gormanston which will accommodate one thousand students. The school will be constructed at the end of the Stamullen Road in the sports playing fields on the grounds of the former Gormanston Castle and opposite the former Franciscan College, and will cost in the region of €20 million when completed.

Tús Employment scheme

An opportunity to avail of 19.5 hours at work placement within your local area exists with Meath Partnership, who are currently seeking to expand the number of participants on the Tús Scheme. This is a one-year work placement scheme for those who have been unemployed for over 1 year and who are also in receipt of Jobseeker`s Allowence. Participants will also receive a top-up payment each week while holding on to all secondary benefits.

The minimum weekly payment is €225.50. One-to-one carer support will als be on offer, along with C.V. prearations, interviewing skills and accredited training throughout the year.

For further details and to apply for this curse, contact the Tús Office at Meath Partnership at 046-9280790, extension 252.

Hospice Coffee morning

Ireland`s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of the East Meath Hospice Association will be hosted this Thursday, September 19th in both Whytes of Stamullen and at the Limekiln in Julianstown village from 10am until 12.30pm.


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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

Simply the Best

Lovely piece in The Irish Times last Saturday. The subject in question was Rory Best's last game in an Irish Jersey in Dublin. The Irish Rugby captain was reminiscing about, laterally, the wonderful times he spent as a player at Lansdowne Rd and formerly as a young boy supporting the Ireland team.

Although, he was driven to question his younger boy motives for taking the journey south on International Match days. Ostensibly, he went to see the oval ball being kicked about, but, secretly, stopping off "in Monasterboice for steak and chips" had it's advantages also.

Now, me Mammy's and Anna Marie's culinary skills are second and third to none (I'll not be divulging what order), but I have to assume that it's Donegan's he was referring to and it was a wonderful compliment from a great man.

Fr. Paddy

Great to see the massive crowds at Fr. Paddy Rush's first official mass as Parish Priest of Monasterboice in Tenure Church on Sunday last. The refreshments in Tenure's school afterwards was also a lovely touch.

Paddy would not thank me for eulogising about him but, suffice to say, we are absolutely blessed to get one of the best. Many, many happy years in Monasterboice, Paddy.


Simultaneously, we welcomed one good person to the parish, we lost another. Sally Byrne was a stalwart in the parish, a family person and one of the most engaging women you'd ever meet. She loved her parish, her vintage cars but, mostly, her family. To the latter, my deepest condolences. God's rest, Sally.

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.

ARTY CRAFTY EVENINGS - Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. €5 per session. Non-Tutored. Contact Jacinta on 087 758 9282

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.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE - Every Thursday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. All levels of experience are welcome for guided group singing. Tea, coffee, biscuits, and buns served. €5 per session. For more information, contact Maria on 087 242 9946.

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.

SPECIAL EVENT - MEDITATION EVENING WITH MIRIAM of Pavan Yoga & Physical Therapy - Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 - 7 to 8 PM. Enjoy an evening of relaxation and meditation with mantra, guitar music, and live guitar music in the tranquil and peaceful surroundings of Drumshallon Forge. Cost is €20. To book your place, contact Miriam on 086 156 5988.

N. Mairtin Lotto results

Results from 12.09.19, no's: 02,03,13,18, Jackpot not won. €10,200 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Peter & Josie Mulholland, Gary Stuart Little, Danielle Goodman, Brian Halligan, Catherine Hughes, Mary O'Reilly, Graeme McQuillan.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday Sept 7th; Winning no was 42. Winner: Mary Brennan

50 years

Hearty congratulations goes out to Pauline and Billy Neilon, Harestown, Monasterboice who will be married no less than 50 years on this very Tuesday, Sept 17th. As I write, a lovely day, weather wise, is forecast and the accompanied celebrations are planned to be equally lovely. Well deserved Pauline and Billy and here's to many happy years ahead from your family and many friends.

A thank you from Jonny and Rose

Just a note to say a very big thank you to the 270 plus people who turned out on Sunday the 8th of September for the final Fun Run/Walk in memory of Tiarnan Levins. Over the last 8 years the wider community of Monasterboice, Collon, Ardee and Dunleer, to name but a few, have been both vociferous and adventurous in their support of the event and year on year have contributed so generously. Yeah, not only have they talked the talk, they walked (and ran) the walk.

The main benefactor of the funds over the years has been the local hospice in Ardee, a very worthy cause to those in need in the local area. In particular, we must thank Hunterstown GFC for the use of their facilities on the day and the numerous club representatives who helped us year on year to stage the event.

To Ian Pat Carroll, we have lost count of the number of cups of tea you have made over the years, but thank you. To Dunleer AC and Pat Fitzpatrick for the PA system, again thanks.

Genuinely, we can never thank everyone enough for your continued support over the years but our heartfelt appreciation to ye all.

Rosie and Johnny

And, from all in Monasterboice, thanks to you both for this fantastic fundraiser, in the name of your fantastic young boy.


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Broomfield and District Residents Association has been set for Thursday 17th October 2019 at 8.00 pm in Teach Raithneach. All Residents are cordially invited to attend.

Blood Bank Thanks

The Blood Bank Clinic in Teach Raithneach on Tuesday 10th last, saw 73 Donors come forward. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service conveys their appreciation to the Donors who turned up and to all involved in the continued success of the Blood Bank.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing Classes resume for the Autumn on Monday 16th September 2019 at 8.30 pm in Teach Raithneach. Dancers with varying or no experience of Set Dancing welcome. Class duration is 2 hours. Sean n-Os also. Light refreshments served. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for Set Dancing information.

Bodhran Classes

Bodhran Classes will run on Monday evenings in Teach Raithneach from 7.30 to 8.30 pm if there are sufficient numbers interested. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for details.

Farrelly School of Irish Dancing

The Farrelly School of Irish Dancing resume their classes in Teach Raithneach, Starinagh, Collon on Tuesday 17th September at 6.00 pm. New Members welcome. Contact Grainne on 086 3707227 or Olive on 086 3502157 for details.

Shay Morgan Memorial Darts Tournament

The Shay Morgan Memorial Darts Tournament takes place in Mathew's Collon on Friday 27th September 2019. Invited Teams will participate in this popular Local Darts Derby. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for information.

Art Classes resume

Teach Raithneach Art Group start their classes with Mary Mc Donnell on Monday 30th September, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Tuesday evening classes with Betty Flanagan resume on 15th October, 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Both classes run for an 8 week term, €80 for the term. All abilities welcome. Contact Niamh on 087 8173073 or see our Facebook page for details.

Brickx Club

The Brickx Club starts back on the Thursday 19th Sept. at 5pm. A creative brick building and social activity club for boys and girls aged 4-12 years. All abilities welcome. 6 weeks €40, (€7 p/w), siblings discount applies. Contact Teresa on 086 3212986.

Starinagh Craft Club

Ladies, we are back on Tuesday mornings at 10.30 am. We try new craft ideas, nothing too hard. New Members welcome. Contact Teresa on 086 3212986

Guitar Lessons

Beginner Group Guitar lessons available in Teach Raithneach on Fridays. Ages 8-11. €65 per term (5 weeks). One to one lessons also available. Contact Nicole on 0871674639 or Evan on 0862513640 for more information.

Booking Teach Raithneach

To Book Teach Raithneach, contact Alice on 087-9360018 The Teach Raithneach Eircode is A92 W283

TUS vacancy

A TUS vacancy still exist with Broomfield and District Residents Association. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for details.


Broomfield Bonus Ball Lottery Draw Results: Draw Date: 11/09/2019; Bonus Ball Numbers were: 11, 16 and 19. No Jackpot Winner! Next Week's Jackpot: €6,600.

This Week's €20 Winners: David Carpenter, Grangegeeth. Clare Mc Donnell, Kellystown. Earnan Roche, Broomfield. Ciss Traynor, Tullyallen. Gertrude Wall, Cardrath. Promoters: Teresa Carpenter, Vincent Fitzsimons, Breege Drew, Nancy Roche and Eileen Traynor.

Next Draw Date: 18/09/2019

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