Thursday 19 September 2019

Around the districts: Stamullen, Tullyallen, Termonfeckin

Stamullen: Bellewstown Races - The second race meeting on the far-famed Bellewstown Hill will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28th & 29th next with both meetings being evening events.

This particular race meeting in late August has become very much associated amongst locals across the wider area of East Meath with the ending of the summer; the evenings becoming that little bit darker, children back at school and heating turned back on in the homes.

While the early meeting on the hill in the month of July was always associated with the beginning of summer, this secondary meeting event on the ancient `playing fields of Bellewstown` at the close of August is perhaps a fitting way to end what has been relatively a pretty good one in both weather wise and the growing and harvesting of the crops and fruit: See you on the Hill.

You Coming to the Fleadh?

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is well under way in Drogheda with competitions taking place in a number of venues across the town while many top performers from both at home and abroad are also filling up local venues throughout the afternoons and evenings to exciting packed audiences.

Over the next four or five days hundreds of thousands of people will also flock through the main streets of Drogheda, all the while being entertained by a variety of performers of all ages, dances, singers and musicians playing instruments of all types. If you haven't been to the Fleadh of 2018, now is your last chance to partake in something really special, so you do `need to go see for yourselves`; the breathtaking sights and sounds along the Boyneside town will leave a lasting impression. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be hosted next year, 2020, in the Westmeath town of Mullingar.

Catholic Conference

The Young Adult Catholic Conference will take place at All Hallows College Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st next.

Meanwhile, Bishop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Monday September 9th to Saturday September 14th. Bookings can be made with Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd. Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2. Telephone 01-6359300 or by e mail to

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


Contact me

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Slimming World Times

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday. The first class is 5pm and the second is 7pm. They will be there giving plenty of inspiration, motivation and encouragement to everyone who comes along.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held Tuesday, 6th August 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €7,100 and there was no winner.

The numbers drawn were 11, 23, 25 & 28. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Rebecca Carolan, Sonia Traynor, Patricia O'Brien and Karl Johnson.

Next week's draw is €7,200. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Woodies Heroes

Woodies every year across all the shops for four weeks runs a Charity Fund raiser for 4 childrens Charities. This current drive started 22nd of July and ends on the 18th August. Each year the charities change,on week five a brave bunch of heroes from our Support office cycles around Ireland to collect the money raised in each store.

Last year in Drogheda we raised over €7000 thanks to our wonderful supporting customers , sponsors and dedicated colleagues in store.

This year we are raising money for Autism Assistance Dogs, Hand to Hand, Ispcc and Temple street hospital.

We are running various fundraising events; we have guess the weight of sweets, name the gorilla Teddy and a Bric or Brac sales table as well as a static bike cycled by colleagues every weekend and a Customer raffle in the last two weeks, and many other creative events.

You are invited to pop in and see the amazing work being done.

We want your help if at all possible to thank our wonderful customers and sponsors and get out the word that we need more support to continue the fundraising, be that pop in and donate at the tills, join in the fun events and if anyone has anything they would like to donate for our sales table we would be delighted to get it or a prize to donate to the raffle.


Contact me

Any news or interesting items welcome in this column, births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, sports/social/special events etc. Please have all information to me by 10pm on Thursday evenings at or contact 087-2486472.

Traffic Lights

We have become used to the traffic lights at the Bridge in Termonfeckin this few years. Now we will have to get used to a second set of lights. The lights positioned on the crossing between Scoil Naomh Feichin and the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the Baltray Road are now operational. This also allows time to get used to them before the School reopens at the end of the month.


Congratulations to Richard Mc Donnell, eldest son of Michael and Cathriena Mc Donnell, Cannontown on his recent marriage to Ruth Rutledge, daughter of Frank and Aislinn, Stillorgan, Dublin. The Wedding ceremony was in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, Dublin and the Reception in Druid's Glen Hotel and Golf Resort, Co. Wicklow. All good health and happiness to you both for the future.

Fleadh 2019

The 2019 Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann is well underway now in Drogheda and again there is plenty of local participation. Two Sandpit Set Dancing teams (a girls team and a mixed team) are taking part in the All Ireland Set Dancing Finals which will be held on Saturday August 17th at 12 noon in Our Lady's College Greenhills. The very best of luck to them.

They will also be seen on the Gig Rig in Bolton Square on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm along with local traditional group Triskell.

Meanwhile, Triskell will also be performing at some Ceili's during the Fleadh.

They can be seen in McHugh's, Chord Road, on Thursday night at 9pm and they are also in action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 9pm in Our Lady's College, Greenhills.


Check out the list of available courses at An-Grianan at or at 041-9822119/9822478. Come join us for Arts Weekend 2019, 30th August - 1st Sept with courses in Storytelling, Painting on Silk, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Calligraphy, Drama and Phone/Digital Photography. This weekend is residential or non residential.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 13 and 21. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Ann-Marie Mc Ardle. Winners of €20 were M Byrne, Julia Fleming, Bridie Farrell, Andrew Mc Donnell and Monica Winters. The jackpot is now at €6,100 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Termonfeckin Macra

New members most welcome as always. If you are interested in learning more about Termonfeckin Macra simply like and contact the Macra Tearmann Feichin facebook page or contact Aoife on 087 -6262197.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

It is with great sadness that Seapoint Pitch & Putt Club announces the passing of good friend and former Club Captain, Mr. Declan (Weller) Brogan.

Declan passed away peacefully on July 26th. He will be sadly missed by all his friends in Seapoint P&P Club and the wider Pitch & Putt community. Condolences to his wife Bernadette, his loving children and all his relations and friends. May he Rest In Peace

Please check for all the latest Seapoint News. Players are asked to check the notice board in the clubhouse for all entry sheets and get your names up as soon as possible.

Juveniles competitions Tuesday July 23rd: Grade 1 - Luke Murphy 50 nett. Grade 2 - Aodhan Henderson 52 nett. Grade 3 - Alex Lovie 59 nett. July 30th: Grade 1 - Oisin Mulryne 48 nett. Grade 2 - Mitchell Carroll 47 nett. August 6th, Grade 1- A Keane 50 nett. Grade 2 Aodhan Henderson 43nett.

Players please check the notice board in the clubhouse for all entry sheets and get your names up as soon as possible. Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.


Eucharistic Adoration is on Monday evenings from 7-8pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Why not come and spend some quiet time in the presence of the Lord.


Contact 086- 2747474 to report any suspicious activity. If you would like to join up to BALSANTER, application forms are available in Maddens Centra, Mc Grane's XL and both Parish Churches.

St Vincent de Paul

The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul is 1800 677777. The St. Colmcille Conference of St. Vincent de Paul operates in this area.

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