Saturday 24 August 2019

Around the districts: Stamullen, Tullyallen, Termonfeckin, Dunleer

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: Robyn Connolly, Christian Hagan and Mollie Monks.

Moorechuch Cemetery thanks

The Parish Office at Preston Hill would like to extend its most grateful thanks and appreciation to the large crowd who attended the recently held Blessing of the Graves at Moorechurch Cemetery and a special word of thanks to the following:

Thanks to Bridie Kirwan and the Ministers of the Eucharist and Word and to Nicholas Hughes for setting up the Altar. Sincere thanks also to Denis O'Flaherty, Jim Woods, Declan Russell, and Barry Woods for their Supervision and security presence. We would also like to thank Philip McCormack and Christy Martin for the use of their fields for car parking, Philip McCormack Jnr for providing the Electricity and Paudge Moore for looking after the sound system, and all who provided invaluable help on the day for which we are sincerely grateful.

Finally, thanks to Niamh Uí Loinsigh, for securing a grant to help with maintenance of the cemetery, Michael and his team from the Co. Council for providing and taking away the bins, Brendan for the great job he did cutting the grass, and to Anne Woods for all her hard work behind the scenes liaising with individuals to keep the cemetery in tip top condition.

Harvest Home

The good weather of late has once again brought in an early harvest of crops across the rural townlands of the parish. Harvesters and tractors, etc. have been working around the clock; taking advantage of the dry and fine climate, resulting in the smaller country roads witnessing an increase in heavy agricultural machinery.

All road users, from pedestrians, walkers, joggers, cyclists and motorists should be extra vigilant at this particular time of the year as many of these large machines take up most of the road-space.

On a lighter note, someone has suggested that the agricultural vehicles `carrying loads of straw and hay through Stamullen village should have a tarpaulin-type covering on top so as to prevent the scattering of loose straw & hay along the road through the village`. However, the sight of such vehicles passing through the village and `scattering loose hay & straw all over the place`, is also very much a reminder that Stamullen, as a parish with all its townlands, still retains this rural connection and tradition in an ever-expanding urban setting transforming the village into that of a growing town. This, `loose scattering of hay and straw` won't be lying around for too long anyway once the south-west autumn winds begin to sweep through the parish and it`s nice to be reminded of the changing seasons as agricultural machinery moves in and out of and across the parish, particularly now at Lughnasadh, when the surrounding landscape is at its most beautiful.


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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, 30th July 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €7,000 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 18m 21m 25 & 26. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Bobby Heade, Shan Owens, Michael Kenny & Marion Coffey. Next week's draw is €7,100. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member.

Woodies Heroes

Woodies every year across all the shops for 4 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 €7,000 thanks to our wonderful supporting customers, sponsors and dedicated colleagues in store. This year we are raising money for Autism Sssistance 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 a Brac sales table as well as a static bike cycled by colleagues every weekend and a customer raffle, and many other creative events.


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Community Centre

The work is underway on the construction of the new Community Centre at Pairc Naomh Feichin. The site area has been cordoned off to allow the work proceed and in the interests of safety. The completion date is early February.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 14 and 16. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winners were Raymond and Bernadette Meegan. Winners of €20 were Rosemary Burnell, Derek Carolan, Tommy Duff, Eileen Mc Glew and Sean Phillips. The jackpot is now at €6,000 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

U18 Final

Commiserations to the St Fechin's U18 team who were unfortunately beaten in the Division 1B League Final last Thursday. St Fechin's played a St. Mochtas/St. Brides team combination at Pairc Naomh Feichin in the final and the eventual score was 4-14 to 3-10. Nevertheless, St. Fechin's put in a great performance and there are still plenty more games to play.

Tidy Towns

The next Village Tidy-Up takes place on August 12th. The Termonfeckin & District Community Group would welcome more volunteers to help with general cleaning and weeding. If you can spare the time, you will be very welcome.

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.


Check out the list of available courses at An-Grianan at or at 041-9822119/9822478.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

The Ladies Club Strokeplay was held on Tuesday July 23rd. Results were as follows. 1st: Joanne Cooney 96 Nett, 2nd: Ann Ward 99 Nett. Noelene Bedford won the Gross with a score of 107.

The semi finals of the Club Doubles and Club Singles Matchplays must be completed by August 11th. All draws are on the website and on the notice board in the clubhouse. 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.

Cemetery Sunday

The annual Blessing of the Graves is on Sunday August 11th. The service in Holy Cross Cemetery (Sheetland Road) is at 3pm and in the Old Cemetery at 4pm. Collections will be taken up on the day outside both Cemeteries and this goes towards helping to maintain them.


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.


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Donations Welcomed

I will be traveling to South Africa this November on a school Building Blitz 2019, for this I need to raise some much needed funds before October 2019, I have set up a donation page and would greatly appreciate your support big or small. If you need any further info, feel free to contact me on the above email. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity;

Dunleer & district historical society

As part of National Heritage Week (Sat 17 - Sun 25 August ) DHS will put on a display of old photos and newspaper cuttings of Soap Box Derbys held in the village during the 1980's. The display can be seen in Dunleer library which, it should be noted, will have late opening on Tuesday 20th August, 6.00pm-8.00pm.

Also in conjunction with Heritage Week, Brian Hanratty will give a lecture in St. Brigids Hall, Dunleer on Thursday 22nd August, on the life and times of his late father Dr. Hanratty who had a medical practice in Ardee Road, Dunleer. More information on both events to follow.

St. Kevins Lotto Results

St. Kevins lotto results for August 1st 2019. Numbers drawn were 7,30,17,19. No jackpot winner. Weekly winners were Martin Hoey and Agnes Rock McKenna. Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.

LannLéire C.P.G Lotto results

Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto results for Wednesday July 31st 2019. Numbers drawn were; 01, 12, 18 an 27. There was no jackpot winner. Next draw jackpot: €2,800. The weekly winners of €50 were; Margaret Murphy and Trisha Hand.

Irish Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on August Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 2019.

LannLeire Pavilion

The LannLeire Pavilion are now taking bookings for birthday parties/Summer Camps. They can now facilitate Bouncy Castles in the Main Hall in Lannleire Pavilion also. Enquiries at Reception.

Slimming World

Slimming world every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. New members welcome also. Contact Pauline Corrigan 087 6186371

Leanai Grupa

Dunleer Leanai Grupa hold their Mother & Toddler Group every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm in Lannleire Pavilion upstairs coinciding with the school Calender.

Fior Damhsa

Classes in Sean Nos and Set Dancing every Wednesday in Teach Scoraiocht Dunleer at 8pm. New pupils welcome. Eolas 086 3577304.

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