Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Duleek, Slane

Termonfeckin: Congratulations to a young local man Dylan Keating who was recently crowned Drogheda Independent Coca Cola "Sport Star of the Year. Dylan aged 16 who is Seapoint Junior Captain for 2019 has been enjoying remarkable success on the Golf Course for the past 12 months and is very well deserving of this latest award. Dylan is a son of Gary and Valerie Keating.

Termonfeckin Macra

The Club is going bowling on Tuesday February 5th and new members are welcome to attend. There are a number of upcoming competitions which include Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton and are being held in Lannleire Pavillon, Dunleer on Friday February 8th. The next monthly meeting will be held in Keogh's pub, Ballymakenny on Wednesday February 13th at 9pm. 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.

Credit Union

Let Termonfeckin Credit Union help you get back in Financial Shape this new year. Chat to one of our officers about Consolidation Loans and start 2019 off on the right foot. Members can now apply online for loans and can also view their accounts online. Check out the website

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 15 and 21. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Bobby Levins. Winners of €20 were Laurence Mc Evoy, Sabina Beirth, Derek Holcroft, Mary Mc Elroy and Shane Winters. The jackpot is now at €3,400 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

St. Fechin's Ladies

St. Fechin's Ladies will hold a Pub Quiz on Friday February 15th at 8.30pm in Keogh's, Ballymakenny. Table of 4-€40. All are welcome.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing is held on Thursday nights in Sandpit Hall at 8.30pm. Beginners are welcome. This is a great way to keep in shape and learn the art of Set Dancing.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League Week 2, an 18 Gross was held the previous weekend. Senior-1st: Pat Greene 45. Inter-1st: John Curran 47. Junior-1st: Patsy Fagan 52 (ob9 25). Ladies-1st: Marlo Everitt 52. Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League. Week 2: 5 points-Team 8: Michael Bedford, Anthony Kelly, Noelene Bedford and Marlo Everitt: -11. 3 points-Team 2: Johnny Campbell Snr., Kieran McDonnell, Colin Campbell and Bridie Hanratty: -9. Last weekend the competition was Week 3 of the Winter League and an 18 Nett. Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.

School Enrolments

Enrollments for the 2019/2020 school year are being accepted by both Parish Schools. Application forms are available from Scoil Naomh Feichin and Scoil Mhuire gan Smal. Completed forms should be returned by Friday February 15th.

Parish Pastoral Council

The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council takes place on Wednesday February 6th in the Termonfeckin Credit Union Offices at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend.


Eucharistic Adoration takes place 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.

Contact me

"New email address" or contact 087-2486472. 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.


Duleek Women's Forum.

There will be a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Sale for Louth/Meath Down Syndrome, on Tuesday 19th February 2019 in Duleek Courthouse from 10.30am to 11.30am . There will be a raffle on the day.

Duleek Library

Free ipad , iphone, Tablet and Smartphone Class Commencing on Monday 18th February from 10.00am to 12.30in Duleek Library for 4 weeks . Please enquire in the Library or call Angela on 046-9280790 to book a place.

Duleek Womens Forum

The A.G.M. took place on Tuesday 29th January in Duleek Courthouse. The election of officers are as follows,

Chairperson Dianne Murphy .

Ass Chairperson Marita Hurst.

Secretary Lorraine Clarke.

Treasurer Pat Spellacey.

Ass Treasurer Vivienne McGuinness.

P.R.O. Ann Finger.

Programme Organiser No one elected.

Event Organiser Anne Wolohan. and Lorraine Cunningham.

L.M.E.T.B. co-ordinator Greta McGuinness.

Duleek Tidy Towns

Duleek Tidy Towns annual Church gate collection takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February at St. Cianan's Church Duleek.

Duleek Cystic Fibrosis

Duleek Cystic Fibrosis 10k Remembrance Run/Walk takes place on Sunday 28th April 2019 @ 2.00pm. You can contact us at or phone Ann 086-2852642 or Sarah 087-6465457. we would appreciate your support in order to make this another very memorable and successful occasion.Thanks again from Duleek CF 10k Team. Also because of the popularity and success of the Duleek 10k, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are now organising a national 6.5k Remembrance Walk all over the country on 13th April @ 2.00pm and there is a walk near you in Drogheda.

Young Scientist Success

Congratulations to Calum Agnew and Seb Lennon Duleek from St. Mary's DS who obtained 3rd place in their category at the Young Scientists recently.

Duleek 400 Club Draw Results 28th January 2019

1st 200euro Noah Tallon. 2nd 100euro Michael Crawley. 3rd 40euro Marion Munnelly. 4th 20euro Brian Reilly.

Duleek AFC Lotto

Results 24th January 2019: Numbers 3-11-16-22 No Winner- 6x 20euro winners- P. Levins, P. Heeney, A. Finglas. K. Murray. S. Coleman, L. Condron. Next weeks jackpot 8000 euro.


Contact me

Contact Sean on 087-6783729 or email if you have an item for this column.

Tidy towns draw

The Slane Tidy Towns draw for January was held in Boyles and the winners were - €100 Paddy Dunne, €60 Natasha Smith, €50 Debbie Harding, €40 Stephney Smith, €30 Ivan Heavey. The next draw takes place in Lynch's Bar on Friday, February 22nd. To join the draw contact John at 087 2644603.

Internet safety talk

St Patrick's NS Slane, Parents Association host an Internet Safety Talk for parents this Thursday, February 7th, in the school hall at 7.30pm. Parents of children from all classes are encouraged to attend this invaluable session on how pupils can use the internet safely.

Young GAA stars

Well done to two local budding young GAA footballers who were showing off their skills in front of a big crowd in Pairc Tailteann recently. Ethan Harding from Slane NS and Sean Gillespie from Stackallen NS were members of the Cumann na mBunscol Go Games teams that played an exhibition match at half-time during the Meath versus Tipperary National Football League tie. Two young stars of the future no doubt.

Top award for Stacey

Congratulation to Stacey Grimes from Stackallen who was named Senior Player of the Year at the recent Meath Ladies GAA awards night. Stacey is one of the most prolific forwards in the country at present and plays her club football with Seneschalstown. A member of the county team, she was one of the stars throughout 2018 in Meath's march to the All-Ireland intermediate final.

Game night

Grange & District Game Club have a Game Night in the Sallygardens this Saturday, February 9th, at 9pm. Everyone is invited to come and sample a wide range of game dishes.

Couch drop off

Do you want to get rid of an old couch for free. Well Meath County Council have a free drop off day at Navan Recycling Centre this Friday, February 8th, from 9am to 3pm.

Afternoon concert

Tankardstown House host an afternoon concert of Italian Opera in The Orangery at Tankardstown House on Sunday, February 17th. It will feature soprano Evelyne Bourton and guests, tenor Andrew Gavin and pianist Donal McCrisken. Prosecco welcome at 3pm, concert to commence at 3.30pm.Tickets €30 available at Tankardstown 041 9824621 or

Newgrange online booking suspended

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre will undergo major refurbishment in the coming months and for the duration of the works the online pre-booking service will not be available. All tickets will be issued on a daily first come first served basis.


A Restorative Yoga Evening with Brenda takes place on Friday, February 15th, at the Ananda Centre, Slane, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

Hothouse Flowers

The Conyngham Arms Hotel will host the brilliant Hothouse Flowers in concert on Easter Sunday night, April 21st. The world renowned rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel and rock performed recently at the Temple Bar Tradfest and have a number of other concerts coming up shortly including the Dubai Opera House on St Patrick's Day. If you would like to see Liam Ó Maonlaí, Fiachna Ó Braonái, Maria Doyle Kennedy and the rest of the band tickets are now available from reception at the Conyngham Arms at 041 9884444.

Slane Spinners

Slane Spinners have announced that their annual SOSAD sportive takes place on Saturday, May 11th, starting and finishing at Stackallen Tennis & Pitch & Putt Club where there is ample facilities for parking cars etc. Registration details and routes information will be released shortly. Close to 300 cyclists took part in last years event over 50km and 105km.

Dates for the diary

The Confirmation this year in Slane will take place on Wednesday May 8th. First Communion is on Saturday, May 18th. Blessing of the graves in Monknewstown, Dowth and Fennor is on Sunday, May 26th, and on Hill of Slane and St Erc's Cemetery on Sunday, June 2nd.

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