Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Duleek, Stamullen

Termonfeckin: Thousandaire - The 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire?' run by St. Fechin's proved to be a very successful event. Although nobody hit the jackpot, eight competitors managed to win some money with the total payout at €2,550.

Very well done to the Thousandaire committee on a very successful and enjoyable family night's entertainment. Special thanks to all the Exhibitors, advertisers and everyone who bought tickets and came on the night. Many thanks to Pallas Marketing for a very professional and entertaining night. Not forgetting the Westcourt Hotel for all their help and assistance.

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St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 4, 18, 20 and 24. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Laura Mc Glew. Winners of €20 were Noel Finnegan, Dave Lennon, Anita Sands, Michael and Shirley Callaghan and James Duff. The jackpot is now at €4,800 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.

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.

Summer Camp

School Summer Camp will take place at Scoil Naomh Feichin from July 1st -5th from 10am to 2pm daily. Children aged between 4-8 years of age can attend and application forms are available in Scoil Naomh Feichin or at the following numbers: 087-6552094 or 087-7946524.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Seapoint Club hosted its Open Scotch Foursomes 2019. There was a great turnout and special thanks to sponsor Cllr. Oliver Tully and also to all those who supported the event.

The results are as follows. Gents-36 Nett: Sean Breen and Jim Donnelly (Seapoint) 81¼. 36 Gross: Ian Donnelly and Philip Reynolds (Killineer) 83. 18 Nett: Frank Brady and Owen Brannigan (Killineer) 42¼. 18 Gross: David O'Brien and Barry Thornton (MacBride) 42 (ob9 20). Mixed-36 Nett: Paul and Joanne Cooney (Seapoint) 85½. 36 Gross: Michael and Noelene Bedford (Seapoint) 94. 18 Nett: Stephen Moore and Annette Dooner (Oldcastle) 42¾. 18 Gross: Fechin Rath and Patty Brennan (Seapoint) 47. Ladies-36 Nett: Joanne Cooney and Barbara Murphy (Seapoint) 92. 36 Gross: Ger Ward and Sheelagh Elmes (Portmarnock) 104. Results subject to final verification. Please check for all the results in the coming days. Players are also asked to check the notice board in the Clubhouse for all entry sheets and get their names up as soon as possible.


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

Meanwhile, the An Grianan Annual Garden Party takes place over the weekend June 28th-30th. Bookings are now being taken.


This is a busy month for children in both Parish Schools. The children in 6th Class will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday May 25th at 11am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Congratulations to the 2nd Class children from Scoil Naomh Feichin who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last Saturday. This Saturday May 18th the children from Scoil Mhuire gan Smal (Sandpit) will receive their First Holy Communion. We hope they have a great day.

May Rosary

As May is the month of the Rosary, praying of the Rosary will take place at all the Grottos in the Parish on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm.

This Thursday May 16th, the Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto in Baltray.


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.


Free CPR training

If someone collapsed in front of you and was in cardiac arrest would you know what to do? Now is your chance to learn!

It's free and will only take 1 hor of your time. 1 hour of your day could add years to someone else's life!

Duleek CFR group are holding a community training event on Sunday 26th May in Duleek Parish Centre, Eircode A92 R658.

We will teach you how to perform hands only CPR on a person in cardiac arrest. Hands only CPR can double or even triple a persons chance of survival.

Over 70% of cardiac arrests occur in the home so you are more likely to perform CPR on someone you know rather than on a complete stranger.

We are holding hourly sessions starting between 9:45am-3:45pm. Advanced booking is essential & we advise you to book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

You can book your place by following the link & choosing which session you prefer:

For further information you can send us a Facebook message or contact Pauline Durkin Coordinator Duleek CFR Group 087 6390495. (Suitable for anyone of secondary school age & above to attend)


There will be a 60's, 70's night fundraiser in Carranstown Lodge on Saturday 25th May at 9.00pm. Music by DJ Shane McGuinness. Admission €5 Raffle on the night. Enquiries to Ann on 9823415.

Duleek Women's Forum

Trips this Summer:

Tuesday - 11th June - Half Day Trip to Chester Beatty Library

Tuesday - 9th July - Half Day Trip to Carlingford / Greenore

Tuesday - 30th July - Full Day Trip to The Apple Orchid and The Swiss Cottage Tipperary including Dinner

Tuesday - 13th August - Full Day Trip to Knock

Enquiries for all trips to Ann on 9823415

Duleek Library

There will be a 'Music Appreciation Morning on Tuesday 21st May at 10.30am in Duleek Library. All welcome.

Duleek / Bellewstown Active Retirement

This year's summer outing takes place on Wednesday 3rd July and is to the Carrickmacross Lace Museum and the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, including a 3 course dinner. Enquiries to 9823322.

Duleek 400 Club Draw

1st €200 Jamie & Hannah Crosby

2nd €100 Marella Gallagher

3rd €40 Iona McDrennor

4th €20 Caroline Condron

Duleek Drug Free Town and Feel Good Project

Tuesday 14th May - Outcomers Sexual Orientation

Tuesday 21st May - Senator Frances Black - Family Support for Substances Use

Tuesday 28th May - Drug Awareness - Know the Signs (McDar)

Talks are all free and take place in Duleek Courthouse at 7.30pm

Free Therapy / Counselling every Tuesday for appointment ring 089-4008685

A.F.C. Lotto Results

02/05/2019 Numbers 8-9-22-23 No Winner - 6 x €20 Winners ; T. Finnegan - O. Courtney - F/B. Flaherty - E. Kavanagh - G/C Finnegan - Karl Dyas. Next weeks jackpot €8000


Stamullen Bowls AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Stamullen Bowls Club was held on Tuesday April 30th last and the following committee members were duly elected for the forthcoming season: Chairperson Dave Hall, Assistant Chairperson Percy Gilchrist, Secretary Ralph Bull, Treasurer Niall Moore, Assistant Treasurer Tom Sherlock, PRO: Rosie McGrath, Selector: Hary Daly, Assistant Selector Dave Hall, Competition Secretary Harry Daly.

Congratulations to Rose McGrath who won the McConville Shield and also to Ollie White who was runner-up. Congratulations also to Dave Hall who won the Memorial Cup and Niall Moore, Runner-Up, while Dave Hall was also runner-up in the Meath Champion of Champions Competition. The Succesful Bowls Club also finished runners-up in division 2 of the Meath League. Bowls have now finished up for the summer mnths and will return in September. Anyone who may wish to join the local Bowls Club can contact Rose at 01-8412086.

Pilgrimage to Fatima

Parish Pilgimage to Fatima from 8th to 14th August. Our Rome tour guide, Kieran Troy, will once again lead the Pilgrimage. The group will stay in high quality 4 star accommodation with tea making facilities in each room. All dinners (with drinks) and some lunches will be included. Excursions include a tour of the historic city of Lisbon (with visit to the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua) and visits to the picturesque town of Cascais and the UNESCO-listed royal town of Sintra. The last two nights will be spent in Fatima (two dinners and two lunches included) in a beautiful family run hotel close to the sanctuary. We will have a comprehensive tour of the sanctuary including the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of the Rosary and the tombs of the visionaries, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. There will be plenty of free time for personal prayer. We will also go to Aljustrel to visit the original homes of the little visionaries, a very moving experience for many people.

On the last day we will visit the largest shopping centre in Lisbon for a couple of hours before taking our return flight back to Dublin. The package includes return flights, all taxes, all luggage charges (20kg suitcase each), half board throughout (breakfast and dinner) plus two lunches, all drinks at meals, coach transfers, all excursions and full time accompaniment. Cost €935 per person.

To book a place on this pilgrimage and/or for further information, contact the Parish Office at Preston Hill Stamullen, telephone 01-8412647.

Guide Dogs

Last Easter weekend two hampers were raffled in Stamullen in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. The raffles were organised by Paula Reid of Bellewstown. Lesley Finglas won the Easter Hamper in Whyte's of Stamullen and the raffle eaised a generous €140.

Lisa Fennell won the hamper in Dunne's, Centra Supermarket in Stamullen village; the money raised amounting to a generous €160.Congratulations to the two winners and thanks to Gary Dunne of Centra and to Brendan Battersby of Whyte's Pub.

A Special word of thanks and appreciation also to Paula Reid and to all who bought tickets and supported this very worthy cause. Well done to all concerned.

Gormanston Beach

Why is there no sign-posting anywhere along the R132 Gormanston to Balbriggan and Drogheda road indicating that we have a beautiful sandy and safe beach within our parish, stretching from the Estuary of the Delvin River at Knocknagin to Ben Head and why have the access routes to this beautiful beach at both Ben Head and the Cock Lane not been either resurfaced and/or repaired in yonks?

We are in the heart of Ireland`s Ancient East here in this part of East Meath, a stone`s throw from the Boyne Valley, the Hill of Tara, Slane Hill, Monasterboice & mellifont, Drogheda, Fingal, the unique Passage Tomb Cemetery of Fourknocks, medieval monuments in Stamullen village, etc; yet when the tourist passes through the parish at Gormanston they are travelling within 200 metres of a fantastic, clean, safe and very historic strand, however they are totally unaware that such an amenity even exists!

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