Saturday 19 October 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Duleek, Stamullen, Dunleer

Termonfeckin: A Great Day Out at the 2019 Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday February 23rd. A coach will depart on Saturday February 23rd from Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 8.30am sharp (please note time). Coach return costs €15. RDS Conference admission is €30. If you wish to go, you must book with Jimmy Kirwan on 086-2557528 before Wednesday February 20th.

Termonfeckin Macra

Well done to our Capers team who took part in the National Capers Final in WIT Arena in Waterford recently. Our show was titled "T'Feckin Greatest Show". Unfortunately, we didn't win but the team can be proud of a super performance on the night! The cast had great fun rehearsing and practicing since deciding to enter in November and hopefully will be back next year. 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.

Eamon Retires

Congratulations to Eamon Murphy on his retirement as Caretaker of Scoil Naomh Feichin. Thank you Eamon for all your support and help down through the years from all the parents, past and present.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 11 and 24. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Andy Mc Grane. Winners of €20 were Pauline Flynn, Bobby Brady, Catherine Mc Glew, Lois O' Hare and Irene Rafferty. The jackpot is now at €3,500 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.

School Stars

What talent we have in our Parish Schools. A most entertaining night was held in the TLT, Drogheda last Wednesday as children from a number of Primary Schools displayed their talents in various forms in the hope of making it to the final of the School Stars competition. Last Wednesday was the Quarter Final and Scoil Naomh Feichin was very well represented with three acts from the school going forward to the Semi-Finals having impressed the three judges. Congratulations to Saorse Rae Branigan and Grace Looney who delighted everyone with their singing and to young budding Comedian Janie Reilly who also got through. Also on the night, the audience were able to cast their votes which will enable other acts to qualify for the Semi-Finals. These names will appear next week.

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

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League Week 3. 18 Nett-1st to 3rd February 2019. Senior-1st: Pat Greene 44, 2nd: Paul Cooney 45. Inter-1st: Sean Breen 39, 2nd: Martin Reilly 40. Junior-1st: Declan Brogan 38, 2nd: John Kelleher 41. Ladies 1st: Joanne Cooney 38, 2nd: Barbara Murphy 41. Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League-Week 3. 5 points-Team 3: Gerry Breen Snr., Josh Murtagh, Paddy Davis and Joanne Cooney: -36. 3 points-Team 4: Ray Mc Evoy, Barney McMahon and Ray Sheehan: -32 (ob9s 59½). Week 4 of the Winter League, an 18 Gross was played over last weekend. 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 this Friday February 15th.


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.

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Duleek Tidy Towns

There will be a Church Gate Collection on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February at St. Cianan's Church. Your support is much appreciated. Thank you.

Duleek Parish Centre

Apologies for any inconvenience caused to groups using the Parish Centre, while the work on the insulation of the ceiling was being carried out. Thanks to Indaver for their grant which made it possible.

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.

Mother's Day Trip

Duleek Women's forum are running a trip to the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. 1 night dinner b&b and the Mike Denver Show and return bus.

Enquiries to Ann on 9823415.

Duleek Drama Players

Watch out for Duleek Drama Players next production " The Blacksmith " which will be in the Droichead Arts Centre from 26th - 30th March at 8.00pm.

Duleek Library

Free basic iphone, ipad, smartphone, tablet, classes start in Duleek Library on Monday 18th February from 10.00am to 12.30pm To book a place call Angela on 046-9280790

International Women's Day

There will be a talk on the" Women of Dandora Slum in Nairobi,Kenya "on Friday 8th March in Sage and Stone at 7.30pm . Everyone welcome.

Duleek Drug Free Town & Feel Good Project

The Courthouse Duleek every Tuesday night. Tuesday 12th February Jigsaw Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health 60 minute workshop at 7.30pm. Tuesday 19th February Chris Dunne Trainer ' Eat Well, Exercise to Feel Well Talk' at 7.30pm. Free Trauma Counselling Services provided every Tuesday evening Accredited Counsellor (NAPCP), call 089-4008685 for appointment.

Bereavement Support Group

Will be held in the Courthouse Duleek on the first Tuesday of every month. Next meeting Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm . For more information call or message Lucy Crosby on 087-9514060.

Walk 4 Life

Sunday 24th March, Carlingford to Omeath Greenway. All monies raised will help support all the mental health counselling , workshops , training, motivational talks, that will be held in Duleek in 2019 Free. Sponsor cards available from Cllr Sharon Keogan's office Duleek. 100 euro includes Bus & Breakfast. Lets all walk together to provide solutions to mental health in our district. For details call 041-9880523.

Duleek AFC Lotto Results 31-Jan-2019

Numbers 7-12-15-29 no winner -6 x €20 winners; C Morris; P Rock; D Kenny; S Baxter; K Massey; K Bissett. Next Weeks Jackpot €8000


Tidy Towns

Julianstown Tidy Towns Committee have announced that they intend to totally re-design the flower beds on the hill going up through the village towards Whitecross over the spring and summer months. According to a Committee Spokesperson, this will take a considerable amount of financial assistance and they are hopeful that much of this money can be raised locally through donations. The aim and objective of this project is to add an array of wonderful colour to the village and that a mixture of flowers will also attract bees, butterflies and other little creature and insects. Anyone who wishes to help out with this project in any way is being asked to contact Jackie at 087-6579884.

Golden Girls

The local women meet up every Monday morning at 11am in the Parish Rooms in Stamullen village and are currently putting together plans for their many activities and outings etc. for the forthcoming spring and summer. They would love to have some new members attending so if you have time to spare and would like to link up with a lively bunch, then come along to the parish rooms any Monday morning where you will be made feel very much at home.

Befriending Service

The County Meath Befriending Service aims to reduce loneliness and isolation across Co. Meath by offering a weekly visit by trained volunteers. If you would like to avail of this service or for more information telephone the Meath Volunteer Centre at 046-9280790 or by e mail to

Gaybo Howard

As the Stamullen Road Club prepare for the opening of the Irish 2019 cycling season beginning next month, it is hard to believe that it is one year since the sad and tragic passing of Gabriel Howard.

Gaybo, as he was fondly known, was a real pillar of the local community, not only in the cycling world but in every aspect of life across the parish of Stamullen and way beyond.

A man who did so much for so many, accompanied always by his loving wife Kay, when something needed to be done they were both at the forefront offering their own and the club`s help.

It was a sad and tragic day on the evening of February 9th 2018 when the news began to circulate of Gaybo`s demise and one year on he is still very sadly missed by many many people.


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Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto

Lann Léire C.P.G. lotto results for Wednesday February 6th 2019.

Numbers drawn were; 02, 03,18 and 28.There was no jackpot winner.

Next draw jackpot: €2,200. The weekly winners of €50 were: Dickie Kieran; & Anne Dunne.


There will be no Adoration in Dunleer during February to facilitate the work on the lighting.

Adoration on Thursdays in St Kevin's from 12.30 to 4.30pm.

Fior Damhsa

Classes in Sean Nos and Set Dancing every Wednesday in Teach Scoraiocht Dunleer At 8pm. New pupils welcome.

Eolas 086 3577304


Philipstown Bowls start up again every Wednesday at 8 pm in the community hall

Everyone welcome beginner or pro, kettle always on.

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