Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Monasterboice

Termonfeckin. 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.

Clean Coast Seminar/Roadshow

The Termonfeckin and District Community Group are hosting a Clean Coast Seminar/Roadshow in conjunction with Louth County Council, An Taisce and Failte Ireland in An Grianan on Tuesday April 16th at 11.00 am. In 2018 there were 59 Green Coast Awards given to Irish beaches. An application has been submitted for Seapoint Beach, Termonfeckin to achieve this award for 2019. This could be the first Green Coast Award in Co. Louth. This seminar will look at what the award represents and an opportunity for the local beach guardianship to showcase their involvement. Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to attend to

Termonfeckin & District Community Group

Termonfeckin & District Community Group are continuing with our village tidy-up for Spring 2019. We intend to put up hanging baskets and planters around the village, like in 2018 but with more additions too. We also plan to tidy up green areas and do more planting in these areas too.

We also have some biodiversity plans such such as Bug Hotel, Wormery and Wild Flower areas. We have been lucky to receive some funding in 2019 but this is well short of the costs involved in the planned work. We are hoping that village residents and businesses will consider donating to help us with this tidy up.

We would also gratefully appreciate any volunteers who could help with tidying, planting, watering etc. If you are interested, please contact Owen Kirwan at 086-2605026 or Maria Patterson at ‪086-6021280‬ or Any help would be really appreciated and would help us to ensure that Termonfeckin looks its best for 2019.

Speed Limits

New Statutory Speed Limits will be enforced in parts of County Louth on May 14th. Some of the changed speed limits are in Termonfeckin and Baltray.

According to local Cllr. Oliver Tully, the 50kph speed limit has been extended on the Sheetland Road to beyond the entrance to the Termonfeckin Celtic football field. On the Baltray Road (R167) there are also changes. On approaching Termonfeckin from Baltray, there will be a 60kph limit from the start of Newtown Cottages/Belfaddock to just before the entrance to An-Grianan where the limit then becomes 50kph.

New 50kph speed limits have also been erected both sides of the junction into Baltray with the R167 road, 200 metres from the junction on the Termonfeckin side and 100 metres on the Queensboro side. Although they won't be enforced until May 14th, it is most likely that these new limits could attract speed cameras and Cllr Tully is advising motorists to be aware of the new limits and avoid getting penalty points.

Public Meeting

There will be a public meeting for local residents, business owners and local clubs of Termonfeckin and surrounding areas in Forge Field Coffee Shop on Monday April 15th at 7pm. Michelle Hall, local election candidate is inviting the public to highlight community issues that need to be addressed. There will also be an environmental activist, Mairead Finnegan on hand to offer suggestions on how to reduce waste and promote a better environment.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 10 and 15. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Fiona Rath. Winners of €20 were Mairead Devane, Tom and Mary Upton, Noel Gallagher, Tommy Brady and Kate Carolan. The jackpot is now at €4,300 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.


'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire'? Do you?. If so come along to the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda on Friday May 3rd at 8pm if you fancy your chances. St. Fechin's GAA are hosting this event and are looking for participants. Tickets for the night are by pre-purchase only and are available by contacting the ticket line at 086-3848991.

Termonfeckin Macra

Well done to all our members who took part in the National Talent Competition semi finals recently in various categories and in particular to the Set Dancing team who progressed to the final in Mullingar in a few weeks time. Best wishes to Eamon Briscoe in his campaign to become Leinster Vice President with the count taking place on April 10th. The next monthly meeting will be held in Sandpit Hall on Wednesday April 17th 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.

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

The previous weekend's Club Competition was an 18 Nett, results as follows. Senior-1st: Pat Greene 48 (ob9 23), 2nd: Johnny Campbell Snr. 48. Inter-1st: Martin Reilly 44, 2nd: Eoin Murphy 46 (ob9 22). Junior-1st: Ray Sheehan 42, 2nd: Declan Brogan 47 (ob9 21½). Ladies 0-10, 1st: Marlo Everitt 45, 2nd: Mary Agnew 51. Ladies 11-18, 1st: Bridie Hanratty 44, 2nd: Joanne Cooney 46. CSS: 46. No competition was held at Seapoint last weekend due to the Louth Down Monaghan Scramble taking place on Sunday 7th April.

All Seapoint players had their qualifying round in Killineer in the morning with the finals Seapoint in the afternoon. The Tee times sheet can be found on the Notice Board in the clubhouse, on the website and also on Facebook. Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.

Ladies Golf Lessons at Seapoint

Ladies, would you like to try out golf for a few weeks? There are 4 lessons and a few Scrambles starting in May at Seapoint Golf Club. Contact 087- 934 3502 for further details. All beginner ladies are welcome.

Some up and coming events to look forward to at Seapoint: Open 2 Person Team- Good Friday 19th April, Open 4 Person Team Event- Easter Monday 22nd April, Chairman's Prize -Sunday 28th April. Contact the Pro Shop at 041-9881066 for more information. Try out our lovely restaurant overlooking the 18th green. Visitors are welcome.


Stations of the Cross led by the Parish Pastoral Council take place every Sunday evening during Lent in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7.30pm. Also during Lent, Lectio Divina takes place in the Parochial House on Wednesday evenings at 8pm. This involves praying and studying the Sunday Scriptures for Lent. All are welcome.


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 Community Altert, 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

If you have any news relevant to Monasterboice, be it personal, such as weddings, birthdays etc, club or organisation related, please contact me at or on 0862039501.

Easter Soccer Camp

Albion Rovers host their annual Easter Soccer Camp Tuesday - Thursday, 23rd-25th April, 10am-1pm daily, places just €25/child if booked before 17th April & €30/child when booked after. Open to all boys/girls 5-14, not limited to Albion players. Please book online at More information is available from or

Naomh Mairtin News

Well done to the boys from Scoil Naomh Buithe who played at half time during Louth v Westmeath on Saturday in Drogheda.

Congratulations to all Club members, supporters & parishioners who participated in the recently held 'Muck of Kells' 5km obstacle course.

Special thanks to all the Club's Health & Well-being Committee, who organized this event. For the record, all participants survived and are currently recuperating after their Trojan efforts.

Hard luck to The Mairtin's Seniors who lost out to Kilkerly Emmets in the Sheelan Shield Final last Friday.

Club Membership up for renewal. Check

Also well done to Senior Players Craig Lynch, John Clutterbuck, Eoghan Callagan and Sam Mulroy who represented Louth Seniors in their Division 3 Campaign this year. Roll on the summer.

Drumshallon Forge

The Drumshallon Forge is located just north of the Piperstown Equestrian Centre, Ballymakenny Road, Grangebellew, Co Louth, A92 DF7X.

Contact us by email: and find us on Facebook.

REGULAR WEEKLY SCHEDULE BOOK CLUB - One Monday evening per month, 8pm to 10pm. Fee is €5 per meeting. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465 for next meeting.

ARTY CRAFTY EVENINGS - Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm. €5 per session. Non-Tutored. Contact Jacinta on 087 758 9282

CREATIVE WRITING - Every Thursday morning 10 AM to 12 Noon. This group provides an opportunity for both prose and poetry writers, of all levels of experience, to have their work reviewed and critiqued by others. Fee of €5. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE - Every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm. €5 per session.

YOGA WITH SLAVA - New block starts March 08th, 2019 - every Friday morning, 10 AM to 11.30 AM. Cost is €80 for 8 sessions or €12 Pay-As-You-Go. Contact Slava on 087 295 9662 for more information. Beginners welcome!

Special events

Easter Flower Arranging Workshops with Dolores Flynn of Listoke Flower Boutique - Monday April 7th and Monday April 15th, 2019, 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM at Drumshallon Forge. Contact Dolores directly for further information - 086 330 0803.

Seisiúin na nÓg (Traditional music session for young people) - Sunday April 14th, 2019; 14.00 to 16.00 - Drumshallon Forge Heritage Ctr.

These sessions are geared towards younger traditional musicians (ages 7 to 17) who can play some tunes, and would like an opportunity to play music in a fun and relaxed, family-friendly environment.

Sessions are hosted by a family of three local musicians Áine, Bríd & Mick Dunne and are free of charge.

For further information contact Mick Dunne on 087 625 9948 or

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday 30th March. Winning no was 40. Winner was Una McCabe

N. Mairtin Lotto

Results 03.04.19, no's: 03,07,22,32, Jackpot not won. €17,000 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Mary F McKenna, Jim Carroll.

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