Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Monasterboice, Julianstown, Bellewstown

Termonfeckin: Set Dancing Weekend - It is hard to believe that the annual Set Dancing Weekend at An Graínan is almost upon us. Run by the Termonfeckin Set Dancers, it takes place from Friday January 24th to January 26th.

There will of course be the usual nightly Céilis and various workshops including music, dance and sean nós singing.

More details in the weeks ahead.

Contact me

Any news or interesting items welcome in this column, births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, sports/social/special events etc. Please have all the information to me by 10pm Thursday evenings at or contact 087-2486472.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing resumes in Sandpit Hall on Thursday January 16th at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Tennis Club

There will be a Junior and Adult coaching term beginning in mid-January. If you are interested or would like to join the club, please contact 086 343 1437 for further details.

Termonfeckin Tennis Club Adult Social Tennis takes place every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All adult members are welcome to come along and take part.

Macra na Féirme

The next monthly meeting takes place on Wednesday January 15th at 9pm in Sandpit Hall.

New members most welcome as always.

If you are interested in learning more about Termonfeckin Macra, simply like and contect the Macra Tearmann facebook page or contact Aoife on 087 6262197.

Conversational Irish

St Fechin's GAA will host a night of conversational Irish for beginners this Friday January 10th in the Club Rooms at Pairc Naomh Fechin at 8.30pm. All are welcome to come along.

St Fechin's Lotto

The first St Fechin's Lotto Draw for 2020 takes place this week. The jackpot is €1,000 and is kindly sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Community Centre

The Community Centre at Pairc Naomh Feichin is progressing at a furious pace and is on course to be completed by the end of February.

The windows have been put in and there is much work going on inside the building to have all the fittings placed.

This has been a very ambitious project undertaken by St Fechin's and hopefully it will be fully utilised.

Seapoint Pitch and Putt

Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.

Seapoint Car Park

The car park at Seapoint has been fully transformed and is looking very well. The car parking spaces have been marked out and there are five disability parking spaces. Some landscaping needs to be done, and when this happens the whole place will look superb.


Eucharistic Adoration is on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm and the Church of the Immaculate Concenception. 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 BALSANTER, application forms are available in Madden's Centra, McGrane'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

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 classes:

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB - Last Monday of each month, 8 PM to 10 PM. Fee is €5 per meeting. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465 for details of the next meeting.

ARTY CRAFTY EVENINGS - Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. €5 per session. Non-Tutored. Contact Maria on 087 242 9946

CREATIVE WRITING - Every Thursday morning 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM. 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 7.30 to 9.30 PM. All levels of experience are welcome for guided group singing. Tea, coffee, biscuits, and buns served. €5 per session. For more information, contact Maria on 087 242 9946.

YOGA - Yoga with Miriam on Saturday mornings, starting Jan 11th, 2020. Six week block from 10 AM to 11 AM. €60 for 6-sessions, or €12 per session pay-as-you-go. Contact Miriam Gaynor on 086 156 5988.

Monasterboice's Tourism and Tidy Towns

The Sponsor a Tree project is already a very successful one and people have really come on board during 2019. As a result there were over 100 trees planted at Killineer and Priestown. It is hoped to plant lots more trees for 2020 and the committee, after gaining many over the Christmas period, is again looking for Sponsors in the New Year.

Locations for planting include Ferney Park, Killineer and Priestown, pollinator parks and an orchard of fruit trees in an area behind the Northbound bus stop opposite the Monasterboice Inn. Your tree can include a personalized place name made by the very talented volunteer Kathleen Smyth.

A great alternative New Year present perhaps or indeed 'In Memory' of a loved one.

Tree sponsorship is €50. You can contact us on 0830562641 or email


There are two vacant CE positions for the Group under the Dunleer Community Employment Company. Duties include DIY, mowing, strimming, painting, litter control, planting etc. Please contact Dunleer CE on 041-6851515 or for further information.

You can keep up to date on social media outlets Facebook @MonasterboiceTidyTownsGroup, Instagram @MonasterboiceTourism and Twitter @MonasterboiceTT

N. Mairtin Lotto results

27.12.19, no: 09,15,25,27, No Jackpot winner tonight and no match 3 winners.

03.01.2020 no: 01,06,18,22, Jackpot not won. €13,400 this week. Match 3 Numbers €2000 Shared by Malachy Callan, Colm & Dympna Mahon, Sinead & Ken Summerville, Anne Marie O'Connell, Malachy Callan, Eddie Lambe, Leona Murphy,

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday December 28th. Winning no was 25. Winners were Michael Molloy and Cyril Mathews.


Mr. Joe Moore

We were all saddened to hear that Joe Moore from Chez Nous, Sandyhall, Julianstown had passed away suddenly on 21th December 2019.

Joe, beloved husband of the late Margaret and dad of the late Mary Karen, will be sadly missed by his loving son Daniel, brothers John, Frank and Liam, sisters Miriam and Agnes, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The funeral Mass was held in St. Mary's Church, Julianstown where a large number of mourners came to pay their respects. Burial took place afterwards in Moorechurch Cemetery.

May the soul of Joe Moore rest in peace.

Meath Development Plan

The Draft Meath County Development Plan 2020-2026 is now on public display at Duleek Library and Council Offices. It will remain on display until 4pm on Friday March 6th 2020.

The new plan will cover the period from 2020 to 2026 and it will shape how our county, towns and villages develop during that time both economically and residentially. It's really important we have our say in our future so make a submission - visit…/meath-draft-county-development-p


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Bellewstown P & P

It's that time of year again when membership fees are due for the new year. Payments can be made over the next two months; with full payment by 1st March.

Members have a competition on Sunday mornings when the weather is favourable; starting time is 10am. The next Blotto draw is tonight Wednesday 8th January and the Jackpot is €2,000.

Bellewstown Golf Club

21st Dec: 12 Hole Christmas Hamper league: 1st George Faulkner 22pts, 2nd Diarmuid Wilson 22pts

22nd Dec: 12 Hole Christmas Hamper league: 1st Danny McCormick 23pts, 2nd John Rooney 23pts

Congratulations to Gary Teelan on his election as Vice-Captain for 2020.

28th Dec: 12 Hole Christmas Hamper League: 1st Brian Creighton 26pts, 2nd Jim Faulkner 26pts

29th Dec: 12/Hole Christmas Hamper League: 1st Thomas Nolan 23pts 2ndStephen Hagen 22pts.

Happy New year to all our customers, thank you for your support in 2019. Full Membership available to January 2021 €599.

Free IT Classes

Free six-week Basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class taking place in Duleek Library in January. Please call the library on 0419880709 to book your place.

Meath Development Plan

The Draft Meath County Development Plan 2020-2026 is now on public display at Duleek Library and Council Offices. It will remain on display until 4pm on Friday March 6th 2020. The new plan will cover the period from 2020 to 2026 and it will shape how our county, towns and villages develop during that time both economically and residentially. It's really important we have our say in our future so make a submission - visit…/meath-draft-county-development-plan.

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