Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Tullyallen

Termonfeckin: FAI Summer Camp - Termonfeckin Celtic will host an FAI Summer Camp at the Sheetland Road Grounds from July 22nd to 26th. Bookings can be made online or contact the Club for details.

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As Meatloaf sang, "Two out of Three ain't bad", and the title of this song could certainly apply to the recent local elections. From a historical perspective, three Parishioners were seeking a Louth Co. Council seat for the Drogheda Rural area, Michelle Hall (Labour), Eamon Sweeney (Renua Ireland) and Oliver Tully (Fine Gael). Eleven candidates were in the running with only four seats up for grabs.

Early on Saturday morning of the count, tallies had Michelle Hall about 20 votes ahead of Oliver Tully, leaving Eamon Sweeney with a bit of ground to catch up given he was in 6th position. It was a different story when the first count was completed.

Oliver Tully secured 965 first preference votes, one ahead of first timer Michelle Hall. Thus began process of distribution of 2nd preference votes and elimination of the lower placed candidates. Oliver Tully was elected on the 6th count having reached the quota. Michelle Hall crossed the line on the 7th count.

However, Eamon Sweeney's votes began to increase slowly but surely moving him up the line to 5th position until at the last count he was the last man standing, just missing out on a seat. Eamon polled a very credibile 588 first preference votes given it was his first time to run for the local elections.

Eamon, despite not securing a seat, it was an excellent performance.

Meanwhile, congratulations to both Oliver and Michelle and no doubt they will represent this area very well on the Council.

Hope your eye is better, Oliver.

Termonfeckin Celtic Quiz Night

As part of their fundraising to build a new Astro Pitch at the Sheetland Road ground, Termonfeckin Celtic F.C. is hosting a Table Quiz at Keogh's Public House, Ballymakenny on June 6th at 8pm.

Tables of four cost 40 euro. All are welcome. Further information is available from Tom Nelligan, Club Secretary at 086-8523971.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 23 and 24. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Patrick Cleary. Winners of €20 were Cillian Kelly, Michael Walsh, Neil Duff, Lorraine Jones and Fergal Mc Nally. The jackpot is now at €5,100 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Kelloggs Cul Camp

St. Fechin's GFC will hold a Kelloggs Cul Camp from July 8th-12th at Pairc Naomh Feichin. Book online before midnight on June 12th and get your gear before the camp starts. This camp is open to all, make new friends, get new gear, pick up new skills and have fun.

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.

School Summer Camp

Bookings are still being taken for the School Summer Camp at Scoil Naomh Feichin from July 1st-5th and runs 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.

Credit Union

Termonfeckin Credit Union is now open on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Check out the website page where you can now apply online for loans which is quick and easy and you can apply for online access.

Autism Class in Sandpit

Sandpit School will open a class for children with Autism in September. Six children are enrolled and will avail of this facility. The class is now full. Well done to the school for taking up this initiative.


Check out the list of available courses at An-Grianan at or at 041-9822119/9822478. Bookings are currently being taken for the An-Grianan Annual Garden Party which takes place over the weekend June 28th-30th.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

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.


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.

Taste of Lough Derg

We are celebrating 40 Annual Pilgrimages to Lough Derg by hosting "A Taste of Lough Derg" on Sunday 9th June at 3pm in Church of Immaculate Conception Tenure Monasterboice. Small parts of the Lough Derg programme will be presented together with prayer and reflections and followed by Mass.

We would love to have past pilgrims together with newcomers with us at our reunion.

Sincere thanks to the Prior of Lough Derg and staff members who will be with us for our celebrations.


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Tullyallen Link

Good news! The Committee are delighted to inform everyone that Belnumber Wood Way will be included in the Newest Camino de Santiago walk through the Boyne Valley.  The Boyne Valley Camino (25Km)added to the Camino from A Coruna to Santiago (75Km)in Spain entitles walkers to a Compostela Certificate in Santiago, Spain. This is fully approved by the Camino Society Ireland and will form part of Drogheda's first 25km distance Looped Walk. 

Passports for the Camino may be stamped in Lynch's Centra Tullyallen. This is wonderful news for Tullyallen and has numerous socio/economic implications for the area in the future. It will only serve to enhance what we think we all agree has been a wonderful addition to our village. Continued enjoyment to all on their walks!

Greenhills Summer Camp

Greenhills Summer Sports Camp is Drogheda's leading sports camp offering activities such as football, swimming, zorbing, arts & crafts and much more have been some of the activities in the past and there will be brand new activities this year.

Children are introduced to a wide range of sports, under well organised and enjoyable conditions. Each year, parents and children write to us to express the great enjoyment they have had at the camp, and their excitement of returning the following summer. This camp is for children aged 6-13 years old. 2019 Booking is now open. The Greenhills Summer Camp will be running again for two weeks this July. Week One: July 8th- 12th  and Week Two: July 15th - 19th. Early booking is advised. Book online using the following Link

The camp organisers are  running a competition to win TWO free places at this year's camp. Two, one week spots are up for grabs for a week of your choice at Greenhills Summer Camp 2019.. T&Cs apply. All you have to do is Like Greenhills Summer Camp Facebook Page, share this post & tag 3 friends in the comments to enter. One winner announced on the 6th of June and one winner announced on the 13th of June. (Please note, if the winner has already paid for the camp, this money will be returned in full.) 

Parish News

Reminder of Pink Envelope (26th of May) in your dues envelopes for our priest. Your support is much appreciated. We will be remembering all who are undertaking examinations over the next few weeks in our prayers and during our Masses. Names of examination candidates can be placed on petition slips at church door and placed into the Exam prayer basket in our sanctuary.

They will be remembered in all our Masses between now and the end of examination season. We wish all our parishioners who are doing exams the very best and we wish them well for their future lives.

The Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett will visit our church at the 7.30p.m. Mass on Saturday 15th of June. 

Tullyallen Men's Shed

Fantastic news for the Tullyallen Men's Shed. They have just started work on their new premises.

After an initial setback with their funding, they have gathered together to overcome the obstacles put in front of them and with the help of the community it is now all systems go.

The men's shed have many ambitious and hard working members and they are looking forward to completing their new premises which will serve the parish and surrounding area for years to come.

Tullyallen Men's Shed meets up every Tuesday and Friday mornings 10 am till 1 pm why not call into them. They are currently in the Glen Emmets GFC Clubhouse. They have Bowls, Pool, Darts, Rings, Cards so why not call in for a chat and a cuppa. Everyone has something to offer in the Shed. All new members will be most welcome.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held Tuesday, 28th May 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €6,100 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 28 & 29. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Karl Johnson, Barbara Neilon, Fiona Counihan & Tom Duff. Next week's draw is €6,200. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Glen Emmets Kellogg's Cúl Camp

The dates for the Kellogg's Cúil camps have just been announced and Tullyallen will again be hosting a week this summer. The Glen Emmets camp is on 15th July to 19th July this year. The children receive a jersey and training top and a backpack.

The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day, the programme involves coaching specific skills and is a great opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games. During the camp week a 'blitz' is organized to provide each child with introduction to competitive games. If you are interested in your child attending go onto the website to try and secure your place this year.

This camp is always fantastically run and the cost is €60 for 1 child, €55 for the 2nd child, €45 for the 3rd and subsequent children. And if your child wants to attend another camp they can register for €45 without the gear that they get in their first camp.

Slimming World Times

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday. The first class is 5pm and the second is 7pm. They will be there giving plenty of inspiration, motivation and encouragement to everyone who comes along.

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