Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Tullyallen, Clogherhead

Tullyallen: If you would like to see your news in this part of the newspaper, a celebration, weddings, anniversary, family party, births or anything that might be of interest to the local community, please have no hesitation in contacting.  Give me a ring at 087 6366605 or pop me an email at  But one thing to remember is that the deadline to get your items to me is Friday Lunchtime as the paper will now be in the shelves from Tuesday mornings.

Operation Transformation Walks

The Glen Emmets would like encourage all their members & everyone in the community to get up and get walking. In conjunction with RTÉ One's Operation Transformation, they are aiming to get everyone to enjoy community walks in our own local GAA club. This will take place every Saturday morning at 10am till Feb 23rd, why not come out and walk. The Glen Emmets walking track is just over 500m long.....walk it 10 times....and you've done 5k. Whether there is 5 people or 50 - just arrive and walk.

Couch to 5K is back

Great news for anyone who is aiming to get a little fitter for the new Year. Glen Emmets Couch to 5k is back. Training starts on Monday February 11th and will be twice a week (Monday and Wednesday 8pm) with each coached session taking one hour. This will cater for all abilities/levels of fitness. All participants will be divided into groups with people of similar ability and costs just €30. What are you waiting for, go ahead and sign up.

Parish News

St. Oliver's Pastoral Area Resource Team will meet on Thursday 14th of February at 7.30pm in Number 9 Fair Street Drogheda.  The Blessing of the Sick will take place in our Church on Sunday the 10th of February at the 11am Mass. All are welcome to this special celebration. 

Upcoming talks for Lent in Community Services Centre Scarlet Crescent Drogheda, Thursday 7th of March, 14th of March and 21st of March. Each talk will be from 7.30pm - 8.45pm. Refreshments will be served and all welcome! Thursday 7th of March- Listening for God's Voice in the Old Testament- Patrick Logue, 14th of March - Christian Art & Scripture - Larry Corrigan and 21st of March - Women of the Bible - Margaret Duffy.

National School Parents Association EGM

There will be an EGM for the Tullyallen National School Parents Association on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in the school and they urge all the parents who have children in the school to attend. The parents association raise funds for and organize the Confirmation Reception, Communion Reception, Sports Day, Oldbridge Family Walk & Santas Visit and Gifts not to mention financial contribution to swimming lessons, music lessons, storytelling, & planetarium but to name a few. If every parent gave just a little of their time the workload would be distributed thinly among everyone and the children would continue to benefit from the Trojan work that some of the parents have been doing in recent times. But they are in need of help to do this and without a new injection of parents to the association the children will no doubt be the ones to lose out. So if every parent can make a note of the 12th February 8pm in their diary and go along and give just a little help, the Parents Association will continue to help the school in every way they can.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 29th January 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €4,400 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were: 3,6,8 & 18. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 each are Patti Carolan, Kyle McGuinness, Seamus Donohue, & Henry Beakey. Next week's draw is €4,500. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Slimming World Times

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

Men's Shed

Tullyallen Men's Shed need you. They are hoping to build a new facility in the village for the Men's Shed. This new facility will include a workshop for mechanics, metal work, wood work etc, a computer room and also a huge multipurpose space for bowls, arts and crafts, games etc. This is a hugely important new facility for the men and future men of this village. They are in the process of securing funding, but need to have a % savings. Can you help? Any donations, however small would be GRATEFULLY received. Please contact any member of the Men's Shed if you can be of assistance to them.

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. Contact David Cusack 086 1228569 or Martin Lane on 0878159172.

Tullyallen Parent & Toddler Group

The Tullyallen Parent & Toddler group continues to meet every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am in the Glen Emmets Clubrooms. This is not just for parents, grandparents and minders can come along with the kids also, it's a great way for the kids to get together and the grown-ups can catch up with a cuppa and a natter. This costs just €3 per adult and this includes entry into the Glen Emmets Lotto draw.

Kids Brickx Club

The Kids Bricxks Club continues to meet in Starinagh, Collon on Thursdays 5-7pm for ages 4-12. Contact Theresa on 086 3212986 to see if she has any spaces in your preferred age group.

Glen Emmets Registration

Registration for the Glen Emmets has opened. The first round of registration was Sunday 3rd February but the next round is Friday 8th February 7.30 to 9pm in the Glen Emmets Clubrooms. Anyone intending to play this year must be registered. Annual Membership Fees for 2019 are as follows: Adult Player - €175 (incl. one year lotto) Adult Non Player €100 (incl. one year lotto). One Juvenile €150 (Incl one adult non player member for lotto purposes). Additional Juvenile €20 (No Lotto included). Membership includes lotto with immediate effect, plus 12 months to March 2020.


Contact me

Contact me on 089 200 5305 or email me at for all notices to be included in paper. Thank you.

Thought for the day.

A flower doesn't compete with a flower next to it, it just blooms.

Development Group Lotto

Results from 9th January, 2019. No's drawn were: 11/12/13/21. No winner. €50 winners were Bryan Moore c/o Breeda Marley and Margaret Connor c/o Blathnaid Donnelly. Results from 15th January. No's drawn were: 5/6/9/20. No winner. €50 winners were: Tom White c/o Ferrard Day Centre and Olivia Boylan c/o Direct Debit. Jackpot next week €9050. Yours to win or share for only €2. Good luck.

Callystown NS Enrolment

Enrolment for the year 2019/2020 in Callystown NS is now taking place. You may contact the school during school hours by telephone 041 98 22873 or call personally. Thank you.

Yoga with Gra

Another new class in the Community Hall, Clogherhead is Yoga with Gra. These classes are on Wednesday 9.30 - 10.30 a.m. and Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. are becoming very popular with the ladies and gentlemen are welcomed as well. Please txt Grainne O' Kane on 086 8290835 to book these classes which are "Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga"

Clogherhead Credit Union

Do you want to get back into the workplace, are you a student and want to get some work experience or have you recently retired? Clogherhead Credit Union is looking for volunteers as tellers and members of committees. This is an ideal opportunity to get training and develop new skills. Clogherhead Credit Union has been a big part of the community for more than 50 years and we would like to continue to be here for a further 50 years, but we cannot do it without the help of volunteers. If you feel you would be able to give up some time to be part of this credit union please Contact Clogherhead Credit Union for further details on 041 9822951.

Drogheda Branch ISPCC

Anyone interested in attending one of our information sessions should contact me on or 0419833406 to book a place.

The Drogheda Branch of the ISPCC is recruiting for our "Childline" Service and our next training course is due to start in January. We recruit volunteers from all over the Louth and Meath area and are eager to add to our fantastic team. We are currently recruiting volunteers for Monday to Thursday. The first step in becoming a volunteer is to attend an information evening/day. This is an opportunity for people to come along and hear about the service, and what is involved in volunteering. They would also have a chance to hear from an already active volunteer.

Party time

The latest craze at the All Weather Pitch in Clogherhead is to hire it out by the hour for your child and their friends to play football. It costs only €20 for 1 hour and after the hour you can continue the party there on the pitch or go to the Community Hall where they can run around having great fun in secure, friendly and safe surroundings for only €30 per hour. And then they just flake out with tiredness, happy but tired.

Contact 086 8242024 / 086 8568283 for further details.

ICA Group

The Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA group meet in the Community Hall Clogherhead on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8.00 p.m. We would love to meet new members so come along this Tuesday and meet us all.

Dreadnots News

Bingo continues every Monday night in the Community Hall, Clogherhead starting at 8.30.p.m.

St. Colmcilles Pastoral Area SVP

If you need assistance or help please phone either of the numbers listed below: 086 0390612 / 041 9835914. Your request will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner.

Community Hall, Clogherhead

Monday: 4.30-5.30 Campbell Academy of Irish Dance. Bingo: 8.30.p.m. Tuesday: 1st Of every month: 8 p.m. Clogherhead & Walshestown ICA Guild Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8.p.m. Development Group Meeting: Wednesday:

9.30 - 10.30a.m. Yoga with Gra. 10.30. a.m. Ferrard Day Centre: 5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Irish Dance. Thursday: 9.30 -11.30 a.m. Parent & Toddler Group: 2pm Indoor Bowls. Friday: 3p.m. Danceworx. Saturday: 10 - 11a.m. Yoga with Gra. To book the Hall for any event, please phone Carainn on 087 2767511 after 7 p.m. thank you. There are 3 rooms for rent in the hall and also kitchen facilities and any event can be catered for: Business Meetings and Presentations, Arts & Crafts, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations and Funeral Receptions.

Get Well Greetings

A speedy recovery is sent to all Parishioners who are ill, either at home, in hospital, and in the various convalescence and respite homes in the area. Sincere thanks are also extended to those who care for them there.

Drogheda Independent