Monday 16 December 2019

Around the districts: Tullyallen, Dunleer

Tullyallen: Tullyallen Traffic Calming - A Louth County Council senior engineer has said that a pedestrian count will be carried out in the next two weeks.

Cllr. Michelle Hall has requested that they assess suitable traffic calming measures that have been highlighted when she was contacted by the Tullyallen Road Safety Committee and Tullyallen NS.

She has emphasised the need for effective means to slow traffic on the very busy and straight Main Street both at the school and the shops.

The engineers will also examine the most recent traffic and speed counts.

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Parish News

In the month of November we are called to be Families of hope. Our hope as Christians is that death is not the end but that we will have eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.

November dead lists and envelopes are at doors of church. Please return in purple box in the sanctuary area. Deceased relatives and friends are remembered in a Novena of Masses including all the Fridays in November and the First Friday Masses.

"It is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead" Rosary will be recited each day in November at 2.30pm in the cemetery. All are welcome as we come together to pray for and to remember those we have loved and who have gone before us.

Following an invite from our parish pastoral council, Fr. Malachy Flanagan will celebrate Mass in our parish on Saturday 14th of December (3rd Weekend of Advent) at 7.30pm.

On 10th of July 2019 Fr. Malachy was elected as provincial Leader of the Society of African Missions.

Fr. Malachy was ordained on 25th of June 1989 by Cardianal Tomas O Fiaich, here in our church where he was baptised. We hope that you will join us for this joyous celebration in our parish.

A Parish Christmas Nativity Card has been ordered. It has the parish sketch of the church on the front with Christmas Blessings from Tullyallen. Inside reads 'With every good wish for Christmas and the New Year/Le gach dea-ghui I gcomhair na Nollag agus na hAth Bliana'. Also it reads 'May you be blessed with the gifts of Joy and peace'.

This card is especially suitable for sending to relatives abroad, or indeed family members in Ireland. They are now available in the sacristy after Masses for €2.

Volunteers required

Like all Credit Unions, Slane Credit Union is run by volunteers. Currently we are looking for additional volunteers with a broad range of skills to support us and our members.

The involvement is around 4 - 6 hours per month and training will be provided. Skills in IT, Finance, Banking, HR, Legal and Marketing would be great.

All volunteers have to pass a Fitness and Probity assessment, in accordance with the Regulators requirements.

This is an ideal opportunity to give back to Slane and to learn new skills or polish up old ones. Not only that, it is a good addition - to your CV. If you are interested, please email

Lotto results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 19th November. The Grand Prize Draw was for €8,600 and there was no winner.

The numbers drawn were 1,3,24 & 29.

The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Claire Maloney, Joanna McWilliams, Martin Morgan & Naoise Boylan.

Next week's draw is €8,700. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Rossin Rovers Loco Bingo

Keep Saturday 30th November free for the Loco Bingo fundraiser organized by Rossin Rovers in Dolly Mitchels Pub. Events kick off at 8pm sharp and tickets cost €15. Contact Niall Taaffe 085 7571820/Eanna Mooney 086 892 2296 / Jim Marry 085 804 7183 for tickets

Slimming World times

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday and the times have changed There were previously 2 classes on Thursday but Amanda has come up with a plan to merge both classes.

Class is now at 6pm for everyone. This will make the classes a wee bit larger but Amanda with her experience knows that the more people that come together and sit in class after weigh in, the better the results are for everyone. The members can all share their experiences, successes, struggles and all help each other on their weight loss journey.

All existing members, returning members and new members are more than welcome to come along. Whether you need to lose a little or a lot, Slimming World Tullyallen is the place to be - there is no judgement, just encouragement and guidance. Amanda will still be there giving plenty of inspiration and motivation to everyone who comes along.

Men's Shed Christmas Draw

It's that time of the year again for the local Men's Shed 4th Annual Christmas Draw. The Men received their Draw Cards and are ready to go, so lines available for €5 a line from any member and will also be on sale in Lambe Butcher's, Morning Star, Tullyallen Pharmacy, Milano's the local chip shop, Mc Closkeys bakery, Trinity St, Drogheda. Thanking you the Community for your continued support of the Men's Shed.

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 until they move into their new clubrooms. 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.

Tullyallen Tractor Run returns

Great news for the village. The Tullyallen Tractor Run will make its return again this year. It's all systems go with preparations for the Tullyallen Tractor Run well underway.

The village will have lots of vintage tractors, cars and vehicles of all kinds on display on Thursday, December 27th. Registration is in the Parochial Hall at 12 noon with everyone heading off at 1pm.

It is then back to The Morning Star, Tullyallen for refreshments, a raffle and lots of banter about the day. There will be prizes for different categories .This is not one to be missed. So mark this one in your diary over the festive period.


Lannleire celebrate 25 years on

There should be a great night in the Grove House in Dunleer on Saturday November 30 when the Lannleire team of 1994 celebrate their success that year. Hard to imagine it's 25 years on.

Scoil Ui Mhuiri trade fair

The TYs in Scoil Ui Mhuiri are holding their trade fair in the school on Monday December 2 and it runs from 6.30pm to 8pm. All welcome and you might pick up a perfect early Christmas present.

School musical

Preparations are ongoing for the annual school musical at Scoil Ui Mhuiri. The crew are putting on 'Grease' on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10th and 11th at 7.30pm in the school gym.

Slimming World

Dunleer Slimming World is now at The Market House, Main St, Dunleer, with sessions on Wednesdays at 6pm and on Thursdays at 9.30am. If you'd like to lose weight without ever feeling hungry this is the place to be. Dunleer's representative is Pauline and you can contact her on 0876186371.

Leanai grupa

Dunleer Leanai Grupa hold their Mother & Toddler Group every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm in Lannleire Pavilion upstairs coinciding with the school Calendar.

Parish choir

Now is your chance to improve your singing skills and enjot the experience as well. The parish choir are looking for members for the Christmas period. Contact Daithí at or parish office. 6851278 / 086 8795804.

Fior Damhsa

Classes in Sean Nos and Set Dancing every Wednesday in Teach Scoraiocht Dunleer at 8pm. New pupils welcome. Eolas 086 3577304

Jumble sale

Save Friday December 6th for a great day out. The students at Scoil Bhride are holding a jumble sale in the school with proceeds to the school and the local SVP.

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