Monday 19 August 2019

Around the Districts: Tullyallen, Monasterboice, Mornington

Tullyallen: Summer Art Camp - There will be a Summer Art Camp this year in Starinagh, Collon. Art for boys and girls aged 5-12. week 1; 1st-5th July, wk 2; 8th -12th July, Places limited.

Creative Art camp covering lots of aspects of art/crafts including Art History and lots of art projects. the cost is €65. Contact Teresa  086 3212986 or Sharon to book 086 860 3427 run by qualified art teachers.

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Support Odie

A Social dance with Matt Leavy in the O'Raghallaighs GAA centre has been organised to help the "Odie Wants to Walk Fund". All support would be gratefully appreciated.

The dance is on this Friday 28th June, 9-30 till 12-30 and admission is €10. Contact Oliver Tierney 086 3618056 for any further information on this.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held Tuesday, 18th June 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €6,400 and there was no winner.

The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 12 & 32. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Trevor Walsh, Robert Byrne, Josie Carrigy & John Carey. Next week's draw is €6,500. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at

Tullyallen 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.

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.

Hollywood comes to Tullyallen

Would you like to recreate a famous Hollywood movie scene? Fancy feeling like a movie star? What about a night on the red carpet? We want Glen Emmets members, supporters, friends & parishioners to take part in and come along to, the OsKaRs - a night of glamour and fame, supporting our new floodlights and pitch development at Cusack Park! An information evening will take place this Wednesday 26th of June at 7.30pm in clubrooms ... all welcome to come along and see the format, see sample movie scenes, and chat to event organisers.

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 ran 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.

Coffee Morning for Gary Kelly Centre

The Market House on Main Street Dunleer is hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre from 10am to 1pm on Saturday July 6th .

In attendance will be Anne Tracey from The Gary Kelly Centre to answer any queries in relation to services offered at this wonderful centre. Vintage cars will be on display in the grounds of The Market House. Your support on the day will be greatly appreciated.

Albion Rovers Summer Camp

Albion Rovers are hosting their FAI Summer Soccer School Monday 8th - Friday 12th July 10.30am-3pm daily. Mainstream & Goalkeepers (only one in Co. Louth) Camp available, for more info or to book go or call 1890 - 653 653. Please book before Wednesday 3rd July. For more info on Albion Rovers please email or go to


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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.

Oisin's RDS bound

Serious congrats goes out to Maiden's Cross' Oisin McCann who, recently, whilst competing in the Cork Summer Show, was awarded first prize in The Racehorse to Hunter class. This qualifies him to go forward to the finals in The Horse Show in RDS in August.

Basically, this class is about training a former racehorse to become a good sport/hunter horse which takes time and a good deal of effort and the main aim here is to calm the horse but keep him fit and strong while getting the horse to react to the rider's commands. Racehorses are bred to be highly strung and just go flat out as fast as they can for as long as possible.

Oisin is now living in Donegal but was formerly employed by local horse trainers Donal Kinsella in Dunleer and John Larkin in Dunany and was a member of the Louth Hunt. Here's wishing him every success in Dublin on 10th Aug. I'll keep you posted...

Coffee morning

There's a coffee morning on July 6th from 10am to 1pm in The Market House in Dunleer. Yeah, the coffee will be georgous, the cakes will be scrumptious and there will be vintage cars on show outside this beautiful, charm filled house, but the real reason you should pop in is because all proceeds will go to the wonderful Gary Kelly Centre.

Ann Tracey will be there to answer any relevent queries. Please mark this one in your diary.

Albion Rovers Summer Camo

Albion Rovers is hosting its FAI Summer Soccer School from Monday 8th - Friday 12th July 10.30am-3pm daily. Mainstream and Goalkeepers (only one in Co. Louth) Camp available, for more info or to book go or call 1890 - 653 653. Please book before Wednesday 3rd July.

For more info on Albion Rovers please or go

Naomh Mairtin News

Scoil Naomh Padraig in Harestown had a great day last Friday week at their @gaa Club Together Day.

Thanks goes out to all the coaches and teachers who helped organise this and who continue to promote the GAA within our schools. Huge thank to all club members who volunteered their time to assist the county coaches. Well done to all involved .

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 13th July from 7.30pm Sharp - Join us in The Valley Inn for a memorable & fun night of "Musical Bingo".

GAA Kelloggs Cul Camp

Naomh Mairtin Camp begins first week of July 1st-5th. Register at

N. Mairtin Lotto results

19.06.19 no: 11,16,18,29, Jackpot not won. €17,000 this week. Match 3 Numbers €150 Shared by Doreen McIvor, John Byrne, Doreen McIvor.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto

Saturday 15th June; winning no was 21. Winners were Ann Marie Haloenny and Pat Tiernan.

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.

BOOK CLUB STILL GOING STRONG - One Monday evening per month, 8 PM to 10 PM. Fee is €5 per meeting. Contact Lisa on 086 161 4465 for next meeting.

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.

NEW 6-WEEK BLOCK OF YOGA STARTING SOON - Saturdays 10 - 11 AM, June 22nd to July 27th, 2019. €60 for 6-week session or €12 per session. Contact Miriam Gaynor on 086 156 5988 for more information.

Special events

Seisiúin Clainne - Traditional Irish Music Sessions for Families. Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre in association with Louth County Council will be hosting a series of monthly music sessions with leading Traditional Irish musicians.

These sessions are aimed at young people 7 to 17 years of age and their parents. All musicians, whether just starting out or seasoned musicians, are more than welcome to join. It is free to the public and will take place on Sundays between 2 to 4 PM on the next following dates: July 14th, August 04th, Sept 08th, Oct 13th. For more information contact Mick Dunne on 087 284 1246. NOTE: July 14th will feature guest musician Martin Tourish who plays with 'Altan'.

Starinagh Art Summer Camp

THE following is happening in neighbouring Starinagh: Art for boys and girls aged 5-12. week 1; 1st -5th July, wk 2; 8th -12th July; places limited. Creative Art camp covering lots of aspects of art/crafts incl Art History and lots of art projects. Cost €65. Contact Teresa 086 3212986 or Sharon to book 086 860 3427 run by qualified art teachers.


Social Dancing

A fundraising Social dance with Matt Leavy will take place in O'Raghallaighs GAA Centre Drogheda on Friday 28th June, 9-30 till 12-30, Adm. €10 euro, all proceeds to "Odie wants to walk fund" so all support will be very much appreciated

Blessing of Graves

Moorechurch Julianstown, Sunday July 7th at 11.30 am. Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place on Tuesday, 9th July at 7:30 pm. Please let family and friends outside of the parish know.

East Meath First Responders

This life saving organization are holding their first ever golf tournament at Laytown & Bettystown golf course on Friday July 5th. This organization gets no governmental assistance whatsoever, they survive on the generosity of the local communities to keep the show on the road. A very dedicated group of volunteers, who at the drop of a hat can be at emergency within minutes. The entry fee is €300 per team of four. There is also a car to be won for a hole in one.

To enter a team of four please call 083 8302414. Golfers can sponsor a hole as well. Your generosity would be very much appreciated.  

30th Anniversary of Mornington Church

Mornington Church was Blessed and opened on 27th August 1989 by Bishop Michael Smith. To mark the 30th anniversary of the new church a special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith on Saturday the 31st of Aug at 6 pm. 

You are asked to make a special note of this and join the parish in the celebrations.

Charity Bridge

This will be held every Tuesday in Laytown and Bettystown golf club at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Phone 9813282 between (9.30 am to 5.30 pm) if you need a partner. 

Proceeds will go to local charities such as East Meath Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Mornington/Bettystown and Laytown. 

Diary dates

Sun 11th August Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock. Monday 9th to Sat 14th Sept, Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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