Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the districts: Tullyallen, Termonfeckin

Tullyallen: Parish News - The AGM of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Thursday the 16th of May at 8.15pm in the Parochial House. Why not come along and offer a suggestion in the areas of Outreach, Spirit Filled Worship & Faith Formation?

Why not become a member on the council? The council seeks new members to continues its work in the above areas.

All are Welcome! If you are interested in joining please leave your name and contact details in the sacristy or contact Fr. Dooley.

Cemetery and Corpus Christi Sunday Mass with Eucharistic Procession and blessing of the graves at 11am on Sunday 23rd of June.

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One thing to remember is that the deadline to get your items to me is Friday Lunchtime as the paper is on the shelves from Tuesday mornings.

Tullyallen National School Parents Association

The parents association are looking for volunteers for the Communion reception which takes place next Saturday, May 11th.

The children and parents of the Holy Communion children go over to the hall after the ceremony for a wee cup of tea and a chat. Traditionally, the parents of the children in first class would help with the teas and coffees so when their turn came the following year they would, in turn, be looked after by the class coming behind them. But, what with the busy lives we all lead this may not always be possible so any help no matter how big or small, whether it be donating some cakes, buns, fancy treats, tea, coffee etc or giving a couple of hours helping set up the hall or helping out in the hall on the day would be appreciated.

There are so many different ways to help the organizers but the organizers are especially asking if anyone can help out Saturday morning from 11am to 3pm. If you can help please contact 085 2554058.

Any contribution from any of the parents would be more than appreciated for this is a lovely tradition in our school.

Also, the date for the Sports Day has been set as Sunday 26th May. This is a major fund raiser for the school but it cannot go ahead without volunteers on the few days leading up to and on the day itself.

If you can help with the set up or running or donate spot prizes or help with the medals. There are so many different ways to help the day be the success it always has been in past years.

The association have started their collections for the vintage bazaar and Lucky Dip stalls. They will be collecting Toys (new or in good working condition, Unwanted Gifts, Teddy Bears, Adult & Children's Books, Household Accessories, to name but a few. If you can help with this or in any other way, just contact the parents association for further details.

Seapoint Ladies Golf Lessons

Would you like to try out golf for a few weeks. Four lessons and a few scrambles starting in May. Contact 087 934 3502. All beginner ladies welcome.

Lotto Results

Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 30th April 2019. The Grand Prize Draw was for €5,700 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 1,6,8,10. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 are Cillian Smith, Colm Dowling, Eamonn Taaffe & Trish Maher.

Next week's draw is €5,700. Tickets are on sale in Centra, Tullyallen or from 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.

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. 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.

Glen Emmets Ladies

Well done to Rachel Leonard and Aine Carolan along with their Louth ladies teammates, who booked their place in the Leinster U16 C Final after beating Westmeath in Mullingar last Week


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Scoil Naomh Feichin

The Parent's Association would like to invite all parents/guardians to a workshop on 'Supporting Parents to Support their Children's Mental Health and Well-being' in the School on Wednesday May 8th from 7.30-9pm. This workshop is being run in conjunction with the National Parent's Council and St. Patrick's Mental Health Services. This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and well-being in their children.

The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

Line Dancing

There will be an 'Evening of Line Dancing' in An Grianan on Thursday May 9th from 8.30pm to 12 midnight. Proceeds are in aid of Palliative Care. All donations are welcome. For further details contact Mary at 087-2067194.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 14, 15, 20 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Delores Collier. Winners of €20 were Emmet Steenson, Eimear Marron, Julia Fleming, C. Higgins and Patrick Cleary. The jackpot is now at €4,700 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Termonfeckin Macra

The next Termonfeckin Macra meeting will be the AGM in Sandpit Hall on Wednesday, May 8th at 9pm. 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.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing is held on Thursday nights in Sandpit Hall at 8.30pm. Beginners are welcome. This is a great way to keep in shape and learn the art of Set Dancing.

School Summer Camp

School Summer Camp will take place at Scoil Naomh Feichin from July 1st-5th 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.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

The Bank Holiday weekend was a busy one at Seapoint as the Club hosted an Open Scotch Foursomes. Thank you to sponsor Cllr. Oliver Tully.

On Bank Holiday Monday Seapoint held its Scratch Cup which was kindly sponsored by Pat Greene and played over 54 Holes.

Members, please check the notice board in the clubhouse for all entry sheets and get your names up as soon as possible. Please check for all the latest Seapoint News.

Relax Kids Classes

New "Relax Kids Classes" for 5-9 year olds will start on Monday May 13th in An-Grianan.

These classes will run for 6 weeks from 5pm-6pm. They involve fun, Interactive, mindful games, yoga stretches, breathing exercises, self massage and relaxation techniques and more.

The Classes are run by Roisin Mathews, a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience. Roisin is a Yoga Teacher and a Trained Mindfulness and Relax kids coach and she is Garda Vetted.

For further details, contact Facebook page: Relax Kids Drogheda/Louth with Roisin or call Crosslanes Physio Clinic on 041-9830638.

Termonfeckin Celtic

Termonfeckin Celtic FC is in the process of constructing an Astro Pitch and the Club is appealing for support.

The Club is holding a "50k Pitch In" to raise funds via gofundme.

Check out for further details.

May Rosary

As May is the month of the Rosary, praying of the Rosary will take place at all the Grotto's in the Parish on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm.

This Thursday May 9th, the Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto in the grounds of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Sandpit.


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.

Quiz Night Rescue 116

St. Finian's National School, Dillonstown will hold a Quiz Night in the Glyde Inn, Annagassan on Thursday May 9th at 8pm sharp. Proceeds are in aid of the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116. Table of 4 costs €40.

A Raffle will also be held on the night.

Please support if you can.

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