Thursday 21 February 2019

Katie Ascough to talk at the Lourdes

St Peter's Parish is hosting a number of talks in respect of healing and peace, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on each Sunday of Lent at 7pm.

March 11th - Katie Ascough - A former pressdent of the UCD students union, Katie is a vocal advocate of retaining the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Katie recently won the Westminster Award for Human life, Human Rights and Human Dignity.

March 18th - Rev Daniel Nuzum - A minister in the Church of Ireland - Rev. Daniel is a Chaplain to University College Cork where he also acts as supervisor to the Chaplaincy training programme CPE. Rev Daniel has worked on the national frame work on the treatment of patients who suffer miscarriage.

March 25th - Elaine Mahon - A mother and a teacher by profession - Elaine is the Author of the Catholic religious curriculum 'Grow in Love'. Elaine has a wonderful sense of how the Church can communicate its message to the world of 2018 with respect and dignity.

Weekly Lenten Lunches

St Peters (Church of Ireland), Parish Hall, Peters St, Drogheda are running their tenth year of a series of lunches, on each Wednesday during Lent for the benefit of Drogheda Homeless Aid.

They will be offering a choice of tasty soups, sandwiches and tea or coffee, each Wednesday between 12:30pm and 2:30pm in return for a suggested donation of €6 for adults and €3 for children.

All ingredients for the lunches and costs are completely sponsored by businesses and individuals in the local community and as a result the entire proceeds will go towards Drogheda Homeless Aid.

Collon concert cancelled

The evening with Eugene Ginty and friends, arranged for last Sunday at Collon Church has been re-arranged to Sunday 15th April at 7pm. It will be the same programme and performers.

Floral Art table quiz

Drogheda & District Floral Art Group invite you to a Table Quiz on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm, in the Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove. The quiz master will be the very humorous Christopher O'Brien-Lynch. Everyone Welcome.

Soroptimists donations

Last week at their meeting, Drogheda Soroptimists were able to make contributions of €1000 each to Carrie Crowley from Women's Aid and Danielle Lambe from Childline.

Dunleer Historical agm

Formed back in 2012, D&DHS will hold their 6th A.G.M. in Connors Lounge, Main Street, Dunleer on Wednesday night, 14th March next at 8.00pm.

The Society can look back on another eventful year. Among the highlights was the Annual Outing on 11th June last to Kilmainham Gaol and Farmleigh House & Estate. D&DHS took part in Pride of Place on 15th August and later in the month Eanna Ni Lamhna visited Dunleer during Heritage week for a very enjoyable walk and talk on the various shrubs and trees around the village. Also during Heritage week, Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda gave a talk on the Honey Bee in Listoke House and there was a showing by Noel Marry of his dvd "wild in the wee county" in St. Brigid's Hall.

The third Padraig Faulkner Memorial Lecture was given by Fr.Michael Murtagh in October last, which featured the life and times of J. P. Ogle Kelly and his wife Margaret Russell.

Drogheda Independent