Monday 11 December 2017


THE RAPID programme is being downgraded after funding from the department was withdrawn for it. Priority projects will still be targeted, including work on CCTV improvements.

'Valerie Atherton will continue to work on it, but funding is down to €15,000,' town clerk Joan Martin stated.


The third annual Monasterboice Fun Run will take place on Sunday 5th January 2014.

This year all proceeds will go towards the two local national schools in the parish.

So what better way to shed a few extra pounds after the Christmas, while supporting a good cause. Starting point this year is the local Piperstown Equestrian Center, near Drogheda, and the action kicks off at 1 pm. All levels are catered for with a way around each obstacle, plus there will also be a lead rein group. For more info contact Brian Smith on 0863315678, you can also check us out on Facebook, piperstownequestriancentre.


Resolved to become fitter in 2014? The Drogheda-based Tredagh Trekkers hiking club's next walk will be on Sunday 12 January in the Wicklow Mountains at both beginner and experienced levels.

For further details email ( with your contact number. Tell a friend who may be interested!


THE 11th Bagfull of Songs birthday takes place this Friday, January 3rd, at Sarsfields with a great turnout promised.

The night starts at 9.30pm and included in the line up are Thrift Shop Guitar Company, Justine Rogers, Joanne Kieran, Damien Leddy, Grand, Kaydence.


Healing Mass will be celebrated in the Augustinian Church, Shop Street, Drogheda on 13th January 2014 at 7.30pm. The Mass is run by Drogheda Community Drugs & Alcohol Forum in conjunction with Holy Family Prayer Group, It is for anyone suffering with any illness or addiction and their families. There will be blessing of the sick on the night. The celebrant is Fr. Tom Hogan, all are welcome.

Drogheda Independent

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