Wednesday 19 December 2018

Your chance to play John Lowe in Nolan's

Three times World Darts Champion, John Lowe, will be taking on 20 local players, in Nolan's, Chord Road, on Saturday June 16th in a fundraiser for the Drogheda Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service.

Lowe is one of only six players to have won the World Championship three times, having done so in 1979, 1987 and 1993. He is the first player to have won the World Championship in three separate decades. Lowe's titles and achievements span a career of almost forty years, but he is also well known for being the first player to achieve a televised nine-dart finish (in 1984). He achieved the ultimate feat in darts on 13 October 1984 during the World Matchplay tournament against Keith Deller, when he managed a nine-dart finish . This was the first time it had ever been accomplished by any darts player whilst being televised. Lowe won £102,000 for this success. He went on to win the tournament.   Players who would like to play the darts legend need to raise sponsorship of €100 or more and sponsorship cards are available from Nolan's phone 041-9800902 .

Tredagh Singers in concert

The Tredagh singers will perform Mozart's Coronation Mass, in Drogheda on Friday 25th May at 8pm in St Peters Church of Ireland.  They will be accompanied by a full orchestra of musicians from Drogheda and surrounding areas. The concert will open with a selection of favourite choral pieces ranging from Mozart to Karl Jenkins. The choir has been preparing these works for several months The choir have had a long association with Down Syndrome, Louth Meath Branch and have held concerts for this worthy cause in Listoke Gardens for the last two years. The proceeds of this concert will also support Down Syndrome, Louth Meath. The funds raised will go towards their education projects for children with Down Syndrome from pre-school to 18 year olds and young adults. Geraldine Doggett Musical Director Tredagh Singers said, "This combination of local musical talent both orchestral and choral is going make an exceptional performance that should  not to be missed"  Tickets €20 are available from any choir member, or from Down Syndrome, Louth Meath.  For further information contact  Michael McCormick 087-1318363 email 

Purple Sessions in Droichead

The Purple Sessions come to the Droichead Arts Centre on May 19th to mark 10 years of the event. The monthly night of original singer songwriters has become synonymous with Boyle's of Slane. The fabulous line up of musicians for the birthday gig in the Droichead includes Sonny Condell (Scullion / Tit no Nog ), Kern featuring Drogheda musical legend Stephen J McArdle, Fuzz Gigolo, Drogheda , Grace Wilde , Skerries, Red Empire, Dublin, Emma Langford, Limerick, Meridas, Slane, Mark Flynn, Dublin and The Needables, Dublin. The Purple Sessions is recognised by artists and audiences alike as one of the foremost original musical events in the country.  Tickets are on sale at​

Holy Hour in St Mary's church

A Holy Hour with music and reflections for protection of life to be held in St. Mary's Church, James Street, Drogheda on Wednesday May 9th at 8:00 pm

Clogherhead 10k

Clogherhead Seaside 10K 2018 will take place on May 27 at 1pm in the village. As usual, it promises to be a great day out for all ages. Meanwhile, another popular event takes place in Stamullen. The Star of the Sea 5k Road Race takes place on Tuesday May 29th at 8pm 2018. It will leave from St Patrick's, Stamullen.

Ready, Steady, Cook on May 21

It's busy but exciting times at Boomerang Youth Service as the countdown to their 4th Annual Ready Steady Cook Event gains momentum.   This is a fun-filled night out with plenty of healthy competition thrown in. This year two local restaurants release their talented chefs to battle it out against two equally talented trainee chefs from D.I.F.E. No Pressure!!  The audience will actually decide who the winner will be. The Westcourt Hotel are once again hosting this prestigious Event on Monday 21st May. Tickets will go on sale shortly in Boomerang Youth Service and selected outlets.

Drogheda Independent