Monday 17 June 2019

Tributes to ex-United chairman Joe Fay

Tributes have been paid to former Drogheda United chairman and League of Ireland soccer player Joe Fay, who passed away last week.

Joe, a native of the Bull Ring and who lived in the United States and Malahide, before returning to Drogheda and Grange Rath, was buried in Calvary on Thursday last, following funeral mass in St Mary's Church.

He was predeceased by his late patents Jemmy and Maryann and is sadly missed by his loving wife Fleurette, son Jordan, brothers Dessie and Jim, sisters Marian, Geraldine and Valerie, sisters in law Marie, Edith and Angeline, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In a statement, Drogheda United said the club was 'deeply saddened by the passing of former Chairman Joe Fay. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.'

Tommy Murray Fund 

The Tommy Murray Rehabilitation Fund would like to point out that they have no on street collections taking place and ask that if the public have any concerns about people claiming to be collecting for the fund to ask for identification and an appropriate permit. 

Service of Hope

NECRET and the Oncology & Haematology Service in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital invite those currently attending or have previously attended the Unit, to their Annual Service of Hope on Friday 14th of December at 1pm in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. Light refreshments will also be provided afterwards. 

Due to the new GDPR regulation it will not be possible like in previous years to extend invitations directly. No RSVP is required.

New five screen cinema granted for Scotch Hall 

Hallscotch Venture Limited have been granted permission for the Change of use of the existing Scotch Hall upper mall retail units (1.8, 1.9 & 1.10) to a 5 screen cinema with ancillary hospitality area, including food area and wine bar, and external signage.

Old Abbey hooley

There is a great hooley in the Old Abbey area on Saturday 15th December from 4pm. All welcome. Some great singers coming along.

Tractor run back

The Tullyallen tractor run is back again on Thursday December 27 at noon. Refreshments afterwards in Dolly Mitchels pub. Services centre thanks Drogheda Community Services would like to thank all those who supported their recent Coffee Morning/Cale Sale.

Carols by candlelight

The Annual Carols By Candlelight Service takes place in Bellewstown Church on Friday 21st December @ 7pm. Get into the spirit of Christmas with this wonderful night of music. Everyone welcome.

Gaelscoil are carol singing

Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa are carol singing in Southgate on December 19th for Laura Lynn foundation between 10am-1pm and all welcome to support them.

Wee County Club AGM

Wee County Vintage Club will hold their AGM in Connors Pub , Dunleer on Monday 17th Dec at 9pm.  Following on from their successful threshing and vintage show which was held in the historic Drumshallon Forge at the end of August, the club presented Bumbleance ( children's ambulance service) and Aquired brain injury Ireland with cheques of €1.000 each at their now annual social dance at 'The forge'.

The club would like to thank everyone who supported them in any way and invite new members to come along to their AGM on Monday 17th Dec.

Drogheda Independent