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16/06/2022 – Jimmy Gilna pulls pints for Tony and Marie Weldon, Hazel Spearman, Eithne Doyle and Eimer Gilna at the Bloomsday celebrations at Gilnas of Laytown. Photo: Andy Spearman.

16/06/2022 – Jimmy Gilna pulls pints for Tony and Marie Weldon, Hazel Spearman, Eithne Doyle and Eimer Gilna at the Bloomsday celebrations at Gilnas of Laytown. Photo: Andy Spearman.

16/06/2022 – Jimmy Gilna pulls pints for Tony and Marie Weldon, Hazel Spearman, Eithne Doyle and Eimer Gilna at the Bloomsday celebrations at Gilnas of Laytown. Photo: Andy Spearman.

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ARDCATH/CLONALVY

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Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com

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Wildflowers have been planted at the High Cross (Welsh’s Cross) and work continues on the weeding and planting of the village and surrounding areas. Volunteers are always welcome and now that summer holidays are on the horizon, perhaps some of the younger folk can get involved in the work.

Well-Oiled Wheelers

The new season of cycling from Ardcath continues with the Well-Oiled Wheelers cycling club back in the saddle. So, whether you have a BMX, Mountain bike or a high-speed racer, the Well-Oiled Wheelers is the club for you.

The normal cycling days are Wednesdays at 7.00 pm and Sundays at 8.00 am from Ardcath; additional cycles on Saturdays or other week days will be organised as numbers grow. You can follow our progress on Facebook/Twitter or Strava.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Taking place from 12th -17th September 2022 led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Booking forms available from: Joe Walsh Tours, 69 O’Connell St. Dublin 1, Tel: 01-2410800. The pilgrimage this year will be for hotel pilgrims only.

Blessing of Graves

Clonalvy: This coming Sunday 26th June at 1pm. Ardcath: Sunday 11th September at 1pm. Please inform those outside the parish.

CPR Training Day

Duleek Cardiac First Response Group are holding a CPR community training day on Sunday 3rd July at Duleek Bellewstown & District Community Facility. You can learn & practice how to perform hands only CPR and see a demonstration of a defibrillator (AED) in use. Sessions will take place at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Book your place today on Eventbrite.

LAYTOWN/BETTYSTOWN

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Ring Iris on 0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com with items of interest in the area.

Date for Your Diary

Games on the Beach takes place in Bettystown beach on Wednesday 20th July. This new festival of sport will include a wide range of exciting new games and sporting initiatives for children and teenager including: Beach Volleyball, Beach Handball and Beach Cricket. Cost is €5 each and places are limited so early booking is essential. Contact Meath MLSP at http://www.meathsports.ie 11am – 1pm (Children 8-12yrs)–2pm – 4pm (Teens 13-17yrs).

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Demolition Work at Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh has now commenced. Within the school, some asbestos removal is still taking place. Over the past week, one of the seven blocks that formed the school was knocked. The original two classroom building from the 1940s known as “Mount Carmel” is being preserved and will be restored to its original configuration. The staff and pupils have vacated the school building and have made themselves at home in their temporary accommodation beside Tara Road. The school will close for summer holidays on Tuesday 28th June.

James Joyce Event

Gilna’s Cottage Inn hosted a Bloomsday event last Thursday to celebrate James Joyce. Tony Weldon and friends all dressed up for the occasion and enjoyed songs, poetry, dance and refreshments at the “Joyce comes to Gilna’s” event. It was a wonderful afternoon for everyone and thoroughly enjoyable.

Charity Bridge

Charity Summer Bridge continues on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Laytown/Bettystown Golf Club and each Tuesday throughout the summer. New players welcome. Proceeds to East Meath Meals on Wheels.

Cille’s Lotto

Lotto results for 14th June. Numbers drawn were 05-09-19-27. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners were Margaret McCabe & Michelle Hanlon. Jackpot next week is €10,000. Play online at www.cilles.com Thank you for your continued support.

Laytown P & P Club

Club competitions continue each Sunday and Tuesday mornings. Membership is open for 2022; just call up to the clubhouse on either of these mornings. The club will host the Meath qualifying for the National Seniors championships on Tuesday 28th June at 6.30p.m. It will be a shotgun start.

Parent & Toddler Group

The East Meath Family Resource centre have a Parent & Toddler group each Thursday from 10a.m. until 12noon at 5 Strand Haven Laytown. For further information ring 041 9812230 to reserve your place- limited places available.

Drogheda Presbyterian Church

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am at Colpe. All Welcome. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Please see our Facebook page for any updates. Minister Rev. Damien Burke, can be contacted by e-mail: dpcchurchoffice@gmail.com

Laytown I C A

The local Guild, after a long absence due to Covid, has resumed their activities. They meet each Tuesday morning in the Parish Room (across from the Church) from 10.30a.m. until 12.30. They would be delighted to welcome new members; just come along any Tuesday morning. At the moment they are discussing their plans for the coming weeks and would be delighted to get some new fresh ideas from new members. All ages welcome.

Defibrillators Locally Available

Defibrillator are available in the following locations:

Carroll Estates Roslyn site office off the Castlemartin Road and can be accessed during site office hours. Location of other units locally are: Pat’s Centra Bettystown;

Red Brick building, Donacarney; Entrance to Grange Rath Estate, Colpe Cross.

External wall of Dolphins Crèche, Inse Bay; Harry’s Centra, Mornington; McDonagh’s Mobile Home Park; Lime Kiln Julianstown.

MORNINGTON

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com

Cille’s Lotto

Lotto results for 14th June. Numbers drawn were 05-09-19-27. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners were Margaret McCabe & Michelle Hanlon. Jackpot next week is €10,000.

Play online at www.cilles.com Thank you for your continued support.

Mornington Bus Shelter Delivered

Local Fine Gael Councillor, Sharon Tolan has welcomed the installation of more bus shelters in East Meath.

“As most people know by now, I am huge supporter of public transport and improving services for our local community. Anything that makes it easier, safer and cheaper to travel is a top priority of mine, and I have been delighted to be able to deliver new bus stops, routes and shelters for East Meath over the past number of years.

“I am especially delighted to see the delivery of more shelters, particularly at Coney Hall in Mornington. It’s a popular bus stop and it will be a great addition for bus users especially during the winter months. I will keep working with Meath County Council, the National Transport Authority and government to improve services and facilities rights across East Meath and Drogheda.”

East Meath Meals on Wheels

Hot Meals are delivered to your home between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week throughout the year, excluding bank holidays in the areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Colpe.

The charge is €5 per person per meal. If you would like to avail of this service or know of anyone who might benefit from this service; please contact us on 085-7570810.

EMARA

The East Meath Active Retirement Association have resumed activities and will meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Parish room from 2.30p.m. until 4.30p.m. each week. New members are always welcome to join this vibrant group of men and women who have plenty of events and outings for the coming months in the pipeline.

Defibrillators Locally Available

Defibrillator are available in the following locations:

Carroll Estates Roslyn site office off the Castlemartin Road and can be accessed during site office hours. Location of other units locally are: Pat’s Centra Bettystown;

Red Brick building, Donacarney; Entrance to Grange Rath Estate, Colpe Cross.

External wall of Dolphins Crèche, Inse Bay; Harry’s Centra, Mornington; McDonagh’s Mobile Home Park; Lime Kiln Julianstown.

 

 


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