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Around the Districts: Ardee/Collon and Duleek


Jade Cudden and Jasmin Darcy at Nannyfest at Nanny's Duleek. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Jade Cudden and Jasmin Darcy at Nannyfest at Nanny's Duleek. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

100 years of An Garda Síochána was marked in Ardee last Thursday.

100 years of An Garda Síochána was marked in Ardee last Thursday.


Jade Cudden and Jasmin Darcy at Nannyfest at Nanny's Duleek. Photo: Colin Bell Photography



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Ardee/Collon Parish

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Canon Murphy, PP VF, Hale St .- Tel 041 685 0920, Fr Stefano Colleluori, CC, Collon – Tel 041 982 6106

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady: Masses available via Parish Webcam https://www.churchmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-nativity-of-our-lady

Smarmore alert

Smarmore and District Community Alert: Annual Registration is now due. Phone 085 780 2679 for details.

Bridge lessons

Bridge lessons by qualified Bridge Teacher Tos McGee every Tuesday starting 27th September at Ferdia House, Moorehall, Ardee at 7.30pm. Suitable for beginners and more. Contact Tos on 086 805 9369.

Rosary prayed

Rosary is prayed every day in Ardee Church at 2.30pm.

SMA mass

SMA mass in Ardee Parish Centre on Monday 26th September at 7pm. All is welcome.

Parish Records

A Warm Welcome to all who are new to our Parish and have moved here to make their home. Please feel free to contact the Parish Office at 041 685 0920.

Donations welcome

We encourage parishioners to use the online banking facility. Donations can be handed in to the Parish Office during the week or phone Sinéad to use the card machine. Please do not leave monies in the church at any other times. Thank you for your co-operation. Here are the relevant bank details for online donations:

A/C Name: Ardee Parochial.

IBAN: IE03BOFI90316224860443 BIC: BOFIIE2D. A/C Name: Collon Parochial. IBAN: IE35BOFI90316243235547 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Choir numbers

The Liturgical Choir is starting a new year and is looking for new members old and new. No experience is required. If interested please phone 087 441 8573.

Mitchels couch to 6k

Couch to 6K has started in John Mitchels Club grounds in Ballybailie. Training will continue every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm, for seven weeks in preparation for a 6K Fun Run/Walk due to be held on Sunday 25th September

Sean McDermott’s tractor draw

Well done to Collon Vehicle Dismantlers who have generously donated the fantastic 1st Prize in the Sean McDermott’s GAA club 75th year Jubilee vintage tractor draw.

The company is presently run by Gary Myles, whose father was a keen supporter and active committee member of the Sean’s.

The tractor - An International B250 has been in Gary’s family for many years, although it was not being used.

The restoration has given the tractor a new lease of life. Tickets are on sale now €10 for one or 3 for €20 . Tickets online - www.winavintagetractor.ie. Draw Date: Saturday 8th Octoberߑ?

Mattock lotto

Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 18 and 24. Jackpot not won. 3 Match 3 winners are Declan Collins, Tommy Reilly and Robert Carson/ Jackpot next week will be €14,500. Mattock Rangers Lotto is sponsored by No 3 Wine Bar and Restaurant.


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If you have any news or items for this column, please contact me by e-mail annfinger@yahoo.co.uk or phone 086-3131708. Please have all information to me by 7pm on Friday evening for the following Wednesday’s paper..

Duleek Women’s Forum

Would like to thank all those who came and helped out at the Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Sale on Tuesday the 13 September in Duleek Courthouse. Thanks to all who sponsored the lovely prizes for the raffle : McNally’s Pharmacy - Haven Pharmacy - Touch of Class - Your Gorgeous - Foley’s Butcher - Grace’s Place - D&D Fruit and Veg - Londis - Nanny’s - The Depot Barbers - Beo Cafe - Apple Green - Tesco - Xtra Clean and all those who gave donations. €700 was made for Brest Cancer.

Duleek & Bellewstown Active Retirement

Bowls continue in Duleek Parish Centre every Tuesday from 2pm. New members welcome.

The Feel Good Project

Join the Feel Good Project in Duleek Courthouse from 6pm to 7pm for free Self-Defense Classes, With instructors Karen and Peter O’Connellfrom Cho’s Tae Kwon Do. The classes will be held on Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October. Everybody is welcome. To book, email duleekdft@gmail.com or call 041 988 0523

On Tuesdays the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September, join us in the Courthouse Duleek for Yoga with Monique from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Free to the Public. Book through the office on 041-9880523.


Zumba classes have started back in Duleek Parish Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm pay as you go €8 per class. Enquiries to 086 - 1089007

Helping Hands Duleek

We are organising a fundraising event to raise funds to help purchase much needed supplies for the homeless and other local voluntary organisations.

The event is a 1,000kms Team Challenge consisting of over twelve volunteers from Duleek and surrounding areas participating in a 50kms walk, 50kms Run and a 100kms cycle. Each volunteer will complete one of the three categories of their choice over the month of October. Any one wishing to participate in the event or make a donation can e-mail us on helpinghandsduleek@gmail.com or phone 089-4833212

Duleek Heritage Group

Duleek Heritage Group is hosting a free event for Culture Night on Sat 24th Sept in Duleek Courthouse 7pm-9pm. All welcome, light refreshments will be provided.

Bingo on the Hill

Duleek-Bellewstown GFC - Drive in Bingo – SUNDAY 25th September in Bellewstown racecourse @ 3.00pm

Bonus Jackpot €1,500 (in 47 Calls or less) or standard Jackpot €1,000

Mature Movers

Carmel’s Chair Aerobics will return after the summer break under a new name “ Mature Movers” on Thursday 8th September in the Courthouse Duleek from 12 noon to 1pm. New members welcome.

Hospice Coffee Morning

A Hospice Coffee Morning will take place on Thursday 22nd September from 10am to 12.30pm in The Strand House Restaurant at Bellewstown racecourse.

Every euro raised goes directly to Meath Hospice.

Cultur Migrant Centre

Cultur Migrant Centre are looking for volunteer tutors to lead Conversational English Classes for migrants and asylum seekers in Duleek. Classes are on Wednesdays in Duleek Parish Centre from 7.pm to 9.pm. Contact Angel on 087-3315169 or angel@cultur.ie

Duleek AFC Lotto

Results 07/09 / 2022: Jackpot €4.000; Numbers Drawn 2 - 19 - 21- 30; No Winner; 4 Drawn Winners; €20 each: Cizzy - E + A Noone - J. Kelly - Sean Barry.

Results 14/09 / 2022: Jackpot €4.000; Numbers Drawn 4 - 10 - 20- 28; No Winner; 4 Drawn Winners; €20 each: M. Haran - Chris Morris - Alan Foley - S.O’Toole.

Draw every Wednesday in Clubhouse at 7.00pm

Tickets available from any committee member.

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

If you would like to take part all you have to do is fill a medium sized gift wrapped shoebox with a range of simple gifts for a boy or girl from the following age groups: 2-4,5-9,10-14 & enclose €4 per box towards distribution costs. Closing date is the Saturday 29th October

For further information please contact Marella (087) 9374418. Thank you!