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Grateful thanks to the Tribe Restaurant who donated €1,572 to Duleek Meals on Wheels, which they raised over the Christmas Season by selling raffle tickets. All the prizes were sponsored locally. They included a 43" TV screen, 3 Hampers ranging from €300 to €500, and several vouchers. This will enable Duleek Meals on Wheels to continue to provide hot meals for 2023, and they would like to thank all those who supported this event. Pictured above ay the presentation of the cheque are staff members of the Tribe Restaurant and Duleek Meals on Wheels committee members.

Grateful thanks to the Tribe Restaurant who donated €1,572 to Duleek Meals on Wheels, which they raised over the Christmas Season by selling raffle tickets. All the prizes were sponsored locally. They included a 43" TV screen, 3 Hampers ranging from €300 to €500, and several vouchers. This will enable Duleek Meals on Wheels to continue to provide hot meals for 2023, and they would like to thank all those who supported this event. Pictured above ay the presentation of the cheque are staff members of the Tribe Restaurant and Duleek Meals on Wheels committee members.

Grateful thanks to the Tribe Restaurant who donated €1,572 to Duleek Meals on Wheels, which they raised over the Christmas Season by selling raffle tickets. All the prizes were sponsored locally. They included a 43" TV screen, 3 Hampers ranging from €300 to €500, and several vouchers. This will enable Duleek Meals on Wheels to continue to provide hot meals for 2023, and they would like to thank all those who supported this event. Pictured above ay the presentation of the cheque are staff members of the Tribe Restaurant and Duleek Meals on Wheels committee members.

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BELLEWSTOWN

Bellewstown P & P Club

Following the annual general meeting on Sunday last the following were elected for the coming year:

Honorary Presidents: Maureen Andrews; Pat Brannigan; Ollie Hanratty. Lady Captain Theresa Wright–Gents Captain Jamie Brannigan. Chairman: Frank Andrews. Secretary: Martin Flood. Treasurer: Ollie Hanratty Asst. Treas. Colm Hanley Competition Sec; Derick Seery. Registrar; Iris Cunningham. PRO; Iris Cunningham & Sean Kennedy. County Board Reps: Marie & Richard Brennan. Juvenile Officer; TBC

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BETTYSTOWN

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Niamh @ 086 3477283 or email niamhuiloinsigh@gmail.com.

Tidy Towns

Come and get involved with Bettystown Tidy Towns!

If you’d like to get involved message us on Facebook or come along and meet us in the village on Saturday mornings between 9 and 11am.

Thank you to Relish Cafe & Mint Greene for the warm welcome and hot drinks.

Cleaning paths and kerbs was the order of the day for our Saturday tidy. We had the brushes, hoes and shovels out to give the village a clean sweep.

The gardens also got some attention as we spread compost in the Kite Garden and the Green Gate Garden and refilled compost bays with cuttings.

Bettystown’s Little Stars ELC

The children in bettystown’s Little Stars really enjoy role play and the children in Raising in particular, have an interested in Doctors. So we decided to use our open space in the hall to create our very own doctors surgery. The children from Raising Stars and Shining Stars had great fun exploring the new environment. The children took turns reinacting different position from receptionist, nurse, doctors and patients.

Men’s Shed

Meath East Coast Men’s Shed meets every Tuesday and Friday in the grounds of St. Colmcilles GAA on the Pilltown road. For more details contact Contact James 0872706456 or Eoin 0860649447.

DULEEK

Contact me

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 a Thursday for the following Wednesday’s paper.

Please make note of the new times for printing articles in this column.

Condolence

Condolences on the sudden death on 13th January of Dianne Murphy Duleek and Sunhill Nursing Home, to her son Darren, Daughter Kate, Son in Law Sean, Daughter in Law Marin and her 4 Grandchildren Blake, Caelan, Emerson and Seanna. A lovely lady and was held in very high regard by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

Duleek Meals on Wheels

Grateful thanks to the Tribe Restaurant who donated €1,572 to Duleek Meals on Wheels, which they raised over the Christmas Season by selling raffle tickets. All the prizes were sponsored locally. They included a 43” T.V screen, 3 Hampers ranging from €300 to €500, and several vouchers. This will enable Duleek Meals on Wheels to continue to provide hot meals for 2023. We would like to thank all those who supported this event.

Community Employment Vacancies

We have a number of Community Employment vacancies based in Duleek, Bellewstown and Slane. There are various positions for Groundworkers who would maintain local sports grounds, church grounds, graveyards etc, Tour Guides who offer museum tours and Caretakers who would maintain car park, grounds & meeting rooms.

Eligibility for CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will have to be verified by the Department.

Please contact Janet or Frank in Duleek Development Association CLG on 041-9880269 with any queries and further information can also be found on JobsIreland.ie

Duleek & Bellewstown Active Retirement

Meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month in the Duleek Parish Centre Duleek at 2pm. On Wednesday the 1st of February a representative from Re-Mind will give a talk on the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. New members welcome. Bowls continue every Tuesday in Duleek Parish Centre at 2pm new members welcome.

Duleek Adult Book Club

Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm in Duleek Library. Participants can meet with other book lovers for discussions on different reads and to swap book recommendations. New members are always welcome but check with library staff regarding available spaces.

TFI local link

The new bus route 188 started 16th January 2023. There will be 8 buses per day each way approx. 2 hours apart serving Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda Bus Station, Donore, Duleek, Kentstown, Navan, Our Lady’s Hospidal Navan, Rathmore, and Athboy Church Car Park. This is a welcome addition to our bus service in Duleek.

Duleek Community Shop

In 2022 with your support we were able to donate money to the following groups.

Drogheda Alzheimer’s Society - Greenhill School Easter Raffle, - Darkness into Light, - Duleek National School Parents Council Raffle, - Drogheda Men’s Sheds, - Duleek Brownie’s, - Royal Meath Accoridan Orchestra, - Duleek Drama Group, - St. Vincent de Paul Duleek Conferance, - Mollie’s Animal Rescue, - Sponsored Duleek Development Association CLG Christmas Raffle, and Duleek Senior Citizen’s

Community Grants

The Indaver Community Grant Scheme is now open. Application Forms and further details on the scheme are available from the Community Section Meath Co. Counci, Buvinda House Dublin Road, Navan Co. Meath C15 Y291 . Phone 046-9097400 e-mail communitygrants@meathcoco.ie The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday the 17th February 2023 at at 5pm.

Feel Good Project

Duleek - Free Yoga classes in the Duleek Courthouse from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on dates 10,17,24 and 31st January. Bring your own mat.

Stamullen - Free Meditation classes in the Stamullen Parish Hall from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on dates 5, 12, 19 and 26th January.

For any enquiries email duleekdft@gmail.com

Duleek AFC lotto

Results 18/ 1 / 2023: Jackpot €4.000; Numbers drawn 11 - 17 - 20 - 29; No jackpot winner; 4 Drawn winners; €20 each: J. McKeown - N. Lynch; N. Seery - B. Baxter Jnr;

Draw every Wednesday 7pm in clubhouse;

LAYTOWN

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Niamh @ 086 3477283 or email niamhuiloinsigh@gmail.com

Laytown Tidy Towns

The Rivers Nanny and Boyne are very important to all of us living in Meath and in particular those on the Meath East Coast and it is nice to see that some of our Councillors are taking it seriously. Water is the staff of life and we must look after these precious rivers.

“I’m delighted that the Labour Party is going to propose legislation to protect and develop the Boyne River”, said Labour Councillor Elaine McGinty.

“I’ve been working for the past year with Save the Boyne campaigners, from all walks of life, to identify how we can improve the water quality and biodiversity of the river. I have listened carefully to those who live, work and depend on this river every day.”

She was speaking as Louth Labour TD Ged Nash was getting ready to present a new Bill to the Oireachtas that seeks to protect the future of what he calls the region’s ‘most precious natural resource’, the Boyne River.

The legislation, if enacted, will establish a Taskforce which will co-ordinate the efforts of four separate councils, regulators, government, Irish Water, local landowners, NGOs and community activists, for the benefit of this vital local waterway. Rising in Co Kildare, The Boyne River flows through the counties of Offaly, Meath and Louth.

Cllr Elaine McGinty said: “We have all seen with our own eyes the deterioration in the water quality of the Boyne and the EPA is not mincing its words when it says that the quality of the water in the Boyne is not good enough. We have to take action and fast”

“All of the wastewater treatment plants that feed into the Boyne must be reviewed and upgraded at a minimum. We need to look at the new reality of what exactly this river can handle so that we do not destroy it.”

“We need to legislate, plan and, more importantly, act for the here and now and not base any future planning applications on past data. We need our pollution standards and water directives to be implemented. This Bill is about saving the river from us, our generation, and ultimately preserving it for future generations.”.

Deputy Nash explains the urgency of the Bill: “For too long we have turned our back on the River Boyne. Since Drogheda’s foundation, the river was the very lifeblood of our community and we need to value it and protect it properly,” says the Labour TD.

“Neither have we treated our river and the flora and fauna that depends on a healthy waterway, with the respect it deserves. Pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change are the prices we are paying for years of neglect.”

The Labour TD says that his Bill, if enacted, will provide for one key statutory voice and power for the Boyne. He will introduce it over the next few weeks.

“It will establish a Task Force with legal status which will involve all local authorities in the catchment area, experts and local interests to help determine the future of our river from an environmental, social, economic and cultural perspective,” he explains.

Colaiste na hInse

Our 1st and 2nd Year Girls Basketball teams got their seasons off to start against Scoil Mhuire The girls have been very busy training with Coach Ciaran. Our 1st Year Girls were victorious winning 22:12, while our 2nd Year Girls narrowly lost by a point. Well done, girls

Men’s Shed

Meath East Coast Men’s Shed meets every Tuesday and Friday in the grounds of St. Colmcilles GAA on the Pilltown road. For more details Contact James 0872706456 or Eoin 0860649447

Wave Warriors

Laytown Wave Warriors are still swimming every Saturday and Sunday despite the chilly weather. Brilliant fun in the waves and great seeing more new faces every week.

Sonairte

Sonairte are delighted to be back open today from 10 to 5. Make sure to wrap up well if you’re heading down to us as its still quite frosty out there.

The Café will also be open from Friday to Sunday with a fab selection of vegan and vegetarian delights. All served up with tasty tea and strong coffee.

Drop down for a walk along our nature trail and gardens, make sure to check out our Eco shop with lots of great items to help make your shopping more sustainable and organic.

Active Retirement

East Meath Active Retirement Association (EMARA) meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Parish Rooms from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm each week. New members are always welcome to join this vibrant group of men and women.

We have many events and outings lined up for the coming month. For more details contact James 0872706456 or Eoin 0860649447

MORNINGTON

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Niamh @ 086 3477283 or email niamhuiloinsigh@gmail.com

Star of the Sea

In order to help Fr. Joseph and the Parish Pastoral Council to identify the pastoral needs of the Parish, a suggestion box has been placed in the Church. We welcome suggestions from all parishioners.

We are looking for Volunteers for: Children’s Liturgy at 11.30am Mass on Sundays; Altar Servers Co-ordinators and helpers; Eucharistic Adoration; Parish Vocations Committee. Please give your name into the Sacristy after Mass or to the Parish Office on Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 10am & 2pm.

Meals on wheels

Hot Meals are delivered to your home between 12.30 and 1.30 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week throughout the year, excluding Bank Holidays. Areas covered are Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Colpe. The charge is €5 per person per meal and if you would like to avail of this service, please contact us on 085 7570810.


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