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Sean Kavanagh ex Tyrone GAA star and Brian McClair ex Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic with podcasters Mark Godfrey and Matthew Crist at the Talking Balls charity event in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Sean Kavanagh ex Tyrone GAA star and Brian McClair ex Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic with podcasters Mark Godfrey and Matthew Crist at the Talking Balls charity event in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Drogheda Credit Union (Drogheda, East Meath, Dunleer, Trim, Monasterboice) present cheque for €500 to Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, Bettystown. Pictured here are Ciara O’Brien, Fidelma Clarke and Sheena Kierans from Drogheda Credit Union with Maria White, Principal of Scoil Olibhéir Naofa, Bettystown. Photo: Jenny Callanan.

Drogheda Credit Union (Drogheda, East Meath, Dunleer, Trim, Monasterboice) present cheque for €500 to Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, Bettystown. Pictured here are Ciara O’Brien, Fidelma Clarke and Sheena Kierans from Drogheda Credit Union with Maria White, Principal of Scoil Olibhéir Naofa, Bettystown. Photo: Jenny Callanan.

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Sean Kavanagh ex Tyrone GAA star and Brian McClair ex Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic with podcasters Mark Godfrey and Matthew Crist at the Talking Balls charity event in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

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BELLEWSTOWN

Contact

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

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Duleek/Bellewstown GFC are having Drive-In Bingo this Sunday 22nd May at the Racecourse. Starting time is 3p.m. There will be a Bonus Jackpot of €1,500 in 47 calls or less; or standard Jackpot of €1,000. All support will be very much appreciated.

Bellewstown P & P

Competitions continue each Sunday morning at 10a.m. Tuesday evening competitions continues each week; please be there for 6.40p.m. for 7p.m. tee off. The winners last Tuesday were Derick Seery, Patrick Farrell & Leo Weldon.

Blotto

Tuesday 10th May. Numbers drawn were 01-04-17-19-27. No winner. The €10 winners were Adam & Ryan; Marie Black; James Whyte; Angela Bellew; Iva Wright; TCPA.

Bingo

The Bellewstown Inn continues their Thursday night Bingo sessions at 7.30p.m. each week. A fun night with good prizes.

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.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage – fully escorted trip 1st June 2022 visiting Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee and more. Spiritual Director is Fr Sean Henry. Cost €1,895 HB, details from www.travalue.ie 0818 333990.

Local Work Vacancies

We have a number of Community Employment vacancies. These posts are based in Duleek, Bellewstown and Slane with roles for Ground-workers, Tour Guide, Admin Assistant and Caretakers. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years of age or over and in receipt of a payment from DEASP for a minimum of one year. Please contact Janet or Frank in our office on 041-9880269 or further information on how to apply for these roles can be found on Jobs Ireland.

LAYTOWN/BETTYSTOWN

Contact

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

Concert for Alzheimer Society Drogheda

The Tredagh Singers present a summer concert of songs featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah with conductor Geraldine Doggett, orchestra and Soloists. Taking place in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Peter Street Drogheda on Friday 27th May at 8p.m. Tickets cost €20 and you will be supporting a great cause. For tickets contact Ann Shortt on 087 2893698.

Basketball for All

We are thrilled to announce plans for a new inclusion team starting next season.

As part of this we are holding a ‘Come and Try day’ on Saturday May 28th from 10.30-12.30 in Ballymakenny College Drogheda.

We are inviting people of all abilities and disabilities, both physical and intellectual, to come along and play basketball with us. We will have plenty of qualified and experienced coaches on hand to answer any questions and get you involved in the best way that suits you. Please, help us spread the word. #wolfpack #tobelongtoplaytothrive #inclusion Basketball Ireland.

Laytown I C A

The local Guild, after a long absence due to Covid, is resuming 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.

Bettystown Tidy Towns

Once again, the volunteers were out on Saturday sweeping, litter-picking, watering, planting and trimming; doing great work to make the village look good. They welcome all volunteers any Saturday from 9a.m. until 11a.m.

Blessing of the Graves 2022

Colpe: Saturday 11th June at 7.00pm Mornington; Sunday 12th June at 7.00pm; Reilig Mhuire: Sunday 19th June at 7.00pm. Please let family outside the parish be aware of the dates.

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 planned for the coming months.

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

Cille’s Lotto

Lotto results for 10th May. Numbers drawn were 11-12-17-24. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners were Alan Hatch & Ciara Wynne. Jackpot next week is €10,000. Play online at www.cilles.com Thank you for your continued support.

Coffee Dock in Piltown

We’re delighted that local business duo Gary & Sinéad Fitzsimons–trading as *DEJA BRU*–will be onsite in Piltown every weekend for the summer months.

DEJA BRU will provide fantastic Barista style coffee, tea and snacks to the Cilles army of faithful supporters and perhaps even a few of the opposition!

Defibrillators

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.

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.

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.

MORNINGTON

Contact

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

Cille’s Lotto

Lotto results for 10th May. Numbers drawn were 11-12-17-24. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners were Alan Hatch & Ciara Wynne. Jackpot next week is €10,000. Play online at www.cilles.com Thank you for your continued support.

Cille’s GAA Summer Camp

We’re delighted to announce that we are running the very popular Pre-school camp this summer. This camp is only for children starting school in September. Spaces are limited to 60 and when it’s full we’ll close registrations. The link to register is : https://forms.gle/RGLnfNk7aSeiUVt96 Please contact Conor on 089-2542685 if you have any questions.

Blessing of the Graves

Colpe: Saturday 11th June at 7.00pm Mornington; Sunday 12th June at 7.00pm; Reilig Mhuire: Sunday 19th June at 7.00pm.

Coffee Dock in Piltown

We’re delighted that local business duo Gary & Sinéad Fitzsimons–trading as *DEJA BRU*–will be onsite in Piltown every weekend for the summer months.

DEJA BRU will provide fantastic Barista style coffee, tea and snacks to the Cilles army of faithful supporters and perhaps even a few of the opposition!

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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