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The sincere sympathy of Broomfield & District Residents Association and the Community of Broomfield and District is extended to all who are bereaved by the passing of Imelda Jackson RIP., Newtownfortescue, Collon recently. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time for you. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Broomfield and District Residents Association took place last Thursday 19th May in Teach Raithneach.
With a good attendance present, the newly elected in-coming Committee sees many new faces on board, which is a welcome and positive change. The first meeting of the new Committee takes place on Thursday 26th May in Teach Raithneach, with a starting time of 8.30pm. A full Report next week.
Fergus Barnett, DPD (Dynamic Parcel Delivery) Depot 43, White Cross, Starinagh, Collon presented Sponsorship to Mary Morgan, Chairperson of Broomfield and District Residents Association at the Annual General Meeting of the Association last Thursday night.
The Association would like to thank DPD for the vote of confidence, and will support them in any way possible going forward. DPD work out of what was once the Geraghty Concrete Products yard, at White Cross, known locally as Campbells Cross after a local Family that used to live at the Cross.
The Association also wishes to acknowledge and thank the owner and developer of the facility at White Cross, John Hanratty, of JH Groundworks.
Culture Night 2022, Event Grant Scheme
Meath Arts Office are pleased to announce the launch of a new Culture Night 2022 Event Grant Scheme. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts taking place on September 23rd 2022. This new Award supports Artists, venues and local arts/cultural organisations who wish to host a Culture Night event in County Meath. Maximum amount available €1,000. Closing date for applications is 17th June 2022 at 1pm. Ideas from Members of the Community welcome.
Community Alert Sign Missing
Please keep an eye out for a Community Alert sign that has gone missing from the Cleever’s Cross, in the Ballymacan/Grangegeeth area recently.
A Message from the Broadband Officer
On the Thursday 9th June the IFI (Irish Film Industry) is hosting a film festival for the BCPs featuring Academy Award Nominated short films. People from all over Ireland are invited to join us for this free online film festival experience via their local Broadband Connection Point (Teach Raithneach).
The screening is on from 7.30 pm until 9pm and therefore could start off a longer evening of activities if the site was looking to run any other events or activities that evening. The collection will be delivered through a downloadable link sent to each of the participating BCP locations. They have developed some posters and marketing materials for the event to enable you to attract viewers. BCPs will require a computer and television screen for viewing which most of you should have now.
A wider collection of films will be available for viewing on the IFI player from the 10th June 2022. Please get in contact if you would like to get involved in making this initiative happen on Thursday 9th June. Contact 087 2729154.
Nobber Fair Day
The Nobber Fair Day on Sunday last, 22nd was the biggest and best ever. Enjoying good weather, there were stalls aplenty, and everything else from a needle to an anchor. Activities galore, vintage displays, music, song and dance, and grub to suit all tastes. Well done to all involved. Well worth supporting, and it was well supported. Trim Haymaking Festival is coming up on Sunday 19th June, a date for the diary.
The Broomfield Walking Group have already started walking on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Sunday Walking at 12 noon as usual. New Members welcome at any time. Contact Josie on 086 4458108 for information.
Irish Dancing Classes
The Farrelly School of Irish Dancing reminds you that Irish Dancing Classes are held as usual on Friday evenings from 6 to 7pm in Teach Raithneach. Past and new members welcome. Contact Grainne on 086 3707227 for further details.
Pride of Place 2022
Meath Co. Council’s Pride of Place 2022 Initiative has been launched. The Competition is set out under 20 Categories. The closing date for entries is Friday 27th May 2022. Broomfield & District will lodge an application this week. Hungry Hall Park is looking fabulous at present, pay it a visit sometime. We need Volunteers to get involved with the HHP Project.
The Association would like to hear from Community Members who would be willing to take part in Training/ Re-training in the use of a Defibrillator. The Training will take place in Teach Raithneach when numbers willing to participate are established. Please contact the Secretary on 087 2729154 if interested.
Activities at Teach Raithneach
Activities include: Walking, Art, Yoga, Irish Dancing, Guitar and Piano Lessons, and Men’s Shed.
For the most up-to-date information from the Meath Public Participation Network, contact the PPN Team in the first instance on 087 3512281 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you will find all this information and more.
Check out Meath LSP’s Programmes and Activities in the Spring/Summer Ezine 2022 which is available now . Contact Lynn at Meath Local Sports Partnership on 046 9067337 or check out www.meathsports.ie
Keep in contact please
Please keep in contact with your relatives and neighbours, especially the elderly, and those living alone, and do what you can to help. A phone call will always be welcome. Contact Broomfield and District Residents Association Secretary on 087 2729154.
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Martin Smyth RIP
There was deep sadness and shock around the village following the sudden passing of Martin (Massie) Smyth, Ledwidge Terrace. Martin was predeceased by his father Edward, mother Bridgid, sister Ann, brothers Patsy, Michael and Tommy. He is mourned by his loving wife Dora, his children Gary, Ciaran, Orla and Ivan, grandchildren Nicole, Morgan, Layton, Cameron, Doireann, Aoibheann, Taylor, Niamh, Moya and Dara, son in law Mark, daughters in law Jenny, Jo and Carol, brothers Eamon (Ardee) and Frank (Castletown KP), sisters Sheila and Maise (UK), Nell, Kathy, Marion, Dinah and Geraldine (Ardee), brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is extended. Martin’s funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church with burial in St Erc’s cemetery.
Want to get out and get active through the Gaelic4Mothers & Others initiative. Gaelic4Mothers & Others is coming to Slane GFC with a registration night this Friday May 27th at 8pm. The initiative sees women playing ladies Gaelic football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. The only criteria is to be 25 years plus, and be a non registered player. Further details from Stacey at 085 2780787.
Tidy Towns AGM
The agm of the Tidy Towns Committee takes place on Tuesday, June 14th at 8pm in the parochial Hall. Existing and new members welcome.
Drive In Bingo
Following the success of their recent Monster Bongo in Toddy Harding Park, Slane GFC have announced that they will be running a weekly Drive-In Bingo and it continues this evening Wednesday May 25th, at the club grounds, starting at 8pm. Single books - €15, double books €20.
5K Walk/Run success
St Patrick’s National School Parents Association is delighted to announce that the recent Slane Castle 5k trail/Walk/Run school fundraiser proved a resounding success with a whopping €6,372 raised. The Parents Association would like to thank everyone involved for their support, the organising sub committee, all those who participated on the day, generous sponsors and all the volunteers.
Slane Wanderers Soccer Club is hosting the Coerver Summer Camp for ages six to 14 from Monday, July 18th till the following Friday, from 10am to 1pm each day. Professional coaches guarantee that the planned sessions are delivered to the highest standard to ensure a fun filled week while also improving youngsters soccer skills. All players will receive a Coerver Coaching certificate and a choice of the brand new Adidas Coerver Ball or an Adidas Coerver top. The camps fill up very quickly so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Booking details are on the Slane Wanderers Facebook page.
Trad music at the Castle
Meath Beo returns hosting live traditional Irish music events this May with a performance at Slane Castle this Sunday, May 29th from 6 to 8pm. The performance features Brenda Castles on concertina and Éanna Ó Cróinín, uilleann pipes. All details of tickets (€20) are on the website www.meathbeo.com Pre ticket sales is highly recommended.
Blessing of the graves
The annual Blessing of the Graves takes place in St Erc’s Cemetery on Sunday, August 14th at 3pm. The Blessing of the Graves on the Hill of Slane takes place the same day at 2pm approximately. The graves in Monknewtown (2pm) Dowth (2.30) and Fennor (3pm) will be blessed on Sunday, August 7th.
Numbers drawn in the Slane GFC lotto for May 18th were 9, 14, 17, 25. There was no winner and the jackpot is now €2275. Spot prize winners were Patrick Gleeson, Brian Leavey, Eileen White, Caroline Cummins. The 50/50 monthly draw is back for May and tickets can be purchased at the club hut at Smith’s Garage on Saturday.
The club host a GAA Cúl Camp from July 25th to 29th and registration is now open but places are limited and sell out quickly.
FAI Soccer School
Rossin Rovers are hosting a FAI Summer Soccer School starting Monday July 11th from 10am to 1pm and continuing each day to the following Friday. Registration is now open for boys and girls aged 6 -14. Each child will receive training gear and quality coaching from FAI trained and approved coaches.
Book online and get 20% discount at Intersport Elverys Stores. Booking available from https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/
Festival at Rock Farm
A Festival at Rock Farm featuring a mixture of music, comedy and wellness takes place across three days from July 8th - 10th. The event is an intimate weekend gathering of people with expected attendance of 2,000 - 2,500. The programme of events includes - Friday 8th: 5pm - 11pm - Music and events programme across four stages; 11pm - 3am - Late night areas open at reduced volume. Saturday 9th: noon to 11pm - Music and events programme across four stages; 11pm - 3am - Late night areas open at reduced volume. Sunday 10th: noon to 11pm - Music and events programme across four stages
11pm - 3am - Late night areas open at reduced volume. A comprehensive event management plan will be in place as well as a traffic management plan which will be agreed with the Gardai in advance.
Community Centre Golf Classic
Slane Community Centre are holding their annual Golf Classic in Ashbourne Golf Club this Friday May 27th, to raise funds for the building of the Community Centre. It is €400 for a team of four including dinner in the club house afterwards. Tee times are available from 9am to 4pm. Prizes for first and second placed teams as well as the longest drive and nearest the pin. Further details can be had by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Couch to 5k
Rathkenny Athletic Club are once again running their Couch to 5k programme. This will start in mid-June with exact date to be confirmed. This is a great way to get fit and meet new friends in a friendly and encouraging environment. Cost is €60 which covers club membership until December and entry into the club’s 5k Road Race on August 19th. For further details or to book a place contact 086 0724911 or message the club’s Facebook page.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12th - 17th September. Booking forms from 01 2410800.
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Tom Deenihan takes place from Tuesday 18th - Thursday 27th October. Price €1875 per person sharing (half board) Tel 01 8434734.