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Around the Districts: Broomfield and Stamullen


Chairperson Andrew Watters, Aureliusz Klus (Stamullen RC) 3rd, Winner Javan Nulty (Stamullen RC), Rosemary Mullen wife of the late Mark Mullen, Paul Butter (Sean Kelly CC) 2nd and Club secretary Gearoid Campbell at the Jons Drogheda Wheelers Mark Mullen League 2022. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Chairperson Andrew Watters, Aureliusz Klus (Stamullen RC) 3rd, Winner Javan Nulty (Stamullen RC), Rosemary Mullen wife of the late Mark Mullen, Paul Butter (Sean Kelly CC) 2nd and Club secretary Gearoid Campbell at the Jons Drogheda Wheelers Mark Mullen League 2022. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Chairperson Andrew Watters, Aureliusz Klus (Stamullen RC) 3rd, Winner Javan Nulty (Stamullen RC), Rosemary Mullen wife of the late Mark Mullen, Paul Butter (Sean Kelly CC) 2nd and Club secretary Gearoid Campbell at the Jons Drogheda Wheelers Mark Mullen League 2022. Photo: Colin Bell Photography




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Sincere Sympathy

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Sincere sympathy to the Mongey Family and all who are bereaved by the recent passing of James (Jimmy) Mongey, RIP., Slane and formerly Tullyallen.

Sincere sympathy also to the Mc Donnell Family and all who are bereaved by the passing of Mary Mc Donnell, RIP., Newtowndarver, Castlebellingham recently ( mother of Clare Mc Donnell, Kellystown). Bereaved Families are in our thoughts at this sad time for them. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anamnacha dilis.

Community Alert Garda advice

Gardai are calling on vehicle and homeowners to be vigilant following a spate of fuel thefts across the country. Fuel theft is a crime that usually happens at night and occurs quickly–a fuel tank can be emptied in minutes, leading Gardaí to warn people to remain vigilant. But it’s not just petrol or diesel that’s being stolen, there are rising reports of home fuel thefts from industrial, farming and residential tanks. The Broomfield and District Text Alert number is 086 2193103, if you are a Resident of Broomfield and District, please make sure that you are registered with the Community Text Alert. Please keep checking the Personal Monitored Alarms.

Defibrillator at Grangegeeth

A Defibrillator has been placed at the Grangegeeth Inn, Grangegeeth, and is ready to be used. It’s an easy access Defibrillator, in keeping with current-day trends. No access code is required, just turn the cabinet handle and pull the door open, to gain access to the Defib. It’s as simple as that. The two Defibrillators available locally, one at Teach Raithneach and the latest at Grangegeeth will in the coming days be placed on the National Ambulance Services Register. Training in the use of a Defibrillator will start as soon as possible. Please get in touch on 087 2729154 if you are interested in availing of this Life Saving Training. Thanks to all who made the availability of a Defib at Grangegeeth Cross a reality.

Couch to 5K

A Couch to 5K, 8 week Training Programme will start shortly at Teach Raithneach. Keep an eye on the Broomfield Facebook page for the details.

Heritage Week

National Heritage Week runs from Sat.13th to Sun. 21st August. A Heritage Walk will take place from Teach Raithneach, Starinagh to Old Mellifont Abbey on Saturday 20th August, starting out at 11am. A Guided Tour of Mellifont Abbey will follow the walk. Interested parties should turn up at Teach Raithneach at 10.45am. This is a FREE event! Please bring a light lunch, to be had at the Abbey, bring a bottle of water also. Further information from the Secretary on 087 2729154.

Pride of Place Judging in Broomfield & District, Sat. 20th August, 4.15 to 5.15pm.

Space available

There is ample space available in Teach Raithneach for all types of Fitness and Well-being Classes and Activities. Tutors/Instructors in these type of activities, please take note. Are there any Music Teachers out there who would be interested in teaching how to play a musical instrument at Teach Riathneach? We particularly would like to hear from a Guitar Teacher. Car Parking aplenty at Teach Raithneach also. A number of dedicated Broadband spaces are also available at Teach Raithneach for those wishing to work remotely. Contact the Secretary on 087 2729154 for further information. The Teach Raithneach Eircode is A92 W283.

CÉ, Tus and RSS Schemes and Vacancies

There are always vacancies on all of these Schemes in the Ardee and Collon areas. Individuals who are eligible and would like to participate, should in the first instance make contact with the Secretaries of those Organisations involved locally in these Schemes.

Walking News

The Broomfield Walking Group walk at a number of different locations, on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Sunday Walking at 12 noon as usual. New Members welcome at any time. Walking is a healthy activity, we need more walkers of all ages to take part. Contact Josie on 086 4458108 for information


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, and also to take part in Digital Literacy Training. Training will take place in Teach Raithneach when numbers willing to participate are established. Please contact the Secretary on 087 2729154 if interested. There has been some interest expressed already, but just not enough yet to set up either of the training programmes mentioned. We would particularly like to hear from teenagers interested in availing of Defib Training

Meath PPN

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 meathppn@meathcoco.ie where you will find all this information and more.


Check out Meath LSP’s Programmes and Activities in the 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 Touch!

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. Please check out the Broomfield & District Residents Association Facebook Page.


In Memory

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mrs. Vera Squires née McKenzie, late of Stamullen who passed away at the Mater Hospital in Dublin on Sunday July 31st last. Following her Funeral Mass at St. Patrick`s Chjapel in Stamullen Village on Thursday last August 4th , Mrs Squires was laid to rest at Fleminton Cemetery at Balscadden in Fingal.

Road Works

The Road Works, taking place between Silverstream Close and Stedalt Cross in Stamullen have been completed. The works were carried out as a result of Water-Mains Rehabilitation Works on behalf of Irish Water and the short stretch of road between Silverstream Close and Stedalt Cross was closed to traffic from Wednesday August 3rd August to Friday August 5th inclusive which created a lengthy detour for those from the Silverstream, Kilbreck and Glassheen Residential Estates travelling to and from Stamullen Village.

Charity Shop

“Timeless Pieces”, a new Shop that has opened at Alderwood in Stamullwn Village is selling new & pre-loved clothing and other items such as handbags, shoes, jewellery, etc.The proceeds of the shop are in aid of `The Feel-Good-Project`, which is a well-being and mental-health programme in Co. Meath

Bug Hotel

A lovely decorative piece, a Bug/Insect-Hotel, has been erected at the Community Garden outside Cromwell`s Avenue in the centre of Gormanston Village. The piece has been installed by the Gormanston Community Association, complete with the name `Gormanston` added into the beautiful woodwork surround and it greatly adds to the already wonderful Community Garen here at Gormanston. Well done to all concerned.

Moynalty Show

Just a reminder that the annual Steam Threashing and Vintage show will take place this coming Sunday, August 14th in the beautiful village of Moynalty in north-west Co. Meath. It will surely attract tens of thousands of people, particularly since it is the first Vintage Show at Moynalty since August 2019.

Know Your Parish

During the summer of 1895, a Sports Day was held at Gormanstown which attracted large numbers of people from near and far. According to the weather reports at the time, that particular August weekend was a really hot one and men, women and children took part in the day’s events which included tug-of-war, athletics, pony races, music, dancing, cake sales, fruit and veg stalls, etc. Because of the very fine weather, many people also headed off to Casey’s Public House at Gormanston and also to McCabe’s Pub. across the road and while most folk had headed off home on that August’s summer’s evening, two local men stayed on in the local pub a little while longer. On their way home through Gormanstown village the two men couldn’t agree on who had won a certain pony race that day at the sports venue and they began arguing as they walked. This argument soon turned into fisticuffs and with waistcoats thrown to the ground, the men began to have a good bout in the centre of the road.

The spot that they had picked to sort out their difference of opinion happened to be right outside the local Police Barracks, which attracted the attention of none other than Sergeant Milton. Milton couldn’t talk any sense into the drunken friends and so, with little choice, he arrested both men and had them charged with a breach of the peace and being drunk and disorderedly on the public highway. At Julianstown Petty Sessions the following week the two men were each fined a couple of shillings for their misconduct.