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Around the Districts: Dunleer and Termonfeckin


Paddy Goodwin was joined by Henry McCullough's brother Victor at the 'Homage To Henry' gig at the Barrell Venue in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Paddy Goodwin was joined by Henry McCullough's brother Victor at the 'Homage To Henry' gig at the Barrell Venue in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Paddy Goodwin was joined by Henry McCullough's brother Victor at the 'Homage To Henry' gig at the Barrell Venue in McHugh's. Photo: Colin Bell Photography




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Barmeath Tea Party

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Dunleer Tidy Towns afternoon Tea Party at Barmeath Castle takes place this coming Sunday August 14th 2022 from 2 to 5pm.

Tea and cakes on the lawn are the order of the day with some popular music to entertain us all for the afternoon by the The Full Shilling. Meet with friends and family, bring your picnic and spread your blanket on the lawn. Freely stroll the grounds. The highlight will be the crowning of the princess of the castle during the afternoon. This is open to under 10 years old. The winner will win a Toy store Voucher. She will also be taken to the top of the tower in the Castle with parents by the owner. All the girls of 10 years and under please get those Pretty costumes ready for the big party. Tell your family and friends and have a meet up at the Castle on the day. Celebrate your birthday in style at the Castle. Keep up to date on Facebook at Dunleer Tidy Towns. You will be free to visit the vast grounds around the castle also. There will also be other attractions on the day. More details later. €10 per car. €5 Individual entry.

Dunleer Golf Society

The Dunleer Golf Societies next event will be held at Black Bush GC, Thomastown, Co. Meath this Saturday, August 13th 2022 and will be supported by Halpenny Golf, Drogheda.

Senior Citizens Coffee Morning

A coffee morning for all Senior citizens is being held each first Friday of the month from 10am to 12 noon in the Market house free of charge. The next to be held is the September event which falls on September 2nd.

Lann Léire C.P.g. Draw

Lann Léire Lotto results for 03/08/22 are 2,5,10 and 16. No Jackpot winner but the weekly winners are as follows; Louise McMahon, Bernie Toner and Fergus Martin. Next Jackpot €2,100.


St Kevin’s GAA have recently started up a Gaelic4Mothers&Others night which takes place every Wednesday from 7 to 8pm. The focus is on fun and training,

NO experience necessary! Age limit is over 25 and you must not be playing competitive football. Go along and try it out , have a laugh and have some fun! New members are welcome.

Parish Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022

Dunleer parish Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022 takes please September 22nd 2022 with Spiritual Director: Fr. Michael Murtagh.

Five nights, €779 per person which includes complimentary group travel Insurance. Pilgrimage details consist of direct return flights from Dublin to Lourdes, return airport transfers to Lourdes, five nights in the Hotel Paradis, full board breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, fully escorted pilgrimage, accompanied by spiritual director, mMass at the Grotto, Anointing of the Sick, Torchlight Procession, Blessed Sacrament Procession and International Mass. For information please contact: Parish office on 0416851278 or email: gmichaelmurtagh@gmail.com.

Patrún dates

Dromin takes place on October 9th at 11 a.m.


Your news

Any news or interesting items welcome in this column. New deadline-please have all information with me by 8pm on Sunday evenings at nicholasduff66@gmail.com or contact or text 087-2486472.

St. Fechin’s GAA

YES, they did it. The Senior Hurlers retained their County Title and the Paddy Kelly Cup for a second year running with a very impressive victory over Knockbridge in the Championship final held in Dunleer . The final score was 2-16 to 2-08 with both St. Fechin’s goals coming in the first 10 minutes. Although Knockbridge fought hard, St. Fechin’s kept right in there to the finish as well as Peter Fortune being awarded Man of the Match. Congratulations lads. There was disappointment for the U15 Hurlers who unfortunately were beaten by Knockbridge in their final which preceded the Senior Final, but they should be proud of themselves for getting to the final. Well done to the Senior Ladies who had a one point victory over St. Pats in Round 7 of the League. St. Fechin’s Men’s team gave Cooley the runaround with a 1-17 to 0-07 victory. Great to see the younger teams still active as the U8 Girls played teams from Glen Emmets and Dundalk Gaels and showed great displays of skill and teamwork. There was plenty of delight expressed when the Louth U14 Camogie team had a great win and won the Mairead Meehan Cup. Five St. Fechin’s Girls, Julia, Ruby Sunshine, Niamh, Saoirse and Louth Captain Caoimhe were part of that great victory. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others and Dads & Lads teams are enjoying their weekly sessions and are also getting to play against other teams. St Fechins will run a Fun Sports Camp from August 16th to 19th in Páirc Naomh Feichín.The cost is €40 with discounts for additional family members, This Fun Sports Camp is open to everyone , members and non members, aged 6 to 12 years. Bookings can only be made online on the link below and places are limited so it is advisable to book now to avoid disappointment. Louth GAA Louth Ladies LGFA Louth Camogie Sandpit National School https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp... Social Walking continues for the summer months. For further information, contact Geraldine at 086-1072018. Social football for Dads and Lads is on Monday evenings from 8.15 to 9.15pm. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others is on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm and new members are always welcome, no experience needed. You just need to be over 25, not currently playing football, and looking for some fun and fitness. For more information, text 087-2830251

St. Fechin’s Lotto

The numbers drawn were 16, 18, 19 and 21. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of €100 was Patrick Keane. Winners of €20 were Darren O’Neill, Matt Mc Dermott, Sean Drew, Lorraine Mullen and Derek Holcroft. The Jackpot this week is €1,700. Thanks as always to Madden’s Centra for their very valued sponsorship and to all who support the Lotto. Tickets are available in the Post Office, at the clubhouse gate or on the online lotto app.

Religious Ceremonies

Details of all Masses and other religious ceremonies are in the Parish Bulletin and on the facebook page. Weekday Masses (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) for the months of July and August will all be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Adoration is also from the Oratory on Fridays from 11am to 6pm via the internet only. The wearing of masks, use of sanitizers and respecting safe distances is still strongly encouraged. Great to see that the Tea on the Lawn after the 11am Mass last Sunday week was very successful.

Blessing of the Graves

This Sunday August 14th is the annual Blessing of the Graves in both Parish Cemeteries. The Service of Blessing in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheetland Road is at 3pm and in the Old Cemetery at 4.30pm. Families are requested to bring along their own Holy Water on the day. Collections towards the upkeep of both Cemeteries will also be taken up on the day.

Buzzing for Sunflowers

A field of Sunflowers just inside the entrance to Seapoint Golf Club is certainly attracting a lot of attention. Grown by Jimmy Kirwant, the Sunflowers are an absolute vision to behold. Let us hope that our little honey producers appreciate what is there for them and the rest of us as well.

No Swim Notice

Concern was expressed locally when Louth County Council placed a No Swimming Notice on Seapoint Beach. The Do Not Swim notice was put in place because of pollution due to possible agricultural land run off. However the notice was only in place for four days and the water quality was monitored during that time. Hopefully there will be no re-occurrence of this as our beach is a vital and major attraction to visitors.

Catherine Walsh R.I.P.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family, relations and friends of Catherine (Kitty) Walsh, née Byrne, Priory Corner, Seapoint Road, Termonfeckin who died recently. Requiem Mass was offered in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Termonfeckin and the Funeral in Calvary Cemetery, Drogheda. May she rest in peace.

Ruth Jackson R.I.P.

Our deepest condolences are offered to the family, relations and friends of Ruth Jackson (née Smith), The Cottage, Belview Kennels, Cartown who died recently. The Funeral Service was in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda followed by private Cremation. May she rest in peace.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Seapoint P&P are delighted to report on Sarah Cooneys continued success on the Pitch and Putt circuit when she added the Leinster Girls Stroke Play title to her recently won National title.Playing on her home course Sarah was strongly fancied to win but the burden of expectation did not impede Sarah one bit and she enjoyed a healthy lead and was a comfortable winner in the end. Well done Sarah. Seapoint -along with Killineer-hosted the Leinster Inter County competition over the weekend.and the good weather contributed to an excellent event which had great crowds attending.

Well done to the Louth Ladies Intermediate team, consisting of 4 Seapoint players Bridie Hanratty, Ann Ward, Marlo Everitt and Mary Coyle who finished in 2nd place, narrowly edged out by the Meath Ladies. Well done ladies. Seapoint would like to congratulate the Louth Men’s Junior team on winning the Leinster Inter County on Saturday, the first time Louth have won this competition. Seapoint’s Tony Butler captained the team. The Club Doubles Matchplay final is due to be played this weekend with the tyros Gary Coyle and Andrew Lawler facing off against the wily veterans Anto Mullen and Eamon Furlong. Keep an eye on the usual sources for confirmed time of final. Members are advised that the closing date for the Leinster Matchplay is August 14th so interested parties should sign up now, the form is on the noticeboard. The public are advised that the course is open to green fees all week.


For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email admin@an-grianan.ie Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. A Family Fun Package is available from August 16th to 18th which has activities for all the family. A Lace Week will take place from October 10th-14th. It is advisable to book now. Many other events are being organised and details of these will be announced in due course. The Garden Centre Opening Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays from 1pm-5pm.

Scouts/Community Hall

As preparations get underway for the new Scouting year which begins in September, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group is seeking new youth and adult members. New members will be enrolled in September. The Hall is always open for the Community to use for meetings, Bingo nights etc and the Scouts would love to see the Hall being used. If anyone is interested in using the Community Hall, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group can be contacted at neilmartincoastal@gmail.com or 086-3447249 for more information.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.

Teams enjoyed a well earned break from competitive matches over the last two weeks but games resume after August 12th. During the break, the pitch surface was under repair. Following the success of the recent Summer Camp, there are now plans to run a Halloween Camp. Details will be announced in September. If you would like to hire the Astro Pitch or become a member or player, please email Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com for more information. Meanwhile Termonfeckin Celtic send huge congratulations to one of their players Adam Fahey on his victory in the recent U14 Irish Boys Golf Championship.

Termonfeckin Tennis Club

A Fun Tennis Camp with Coach Hugh Mc Donagh takes place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th. There is also free registration and assessment for the Autumn Coaching term. If interested, please text 086-3431437. Further details are available at www.termonfeckintennisclub.ie

Tredagh Boxing Academy

Contact 087-9944799 for details of any events at Tredagh Boxing Academy which is based at An-Grianan. All new members very welcome. Boxercise Classes are on Tuesdays from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm. Mondays, Juniors from 6.30pm to 7.10pm, seniors from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Tuesdays,

Senior Championship Boxers from 8pm to 9pm. Wednesdays, Juniors from 6.30pm to 7.10pm and Seniors from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Thursdays, Seniors from 6.20pm to 7.50pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm.


Co. Louth Golf Club was busy over the weekend with the Captain’s Prize competition. The current Gent’s Captain is Nicky Smith.

Congratulations to Seapoint Junior member Adam Fahey who continues to shine on the Golfing Circuit. Adam was the winner of the Irish Under-14 Boys’ Open Championships at Lucan Golf Club. A final round of 72 secured the victory for Adam.. Open Singles continue on Tuesdays at Seapoint. It was also a busy time for Seapoint as the Captains Day 2022 was held.


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