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Around the Districts: Dunleer and Termonfeckin


Pat and Ciaran Lynch cheering on the Louth Ladies footballers on Sunday.

Pat and Ciaran Lynch cheering on the Louth Ladies footballers on Sunday.

Pat and Ciaran Lynch cheering on the Louth Ladies footballers on Sunday.



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The late Jack (John) Lynch

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Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jack (John) Lynch, Drumcashel, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, who recently passed away peacefully at his residence. Jack, beloved husband of Mary (née Morgan) and loving father of Brian, John, Darren and Áine. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Eamon Landy, daughters-in-law, Marina and Róisín, grandchildren, Megan, Naomi, Shakira, Jack, Jake, Jamie, Tegan, Riely, Jayden and great-grandchild Mason, brothers and sister, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

George Harmone birthday

To celebrate the late great George Harmons 60th birthday, a fundraiser is being held this Saturday January 28th in Shearmans Bar, Dunleer at 9pm with all proceeds going to palliative care in Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda. Ticket price is €10. Music by The full shilling and guests, raffle on the night. All Welcome for a night not to be missed.

Sum Does Broadway

Scoil Uí Mhuirí Does Broadway on Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday 25th from 7.30pm in the gym. Tickets are €10 and are available at the schools reception

Reuben Christening

Congratulations to Samantha and Stefan on their son Reuben Robert O Hanrahan and Arthur William Cassidy

Son to Adrian and Emily who were baptised in Dunleer last weekend .

Dunleer Dental

Best wishes to sisters Laura and Michelle Burns on their new Dunleer Dental & Aesthetics which is open on the main street beside the post office.

Mosstown Cemetery

There is going to be a get-together for all outgoing committee members, their familys and all who have helped in any way with the upkeep of the graveyard down through the years and to also welcome the new committee who will takeover the upkeep and maintance of the cemetary. Mass will be held in St. Brigid’s Church, Dunleer at 7.30pm on Saturday night January 28th with refreshments afterwards in St. Kevins Community Centre, Philipstown. All enquires to 0863626999.

Lann Léire GFC AGM

Lann Léire GFC will hold its AGM on Friday January 27th at 7.30pm in the Lann Léire Pavillion. All are welcome. The club are hoping for a good turnout of members. Tea/Coffee and sandwiches will be served following the meeting.


The AGM of the Dunleer Community Development Association will take place on Tuesday January 31st at 7.30pm

in the Market House, Main Street, Dunleer. This will be a blended meeting with access to online attendance by Zoom.

If you wish to attend by Zoom link please contact admin@themarkethouse.ie or contact 089 9854278.

Dunleer CE vacancies

The Louth Connect Community Employment Scheme has numerous vacancies in Dunleer and surrounds. These are developmental opportunities, no experience necessary.

Accredited training will be given towards your career path. Eligibility to participate on CE (Applicants must be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for one year or more and over 21. For information on the vacancies you can log onto their facebook page and also email your CV to: elane@dunleerce.ie or phone 0858558175.

Lann Léire GFC draw

Results for 11/01/2023, numbers drawn were; 11,12,21 and 26. No Jackpot winner. Weekly winners were; Lea McShane,

Maura Callaghan and Adam Healy. Next Jackpot is €2,800.

Segrave Barns Dunany

Segrave Barns Dunany are having an open day on this Sunday January 29th. Looking to start your wedding planning?

Then why not go and visit the most unique wedding venue! You can book your time slot now, Slots available from 12-3pm. Book by emailing us at info@segravebarns.ie

Slimming World

Slimming World Dunleer group takes place in the Market House main street Dunleer every Wednesday at 6pm. The consultant has ten years experience.

For further info you can contact Lynne on 0879839776 or just pop in.

Trad sessions

Scoraícht Lann Léire holds open Trad sessions every Tuesday evening at 7pm. For all info on events you can follow them on their facebook page; Scoraícht Lann Léire.


New deadline

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

Joy wins Essay Competition

Congratulations must go to a former pupil of Scoil Naomh Feichin who recently won an Essay Competition held in honour of a Drogheda man who was a former Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann. A Committee was established to honour Liam O’Buachalla, described as “A Great Irish Statesman” and it was decided to run an Essay Competition among local Schools.

The objective was to find the best essay with the title “What It Means to be Irish”. Joy Chuks from Termonfeckin, now a pupil in Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, took up the challenge and her essay was decided as the overall winner. The full essay was printed in last week’s Drogheda Independent and is an excellent read. Congratulations Joy on this award.


It is a case of trying to dodge the potholes on both sides of Termonfeckin Bridge, especially when meeting oncoming traffic. They are also appearing in other areas, some are deep and there is nothing worse than the shockwaves that go through a car and driver’s body when hitting them, not to mention the damage they can cause. Hopefully something can be done about them soon.


It is something that could be written about every week and still won’t make any difference to those who carry out the disgusting habit of blatant dumping of litter along our roadside verges. With banks and verges being trimmed, the situation becomes more noticeable and shocking. Along some roads it is an absolute disgrace. Desperate measures are needed to stop the filthy animals who do this.

Religious Ceremonies

Weekday Masses are at 9.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and also 9.30am on Wednesdays in the Church of the Assumption. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. The Parish Office is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 1pm. All notices for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter should be submitted before 10.30am on Thursdays. Mass Cards for a variety of intentions are also available in the Parish Office.

Noel McEvoy R.I.P.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family, relations and friends of Noel McEvoy, Callystown Lodge, Clogherhead and formerly of Tubbertoby, Termonfeckin who died recently. Noel was a former St. Fechin’s footballer and wore the green and white jersey with distinction, being a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. Requiem Mass was offered in St. Michaels Church, Clogherhead and the Funeral in St. Denis Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

St. Fechin’s are going Country

Dancing to one of Ireland’s great Country legends Mr. Matt Leavy is this Sunday evening January 29th from 5pm to 7.30pm. Doors open at 4.30pm. Admission is €10. More of the best Country Sounds around will be coming to the new St. Fechin’s Community Centres so please keep the following dates in your diary. Sunday February 19th – Adrian Clerkin, Sunday March 5th – Nigel Livingstone and Thomas Maguire and Fiona Ennis make a welcome return on Sunday March 26th. Don’t forget Dance Lessons with Patricia and Pat on Wednesday nights at 8pm for the next 4 weeks. Admission is €10 and is proving to be great fun and craic as well as being great exercise.

St. Fechin’s GAA/Community Centre

Louth had two outings against Longford over the weekend with the Ladies team getting off to a winning start. St. Fechin’s was represented on the team by Ellen Brodigan, Rachel Beirth and Ceire Nolan who no doubt played an important part in the victory. The other outing was the O’Byrne Cup final which unfortunately did not go in Louth’s favour. Again St. Fechin’s was represented on this team by Paul Matthews and Bevan Duffy. Membership for 2023 is open and can be paid online. Under GAA rules, all members must be registered before returning to training. Any queries regarding membership, please email registrar.stfechins@gmail.com The“Men on the Move”programme takes place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Operation Transformation Ireland Lights Up takes place on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm. There are plenty of classes taking place in the Community Centre. Yoga Classes with Louise are on Monday morning at 9.30am and Monday evening at 7.30pm. Body Design with Agne is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm. Slimming World takes place on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Keep Fit Kids and Teens with Jacinta takes place at 4.30pm and 5.30pm on Wednesdays. Parkour with Sergy is on Thursdays at 3.30pm. Conversation Irish is on Friday evenings at 8pm. All are welcome. Dance Lessons with Patricia and Pat take place on Wednesday nights at 8pm. Foroige meets on Friday evenings at7pm. St. Fechin’s GAA will also hold a Dinner Dance on March 3rd.

St. Fechin’s Lotto

The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 8 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. The €100 winner was Lorraine Keller. Winners of €20 were John and Paula Browne, Cormac Winters, Evan Duff, Desmond Tiernan and Teresa Mc Auley. The jackpot is now at €2,100. 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.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.

The U14 and U18 teams are in early season action in the SFAI Cup in January. The Leagues kick off in March and the Club is always looking for new players. Please email Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com if interested. The Club is particularly interested in registering girls born in 2015 or 2016 for a new Girls U8 team.

Credit Union AGM

The Termonfeckin Credit Union AGM will be held on Tuesday January 31st in the Credit Union Office at 7.30pm. All members are welcome to attend.

Termonfeckin ICA

New members are always welcome. For further details on becoming a member or various activities, contact 041-9822040 or 041-9881223.


Courses at An-Grianan resume in mid February. 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. The Garden Centre re-opens today Wednesday January 18th.

Well Termonfeckin

The screenings of the Termonfeckin Development Board (Well Termonfeckin) documentary film, “Termonfeckin: Village Life, Past & Present” last November and December proved very popular and there are plans now to make it accessible to all for viewing. Well Termonfeckin is setting up its own YouTube channel and the film will be available for viewing on this channel when it is up and running which is expected to be soon.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Seapoint P&P held its AGM last Monday week which was well attended despite the very cold conditions that prevailed on the night.The following Officers were elected for the year: Chairman-Pat Greene, Secretary-Mary Coyle, Treasurer-Gary Ruck, Competition Secretary-Gary Coyle, Vice Chair-Eddie Smith, Gents Captain-Kevin Carter, Ladies Captain-Mary Agnew, Communications and IT Officer-Eamon Furlong. Tony Butler undertook to attend to Media Liaison. Best of luck to the Committee in 2023.There was general consensus at the meeting that 2022 was a successful one for the Club with plenty of competitions run and the Club is in a healthy place for the year ahead.

The Winter League Team event started last weekend. There are 9 teams of 4 players participating which is an excellent turnout for this time of year. The competition started with an 18 Nett and the results of the individual grades were as follows. Mens: Senior Winner-Phillip Reynolds 44, Runner Up-Pat Greene 45. Inter Winner- John Curran 44 ob9, Runner Up-Kevin Carter 44 ob6. Junior Winner- Eddie Smith 45, Runner Up-Sean Breen 46. Ladies Winner-Barbara Murphy 45ob9, Runner Up-Lucy McConnell 45ob9. Well done to the winners. Team standings will be posted during the week when all results are tabulated.

Next weekend will be an 18 Gross competition and the times of play will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and also 9.30am on Sunday. The course is open for green fees outside of these times


Seapoint Golf Links will be a part of the @IrishGolfer.ie Events Series 2023. Seapoint’s turn in this event will take place in September. Open Singles takes place every Tuesday.