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Around the Districts: Dunleer and Termonfeckin


Mayor Michell Hall with organisers of the Ukranian event in Termonfeckin. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Mayor Michell Hall with organisers of the Ukranian event in Termonfeckin. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

Mayor Michell Hall with organisers of the Ukranian event in Termonfeckin. Photo: Colin Bell Photography



Cc All Dunleer parish news big and small welcome via email maryroserafferty@gmail.com or you can pm me on Facebook. Please note that the weekly deadline for submissions is 10am every FRIDAY morning, anything sent later might not get in until the following week.

2023 Camera & Lock Programme

Application forms are now available from The Dunleer Market House and your local Mid-Louth Councilors. Due to the success of the last programme, the six councilors within the Ardee Municipal District have made funding available for the installation of Non-Recording Video Monitoring Cameras and Thumb Locks for our Senior and Vulnerable neighbours. The camera connects through a HDMI cable to a television. The closing date for applications is Monday, March 20th, 2023. If you wish to receive an application by email, contact admin@themarkethouse.ie There are a limited quantity of cameras and locks. Forms will be scored for eligibility.

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Dunleer Active Retirement

Dunleer Active Retirement have an upcoming outing to Shandon Hotel and Spa, Portnablagh, Donegal. Going on Monday May 8th May for three nights. Contact Eamonn on 0862250220 Kay 0866020683.


There is Badminton in the Lann Léire Pavilion every Wednesday and Thursday from 8pm to 9pm. It cost just €5 for the session, All are welcome to go along and try it.


Spanish lessons are taking place every Monday evening at 7.15 in the Dunleer Parish Hall. Call, WhatsApp or txt David on 085 1069 667 for further details.

Lann Léire GFC Draw

Results for 09/03/2023, numbers drawn were; 2,5,19 and 21. No Jackpot winner. Weekly winners were;Nan Torris, Dessie Neacy and Karina Reynolds. Next Jackpot is €3,600.


Zumba Fitness classes every Tuesday night from 7 to 8pm in St Kevin’s Community Centre Phillipstown. Class is suitable to all levels of fitness, it’s all about the fun.

Lann Léire Pavilion Craft Fair

Lann Léire Pavilion at A92YE13 are hosting a craft fair on Sunday April 2nd from 11am to 4pm. Tables for €30 or €25 if you have your own. Contact 085 820491

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.

Slimming World

Slimming World Dunleer group takes place in the Market House main street Dunleer every Wednesday at 6pm. The lovely Lynne is the consultant who 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.

Set Dancing

Set dancing classes take place in the Scoraíocht Hall, every Thursday night from 8 to 10pm. It is €8 pay as you go. Everyone is welcome for a dance and cup of tea. No experience needed.


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.

Julius. J. Noer R.I.P.

The community of Termonfeckin was reduced to shock, disbelief and sadness following the tragic death of Julius. J. Noer, Seapoint Road and the severe injuries sustained by his son Julius following the outbreak of a fire at their home. Requiem Mass for Julius. J. Noer was offered in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Funeral in Termonfeckin Old Cemetery. May he rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Noer family at this time.

Drink Tea for Lily and MND

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is asking people to drink tea to help raise funds to help with further research into this dreadful disease, described as a progressive neurological condition which attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and for which there is no cure. Local business woman Lily Chen, owner of the business “Lily’s Tea” was sadly diagnosed with MND a few years ago and this year she is the “Drink Tea for MND Ambassador”. Lily is inviting people to come along and support this Drink Tea for MND event on March 25th from 11am to 1pm at Scoil Naomh Feichin.

Evanna Embraces James Joyce

Since landing the part of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, our own Evanna Lynch’s star continues to shine in the world of acting. Evanna’s latest role is that of Lucia, daughter of writer James Joyce. It is another dream role for Evanna which will see her begin filming her new role in what will be called “James and Lucia”. She will star alongside another famous face in the movie world, Minnie Driver, star of “Circle of Friends”, “Good Will Hunting” and a brief appearance in the Bond Movie “Goldeneye”. We look forward to seeing this one Evanna. The very of luck with it.

St. Fechin’s are going country

The best of Country Music and Social Dancing can be enjoyed in the St. Fechin’s Community Centre. Nigel Livingstone was the most recent performer who went down a storm with the crowd. Thomas Maguire and Fiona Ennis make a welcome return on Sunday March 26th and Matt Leavy will be back on Sunday April 16th. These events are from 5pm to 7.30pm and admission is €10. All are welcome.

St. Fechin’s Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot. The numbers were 7, 12, 18 and 20. The winner of €100 was Julia Boylan. Winners of €20 were Paul Moore, Paul Holcroft, Mia-Rose Burke, Kay Newman and Liam Gorman. The jackpot is worth €1,200. 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.

St. Fechin’s GAA

A very enjoyable Club Dinner Dance was held on Friday March 3rd in the St. Fechin’s Community Centre. The M.C. for the evening was Mark Stephenson, fabulous food was provided by Michael Devine and Haughney’s Hole in the Wall supplied the beverages. Louth GAA Chairman Peter Fitzpatrick attended and assisted with the presentation of medals to all the year’s winning teams. Plenty of silverware was on display. Player’s of the Year were announced, congratulations to Niall McDonnell, Oisín Byrne and Rachel Beirth.

St. Fechin’s are holding a Cheltenham Prediction competition. It costs €20 to enter and the first prize is €500 while the second prize is €200. Just predict the winners of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th races on each day of the Cheltenham festival.

Registration is now open for the St. Fechin’s Easter Camp which runs from April 4th to 7th for children aged from 6 to 14. Registration is on the following link https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp...

There were presentations to the U15 and U16 Boys teams, both of which won Championship titles last year. St. Fechin’s and Louth players Bevan Duffy and Paul Matthews presented both teams with their medals.

Well done to the U13 and young Camogie teams who showed their skills at Blitz’s organised by Naomh Fionnbarra and St. Anne’s GFC.

St. Fechin’s players Shane Reilly, James McGlew, Liam Branigan and Kyle Meehan have been nominated for the Lennon Shield All Stars. These young players would welcome your votes. The votes can be cast at www.argus.ie/sport Coaches are wanted to help out with the U7 Hurling team. If anyone would like to get involved, please contact Elaine juvenile.chair.stfechins@gmail.com

The“Men on the Move”programme takes place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. St. Fechin’s are looking for new players of all ages and levels of experience. If anyone is interested, contact Secretary.stfechins.louth@gaa.ie for further details.

St. Fechin’s have embraced Seachtain na Gaeilge, a GAA initiative which promotes its activities through use of the Irish language. Plenty of this is evident on the St. Fechin’s facebook page as members give demonstrations of their football and hurling skills. As part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge initiative there will be a Trath na gCeist (Table Quiz) for 4th, 5th and 6th Class children from both Parish Schools this evening (Wednesday) in the St. Fechin’s Community Centre at 6.30pm. There will also be music and some entertainment from some of the Scor participants.

St. Fechin’s also took part in the Scor na nOg County Finals in St. Pat’s, Lordship last Sunday in the Ceili Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing and Instrumental Music sections. A Concert will be held in St. Fechin’s Community Centre on Thursday March 30th at 7pm. Admission is €5. It will feature the Termonfeckin Choir, children from both Parish Schools, performances from Fit Kids/Fit Teens and many other items as well.

Well done to St. Fechins players Adam Mc Cabe and Kieran Hickey who made their debut for the Louth U16 team in the recent game against Monaghan. In the latest Paddy Sheelan Cup match, St. Fechin’s were unfortunately beaten on a goal difference by Roche Emmets.

The U14 Boys similarly were unlucky in their opening 2023 campaign match against Newtown Blues. The U9 Hurlers are also up and running for this year. Plenty of St. Fechin’s players continue to shine in the County colours. There was Club representation at the recent Green Clubs Training event at Croke Park with acceptance into Phase 2 of the GAA Green Clubs Programme.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C is looking for new Soccer Coaches. Players continue to prepare for the various Leagues and the Club is always looking for new players. An Easter Camp will be held from April 4th to 6th from 10am to 1pm each day. If anyone is interested in any of the Termonfeckin Celtic events, please contact the Club at 086-1671583, through facebook or termonfeckinfc@gmail.com

Religious Ceremonies

Stations of the Cross are held on Sundays during Lent in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7pm. 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. Adoration from the Oratory is on Fridays from 11am to 6pm via the internet only at https://www.termonfechinparish.ie/webcam 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. A Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held after Easter. For further information, please contact Deacon Pat Butterly or the Parish Office at 041-9822121.

St. Patrick’s Day

This Friday we celebrate our national Saint. Masses for St. Patrick’s Day are at 9.30am in the Church of the Assumption and at 11am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Have a great and very enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Seapoint held an 18 Hole Stableford competition the previous weekend and the winners with a score of 54 points were John Curran and Eddie Smith. Runners Up with a point less were John Curran and Colin Cambell. Well done to the winners. Last weekend was an 18 Nett. Competitions are on Fridays and Saturdays at 1.00pm and Sundays at 9.30am. The course is open for green fees at all other times.

Termonfeckin Community Centre

Physio led Yoga classes take place on Wednesday mornings at 11am in the Community Centre (Old School Sheetland Road). It is suitable for all levels. Roisin who runs these classes is also happy to offer advice if anyone is experiencing recovery from injury or illness and expert guidance. For further details, PM her at Roisin’s Mind Body Yoga.


The An-Grianan 2023 Brochure is now available. If anyone would like to receive a brochure, please forward your name, postal address or email address to admin@an-grianan.ie For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email admin@an-grianan.ie Some courses new for 2023 include Card Making for All Occasions, Upcycling, Wreath Making, Taoist Yoga, Beaded Embroidery, Self-Care with Aromatherapy and Retreat Weekends. Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Other facilities at An-Grianan include The Sanctuary (Self Catering Bungalows) and a Cookery School. Handcraft Week runs from March 27th to 31st. It is fully booked out but registrations can be taken for cancellations. The Annual Garden Party is set for July 7th.

Well Termonfeckin

The next Well Termonfeckin monthly Litter Pick is on Sunday March 26th at 10am. The meeting point is at Madden’s Centra Car Park. Bags and litter pickers will be provided.


Seapoint will hold an Open 4 Person team event on St. Patrick’s Day. Bookings can be made online.

Tredagh Boxing Academy

Tredagh Boxing Academy based at An-Grianan holds Boxercise Classes for all ages and abilities every Tuesday from 6.50 pm to 7.50 pm and every Thursday from 8 pm to 9 pm. For further details and information about boxing for different ages, contact 087-9944799.