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The Rathkenny Rovers U8 and U9 mixed teams with the Drogheda United squad before providing a guard of honour and playing at half-time in the recent game against Bohemians at Head in the Game Park.

The Rathkenny Rovers U8 and U9 mixed teams with the Drogheda United squad before providing a guard of honour and playing at half-time in the recent game against Bohemians at Head in the Game Park.

The Rathkenny Rovers U8 and U9 mixed teams with the Drogheda United squad before providing a guard of honour and playing at half-time in the recent game against Bohemians at Head in the Game Park.

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JULIANSTOWN

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com

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Thurs 18th Aug. at 11am. Candle lit Tales- Irish Myths and Legends. Ages 8+.

Places available. To book ring 041 988 0709 or call into the library during opening hours.

St. Mary’s Church Julianstown

We would like to ask parishioners if you see any unwanted activity in the Car park in St. Mary’s Church to please contact the Gardai in Laytown on 041-9813320. We have already had to repair damage caused to the Church because of the actions of some individuals. Any group/activity who wish to use the car park must get permission from the Parish via the Diocesan Property Commission.

Julianstown Youth Orchestra

Julianstown Youth Orchestra is inviting new members to their orchestra this September.

Auditions will be held in the next few weeks. Email julianstownyouthorchestra@gmail.com for further information and time slot.

Do you know we also teach instrumental lessons in Colaiste na hInse in partnership with Julianstown Youth Orchestra? If you’re interested in learning a new instrument email us on musicgenerationmeath@lmetb.ie for more information

Julianstown Tidy Towns

The volunteers are continuing their work in and around the village and you can at last see the changes being made. It’s a lot of work for our Volunteers and if you can help by cleaning the kerbs, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to give a hand, please meet in the garden at 10.30 am any Tuesday or Saturday morning. It’s good fun, you learn lots about gardening and enjoy a cuppa with your friends and neighbours. A big ‘Go raibh maith agat’ to our volunteers and those on the East Meath Community Employment Scheme – you are making such a difference to our beautiful village of Julianstown.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Taking place from 12th -17th September 2022 led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Booking forms available from: Joe Walsh Tours, 69 O’Connell St. Dublin 1, Tel: 01-2410800. The pilgrimage this year will be for hotel pilgrims only.

Give Blood Locally

The blood transfusion service reminds us that many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.

The opportunity to give blood will arise at St. Patrick’s G.F.C., Stamullen, on Thursday 18th August from 3.45pm to 8pm.

LAYTOWN/BETTYSTOWN

Contact

Ring Iris on 0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com with items of interest in the area.

Drogheda Presbyterian Church

Community Fun Day to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the church being at Colpe Road is on this Saturday 20th August, 2-5pm. An afternoon of food, Music, Games and Fun Activities, All Welcome; Please check out the Church Facebook page for further details.

Laytown P & P Club

Despite the very hot weather, players from all over Leinster came to play in the annual Scotch Foursomes over five days last week. It was a great success, with the course in great condition. We thank all who played, Marian and her team for the delicious food and to our sponsors. It is really appreciated. Results are as follows;

Gents 36n Mick Bowe & Paddy Bird (Laytown) 82 (b9)

Gents 36g Evan Carry & Eamon Gibney (Castletown) 85g

Gents 18n Dotty Guildea & Paul Daly (Laytown) 39 ¾

Gents 18g Dotty Guildea (L/town) & Eamon Gibney (Castletown) 42

Mixed 36n Anne Bird & Mick Bowe (Laytown) 82nett

Mixed 36g Ian Donnelly & Noelle Martin (Killineer) 88gross

Mixed 18n Ann & Sean Ward (Seapoint) 40 1/8

Ladies 36n Annette Dooner & Margaret Reilly (Oldcastle) 87 ¾

Ladies 36g Paula Lynch(O/Castle) & Yvonne Quinn (Trim) 102

Ladies 18n Eilish Benton & Ann Flynn (Glenville) 42 1/8

Meath Local Sports Partnership

Well done to over 100 women & girls who took part in our HER Outdoors programmes last week. It was wonderful to see women of all ages taking the opportunity to try something new!

Yoga & Dip made quite the splash as did our Beach Volleyball and Paddlesports with Ribbontail Paddlers Canoe Club. Some of our HER Outdoor programmes continue over the coming weeks, if you haven’t done so already, why not take this opportunity to try something new! Go on, give it a go.

Road Closures

Temporary Closure of Eastham Road (R-150-26), Bettystown, Co. Meath.

Closure will be 24hrs daily between the 8th August and the 22nd August 2022. https://bit.ly/3z8cxsU

Temporary Closure of the R-150 at Laytown Road

Closure will be from 9am to 5pm each day, for a 5-day period from Monday, 22nd August to Friday, 26th August 2022. https://bit.ly/3zqOLJ5

East Meath Meals on Wheels

Thanks all who supported, sponsored and participated in the recent Annual Golf Classic. All proceeds go towards providing meals in the local area each week. Thanks also to all who supported & participated in the recent Golf Classic for Pieta House

Hot Meals are delivered to your home between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week throughout the year, excluding bank holidays in the areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Colpe.

The charge is €5 per person per meal. If you would like to avail of this service or know of anyone who might benefit from this service; please contact us on 085-7570810.

Bettystown Tidy Towns

Despite the blistering heat last weekend, the volunteers were painting, clearing drains, litter picking and watering the plants. They use harvested rainwater to water the hanging baskets and planters.

A big event last week when the new sculpture by well-known artist Linda Brunker was unveiled to the public. The beautiful piece is entitled “Splash” and is a decided asset in the area. The project was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the LEADER Programme as part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

Charity Bridge

Charity Summer Bridge continues on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Laytown/Bettystown Golf Club and each Tuesday throughout the summer. New players welcome. Proceeds to East Meath Meals on Wheels.

Parent & Toddler Group

The East Meath Family Resource centre have a Parent & Toddler group each Thursday from 10a.m. until 12noon at 5 Strand Haven Laytown. For further information ring 041 9812230 to reserve your place- limited places available.

Defibrillators Locally Available

Defibrillator are available in the following locations:

Carroll Estates Roslyn site office off the Castlemartin Road and can be accessed during site office hours. Location of other units locally are: Pat’s Centra Bettystown;

Red Brick building, Donacarney; Entrance to Grange Rath Estate, Colpe Cross.

External wall of Dolphins Crèche, Inse Bay; Harry’s Centra, Mornington; McDonagh’s Mobile Home Park; Lime Kiln Julianstown.

Cille’s Lotto

Draw for 9th August. The numbers drawn were 02-04-21-22. No winner. The €50 winners were Margaret Smith & Cliona Smith. Jackpot next week €2,600.00. Play online at www.cilles.com

Date for Your Diary

Laytown annual strand races will take place on Thursday 8th September with first race at 4.30p.m.

MORNINGTON

Contact

Any news or items of interest contact Iris @0864033557 or email irismaryg@gmail.com

Back to School Government Support

School Transport Ticket: Anyone who has applied for and receives a school transport ticket for the academic year 2022/23 will not be charged a fee for their school bus ticket this year. This will provide families with savings of up to €500 on the cost of tickets.

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance: Is being increased by €100 for each eligible child under the scheme. Consequently, the amount being paid for each qualified child aged 4 – 11 years will be €260 and the rate payable for each eligible child aged 12 and over will be €385. This is a one-off measure for 2022 to assist families with back-to-school costs in the current year.

Road Closures

Temporary Closure of Eastham Road (R-150-26), Bettystown, Co. Meath. Closure will be 24hrs daily between the 8th August and the 22nd August 2022. https://bit.ly/3z8cxsU

Temporary Closure of the R-150 at Laytown Road Closure will be from 9am to 5pm each day, for a 5-day period from Monday, 22nd August to Friday, 26th August 2022. https://bit.ly/3zqOLJ5

East Meath Meals on Wheels

Thanks all who supported, sponsored and participated in the recent Annual Golf Classic. All proceeds go towards providing meals in the local area each week. Thanks also to all who supported & participated in the recent Golf Classic for Pieta House

Hot Meals are delivered to your home between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week throughout the year, excluding bank holidays in the areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Colpe.

The charge is €5 per person per meal. If you would like to avail of this service or know of anyone who might benefit from this service; please contact us on 085-7570810.

Defibrillators Locally Available

Defibrillator are available in the following locations:

Carroll Estates Roslyn site office off the Castlemartin Road and can be accessed during site office hours. Location of other units locally are: Pat’s Centra Bettystown;

Red Brick building, Donacarney; Entrance to Grange Rath Estate, Colpe Cross.

External wall of Dolphins Crèche, Inse Bay; Harry’s Centra, Mornington; McDonagh’s Mobile Home Park; Lime Kiln Julianstown.


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