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Around the Districts: Monasterboice and Tullyallen


Niall, Judi, Tim, Hannah and Luke McCarthy attending the Glen Emmets Oskars.

Niall, Judi, Tim, Hannah and Luke McCarthy attending the Glen Emmets Oskars.

Niall, Judi, Tim, Hannah and Luke McCarthy attending the Glen Emmets Oskars.



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If you have any Monasterboice related news, in the form of text or pictures, please don’t hesitate to send them on to paddyholdcroft@gmail.com or 0862039501, for publication in this column

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If you live in Fieldstown, Harestown, Kellystown, Piperstown, Grangebellew Brittas, Gallstown Mullary, Galroostown, Drumshallon, or indeed 5km within the proposed eight wind turbine site in Kellystown, you are invited to a Community Information Meeting in Drumshallon Forge tonight (Wednesday 23rd Nov) at 8.15pm.

Drumshallon Forge.

Christmas Fair - One of our Christmas traits is to leave all the “little extras” until the last moment and purchase same under the label of “last minute shopping”. Well the chance to turn this particular quirk on it’s head and do the exact opposite will present itself at The Christmas Fair, which will be held in Drumshallon Forge on Sunday next, Nov 27th. The myriad of Christmas items, among them, baked goods, honey, candles, arts and crafts, Christmas presents, face painting, coffee dock, will go on sale between the hours of 10am and 5pm and you are urged to (a) Get there and (b) Get there early.

Social Dancing - Magic Moments, the duo from Co. Monaghan, will provide the music for the monthly Social Dance at The Forge on Friday next, 25th Nov. Apparently one lad plays the keyboard, the other the Sax, so it’s sure to be a magical night. Don’t miss it.

Pilates - Pilates are taking place on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 7pm.

Women’s weights on Fridays at 9:30 am. Booking essential . Contact Sara on 087 6500 871 .

Creative Writing - Creative writing continues every Thursday morning from 10.30 -12:30 contact Lisa at 086 161 4465 for more .

School Enrolments.

If you are seeking a placement for your child in St. Patrick’s or Naomh Bhuite’s NS for August/September of next year, you are advised to enroll from this date until Friday, January 13th. School websites will give all the details you need, as will phoning directly. Tenure’s contacts are 041 6851503 or office@tenurens.ie and Harestown’s are 041 9822122 or officeharestownns.ie.

Rural Bus.

The rural bus scheme is an integral part of most communities in Ireland and this mode of transport is no different in Monasterboice. It’s practical use as a transporter is a given and virtually speaks for itself. But the social aspect of it is equally important. And the good news is that, if there are bits of the scheme that don’t suit either present users or potential users, you are advised to ring 1800303707 with suggestions. Alternatively, there is a public consultation open until the end of this month and you can contribute to this by linking onto www.locallinklmf.ie.

Be aware.

If, for whatever reason you feel you could do with a non judgemental chat with someone, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with AWARE on wwwaware.ie.

Cemetery Rosaries.

Last chance to attend the Rosary recitals, in each of our graveyards on Sunday next. These recitals are beautiful because of their absolute simplicity and I throughly recommend that you try to attend one of...... Mullary, 12.15, Ballymakenny 3.00 and Monasterboice 3.00

Wear Hi Vis.

I see that our Tidy Towns are advising all locals who take to our roads, either on foot or on two wheels, to always make sure that they are highly visible. As a fully paid up member of the latter group, pls let me absolutely concur with this good advise. At this time of year, we have less light, but paradoxically, as the sun is rising or setting, it is low and quite frankly, blinding at times for motorist. So, whilst lighting yourself up like a Christmas Tree may not be conducive to all that happens at The Milan Fashion Show, it may just save you your life.....

Parish Office.

Mary/Ann will be able to take parish calls and answer emails re certificates etc on Tuesday’s from 2.30 to 5.30pm. Phone no is 0873791443.

Christmas Masses.

Christmas Eve masses will happen at 5pm and 6.30pm in Tenure and 8pm in Fieldstown, respectively. The Christmas Day masses will take place at the usual Sunday Mass times. There, thank God, will be no need for pre booking this year, but you are advised to use your discretion as huge crowds are anticipated. All masses will be available on line.

N.Mairtin Lotto

Results 16-11-2022 No: 10,11,14,25, Jackpot not won, €7,600 this week. Match 3 numbers won by Noel and Jean McDonnell. This week wins or shares €150. Buy your tickets at the usual outlets or play online. If your not in you can’t win.

Mullary Cemetery Lotto.

Results Saturday Nov 12th. Winner was Sean Byrne.

Results Sat Nov 19th. Winning no was 18. Winners were Clare O Brien and Mark Mathews


Contact Details

If you would like to see your news in this part of the newspaper, birthday, wedding anniversary, achievement, new addition to the family or anything that might be of interest to the local community, please have no hesitation in contacting. Give me a ring at 087-6366605 or pop me an email at hilary.a.kelly@gmail.com. For your news to feature in Wednesday’s publication you would need to get your news into me Sunday afternoon at the latest.

Parish news

Red Wednesday 23rd of November: Solidarity with Persecuted Christians: To raise awareness for persecuted Christians throughout the world, parishioners are invited to wear something red on ‘Red Wednesday’. We will have Adoration of the Eucharist at 7pm. This will be followed by Mass at 7.30pm which will include prayers for peace, reconciliation and for persecuted Christians. All are welcome to this special hour of prayer and of witness to our faith.

In the month of November, we are called to be Families of hope. Our hope as Christians is that death is not the end but that we will have eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.

November dead lists and envelopes are at doors of church. Deceased relatives and friends are remembered in a Novena of Masses including the Fridays of November and the First Fridays.

Link onto our Parish Facebook page Mellifont Parish–Tullyallen. If you are on our Facebook page like us, invite and share this information with others too. Spread the word that our Parish Facebook is active.

Men’s Shed Raffle

The Men’s Shed Raffle is taking off now and the list of prizes has been growing this week. Last week’s impressive list has grown, and this week’s additions are from Wogans Build Centre, Eric Donovan’s signed set of Boxing Gloves, Sean McGlenaghan Mac Centre, East Meath Defibrillator Unit, Supermacs, Lidl, Paul O’Brien Just4 kidz playtowers. There are now 25 great prizes on offer. Tickets can be obtained from Lambs Butchers, any member of the Tullyallen Men’s Shed, Noel Noone on 086-8210806 & David Cusack 086-122 8569 and for those who are tech savvy the tickets are available on Revolute at €5 a line. There are only a few weeks left to get your ticket to be in with a chance to win one of the great prizes on offer.

Lotto eesults

The Glen Emmets Lotto draw sponsored by The Morning Star took place on Tuesday November 15th & the result is as follows: Grand Prize €9,000 with no winner. The numbers drawn were 3,5,16 & 19. The 4 Lucky Dip winners of €25 each Fr. Larry Caraher, Noel Hickson, Colin Kerry & Geidre Fabionaviciene. Next week’s draw is for €9,100. You can see this online on the Glen Emmets Facebook page & tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or go onto the Glen Emmets Web page where you can set up your weekly draw numbers & payment. But not to worry if you are not internet savvy, if you would like your envelope collected, contact any member of the Emmets & they can organize to collect your envelope.

Duck Race

Some of the ducks overdid it at the Oskars….so the Glen Emmets are giving them a little break for a few weeks to recover and will have their Duck Race in December! It’s going to be quackers..... So good news if you didn’t manage to get your Duck Race Number secured up till now. This event is always a great bit of entertainment and a great fundraiser to boot. It’s quite simple, just purchase your ticket for €10 and watch them swim their short race. There is a €1000 prize fund, and the race will be live streamed on Facebook. Duck numbers will be allocated and published on social media before the race. Contact any of the OsKaRs producers to secure your duck, for when they’re gone, they’re gone.

The Winners Announced

The recent award winners in the Glen Emmets OsKaRs are as follows: Funniest Moment went to Waking Ned ‘Motorbike scene.’ The Most Poignant Moment was Veronica Guerin. The Best Individual Costume was for Peaky Blinders and the Most Appropriate Setting gong went to Braveheart. The Best Fundraising event award went to Catherine Kennedy’s 5km with her son Michael and the Highest grossing Individual was Cariona Tuite ‘Veronica Guerin’. The Best Producer was Susan Donoghue ‘The Commitments’ and Best Young Actress went to Rebecca Tully ‘The Commitments.’ The Best Young Actor was none other than Keefer Carolan for his part in Peaky Blinders.’ The Best Supporting Actress was Trish Reilly as Princess Isabella ‘Braveheart’ and Best Supporting Actor was Dave Dowling as Dougal ‘Fr. Ted.’ The Outstanding Performance award went to Victoria Barrett as Veronica Guerin, Best Actress was Laura Carter as Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders and Best Actor was Joe Hurson as Forrest in Forrest Gump. Veronica Guerin was awarded The Highest Grossing Movie as well as Best Movie.

Christmas is coming

The ever-popular Oldbridge Christmas Fair is returning for 2022. This year’s fair will take place in the beautiful Walled Garden. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the large spacious marquee, meander around the small gazebos and marvel at the quality of wares on display. Alongside the wonderful food and craft stalls, we will have seasonal music, to get you in the festive spirit. The Oldbridge Christmas Fair is this Sunday 27th November, open to the public from 11am to 3.30pm, where better, to start your Christmas shopping, supporting local craft makers and food producers

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing continues in the village with Nally School of Irish Dancing. What better way to get fit & have fun and make friends than through Irish Dancing. There is the option of competitive and non-competitive classes. Classes are Thursdays 3.30 to 4.30pm in the Glen Emmets Clubrooms. Beginners are more than welcome to come along. This caters for Girls & Boys, aged 5+. Aisling provides a high standard of training in a safe & friendly environment, she encourages her students to gain confidence, enhance their personal skills and learn the importance of working as part of a team. Contact Aisling ton 085-7404892 or email aislingnallydance@gmail.com for further details.

Glen Emmets AGM

The AGM for the Glen Emmets is being held on Monday, 28th November at 8pm in the Glen Emmets Club rooms. Motion & Nomination forms have been sent out to all members. If you would like to get involved or know someone that would, return the form by November 7th. All members are encouraged to attend.

Rossin Rovers winners

Rossin Rovers held their Annual Player Awards Saturday night in a packed Dolly’s Bar. Players Players of Year were Cian Briody & Amy Lowthe. Managers Players of the Year was Craig Clarke & Joanna Gregory. The Top Goal scorers were Dylan Maguire & Sarah Ann Gregory. The Club Person of Year went to Andy McGuinniety and Outstanding Contribution to the Club 2022 award was given to Donal Dunne. Congratulations to all the winners.

Flu and Covid Vaccines

Tullyallen Pharmacy are offering Flu and Covid Vaccines by appointment basis this year. They are also offering children’s nasal flu vaccinations for 2–17-year-olds. Contact the pharmacy for further details.

Albion Rovers Girls Success

Well done to Albion Rovers U14 girls who are now Louth Under 14 Cup Winners. They had to overcome a very hard-working Quay Celtic Team last weekend in Drogheda United Grounds, but they came away victorious in the end. By all accounts there were some lovely passages of play and excellent performances from both teams on the day. Congratulations to Carolina who was named player of the match. Albion would like to thank the Louth School Girls League for organising and providing an excellent day of girl’s football in Louth.