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Around the Districts: Slane and Tullyallen


Tullyallen resident Eric Donovan who was crowned European Union Super Featherweight in Belfast on Saturday, with his wife Laura, inlaws David and Ann Cusack, sons Troy and Jack.

Tullyallen resident Eric Donovan who was crowned European Union Super Featherweight in Belfast on Saturday, with his wife Laura, inlaws David and Ann Cusack, sons Troy and Jack.

Tullyallen resident Eric Donovan who was crowned European Union Super Featherweight in Belfast on Saturday, with his wife Laura, inlaws David and Ann Cusack, sons Troy and Jack.




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Traditional music at the Castle

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Meath Beo presents Irish traditional music at Slane Castle on Sunday, October 2nd from 6 - 8pm. It will feature Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O’Mahony, concertina and accordion. Tickets €20 and further details at www.meathbeo.com

Creative Writing

There are plans to start a writers group in Slane library if there is enough of interest. Anyone interested please contact Marie at 086 0767903, Carol at 041 9824955 or email slanelib@meathcoco.ie

Slane GAA

Filming is now well underway for the Slane GFC Oscarz 2022 which takes place in the City North Hotel on Saturday October 15th. This is the club’s biggest ever fundraising event and tickets at €25 can be had from any member of the club committee or by messaging the club’s social media pages. They are also on sale from The Hub and Slane Credit Union. Buses will be running to and from the event but seats must be booked in advance. The bus leaves Slane at 6.30, picking up at Dolly’s on route. The cost is €15 return and to book contact Eanna 086 8922296.

The Love/Hate group have organised a Rock N Roll Bingo Loco in the Village Inn on Sunday, October 9th at 6.30pm with DJ Keith Shanley. Great prizes and great craic with tickets available at the door.

The club have a five miles run starting and finishing at Toddy Harding Park, on Sunday October 9th. The run, starting at 11am, will take runners from Monknewtown across to the Newgrange loop taking them past the ancient wonders of Newgrange and Knowth and back to the club grounds where full shower and changing facilities are available with ample parking. Entry fee is €20 per person with registration online at www.justrunsevents.com

Numbers drawn in the club lotto on September 21st were 5, 11, 13, 16. There was no winner and the jackpot is now €2675. The spot prize winners were Killian Hurley, Kadie Hanratty, Stacey Wogan, Jake Harrop.

Slane Spinners

Slane Spinners Cycling Club recently held their annual Spinathon in aid of Slane Meals on Wheels and despite the bad weather on the day a total of €525 was collected for the organisation. The club would like to thank Dermot Smyth of Slane Pharmacy and Des Smyth from Centra, also Maria Galligan for the treats and to Ruth McKeever for the soup and sambos. Also a big thank you to all who donated on the day.

The club have leisure spins every Sunday morning leaving the square in Slane at 9am and everyone is welcome. They are also starting Turbo Training classes in the Youth Cafe on Thursday October 13th for the winter months. For further information contact Barry on 087 9469047.

Joker Draw

The St Patrick’s Day Joker Draw is held every Sunday night at 8pm in Lynch’s Bar. Envelopes are available to buy in any of the shops or pubs in the village as well as The Hub, €3 for one week, €20 for seven weeks. Last weeks jackpot was over €4,300. Proceeds of the draw go towards the St Patrick’s Day Parade in the village in 2023.

Parent & Toddler Storytime

Parent and Toddler Storytime takes place at Slane Library on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. Further details from 041 9824955 or email slanelib@meathcoco.ie

Seated Yoga

Seated Yoga for adults takes place at Slane Library this Friday, September 30th from 11am till noon. Booking essential.

Active Retirement

Slane Active Retirement has returned after the summer holidays and meet every Tuesday in Slane National School from 3.15 to 5.15pm. New members welcome.

Car Boot Sale

Rathkenny Community Centre have a car boot sale and coffee morning on Sunday, October 9th, from 11am till 2pm. at the community centre (C15TV20). The fee is €20 per car, register by calling Mary on 087 6189148. Stall holders should arrive at 10am for set up. Bake sale and free entertainment on the day.


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OsKaRs Tickets Go on Sale

The cast and crew all got together to begin their rehearsals in preparation for what promises to be the biggest event of the year, due to take place on 11th November in the City North. The unreserved seating tickets are now on sale and cost €25 each. Tickets can be obtained from any of the movie producers. Waking Ned: Jack Carolan 087-2316722. Braveheart–Joey Carolan 087-8339568, Fr. Ted–Debbie Carolan 086-3155612, Peaky Blinders–Brendan Winters 087-9738766, The Commitments–Susan Donoghue 086-0758945, Veronica Guerin–Cariona Tuite 086-3203675 & Forrest Gump–Joe Hurson 086-1062153.

It’s time to book the hairdressers, nail and make up people, open up the wardrobe and dust down your best glad rags. Don’t miss out on the event they will all be talking about for years to come.

Lotto Results

The Glen Emmets Lotto draw sponsored by The Morning Star took place on Tuesday September 20th & the result is as follows: Grand Prize €8,200 with no winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 15 & 29. The 4 Lucky Dip winners of €25 each Abbie Healy, Nick McGuinness, Betsy Johnson & Helena Sabourin. Next week’s draw is for €8,300. 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.

Clubrooms Space

Attention all Yoga, Core, Dance, Art Teachers etc. The Glen Emmets in the village have fine clubrooms that are available for rental some mornings & evenings. The 116sqm room is bright, spacious, has wooden floors, doors out to the balcony, so it can be well ventilated if needed, there are kitchen facilities, toilets & lots of parking. Why not contact any member of the club or click onto their facebook page & make contact from there?

Table Quiz

Get the thinking caps on. The Fr. Ted Team taking part in the upcoming OsKaRs are organizing a table quiz in the Morning Star, Friday 7th October at 8pm. Fr. Ted fancy dress is optional but there will be a prize for the best dressed, so it would definitely be worth coming on down for the craic alone. A table of 4 people costs just €40 and there promises to be lots of entertaining surprises on the night.

Men’s Shed

The Men’s Shed continues to meet up on Tuesday & Fridays 10am to 1pm & the workshop is open every day. Tullyallen Men’s Shed is a dedicated friendly & welcoming meeting place where local men come together & have said on their Facebook page “there’s plenty of laughter, chat & tea, biscuits & even a bit of work thrown in. They have been welcoming new members in recent times and are open to new members; just call in & they will show you the ropes.

Flu Vaccine Update

Tullyallen Medical Centre is currently planning their flu vaccine clinics and expect to have adult (age 18+) appointments available later this month. Bookings will be through their website or at https://tinyurl.com/5fuxrbr9

Irish Dancing in the Village

Nally School of Irish Dancing is returning to the village again this year. Why not get fit & have fun and make friends through Irish Dancing. Classes are starting back on Thursday 22nd September. Everyone has the option of competitive and non-competitive classes, and this is open to Girls & Boys over the age of 5. Nally school of dancing provides a high standard of training in a safe & friendly environment. With encouragement students will gain confidence, enhance their personal skills and learn the importance of working as part of a team. Contact Aisling today for further details on 085-7404892 or email: aislingnallydance@gmail.com or message them on their facebook page

Great Win for the Minors

A great result for the minors last Saturday. They took on Baile Talun in the B Championship Semi-Final held in Clan Na Gael Park, Dundalk. Our lads came away with the win. Glen Emmets 0-16 Baile Talun 1-09. It’s on to the final when the whole village will be cheering them on.

Well Done Eric

What a week for the village. Tullyallen was cheering on Eric Donovan at the weekend when he was crowned European Union Super Featherweight champion after his win over Khalil El Hadri in Belfast Saturday night. It was a hard fight, but he came away victorious when all 3 judges gave their unanimous decision on the night. Eric’s Tullyallen family were all ringside cheering him on for his well-deserved victory. Well done, Eric.

Flu Vaccines Now Out

Tullyallen Pharmacy are now offering Flu Vaccines. They have said that to minimise the amount of people waiting in store vaccines will be offered by appointment only. You can register through our new app or online through fivestarpharmacy.ie/vaccines/ And they appreciate everybody’s patience as they work through our waiting list over the next few weeks.