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It is understood that work on the construction of a new Bus Shelter outside the Credit Union Offices on the Big Street will begin in September. Louth Co. Council has given approval for a number of new Bus Shelters to be constructed locally which will be very welcome for those who use the 168 Bus Eireann Service which serves Termonfeckin.
Iarnrod Eireann has erected secure fencing on one side of the railway bridge at Milltown in order to enhance safety and prevent trespassing on the railway line. The fencing is along the stone wall of the bridge on a passageway into a field and it is expected that similar fencing will be erected along a field passageway on the other side of the bridge. There has been heavy littering at the bridge and a few months back it looked like a drinking party took place along the line as well as evidence of the remains of a fire along the embankment.
St. Fechin’s GAA
As usual there are plenty of fixtures for the various St. Fechin’s teams. The Senior Hurlers face Knockbridge in the Final of the Senior Hurling Championship next Sunday August 7th in Dunleer. The very best of luck lads, you can do it. The recent Louth Ladies Senior Championship Draw has the St. Fechin’s Ladies in Group 3 along with Newtown Blues and St. Mochtas. The Minor Football team is continuing preparations for the upcoming Championship. Last week was also a busy one for the Club as the annual Cul Camp took place. Social Walking continues for the summer months. For further information, contact Geraldine at 086-1072018. Social football for Dads and Lads is on Monday evenings from 8.15 to 9.15pm. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others is on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm and new members are always welcome, no experience needed. You just need to be over 25, not currently playing football, and looking for some fun and fitness. For more information, text 087-2830251
St. Fechin’s Lotto
The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 9 and 11. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of €100 was Simon O’ Dea. Winners of €20 were Teresa Clinton, Sean Drew, Eoghan Duffy, Duff Family and Maureen Winters. The Jackpot this week is €1,600. 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.
Details of all Masses and other religious ceremonies are in the Parish Bulletin and on the facebook page. Weekday Masses (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) for the months of July and August will all be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Adoration is also from the Oratory on Fridays from 11am to 6pm via the internet only. A Loop System for those who use a hearing aid is available in both Parish Churches. The wearing of masks, use of sanitizers and respecting safe distances is still strongly encouraged.
Blessing of the Graves
Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place on Sunday August 14th. The Service of Blessing in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheetland Road is at 3pm and in the Old Cemetery at 4.30pm. Families are requested to bring along their own Holy Water on the day. Collections towards the upkeep of both Cemeteries will also be taken up on the day.
Seapoint Pitch & Putt
There was no competition last weekend as Club members are preparing for the Inter County competition on the weekend starting August 4th. Accordingly the course will be open for green fees all week.
I along with many others are delighted to see that An-Grianan is certainly being kept very busy with all its activities. Niamh and her staff are doing trojan work to keep all operations running very smoothly as well as packing in the visitors. For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email firstname.lastname@example.org Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. A Family Fun Package is available from August 16th to 18th which has activities for all the family. A Lace Week will take place from October 10th-14th. It is advisable to book now. Many other events are being organised and details of these will be announced in due course. The Garden Centre Opening Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays from 1pm-5pm.
As preparations get underway for the new Scouting year which begins in September, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group is seeking new youth and adult members. New members will be enrolled in September. The Hall is always open for the Community to use for meetings, Bingo nights etc and the Scouts would love to see the Hall being used. If anyone is interested in using the Community Hall, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group can be contacted at email@example.com or 086-3447249 for more information.
Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.
Teams are currently enjoying a well earned break from competitive matches over the next two weeks. During this time, the pitch surface will be repaired so the Club is respectfully asking people to refrain from entering any areas under repair. Following the success of the recent Summer Camp, there are now plans to run a Halloween Camp. Details will be announced in September. If you would like to hire the Astro Pitch or become a member or player, please email Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com for more information.
Termonfeckin Credit Union is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm and Fridays from 3pm to 7pm. You can also apply online for loans or membership at www.termonfeckincu.ie
It is understood that Termonfeckin Tennis Club based at An-Grianan has made a Planning Application to Louth County Council for a major expansion of its facilities. Since its formation, the Club has been very active and with a large membership, more courts and associated facilities are needed. Fun Tennis Camps with Coach Hugh Mc Donagh take place in August. The Camps are from Monday 8th to Friday 12th and Monday 15th to Friday 19th. They operate daily from 10am to 1pm and are for those aged 4-16 years. The cost is €70 for members and €85 for non-members. There are discounts for siblings and if attending 2 or more camps. Packed lunches, drinks and sunscreen are required. There is also free registration and assessment for the Autumn Coaching term. If interested, please text 086-3431437. Further details are available at www.termonfeckintennisclub.ie
World Gate Restaurant
I’m very impressed with the latest menu from the World Gate Restaurant based at An-Grianan. The World Gate Restaurant which has a focus on French food dishes opens from Wednesday to Sunday providing Bistro/Lunch and an Evening Menu and what is mentioned in the menu looks delicious. They also operate a delivery service for food. Bookings can be made to 041-9881474 or online at www.theworldgaterestaurant.com
Tredagh Boxing Academy
Contact 087-9944799 for details of any events at Tredagh Boxing Academy which is based at An-Grianan. All new members very welcome. Boxercise Classes are on Tuesdays from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm. Mondays, Juniors from 6.30pm to 7.10pm, seniors from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Tuesdays, Senior Championship Boxers from 8pm to 9pm. Wednesdays, Juniors from 6.30pm to 7.10pm and Seniors from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Thursdays, Seniors from 6.20pm to 7.50pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm.
Open Singles continue on Tuesdays at Seapoint. The County Louth Golf Club in Baltray has featured recently in “GOLF Magazine”, a USA publication which has recently focussed on UK and Irish Golf Clubs. Co. Louth Golf Club has been ranked the 50th Best Golf Course in the UK and Ireland.
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