Around the Districts: Ardcath/Clonalvy, Curraha and Julianstown

The Dublin Ukulele Collective played a fundraiser for ABACAS school in McHugh’s on Friday.

Drogheda Independent



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Ardcath Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns Committee can be contacted on +353 87 835 4805 and the help from our volunteers is always appreciated!

Ardcath Tidy Towns were awarded €600 by Meath County Council towards the cost of purchasing some cast iron posts for hanging baskets.

Ardcath Tidy Towns are getting some Hi Vis Vests printed. If you are interested in Litter Picking on an individual basis or as part of a Tidy Towns, let us know the quantity and sizes of vests required. The sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2 Extra Large & 3 Extra Large. Message us on Facebook or Text/WhatsApp +353 87 835 4805.

Ardcath ICA

Many thanks to those who took part in the Walk in Masterson’s Park fundraiser for Cancer Research. A beautiful morning and thanks to everyone who came out to support this very worthy cause. If you were unable to be there but would like to donate, please contact Jane Mongey 086 8384257 or Anne Sheridan on 086 3297121.

Ardcath ICA celebrated 75 years since its foundation & is the oldest guild in Meath. A Certificate was presented to the guild by National president Hilda Roche and Meath Federation president Phyllis Roe, at the Federation Meeting in Athboy recently.

On 2nd May the Guild enjoyed a Singing Workshop with Amie Grendon School of Music/Song hosted by Dolores White Guild Member.

Members of the guild will attend Menapause the Musical 2 in the TLT on 25th May.

On 27th May the guild will hold a Coffee Morning & bric a brac sale event to support St Vincent’s Pavillion Fundraiser- all welcome to attend

St. Vincent’s GFC

Annual Membership is now due for all members.visit

Lotto - Make sure you play your favourite numbers. Windfall draw takes place on Monday night @ 9.00pm. Play before 6pm Monday at



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Curraghalla National School

Enrolment forms for children wishing to enrol in Curraghalla National School are now available. Contact school on 025 27449 or .

Bike and Treats Day! On the 2nd May we celebrated Chloe and Ciarán’s First Holy Communion. As part of Active Week, Garda Denis Motherway gave a road safety and bike maintenance talk. We then spent the day practicing our cycling skills and competing in races.

Curraha GAA

The Curraha GAA Lotto Jackpot has now reached €5,400

Congratulations to the Match 3 winners from the last draw, Sean Mallon and Frank Coyne who both win €100.

Envelopes are available in Swans, The Becks and The Snail Box

Please note the deadline for online entries is 6pm Monday.

Entries are available here -

Curraha Seniors have been drawn in Group A of this year’s Meath Senior Football Championship and will face Na Fianna, Dunshaughlin and Donaghmore/Ashbourne.

Our opening fixture against Na Fianna will be played the last weekend of July.

Curraha Notice Board

Volunteers are always needed and welcome to help maintain our community . If you are interested in this initiative , Please Contact Deirdre 086 8868917 . Gerardine . 086 1982060 . Marcella . 0876744691.



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Julianstown Tidy Towns

Volunteers have weeded the beds near the bus stop opposite Preston Park and have now started weeding the box hedging at the entrance to the Community Garden. Many thanks to Meath Co. Co. for dropping off some chippings for our Car Park and paths.

We have one of our 12 large flower beds weeded and if you have any spare time on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, perhaps you might like to come along and give a hand.

We have entered the Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition for this year, as well as An Taisce Green Flag Award for the Community Garden and will shortly be filling out the application form for Meath Co. Co. Pride of Place Awards. We would really appreciate it if everyone could clean up outside their premises and if you know of a neighbour who might be ill perhaps you could give them a helping hand.

Julianstown Tidy Town were delighted to be awarded a grant of €600 from Meath County Council Community Fund and most of this will go towards the cost of replenishing 15 of our large planters. These planters will be dotted around the village in June to add some colour to our lovely village.

Many thanks to Meath Co. Co. for awarding a grant of €600 towards the upkeep of Moorechurch Cemetery and €350 towards equipment in the community garden under a scheme called ‘Connecting Cultures’.

Julianstown Golf Course and Pitch & Putt

Have you got back into the swing of things yet this season? They are open 7 days a week from 8am.

And the best thing is you don’t need to pre-book your round, so you can just drop in when you want to play.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Cemetery Sunday Moorechurch Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 2nd July at 11:30 am. Please alert family and friends outside the parish.

Baptism - Recently, we welcomed Nancie Connolly, Klara Berrill, Mason O’Leary and Xander & Rya in Baptism. If you would like to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.

Active Retirement

East Meath Active Retirement Association (EMARA) meet every Thursday in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Parish Rooms, Laytown Road, Julianstown from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm each week. New members are always welcome to join this vibrant group of men and women.

We have many events and outings lined up for the coming month. For more details contact James 0872706456 or Eoin 0860649447.

East Meath Active Retirement Association are celebrating their 25th Anniversary and are thrilled that they have been awarded €500 from Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme.

St. Mary’s Church of Ireland

Services during May Sunday 21st May Morning Prayer, Sunday 28th May Holy Communion for the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 4th June Holy Communion with Jenny Williams of Habitat from Humanity as speaker.

The Charity Collection for May will go to SOSAD Drogheda. Here are some details about SOSAD, taken from the website: “Since 2007, SOSAD has worked to raise awareness and help prevent suicide in Ireland. We have worked tirelessly in our communities to help those in need feel supported and know they are not alone on their journey. SOSAD offer support and services for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation, self harming, depression, bereavement, stress and anxiety, or if you simply need to talk”.

The Charity Collection in June will be for Habitat for Humanity and we look forward to hearing from Jenny Williams who leads the organisation in Ireland and will speak to us on Sunday 4 th June.

Little Joey’s Creche and Montessori

Little Joeys Creche is looking to employ an experienced Early years educator to join our growing team.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a genuine love for children and wants to guide and educate the children for a promising future. This is a permanent full-time position The successful candidate must have Minimum QQI Level 5 in Early Years qualification.

We have fantastic working conditions, and our company is a home-from-home environment for our staff and children in which you and the children are treated with dignity and respect. Good communication skills and candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written English

To apply please email Ericka to