Around the Districts: Bellewstown, Duleek and Julianstown

Local Notes.

Drogheda Independent



Any news or items of interest contact Niamh @ 086 3477283 or email


Bellewstown P & P extend sincere condolences to the family & friends of Myles McMorrow; former President of PPI. Myles visited Bellewstown on a couple of occasions and was impressed by our course. May his gentle soul rest in peace.


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Bus to Knock

There will be a bus to Knock on Thursday 17th August if there is enough people interested in going. The cost will be €35. Enquiries to Ann on 086-3131708.

Route 188 Bus

There are 2 new bus stops added to bus route 188 Athboy to Drogheda through Duleek. The new stops are Station Road Ryan’s Park and Station Road High Meadows. The bus already stops at Duleek Church.

Duleek Fair Day

Stalls for Duleek Fair 2023 are now available.

If you are interested please send us an email and we will send you the details. Stalls only on Sunday 18th June Cost of the 3×3 stall is €25.

We provide space only so you will need to take your own gazebo, tables and chairs. Please share among your friends.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Duleek Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are urgently needed to help in the kitchen, on Monday Wednesday or Friday over the next few weeks enquiries to Maureen on 087-9932649.

First Holy Communion

Saturday 20th May 2023 Cushenstown NS Mounthanover N/S 10am St. Cianan’s Church Duleek.

Duleek Boys NS 12 noon St. Cianan’s Church Duleek

Saturday 27th May 2023 Duleek Girls NS 10am St. Cianan’s Church Duleek

Bellewstown NS 12 noon St. Therese’s Church Bellewstown

Trishaw Trips

Starting 9th May Trips 11am and 12.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays weather permitting. Starting point Domnick’s Park Drogheda, the route will take you along the Boyne Greenway to Oldbridge House where there is a break for tea/coffee and then return to Domnick’s Park.

Now open for bookings, contact 041-9847764 or 1800 200100 Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

The Feel Good Project

Music Therapy with Lyndsey. Dates 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th May from 6.30pm-7.30pm in the Duleek Courthouse

Taking 8 participants only and parents/carers must stay for the full session.

Booking through email only. ߑ?Email us at with your child’s name, age, diagnosis and favourite songs.

Parenting Talk

Dr Mary O’Kane is starting a ‘Big School’ Parenting Talk on Tuesday 6th June at 7.30pm in the Duleek Courthouse. To book your free place, please email with your name and phone number.

Dr Mary O’Kane offers some very practical advice on the most important skill sets for children during this transition, and how best to support your child over the summer in developing these skills.

June Classes “Sound Bath Meditation” Tuesday’s 13th 20th and 27th June from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Duleek Courthouse. Must be booked in advance.

Liag Na n’Og

Liag Na n’Og playschool on the Navan Road are accepting names for the September 2023 to June 2024 school year. Morning’s 9am to 12 noon with an option of 12 noon to 2.00pm, afternoons 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Enquiries to Sinead on 087-1774269.

St. Vincent de Paul

Would you like to support those in need of support and friendship? Join Your Local SVP Team to help with visitation , IT or accounting. For volunteer information please e-mail or freephone 1800677777

Cemetery Sunday Weekend 2023

The annual devotions and blessing of the graves will be held on the weekend of the 11th June.

Saturday 10th June at 5pm Crossmacole Cemetery.

Saturday 10th June St. Mary’s Abbey after the Vigil Mass.

Sunday 11 June at 1pm Holy Cross and Good Shepherd Cemeteries.

Community Employment Vacancies

We have a number of Community Employment vacancies based in Duleek, Bellewstown and Slane.

There are various positions for Groundworkers who would maintain local sports grounds, church grounds, graveyards etc, Tour Guides who offer museum tours and Caretakers who would maintain car park, grounds and meeting rooms

Eligibility for CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will have to be verified by the Department.

Please contact Janet or Frank in Duleek Development Association CLG on 041-9880269 with any queries and further information can also be found on

Book Club

Duleek Adult Book Club meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm in Duleek Library. Participants can meet with other book lovers for discussions on different reads and to swap book recommendations. New members are always welcome but check with library staff regarding available spaces.

Duleek AFC lotto

Results 17/ 5 / 2023: Jackpot €4.000; Numbers drawn 18 - 21 - 28 - 30; No jackpot winner; 4 Drawn winners, €20 each: AJ Breach - A.Lowthe - John Lewis - Stephen Lynch

Draw every Wednesday 7pm in clubhouse; Tickets available from any committee member

All weather pitch available to hire; Further info re 086/1662018;



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Julianstown Tidy Towns

Volunteers have been busy planting vegetables in the 4 new raised beds. We have one of our 12 large flower beds weeded and if you have any spare time on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or perhaps you might like to come along on Saturday morning 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 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. Julianstown Golf Course were delighted to welcome a lovely group from Landean, Brittany to our Pitch & Putt Course who are enjoying their long awaited visit to their twinned town of Balrothery.

Julianstown 12-hole Golf Course looking wonderful in the sunshine. Photo Alan Berrill.

Glenside Hotel

A sad week this week as we say goodbye to Ann Marie Healy who has been with the Glenside for almost 26 years.

Ann Marie is well known and loved by all our customers and will be sorely missed by the team.

We would like to personally thank Ann Marie for all her help and assistance when we bought the Glenside 6 years ago. She was so welcoming and guided us as new owners in the running of the hotel at that time.

Always seen with a smile on her face no matter how busy the hotel is. Her contagious laugh, good humour and friendly face will be missed so much.

Join us in wishing Ann Marie all the best for her future adventures.

Wishing Ann Marie the very best of luck lots of love Karen, Aogán and all the team xx

River Nanny and St. Colmcille’s Well gets a makeover

Trojan work was carried out yesterday morning by locals from Louth and Meath and Newcomers to the community. We cleaned the mouth of the Nanny and St.Colmcille’s Well.

The event was organised by Drogheda NGO Development Perspectives as a positive way of meeting new people whilst being productive at the same time . Thanks to Sonairte Eco-Centre for the coffee and cakes. Very enjoyable morning!

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 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 4th June.