Around the Districts: Stamullen and Termonfeckin

Irena, Daria and Olga at the Millmount art exhibition.

Drogheda Independent


New Arrivals

Congratulations and the very best of wishes to the parents, guardians and extended families of the following children who were recently baptised in the paris. Nancie Connolly, Kiara Berrill, Mason O`Leary and Xander & Rya.

Moorechurch Pattern Day

A Date to keep in mind for parishioners and former parishioners: The annual Blessing of the Graves at Moorechurch Graveyard will take place on Sunday July 2nd 2023 beginning at 11.30am.

“Beware the `Devil`s Bread`

With an increase in the weather temperature in recent weeks, along with some pretty heavy rain, the weeds are springing up like there is no tomorrow. The annual high-growing weed of Hemlock, known as the `Devil`s Bread` is currently flourishing along all rural roads and it is this particular weed that hampers your view on these smaller country routes. Whether you are out walking, cycling, jogging, on horseback or driving any type of vehicle, it can be difficult to see the road ahead when the `Devil`s Bread` is in full bloom. This particular weed is also poisonous and it should not be touched, especially the floral white head and children out playing should be forewarned to keep clear of this plant.

Know Your Parish

The following is taken from a book titled, `Leaves of History`, which was written by Stamullen Parish Curate, Father Paul Walsh in 1930. `In the townland of Tullog, Ordnance Survey sheet 34, there was in ancient times a chapel of ease belonging to the parish of Stamullen. There is no mention of it in literature before the years 1682-85 when Dopping compiled his Liber Ecclesiarum, but it must have been existing in pre-Reformation times, because the first Protestants didn’t build churches or chapels in the Irish countryside; their business appears rather to have been to allow them to fall. Bishop Dopping has three notices of the place including the following “ Tullock is a chapel of ease belonging to ye church of Stamolin but without curate or maintenance, east of Drogheda and not valued in ye King’s books, church has been ruined since 1641”. The only portion of the chapel of Tullog now remaining in position is a small portion of a single wall, apparently the north side, five or six yards in length and about two feet above ground level. It is remembered in the district that the building was that of a chapel. A stone which formed the heading of one of the windows of the chapel is now inserted over the entrance to a holy well, situated close to the chapel ruins on the opposite side of the road`.


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There must be something huge when a Guard of Honour happens. This seems to be the case at Tredagh Boxing Academy when 3 All Ireland Winners were welcomed home from the All Ireland Junior Boxing Championships in the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin. Congratulations to Breanna Johnston, Grace Conway and Michael James Mc Donagh who came home with Gold. Naturally there were great celebrations in the Academy. Well done to 2 other young boxers Andrew Mathews and Keith Muma who were also in action on the day and did themselves very proud in the ring. Boxercise Classes for all ages and abilities are also held every Tuesday at Tredagh Boxing Academy based at An-Grianan from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm. This involves a full body workout with all the training of a boxer without the physical contact. For further details, contact 087-9944799.

Tidy Towns

Preparations for the forthcoming Tidy Towns competition seem to be underway as the Village is looking fabulous. Well done to all the volunteers who undertake this work in keeping our Village in pristine condition. Let us hope that they will get plenty of support and that littering will not be a problem.

St. Fechin’s Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot. The numbers were 8, 9, 18 and 20. The winner of €100 was Carmel Vaughey. €20 winners were Rose Duff, Mairead Duffy, Rachel Beirth, Derek Younger and Oisin, Paidi and Sean. The jackpot is worth €2,100. 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.

St. Fechin’s GAA

There was great excitement following the fantastic win by the Louth Ladies LGFA U16 team against Wicklow in the Leinster Championship Final.Congratulations to St. Fechin’s Ladies Moya, Alice and Molly who were part of the team. There were recent wins for the Junior Ladies against Roche Emmets, the Senior Men against O’Raghallaighs, the U13 Boys against Sean O’ Mahonys, the U15 Boys against O’Raghallaighs, the Junior Men over Dundalk Young Irelands, the Senior Ladies against St Brides. A number of St. Fechin’s players were part of the Louth U17 Hurling team that beat Cavan in the Electric Ireland Celtic Challenge Quarter Final. The U12 Boys were unfortunate in a very competitive match against Cooley Kickhams as were the U16 Girls against Cooley Kickhams while the U14 Girls had a draw against St. Mochtas. There was plenty of action for the younger teams with the U7 and U9 Boys hosting Blitz events, enabling them to display great skills against a number of local teams. The big event was the Leinster Final with Louth taking on Dublin in Croke Park and the St. Fechin’s/Louth supporters bus was full. St. Fechin’s will host “Lá na gClubanna” a Family Fun Day on Sunday May 28th. The G4M&O, Gaelic for Mothers & Others takes place on Tuesday evenings and the Dads & Lads on Wednesday evenings. As part of the Healthy Club Initiative, St. Fechin’s invites participants to the Fechin Walkers and Talkers Group which takes place on Thursday mornings from 10.30am. This is open to all Senior members of the community. Social membership of St. Fechin’s is required for this which costs €40. For further information, contact Geraldine at 086-1072018. St. Fechin’s will hold a Half Marathon and 4 Mile Race on Sunday July 16th. The cost to enter the Half Marathon is €40, €15 for the 4 Mile and the cost is €40 for a family to take part in the 4 Mile. Registration is now open at #run #halfmarathon2023 St Fechins GAA or Thanks to Smiths of Drogheda and Carroll’s Coach Hire who have joined the list of sponsors for this event. If you would like to sponsor this event please email or contact Peter at 083-8796370 The“Men on the Move”programme takes place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. St. Fechin’s are looking for new players of all ages and levels of experience. If anyone is interested, contact for further details. St. Fechin’s have also recently formed an Active Retirement Group “Fechin -Go for Life”. This is for those who are 55 years or over and will run for a 4 week period. It involves exercise, activities and games and will begin on Tuesday May 23rd in the Community Centre. The time is from 10am to 11.30am and the cost is €5 per week. If you like it and after week one you would like to join the Active Retirement Group, membership is €15 which lasts up to the end of December 2023.

Community Centre Events and Classes

Events and classes continue to take place in the St. Fechin’s Community Centre on a weekly basis. Body Design with Agne is an excellent fun activity. Her classes are very popular and are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm -7.30pm. Contact Agne on 085-7891029 or visit her on Facebook Classes with Louise are on Monday mornings and evenings, 9.30am and 7.30pm. Slimming World with Paula is on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. To join Paula’s class, please call 086-8507051.Fit Kids and Fit Teens, Hip Hop Classes with Jacinta and her team are on Wednesdays. The first class is from 4:30pm to 5:30 m, for children aged from 4 to 7. The second class is at 5:30 pm for ages 7 to 16. Contact Jacinta on 086-2685280. Social Dancing Classes are on Wednesday evenings with Patricia and Pat from 8pm to 10pm. These classes cost €10 per night, pay as you go.

Sr. M. Paula Leech R.I.P.

Deepest condolences are offered to the family, relations and friends of Sr. M. Paula Leech, Convent of Mercy, Dundalk and formerly of Beltichbourne, Termonfeckin who died recently. Requiem Mass was in the Church of the Holy Family, Muirhevnamor and the Funeral in St.Patrick’s Cemetery, Dundalk. May she rest in peace.

Religious Ceremonies

Weekday Masses are at 9.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and also 9.30am on Wednesdays in the Church of the Assumption. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. The Parish Office is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 1pm. All notices for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter should be submitted before 10.30am on Thursdays. Mass Cards for a variety of intentions are also available in the Parish Office. Masses from the Church of the Immaculate Conception and Church of the Assumption can be viewed on the Parish website and

Rosary During May

There will be praying of the Rosary at the different Parish Grottos on Thursdays at 7.30pm during the month of May. The Rosary this week is on Thursday May 18th at the Grotto in the grounds of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Sandpit.


Please keep the children from both Parish Schools in your prayers as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation last this month. The children from Scoil Mhuire gan Smal will make their Confirmation on Saturday May 20th while the following Saturday May 27th it will be the turn of the children from Scoil Naomh Feichin.

Blessing of the Graves

The annual Service of Blessing will take place on Sunday August 13th. The Service in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheetland Road is at 3pm and the Service in the Old Cemetery is at 4.30pm.

Knock Pilgrimage

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 3rd. A Coach will depart from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda at 7.45am. The cost is €25. For further information, please contact Jacqueline on 086-1607287 or Damien on 083-3504551.

Concert for Samaritans

The Tredagh Singers present a Summer Concert in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s Street, Drogheda on Friday May 26th at 8pm. Proceeds are in aid of Drogheda Samaritans. Tickets costing €20 are available from the Augustinian Shop, Shop Street, Tredagh Singers, Samaritan volunteers and at the door on the night. Samaritans can be contacted 24/7 on freephone 116123.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Seapoint held its annual Scratch Cup over the May Bank Holiday weekend and the overall winner was Mark Millar from Killineer who had a marvellous score of 20 under in the 36 hole event. Runner-Up was Seapoint Chair Pat Greene with Rystons Sean Harkins in third spot. The mens Inter Grade was won by Barry Dyas from MacBride Club, the Junior Grade by Tony Butler, Seapoint, the Ladies Class 1 and Class 2 winners were Seapoint’s Marlo Everitt and Ann Ward respectively. Thanks to Pat Greene for sponsoring the competition. The past week saw Seapoint hold its annual Scotch Foursomes. At the time of writing results are being processed but Seapoint was pleased with the turnout and would like to thank all who participated especially those who travelled..Thanks to the Tully family for sponsoring this competition. Last weekend was a normal Club competition. The Club is open for green fees at all other times.


For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Other facilities at An-Grianan include The Sanctuary (Self Catering Bungalows) and a Cookery School. The Irish Harp Festival runs from June 25th – 30th. The Annual Garden Party is set for July 7th. The An-Grianan Garden Centre is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.

A Summer Camp will be held from July 17th -21st. Registrations open on April 17th. If anyone is interested in any of the Termonfeckin Celtic events, please contact the Club at 086-1671583, through facebook or

Termonfeckin ICA

New members are always welcome. For further information, please phone 041-9822040 or 041-9881223.


It is all very exciting at Seapoint Golf Club as preparations continue for the forthcoming Golfing Legends Tour which takes place from June 22nd to 25th. Ian Woosnam has been added to the list of Professional Golfers who will be in attendance at Seapoint. Tickets for this event are available at- Golf Links | Carr Golf Travel | Fáilte Ireland #IrishLegends There is also a Celebrity dimension to this event as well known Actor James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, Waking Ned) will head up a Celebrity line-up. This is part of the Wapp Travel Insurance Celebrity Series in Ireland. If you would relish a game of Golf with James Nesbitt, there are a limited number of spots available, enquire at What is it about the 17th Hole on the Seapoint Golf Course? Two members managed to score Holes in 1 recently, well done to Alan Mc Mahon and Scott Farmer on their achievements. Well done also to Club member Alan O’Reilly on winning the Masters Sweepstakes in the Pro Shop.