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coming to 80 trucks of all sizes and makes took part in the Duleek. Local Gardai did a great job on the roads, amazing Truck Run in Duleek! As well as local with the charities benefiting providing stewards trucks, they came from as far along the route. All away as Donegal, Dublin, headed down to Balbriggan, Louth and O'Neill's where live Meath. ‘The majority heard music kept the about the Run through great atmosphere Dixons, and joined in because going. it was a good cause,’ The Truck Run was explained Lisa Dixon. organised by The sight of the trucks lining Sharon Keogan, up in Duleek Business Park Amanda Smith, was fantastic, and a large Michael, Eileen, number of spectators came Brendan, Sandra, along to take photos and chat Pauline and Lisa to the drivers. Truckers had Dixon in a look at each other’s trucks, association with which were gleaming in the Dixon Transport. sunshine. There was plenty All monies raised for the children too, with a go to St Michael's Smiley Faces Treasure Hunt, Special School for as well as a lucky dip for the Autism in Navan, adults, thanks to the Duleek AFC generosity of local businesses. F Michael Dixon with his godchild Nathan Dixon Schoolboys & Girls Duleek’s inaugural Truck Club and Duleek (inset - 80 truck convoy led by Dixons) Run left the Business Park Youth Club. and headed through the village, down the N2 to Almost €7,000 has been raised for these worthy Ashbourne where they turned and headed back to causes – and is still coming in!

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St. Cianan’s duo bring home the medals Congratulations to Wayne Rafferty of St Cianans Boxing Club on winning a gold medal, and Conor Heavey claiming the silver in the Micheal Andrews Tournament, in only their second year of boxing they boxed out of their skin! Wayne beat last year’s Irish champion in the quarter finals, then beat the current cadet and European bronze medalist Brian Kennedy from Daingen boxing club in a cracking semi-final. Wayne in his best put performance over the three rounds, then went on to win the finals with another great performance outpunching and out-working his opponent for 3 rounds. Conor Heavey beat the Irish and cadet champion in his semi-final. He then went on to meet the 2-time Irish champion Conor Jordan from At Aidan’s boxing club, and although he put in a superb Conor Heavey and Wayne Rafferty pictured with performance, he took silver. It was a great their medals achievement for them. Thanks to Thomas Brodigan, Brendan O’Neill and Paul Finnegan for their time and effort for coaching youngsters at the club. Adult Boxfit and women’s boxercise classes also available at the club. For details, contact Mark on 085-2737073

The Garda Band The Garda Band played to a full house – or church – in Ardcath recently. The music was stunning, starting with ballads and classic favourites, then moving onto more modern music like Amarillo and Galway Girl, which not only had the audience singing along, but also dancing in the aisles! Highlight of the evening was when newly appointed parish priest Fr Brendan Ferris took up his baton and conducted the orchestra playing the ‘Sunday Game’ theme, saying that it had been a dream of his since childhood! When he won first prize in the raffle later on, he must have still been

on a high, as he handed it back and drew out another winner. Starting off the night was the Ardcath Adult choir who gave a wonderful display of their talents. They set the scene and were followed by the Garda orchestra who performed for almost two hours. The evening was rounded off with a nightcap in Bennetts! Funds raised at the event were in aid of Ardcath parish and school. Thanks were paid to the Garda Band for their attendance, to Fr Ferris for the use of the church, and to the Festival Committee, and chairman Brian Carberry.

HEALTH

Don’t catch the flu! We all get hit with the flu sometime but there are ways to minimise our reaction to the influenza virus, which affects all ages. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent infection. Prepared every year to combat that year’s virus strain, the vaccine protects you for about one year and should be taken annually at this time of year. Flu symptoms can hit you suddenly and severely. They include: * sudden fever * chills * headache * myalgia (muscle pain) * sore throat * non-productive dry cough Vaccination is strongly recommended for: * persons 65 and over * those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart or

lung disease * people whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment * residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions * persons with a body mass index (BMI) over 40 * pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy) * healthcare workers * carers * people with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs. How & where do I get vaccinated? People 18 years or older may attend either their GP or Pharmacist. People under 18 should attend their GP. Contact Tom, Kathy or Rachel in Duleek Pharmacy to book your vaccination or for further information. Ph:041-9823326 Email: info@duleekpharmacy.com


Following a terrifying and traumatic incident in Duleek last week, where two businesspeople were held hostage in their own home, strong calls have come from the community to put a local Text Alert Scheme in place. The retailers, who live adjacent to their business premises were subject to a break in and were held captive whilst raiders ransacked their house. Both are said to have been shaken, and although one was taken to hospital for observation, they are recovering. The couple wishes to thank all those who have supported them during this difficult time. Anyone who saw any suspicious activity on the local Main Street around Copper Beech Apartments or Londis around 7pm on Monday evening, please contact the local Gardai. 3 men in their early 20's

A novel Cross Country Horse and Pony Run was held in Bellewstown in aid of Charlotte Butler and Bellewstown national school. Starting off at The Bellewstown Inn, the run, organised by Tanya Gibson, covered local trekking territory with riders of all ages taking part. Little Charlotte is just four and a half years old and is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. She lives locally with her parents and siblings, and attends school when her health allows it. Fundraising took place the same weekend at Paddy McGuinness Park, Cloghertown, with a massive Family Fun Day. There was a festive atmosphere with a raffle, prizes and lots

were involved. A car must have been used in the getaway and must have been spotted. Please help if you can 01 8010600 Ashbourne Gardai A number of meetings have been held recently with a view to forming a Text Alert area encompassing Donore, Ardcath, Curragha, Rathfeigh, Clonalvy and Bellewstown, with Crime Prevention Officer Dean Keirns outlining how Text Alert can help protect the area. ‘We have to look out for each other, and through Text Alert, we can get word out quickly to our own area, surrounding Text Alert Areas and the Gardai,’ explained Ray Andrews of Duleek Text Alert. ‘Keep your eyes open and notify the scheme of suspcicious vehicles or anti- social behaviour, especially after what happened in village.’

Adam Gibson of fun. Local pubs came on board sponsoring a Tug of War blitz with a trophy for the winning team. There was good ‘old fashioned fun’ on the day, with obstacle races, wheelbarrow races, stocks and a number

of donated bouncy castles for the kiddies. A Benefit Night followed in Donnelly’s Cloghertown evening and the pub was absolutely packed for such a worthy cause. Organiser, Michelle McGuinness said, ‘It's all about keeping it local and supporting each other. Wonderful to see such great community spirit.’ As well as a Monster Raffle with oodles of prizes, a massive auction was held, with Katie Taylor’s boxing glove reaching the top bid. There was a sporting theme, with signed jerseys, books and other items attracting lots of bidders. All in all, €9,500 was raised in Cloghertown, which was all donated to Charlotte.


Stress is well under control in Duleek and district following ‘An Evening to Control Stress’ by clinical psychologists Dr Mark Harrold and Dr Alison Rooney, Organised by Duleek Women’s Forum and sponsored by Tom Maher of Duleek

Careers and skills training opportunties

Pharmacy, the church filled up rapidly and all were given water, sweets, explanatory folders and cds. The excellent speakers explained stress, its triggers and symptoms, and If you are currently unemployed and are how to deal with it, and were happy to aged between 18-35, you could take part answer questions afterwards.

A group who attended the Womens Forum Stress Night

in a new 10 month programme in Employability Skills based in Duleek starting on 18 November. Open new routes to employment through. East Coast Careers Opportunities (ECCO), a FÁS funded training centre. Classes run for 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Courses are offered at FETAC Level 3 and Level 4. Fás training allowances may be available. It’s open to those on Social Welfare payments or who are early school leavers aged 18-35. ECCO is recruiting now, so visit their website www.eastcoastcareers.com, or check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ecco.lti

ST. MARY’S ABBEY, DULEEK History with - JANET LEIGH Duleek takes its name from the Irish daimh liag, a house of stones, probably referring to Saint Cianán’s church, said to have been the first stone-built church in Ireland. It is said Saint Patrick established a bishopric in Duleek circa 450 AD, and Saint Cianán became the first bishop in 489 of St. Patrick. A monastery was built on the site, but it was sacked several times by the Vikings between 830 and 1149. In between those raids, the bodies of Brian Ború and his son Morough lay in state in Duleek in April 1014, on their way from the Battle of Clontarf to their burial place. It is stated that Armagh Cathedral is built upon that burial site. In 1182, Lord Hugh de Lacy donated land to the Augustians who founded an abbey here and dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The remains that can now be seen of St. Mary’s Abbey are the South Aisle and the Belfry Tower, built in the 13th century. The North Aisle occupies the site of the present disused St. Kienan’s Church of Ireland church. The outline of the centre aisle can be seen against the Belfry Tower. St. Kienan’s Church was built in 1820 and was closed in 1967.


The Spire Restaurant in Duleek played host to the recent Budget Breakfast for Drogheda Chamber of Commerce members. Many local businesses attended where they got expert analysis and advice on what the budget means for them and their business from accountants Doyle, Kelly & Co.,

Drogheda. Martin Kelly, partner with DK&C presented a summary of the budget highlights and gave a clear insight into the effects of this budget. To download a copy of the budget report, log onto the Drogheda Chamber website on www.droghedachamber.com.

(L-R) Amy Bellew, Emily McGreal, Amy Callaghan enjoying the day

(l-r) Accountant Michael Doyle, Drogheda Chamber of Commerce president Simon McCormack, The Spire Restaurant proprietor Aogan Dunne and speaker Martin Kelly of Doyle Kelly.

Celebrating 10 years in business in this month, Savannah Beauty, Duleek, is offering half price treatments in November!! Yes, all treatments half price all month. With hundreds of customers on her books, proprietor Lorraine Campbell is treating everybody to special offers all month long! Check out Savannah Beauty’s Facebook page for the daily and monthly offers too. Having waxed and plucked thousands of people over the past 10 years, Lorraine said,‘Despite the tough financial times, we still need regular maintenance, but tend to treat ourselves to a luxury treatment like a facial or manicure when they’re on special offer. ‘ There’s great value at Savannah Beauty through the week with 30% off waxing on Wednesdays, Shellac nail treatment just €18 on Thursdays, Friday Facebook offers change weekly, and on Tan Saturday it’s €10 for a he/she full body tan. And all treatments are half price every Tuesday – but book well in advance! With late opening most nights – 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9pm on Thursdays, there’s no excuse. Christmas week Savannah Beauty is open late every evening, but closed on Christmas Eve. Christmas Gift Vouchers go on sale on 1 December. Perfect as presents, these vouchers contain double the value of the purchase price! With three months to use them, they are ideal for Xmas stockings! But buy early as there is a limited number available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! December has 20% off all Dermalogica skin care, as well as seasonal Facebook offers. So drop into Savannah Beauty, Duleek Court, Main Street, just opposite Duleek Pharmacy, and celebrate with Lorraine on her 10 years in business!

2013 was a great year for ladies juvenile football in Duleek/Bellewstown. They fielded teams from U9-U13, with the U10 and U13 both reaching playoffs in their respective leagues. The U9 team played in various games and blitzes and went through the year undefeated. The year ended with a group of 70 travelling to Croke Park

to see the Ladies All Ireland finals and a great time was had by all. They cater for girls from 8 years upwards and are growing all the time. Training will resume early 2014 and new players and coaches are always welcome. For further information contact Noel 086 8822196 Ann 086 1679559.


D&D AC Secretary Ruairi Nestor and PRO Stephen McKee make the cheque presentation to Elaine and Conor A Sensory Room for 5 year old Pallister-Killian Syndrome sufferer Conor Traynor, is a step closer to reality as Duleek & District AC made a cheque presentation of €2,000 to the Conor Traynor Fund, set up by Sharon Keogan and his parents Elaine and Barry in January 2013, with the aim of providing a sensory room in his home. Conor suffers from this extremely rare condition,

he is unable to sit, walk or talk and needs full time care. The club was anxious to contribute to his well being. The committee is very proud to be able to make this donation through the success of the inaugural 10K Race on Duleek Fair Day, the Indaver Duleek 10K Road Race. Club PRO Stephen McKee said, ‘A huge thank you to everyone in the community for supporting the event.’

At the launch of 'Who wants to be a Thousandaire?' were (back row) were: John Woods, J&P Woods Construction Ltd, Tom Wall, Flo Gas, and Michael Leonard, Bellewstown Golf Club. (front row), Oliver Cudden, Joan Lenehan Congratulations to Team Duleek representing Duleek & District AC at the Dublin Marathon and Graham Geraghty.

The St Cianan Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society, Duleek, thanks the people of Duleek for their donations to the recent Church Gate Collection and for their continuing support throughout the year. Donations allow the SVP to help families in the community. Should you be in need of help please contact St Cianan’s SVP at 0870931068 or Drogheda Area Office 041 9873331 or 1800677777. The next Church Gate collection takes place on 9/10 November. Congrats to the lads and ladies of Ardcath Macra who did well in their respective matches representing Meath in the GAA 7a-side blitz recently. The men lost out narrowly in extra time in the final against South Roscommon, unfortunately. Congratulations to Maureen Thornton from Brookville, Drogheda, who was the lucky winner of the €1000 Jackpot at the Drive in Bingo in Bellewstown Racecourse in October. Congratulations to locals Megan De Souza & Gavin Coyle who were amateur jockey riders as part of the TG4’s Jockey Eile programme at Fairyhouse recently. Congratulations to Rachel Devine & Derek Seery on the birth of their new baby boy TJ . Congrats to Kellie McArdle on reaching the national finals of the CU Factor in Ballinasloe Daughter of Audrey Simpson, a former hairdresser in Duleek, and niece of Mary Simpson of Simpson Stage School, it’s no wonder that Kellie did so well. Nicole Bell 18 year old from Abbeylands, Duleek, aspiring makeup artist and beauty therapy student, available for makeup for occasions, took part in a Halloween zombie makeup competition for The Pain Factory ink in Drogheda.


Two auctions attracted a sizeable attendance at their recent auctions, which raised a total of €1,850 in aid of Duleek Senior Citizens’ Christmas outing and party in December. Organised by Paddy McConnon and Paddy Cudden, the parish auctions featured a wide range of household and other items – including a bet from Tully’s bookmakers! ‘We were very happy with the attendance, particularly on the second Sunday,’ said Paddy McConnon, who wished to thank all those who donated items for sale. The Senior Citizens’ outing is scheduled to take place on Sunday 22 December, and the next auction, featuring lots and lots of new and used toys, bric a brac and other items, takes place in Carronstown Lodge on Sunday 17 November at 3pm. Admission to The Sale of the Century is free!

Girls on tour in New York

Louise Moore and Brenda Traynor

Eileen Martin with her sister Patsy Condron, her daughter Caroline Breach and grandson Aran

The girls are about to hit New York in style! Yes, a group (numbering over 50 at this stage) are heading to Manhattan in December 2014 for a spot of Christmas shopping! The Duleek & District Ladies, who have been saving like mad for some weeks now, plan to hit The Big Apple in time to bag some bargains for Christmas next year. The trip is currently open for new recruits and comprises flights, transfers, accommodation, and trips to various shopping outlets, e.g. Woodbury Common and Jersey Gardens. All travel arrangements are being organised by local business woman Sinead Daly, Ardcath, a travel consultant. A savings plan has been put in place, where participants bank just €10 per week towards the overall cost. And there’s over a year to save at this stage! So for further information or to book a place on this Stateside trip, contact Michelle Lawless 087-7994332, Mairead Geraghty 0866686863, Gillian Coleman 086-2679840 or Sarah Woods 086-1652066.


Paddy Cudden and Paddy McConnon

Caroline Duff and Kathleen Cudden

To kick start Movember, the month where guys grow a moustache in aid of men’s cancer charity and then shave it of (please remember to shave it off in December!!), sponsorship cards are now available. Awareness is raised by every guy who grows a Movember moustache, so please spread the word and pick up a sponsorship card from Seamus O’Neill in O’Neill’s pub, Duleek (He’s the guy behind the bar with the moustache!) on 086-8548183. Proceeds raised locally will go towards the Oncology Unit, Beaumont Hospital, as well as Prostate Cancer. If you do take part, please send in your moustache photos to our Facebook page or email it to duleekdistrictnews@gmail.com

An email received recently via 'My Local News' from Jeff Buckner, Utah, USA to the people of Duleek. Jeff wrote: ‘About a month ago, we were in Ireland. We rented a car in Dublin and had a flat tire within less than an hour. We were in the middle of Duleek. Several people stopped by to help. A couple of ladies who were out for a walk made some calls. One man loaned me a jack. Another man offered me a ride. A business repaired the flat tyre. The people of Duleek couldn't have been nicer. We stayed the night in Drogheda at a really nice B&B. I never got anyone's name, so I am hoping you will pass my thanks on. We had a wonderful time. Jeff


Laura joins Rebecca Storm on stage

Calum Agnew, Duleek NS

Photo: Courtesy of Colin Bell Press Photos

Congratulations to all the acts who took part in this year’s amazing Primary School Stars auditions. Ovr 2,500 young people congregated at the TLT Drogheda for a show that lasted 9 hours! Organisers Patrick Leddy and Stewart Agney said it was almost an impossible job to pick acts to go through to the next round, as the standard was so high. Quarter finals

Finn Fitzgerald, Duleek NS

take place in November. There were so many difficult decisions to make and the judges had no choice but to pick 104 acts for the 4 quarter finals, of those 104 acts13 were picked from the Duleek & District Area! What a talented bunch we are!! Lily Fox - St Patrick’s Ardcath, Red Fire - St Patrick’s Ardcath, Grace Willis - St Patrick’s Ardcath, Finn

A Halloween-themed fancy dress party at Bridget’s Montessori and Pre-School raised over €200 in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The event, organised by Bridget Woods and staff, was enjoyed by boys and girls who attend the Balsaran crèche. All entered into the spirit of Halloween with great gusto, with plenty of witches, a clown, Batman, Spiderman, Snow White, a pop star and other festive costume. Some parents even dressed up, surprising themselves with their inventiveness! Bridget’s Montessori and Pre-School first opened in 1997, with a total of 15 children attending. It has grown rapidly, and now has 46 boys and girls aged from 2 years and 9 months to 6 years. Over the years Bridget has seen hundreds of youngsters attend her crèche, with the oldest now attending college! Bridget’s crèche takes part in the ECCE scheme, that is, giving young children a free pre-school year. The adult/child ratio is 1:10, with a maximum of 20 children, and runs a morning and afternoon session. They are HSE registered, a member of IPPA and all staff are trained and experienced. Staff include Lucy Crosby, Susan Tully, Paula Woods and Linda Whearty who is currently out on maternity leave.

To contact Bridget, drop into the crèche next to Duleek boys’ and girls’ national school Ring her on 041-98237142 or check out her website www.bridgetsmontessori.com

Photo: Courtesy of Colin Bell Press Photos

Fitzgerald - Duleek BNS, Matthew Sharkey - Duleek BNS, David Maxwell - Duleek BNS, Calum Agnew - Duleek BNS, Double Trouble - Duleek GNS, Lauren Mc Cormick - Duleek GNS, Amy Mc Kenna - Duleek GNS, Louise Whearty - Scoil Naomh Treasa, Bellewstown, Aine Lily Flood Scoil Naomh Treasa, Dylan Mc Creedy - Scoil Naomh Treasa.

Singer Rebecca Storm was on stage by joined Cushinstown girl Laura Battersby in a recent production of ‘The Cloak’, a new drama about the life of St Brigid. Laura played the part of the teenage St Brigid, who was from Faughart near Dundalk, but who founded a convent in Kildare. Rebecca Storm played the part of St Brigid’s mother Broiseach. World champion Irish dancer Laura, auditioned for the part after hearing about it at her Irish dancing class, Rothwell School of Irish Dancing in Garristown. The play was staged in Kildare Cathedral. Laura’s proud parents Brendan and Michelle, as well as granny Ettie Battersby were in the audience.


Participants in the Curraha ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

They came, they danced and they conquered! Yes, the 22 dancers who took part in the recent Strictly Come dancing in The Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, in aid of Curragha GAA Club, certainly gave amazing displays of fancy footwork and style. With colourful costumes and stylish steps, the couples battled each other in the jive, tango and Charleston, each bringing a touch of individuality to the classic dances. The huge attendance cheered them on, and dipped deeply into their pockets to sponsor their chosen couple. Eventually Eugene Ward and Nora O’Connor were deemed to be the winners, much to the crowd’s delight, having seen gangsters, schoolboys, glamorous stars and more! Secretary of Curragha GAA Club, Padraig O’Dowd, said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the response. ‘The event took months to organise and received enormous support from the local community. ‘Attendance on the night was fantastic and I thank all those who contributed in any way towards the dancers through sponsorship or bucket donation.’ Outlining plans for the money raised, Padraig explained that the club has a huge undertaking ahead of them as they transform the upper storey of the GAA clubhouse into a gym. ‘We have about 200 members, between adults and underage, so it should be a huge advantage to the greater community. ‘ Work is expected to begin in January 2014.

Serving locals in the greater Duleek area is taxi and min-bus hire company, MC Cabs. Established by Mark Cromwell in 2008, the taxi firm has gone from strength to strength, and offers a reliable service at competitive rates. Originally from Duleek, Mark has a background in chauffeuring since 2005. As well as providing a friendly and dependable service to individuals, MC Cabs is the Number 1 choice for corporate transport, escorting visiting business people to and from the airport to companies in the region. MC Cabs has provided this service to clients Indaver since 2009. MC Cabs is perfect for local runs, shopping trips to Drogheda or further afield, bingo runs, events, parties, group trips, stag and hen parties, golf trips during the day, evening, weekend. MC Cabs offers a 24 hour service 365 days of the year. Prior booking preferable. Recently Mark acquired a 14-seater minibus, ideal for larger groups. And with Christmas approaching, book this minibus for a personalised group shopping trip to Dublin or Newry, departing Duleek at 9.30am, and home by 3pm when the children get in from school, dropping you to your door with your shopping! Local fares around Duleek cost €5, and Duleek to Drogheda bus station is €12. Dublin airport from €45 for taxi for four people, and from €55 for mini-bus for eight people. Mark wishes to thank locals for their continued support, especially O’Neill’s Lounge and Indaver, two great corporate customers, who believe in supporting local enterprise.


CITIZENS ADVICE Each month, I will try and answer some of the more topical issues that often are asked here in my office If you are liable for property tax in 2013, you are also liable in 2014. Many of received your property tax bill for 2014 recently. Many people are struggling to make ends meets as it is, so I have been asked ‘What's the best way to pay the property tax in 2014’? Firstly, decide how you want to pay. Fill in the payment instruction online or on paper and send it l Sharon Keogan back to the Revenue Commissioners. The paper deadline is 7 November, but don't panic, you can register online until 27 November. The method with the longest payback time is online. Go online and fill in the form authorising Revenue to take a single payment from your bank account. This gives you until 21 March 2014. You can opt to pay through a deduction from salary or government payment, such as welfare or pension entitlements, divided into 12 equal parts from January to December 2014. You can go online and opt to pay in cash, using any of the shops indicated by the Revenue. Debit and Credit cards can be used. If you still confused on any issue regarding this payment or the range of options available to pay it, call the helpline 1890-200255. I know many of our residents are elderly in our community and are not computer friendly. If you call into my office on Main Street any day, we will be happy to assist you to make your payments online. Sharon Keogan is a business woman in Duleek. She is also a Peace Commissioner for your area. This service is available free to you – why not use it. PLEASE CALL SHARON ANYTIME. SHARON CAN BE CONTACTED ON 041-9880523/MOBILE 087-6773800 OR FACEBOOK KEOGAN4MEATH E-MAIL: sharonkeogan@eircom.net


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NOVEMBER l Friday 8 November 9pm. Ardcath ICA & friends of Olivia Sheridan R.I.P. are holding a fundraising Social Night in aid of the Gary Kelly Centre, Drogheda and St Francis Hospice, in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne. Tickets €20pp. available from any ICA member. l Friday 8 November at 7.30pm. An exclusive International Preview/Charity Evening screening of ‘On Witches Hill’ in The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, The Naul. l Sunday November 10 from 11am. Home Security & Safety Exhibition in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane. Admission is free. l Tuesday 12 November 10.30am. Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. Caring and Sharing Resources to Promote and Enable Access To Information. Contact Lorraine 087-68 78 657. Places are limited. l Tuesday 12 November 7.30pm. Duleek/Bellewstown GFC Juvenile AGM in the club house, Navan Road. l Friday 15 November 'A Night with Your Stars ' in the marquee at O’Neill’s, Duleek. Calling all Strictly Come Dancers to take part! l Saturday 16 November. Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire. In aid of Duleek GFC, this club fundraising event will see 8 lucky people get a chance to win €1,000 each. l Sunday 17 November 3pm. Duleek school boys and girls Family Bingo fundraiser in the Marquee at O’Neill’s. Admission €5. l Sunday 17 November. Book launch on the recordings of Duleek graveyard l Sunday 17 November 3pm Duleek Senior Citizen's Outings Committee annual toy auction. Carronstown Lodge, Duleek. l Friday 22 November. Duleek & District AC 2nd annual Gala Awards Ceremony in the D Hotel, Drogheda. l Thursday 28 November 8pm. St Marys GFC Donore AGM in the New Grange Lodge, Donore. New members welcome. l Friday 29 November 9pm. St Mary’s GFC, Donore, Poker Classic in Daly’s. Tickets €30. DECEMBER l Saturday 7 December Sage & Stone Christmas Market, Duleek. 10am-5pm. Over 50 stalls of local food and craft. Santa’s Grotto, Elves’ workshop, live music, café and Christmas shop. l Sunday 8 December. Duleek Women’s Forum bus to Our Lady's Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin for the annual Light Up A Life ceremony, with special

guest Imelda May. Bookings Ann 9823415. l Wednesday 11 December. Ardcath ICA annual Christmas night out in The Spires Restaurant, Duleek. l Friday 13 December Duleek Women's Forum Christmas Party Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk. Price €30. Contact Ann 9823415. l Sunday 15 December. Re-dedication of Donore Church. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Smith, followed by a reception in the community hall. l Thursday 19 December 9pm. Duleek Development Association Table Quiz in Kelly’s pub, Duleek. Results of the Christmas Raffle will be announced. l Set Dancing has resumed in Donore Parish Hall on Wednesdays at 8pm . All welcome, contact Shay on 087 2886306 l Irish dancing classes in Bellewstown Hall every Wednesday from 4.30pm. Contact Orla Nic Conuladh 086 3619169 l Ardcath/Clonalvy Foroige are looking for new members. Contact Elaine on 0862554727. l Duleek Lourdes Pilgrimage Group will celebrate 25 years together next year. The group have started a Saving plan for next year’s trip to Lourdes. For further information contact Rena 041 9823738 Annie - Annette or Charlotte 98823165. l Duleek Community Games chess for 715 years takes place in the Prayer Room every Monday 7-8pm. No charge. l Yoga Classes Curraha on Tuesdays in the Parish Meeting Room. From 7-8.20pm Stretch & Gentle Yoga Postures. 8.30 9.50pm stronger Yoga routines. Contact Mary on 087-2452970 l The Talbot Foundation, a Not For Profit organisation, runs a day care centre for people with intellectual and physical disabilities in the ELMS Centre, Duleek Business Park. Volunteers needed to help with drama, driving, yoga, knitting, woodwork, dance, etc. Contact Sinead Malone on 041-9814447. l 'The Exploration of Modern Spiritualities', a new discussion group has started in Duleek. Contact Vincent Smith 086-7394284. l Over 55's Exercise Class Gentle Stretches and Exercises to improve your health every Tuesday at 10am in Ashbourne Library. Contact Catherine 0872883729 l ARA Active Retirement Association, meet new friends, learn new skills, or discover hidden talents, meets in Duleek Parish Centre at 2.30pm every Tuesday. l Donore Church is closed until Christmas due to refurbishment.

Weekend Mass held in the Parish Hall. Daily Mass in the Parochial House. Funerals and baptisms in Rosnaree church. The hall is available for hire from January. A caretaker is required. Contact Joe McWeeney for information. l A memory tree will be set up in Donore and Rosnaree churches before Christmas. Cards are available in November and December and cost €2 or 3 for €5. l Clonalvy Altar Society is looking for a number of parishioners to help to clean the church once a month. Contact Kathleen 087-9499669 or Patricia 0868290775. l Duleek Adoration group is currently looking for new Adorers. l Ardcath Macra na Feirme welcomes new members. Contact Orla on 0864093566 l Set Dancing has resumed in Donore Parish Hall on Wednesdays at 8pm . All welcome, contact Shay on 087 2886306 l Irish dancing classes continue in Bellewstown Hall Wednesdays from 4.30pm. Contact Orla Nic Conuladh 086 3619169 l Ardcath/Clonalvy Foroige are looking for new members. Contact Elaine Cooling on 086-2554727 l Ardcath ICA holds whist in Bennett’s pub every Monday night at at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Ardcath ICA meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month in Bennett’s pub at 8pm. l Yoga Classes in Curraha Parish Meeting Room. Contact Mary on 0872452970 l Duleek/Bellewstown Active Retirement Association ARA Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2.30pm. l Irish dancing classes in Donore Hall with the Campbell Academy Wednesdays 5-6pm and 6.30-7.30pm. l Classes in Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Meditation and Chi Gung take place in the Lung Ying Academy, Beauparc. Further details: www.kungfu.ie or 083 4189881. l Duleek Library hosts the Adult Bookclub on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Limetree Writers Group on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Duleek Film Club on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6.30pm. A Craft Group on Thursdays at 7pm. Further details on 041 9880709. FoR inclusion in WhaT’s on, email: duleekdistrictnews@gmail.com

Duleek & District News November 2013 Edition  
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