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SYM­PA­THY is ex­tended to the fam­ily and friends of Frank Bren­nan late of Pearse Park Drogheda who re­cently passed away.

Frank was the father of Regina Matthews Sil­ver­stream Close Sta­mullen. Fol­low­ing fu­neral mass at Our Lady of Lour­des Chapel, Frank was laid to rest in St. Peter`s Ceme­tery Drogheda.


THE ex­ten­sion of the public footpath, from Gor­manston Col­lege on the Sta­mullen Road to Gor­manston Cross at the R132 Bal­brig­gan to Drogheda Road, has been com­pleted. This is a wel­com­ing, yet long over­due, de­vel­op­ment of the lo­cal infrastructure of Sta­mullen.


A Lo­cal His­tory and Ge­neal­ogy (Fam­ily His­tory) Course will get un­der­way at the Drogheda Mu­seum at the end of Septem­ber.

The course will run for six-weeks and will take place every Satur­day from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm. Fo­cussing on Fam­ily-His­tory and how to Re­search Lo­cal/Com­mu­nity His­tory; the re­turn of this pop­u­lar course will be de­liv­ered by His­to­rian & Archivist at the Drogheda Mu­seum, Bren­dan Matthews and Ge­neal­o­gist Em­mett Do­ran in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Old Drogheda So­ci­ety and the Drogheda Mu­seum at Mill­mount.

For more de­tails and/or to book a place on the course, con­tact the Drogheda Mu­seum at 0419833097.


THE flo­ral dis­play on the grounds of the Limekiln Gas­tro Public House in Ju­lianstown Vil­lage is par­tic­u­larly strik­ing and beau­ti­ful as you ap­proach it from the Drogheda di­rec­tion.

Well done to the man­age­ment and staff in adding a great va­ri­ety of colour and charm to the vil­lage. Hope­fully some­thing can soon be done on the va­cant site op­po­site, for­merly the Old Mill/El Molino Ho­tel which would al­le­vi­ate this `long-fes­ter­ing eye-sore`; any en­hance­ment to this derelict site would surely be an im­prove­ment!


THE fol­low­ing let­ter was writ­ten by a Sta­mullen man and pub­lished by the Drogheda In­de­pen­dent news­pa­per back in April 1905. `I wish to in­form the many read­ers of your jour­nal that we have at present formed a branch of the Gaelic League in Sta­mullen, which I am glad to say, presents every fea­ture of suc­cess.

I may also add that this branch was started by a few of our pa­tri­otic men whom I am con­fi­dent are pos­sessed of suf­fi­cient abil­i­ties to dis­charge the du­ties of a Gaelic League and to whom the peo­ple of Sta­mullen and its large sur­round­ings should feel in­debted, as it is the one and most nec­es­sary step that I would wish to see tak­ing place in all the vil­lages through­out Meath; The Ir­ish Re­vival.

I re­main, Dear Mr. Ed­i­tor, yours faith­fully, A Vil­lager`.


THERE is no win­ner of this week’s lotto jack­pot of €8000. Num­bers drawn 1, 15, 17 & 24. 5 x €20 win­ners: M Fin­negan, V Mc Guin­ness, J Flaherty, E Ka­vanagh, R Richard­son, M Cole­man. Next week’s jack­pot €8000.


DON’T miss an ex­cit­ing evening of mu­sic and words in the Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van, this Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14th at 7.30pm. Where An­gels Lis­ten is a cre­ative and af­fec­tion­ate re­sponse by some of Ire­land’s most cel­e­brated con­tem­po­rary artists to the life and works of Slane poet Fran­cis Ledwidge. Play­wright Deirdre Ki­na­han in­vites Steve Wick­ham (Water­boys), Sinead Glee­son (RTE, The Book Show), SaraMai & Oisin Leech amongst oth­ers to per­form new works in­spired by Ledwidge’s evoca­tive po­ems.

Pre­sented by Meath County Coun­cil Arts Of­fice as part of the Fran­cis Ledwidge Cen­te­nary Com­mem­o­ra­tions Pro­gramme 2017. Tick­ets €16 & €14 from Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre 046 9092300 or www.sol­sticearts­cen­


SLANE Dis­tillery, lo­cated on the grounds of Slane Cas­tle, is now open to the public for tours. Adults €18, six to 17 year olds €11. All tours 20% dis­count dur­ing the month of Septem­ber.


HAR­VEST Fes­ti­val thanks­giv­ing will be held in St Patrick’s Church of Ire­land, Main St, Slane, on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17th, at 4pm. All are wel­come.


St PATRICK’S na­tional school par­ents as­so­ci­a­tion have a 5K Slane Cas­tle trail run/walk on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24th at 9.30am. Fun for all the fam­ily, new scenic route. All abil­i­ties wel­come. Reg­is­ter on­line@ event­mas­ Reg­is­ter on­line €15, on the day €20, under-16s €3.


SLANE Craft Col­lec­tive have a cul­ture night on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22nd. Want to see how its made or have a go! Demon­stra­tions 10% off on the night.


SLANE Life Draw­ing ses­sions take place every sec­ond Sun­day evening, from 6.30 to 8.30. Cost €15 per ses­sion, all lev­els wel­come, bring your own art sup­plies. Lim­ited num­bers, to re­serve a place con­tact Ruairí 086 8361920.


FREE Slane of Slane tours, every Satur­day and Sun­day at 2pm. Tours 45mins, all wel­come.


SLANE Ta­ble Ten­nis Club meet in the par­ish hall every Satur­day, 6 - 8pm, Fur­ther de­tails from Ed­die Smyth 086 8666672.

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