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IRELAND LIGHTS UP
Slane GFC is one of a number of clubs around the country taking part in the Ireland Lights Up Operation Transformation and the GAA. Ireland Lights Up with the GAA is a national initiative to improve the health of the country through GAA clubs and communities across Ireland. GAA clubs across Ireland are coming on board with RTE’s Operation Transformation and turning on their floodlights between 7 - 9pm each Thursday for a six week period starting on January 17th.
Do you want to get moving and active this New Year but you have nowhere to go? Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months? Well your local GAA club Slane GFC has the answer. The club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk a designated lit and safe route around the grounds every Thursday from 7pm on January 17th - February 21st. All are welcome to come and take part.
RECYCLE YOUR TREE
Its time to get rid of your Christmas tree for another year! Meath County Council will be accepting Christmas trees at their recycling centres in Navan, Kells and Trim free of charge until Friday, January 18th. The recycling centres open from 8.30am until 4.45pm Monday to Saturday.
A massive thanks to all the cyclist that took part and supported the Cycle4Cairde in Slane on St Stephens Day. This years event raised €2300, with 43 cyclist taken part in this popular event. Local cycling enthusiast and sports journalist John Greene officially started the cycle and also took part in the spin. Funds raised will go to the local Cairde group who do tremendous work for senior citizens in the area. The local Slane Spinners were out in force, as were Gormanlough and Rathkenny bikers.
Some of the local cyclist that took part included Ian Richardson, Fergus Crilly, Paddy Macken, Pat Meade, Barry Harding, Bruce Blake, Sean Mooney, Eimer Maloney and Susann Duff. A number of presentations took place in The Village Inn after the event where Navan Road Club member Noel Clarke did the honours. Cairde member Jimmy Mooney thanked all involved in the spin and all who helped in any way. Cllr Wayne Harding also congratulated everyone who took part while Larry Clarke thanked Slane Red Cross, Slane Gardaí, the road stewards, support vehicles, collectors and all who gave donations including The Handmade Soap Co and The Village Inn.
Tankardstown House host a New Beginnings Wedding Evening on Thursday, January 17th, from 6 - 8pm. Email wed[email protected]stown.ie to attend.
DVDS NOW AVAILABLE
DVDs from the recent Christmas Festival of Music which took place in Rathkenny Church to raise funds for the church restoration are now available and can be got from members of the Rathkenny Revel committee.
Rathkenny Athletic Club have their registration and new members information night in Rathkenny Community Centre (back room) this evening Tuesday, January 8th at 7.30pm.
The Drumshallon Forge is located just north of the Piperstown
Slane Cycling Star Ian Richardson on his dog-mobile with Loki onboard during the Cycle4 Cairde spin.