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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.

CYCLE4CAIRDE

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.

WED­DING EVENING

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.

REG­IS­TRA­TION NIGHT

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.

DRUMSHALLON FORGE.

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.

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