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Con­tact me on 089 200 5305 or email me at de­[email protected] for all no­tices to be in­cluded in pa­per. Thank you. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.

Surely, lik­ing to do some­thing is the first step to­wards do­ing it well. LOUTH LOOK­ING GOOD AWARDS 2018.

The fol­low­ing is a re­port on Gort Uaine from the re­cent Awards Cer­e­mony by Louth Co. Coun­cil.

Good kerb­side weed con­trol helped your clean­li­ness rat­ing but, un­for­tu­nately, the pres­ence of quite a lot of lit­ter through­out af­fected the gen­eral im­pact of the es­tate. In terms of land­scap­ing you con­tinue to rely on gen­er­ally neatly cut grass and ma­tur­ing trees pro­vided with the es­tate for im­pact of­fer­ing for some pock­ets of land­scap­ing to bring added value.

The es­tate is clearly de­fined, at the en­trance, by a large dis­tinc­tive name stone set in a neat green area to the back­drop of ma­tur­ing trees. In­di­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tion var­ied sig­nif­i­cantly in the es­tate with No 36 be­ing the stand out pre­sen­ta­tion with beam­ing sun­flow­ers and ra­di­ant roses adding drama among fab­u­lous gar­den plants. No 38 was also joy­ful in ap­pear­ance with a myr­iad of flo­ral dis­plays #cre­at­ing won­der­ful im­pact while oth­ers wor­thy of hon­ourable men­tion in­clude No’s 21, 42, 43, 47, 53, 54, 61 and 63. One house they failed to iden­tify by num­ber also im­pressed with ce­ramic pots high light­ing the door and con­tainer plant­ing fram­ing the path­way. Gort Uaine hasn’t reached its full po­ten­tial in en­vi­ron­men­tal pre­sen­ta­tion but, hope­fully, that will hap­pen over a pe­riod of time with im­me­di­ate pri­or­ity be­ing get­ting to grips with lit­ter to im­prove the over­all im­pact of es­tate. EVENTS AT THE LIFEBOAT STA­TION.

Sin­cere thanks to all who turned up Sun­day last for the An­nual Mulled Wine & Mince Pie Re­cep­tion at the Sta­tion. As usual, it was a great suc­cess and thanks to all who do­nated items for the Re­cep­tion and Raf­fle. They were very much ap­pre­ci­ated. Thank you also to all who helped out dur­ing the day. Happy Christ­mas to you all. DREADNOTS A. G. M. RE­PORT.

The AGM of above club was held last week and re­sults are as fol­lows. A huge thanks to Padraig Califf who fin­ished his 2nd term as Chair­man to be re­placed by Dar­ren Malone. Huge thanks also to Padraig Rath who stepped down as Trea­surer after 22 years to be re­placed by Ann Faulkner. Sec­re­tary: Donna Dunne. Vice Sec: Fiona Rath. Trea­surer: Ann Faulkner: As­sis­tant Trea­surer: Ro­nan Con­nolly. PRO: Al­wyn Tal­lon, Youth Coach­ing Of­fi­cer: Paul Aspell. Chil­dren’s Of­fi­cer: Mar­garite Dawe. Louth Rep: An­thony Mur­phy. Regis­trar: Sinead Neilan. Men’s Play­ers Rep. James Califf. Ladies Rep: Saor­laith Dawe. 8 new com­mit­tee mem­bers joined, and thanks to all and we wish them all the best for the new sea­son. CLOGHER­HEAD CREDIT UNION.

Do you want to get back into the work­place, are you a stu­dent and want to get some work ex­pe­ri­ence or have you re­cently re­tired? Clogher­head Credit Union is look­ing for vol­un­teers as tellers and mem­bers of com­mit­tees. This is an ideal op­por­tu­nity to get train­ing and de­velop new skills. Clogher­head Credit Union has been a big part of the com­mu­nity for more than 50 years and we would like to con­tinue to be here for a fur­ther 50 years, but we can­not do it with­out the help of vol­un­teers. If you feel you would be able to give up some time to be part of this credit union please Con­tact Clogher­head Credit Union for fur­ther de­tails on 041 9822951. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you !!!!! DROGHEDA BRANCH ISPCC

Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing one of our in­for­ma­tion ses­sions should con­tact me on [email protected] or 0419833406 to book a place.

The Drogheda Branch of the ISPCC is re­cruit­ing for our “Child­line” Ser­vice and our next train­ing course is due to start in Jan­uary. We re­cruit vol­un­teers from all over the Louth and Meath area and are ea­ger to add to our fan­tas­tic team. We are cur­rently re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers for Mon­day to Thurs­day. The first step in be­com­ing a vol­un­teer is to at­tend an in­for­ma­tion evening/day. This is an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to come along and hear about the ser­vice, and what is in­volved in vol­un­teer­ing. They would also have a chance to hear from an al­ready ac­tive vol­un­teer. Please con­tact [email protected] or 041-9833406 if in­ter­ested.

Sit and Get Fit with Togher Chaer­o­bics classes by Carmel, as heard on LM FM, in Tul­ly­don­nell School Hall, ev­ery Tues­day at 7.30 pm. Fee per night is €8 or €40 for six classes. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Carmel ph: 0863282748. WOULD YOUR CHILD LIKEAPARTY?

The lat­est craze at the All Weather Pitch in Clogher­head is to hire it out by the hour for your child and their friends to play foot­ball. It costs only €20 for 1 hour and after the hour you can con­tinue the party there on the pitch or go to the Com­mu­nity Hall where they can run around hav­ing great fun in se­cure, friendly and safe sur­round­ings for only €30 per hour. And then they just flake out with tiredness, happy but tired.

Con­tact 086 8242024 / 086 8568283 for fur­ther de­tails. ICA GROUP.

The Clogher­head & Wal­shestown ICA group meet in the Com­mu­nity Hall Clogher­head on the 1st Tues­day of ev­ery month at 8.00 p.m. We would love to meet new mem­bers so come along this Tues­day and meet us all. Cre­ative Writ­ing Classes. Have you de­cided that this is the year you’ll see your name in print, or on the cover of a novel, or in the form of a mem­oir or short story? Tu­tor Ros Camp­bell is of­fer­ing Cre­ative Writ­ing Classes that will help you put a shape to your story and give you the build­ing blocks to ful­fil your dreams. Classes are re­laxed and in­for­mal. Tips too on how to get your writ­ing pub­lished. Please con­tact Ros on 085 1395 320. Drogheda Arts Cen­tre, evening classes start­ing after Christ­mas. Dates un­de­cided. 10 weeks – 2 hours per week fee 120 euro. email­[email protected]­ www­bal­brig­gan info/clubs and classes/cre­ative writ­ing DREADNOTS NEWS.

Bingo con­tin­ues ev­ery Mon­day night in the Com­mu­nity Hall, Clogher­head start­ing at 8.30.p.m. CLOGHER­HEAD CREDIT UNION LOANS.

Go­ing to col­lege, im­prov­ing your home, chang­ing your car, or for that spe­cial oc­ca­sion, Clogher­head Credit Union of­fers a com­pet­i­tive rate for loans. Flex­i­ble 3rd Level Stu­dent loans at a great rate now avail­able. Terms and con­di­tions ap­ply. Of­fice opens daily. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone 041 9822951. ST. COLMCILLES PAS­TORAL AREA SVP.

If you need as­sis­tance or help please phone ei­ther of the num­bers listed be­low: 086 0390612 / 041 9835914. Your re­quest will be dealt with in a pro­fes­sional and con­fi­den­tial man­ner. COM­MU­NITY HALL, CLOGHER­HEAD.

Mon­day: 4.30-5.30 Camp­bell Academy of Ir­ish Dance. Bingo: 8.30.p.m. Tues­day: 1st Of ev­ery month: 8 p.m. Clogher­head & Wal­shestown ICA Guild Meet­ing: 2nd Tues­day of ev­ery month at 8.p.m. De­vel­op­ment Group Meet­ing: Wed­nes­day:

10.30.a.m. Fer­rard Day Cen­tre: 5-6.30p.m. Miriam McCarthy School of Ir­ish Dance. Thurs­day: 9.30 -11.30 a.m. Par­ent & Tod­dler Group: 2pm In­door Bowls. Fri­day: 3p.m. Dance­worx. To book the Hall for any event, please phone Carainn on 087 2767511 after 7 p.m. thank you. There are 3 rooms for rent in the hall and also kitchen fa­cil­i­ties and any event can be catered for: Busi­ness Meet­ings and Pre­sen­ta­tions, Arts & Crafts, Wed­dings, Chris­ten­ings, Birth­days, Com­mu­nions, Con­fir­ma­tions and Fu­neral Re­cep­tions. GET WELL GREET­INGS.

A speedy re­cov­ery is sent to all Par­ish­ioners who are ill, ei­ther at home, in hos­pi­tal, and in the var­i­ous con­va­les­cence and respite homes in the area. Sin­cere thanks are also ex­tended to those who care for them there.

Pa­tri­cia Har­ri­son, Deb­o­rah Mullen, Catri­ona Bag­nall, Breda Levins, Bernie Gor­man and Maria Levins at Rod Ste­wart trib­ute at the TLT con­cert hall

Ash­leigh McCabe, Sand­pit, daugh­ter of Robert and Deirdre McCabe, grad­u­ated from Trin­ity with a BA de­gree in Ir­ish and French and is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing her pro­fes­sional Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion in Trin­ity.

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