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If you have any news rel­e­vant to Monaster­boice, be it per­sonal, such as wed­dings, birth­days etc, club or or­gan­i­sa­tion re­lated, please con­tact me at pad­dy­hold­[email protected] or on 0862039501 CHRIST­MAS FAIR.

The very pop­u­lar an­nual Christ­mas Craft & Food Fair in Teach Raith­neach in neigh­bour­ing Stari­nagh, Col­lon will hap­pen on Sun­day next, 9th De­cem­ber be­tween 11 - 5.” DRUMSHAL­LON FORGE.

Drumshal­lon Forge is l ocated north of Piper­stown Eques­trian Cen­tre, Bal­ly­makenny Road, Grange­bellew, Co Louth, A92 DF7X.

Con­tact us by email: drumshal­lon­forge­heritage­cen­[email protected] eir­ and find us on Face­book.


YOGA FOR YOU - Mon­day morn­ings 09.45 to 11 AM. Suit­able for all lev­els. €10 Pay-as-yougo. Con­tact Kathy 086 818 0166

BUN RANG GAEILGE (Ir­ish for Be­gin­ners) - Ev­ery Mon­day evening from 6.30 to 7.30 PM. Tu­tored. Fee is €5 per class. Con­tact He­len on 086 357 7304

COMHRÁ GAEILGE (Con­ver­sa­tional Ir­ish) - Ev­ery Mon­day evening from 8.45 to 9.45 PM. Fee is €4 per class. Con­tact He­len on 086 357 7304

BOOK CLUB - One Mon­day evening per month, 8 PM to 10 PM. Fee is €5 per meet­ing. Con­tact Lisa on 086 161 4465 for next meet­ing.

ARTY CRAFTY EVENINGS Ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. €5 per ses­sion. Non-Tu­tored. Con­tact Jac­inta on 087 758 9282

CRE­ATIVE WRIT­ING - Ev­ery Thurs­day morn­ing 10 AM to 12 Noon. This group pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for both prose and po­etry writ­ers, of all lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence, to have their work re­viewed and cri­tiqued by oth­ers. Fee of €5. Con­tact Lisa on 086 161 4465.

SINGING FOR PLEA­SURE Ev­ery Thurs­day evening from 7.30 PM to 9.00 PM. €5 per ses­sion.

YOGA WITH SLAVA - Fri­day morn­ings, 10 AM to 11.30 AM. Cost is €12 Pay-As-You-Go. Con­tact Slava on 087 295 9662 for more in­for­ma­tion. Be­gin­ners wel­come! EVENTS Christ­mas De­sign Class with Lis­toke Flower Bou­tique at Drumshal­lon Forge - Learn to make Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions for your home or as gifts. €160 for 4-ses­sions started on Mon­day Novem­ber 26th and ends on Mon­day De­cem­ber 17th, 19.30 to 21.30. Re­fresh­ments served. Con­tact Dolores Flynn to book your space on 086 330 0803 N.MAIRTIN LOTTO

re­sults 28.11.18 no: 12,25,26,29, Jack­pot not won. €17,000 this week. €20 won by Ray & Da­rina Mor­gan, Rob­bie Smyth, Julie Fitz­patrick, Frank Keenan, Peter Fox.

Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port. MULLARY CEME­TERY LOTTO. Satur­day 24th Nov. Win­ning no was. 12. Win­ner was Ann Devine PRAYER SER­VICE

The an­nual, beau­ti­ful prayer ser­vice to cel­e­brate the feast of St. Buithe will take place on Fri­day next 7th De­cem­ber at the monas­tic site, Monaster­boice. As­sem­ble in the car park at 7pm sharp. Please wear warm cloth­ing and bring a lamp or torch. en­sure that all spec­ta­tors re­main safe dur­ing the en­ter­tain­ment. All are wel­come so do come along and add your voice to the night. MEN’S SHED CHRIST­MAS DRAW

Tullyallen Menu’s shed have launched their an­nual Christ­mas draw. There are over 25 prizes up for grabs with a fab­u­lous ham­per for 1st prize. Each line is €5 and tick­ets are on sale from any Men’s Shed mem­ber, The Phar­macy in Tullyallen or Lambe’s Butch­ers in the vil­lage. The draw takes place on Tues­day 18th De­cem­ber and if last year’s draw was any­thing to go by it would be worth your while buy­ing a line.

Tullyallen Men’s Shed meets up ev­ery Tues­day and Fri­day morn­ings 10 am till 1 pm why not call into them. They are cur­rently in the Glen Em­mets GFC Club­house. They have Bowls, Pool, Darts, Rings, Cards so why not call in for a chat and a cuppa. Ev­ery­one has some­thing to of­fer in the Shed. All new mem­bers will be most wel­come. Con­tact David Cu­sack 086 1228569 or Martin Lane on 0878159172. PARISH NEWS

All week­day Masses dur­ing Ad­vent are at 7.30pm. Mel­li­font Parish Pas­toral Coun­cil will meet on Thurs­day 6th of De­cem­ber at 8.15pm in the Parochial House.

The next Con­firm­ing our Chil­dren Mass will be cel­e­brated on Satur­day 8th of De­cem­ber at 7.30pm. Mass will be cel­e­brated on Fri­day 7th of De­cem­ber at 7.30pm for the Feast of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion. Let us re­joice on that day with Mary, the Mother of Je­sus, as we come into the pres­ence of her Son.

Sup­port­ing Per­se­cuted Chris­tians World­wide - Pre­pare your heart for Christ­ your Christ­mas Mass Bou­quets with Aid to the Church in Need Ire­land and sup­port mis­sion priests with a Mass stipend. The Masses will be of­fered over the twelve days of Christ­mas for you and your loved ones €10 for a pack of five Mass Bou­quet cards for shared Masses Call our Dublin of­fice on +353 (0)1 837 7516 Or email [email protected]­nire­ for more in­for­ma­tion SLIMMING WORLD TIMES

Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on ev­ery Thurs­day. The first class is 5pm and the sec­ond is 7pm. Amanda will be there giv­ing plenty of in­spi­ra­tion, mo­ti­va­tion and en­cour­age­ment to ev­ery­one who comes along. LOTTO RE­SULTS

Re­sults for the Glen Em­mets Lotto held Tues­day 27th Novem­ber 2018. The Grand Prize Draw was for €3,500 and there was no win­ner. The num­bers drawn were: 7, 14, 24 & 25.. The 4 Lucky Dip win­ners who re­ceive €25 each are Ken Healy, Stephen Fowler, Nuala Noone & Leo Ryan. Next week’s draw is €3,600. Tick­ets are on sale in Cen­tra Tullyallen or any com­mit­tee mem­ber or now you can play on­line at https://www.lo­cal­ newa.asp?ll_id=1329#An­chor TULLYALLEN GOLF CLUB

Win­ner of 9 hole re-en­try played 24th/25th Novem­ber are as fol­lows: 1st Jim Faulkner with 21 points. The win­ners of tur­key com­pe­ti­tion played 18th Novem­ber are as fol­lows: 1st Bri­die Mur­phy with 17 points and 2nd Teresa Leech with 16 points. The Mid­week win­ner was Dessie John­ston with 20 points. CHRIST­MAS CRAFT & FOOD FAIR

The An­nual Christ­mas Craft & Food Fair will be held in Teach Raith­neach, Stari­nagh, Col­lon, Sun­day 9th De­cem­ber 11am to 5pm. This al­ways proves to be a great kick start to the Christ­mas sea­son. Why not pop along and see if they have some­thing to suit your needs in the knowl­edge that we are keep­ing it lo­cal this year. DROGHEDA HOME­LESS AID VOL­UN­TEERS.

Drogheda Home­less Aid are look­ing for vol­un­teer bucket col­lec­tors for their an­nual fundraiser “The Sleep out”. They will have a col­lec­tion point at Lynch’s Cen­tra, Tullyallen on Satur­day 8th De­cem­ber from 9am to 6pm. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to help this very worth­while cause, please give Ann a call on 087 622 4221. SANTA COM­ING TO THE PHAR­MACY

Santa is tak­ing time out of his very busy sched­ule to come along to Tullyallen Phar­macy on Satur­day, 8th De­cem­ber. Events kick off at 1.30pm and Santa will be there from 2pm to 3pm. He has asked that all the boys and girls bring along their let­ters if you haven’t al­ready posted them. There will be some hot choco­late along with fes­tive mu­sic and ev­ery­one can make a wish on Santa’s mag­i­cal tree by cre­at­ing their own unique dec­o­ra­tion. There will be mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups and lots of dis­counts avail­able in store for that bit of Christ­mas shop­ping. The boys and girls have been ad­vised that they can bring along their Christ­mas Colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion en­tries as this is the last day to en­ter this great com­pe­ti­tion for a Smyth’s Toy Store Voucher. It’s all about Keep­ing it lo­cal this year. were never con­structed or laid down for such ex­ces­sive speed; they are, in many, many in­stances, old horse and trap routes and per­haps even older walk­ing routes with wind­ing curves, bends, hid­den hol­lows, blind en­trances to res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties etc etc. The roads are also home to the hun­dreds of ru­ral na­tive fam­i­lies with peo­ple out walk­ing, cy­cling, rid­ing horses, us­ing agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery, of­ten an­i­mals roam­ing on the loose and chil­dren play­ing.

There has been a very no­tice­able icrease in this smaller road traf­fic in re­cent years and with the ru­ral pop­u­la­tion con­tin­u­ing to ex­pand, such routes will eniv­itably be­come even busier and per­haps even more dan­ger­ous. There are a num­ber of such dan­ger­ous roads across the parish which has wit­nessed such an in­crease in traf­fic and a par­tic­u­lar road of note is the Milestown road as you leave the vil­lage of Sta­mullen and cross the county bound­ary into Fin­gal. Num­ber­ous mo­torists use this road on a daily ba­sis and dur­ing cer­tain times of the day many na­tive res­i­dents along this route, through Tober­town and on for Bal­gaddy and the Naul road have opted not to at­tempt to ven­ture out as there is so much traf­fic com­ing and go­ing to and from the round­about on the M1 mo­tor­way at junc­tion 6 at Dala­hasey. As we head into the dark­est days of win­ter, the mes­sage to mo­torists is clear. Drive on these smaller roads with ex­tra care, cau­tion and at a speed limit which will not `take-you-to-the – limit! KNOW YOUR PARISH.

On the evening of De­cem­ber 20th 1853, a huge gale of wind be­gan to rise across the Ir­ish Sea from the east and south-east. The high winds were ac­com­pa­nied by heavy rain and ships be­gan to make for the near­est ports in or­der to seek some shel­ter from, what be­came a rag­ing storm. How­ever, not all ships were lucky in reach­ing port and the Cork Ex­am­iner news­pa­per of De­cem­ber 21st car­ried the fol­low­ing ar­ti­cle: `A ves­sel went down on Sun­day night last op­po­site Gor­manstown Sta­tion of the Dublin and Drogheda Rail­way. No ac­count of her name and desti­na­tion could be ob­tained and it is be­lieved that all hands went down with her, as her masts alone were only vis­i­ble when day broke. This ill-fated ves­sel was a brig`. The fol­low­ing morn­ing, De­cem­ber 22nd 1853, the Lon­don Daily news car­ried the fol­low­ing piece: `The ves­sel which be­came a to­tal wreck off Gor­manstown in Ire­land turns out to have been the Agnes, out of White­haven in Cum­bria bound for Dublin with iron-ore. Three of the un­for­tu­nate crew were res­cued after spend­ing two days and nights cling­ing to the rig­ging of the ship as she be­gan to sink. The re­main­der of the crew had un­for­tu­nately fallen from the stricken ves­sel or had been washed away after the first night`. The story of this ill-fated ves­sel was also car­ried in the pages of the lo­cal Drogheda Ar­gus news­pa­per the fol­low­ing week­end. The sink­ing of the Agnes of White­haven, which took place off Gor­manstown 165 years ago this month.

The Monaster­boice Girl Guides took part in the craft fair in Drumshal­lon Forge.

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