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] eircom.net and find us on Facebook.
REGULAR WEEKLY SCHEDULE
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 Christmas...buy 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]nireland.org 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.locallotto.ie/play_ 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.