Around the districts: Ardee/Collon and Broomfield

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Memorable days in Tallanstown

A story from 1974: The houses in Tallanstown’s handsome 20-house scheme, costing more than £80,000, were allocated during the week and the lucky tenants will soon move into their new homes.

The following houses received: James A-Lynch, Roodstown, Ardee; Patrick Reid. Annavackey. Hackballscross; George M. Garland, Reaghstown, Ardee; James Fox, along with Patrick Farrell. 3, Glyde Road, Tallanstown; Eugene D. Nulty, c/o Tallanstown; Kevin McHugh, Blackrock Michael Drumgoole. Knock Abbey, Louth; Peter Myles, Killencoolc, Readypenny; John Sampson, Glydc Farm, Tallanstown; Bernard Finnegan, Monvallet, Louth; Patrick Muckian, Lisrenny, Tallanstown; Dermot Daly, c/o, Tallanstown; Patrick McGahon, c/o Morans, Tallanstown; Patrick J. Kennedy, Rathory, Ardec; Thomas Markey. Rathory, Ardee; Gerard Woods, Knockabbey. Louth; Michael Finlay, Cookstown, Ardee; Kevin Doyle, Christianstown, Readypenny; Bartel Breen. Charlestown, Tallanstown; and Francis Hamill, Stephenstown, Knockbridgc. After being informed that they had been allocated a house, tenants were asked to choose between buying their new home directly through the purchase scheme, or just renting out the houses, through the differential rent scheme.

The differentiated rental system, which relates to the income of the tenant and his family, can be robust enough, and most families are expected to choose the purchase system, thus avoiding the differentiated rental system and investing their money wisely from the ground. start at their home.

When all tenants have made their intentions known to the municipality, lots are drawn from a hat to determine which house a tenant will receive.

It doesn’t really matter as all houses are the same in design, but some may prefer an end house, and the council rightly believes that a tie, a hat, is the best solution for the situation. matter.

Ardee Hospice is 30

Ardee Hospice Homecare marks 30 years of service to the community. They are looking for old photographs/written memories from the past 30 years to honor and recognize the Trojan work done in the community that has helped provide much needed services in the Mid-Louth community and beyond, in the field of fundraising, volunteer work and other events.

If you have material or would like to help, please contact them.

Travel to Wexford

Ardee parish trip to Wexford: A three-day trip takes place from Ardee to Claytons White Hotel, Wexford, departing on Monday 24 June and returning on the evening of Wednesday 26 June. The cost of the trip is €290 per person. The price includes bus for three days, bed and breakfast and evening meal at the hotel, guided tours during the day. Reservations at the parish office (tel 041 685 0920).

Gerry Guthrie on stage

Gerry Guthrie returns to the Ardee Parish Center on Thursday 27 June for a special concert in aid of Ardee and District Cancer Support. Tickets can be purchased from, their ticket agents below and also from the Ardee Parish Centre.

Doors at 7:00 PM and show at 8:00 PM. Entry is €25. Ray Murtagh, Joe McShane and Declan McShane will support.

Crochet lessons

Always wanted to learn to crochet? You’ll get the chance with classes starting at Ardee Parish Centre. See the parish center for more information.

Church is 50

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee – Golden Jubilee On Sunday, September 8, a special mass will be celebrated at 12 noon in the church of Ardee, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of our church. There will be a reception afterwards in the Ardee Parish Centre.

Square Academy

Square United Academy – Football for boys and girls aged 4 – 7 on Mondays from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the Monastery National School Field. All are welcome.

St. Mary Academy

Ardee St Mary’s GAA & LGFA Academy – Gaelic Football for boys and girls aged 3½ – 6 years starts on Saturday from 10.15am – 11.15am. Free. All are welcome.

Collon cycling group

Collon Community Together is looking for anyone in the area who wants to start cycling or start cycling again. They want to put together a social cycling group for relaxed cycling on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Beginners or experienced cyclists are welcome. Contact them via Facebook.

Mosstown Cemetery

The Mosstown Graveyard Committee is looking for new volunteers to help with the maintenance of the cemetery. Can you spare some time to help? If you can help, please contact the committee via the parish email address.

Vincentius a Paulo

Remember, SVP is there to help you if you need help. The contact number is 087 645 8038. Leave your name, number and a short message and a conference member will contact you as soon as possible.

Creative writing group

New members are invited to the Ardee Library every Friday morning from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome. Text from WhatsApp 087 069 0625. No costs involved.

Boxing club Ardee

Ardee Boxing Club is now based in the old school in Ballapousta, close to the cemetery. New boxers are more than welcome. Anyone can come as long as they are over the age of seven, just bring a bottle of water. Each training costs €5. They are on Facebook so contact the club that way.

Ardee choir

Ardee Children’s Choir is recruiting new members. Rehearsals every Monday from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM. Every second Sunday children sing at 12 noon. If your son or daughter would like to participate, call Ruth on 087 296 7020.

Bridge lessons

Bridge lessons for absolute beginners every Tuesday at Ferdia House, Moorehall, Ardee at 7.30pm. Contact Tos on 086 805 9369.

Cancer Support Group

The Ardee and District Cancer Support CLG are about to transform so many lives – now and in the future – of those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

The group can be contacted in various ways, including via email at [email protected]

Phillipstown bingo

Philipstown Community Center Bingo at 7.30pm and continues every Thursday. Everyone is welcome.

Rovers bingo night

Hunterstown Rovers GFC Bingo takes place, both at Ardee Parish Center and online, on Friday at 8am.

You can now buy your books online and have a chance to win many cash prizes.

Order your books before Tuesday 8 p.m. for printing or collection in the club rooms on Thursday evening. Pre-printed books can be ordered from Amanda on 089 424 8931

Single book (including jackpot page) €10

Double book (including jackpot page) € 16

Books can be purchased online until Friday at noon

Ardee ukulele group

The Ardee ukulele group meets every Monday at 7pm at Boylans pub in Ardee. Ukulele lessons for beginners are on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parish Center, telephone 087.1396469


The club is based in the Ardee Community School Gym every Thursday from 8pm



Contact Gerard on 087/2729154 or email: [email protected] If you have an item for this column, please submit it to me before 12pm on Friday as the deadline for submission is 1pm on Friday. Note the change. The same deadline applies during Bank Holiday weekends. Please contact us if you have news for this column! Thank you for your cooperation as always.

Best Wishes goes to everyone who is currently in hospital or ill. We wish you a speedy return to good health.

Broomfield & District 5K – Please support

Broomfield and District Residents Association are organizing a 5K Walk/Run/Jog/Stroll in support of the Hunger Crisis at GAZA on Saturday 15 June (tomorrow), starting at Teach Raithneach, A92 W283, at 2pm. The people of Gaza need our help. Please support to help the people of Gaza in their hour of need. Register on the day itself from 1:30 PM. If you cannot attend but would like to support the event, please use the QR code to make your donation. Check Facebook and posters for QR code. All proceeds from this event will be processed through the Irish Red Cross. Light refreshments afterwards in Teach Raithneach. The full report next week.

Art exhibition

Teach Raithneach Art Group Summer Exhibition: Join us for our first exhibition in over four years, launching on Friday evening 21st June at 7.30pm at the Youth Café (Old School), Slane. The exhibition is ONLY open for two days on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, from 10am to 5pm every day.


Congratulations to local councilors Wayne Harding and Paddy Meade on their re-election to the Laytown/Bettystown Municipal District Council and the Meath Co. Council after the recent local elections. The list of to do’s is coming your way. My condolences to those who were not successful this time.

Pride of place

Flower boxes are currently being planted throughout the district. If there is one next to you, will you water the flowers in the coming weeks? We won’t see the jury coming, and we have to put our best foot forward. By the way, do you have the Co. Council Pump seen on the Grangegeeth to Balrenny Cross road. If anyone in the townland of Cardrath can provide information about this pump, please contact us. Great job already done.

Dance lessons

Fancy learning some dancing! Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Line Dancing and more. Beginner lessons have started and are going very well in Teach Raithneach on Wednesday, with a start time of 8pm. Come along every Wednesday evening, €10 per class. Everyone welcome! Contact Roisin on 086 1016645 or Fran on 086 3975200 for more information.

Art summer camp

An Art Summer Camp will take place at Teach Raithneach on the following dates: Week 1, Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. Week 2 Monday August 5 to Friday August 9. Every day from 10am to 2pm. Contact Mairead on 083 4861461 or Teresa on 086 3212986 for more information or to book a place

Walking group news

The Tuesday evening walks continue from 7 p.m. The Sunday walks take place all year round at 11am. New members welcome. For more information please contact Josie on 086/4458108.

Learn Raithneach activities and contacts

Sunday, Walking group, Josie on 086 4458108

Monday, Children’s Cupboard, 041 9836200

Monday, Collon Bowls Club, Tommy on 041 9826355

Tuesday, Tae Kwon Do, Michael on 0044 777850 9583 or 00353 860320219

Tuesday, Art Group, Niamh on 087 8173073

Wednesday, Yoga, Grainne on 086 8046781

Wednesday, social dance class, contact Roisin on 086 1016645 or Fran on 086 3975200

Thursday, Herenloods, Kieran on 087 2728229

Thursday, Pilates, Olivia on 085 8001328. Please note: this class is paused for the summer and will resume in September.

Friday, Chair Pilates, Mature Movers, Functional Fitness. Olivia on 085 8001328

Friday, Irish Dancing, Grainne on 086 3707227

Community/text alert, Malachy on 087 2765207

Broadband, Gerard on 087 2729154

Community SMS alert number, 086 2193103

Music lessons, violin, guitar, ukulele and tin whistle. Contact Rachel on 089-4940938 or [email protected]

To book Teach Raithneach, Alice on 087 9360018

Secretary of the association correspondence, Eilis on 087 2598478

Association email: [email protected] This will reach both the minutes and correspondence secretaries.

The Teach Raithneach code is A92 W283.

Keep in touch!

Contact Broomfield and District Residents Associations Eilis on 087 2598478 or Gerard on 087 2729154. Also check out the Broomfield & District Residents Association Facebook page.