Around the districts: Broomfield and Stamullen
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Sincere sympathy to the Mongey family and all those bereaved by the recent passing of James (Jimmy) Mongey, RIP., Slane and formerly Tullyallen.
Sincere sympathy also to the Mc Donnell family and all those bereaved by the recent passing of Mary Mc Donnell, RIP., Newtowndarver, Castlebellingham (mother of Clare Mc Donnell, Kellystown). The bereaved families are in our thoughts at this sad time for them. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anamnacha dilis.
Community Alert Garda Advice
Gardai is calling on vehicle and home owners to be vigilant following a series of fuel thefts across the country. Fuel theft is a crime that usually happens at night and happens quickly – a fuel tank can be emptied within minutes, leading Gardaí to warn people to stay alert. But it’s not just gasoline or diesel that is being stolen, there are increasing reports of home fuel thefts from industrial, agricultural and residential tanks. The Broomfield and District text alert number is 086 2193103. If you are a resident of Broomfield and District, please ensure you are signed up for Community Text Alert. Please continue to check monitored personal alarms.
Defibrillator in Grangeeth
A defibrillator has been placed at the Grangeeeth Inn, Grangeeeth, and is ready for use. It is an easily accessible defibrillator, in line with current trends. No access code is required, just turn the cabinet handle and open the door to access the defib. It’s that simple. The two locally available defibrillators, one in Teach Raithneach and the last in Grangegeeth will be listed on the National Ambulance Service Register in the coming days. Training in the use of a defibrillator will begin as soon as possible. Please contact us on 087 2729154 if you would like to benefit from this lifesaving training. Thank you to everyone who made the availability of a Defib at Grangegeeth Cross a reality.
Couch at 5K
An 8-week Couch to 5K training program will begin shortly at Teach Raithneach. Keep an eye on the Broomfield Facebook page for details.
National Heritage Week runs from Saturday the 13th to Sunday. 21st of August. A heritage walk will take place from Teach Raithneach, Starinagh to the ancient Abbey of Mellifont on Saturday 20 August, from 11am. A Guided Tour of the Abbey of Mellifont will follow the walk. Interested persons should report to Teach Raithneach at 10:45 a.m. It’s a free event! Please bring a light lunch, to be taken at the Abbey, also bring a bottle of water. Information from the Secretariat on 087 2729154.
Square Pride Judging at Broomfield & District, Sat., Aug. 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
There is ample space available at Teach Raithneach for all types of fitness and wellness classes and activities. Tutors / instructors in this type of activities, please take note. Are there any music teachers who would be interested in learning to play a musical instrument at Teach Riathneach? We would especially like to hear from a guitar teacher. Plenty of parking at Teach Raithneach as well. A number of dedicated broadband spaces are also available at Teach Raithneach for those wishing to work remotely. Contact the secretariat on 087 2729154 for more information. The Teach Raithneach Eircode is A92 W283.
CÉ, Tus and RSS programs and vacancies
There are always vacancies on all of these programs in the Ardee and Collon areas. Those eligible and wishing to participate should first contact the secretaries of the organizations involved locally in these programs.
The Broomfield Walking Group walks at various locations, Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Sunday Walk at 12 p.m. as usual. New members are welcome at any time. Walking is a healthy activity, we need more walkers of all ages to participate. Contact Josie on 086 4458108 for more information
The Association would like to hear from members of the community who would be willing to participate in defibrillator training/refresher training, as well as participate in digital literacy training. The training will take place at Teach Raithneach when the number of people wishing to participate is established. Please contact the secretariat on 087 2729154 if you are interested. Some interest has already been expressed, but not yet sufficient to implement any of the training programs mentioned. We would especially like to hear from teenagers interested in taking advantage of Defib training
For the most up-to-date information from the Meath Public Participation Network contact the PPN team first on 087 3512281 or [email protected] where you will find all this information and more.
Find out about Meath LSP’s programs and activities in the Summer Ezine 2022 which is available now. Contact Lynn at Meath Local Sports Partnership on 046 9067337 or see www.meathsports.ie
To stay in contact!
Please stay in touch with loved ones and neighbours, especially older people and people living alone, and do what you can to help. A phone call will always be welcome.
Contact the Broomfield & District Residents Association Secretary on 087 2729154. Please see the Broomfield & District Residents Association Facebook page.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mrs Vera Squires née McKenzie, late of Stamullen, who died at Mater Hospital, Dublin on Sunday July 31st. Following her funeral mass at St. Patrick’s Chjapel in the village of Stamullen on Thursday August 4, Mrs Squires was laid to rest in Fleminton Cemetery in Balscadden in Fingal.
The road works, which are taking place between Silverstream Close and Stedalt Cross in Stamullen, have been completed. The work was carried out following water mains rehabilitation work on behalf of Irish Water and the short stretch of road between Silverstream Close and Stedalt Cross was closed to traffic from Wednesday August 3 to Friday August 5 included, which created a long detour. for those in the residential estates of Silverstream, Kilbreck and Glassheen traveling to and from the village of Stamullen.
‘Timeless Pieces’, a new shop which has opened in Alderwood in the village of Stamullwn sells new and second-hand clothes and other items such as handbags, shoes, jewelery etc. Good-Project`, which is a wellness and mental health program in County Meath
A beautiful decorative piece, a Bug/Insect-Hotel, has been erected at the community garden outside Cromwell Avenue in the center of Gormanston Village. The piece was installed by the Gormanston Community Association, with the name “Gormanston” added into the beautiful wood paneling and it adds greatly to the already wonderful Community Garen here in Gormanston. Congratulations to all involved.
Just a reminder that the annual Steam Threashing and Vintage show will take place this coming Sunday 14th August in the beautiful village of Moynalty in the North West of County Meath. It is sure to attract tens of thousands of people, especially as this is the first Vintage Show at Moynalty since August 2019.
Know your parish
In the summer of 1895 a sports day was held in Gormanstown which attracted large numbers of people from near and far. According to weather reports at the time, that particular August weekend was very hot and men, women and children took part in the day’s events which included tug of war, athletics, pony races, music, dancing, bake sales, fruit and vegetable stalls, etc. Due to the great weather many people also headed to Casey’s Public House in Gormanston and also to McCabe’s Pub. across the road and while most people had gone home that august summer evening, two local men stayed a little longer at the local pub. On their way back through the village of Gormanstown, the pair couldn’t agree on the winner of a certain pony race that day at the sports site and they started arguing while walking. This argument quickly turned into fistfights and, vests thrown to the ground, the men began to have a good fight in the center of the road.
The place they had chosen to settle their difference of opinion was just outside the local police barracks, which caught the attention of none other than Sergeant Milton. Milton could not speak sense to drunken friends and so, with little choice, he arrested the two men and charged them with breaching the peace and being drunk and disorderly on the public highway. At the Julianstown Petty Sessions the following week, the pair were each fined a few shillings for their misconduct.