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Good Morning Louth

Good Morning Louth

Good Morning Louth is a telephone service for older people living in Co. Louth. Its main aim is to ensure the older person is safe and secure in their home and to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness with a friendly phone call. In addition the service will provide opportunities for users to share worries and concerns and will raise awareness of other potentially useful services, thus connecting the older person to their local community. The service is free and confidential and calls are made by volunteers who are fully trained and garda vetted, Contact Anne Murphy, project coordinator at 042-9330103

Mini Marathon

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Monday June 3. The Birches Alzheimer Day Centre and Home Overnight Care are looking for help to raise funds to enable them to maintain their present services and hopefully expand their Day Service in the coming weeks. To help them they are looking for ladies to run, jog or walk for them on June 3. For sponsorship cards please contact Mary Gaughran on 086-8899197.

Knockbridge Taekwondo

Knockbridge Taekwondo will commence adult classes from Wednesday April 24 in the Parish Centre from 6.45 p.m. To 7.45 p.m, and every Wednesday thereafter.

Children’s Takewondo classes will now run on Wednesdays from 5.45 p.m. To 6.45 p.m. And on Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. To 11.00 a.m. For more information contact Darren on 086 3414929 or facebook knockbridgetko.

Table Quiz and Music Night in Cluskeys

Live music by Joe Duffy, Paddy Mac, Eileen Corcoran from Dundalk FM our local community radio station and a General Knowledge Quiz with Tom Gernon also from Dundalk FM with more live music provided by The McCollum Brothers. What a fabulous night of music, fun and craic to be had on Thursday 16th May commencing at 8pm in Cluskey’s Restaurant and Lounge at Little Ash as a fund raising night for our own Stephenstown Pond Project. Vinny Byrne from Cluskey’s is again kindly providing the venue and refreshments on the night. Tables of four cost €10 per person. Please come along on the night to support this worthwhile cause and enjoy a great night with family and friends. You can get tickets at Dundalk FM radio station at Partnership Court, Dundalk, Cluskey’s of Little Ash or at Stephenstown Pond or better still just come along on the night and pay at the door. There will be a number of raffles taking place at the event.

House and Garden Competition

Last chance to get your entries in for the 2013 House and Gardens Competition. The last date for receipt of entries has been extended to next Wednesday 8th May at the request of a few people who have just learned about the competition. This is a great opportunity for you to win €200 doing something you enjoy. Knockbridge Tidy Towns Annual House and Garden Competition has got underway with a new incentive. Yes, the overall winner will receive a cheque for €200 plus the Kathleen Farrell Perpetual Trophy. 2nd Prize winner will receive a cheque for €100 and 3rd Prize is €50. A nice little sum of money all round. So as the story goes, “...if you’re not in you can’t win...” All you have to do to enter the competition is complete the application form that you can pick up in Brodigan’s Foodstore in the village and return the completed form to the box provided in Brodigan’s. All of the above is private and will only be opened by the appropriate tidy towns volunteers. Photographs of the gardens and houses entered will be taken at various intervals by tidy towns representatives. So, please note when completing your application form that you are giving your permission for tidy towns to photograph the subject of your entry during the coming months. Adjudication of the 2013 House and Gardens competition will take place in June and winners will be notified. Good Luck everybody, don’t forget to get your entry in over the next week. The catchment area that applies to all entries extends out to Martin’s Cross, The Stone Trough and from Grange Cross to the top of the Rathiddy Road.

Tidy Towns

Knockbridge Tidy Towns are asking all members of the local community to be vigilant and to please help over the coming months to keep the village and roads litter free. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anybody who would like to join the Tidy Towns committee or indeed to get involved in any way of their choice would be most welcome to come along to the next tidy towns meeting. For further details please ring the secretary at 087-2710716. The committee are looking for ways to improve the place, thank you very much. Knockbridge currently holds 2nd place in County Louth in the National Tidy Towns Competition in the 2012 competition. Please help to increase this result or at least to retain it and to get our GOLD status medal back. Without the help of the local community we cannot achieve this well deserved status. HELP!!!!

Thank you to the people who do and have helped, to those who contributed flowers and shrubs, to the people and young people who go out and pick up litter and to all our FAS Mid Louth C.E. workers. Thank you all. The committee look forward to working with you during the coming season.

Check out Knockbridge Tidy Towns at www.knockbridgetidytowns.com or on FACEBOOK.

St. Bride’s G.F.C.

Lotto

The Following numbers were drawn on 29nd April 2013 for the Jackpot of €19,800.The winning numbers were 02,14,22 and 28..
As all 4 numbers were not matched, 6 people won €35 each. They are David McArdle c/o N. McArdle, Patricia Ryder c/o Shop, Aine, Maureen and James Dullaghan c/o Shop, Claire and Siobhan McKenna c/o G. McKenna, Peter Hoey c/o Self and Gerry Pepper c/o Irene Brennan. Next weeks Lotto draw will be held on Monday 29th April. The Jackpot will be €20,000. Tickets on sale (Priced €2) from Mac Namee’s Bar, Macs Chipper, Brodigan’s Shop, Cluskey’s Bar, any Committee Member or play online at www.stbridesgfc.com.§ We wish to thank you for your continued support.

Membership.

Club Membership cards for 2013 are now available from Ronan Carolan 0864008842Player €50, Non Player €30

Players Club Gear.

Outstanding payment by players for Club Gear is now due. Contact Brendan O Mara. 0872307641

St. Brides G.F.C. Operation Transformation

Leisurely walk in your area.

Village Centre- Mondays, Grange- Tuesdays, Tullygee- Wednesdays, Stonetrough- Thursdays, Stephenstown- Fridays, Dunbin- Sundays.

Starts Monday 1st April 2013 for 10 weeks until 3rd June 2013 (Whit Monday). All welcome.

Entry €2 per venue per night.

Sunday free for anyone attending all 5 week nights.

All Welcome.Contact St. Bride’s P.R.O, Gareth Corcoran- 086 8463779 for further details.

Club Presentation Night.

St. Brides G.F.C. is holding their club Presentation Night in the Lisdoo Arms, Dundalk on Friday 10th May 2013 in conjunction with St. Brides Ladies G.F.C and St. Brides Camogie Club. Tickets priced €10 per Adult and €5 per Juvenile Music provided by Gabby and Gerry. Raffle to be held on the night.Doors open at 8pm, Food served 9.00 pm SHARP.Tickets can be purchased from any Committee member.All Welcome.

Lourdes Invalid Fund

A Poker Classic for the Lourdes Invalid fund will be held in the Lisdoo Arms on Saturday May 11 at 8 p.m. All members are requested to make a special effort to attend this Poker Classic for a good cause.

Birthday Parties at Stephenstown Pond

If you are looking for an idyllic venue and setting to have your child’s Birthday Party please phone Stephenstown Pond at 042-9379873 or 042-9379019. What better setting to sit and enjoy a family event than at our own Stephenstown Pond. The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop can provide the catering for all family events.

10th Louth Cuchulainn Cub Scouts.

Do you have children of Beaver age interested in joining a new group? We at 10th Louth Cuchulainn are looking at possibly opening a new Beaver group. We are looking to recruit members and potential leaders. If you or someone you know are interested please free to contact Theresa on 087-9771741

The Guides

The Ladybirds meet on a Wednesday night from 5.50 p. to 6.50. P.m. in the St. Bride’s Meeting rooms. The Brownies follow at 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and the Guides also meet from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All meet in the Bride’s Meeting Rooms.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support on a One to One basis – confidentiality assured-can be had in the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, The Magnet, Dundalk on Thursday mornings between 10.30 to 12.30. No appointment necessary. For more information call 042-9336393.

Aerobics

Aerobics classes are held on Tuesday mornings at 10.00 a.m. in Knockbridge Community Centre. All fitness levels welcome. For more details contact Nancy on 086-3683586.

Bingo

The Parish Bingo continues every Thursday night in the Parish Centre at 8.30 p.m. 550 Euro in cash prizes every week and a raffle.

Adoration of the Blessed 
Sacrament

An invitation is extended to those who would be able to spend an hour weekly in visiting the Blessed Sacrament on Monday from 10.00a.m. To 10.00 p.m.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes continue in the Parish Centre every Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. New members welcome.