Knockbridge

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

At Pond

Come along on Easter Monday 1st April to Stephenstown Pond for the Annual Easter Egg hunt. All children entering will receive an Easter Egg, so nobody will be disappointed. A fun filled afternoon is planned from 2pm to 5pm. Watch this space for further details.

Children’s

Art Exhibition

A children’s art exhibition will be held over the Easter holidays at Stephenstown Pond. All works participating in the exhibition will be on display in The Conference Centre at Stephenstown Pond from Easter Monday as part of the Family fun day on Easter Monday and will remain on display until Monday 8th April. For further details please phone Stephenstown Pond at 042-9379873 and talk to Philip.

Easter Family

Fun Day

Date for your diary is Easter Monday 1st April where the first family fun day of the year will be held at Stephenstown Pond during the afternoon. Great to see the long evenings and good weather coming our way. The fun will commence at 2pm and continue to 5pm. During the afternoon there will be an “Easter Magic Show” for the children, BBQ, Easter Egg Hunt, Music, Children’s Art Exhibition, Face Painting etc., plus......SOME EXCITING news about “The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop”......we will say NO more for now? Come along on the afternoon and enjoy a family day out. The Winter certainly has been long enough. There will also be stands and stalls selling novelty items. Stall holders welcome (by advance booking ONLY). Please phone 042-9379873 for details.

Calling All Stalls

As part of the Easter Family Fun Day at Stephenstown Pond on Easter Monday 1st April, there will be a mini craft and novelty stalls area. Anybody interested in having a stand or stall on the afternoon please contact Stephenstown Pond at 042-9379873 or 9379019 (during office hours) for further details of booking arrangements. Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.

St Patrick’s Day

Come along this St Patrick’s weekend to The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop at Stephenstown Pond and enjoy a freshly brewed mug of cappuccino or hot bowl of home made soup and brown bread. Have a leisurely stroll round the award winning Stephenstown Pond Nature Park and lakeside walkways. Feed the ducks, take a photograph of the wildlife round the pond. “The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop” is open seven days per week from 9.30am to 5pm.

St. Patrick’s

Day Parade

This year’s theme for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Inniskeen will be “The Gathering of Poets and Musicians.” The parade will take place rain, hail, sleet or shine on Monday March 18. It will commence at 1.00 p.m. From the GAA grounds and will follow the usual route to down Kednaminsha to the Church, where the bands and walking participants will join in the parade and make their way down the Village. We extend an invitation to all who wish to participate, Community Floats, Bands, Vintage Clubs, Traders and General interest for an event full of enthusiasm for young and old alike. For more information contact Sinead 087-9306347, Bernie 087-2488654 or Linda 087-9566722.

Tommy And

Teresa Smyth In N.Y. St Patrick’s

Day Parade

Good Luck to our own Tommy Smyth and his wife Teresa who are actively involved in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade this weekend. Tommy who is one of the anchor Sports presenters with ESPN television in the United States and his wife Treasa who is a radio presenter of “Ireland Calls” also in the U.S. will do us proud as they represent Knockbridge, Co. Louth and of course Co. Cork and indeed all of the island of Ireland in this the year of “The Gathering” as they provide the TV commentaries to all round the world on one of the most exciting St Patrick’s Day parades in the world live from New York. Good Luck Tommy and Treasa. Enjoy your weekend. We will all be watching you on T.V. of course and listening for the mention of Knockbridge over the airwaves.

Parish Volunteers Required

Ireland Reaching Out help local Irish communities, largely through volunteer effort, trace the people who left their parishes, seeking to find them and their living descendants worldwide. The local Irish community (Parish) then ‘reaches out’ inviting them to learn more about where their people came from and invite them to become part of an extended virtual global community connected to the area. We would like the help of people in YOUR parish, those who have a particular interest, knowledge or know the history in the area. Contact Cynthia in Ireland Reaching Out on 091-842013 or email coconnor@irelandxo.com

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is in May from 12 to 17. Pilgrims may book on Monday nights from 7.30 p.m. To 8.30 p.m. At Hospitalite House, Mill street. Non refundable deposit of E200 is required with a current passport and European Health Card.

Scoil Naomh Muire

Knockbridge N.S. is now accepting applications for enrollment in September 2013. If you intend to enrol your child in the School this year,please contact the office on 042-9374642.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day this year is on Friday March 22. They are appealing to people in the area to get involves and help raise much needed money. There are many ways to help including Volunteer on Daffodil Day. Organise a Daffodil Day event in your community or place of work. Buy a daffodil or Daffodil Day merchandise on Daffodil Day or in their online shop. For more information to get involved call save 1850606060 or visit www.cancer.ie/daffodilday.

St. Bride’s G.F.C.

The lotto results for Monday March 4. The numbers called were 5,16,17 and 27. There was no winner but the following matched three numbers; Mary Byrne c/o D. Byrne, Anne Gordon c/o Shop and Patsy Thornton c/o Shop. They each won E70. The jackpot next week is E18,400.. Tickets are on sale in McNamee’s Bar, Mac’s Chipper, Brodigan’s Shop,Cluskey’s bar or any committee member at E2 a line.

Poker Classic

There is a Poker Classic taking place in St. Bride’s Clubrooms on Friday March 29 at 8.30 p.m. Subscription is E20. There will be light refreshments and spot prizes. All welcome.

Paddy

Sheelan Cup

Dundalk Young Irelanders 1-9 St. Bride’s 2-18.

St. Bride’s played their second round match in the Paddy Sheelan cup Group D last weekend in the Young Irelanders. They had their shooting boots on from the start and at halftime they were leading 1-10 to 0-7. They kept up the good work in the second half and ran out the winners by 9 points.

The team were A.Meegan, S. Smyth,M Hoey, N.Mackin, S. Kettle, A. Hoey, Ray Kelly, S. Kerrigan (Captain ), K.Kirk, P.Murphy, K.Hearty, M.Keane, P. Kehoe, P.Reilly, C.Devine.

Subs were P Marry, C. Drumm and C.Kerrigan.

St Bride’s

Ladies G.F.C.

The St. Bride’s Ladies G.F.C. are looking for players for their Division 2/3 team. Anyone interested in getting involved please contact Irene Brennan on 0876166753 or Mary McKenna on 086590609.

St. Bride’s ladies G,F.C. Registration for the coming season will take place in the Clubrooms on Tuesday March 12 from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m. New members welcome.

Cub Scouts

The committee meetings of the 10th Louth Cuchulainn Cub Scouts are held in the Glyde Rangers football hall on Thursday evenings from 7.00 p.m. To 8.30 p.m.

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 for more information