Kilcroney and District is delighted to invite you to The Gathering which will be held in the Old School in Kilcroney between 4.00 p.m. And 8.00 p.m. on Sunday June 30 2013. The day will consist of a variety of events including live music from various bands, fun and games for the kids, BBQ and refreshments.

Other Events

A Social coffee morning in the Old School Kilcroney on Sunday May 24 at 10.00 a.m. All welcome.

For more information contact the P.R.O. on 0862056922.


Mathews Coaches are organising the following Tours. Enchanting and Musical Donegal from July 15 to 19. The cost including hotel, entrance fees and meals is E399 per person sharing. Also a tour to the Yorkshire Dales from July 21 to 25 for E480 per person sharing to include hotel, meals and entrance fees. For more information contact Marie Courtney in Matthew Coaches on 042-9378188.

New Location for “Dairy

Maid Coffee Shop”

Have you visited “The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop” at Stephenstown Pond over the past week? If not, we can highly recommend a visit to see the bright and cheery new location of the coffee shop. It is now situated in the new building at the centre, directly overlooking the children’s playground area. The new home for the “Dairy Maid” is spacious and bright and a fun place to sit and enjoy a freshly brewed cappuccino or homemade soup or indeed any of the food on offer from the friendly staff.

Cottage for Letting

If any budding entrepreneur or small enterprise would like to rent the now vacated 19th century Burns Cottage at Stephenstown Pond please phone Shane or Roddy at 042-9379019. Could be a great location for a “craft cottage” or restaurant or many other exciting ventures.

Au Revoir

All the gang at Stephenstown Pond Project would like to wish Paula Leonard, Barry Doyle, Briege Kearney and Michael Daly all the very best in the future as they all finished their time working as part of Mid Louth C.E. scheme at Stephenstown Pond. Sad to have to say good bye to so many workers in the one week. All the project team wish all the very best and hope they each find work in the very near future. Thank you one and all for your time in both “The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop” and working on the maintenance of Stephenstown Pond. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Good Luck!

Table Quiz and Music

Night in Cluskey’s

Thank you to everybody who supported the Fun Table Quiz and Music night held in Cluskey’s of Little Ash last weekend as a fund raising event for the materials etc., towards the daily upkeep and maintenance of the Stephenstown Pond Project. You support was and is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Vinnie Byrne for providing the venue and finger food on the night. To local well known musicians Joe Duffy, Paddy Mac, Eileen Corcoran from Dundalk FM our local community radio station and Quiz master himself Tom Gernon also from Dundalk FM with more live music provided by Bobby Robinson and The McCollum Brothers (Shane and Roddy). What a fabulous night of music, fun and craic was had on the night. Thank you also to local businesses who sponsored prizes and vouchers, Gus Kelly Butcher from Louth Village, Smyth’s Food store in Tallanstown, Seamie Walsh Interiors in Ardee. Last but not least to all the volunteers and staff who helped on the night.

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. The committee look forward to working with you during the coming season.

Check out Knockbridge Tidy Towns at or on FACEBOOK.

St. Bride’s G.F.C.

Lotto: The numbers called for the draw Monday June 13 are as follows, 4,12,14and 25. As all 4 numbers were not matched, the following matched 3. They were Gerard Bellew c/o Shop, Mathew Thornton c/o Shop, John McDonald c/o Shop, Joey Byrne c/o M. McKenna, James Conroy Snr. C/o M. Conroy, and Tommy ‘stag’ Hoey c/o Mac’s. . They each won E30. 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§ 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.

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 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.


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.