THERE are still places available for our trip to Belfast by Luxury Coach on Wednesday May 22nd but hurry if you wish to join us on this historic trip. This trip costs €59 and is open to everyone. The proposed itinerary is as follows; 9am Depart from Dooley’s of Edmondstown car-park. 9.45am Tea and scones at Sportsman Inn. 10.15 am Depart for Belfast. 11.30am Arrival at the Titanic Museum for Gallery entrance at noon. 3pm Depart Titanic Museum for a guided tour of Belfast. 4.30pm Some free time in Belfast City for shopping. 6pm Depart Belfast. 7.15pm 2 Course Meal in Sportsman Inn. 9pm Approximate arrival time in Dooley’s of Edmondstown car-park. Cost of all above is covered by €59. To secure place please phone Jim at 087-2431501, Audrey at 086-8733221 or leave a message at 041-6855406.
Westerns GFC News
LOTTO Jackpot €2,200. No winner of Thursday night’s draw in The Danny Boy dated 18th April, Numbers drawn were as follows: 04, 13, 22, 27. Five names were drawn at random who each receive €20! They were Scriven children x 2, Mary Kearney, Gerry Brennan and Elis Kelly. This week’s draw in The Danny Boy Thursday 17th May. Thank you very much for your continued support with our weekly Lotto. You can buy your Lotto ticket/s in advance 5wks, 10wks, 20wks etc. in Hughie O’Neill’s Menswear Ardee, The Station Ardee, Post Office Ardee, Brady’s Bar Edmondstown, Danny Boy, Reaghstown, Aclint Community Hall c/o Rose Murray or any committee member. If you’re not in, you can’t win!
The recently launched supporters club is gaining momentum by the week! Each supporter who subscribes to the club will receive the following: 1. A text about all Club Activities, including fixtures & Results 2. One line in the weekly lotto draw 3. Club membership for the year 4. Free entry to all home games 5. A draw for two all-Ireland final tickets 6. A draw for a Meal Voucher. To avail of this offer please contact any member of the committee, the cost of this is just €4 per week by Direct Debit and all funds raised are going solely towards the building fund of our new clubrooms. Your kind support will be greatly appreciated.
Westerns juvenile training continues every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon in the Westerns field for ages 4 up to 12, boys & girls. The training is done by qualified coaches within the club and fully supervised. For further information contact Frank 087-7979878.
SENIOR Help Line, a Third Age programme, is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850440444. Would you interested in taking part in a walking tour of the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for this valuable Third Age service? If so contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0834260081.
ALTHOUGH there was a mile of the N2 between them and they lived in different parishes (Killanny and Tallanstown), counties (Monaghan and Louth) and provinces (Ulster and Leinster), two of the oldest people in their respective communities, Mary (Cissy) Rafferty of Leege and Michael Lynch of Aclint were, strictly speaking, next door neighbours with only the river Lagan and Wrights concrete works, formerly Lissadell Towels, between them. Cissy, as we always called her, was 95 when she died last month, was married to my late uncle Patrick and many a pleasant Saturday evening have I spent in her house. Cissy was a store of knowledge on all things in our localities and you were always sure of a hearty greeting from her and as the kettle seemed to be always boiling you would soon be partaking of a cup of tea while she gave you all the latest craic about the place. We extend our deepest sympathies to her sons Harry and Eddie, daughter-in-law Eileen, grandchildren Patrick, Niamh and Harry and her great grandchildren. Michael (Mike) Lynch was almost 98 when he passed away at the end of April and was one of the greatest local historians you could hope to meet with, perhaps, only his brother Kevin excelling him in this genre. Indeed I spent many an evening in the company of the brothers as they poured forth their knowledge and in earlier years I often accompanied them on tours of the Louth Archaeological and Historical Society of which we are members. To his brother Kevin, now nearing his century, we extend our deepest sympathies. Both Cissy and Mike will be greatly missed in their areas, both were historians in their own way and, happily, they both lived long, happy and productive lives.
The Peoples Club
Members of The Peoples Club for the Actively Retired last Thursday visited Tallanstown Old School in support of the Alzheimer’s Tea Day being held there. Our next meeting will be in Aclint Community Hall on Thursday May 23rd 11am-1pm.