Knockbridge

Gathering.

Gathering.

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.

The event is open to everyone in the Kilcroney and surrounding areas, past and present, young and old from near and far. If you know anyone who is interested to come along or anyone who has connections with Kilcroney and surrounding areas and has not been in the area recently invite them along.Other Events: We are holding a Table Quiz in The Glyde Inn, Duffy’s Cross on Thursday May 16 at 9.00 p.m. Everyone welcome. 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.

Table Quiz

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.

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

National Clean Up Day

Knockbridge Tidy Towns would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all members of the local community who helped last weekend to clean up all the approach roads to the village and the village itself, to the pupils of St Mary’s N.S. and teaching staff for their kind support for the annual event which was extremely successful. Great to see so many people of all age groups out working together for the common good of our local community. It is true to say that children from the age of four to individuals in their 80’s was the order of the morning. Thank you one and all. Great to work with so many people, the craic was along the route was brilliant and the work got done at the same time. Sad though to see just how much rubbish and litter was collected on our roads.

Voluntary Work

Thank you to Barry Scanlon for his all his voluntary input as an electrician over the past few weeks at Stephenstown Pond. Nice to see that one of our younger members of the community gives of his time voluntary to our own award winning Stephenstown Pond. Thank you very much Barry from all the gang at “the pond”. Much appreciated.

St. Bride’s G.F.C.

The numbers called for the draw Monday 6 June are as follows, 2, 17,19 and 30. As all 4 numbers were not matched, the following matched 3. They were Eoghan McKeever c/o D. Hillard and Margaret Wynne c/o D. Byrne. They each won E100. 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.

St. Brides G.F.C. O

St. Bride’s 1-12 Dundalk Young Irelanders 0-10.

Division 4B League. Sean O’Mahony’s 3-04 St. Bride’s 1-13.

Division 2 League Round 4.

Na Piarsaigh 2-06 St. Bride’s 3-15

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.

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.

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.