Knockbridge

Kilcroney and District Gathering.

Kilcroney and District 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.

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

Summer Camp 2013

Irish Country Quads, Inniskeen are now taking bookings for Summer Camp 2013. You have 8 weeks to choose from, commencing on Monday 1 July 2013.

Camp will run from Monday to Friday, 9.30am until 1.30pm and cost is €100 per child per week. Family discount available. Summer Camp activities are for children from 6 years old upwards. Activities include quad biking (every day), archery, air strike, action target, airsoft bell challenge, shuffleboard and a host of quad biking challenges. For details/application form, check our website www.irishcountryquads.com, email info@irishcountryquads.com or phone

087 2460742 or 042 9378193

Tours.

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

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.

19th Century Burns 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.

Vacancies for Catering/Coffee Shop Assistants

Immediate vacancies exist for males or females for Catering/Coffee Shop Assistants at The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop at Stephenstown Pond. To apply you must firstly be eligible for FAS (DSP) Community Employment Scheme. Contracts are for ONE year and entails you working 19.5 hours weekly. Positions being advertised currently are for weekends. Future vacancies may become available for weekdays, but right now the vacancies for weekend staff. For further details and to find out how to apply please phone C.E. Assistant Supervisor Ms Denise Donnelly at 042-9379873 between the hours of 9am and 2pm Monday to Friday. Please note these positions are funded under Community Employment and all applicants must meet the eligibility criteria.

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 as the first adjudication in the 2013 National Tidy Towns Competition is expected early in June. PLEASE help to ensure our community of Knockbridge retain their 2nd overall place in Co. Louth this year as with both Dundalk and Drogheda only mark behind us, it is imperative that we work together to increase our marks. Remember this all helps to increase the market value of our properties.

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. Without the help of the local community we cannot achieve our aims and objective. Thank you one and all for your continued support and help. It is greatly appreciated.

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 supervisory personnel and TUS workers. A great group of people who work over and above their job description for their community. Sadly, sometimes for very little appreciation by a few people but thankfully the majority of the community recognise the hard work they are doing and pay them a compliment when they meet them on our local roads. 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.

Tain March visits Knockbridge and Stephenstown Pond

The Tain March will again visit both Knockbridge and Stephenstown Pond on Friday 7th June. Exact time is not known yet, but it is envisaged it will be between 4pm and 5pm. IF you would like to dress up as one of the warriors please feel free to come along and join in the fun and craic of the evening.

Visit Stephenstown Pond

Yes, you can now visit Stephenstown Pond and Nature Park for just 8 cent per day over the next 365 days (one year). The cost of an Annual Swipe Card to allow you access to the nature park every day of the coming year will now only cost you €30. You can purchase your Swipe Card any day at The Dairy Maid Coffee Shop at the pond. A great idea for a Birthday present, Christmas gift or just a present for a family member or friend. Coffee Shop is open seven days per week from 9.30am to 5pm. Stephenstown Pond Nature Park is open during Summer opening hours (from 1st April to end of September) from 8am to 8.30pm seven days per week. What a perfect way to get out and about in a safe, healthy and tranquil environment than to take a leisurely stroll round the lakeside walkways at our own award winning Stephenstown Pond.

Check out Stephenstown Pond at www.stephenstownpond.com or on FACEBOOK.

Family Fun Day

Yes, it is that time of the year again. Please reserve in your diary 4th July for the Annual Family Fun Day at Stephenstown Pond. Lots of fun and games for all age groups, BBQ, Home baking, Craft and Novelty Stalls. Any stall holders who are interested in booking a place on the day, please phone Stephenstown Pond at 042-9379019 and 9379873. Further details in a later edition.Home baking, Craft and Novelty Stalls. Any stall holders who are interested in booking a place on the day, please phone Stephenstown Pond at 042-9379019 and 9379873. Further details in a later edition.

St. Bride’s G.F.C.

Lotto: The numbers called for the draw Monday May 27 are as follows, 11,13,25 and 30. As all 4 numbers were not matched, the following matched 3. They were Peggy Byrne c/o Cluskey’s, Paul carr c/o Robbie McEnteggart, Claire Casey c/o Declan McArdle, and Linda McArdle c/o Michael McArdle. They each won E50. 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.

Leisurely walk: 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.

St. Bride’s G.F.C. Held their Club presentation night in the Lisdoo Arms on Friday May 10 in conjuction with St.Bride’s Ladies G.F.C. and St. Bride’s Camogie Club. A great night was had and enjoyed by all who received medals and awards. An award was presented to Aaron Hoey for his distingiushed service to Club and County following his retirement from inter-county football. The Club would like to thank all those who supported and helped on the night especially those who sponsored spot prizes for the raffle.

Results: Division 4B league.Dundalk Gaels 0-08 St. Bride’s 4-13.Fixtures: Division 4 B league.St. Bride’s v Naomh Malachi on Tuesday June 4 in the St. Bride’s field.

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 for more information.

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.

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.