Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale

A Car boot and used furniture sale will take place on Sunday 09 June in at 12 noon in Readypenny Inn Car Park. Proceeds in aid of Ardee Hospice €10.00 per Car Boot. Contact Margaret at 086 2381030

Westerns GFC News

LOTTO Jackpot €2,800. No winner of Thursday night’s draw dated 23rd May. Numbers drawn were as follows: 10, 18, 19, 24. There was no jackpot winner. 5 people were drawn at random who each receive €20! They were Ellie Kieran, Lorraine King, Rose Malone, P. Clinton and Elaine Smith. This week’s draw in The Danny Boy, Reaghstown on Thursday 30th May with a jackpot of €3,000. Thank you very much for your continued support of 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, The Danny Boy, Reaghstown, Aclint Community Hall c/o Rose Murray or from any committee member. If you’re not in, you can’t win! JUVENILES. 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.

Supporters Club

THE supporters club is fast becoming the talk around town. 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 is greatly appreciated.

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, email or phone 087 2460742 or 042 9378193

Blessing of Graves

BLESSING of graves in the Parish of Tallanstown this will be held as follows; Sunday August 4th Reaghstown 12 noon, Philipstown 2pm, Clonkeen 7pm. Sunday August 11th Charlestown 1.30pm, Tallanstown (old) 2pm, Tallanstown (new) 3pm.


“REFLECTIONS on Reaghstown and Westerns GFC” proved a very popular book when it was published at the end of 2011 and a subsequent reprint was a tremendous success. Now the good news is that if you haven’t availed of a copy as yet the author Brendan Matthews has still some copies for sale at €20. You can contact Brendan at 041-6853712.

New Parish Priest

WELCOME to Fr Paul Clayton-Lea who has taken up the position of Parish Priest in the parish of Tallanstown, Reaghstown and Clonkeen and is now resident in the Parochial House in Reaghstown. Wildgoose Lodge. LOOKING down from the vantage point from near where the judge sits it could be an episode from The Irish RM in the old courthouse in Ardee Castle on Saturday last with local people in period clothes; only this was far from comedy. It was the enactment of the trial of Patrick Shanley, Philip Conlon Michael Tiernan for disturbances caused by them at Wildgoose Lodge, Reaghstown in that fateful year of 1816. And when the judge put on the black cap at the end of the trial to pass sentence of death on the three men I really felt a cold shiver as the actors from the famed Aclint Drama Group made the whole thing seem so palpably real. The events portrayed here were of course the catalyst for two years of terror in the Reaghstown area and further afield with the savagery of the Ribbonmen only surpassed by that of the authorities of the time. In the coming months it is intended to film the burning of the lodge and the death of all those inside followed by the trials, execution of a further 18 men and the gibbeting of their bodies at various vantage points in that part of Co Louth. It is all part of the Louth Land of Legends event and should cause quite a bit of stir in the area over the summer.


KIDZ LAB is a science based summer camp for 5 to 12 year olds, from 9.30 to 2pm daily in the Parish centre, Ardee, from the 8th to 12th July 2013.The camp is run by Olivia McGeough and Sinead Kelly, qualified and experienced teachers. The camp will include lots of exciting activities such as: baking, tie-dying, bug hunting, planting seeds, fun experiments and sport such as football, dodgeball and rounders. There will also be a special visit from a Zoo Keeper working in Dublin Zoo. To book a place or find out more, contact Olivia on 086-4029428. Looking forward to seeing you there!