Walk Peer Programme

Walk Peer Programme

The Walk Peer Programme is a new programme recently set up in Louth to support young people aged 16-24 years in receipt of a disability payment to access mainstream employment, education and training.

If you are in receipt of a disability payment and would like to find out more about our programme please contact the Walk Peer Programme on 041 6856823 or email us at

Dancing Success

Congratulations to young Katie Shevlin from Rathmore who was a member of Scoil Rince Mona Ni Rodaigh U-11 dancing team that came second in the World Irish Dancing Championship competition held recently in Boston.


Kilkerley Emmets 25 week lotto draw, week 7 had a Jackpot of €4,000 of which there was no winner. Numbers drawn were: 10,12, 16, 26. Winners of €20 each were: Breige Callan c/o E Kelly, Betty McGuire c/o E Kelly, Anna Turley c/o V Litchfield, Conor Mee c/o Kennedys Bar, Kathleen Mulholland c/o S McEneaney. Jackpot this week was €4,100


Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place Saturday May 11, in Louth GAA Centre of Excellence, Darver commencing at 10.00am. There are five U-14 and five U-16 scholarships available to successful applicants for Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste and other Coláistí, sponsored by An Coiste Chondae, CLG. Applicants must have an interest in the Irish language and be recommended by their local GAA Club. It is essential that consent of parents/ guardians be confirmed for applications to be accepted. Completed forms must be returned by Friday 3rd May. Forms should be forwarded to Suzanne Ní Mharcaigh, or posted to 9 Matson Lodge, Droichead Átha, Contae Lú.

Any queries should be made to the above email address or 0851685214.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Colleen and Paul McNally on the birth of baby Naoishe a sister to Nathan and Daragh, and granddaughter to Kathleen and Joe McNally, Rathmore.


A special parish fundraising concert will take place in the Church on the evening of Friday. April 26, to support the group of young people from the parish Niall McEnteggart, Neil Mulholland & Aimee Crawford (along with Fr. Gerry) who hope to travel to Brazil in July to work with SERVE: Solidarity in Action. The organisers are anxious to hear about individual or group acts who would like to be part of the programme. Please contact or as soon as possible.

SERVE: Solidarity in Action

Four teams of five (incl. Fr. Gerry) will take part in the Belfast City marathon on Monday May 6. 
We would be grateful to any and 
all who would promote our cause 
by taking Sponsorship Cards. These are available in the sacristy and 
the Parochial House. All proceeds towards the North Louth Serve 
Team who will travel to N.W. 
Brazil in July to work with local 
people on a house building project for the poor. The trip will conclude with World Youth Day in Rio de 
Janeiro in the company of Pope 
Francis. Please give what you can afford.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Aoife Watters, daughter of Margaret and Frank from Thomastown on her marriage on Friday week last to Mark Adams in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Kilkerley. Good health and happiness to Aoife and Mark in the years ahead.


Bowls continue each Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the Community Centre.

Dancing in Centre

Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday night April 21 with music by Curtis Magee. Footsteps play on April 28, Michael Cleary and Briege Kelly on May 5, Blue Magic on May 12, Housty on May 19 and Showbud on May 26, Country Pride on June 2, Curtis Magee on June 9, Brian McDermott on June 16, Country Traditions on June 23 and J&S Sound on June 30. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Parishioners can keep up to date with Parish news on the new website for the pastoral area which can be found at Please bring all used postage stamps and place in the box in the Church Porch as they will benefit the missionary work. As part of the Year of the 
Faith and in discussion with the Pastoral Council Fr. Gerry has offered to celebrate Area Masses in 
homes once a month. If you wish to host an Area Mass please contact Fr. Gerry.


On Friday night last members enjoyed Pizza and Zumba night. 
The Club need adult female 
volunteer Leaders so if you are interested please contact the Club and full training will be provided. Activity for members each Friday night from 8.30pm in the Community Centre.


Kilkerley Badminton Club continues in the Community Centre each Tuesday night from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, new members very welcome. Coaching available. Contact Andrew Daly 086 2455321


For Face painting and Balloon model for all occasions at unbeatable prices. Contact Tess McGlynn 087 2892134.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Pilgrimage takes place this year from May 12 to May 17. Fare is €680 which includes Flights, Insurance, transfers, accommodation and all your food. All pilgrims will need a valid Passport and E111. Further information can be obtained from Kathleen McCreesh 042 9377188. As part of preparations for this year’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes Mass will be celebrated in Kilkerley Church on Monday May 6, at 7.30 p.m. All Pilgrims, Workers, Youth and their families are invited to this Mass as are Pilgrims and Workers from previous years which is a way to keep up contact with the group. After Mass a short meeting will be held in the Community Centre to finalise arrangements.

Fatima Pilgrimage

This Pilgrimage takes place 
from June 20 to June 27, 2013 costing €699 per person sharing, including all meals and insurance. Single room supplement €15 per night. Further details from Fr. Gerry Campbell PP.

Emmet’s GFC

Members are reminded that 
membership fees are due and can be paid to the Treasurers or 
any officer. New members or former members are most welcome to join and can do so by contacting any 
Officer. Club lotto jackpot was €4,000 this week. The senior league games schedule is as follows – Newtown Blues (A) on Sunday last, this Sunday O’Connells (H), Gaels (H) on Friday April 26, O’Raghaillighs(A), Plunkets (H), St Pats (A), Martins (H), Cooley (A), Dreadnots (H), Sean O’Mahoneys (A), Mattock Rangers (H) .The U-16 team lost to Geraldines 7-8 to 3-5 with Tadgh Litchfield hitting 
2-5 and Shane Ruddy getting the other goal. The U- 12 team play on Friday April 19 away to Pats and on Friday May 10 away to Gaels. T
he U-14 team were at home on Monday of this weerk to St Fechins, the minors are away tomorrow evening, Wednesday at 6.30pm 
to Cooley and the U-16 team 
play at home on Monday next April 22 against St Pats. Any players aged between 14 and 17 years interested in refereeing GO Games from U-11down should give their names to Kevin McEnteggart or Cillian Quigley. Summer Cul Camps take place in Kilkerley and Knockbridge from July 22 to July 26 and in Roche from July 29 to August 2. Shane Lennon hit 1-4 in Louth’s National League win over Longford while Lauren Quigley helped herself to 6-6 in Inniskeen’s county minor league final win over Sean