Kilkerley Emmets restarted the 25 week lotto draw last Tuesday night February 26 with the roll over Jackpot of €3,400 from 2012 of which there was no winner.

Numbers drawn were: 8 10 12 19. Winners of €20 each were: Geraldine McGeough c/o E McGeough; Ann Bird c/o E McGeough; Califf Family c/o W Quigley; Tom Mackin c/o M McGeown; Mary Bailey c/o T Mulholland. The lotto fundraiser is most important as it goes towards the weekly costs of running the club, for heating, insurance, electricity and general maintenance etc. While the club has recently been awarded a grant of 80K, it is for project work only, and can only be claimed in part or full on completion of developments carried out to the criteria standards, followed by inspections and approved by the relevant Authorities along with production of paid invoices. Your support for the lotto is much appreciated and is your contribution to the great community service provided by the club for so many and in particular the youth of the Parish. Hopefully there will be a lucky winner of the Jackpot at some stage but if not it will again roll over to 2014.

CE Scheme Vacancy

Inniskeen West Louth Development have a vacancy in Kilkerley Enterprise Centre. This is a Community Employment Project and DPS eligibility criteria applies. If you are interested please contact Cathriona O’Rourke on 0872055119 / 0429378521 or any member of the Committee.

Emmets GFC

Training continues each week, Tuesday and Friday and all players are expected to turn out. 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 recommences on this Tuesday night with the carry over jackpot of €3,400 from last year. The Sheelan Cup started on Sunday week last with a first round win 2-7 to 0-7 at home against Sean O’Mahoney’s. Sorers were, Conal McGeough 1-2, Cathal Bellew 0-3, Alan McGeough 1-0, Nial Lennon and Shaun McElroy 0-1 each. On Sunday last the second round was away to Dundalk Gaels.

Dancing in Centre

Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday night March 10 with music by Country Traditions. Blue Magic play on March 17, Showbud on March 24 and Cannon and Ramsey on March 31, Tommy Carroll on April7, Country Roots on April 14, Curtis Magee on April 21 and Footsteps on April 28. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Bowls continue weekly at the local Bowls Club where you will be very welcome each Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the Community Centre.


Activity for members continue each Friday night from 8.30pm in the Community Centre.

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. Application Form with deposit of €200 to be in by March 4. All pilgrims will need a valid Passport and E111. Further information and Booking Forms can be obtained from Kathleen McCreesh 042 9377188


Pilates classes continue in the Community Centre each Monday at 7.45pm and Tuesday mornings at 9.30am. Details from 086 3606483.

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.


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.


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.