25 May 2022


Belfast Trip

Belfast Trip

There are still places available for our trip to Belfast on Wednesday May 22nd but hurry if you wish to join us on this historic trip. This trip costs €59 and is open to everyone. It should be a very interesting days outing and is great value. The John McGinley coach will depart from Dooley’s of Edmondstown car park at 9am, there will be tea and scones in Sportsman Inn before departing for Belfast where we will visit the Titanic Museum followed by a guided tour of Belfast. Then there will be some free time for shopping in Belfast City. We will return to Sportsman Inn for a 2 course meal and arrive back home at 9pm approximately. All this is covered by the €59 price. Everyone is welcome but prompt booking is essential as places are limited to 40. You can book your place through Audrey on 086-8733221, Jim on 087-2431501.

Car Boot Sale

Car Boot and used furniture sale on Sunday 5 May at 12 noon in the Readypenny Inn Car Park. Proceeds in aid of Ardee Hospice. Contact Margaret : 086 2381030.

Westerns GFC

Lotto. No winner of Thursday night’s draw dated 18th April, Numbers drawn were as follows: 06, 19, 24, 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match 3 winner. 5 people were drawn at random who each receive €20! They were Ann Clarke, Bernie Gerathy, Annetta Kerley, Pat McHugh and Kathleen McCoy. Next week’s draw to take place in the Brady’s, Edmondstown on Thursday 25th April with a jackpot of €2,000. This week’s draw took take in Brady’s Bar, Edmondstown on Thursday 25th April with a jackpot of €2,000. Thank you very much for your continued support with 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 and any committee member. The recently launched supporters club is gaining momentum by the week! 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 will be greatly appreciated.

Three-legged Race

The Westerns Juveniles are holding a three-legged race on Saturday may 4th at 11.30am. This is a multi-venue World Record attempt and is open to all ages and everyone is welcome. Minimum entry is €3 sponsorship and cards can be got from Frank or any juvenile committee member. Certificates for all. Join in the fun! 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.



Beidh na hagallaimh do na Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta ar siúl ar an Satharn, 11ú Bealtaine i CLG Lú Centre of Excellence, Dairbhre ag tosnú ag 10am. Interviews for Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta will take place on Saturday, 11th May 2013 in Darver Centre of Excellence starting at 10am. Beidh 5 scoláireacht dóibh siúd faoi 14 agus 5 scoláireacht dóibh siúd atá faoi 16. Application forms are available on the Louth GAA website or from club Runaí, email: Forms should be returned by Friday 3rd May.


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

Help Line

Senior Help Line, a Third Age programme, is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850440444. Would you interested in taking part in a walking tour of the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for this valuable Third Age service? If so contact Neil at or 0834260081.


The Reaghstown participants in the Killanny/Reaghstown Group Water Scheme wish to convey their deepest sympathy to scheme engineer Jimmy McHugh and his family following the death of his mother.



The Creative Writing course in Aclint Community Hall ended last Tuesday and had been well attended. It is hoped, if funds are available, to hold a longer VEC course in September. Reflections. “REFLECTIONS on Reaghstown and Westerns GFC” by Brendan Matthews Proved a great success with the people of Reaghstown when it was published at the end of 2011and a subsequent reprint also was a tremendous hit. If you missed out on availing of a copy the good news is you can still do so by phoning the author Brendan on 041-6853712. It just costs €20 and I can assure you it is a thumping great read!

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