Around the Districts: Ardee/Collon and Broomfield

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Mattock lotto

Lotto numbers are 1 , 9 , 14 , 23. Jackpot not won.Match 3 winners: Daniel Bannon , Sean Clarke and Shane Collins. (€35 each). Next Jackpot will be €14,200.

Ardee/Collon Parish

Canon Murphy, PP VF, Hale St .Tel 041 685 0920.

ARDEE – Church of the Nativity of Our Lady: Masses available via Parish Webcam at

Ardee rosary

Rosary is prayed every day in Ardee Church at 2.30pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Ardee church: Friday 10.30am-4pm, Collon church: Thursday 9.30-10.30am.

Choir numbers

The Liturgical ChoiR is starting a new year and is looking for new members old and new. No experience is required. If interested please phone 087 441 8573.

Mitchels couch to 6k

Couch to 6K has started in John Mitchels Club grounds in Ballybailie.

Training will continue every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm, for seven weeks in preparation for a 6K Fun Run/Walk due to be held on Sunday 25th September

Sean McDermott’s tractor draw

Well done to Collon Vehicle Dismantlers who have generously donated the fantastic 1st Prize in the Sean McDermott’s GAA club 75th year Jubilee vintage tractor draw.

The company is presently run by Gary Myles, whose father was a keen supporter and active committee member of the Sean’s.

The tractor – An International B250 has been in Gary’s family for many years, although it was not being used.

The restoration has given the tractor a new lease of life. Tickets are on sale now €10 for one or 3 for €20 . Tickets online – Draw Date: Saturday 8th October.

Celebration for Fr Pat

A celebration for the retirement and golden jubilee of Fr Pat McEnroe is being held on Sunday September 18. Fr McEnroe is retiring as Parish Priest of Darver and Dromiskin but will remain in the parish as PE AP. Fr McEnroe previously served in Dunleer and Ardee parishes.

The day will include Mass in St Peter’s Church, Dromiskin at 3pm celebrated by Archbishop Éamon Martin followed by buffet and presentation in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk from 5pm to 9pm.

Tickets for the buffet and presentation are now available to purchase for €30. You can phone 0874337513 or 0851672804 for tickets



Contact Gerard on 087/2729154 or E-mail: [email protected] if you have an item for this Column, the deadline for which is 10am on Monday morning, Friday on Bank Holiday Weekends. Reach out and connect please! Thanks for your co-operation as always.

Best Wishes

The best wishes of Broomfield and District Residents Association, and the Community is extended to all who are hospitalised or ill at this time. We wish you a speedy return to good health.

Sincere Sympathy

The sincere sympathy of Broomfield and District Residents Association is extended to the Lynch and extended Lynch Family, and to all who are bereaved by the recent passing of Christy Lynch RIP., Starinagh, Collon. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time for you. Christy was a former Member of the Irish Defence Forces, serving with the UN in the Congo in the early 196o’s. He rose to the rank of Corporal, and was highly regarded as a soldier by those who knew him. Retired Members of the Defence Forces formed a Guard of Honour for Christy at the Church of Mary Immaculate, Collon as the cortege arrived for the Funeral Mass on Saturday last, and again at the Graveside at the burial ceremony. A Bugler played the Last Post and Reveille at the graveside also. Christy was a highly regarded Member of the Community, and served on the Committee of Broomfield and District Residents Association for a time, and on many other Community Organisations down the years. Broomfield and District Residents Association, Mattock Rangers GFC and Community Members provided a Guard of Honour, accompanying Christy on his final journey to the New Cemetery Collon for the burial service. Christy got a great send-off, as he rightly deserved. The large attendance at his Wake was testimony to the esteem in which Corporal Christy Lynch, UN Veteran (Retired.) was held in his own Community and further afield. Christy’s personal Tri-colour was flown at half mast at his home for the duration of his Wake and Funeral, the Tri-colour that Christy flew with pride on so many important occasions down the years. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Best Wishes

The best wishes of Broomfield and District Residents Association, and the Community is extended to all who are hospitalised or ill at this time. We wish you a speedy return to good health.

Birthday Best Wishes Sheila

Congratulations and best wishes to Sheila Rafferty, Rathbran who celebrated her birthday recently. All your friends are thinking of you, and wish you the very best.

Couch to 5K

The Couch to 5K, 8 week Training Programme that started recently at Teach Raithneach is going well and according to plan by all accounts.

Walking Group News

Broomfield and District Walking Groups evening walks have ceased and will resume again next Spring. However, Sunday walks at 12 noon will continue all year . New members welcome. For further information Contact Josie. 086/4458108.

Kids Kast

Kids Kast returned to Teach Raithneach after the Summer break, on Monday 5th September

Irish Dancing Classes

The Farrelly School of Irish Dancing (Scoil Rince Ni Fhaircheallaigh) will resume Irish Dancing Classes in Teach Raithneach on Friday 9th September, from 6 to 7.30 pm. Contact Grainne on 086 3707227 for further information.

Martial Arts Classes coming to Teach Raithneach

TaeKwon-Do is one of the world’s most popular martial arts, having been founded on the principles of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. It is a Martial Art appropriate for all, whether young or old, male or female. TaeKwon-Do classes will commence in Teach Raithneach on Tuesday 13th September, with 2 classes : 5.00pm to 5.45pm for the younger students (5 to 9 years) and 5.45pm to 6.30pm for the older students (10 years plus). Class numbers are limited and spaces will be filled on a ‘first come first served basis’, and pre-registration is essential. To reserve a place for your child and to pre-register, contact Michael on 0044 777 850 9583 or email [email protected]


Yoga classes resume in Teach Raithneach on Wednesday 14th September to 19th October for a 6 week term. A second 8 week term will start on 2nd November to 7th December. Classes start at 8pm. Contact Grainne on 086 8046781 for further information.

Louth/Meath ETB

LMETB Community Education Service – Autumn 2022: open for applications until 9th September 2022.

Blessing of the Graves

The Blessing of the Graves took place in Collon on Sunday last, 4th September. The attendance enjoyed the best of weather, despite the atrocious weather the previous day. The hard work of the Cemetery Committee could be seen in both Cemetery’s, and was widely, and positively, commented upon by those in attendance. Canon Peter Murphy, Fr. Stefano Colleluori CC, and Fr. John Kieran officiated on the day. Fr. Stefano is the new Curate in the Parish.

The great work of the Cemetery Committee is set to continue, with much to be done going forward. Further works to be done will be outlined and communicated to all concerned in due course.

Community Alert Garda advice

Fraud Awareness Advice – E-mail Scam. Gardai are aware of a current E-mail based scam/fraud where an individual receives correspondence claiming to be from An Garda Siochana. The correspondence states that the individuals computer is to be seized in relation to investigations into any one of a range of criminal activities. Gardai are advising the public that An Garda Siochana does not and will not make contact with a person under investigation in this way. We would like to remind the public of the following advice.

Don’t respond to any unsolicited email seeking personal, financial or security advice.

Never click on a link or attachment in an unsolicited email.

If you believe an email is from a genuine source, verify this independently. Independently means independent of the email sender.

Independently verify any requests for information and never use the contact details supplied to you by the caller or texter. Independent means independent of the caller or texter.

Further Fraud Prevention Advice can be found at

An Garda Siochana urge anybody who has received similar correspondence to contact their local Gardai for advice. If you think you may have been the target of some sort of scam or fraud, please contact the Gardai, they need to know about it.

Space available

There is ample space available in Teach Raithneach for all types of Fitness and Well-being Classes and Activities. Tutors/Instructors in these type of activities, please take note. Are there any Music Teachers out there who would be interested in teaching how to play a musical instrument at Teach Riathneach? Car Parking aplenty at Teach Raithneach also. A number of dedicated Broadband spaces are also available at Teach Raithneach for those wishing to work remotely. Contact the Secretary on 087 2729154 for further information.

The Teach Raithneach Aircode is A92 W283.


The Association would like to hear from Community Members who would be willing to take part in Training/ Re-training in the use of a Defibrillator, and/or Training in Digital Literacy. Training will take place in Teach Raithneach when numbers willing to participate are established. We would particularly like to hear from Teenagers interested in Defibrillator Training. Please contact the Secretary on 087 2729154 if interested.

Keep in Touch!

Please keep in contact with your relatives and neighbours, especially the elderly, and those living alone, and do what you can to help. A phone call will always be welcome.

Contact Broomfield and District Residents Association Secretary on 087 2729154. Please check out the Broomfield & District Residents Association Facebook Page.