Around the Districts: Termonfeckin – Independent.ie

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An-Grianan

For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email admin@an-grianan.ie Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. An-Grianan is offering Midweek Breaks by the Sea from May 10th to May 12th and June 14th to 16th. The annual Garden Party is from June 24th to 26th. The Cookery School is offering a mid week course from May 10th to 12th covering “One Pot Wonders and Terrific Tray Bakes and from June 14th to 16th – Good Mood Food Made Easy, this is a mid week course. The Irish Harp Festival takes place from June 30th to July 2nd. July 22nd to 24th is Best Friends Weekend with lots of great activities. A Family Fun Package is being offered from August 16th – 18th. There are plenty of private function bookings and many ICA County Federations are booking weekly and weekend events during the different months. The Garden Center Opening Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sundays from 1 pm-5pm. Meanwhile a big welcome back to Stan and his staff at the World Gate Restaurant. The restaurant re-opened on April 22nd.

Tidy Towns

The work to keep our villages clean and tidy is certainly noticeable with volunteers seen out and about with their various implements. A nice flower enclosure surrounds the Termonfeckin Village sign close to Rathview. Questions are being asked where the sign on the Baltray road has disappeared to. Plenty of work has been noticed in Baltray and Sandpit. An appeal is being made asking everyone to respect this work and to help maintain this cleanliness. Please do not discard litter but dispose of it properly. Dog owners are also asked to clean up after their pets.

Religious Ceremonies

Details of all Masses and other religious ceremonies are in the Parish Bulletin and on the facebook page. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Adoration is also from the Oratory on Fridays from 11am to 6pm via the internet only. Mass from the Church of the Assumption in Sandpit is now online following the installation of a webcam and a Loop System for those who use a hearing aid .. The wearing of masks, use of sanitizers and respecting safe distances is still strongly encouraged in our Churches . The Alpha Series continues on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. If anyone would like to participate, please email alphatermonfechin@gmail.com A link will then be sent via email or WhatsApp.

St. Fechin’s GAA

As always, the weeks are busy for all the different age groups on the pitch. The U12 Camogie team had an away challenge game against Collon and are looking forward to the League starting soon. The U10 Boys footballers took part in a recent Blitz against teams from Wolfe Tones, Naomh Mairtin and St. Kevins. The U14 Camogie team welcomed Clontibret O’Neills from Monaghan to Pairc Naomh Feichin and had a win over the visitors. There was a win for the U13 Boys football team against Oliver Plunketts. The U16 Girls had a League win against Wolfe Tones. In a Division 1 clash, the U14 Girls were unlucky against the Geraldines. St. Fechin’s are organizing a Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday July 17th. Anyone interested can register at MyRunResults.com The Senior Championship Draw sees St. Fechin’s drawn against neighbors Dreadnots and Naomh Martin in Group 3.

Fechin’s Lotto

There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 17 and 20. The € 100 winner was Michael Holcroft. € 20 winners were Mona Branigan, Irene Rafferty, David Mc Carthy, Kevin Cullen and Mark Savage. The Lotto this week is worth € 1,500. Thanks as always to Madden’s Centra for their highly valued sponsorship and to all who support the Lotto. Tickets are available in the Post Office, at the clubhouse gate or on the online lotto app.

St. Fechin’s Community Center

Manual Handling Classes with Brendan take place weekly on Saturday afternoons from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Lingotot Classes with Elena are taught weekly on Fridays to primary students from 5pm to 6pm. Please contact Elena on 08- 9615771 for the booking system details. More language classes will be added in the near future to meet demand. Belly Dancing classes will begin after Easter. A new Women’s Weights Class with Sara commenced on April 22nd. Slimmers World with Paula began on April 19th. These classes will be held weekly from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. An additional class will be added to meet demand in the future. Linda holds Yoga classes on Monday mornings from 11am to 12noon, Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 12noon. Louise, a Yoga Practitioner, holds a morning Yoga Class from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and an evening Yoga Class from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Fit Kids and Fit Teens Hip Hop Dance Classe with Jacinta and her team are on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm for children aged from 4 years to 7 years and at 5:30 pm for children aged from 7 years to 16 years. Dance Teacher and Instructor Áine holds an Adult Dance Class in the hall in St. Fechins Building every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. More classes will be coming soon to St. Fechins GAA Community Center. If you wish to join or host a class, please contact Mary on 089-2610475 for details.

Credit Union

Termonfeckin Credit Union is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm and Fridays from 3pm to 7pm. You can also apply online for loans or membership at www.termonfeckincu.ie

Termonfeckin Macra na Feirme

New members welcome as always. If you are interested in learning more about Termonfeckin Macra, simply like and contact the Macra Tearmann Feichin facebook page or contact Eamonn on 086-2014735.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

The May Bank Holiday weekend was a busy one as the Seapoint Club held a Scotch Foursomes which was sponsored by Cllr. Eileen Tully. Bank Holiday Monday was also a busy day with the annual Scratch Cup held which was sponsored by Club Chairman Mr. Pat Greene. Both competitions were very well supported. The course was closed to green fees for the duration of these competitions. Members are advised to keep an eye on the noticeboard as closing dates for Leinster Regional Board and National competitions are imminent.

Termonfeckin Celtic FC

If you are interested in becoming a player, or if you would like to hire the Astro Pitch please email Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com for more information. Termonfeckin Celtic FC would like to thank all those who came to the recent An Sli Residential Home Fundraiser. The Club will keep us posted on how the World Record Attempt went. One place remains in the U14 squad. To secure this place, please contact Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com

Tredagh Boxing Academy

A local Boxing star in the making. The young man known affectionately as “Chewing Gum” Keith “Minty” Muma, there is no stopping him in the ring. Keith has an All Ireland Boxing title following major success against champions from Leinster, Connacht, Munster and Northern Ireland. He has certainly brought honor and glory to Tredagh Boxing Academy and we extend our congratulations to this young talented boxer. He has also been awarded a place on the National Ireland Juvenile High Performance Team. Contact 087-9944799 for details of any events at Tredagh Boxing Academy which is based at An-Grianan. All new members very welcome. Boxercise Classes are on Tuesdays from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.

Community Hall

The Community Hall on the Sheetland Road can be hired for different events and activities. If anyone is interested in using the Community Hall, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group can be contacted at neilmartincoastal@gmail.com or 086-3447249 for more information.

Tennis

New members are welcome. The membership form can be downloaded at ”Membership Application 2021” and completed forms can be emailed to the Club at termonfeckintennis@yahoo.ie Please contact the Club at 086-3431437 for further information.

Golf

Another rising star in sports, Adam Fahy, a member of Seapoint Club is taking part in the French International Girls and Boys Junior Amateur U14 Championship at Chantilly Golf Club. Adam is ranked 8th in Europe and is the only Irish competitor in the competition. The very best of luck Adam. Congratulations also to Emily Murray, assistant in the PRO Shop at Seapoint who achieved 2nd place in the recent Munster Women & Girls Senior Open Championship in Tralee.

Vantastival Returns

The now legendary Vantastival returns in September. This Music and Campervan Festival will take place at Beaulieu House from September 16th to 17th. This is a family friendly event with plenty of activities for children and there will be many other surprise events. Information on when tickets go on sale and other details will be announced soon.

BALSANTER

Contact 086- 2747474 to report any suspicious activity. BALSANTER is the eyes and ears of our community and please use the service to report anything suspicious.

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