The Stamullen Roundup
By Grace Tierney
I hope you are all keeping well. Stay safe and keep washing those hands.
As you’ve probably noticed, Whyte’s of Stamullen is back serving our community. They are asking that you call them on 01-8412612 to pre-book your table so they can get contact tracing and other safety steps done in advance. Short notice is ok, just let them know you’re on your way. In other news, they are looking for a new full-time kitchen porter. You can email your CV to Kenny at email@example.com.
With the end of lockdown, the Stamullen Community Alert facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/119717341376855 ) has re-focused on community alert issues. A Stamullen buy & sell page has been setup for those seeking that instead (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3379637098735642).
Saint Mary’s Baton Twirlers are aiming to resume on the 16th of September. You can message them to register new boys or girls aged 8-20 https://www.facebook.com/stmarys.batontwirlers.
The Golden Girls are aiming to resume their meetings on the 7th of September and new members are very welcome.
Stamullen Football Club (soccer) are looking for female players born 2006, 2007, and 2008. They can try it out on the 7th of August 7-8p.m. at the astro pitch at St. Pat’s GAA club. Contact 085-1477825.
If you’re interested in what the village looked like in the distant, and recent, past then check out the new Steach Maoilín page. If you have old photos, even better! https://www.facebook.com/Steach-Maoil%C3%ADn-114920506820034/ . They hope to hold an Open Day soon where locals can bring photos for scanning and return on the day, as of course photos are precious and not always digital.
A hearty well done to St. Pat’s GAA club who made fun and safe Cúl Camps available for children during July along with a summer series of webinars as part of their Healthy Clubs project.
As we go to press plans are being announced about re-opening our local schools. Of course they will be in contact with parents as the time approaches and details may change but some information is already available. St. Patrick’s N.S. is aiming to re-open on the 31st of August and the postponed 2020 Holy Communion will hopefully take place on Saturday the 12th of September. The links to the songs the children will sing during the ceremony are available on the school website http://www.stamullenns.ie.
If you’re looking for a primary school place then please note St. Patrick’s have spaces in First, Second, Third, Fifth, and Sixth classes from the start of the new school year, but the intake for junior and senior infants, and fourth class is full. You can contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
The usual Mass schedule in our parish has now resumed (with masks, limited numbers of parishioners, entry through car park door only) alongside Fr. Declan Kelly’s online 11a.m. Sunday masses at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMaC1cpFBS-qQ8JGKYPvkOw for those who can’t attend in person. On the 22nd of August a YouTube mass will be celebrated for all those buried in St. Patrick’s cemetery. Full details of the mass attendance guidelines are available at http://sjparish.ie and in the parish newsletter.
The parish office will re-open on Tuesday the 4th of August. You can email email@example.com or phone 01-8412647.
Got Stamullen news? Send it to Grace (087-9074145) or firstname.lastname@example.org