By Grace Tierney
Well done to everybody (more than 370 participants) who took part in the virtual Michelle McKiernan 5km run from Star of the Sea AC during late May. Here’s hoping next year it can be a wonderful in-person community run in the village again.
The Clarke’s Farm Shop is now open for all your local, freshly-picked summer fruits on Mon-Fri from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m. or at weekends and bank holidays from 9a.m. until 12:30p.m. You can ring and collect via 01-9639150.
The Drogheda LGBTQ Support Group are hosting a talk about “Empowering Ourselves with a Positive Mindset” by Nicola Connolly-Byrne. This online event will take place on Thursday the 17th of June from 7:30-8:30p.m. and booking is essential via email email@example.com.
The Meath Sports Partnership has outdoor fitness classes called Meet n’ Train starting in Stamullen this June for 6 weeks. The set of six costs just €20 and they are open to both men and women of all fitness levels from beginner upwards. The Stamullen sessions will be on at St. Patrick’s GAA club on Wednesdays at 11a.m. starting on the 2nd of June. For more details and to reserve your spot, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 046-9067337.
Congratulations to the latest new business to open in Stamullen. Coco Bliss Coffee House is opening on Monday the 31st of May and we wish them well.
Another local company selling their wares is the Cosy Bee Company who produce homemade wax melts and scented candles in eco-friendly packaging in a variety of “flavours” such as toasted marshmallow, baby powder, clean linen, and relaxing embrace. They also provide free delivery within a 15km radius for orders over a tenner. You’ll find them at https://thecosybeecompany.com/.
The parish community will be sad to see Fr Declan Kelly leaving us during June for his new parish. Fr Brendan Ferris will be coming to Stamullen as his replacement and is sure to find a warm welcome.
Our local primary school, St. Patrick’s NS, had a happy week during May celebrating Friendship Week. Students chatted about what makes a good friend, created colourful art for their Friendship Wall, learned a new song, and many received special Principal’s Prizes for their efforts to be kind, inclusive, and friendly. A wonderful initiative and you can view their art online at http://stamullenns.ie/index.php/stamullen-ns-home/news-archive/159-friendship-week.
The Seamus Ennis Centre is back hosting certain events, outdoors under their canopies. You’ll get all the details at https://www.facebook.com/TSEAC. Glitz Stage Academy are running a summer camp for children at the end of July, there are online trad sessions via zoom, art exhibitions you can visit in person (via appointment), plus pilates and zumba classes (book directly with Anna on 0876206372 for those). The centre’s cafe is open for excellent takeaway lunches, treats, and coffees as well as their afternoon teas.
The Community Alert group in the village are responsible for the installation of Pendant Alarms for anyone over the age of 65 within the local community. The alarm button, ideal for those living alone, is used by the wearer to call for help 24×7 if they have a fall, get locked out etc within their home or garden. The simple installation is funded by a government grant and the first year’s monitoring is free. For further information contact Charlotte (086-3728773), Caroline (086-2063326), or Lisa (087-6355519).
Stamullen CA Volunteer Group is still available to do deliveries for those who are restricting their movements. You can contact them on facebook, via the chemist and butchers, or ring 0876355519.
The parish office is currently closed but you can contact the parish priest via email@example.com or 01-8412647 and online Mass is via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMaC1cpFBS-qQ8JGKYPvkOw.
** Please note that changes to public health Covid 19 restrictions may affect events/services. Check with organisers if you have concerns.
Got Stamullen news? Send it to Grace (087-9074145) or firstname.lastname@example.org