By Grace Tierney
Local drivers will probably already be aware that the council has installed six speed ramps around Gormanston College during the mid-term break. Two flank the college entrance on the Stamullen Road, two flank the pedestrian zebra crossing between the college and its playing friends, and a further two flank the college exit around the corner (also used for access to Dr. Daly’s surgery). Inevitably these will take time to get used to but in the last six weeks I’ve passed the scene of dangerous accidents on these stretches of road twice – one involving a first year student walking to school and another where a single vehicle flipped onto its roof minutes before students exited from a school debating competition. Clearly driving speeds must be reduced for everybody’s safety.
Also on the subject of roads – there’s a road closure coming up this month at the other end of the village with driving diversions in place (full closure, not just working hours), so you may need to allow extra time for your journeys. “Temporary road closure of the L-16182-2, between Stadalt cross/junction at Mountain View and Silverstream Close from 8th – 22nd November 2021 to facilitate water main rehabilitation works on behalf of Irish Water.”
Stamullen Community First Responders were stood down during the Covid lockdowns for health and safety reasons but thankfully the group has recently gone back on call on a limited basis. Would you be willing to volunteer some of your time to respond to life saving emergency calls from the National Ambulance Service and to help save lives in the Community? Stamullen Community First Responders Group are looking for new members from Stamullen, Gormanston, and Julianstown areas. Full training and PPE will be provided free of charge. If you are interested in joining the group please contact group Co-ordinator Glenn Monk by text or WhatsApp 086-8057489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GC School of Dance are starting ballroom and latin dance classes for ages 3-10, 11+, and adults (no partner required) at St. Pat’s GAA club from the start of November. You can get the details on http://gcschoolofdance.ie/ or phone Grace (086-8743930) or Claire (087-9157996). Perhaps we’ll have a Stamullen star on “Strictly” one day.
Well done to all who supported the EMHA fundraiser in Whyte’s which I mentioned last month. The total raised was €1,352 and all funds raised locally will be used locally.
The Seamus Ennis Centre is currently seeking a new finance and admin assistant. The part-time role might suit somebody who wants to work locally? Details at https://www.tseac.ie/about-us/job-vacancies/ and deadline is 12th of November.
My third book “Words the Vikings Gave Us”, about the Viking words we use everyday, is out now in paperback and ebook and perfect for anybody who loves history and the English language, or longs to swing an axe! Our local bookshop – Academy Books at Southgate, Drogheda is stocking copies so you can shop local. They have a great selection of books, toys, and jigsaws for anybody gift-buying. All the ways to buy the book are at https://wordfoolery.wordpress.com/my-books/
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Got Stamullen news? Send it to Grace (087-9074145) or email@example.com