Local Notes - KILMEADE



It now appears that people are throwing full black plastic of refuse along the roadsides, defacing the beautiful Kilmeade countryside.

Councillor Martin Miley has expressed his concern for this escalating problem and hopes to organise another litter pick as soon as the weather picks up.

Meanwhile the appeal goes out to the perpetrators to think twice before you dump.


“One of the best things that every happened….” has been the response to the community text alert system which is working so efficiently. Since it’s inception late last year, six arrests have been made, as well as a number of “scare offs” when would be thieves have sped away.

There are still many hours of darkness so your ongoing vigilance is encouraged.


Many members of the Kilmeade community gathered at the refurbished home of Jonathan Mulhall and his family,Ballindrum, on Tuesday, 22 February, for the Thanksgiving Mass, requested by them as a “thank you” to all those who rallied around them since Jonathan’s accident on 15 January, 2012.

Parish Priest Fr. Frank McEvoy celebrated the Mass with the added treat of singing by Joseph Gorman.

Jonathan himself thanked his community and especially Vincent Gorman, Chairman of the Jonathan Mulhall Trust Fund, for all the fundraising events throughout the year, which have contributed to the state of the art wheelchair accessible home where Jonathan now resides.

Afterwards everyone enjoyed some beautiful refreshments, courtesy of Jonathan and his family.


Parents from the Kilmeade area are advised that application for enrolment forms are currently available to enroll any pupil into any class in Scoil Ide Naofa for September 2013. These forms are available by calling to the school or phoning Mary on 059 8626100.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications forms is Monday, 8 April.


Confirmation for Scoil Ide Naofa pupils will take place on Wednesday, 20 March at 11am in St. Ita’s Church while First Holy Communion will be celebrated there on Sunday, 19 May at 10.30am

St. Laurence’s GFC…

The new season is already underway for the U/16 players, and with that in mind we would like to remind all our players and parents that wearing gum shields for training and matches is mandatory from 1 January for all GAA clubs. This rule will be enforced by St Laurence’s GAA club across all age groups without exception. Please ensure that your child has theirs before returning to training this season as the rule is ‘No Mouth guard No game’

Underage AGM

The underage AGM took place on Saturday 19 January in the complex. A large attendance showed the support that there is for the new season ahead. St Laurence’s would like to thank the outgoing officers Dave Byrne ( Chairman) and Aileen Huntington (Secretary) for their time and dedication to the club over the past few years. The committee for 2013 is as follows: Chairman: Martin (Junior) Miley, Vice-Chairman: Vincent Corcoran, Secretary: Sandra O Dwyer, PRO: Marion Griffith, South Board delegate: James O Neill, Bord na nÓg delegate: Johnnie Griffith, Fundraising co-ordinator: Martina Reid, Child Welfare Officer: Sandra O Dwyer, Underage coach co-ordinators: Vincent Corcoran, Mick Gorman, John Joe Walsh, Karl O Dwyer, Underage Registration: Martin Reid. Martina is in the clubhouse every Monday evening from 5.30 to 7pm taking registrations. The best for the new season which is already underway for the U16’s, contact John Fox (087 3815033) or John O’ Brien (086 3835171) for further information. U/14’s are starting back next week contact Colm O Toole (087 6239665) for further information. Saturday 2 March is set as the date for registration for all underage players and the start of our regular training on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. More details will follow as the date approaches.

The next underage meeting is on 12 February at 8pm in the complex meeting room - all are welcome.

Teenage Disco

Another date for your diaries is 8 February when the next teenage disco will be on in the complex from 8-11pm. Tickets are available in reception from 5.30pm until 9.00pm or at the door on the night. Fully supervised and mineral bar only.

Dinner Dance

The following weekend the complex hosts the Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 16 February. A great night for all involved in the club from underage level up to our senior team. Tickets are €25 each including a meal and dancing till late To secure your tickets, contact any committee member or alternatively Marcella at reception .


St Laurence’s underage would like to offer our sincere sympathy to the Gorman Family, Blackhall, on the recent passing of Mrs Anne Gorman. Suaimhneas síorraí di.

Delighted to see that, once again, Marion Griffith is PRO for the Underage Section of St. Laurence’s. Marion is truly dedicated to the task and thank you for your weekly updates.


“Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an la dul chun sineadh…..” Now with the coming of Spring the days will be getting longer.

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