Tuesday, 29 November 2011

St Cuthberts Gaa AGM

St Cuthberts GAA Club who look after all boys football up to and including minor garde in the parish of Bohermeen a huge task by any grasp of imagination.
Are holding their Annual General Meeting on wednesday December 7th at 8pm in the Sean Newman park clubrooms .Out going Chairman George Ryan is urging everyone to come along and especially parents and  members of both adults clubs Cortown & St Ultans to attend and get involved

Senior Citizens Party

Last Sunday Bohermeen community centre was packed for the most welcome party of the year .The occassion was the annual Senior citizens of the community Christmas get together.Held annually since the late 1960s ,unfortunately cancelled twice last year because of bad weather snow and ice. But of course icebergs and tornadoes couldn't stop this years party.
135 attended along with helpers and caterers the attendance swelled to close on 200.
The whold day was magic witht the christmas tree adding great flavour to the day music a few drinks and of course a beautifull meal brought christmas early to many.Stories are rekindled each year and some pass on sadly .Thanks to all the hard working committee led by the new Chairperson Jennifer Reilly who took over from the retiring Phill McDonnell who held the helm for many a year also retiring this year was Sean Reilly who stepped down as treasurer after many years minding the vault and he was replaced by Mary Ball but the unmentioned may take a bow .In every parish this party doseent take place .

Sadly the day missed one of the past attendees as Mary Kate Vahey of Martry passed away at the weekend and many parties she attended with her late husband Joe .Mrs Vaheys funeral took place to Cortown church on sunday evening and was packed with family and friends .her funeral mass took place on monday in Cortown church and was buried in Martry cemetary afterwards..
Sympathy is extended to her family .


Thursday, 24 November 2011

St Cuthberts GAA Presentation night

St Cuthberts GAA annual presentation night is on Friday December 22nd in Sean Newman park hall.
The various successfull teams will receive their reward for their team efforts,during the past year.
Special invited guests on the night are Meath senior team manager Seamus McEnaney and Kevin Reilly of Navan O,Mahonys and a regular on the Meath senior team .Kevin was also the only Meath player to play in the recent compromise rules series in Australia .Both are sure to inspire our young GAA stars of the future to keep up the good work..The presentation takes place sharp at 7-30pm all parents are asked to attend .

St Ultans Historical Society

Next meeting Dec 5th at 8pm in Bohermeen community centre open to all. hoped to have a guest speaker on the night .
Know your parish history

Bohermeen Celtic Table Quiz

Date error the Bohermeen Cetic table quiz is on Wednesday December 28th .Time to relax with a pint after the turkey has been slain and eaten
Flowerhill Lodge more notice in the coming weeks

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bohermeen Athletic Club AGM

Bohermeen A-C AGM

The clubs annual meeting takes place this friday Nov 25th in  the community centre at 8pm.
Present past and new memebrs are very welcome .
Ardbraccan Quarry Workers Approx 1930

St Ultans AGM

St Ultans GFC who I  believe are celebrating their 20 anniversary having been formed in 1991( to be corrected  ),will hold the annual general meeting on Sunday Dec 4th at 5pm in their clubhouse in Sean Newman park they invite present past and new members to get involved for the coming season.

Monday, 21 November 2011

St Ultans Historical society launched

St Ultans Historical Society
The adopted name of the new parish history group has a strong alignment with the old St Ultans well Ardbraccan ,whoose history preceeds penal and pagan times

Bohermeen community centre was the venue for the launching of the new parish historical society on monday evening .With an attendance of 25 plus the meeting was given some advice  by Frances Tallon of the Meath Co Library in Navan about common goals and targets of some similiar groups.
The committee was elected from those present elected were Chairperson Willie Hodgins ,Secretary Tom Wall ,Treasurer Henry O,Callaghan all in attendance were deemed the active committee.
An annual membership fee of 10 Euro was set.The next meeting was set for monday december 5th at 8pm ,it is hoped to have an invited guest to speak at the next meeting .
New members are invited to join ,it is hoped long term to produce a history of the community and short term to display a photo history of the community .

Bohermeen Celtic hit Trim Town for 3

Bohermeen Celtic in Div 3a of the MDL had a great win at the weekend in their home ground at the bogside.
Managed by David Fay & Patrick Kavanagh comparable to Brian Clough & Peter Taylor .
Their win moves them up the table at a crucial time of the year ,their hits came from Kenny Smith twice and from Shane Gretan.Watch the Celtics in the coming week look in here to hear more .
Further report and team line out to follow

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Monday evening in Bohermeen whats happening

Not like the dark old days of the 70s 60s and beyond ,when Telifis Eireann bad spelling  was king only Christy Brady had a tv on the Newline then
Monday evening in Bohermeen childrens athletics att the centre 6-30 till 7-30pm
7-30pm Adult running night all grades men and ladies turn off the tv and get to the community centre and prepare for the great Meath running challenges in 2012 from 5k to half marathon .Damien Hilliard ,Kevin McGeough and Stephen Ball will be there to help you along the Goal trail
Inside the community centre the Bowls club who celebrate 25 years in existance are always playing and invite new members .this monday Bohermeen history group meet and 8pm to elect and direct their new committee foward ..
Or chill out and relax only 6 or 7 mondays left till january
PS Bargins in Getchins stores Spuds 3-99 a bag


Did I  win the Blotto in Greetiagh funny spelling for something that sounds like GREEKAGH.
I won 2 euro in Newgate stores and saw a grey squirrel in Ardbraccan on the way home
He was worried he though my wife was driving

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Bohermeen History Group Meeting Monday Nov 21st 8pm Community Centre

St. Ultan's Church, Ardbraccan - history
The Ecclesiastical Register of 1820, lists Ardbraccan as: "being a Rectory united to the Rectories of Liscartan, Rateyne, Churchtown, Clonmacduff and the Vicarage of Martry. The Parish contains one Church and a Glebe House with 33 acres of glebe land, the Incumbent being the Hon. and Reverend Henry Packenham." The 'Register' for 1830 mentions the same information but gives the Hon. and Reverend Packenham's date of admission to the Cure as 1818, the Patron of the Parish being the King.
Lewis lists Ardbraccan as once being the site of a monastic community founded by St. Braccan, who died in 650 CE. The monastery became the seat of a small Bishopric, until the twelfth century. Ardbraccan was united to the Sees of Clonard, Duleek, Kells, Trim, Dunshaughlin, Slane and fore, all of which, except Duleek and Kells, were consolidated at the Great Synod of Kells, held by Cardinal Paparo in 1152. The Sees of Duleek and Kells were afterwards annexed to the rest to create the newly established Diocese of Meath.
Lewis states: "The Living is a rectory in the Diocese of Meath, united by Act of Council in 1771, to the Rectories of Liscarton and Rataine, the Chapelry of Churchtown and the Vicarage of Martry, and by the same authority, in 1780, to the Rectory of Clonmacduff, which six parishes constitute the Union of Ardbraccan, in the Patronage of the Crown. The tithes amount to £433.16.10. the gross amount of tithes payable to the Incumbent is £820.15.5. The Church is a handsome edifice, erected in 1777, under the auspices of the late Bishop Maxwell. The Glebe House is situated about half a mile from the Church". Bishop Maxwell was also responsible for building the Bishop's Palace, 'one of the most elegant Ecclesiastical residences in Ireland'.
The Church, built in 1777, stands beside a large bell tower, part of the fifteenth century Church building. The tower is surmounted by an unusual slated spire, believed to be the only slated spire in the Country. Lewis describes the tower and spire thus: "a square tower with a spire and vane, forming a pleasing object." The Church itself is entered through a fine portico leading into a lofty entrance hall. A Vestry room on the left is matched on the right by a small room containing a staircase leading up to a large gallery and down to the crypt beneath the Church. The main Church itself is a large spacious building with a chancel at the east end. Its magnificence can be attributed to the fact that Ardbraccan Church adjoined the grounds of the Bishop's Palace. Its handsome and lavish furnishings were also indicators to the importance of this Church in the Diocese. The historic graveyard contains the graves of several Bishop's of Meath, including that of Bishop Montgomery, who died in London, on January 15th 1620.
Although a monastic site and a place of importance the village of Ardbraccan declined in population, and by the 1830's, only contained the Church, Palace and a few cottages. The parish school, beside the Church, was aided by a legacy of £500 left by Dr. Chetwood and Dr. Stearn, Bishop of Clogher left £30 per annum, for: "apprenticing the children of Protestant inhabitants of the diocese to Protestant Masters and Mistresses". Lewis notes that: "about thirty children were annually apprenticed from this fund." Although the Parish was in decline, the Ecclesiastical Commission, of 1868, mentions the fact that the Rector of Ardbraccan, J. Brownlow, was assisted by a Curate who received £80 per annum. The Commission also noted that there were 267 members of the Established Church resident in the Union of Ardbraccan.


Money in the Silver Tankard

A fundraiser took place in the Silver Tankard on friday Nov 18th in aid of the Senior Citizens christams party for our community ,which incidently takes place in the community centre on sunday november 27th.
The quiz itself  was compared by Martry man adopted from Cavan Michael Reilly a real living legend in local quiz folklore ,due to his faireness and equality of questions .He is right and thats that only joking .
Poorly supported only 8 teams but thoses who attended raised 500 plus euro .But those who came enjoyed the night and thanks to Marie and team for more lovely finger food.
Roll on next quiz
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