IN TOUCH – August 2019

The Occasional Newsletter


Drogheda, Ardee and Kilsaran Unions of Parishes

Dear Friends,

SUMMER FAIR- Saturday 20th July

A fair weather day we had indeed !  Despite the torrential downpours on Friday evening during the set up phase – Saturday was rain free !  The overall result at just over €5k was a great effort and well done to everyone who participated.

The earlier start of 11.30am seems to be the way forward.  The fete takes a lot of organisation and behind the scenes work and our thanks to Lizanne, Pam and their team for all their hard work.


The Sunday Schools will take a break during July and August, well-deserved by the hard-working teachers.

Church Services at Collon Church will continue as normal for the month of July and August.

SUNDAY SCHOOL – St. Peter’s, Drogheda – 

on holidays now until September

Takes place every Sunday  (excepting Family Service Sunday)  during the 11.30am service. Further details from Lizanne Allen (086 2774271)

SUNDAY SCHOOL – St. Mary’s Abbey, Ardee

on holidays now until September

Takes place in the Vestry during morning service on the second and third Sunday of each month  Further details are available from Avril Boothe (087 2397043)


on holidays now until September

Takes place at St. Peter’s Parish Hall every Thursday from 3pm to 4.30pm for an afternoon of fun, games and crafts.  If you have a free couple of hours on a Thursday afternoon – even once a month – and would like to help out please call Revd. Iain on 083-8640133.


Sunday  August 11th  at 11.30

Family Service in St. Peter’s. All welcome.. For children interested in reading a lesson/prayer contact Lizanne Allen  (0862774271)

Harvest Services

1st September    4pm    Dunleer

29th September    4pm    St. Peter’s, Drogheda

6th October     4pm    Collon

Fleadh Concerts at St. Peter’s

Sunday 11th August at 6pm    Eleanor McEvoy & Damon Butcher

Monday 12th August at 6pm    Sean Kean & Band

Tuesday 13th August at 6pm    Zoe Conway & John McIntyre/Cormac Begley

Wednesday 14th August at 6pm    Flanagan Brothers Award Concert – John Carty

Thursday 15th August at 6pm    Garadice

Friday 16th August at 6pm        Rita Connolly & Shaun Davey

Saturday 17th August at 7.30pm    CCE Overseas Concert

Tickets for the concerts are available on :

11th – 17th August Stewarding at St. Peter’s during the Fleadh 

Concerts will be held in St. Peter’s beginning on Sunday evening

11th August and running each evening up to and including Saturday

17th August. A minimum of 8 Stewards will be needed in the Church each evening – approximate timing 5pm through to 9pm.  Extra stewards will be required for the gates, Parish Hall and Churchyard. Saturday’s concert will begin at a slightly later time of 7.30pm and based on last year’s numbers it will be a full Church and a very late finishing time as we will have to leave the Church ready for Services on Sunday morning.

Your help is very much needed and appreciated.  Please contact

Hazel Spearman 087 2117560 with your available dates and times please.


If you have any contributions/noteworthy dates which you would like included in

In Touch please email details to

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The Revd Iain Jamieson    Tel: 041-9870073/083-8640133

Rectory, Drogheda

The Revd Canon Joyce Moore    Tel: 041-6851327/087-7468866
Dunleer, Co. Louth