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Carlingford & Omeath Parish

Parish bulletin for 8th May 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter
The bulletin could be downloaded on the parish website www.carlingfordandomeathparish.com

Cadger's pad through the cooley mountains !!!!!!!!

Meitheal’ is a grand Irish word for a co-operative working group, and that is exactly what we had out on the Cadgers’s Pad through the Cooley Mountains today. Thirty fence-posts now mark the tricky trail from Tullagh Bridge in Omeath to Iomaire Fada, the summit ridge where a clear and easy track leads down towards Ravensdale. From the car park at the bridge you will be able to see twin white-topped posts. They mark the start of a slightly sunken path dug out by thousands of feet over hundreds of years. It climbs along the southern slopes of Tullagh Glen, skirting around Sloan’s Mari (booley hut) before climbing the sharp zigzags of the Molly Wee onto the ridge. Take a hike along it and give a thought to the young people, mostly girls, who carried creels of herring this way to the market. Today’s work was in preparation for our first annual Cadgers’ Walk on Saturday 25th June. It will be bilingual, part of a whole day of events in and around Omeath, so bring your cúpla focal. Míle buíochas to more than a dozen volunteers who turned out to do the work, and to Omeath District Development who paid for the fence-posts and are the key organiser of of our big day on 25th June.

Young Womens Group

We will be running taster sessions for our young womens group on a Friday afternoon in the youth cafe for the next few weeks.

Taster sessions starting 6th May 2022

Carlingford & Omeath Parish Bulletin

Parish bulletin for 1st May 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter/C
The bulletin could be downloaded on the parish website www.carlingfordandomeathparish.com

Kundalini Yoga & Japanese matcha tea ceremony

Send a DM or WhatsApp to book: +447421026132

In PRAISE Of FAST & SLOW offers a special Kundalini Yoga class to feel energized followed by a special experience of Japanese Matcha Tea Ceremony & Mindfulness Meditation to ground and calm us.

Within our busy lives we can learn to be busy, but without feeling stressed. This class will teach us how to get comfortable in uncomfortable situations, strengthening the nervous system. By engaging in a a simple form of Tea Ceremony we will also experience a deep peace and serenity that lies with all of our hearts and minds. Having lived in Japan for almost 11 years, I am looking forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you.

Benefits of Kundalini Yoga
• Elevated mood – balance hormones and moods
• Increased levels of calm and contentment
• Become physically stronger, flexible, & more toned

Greenway notice !!!!!!!!

The stretch of the Greenway between the Graveyard and Station Road in Omeath will be open to public access this weekend 16th, 17th and 18th, and will be closed again on Tuesday to facilitate sewage works.

United Through Sport


This ones for both the dads & the lads.

Exciting new 6 week programme starting on Friday 6th May for young boys aged 10+ and their dads/carers/older sibling.

PM for more information

Did you know that we administer The POBAL Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS),In the Dolmen Centre, Omeath, this is a community support for vulnerable older people that provides a personal monitored alarms to enable older persons to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
A person will be eligible for an alarm if he or she is, Aged 65 years or older and living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria, living alone for
significant periods of time during the day, or is a Carer to someone else in their household.
The alarm is free of charge but after the first year a monitoring fee will apply.
Contact us on (042) 9375422 for further details.


My friends, In late June last year more than 100 of you turned out to walk the Cadgers’ Pad and help make the video “The Mountains of Cooley” (search on Youtube). We all had such good fun that we want to do it again. This year’s walk will be bilingual, organised in co-operation between our local Ciorcal Comhrá (conversation group) and Omeath District Development with help from Conradh na Gaelige. There will be a number of language-related events on Saturday 25th June: walking the mountains in the morning, a tour of old Gaeltacht houses and music and language workshops later on. Details to come soon but for now please mark this in your diary.
Our Ciorcal Comhrá meets in the Granvue Hotel Omeath every Wednesday evening at 8:30 for an hour or two of Irish or at least bilingual conversation. Please drop in and bring your cúpla focal, or just come for the crack and listen.

The Good Friday Clean Up is back! Please come along and lend a hand

Yoga Weekly Classes

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Temporary Road Closure Station Road, Knocknagoran in Omeath for a duration of not more than one
week combined from 7.00am on Monday 9th May to
6:30pm on Friday 17th June 2022. Local access will
be maintained at all times https://louthppn.ie/?p=5882

Workshop in supporting young people!!!

We were delighted to partner up with our local primary schools Scoil Naomh Brid & Scoil Naomh Lorcan to deliver a workshop to support young peoples understanding of effective communication and teamwork through play and drama. A massive thank you to our very talented and fun facilitator Kwasie.

Respect Project, United Through Sport!!!!

3 week programme for young people aged 10+ starting on Wednesday evening 6pm in the Dolmen Centre Omeath. Whatsapp Joanne or Kathleen for more information

Crochet Class

Following on from last Tuesday’s enjoyable Crochet Taster Session. Crochet Classes will commence Tuesday 29th March 2022.

Young women's group

After the success of our International Womens Day event we are excited to be launching our Young Womens group in April. Watch this space for more info.

Poilitical History of Our Border Area

Have you an interest in the political history of the border area? Or have you thought about the implications or benefits of a shared Island?
Why not join in a series of facilitated discussions delivered by Clones FRC on zoom on Wednesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm.
9th March – key moments in Irish British political history.
16th March – The politics of reconciliation
23rd March – The impact of poverty on our shared island
30th March – Exploring ‘Our Border Heartbeat’
To register email administrator@clonesfrc.ie

International women's Day event

We would like to thank Katie from The Mind Tribe UK for delivering our International Women’s Day Event this evening #breakthebias2022
A fun filled evening of Meditation, Yoga, Affirmations , Positivity, Creativity, Laughs and Chocolate.
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Louth Leader Partnership SICAP Programme for kindly funding this event.

Women's Engage4change Programme

The ladies from our Engage4Change Programme “Stepped into Spring” this morning with a gentle walk along the greenway.
If you wish to join our Women’s Engage4Change Programme drop into the Dolmen Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10 – 12.
Watts app Kathleen on 085 8623423 or Joanne on 085 8623422 for further information.

National women's Day Celebration

Join us on Tuesday 8th March 7:30pm for a workshop with the inspirational Katie Matthews from The Mind Tribe.
This workshop is suitable for women of all ages, so why not come along with your daughter, mother, grandmother, sibling, neighbour or friend for a judgement free evening of celebration and connection.

Sports Camp

We are excited to be working with our friends at the Respect Project to offer a Midterm Sports Camp in Omeath Playpark on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd February 4-5:30pm.
This camp is suitable for all young people aged 10+ and costs €2 per day.
To register your interest Whatsapp message Joanne or Kathleen on 0858623422 / 0858623423

Cooking Class Online

‘Love a takeaway? Then why not make your own? Using authentic recipes such as Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Indian etc., to create delicious budget friendly dishes at home.’ The Dolmen Centre is offering a Cookery Class provided by LMETB through Zoom online week commencing Monday 14th March 2022 from 10am to 12 noon for 6 weeks. If you are interested please phone us on 0429375422, email us to info@dbusiness.ie or PM us on Facebook to secure your place.

Photography Class

The Dolmen Centre are offering a Photography Course through Blended Learning ( 4 Zoom classes online and 2 classes face to face ) which involves photography through devices and basic editing which is being faciliatated by LMETB delivered by Claire Dooley commencing Monday 14th February from 10.30am to 12.30pm . €10 participation fee charged by the Dolmen Centre for the 6 week course. If interested please email us to info@dbusiness.ie or phone us on 0429375422 or PM us Facebook to secure your place.

Feile Na Tana 2022

The fantastic young musicians in Scoil Naomh Lorcán Trad Orchestra, Omeath recorded a wee video in the Dolmen Centre for Féile na Tána 2022. 

Gardening Course

The Dolmen Centre are offering a Gardening / Organic Gardening Course which is being facilitated by LMETB delivered by Roisin Cotter commencing Thursday 10th February 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon for 6 weeks. Fee per class is €5. If interested please contact us on 0429375422 or by email to info@dbusiness.ie or by PM on Facebook to secure your place.

Sewing Class

The Dolmen Centre are offering a Sewing Course which is being facilitated by LMETB delivered by Caoimhe O’Dwyer commencing Wednesday 9th February 2022 from 10am to 12 noon for 6/8 weeks. €5 fee per class. If interested please contact us on 0429375422 or by email to info@dbusiness.ie or by PM on Facebook to secure your place.

You Are Not Crazy, It's your Homones !!!

Ladies….we are delighted to share with you details of the online ‘You are not crazy – it’s your Hormones’ personal support programme delivered by Three Yoga.

We can assure you it’s the best Christmas present you will ever give to the most important person you know – Yourself..

Harmonize Your Hormones!!!

Move Your Body, Move Your Mind! ✨✨✨Give yourself a wee challenge in the New Year to Harmonize Your Hormones 21-DAY CHALLENGE and your home! JAN 10th, 2022
No levels, no perfect poses, great even if you don’t like yoga 😅 Minimum 3 mins of meditation a day + specially designed yoga classes (optional) – all from the comfort of your own home! Meet once a week on ZOOM. BONUS GUEST from Sallyanne Brady from www.irishmenopause.com – an amazing lady, 43, 000 followers, expert advice! the phone lines crashed when she was on the the Jo Duffy show💃 💓😁 #kundalinyoga #hormones #irishmenopause #getyourmojoback #selfcare #newbeginnings https://www.threeyoga.ie/courses/threeyoga

Reminder of the Annual one day maintenance closure of the Omeath Greenway..

This year's Omeath Christmas Lights. 2021

Congratulations to Omeath Action Group Festival of Lights for their hard work and wonderful festive display

Vocal & Breath release workshop

A session of gentle breathing, grounding, vocal and body release.

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

The Dolmen centre

5 euro



Take a few minutes to complete our survey and tell us how you think Omeath can be improved.
Once the survey is completed we used the data to lobby and access funding to address the issues.
We have being conducting community needs surveys since 2017, and some of the issues you have raised that we have addressed todate are traffic control in the village, improvements to derelict buildings, planned works in the €2.8million village renewal programme, women’s programme, dedicated youth worker and 3rd level education programmes delivered in Omeath
29th November 2020

Information seminar hosted by Failte Ireland

Are you involved in Tourism on the Cooley Peninsula? Do you want to increase your business?
Failte Ireland is supporting the growth of all tourism related activities under The Carlingford Vision ’31 – Gateway to the Cooley Peninsula Cluster Development Programme
Fáilte Ireland are creating a new training programme to develop new or enhance existing tourism visitor experiences. The programme is linked to the development of the new Carlingford Tourism Vision ’31 and the creation of clusters of experiences designed to attract and retain visitors in the area for longer.
An information seminar will be hosted online via Microsoft TEAMS on Thursday, November 11th. This seminar will provide an overview of the development and training opportunities, examples of strong performing clusters and an overview of the new vision for tourism in the area.
After the seminar we will invite you to express your interest in taking part in the free training programme. This will equip you with the knowledge on how to develop new saleable visitor experiences and identify new opportunities to consider linked to the vision for the area and collaborating with other members of the tourism industry.
Who should attend: tourism industry, activity providers (land & sea), accommodation provides, food experiences, hospitality, food and beverage, community tourism groups, tourism transport, arts & crafts, visitor service providers e.g. bike hire, guides.
Event Details
When: Thursday, November 11th
Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm
How to register: email your contact name and business to ruth.quinn@failteireland.ie
RSVP: Before Friday, November 5th


Saturdays 8:30am-9:30am
€15 drop in or €50 for 5 weeks🧘‍♀️🧘
Feel both energised through Movement and Mantra, and grounded through Meditation. Release stress, rejuvinate, recharge and re-centre ourselves.
Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring some water, a yoga mat an open heart and mind.
Contact Jackie threeyoga.com@gmail.com or WhatsApp on +447421026132
Look forward to seeing you there! 😁


Delivered by Eve Burton.
Tuesday 9th November, 10am to 12 noon, The Dolmen Centre.
This workshop will focus on positive, deep breath, voice, laughter & physical connection of the body to promote physical, mental & spiritual health.

Basic internet training

Quick reminder about the Basic Internet Training Course the Dolmen Centre is offering facilitated by LMETB in the Dolmen Centre commencing Saturday 20th November 2021 from 10.30am to 1.30pm for 4 weeks . €2 per session fee. If interested please phone us on 0429375422 or by email to info@dbusiness.ie or by PM on Facebook to secure your place. Covid restrictions apply.

Cadgers Pad

Call for volunters: Cadgers’ Pad Sat 6th
Ever since we rediscovered the original Cadgers’ Pad about ten years ago we have tried to mark it clearly. We painted little fish on the rocks several times but wind and rain got rid of them. We hammered little wooden markers into the ground but the sheep got rid of them by using them as scratching posts. Now thanks to Omeath District Development we have got something more substantial that is in keeping with the landscape – light 4-foot fenceposts. These will be sledgehammered deep enough to withstand scratchers, within sight of each other from the gate at Tullagh up to Iomaire Fada, the ridge at the top of the Molly Wee.
We meet at Tullagh Bridge at 1:30pm Saturday 6th November. We should have a sheepfarmer’s quad which will carry the heavy stuff including me, because only myself and Andrew McGuinness know just where to put the posts. Come along for the walk and the craic and we can have a talk about how to make the Cadgers’ Pad walk an annual event to mark the great turnout we had on 19th June to make the video. If you haven’t seen it yet, go to this link.https://youtu.be/fLf6VCWqGtQ

Community property marking

19th to 25th Property Marking times and locations.
19th ( Business/Farm visits by appointment)
20th 10-12 St Patricks GFC carpark
20th 1-3 St Mary’s Hall Cooley carpark
20th 3pm onwards bookings
21st 10-12 St Patrick’s GFC carpark
21st 1-3 St Mary’s Hall Cooley carpark
21st 3pm onwards bookings
22nd to 24th evening appointments only.
25th All day appointments available.
All times are subject to change currently and based on demand.
We can’t visit properties in Omeath/Ravensdale on this occasion due to insurance but will work with the those groups to support their marking event when held and anyone is welcome to bring items to us in the above locations however.
Please note the machine is heavy and will not be carried around locations so the owner must be able to take items to the machine for marking and for those Sat/Sun evenings a nearby plug is required.
To request a Farm/Business visit please contact us on 0877068623 by call/text/WhatsApp to arrange a time and again this is open to anyone within our area FREE!!!

Community Meeting

Calling all Community Development Workers, Volunteers or anyone who works or volunteers in Community Group or Projects with the Cooley Peninsular.
We are hosting a community meeting to discuss the impacts of Covid on both community workers and the broader community
Thursday 11th November 7-9pm, in The Dolmen Centre, Omeath
This meeting will be professionally facilitated in a way that gives everyone an equal voice
Please contact eileen.havern@cllp.ie 0874391178 to reserve your place.
COVID 19 restrictions apply…registration essential, wearing of masks and sanitisation essential.

Team building activities

Teambuilding Activities and Fun with Gullion Adventures on Saturday 6th November 2-4:30pm.
Suitable for young people aged 9+.
Whatsapp Joanne or Kathleen to register

Menopause Information evening.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr Alina Coroliu from The Carlingford Medical Centre for hosting our Women’s Menopause Information Session this evening in the Dolmen Centre.

2nd November 2021

Celebration of training

Yesterday evening we were delighted to invite members of our women’s group to the Dolmen Centre along with facilitators who have provided training over the past 12 months. Although not the high scale celebration event these ladies deserve, it was lovely to host a mini graduation evening to acknowledge their amazing achievements throughout a challenging year. We had representatives from Maynooth NUI, TWN, Mediation NI and Louth Leader Partnership, all whom spoke highly and in awe of this group’s achievements that they juggled alongside home schooling, zoom difficulties and the global COVID19 pandemic

16th December 2021

Omeath District Development CLG Newsletter 2021

What did 2021 look like for Omeath District Development CLG? Read our newsletter to see what 2021 meant for Omeath District Development, the Engage 4 Change Project, and what services we were able to deliver to the community this year.

Engage 4 Change
Newsletter 2021

2021 has been a very challenging but successful year for Omeath District Developments Engage 4 Change Programme. Read the December newsletter to see what the project delivered throughout the year.

A Letter from Dr Augustine Pereira,
Director of Public Health HSE North East

A Chara,

As Director of Public Health in the HSE North East Department of Public Health, covering the four
counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth & Meath, I am reaching out to each of you in the Public
Participation Networks to ask for your support…

Community Biodiversity

Action Plan for Omeath

This Community Biodiversity Action Plan has been created with a grant from The Community
Foundation for Ireland (CFI) Environment and Nature Biodiversity programme. Omeath District Development CLG were successful with their grant

application to Community Foundation Ireland. They partnered with Simon Barron, an Ecologist
with BEC Consultants Ltd, for this project to bring together the plan since 2019. 
The Community Biodiversity Action Plan (CBAP) for Omeath is intended to work towards the
promotion and celebration of biodiversity within the village and the surrounding area and to provide
a plan by which the biodiversity can be enhanced. It was therefore important that all of the Omeath
area be covered by the CBAP. 

Omeath Through The Ages

On behalf of Omeath District Development we would like you to join us and local Historian Seamus Murphy to take a look at OMEATH THROUGH THE CENTURIES.
A one-hour Zoom tour of life on the lough shore through 80 centuries
Monday 15th March 2021, 7:30PM
Zoom codes will be posted later in the week. Please follow us on our Facebook page for updates.
This is what the very first inhabitants of Omeath may have looked like. In 2015 a team of archaeologists checked out the proposed site for the Narrowwater bridge at Ferry Wood and found evidence of a Stone-age settlement from before 6000 BC (The very earliest traces of human settlement in Ireland date to around 7500 BC). These were hunter-gatherers who mainly combed the shore for shellfish, but they also hunted deer and cooked them in communal pits like the one found on the mountainside near McStay’s Wood.

I Love Photography

The Dolmen Centre are offering a Photography Class provided by LMETB online commencing mid March 2021. The class will offer you the chance to gain all the skills of photography with either a phone or a camera. If you are interested please email us to info@dbusiness.ie or PM us on Facebook to secure your place.

Pact Information Session

On Tuesday evening we zoomed in together for a PACT information session facilitated by Sarah Stack TWN. We are looking forward to starting this programme and completing different modules which include, personal effectiveness in communication, understanding equality and diversity and conflict transformation to name a few.

For further information private message or page or contact Kathleen or Joanne. 
TWN Training for Women Network
Omeath District Development

Fundraising Auction

 We are running our auction from Monday the 1st of February until Monday the 8th of February , How we will run it is we have 7 wonderful paintings done by local artist Raymond Hunt here in the dolmen Centre. We have 2 of Omeath and 5 of our favourite Heroes and Villains, I will pop description and dimensions under each painting. You can follow our auction on our Facebook page what we ask is if people would like to place a bid on one of the paintings please pop your bid under the painting you would like and the highest bid on Monday the 8th @12 pm gets the painting.
We are running this auction to continue the delivery of our Youth and Women’s programmes and community social inclusion events in the Dolmen Centre, Omeath
We’ve all felt the pinch and the additional pressures this year due to COVID 19. We’ve had to close our doors for the second time in the Dolmen Centre, Omeath, and this has meant stopping all our in person classes and activities which support us financially and allow us to deliver our programmes, social and community support services to the community.
With that in mind we are launching this Go Fund Me Page and will be doing several community activities over the month of December to help raise much needed funds to continue the delivery of personal, social and educational development programmes for the youth, women and elderly living in the community.
We are starting our fundraising with our Virtual Christmas 5km walk over the month of December, anything up to 5km within our restrictions due to covid 19. Alone, with your family, with the dog, and share your progress with us through our Facebook page. Not wanting to take part in the walk that is fine, all we ask is you share our fundraiser with family, Friends and even the neighbours.
Thank you for your support it is greatly appreciated.

Pride of Place 2020

The village of Omeath has been nominated by Louth County Council to represent County Louth under the Annual Pride of Place Awards 2020 under the Coastal Village section of the national competition.
We are honored that Omeath District Development, our Engage4Change Programme, the consultant for our Biodiversity Action Plan Simon Barron and a Director of our Company Mark Dearey was included in the submission video.
We are delighted to share with you the video of “Omeath Pride of Place 2020” showing the positive contribution that community groups, local schools and businesses make to our community and eagerly await the decision of the judges to announce the winners of the competition at the end of November.

Omeath District Development Newsletter 2020

NUI Maynooth Communiversity article in the Dundalk Democrat

Your isolation experience Youth Survey Results

Just how has isolation left you feeling? Survey Results​

Engage4Change Newsletter 2019

Omeath District Development Newsletter 2019