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Friday, 18th October 2019

Football finals set to be played this Sunday

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The writing’s on the bales – A farmer at Tullyesker had a novel way of cheering on his team, Naomh Martin. The bales with a message have been in the field for over two weeks now. Hopefully the Louth County Football finals will go ahead this Sunday and they can be used for the purpose they were intended - feeding the cattle.

Your guide to what’s on over the next week

The big event this weekend is of course the Louth Gaelic Football championship Finals, which were controversially cancelled last weekend due to the pitch being too wet. Hopefully they'll be going ahead this Sunday (unless of course there’s too much rain on Saturday night.)

The Minor Final, St Joseph’s v Naomh Martin is on at 1.30 pm in the O’Raghallaighs Grounds followed at 3.30 by Newtown Blues v Naomh Martin in the Senior Final.

Tomorrow, Saturday 19th, as part of the Leanbh Children’s Festival, there’s storytelling with Grainne Rafferty in Drogheda Library from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. (No charge).

There’s also a plethora of Halloween related events and any amount of music of all genres.

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Friday October 18th

Paddy Casey Live – Boyles of Slane 8.30 pm

Table Quiz – In aid of Colaiste na hInse Parents Council in Reddan’s, Bettystown 8.30 pm, Table of 4 - €20 

Saturday October 19th

Pumpkins & Play – Pumpkin picking & carving, haunted village, Ireland’s largest inflatable area, family fun at Irish War Museum, Collon Children €15 (adults free with children) 10 am, & 2 pm    

Leanbh Children’s Festival – Storytelling with Grainne Rafferty in Drogheda Library 11 am & 1 pm Free

Art Lecture - Simon Coleman's Work for the Irish Folklore Commission in 1949 and 1959 – by Professor Patricia Lysaght, Highlanes Gallery 11 am  

Slow Traditional Session – traditional music players of any level with Brendan McCreanor and Roisin Ward Morrow in Droichead Arts Centre 2 pm €5

Opera – Live from the Met, New York –Turandot by Puccini in Droichead Arts Centre 5.55 pm €24/€12

Sean Tester in Concert – ‘One Night Only’ with guest Claire Regan in the Barbican 8 pm €22

Concert – Sonata Singers, Cantoccasio (Netherlands) and Aongus Rooney (Harp) in Dominican Church 8 pm €10

Centenary Dinner – Drogheda United Centenary Dinner in the Westcourt Hotel 8 pm €50

Concert – The Rocket Man and The Piano in the Crescent Concert Hall 8 pm, €25

Sunday October 20th

Gaelic Football – Louth Minor Championship Final – St Joseph’s v Naomh Martin – GAA Grounds Drogheda 1.30 pm

Pumpkins and Play – Pumpkin picking & carving, haunted village, Ireland’s largest inflatable area, family fun at Irish War Museum, Collon Children €15 (adults free with children) 10 am, & 2 pm    

Fundraising Auction – In aid of Duleek Senior Citizens Outings Committee in Parish Centre, Duleek 3 pm

Humpty Dumpty’s Big Egg Adventure – TLT Theatre 3 pm €10

Gaelic Football – Louth Senior Championship Final – Newtown Blues v Naomh Martin – GAA Grounds Drogheda 3.30 pm

Comedy – Reginald D Hunter in the Crescent Concert Hall 8 pm

Wednesday October 23rd

Leanbh Children’s Festival – ‘The Quiet Tree/ Ceol Connected’ for 2 -6 years in Droichead Arts Centre 10 am & 12 noon €6 teachers free

Thursday October 24th

Classical Music - The Irish Chamber Orchestra & Sheku Kanneh- Mason in St Peter’s Church of Ireland. 7.30 pm €19/€17

The St Brigid Connection – Dunleer Historical Society Event in St Brigid’s Hall, Dunleer 8 pm

Country under the Viaduct – Country Music with Ger Long, in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.30 pm No Cover Charge

Friday October 25th

Spooky Night at the Museum – Haunted Village & Maze, pumpkins, Ireland’s largest inflatable area, chiller disco & lots more- Irish Military War Museum, Collon Children €20 Bookings at Eventbright .

Airtricity League of Ireland – Division One Play Off – Drogheda United v Cabinteely – United Park 7.45 pm

Halloween Fun – The history of Halloween and local Ghost stories plus ‘The Julianstown Man’ a drama about Collier the Robber McHugh’s 8 pm

The Bon Jovi Story – The music of Bon Jovi in the TLT Theatre 8 pm €29.50

Evening of Song – Drogheda Male Voice Choir & Amie Dyer in concert in St Nicholas Church, Stabannon 8 pm,

Historical Talk – ‘The Great Fenian’ – The life and times of John Boyle O’Reilly in O’Raghallaighs Sports Centre 8 pm Free.

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