Monthly Archives: Feb 2015

Spring Equinox Festival 2015


Gilson National School: Meetings This Week

The Gilson National School will be busy tomorrow night as the Gilson Summer school will be holding a meeting at 8.30pm in the staff room while Scouting Ireland will have theirs in the hall at 8pm all welcome to both!

Animated Film Premiere “Conan & The Magical Light of Loughcrew”

Can’t wait to see this beautiful book brought to life!


Photography Course In Ballinacree Community Centre

Photography Course
Find your photographic voice through a six week Photography Course starting on Saturday March 14th 10am – 12noon in Ballinacree Community Centre costing €35 for the entire course which includes an exhibition. Participants are asked to please bring a camera and laptop. Refreshments will also be served. This course is funded by the LMETB (Louth Meath Education & Training Board). To book a place, please contact Mary on 087-6566421 or Brigid on 086-1043352. Please note numbers are limited and booking is necessary

Photography Course

IrishTV’s ‘County Matters’ episode from 18/02/2015 featuring the Oldcastle Community Resource Group

This episode of ‘County Matters’ features the Ballinacree Community and Heritage Centre; local artist Eleanor Thompson; The Kraft Kaffee and finally a piece about ourselves here in the Oldcastle Community Resource Group.

To see a re-run of the programme, just click on the IrishTV logo below. (30 mins)


Ballinacree Heritage Room

Ballinacree is steeped with history and heritage…..come visit the new Heritage Room

Ballinacree is steeped with history and heritage.....come visit the new Heritage Room
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FREE* courses Offered by the LMETB

FREE* courses Offered by the LMETB.
(Louth & Meath Education and Training Board)

Do you need Computer Skills?

Are you thinking of a career in Care?

Maybe you want to improve your office skills or

Take a course in Horticulture.

These are just some of the FREE courses currently being offered by the LMETB for unemployed or early school leavers in the Oldcastle/ Kells/Navan area. All of the courses lead to a FETAC award.

* For details on eligibility and for a full list of the available courses please click

Alternatively you can email either Martin Bellew at or Eillis Coyne at

If there is a course you would like to see offered in the Oldcastle area, please fill out a form and drop it in to the Gilson School.

Forms are available from our office in Cogan Street, Oldcastle or if you have access to a printer, there is a downloadable version HERE

Whats happening this week in Oldcastle

Okay Oldcastle, Good Morning! Theres a lot happening this week so for those of you who are interested ( and I’m sure there are many)

Monday 2nd Feb: Tourism meeting at 8pm in Caffreys bar with Johnny Guirke
Tuesday 3rd Feb: Blood Bank will be taking much needed donations in the Oldcastle National school
Wednesday 4th Feb: Would you like to see the Scouts start up in Oldcastle? An information meeting will take place in the Oldcastle National school at 8pm
Thursday 5th Feb For all you muggles and wizards out there the Oldcastle library are holding a Harry Potter night at 6.30pm! Come along to a night of fun, puzzles, magic and quizzes. Contact the library to sign up at 0498542084.
There you go Oldcastle and please do the office here a favour, share this post and spread the word around because the more people that get involved the better!