Omeath, Co. Louth


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Omeath (Irish: Ó Méith) is a village in County Louth, Ireland close to the Northern Ireland border.  Omeath is steeped in Irish history, with outstanding natural scenic beauty, and is located on the east coast of Ireland.  It can be found roughly mid way between Dublin and Belfast, close to the County Louth and County Armagh / County Down border. Omeath is 4 miles from Carlingford and about 5 miles from Newry. 

Omeath Cemetery Mass 2018
Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in St. Laurence’s Cemetery, Omeath
Sunday 12th August at 11.00am.
Families are asked to bring Holy Water for the sprinkling of their family burial plot.

Carlingford & Omeath Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
5 nights. Fri 21st – Wed 26th Sept 2018.
Few remaining seats. Cost €680 pps. €75 single room supplement.
Phone: Kathleen Elmore 086 1955972;
Mary Fegan 086 1072222; Susan Reilly 087 8137394

Road Closures during Carlingford Oyster Festival
Thur 9th – Mon 13th August.
This Road Closure will be Market Square from Valentines, Newry Street to  Visit Carlingford’s Office, Market Square. All signage will be in place to redirect traffic up Newry Street and down the Back Lane. MarketSquare will be closed from 8.00am on Sat 11th Aug until 11.00pm Sun 12th Aug.
This is to ensure Public Safety is a priority during the festival activities. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Any further enquiries phone Louth Co. Council direct.

Irish Cancer Society offers a free local transport service for patients undergoing chemotherapy and attending one of the following hospitals for treatment: Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda,
Cavan General and the Mater Hospitals. A driver will pick you up at the door of your home, drop you off at the hospital and then, when finished treatment, will collect you and drop you home. This is a free service and patients may bring a companion with them for support. To access the service please speak to your oncology nurse or Social Worker in the hospital or for more info phone Laura 01 2310 594 or email

(1) World Meeting of Families 21st – 26th August 2018
In August 2018, Ireland will have the joy of hosting the World Meeting of Families 2018 on behalf of Pope Francis. As a nation we will be playing host to thousands of families and pilgrims from all around the globe for one of the largest events of the year. There will be four main events:
– National Opening 21st August.
– Three Day Congress 22nd – 24th August.
A joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as faith and fun activities for children; exhibitions; cultural events and much more.
– Festival of Families 25th August.
A special cultural-style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families representing the continents of the world.
– Solemn Eucharistic Celebration 26th August.
A gathering of thousands of people from Ireland and around the world.
For more information please visit

(2) World Meeting of Families 21st – 26th August 2018
Parish Group Registration:Those who wish to be registered as part of a parish group to attend the Pastoral Congress on Wed 22nd August are asked to give their names and contact details by phone or email to Parish Office or through church sacristies. Pope Francis is due to be present at the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Sat 25th August and the Final Mass in Phoenix Park on Sun 26th August. Tickets for both these events are available only to those who have registered for the Congress. Information is provided on the website

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers in the Louth, Cavan, Monaghan and Meath areas to drive patients to and from their treatments in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and the Dublin hospitals. Drivers will use their own cars but all volunteer expenses are paid.
For info call Gail 01 2310 566 or visit the Irish Cancer Society’s website

Good Morning Louth free, confidential and informative telephone service for older people to share worries or concerns and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Also to raise awareness of other useful local services as well as providing peace of mind for the families. Contact Anne Murphy 042 9330103 or email:

St. Vincent de Paul Society St. James Conference, Cooley. Talk in confidence 087 9656852.

The Samaritans Anyone feeling lonely, depressed or suicidal phone FREE Call 116 123.

Parish Mass online Webcam and live streaming service has been installed in both our churches – St. Michael’s, Carlingford and St. Laurence’s, Omeath. Mass can be viewed online at Set Top Boxes are also available to view Mass on your television at home. You will need Broadband for the set top box to work. The box and installation costs €100. This is a one-off cost.  A set top box can be purchased directly from MCN Media by calling 048 87729580.

Cooley Genealogical & Historical Society If you have information regarding bygone traditions associated with burial in the peninsula please ph 085 1833110.

Cooley Credit Union Office

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm – For Loans and Withdrawals only
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 12 Noon
Omeath Office: Thursday – 10 am to 1 pm
Carlingford Office: Friday – 10 am to 1 pm
Members can pay their money in any of the above offices.

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