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. 

Important Parish Dates 2018
First Holy Communion: Carlingford: Sat 19th May; Omeath: Sat 26th May.

Cornamucklagh Walkers this Sunday 20th May, 12 noon at Cornamucklagh House (overflow car park – across the road from pub) and every second Sunday thereafter – See our Facebook page

This Sunday we will drive to the village of Grange and walk to the Deserted Village and Maeve’s Gap. Some steep climbing involved but see below for the Elephant Rule.

“If you can walk, you can hillwalk. We follow the wise old Clare man’s motto: “Climbing a mountain is like eating an elephant – you just take one little bite at a time.”

We are aiming the walks at beginners with a reasonable fitness level so the pace will be easy and we will wait for anyone who is struggling on the hill. Walks will be mainly very local – we will introduce you to all sorts of beautiful, hidden places in Cooley, around Slieve Gullion and perhaps take an odd excursion to the Mournes. Along the way we will give you a little bit of folklore and history of the area.

We don’t have many rules, but here are two:

YOU MUST HAVE BOOTS with ankle support and treaded soles to cope with slippy mud

DON’T BRING A DOG – there is an absolute ban on dogs, lead or no lead, throughout the Cooley Mountains and we intend not just to respect the ban but to enforce it whenever we need to.

And here’s some good advice:

Don’t wear jeans – when wet they are heavy and lose all their insulation qualities. In fact, that applies to all cotton clothing

Bring a stick – any kind of stick will help you on rough ground, particularly on the descent. If you haven’t got one, we’ll cut you a slim, flexible hazel rod in the woods.

Get a breathable rainproof jacket – lots of them in the charity shops

Bring a small rucksack – mainly so you don’t have to wear the jacket all day if it is dry and warm. And put an apple or orange and a bottle of water in it.

Sometimes some of us speak Gaeilge on the mountain, but it’s not compulsory.

Please come on time – when planning walks in the short days, starting and finishing on time is a safety issue so we practice good habits all year.

Fitness Class at The Dolmen Centre, Omeath. Monday & Friday Mornings 10.00-10.45 am
including. Circuit Training, Kettle Bells, Boxercise €10 per week for both mornings or €6 drop in
Beginning Monday 16th April. Children are welcome to come if you have nobody to mind them.

Flora Ladies’ Mini-Marathon Monday 5th June. Anyone interested in running/walking in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin can apply either on-line or by entry forms available in Evening Herald on Wed or Sat. For details contact Eileen 042 9373168

(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

Carlingford & Omeath Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 5 nights. Fri 21st – Wed 26th Sept 2018. Cost €680 pps. €75 single room supplement. €200 deposit paid by 1st July secures a place. Phone: Kathleen Elmore 086 1955972; Mary Fegan 086 1072222; Susan Reilly 087 8137394.

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

Omeath Bumps and Babies every Wed 10.30 – 12.30 pm in Dolmen Centre. €2 per family. All welcome. Further details & bookings Ph: Olive Joyce 042 9351388.

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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