News / Updates

Information for Website
We would appreciate any GAA or other information for the website. If you can supply us with this can you email it to Please drop all notices for the bulletin in writing, into Broomfield Parochial House (back door letterbox) by the Wednesday of any given week.

St. Mary’s Church, Lisdoonan
The church, which was built in 1812 will be celebrating its bi-centenary next August 2012. If you have any relevant information or photos (especially wedding photos) in relation to St. Mary’s from down through the years and with particular reference to its renovation in the mid 1970s please email same to or post to The Parochial House, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. All photos will be kept safely and returned to the owner.

St. Michael’s Community Development Committee
St. Michael’s Community Development Committee has recently purchased land in the Donaghmoyne village area for a playpark for the children of the parish and surrounding areas. It’s hoped that the facilities will include a children’s playpark, an all weather pitch and other facilities. We hope to commence fundraising in the near future when our committee members will be taking up collections in local towns, supermarkets, church gates and shows. We are hoping to receive funding from the Cavan/Monaghan Leader group but the committee will have to raise approximately 50-60% of the funding themselves. If you see us in local towns or at church gates our fundraising committee there will have a poster reading “PLEASE GIVE 1 EURO TO OUR PLAYPARK”. Your contribution will be very gratefully appreciated. On behalf of St. Michael’s Community Development Committee I hope that we will receive your generous support for a project which we hope will be of much benefit to the community.

Our second fundraising idea which was discussed by the committee is that if people wanted to donate items of scrap to the committee such as bits of iron, copper piping, lead, galvanise, waste car batteries, mobile phones, scrap cars and tractors, old radiators or any other item of scrap, no matter how big or small, the committee would appreciate it for this great cause. If you have anything you think might be of use to us, please contact any of the following committee members for collection.

Jemmy 042 966 2006
Eddie 087 679 3190
Derek 087 227 4699
Gerard 083 362 3566
Elaine 087 615 0554
Olivia 087 311 7925
Rosaleen 087 761 7747
Anne 086 061 8295
Hughie 086 401 8990

Parish Radio
St Patrick’s Broomfield: 102.4FM
St Lastra’s Donaghmoyne: 87.5FM

Lisdoonan National School – Official Opening of Extension
The new extension to Lisdoonan National School was officially opened on Friday, 22 October 2010. A DVD of the official opening is now available to buy!!
For full details, please click here >>

Donaghmoyne Child Protection Guidelines
Our parish values Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and welcomes their active participation in the life of the Parish. We are committed to ensuring that their safety and well being is upheld. We recognise that all involved in working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them and so we have put appropriate procedures in place.
View our Child Protection Guidelines here >>

Broomfield Folk Group, celebrating 25
Broomfield Folk Group are celebrating 25 years of music and song and to mark this momentous occasion, they have recorded a CD of the favourite hymns and songs from the past 25 years.

The CD is available in An Eaglaise, Phil Woods, Castleblayney, Birdys Carrickmacross. The CD is 12 euros and proceeds from it will go to the Broomfield Grotto and Temple Street Hospital.

Broomfield Christmas Carol Service in Aid of Autism
All roads lead to St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield, Castleblayney this Sunday, 14th December at 7.00pm for the annual carol service. We invite you to come and support this worthy cause. Proceeds from the event shall go to Autism Classes, Loughmourne N.S. and the Holy Family School Cootehill. The money raised will be spent on improving facilities and services for the children currently attending these schools. The service will be followed by festive refreshments and a bumper raffle in the local hall – an event not to be missed! Everyone welcome.