10th May 2010
Pulse partners with Tattersalls Festival
Ratoath Pulse are delighted to be chosen by Tattersalls Ireland as the main charity beneficiary for their up and coming festival weekend which takes place over four days from the 27th to the 30th May in Ratoath.
The Tattersalls Festival featuring the International Horse Trials has been expanded this year to cater for non equestrian visitors, particularly families, looking for a fun day out.
For the equestrian enthusiastic they will be treated to a line up of top international horses and riders who will be gathering to take part in one of the most demanding sports in the world at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials in association with HSI, incorporating the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing™ Qualifier.
To cater for families looking to enjoy a day out the Tattersalls Festival will include a Festival Village with crafts, shopping village and tasty local produce from Good Food Ireland as well as a host of activities for children and adults alike from dog competitions and archery to face painting and kids’ games.
Picnics and barbecues will be the order of the day! Spectators on Saturday 29 May will be able to watch the thrills and spills of cross country day by booking a picnic site close up to the excitement of the water fence where the whole family can enjoy the action with the car adjacent with all the picnic gear.
Those who wish to relax with a glass of wine can still watch the action in a magnificent new Moscow Flyer Pavilion where three-course lunches will be served at reserved tables overlooking the arena, an ideal spot to view the excitement of the finale of the show jumping on Sunday 30 May.
Pulse Chairperson Laura Murphy is delighted that Pulse are involved in such a prestigious event saying “I urge our families and young people of Ratoath to come visit Tattersalls over this weekend to support this international amazing event on our very doorstep whilst supporting Pulse, a safe friendly space for the youth of Ratoath”.
Pulse founding Member, local TD and Ratoath resident Mary Wallace has attended the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Festival in previous years. Deputy Wallace stated “This is a great day out for families and is well worth attending while also supporting our local project Pulse who are doing trojan work to provide a safe place for our teenagers to chill out and socialise with their friends.
Tattersalls Ireland Director and Ratoath resident Roger Casey stated: ‘We are delighted to support a local and worthy cause this year and we hope that the Tattersalls Festival is a huge success for Pulse in 2010’.
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Pulse Committee meet with Senator Mark Daly
The Ratoath Pulse Committee met with Senator Mark Daly last Wednesday Night (28th April) in the Ratoath Community Centre.
Senator Daly was fully briefed on Pulse and was very impressed with the project and with planning permission recently granted for our own youth facility in Ratoath Senator Daly was equally impressed with the work done so far.
Senator Daly discussed various funding opportunities with the group and we look forward to some of this opportunities coming to fruition.
Pulse Church Gate Collection
Ratoath Pulse would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who generously contributed to their church gate collection in Ratoath on Sunday 17th January last. The committee are delighted to report that €1444.00 was raised on the day.
Press Release 15th December 2009
Pulse extends thanks and Christmas Wishes
Many people and companies have contributed or helped Pulse (committee working to setup a designated youth facility in Ratoath) in some fashion over the past 12 months. The Pulse committee would like to take this opportunity to thank people and businesses both local and further afield for their help and to wish all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Picture attached: Pulse Chairperson Laura Murphy along with some younger members of Pulse Committee wth Ratoath TD Mary Wallace and Community Centre Manager Nick Killian at the Ratoath Christmas Fair last weekend.
Note to editor
List of people and businesses who's support has been invaluable to Pulse over the past 12 months
Eimear Kilrane & Maire Ni Broithe - Ratoath College
Maurice Kearney - Ratoath National School
Joanne O'Brien - Foroige
Tom O'Connor - Bank of Ireland, Ratoath
Elma McMahon - Meath VEC
Sarah Murphy - BDO Simpson Xavier, Lr.Mercer St. Dublin 2 www.bdosx.ie
Garda Aisling Connor - Ashbourne Garda Station
Garda Colm Curran - Ashbourne Garda Station
Garda Barbara Kelly - Ashbourne Garda Station
Bill Ross - Ross Print,The Old Mill, Ratoath www.ross4print.ie
Superintendent Charles Devine - Ashbourne Garda Station
Danny Gaughan - Ratoath GAA
Brian Connolly - Ratoath Harps FC
Mary Wallace TD - Fairyhouse Road.
Fr.Gerry Stewart PP - Ratoath Parish
Fr. Pat Donnolly - Ratoath Parish
Donal O'Brien - Ratoath Community Centre
Nick Killian - Ratoath Community Centre
Jennifer Land - Meath Partnership
Joe Doyle - The Meath ECHO
Regina Doherty - Ratoath
Karl Carey - www.skydive4charity.ie Naas
Michael Lysaght - Deaton Lysaght Architects www.deatonlysaght.ie
Pat Donnolly - Donnolly Topline Hardware, Ratoath www.topline.ie
John P.Byrne - Tesco Ratoath
Aaron Conroy - Web/Graphic Designer, Ratoath - www.square-1.ie Ratoath
Daragh Dempsey - (Sky Dive) Local Carpenter Ratoath
Barney O'Neill - O'Neill Consultant Engineering Ratoath www.oneillces.ie
Liz Nuzum - The Designer Centre, Bridle House Farm, Fairyhouse www.thedesignercircle.com
Peter Cunningham - SuperValu Ratoath
(John Murphy - Ratoath Inn
Noel Carroll - Vogue Bathrooms, Northwest Business Park, Ballycoolin www.voguebathrooms.com
Grainne Lowe - Ratoath Books www.ratoathbooks.ie
Aidan Flanagan - Local Artist Ratoath www.aidanflanagan.com
Beth Baird - Ratoath Chamber of Commerce
Derek Maguire - Ratoath Chamber of Commerce
Members of Ratoath Chamber of Commerce
Susan Murray - www.MeathMamas.ie
Paul Conroy Junior - Web/Graphic Designer, Ratoath - www.square-l.ie
Damien O'Neill Ratoath
Staff of Squared Finanical, harcourt street www.squaredfinancial.com
Pupils and Teachers of Ratoath National School & College
Residents of Ratoath for their Kind and Generous Support through the year.
Liam Ryan MAST
Craig O'Brien - Homeworld Ratoath
Adult & Junior Committee Members of Pulse
Cinema Night a success for Ratoath Youth
Cllr Nick Killian welcomed approx 50 young people from Ratoath aged 15-17 years to the Venue Theater in the Ratoath Community Centre last Thursday night (18th Dec) to view a movie. This was the first organised social event for our young people following meetings with Minister of State Mary Wallace and Cllr Nick Killian in recent months to further improve the facilities we have for our young people in Ratoath.
The students paid €5 each to see the movie “Tropic Thunder” starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black and they were able to buy confectionary on the night. A small group of adults were on hand to support the students. Proceeds on the night went towards fundraising for a youth café here in Ratoath.
In October Minister Wallace and Cllr Nick Killian met with a large gathering of parents, representatives of community clubs, local schools and government state agencies following a public call in Ratoath by them for suggestions and ideas as to how the community could work together to further develop all the wonderful facilities we have for our young people in Ratoath and in particular to cater for the age group 15-17 who themselves are anxious to establish social facilities for their age group.
The suggestion of an alcohol free place for teenagers to chill out with their friends was suggested as a further facility for our young people in the area. A committee was set up to look at the logistics of setting up an alcohol free youth café in Ratoath. Following a recent visit to the Youth Cafe in Corduff, Blanchardstown the committee decided that they are going to pursue a Foroige type ethos for the proposed Youth Cafe in Ratoath. Training will be arranged in the new year for both adults and students on the running of a youth café. Funding initiatives are being examined on an ongoing basis.
Adult Volunteers are needed to support our young people in organised activities over the coming year. Anyone interested is asked to contact Yvonne @ Mary Wallace TD office on 01-8256259.