Crossakiel is a small village 10 kilometers outside Kells and is famous for the Kells Motorbike Road Races. This website was setup to help promote local businesses and to provide a portal for residents regarding local news and information relating to the surrounding areas.
If you have any information in relation to activities in the village or would like to advertise your business or services, please email us via the contact form on the site.
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It's true what they say on that T.V. add you know! If you had A problem seeing correctly you would get glasses! But if we have problem with our Hearing we tend to ignore it.
At HearAll Hearing we strive to bring awareness of Hearing loss and of available treatments to our local community through talks with local groups such as the Men's Shed's and active retirement to name but a couple. Perhaps one of the reasons that we tend to ignore Hearing loss in due in part to the gradual nature of the decline in hearing for most of us. Hearing loss in Ireland affects 1 in 6 adults and increases to 1 in 4 adults over the age of 55! Degenerative or age-related hearing loss can start from the age of around 40 onwards and happens at a snail's pace for most. Coupled with modern life's noise pollution and side affects of some modern medicines this hearing loss is starting to affect more and more people at even younger ages.
If you notice Hearing loss with family members or loved ones or indeed yourself then it is imperative to avail of a Hearing Test to see how serious the problem is and what if anything can or needs to be done to rectify the problem. Even if you are happy with your current level of Hearing, all adults should have a routine test at least every two years. Signs of Hearing loss can be difficulty to hear clearly in groups or places with some background noise. If you find yourself turning the T.V. or Radio up louder than usual or louder than others at home then this too is a warning sign that your hearing my be on the decline. Ringing or buzzing in your ears (known as tinnitus and a topic we could cover here by itself another time) is also another indication that your hearing levels may be starting to drop. Thankfully there are many remedys out there to help with hearing loss from over the counter ear drops or nasal sprays, ear wax removal and even small discreet Hearing Aids.
At HearAll Hearing with offices based in Market square Clonmellon and Green Street Pharmacy Castlepollard we are delighted to be able to conduct Free Hearing tests and offer advice on what course of action needs to be taken if a hearing loss is discovered. We can be contacted for appointments on either 046-9433720, or 0874505960
The community of Crossakiel and the surrounding areas where snowed in when the “Beast from the East” (as the media called it) paid us a visit and dropped an unprecedented amount of snow across Europe, in particular, the UK and Ireland.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, storm Emma paid us a visit on the Thursday, coming from the south and hitting south eastern locations. Red Alerts which have never been issued in Ireland were given by Met Eireann and most people just had to stay at home with businesses and transport links closing down due to the severe weather conditions.
As Crossakiel is the highest village in Co. Meath at a height of 525 feet above sea level, we tend to get the brunt of the weather as we did this week. The last time we had bad weather like this was in 1982 but the editor feels that this week has definitely topped 1982!
Thanks to a few local residences who came out with their shovels to clear the road coming into the Cairns Estate as this entrance has a slope and when trying to get out of the estate, you can easily get stuck with spinning wheels and going nowhere. There was also some snow cleared from the village itself to allow cars to manoeuvre.
Here are a few photos showing the snow coverage that we experienced in Crossakiel.
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As wireless companies prepare to launch the next generation of service, there are new questions about the possible health risks from radiation emitted by mobile phones and the transmitters that carry the signals.
Concerns about the potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation have dogged mobile technology since the first brick-sized mobile phones hit the market in the 1980s.
Obviously, the residents of Crossakiel should also be concerned due to the fact that we have a Vodafone mast located just outside the village. At present, it is offering a GSM and a UMTS Service (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service), but we do not know how much power this mast is pushing out into the Crossakiel village at present.
Researchers are very concerned about the dangers of 5G but Industry and Government officials have largely dismissed those fears, saying the radiation exposure is minimal and that the devices are safe. Incidences of and deaths from brain cancer have shown little change in recent years despite the explosion in mobile phone usage, they note (selective research by the Government! Ed).
Unfortunately if you ask any school or Government department about the dangers of mobile phone and Wi Fi technology, they will provide you with a 14 page, 2007 report produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that the technology was researched and it was deemed safe. This is the general programmed dogma that all the officials will give you.
This is what they will not tell you - When the World Health Organisation put together a group to decide if this technology was safe, they asked a man called Dr. Michael Repacholi to chair the group. To no surprise, the group found the technology to be safe and they proceeded to inform the WHO of their findings. The WHO then informed the rest of the Governments in Europe and provided them with the 14 page report.
After this was completed, the WHO found out that Dr Michael Repacholi was actually “Double Jobbing” and was also a consultant for the communications industry, “conflict of interest” you may say? You would be right. The WHO proceeded to sack Dr Repacholi and since the horse had already bolted, meaning the report had already been sent out, the WHO choose deniability from then on in as they would have a lot of egg on their face.
We would like to thank Paul Brooks for sending over some family photo and historical information relating to the Cosy Corner. Paul's family origianlly owned the Cosy Corner when it was called "J Brooks". They sold it back in the 1950's.
To read about the Brooks family and see the photos, please click here.