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Living With Sight Loss – Six Week Course. Sept 25th to Oct 30th

 Join Fighting Blindness and RNIB for a free information course taking place in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, September to October. Lots of interesting topics covered.

Living with Sight Loss: Six Week Confidence Building Course 
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth 
Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 – October 30, 2018

If you’re living with sight loss in Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim or Northern Ireland, this confidence building course could provide the practical and emotional support you need to face the future with confidence.

As well as providing an opportunity for people with sight loss to meet and connect with each other, family and friends are also invited to attend and participate.

The course comprises of a combination of sessions about what help and support is available and how it can be accessed. A range of different themes are covered including: mobility and daily living, emotional support and wellbeing, assistive technology, eye health, peer support and leisure time.

If you would like to refer someone or to find out more information, please contact:

Republic of Ireland (Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim) 
John Delany, Fighting Blindness Senior Counselling Manager 
Telephone: +353 1 674 6496 
Email: John.Delany@fightingblindness.ie

Northern Ireland 
Richard Craig, RNIB Confidence Building Coordinator 
Telephone: 028 9033 4144 
Email: needtotalk@rnib.org.uk

Cracks – An Tain Arts Centre, Thu 13th Sept.

Quintessence Theatre

I remember what it was like. Being like everyone else. Whole. Complete. Unshattered, unbroken. Normal. But things change. Now I’m falling between the cracks in myself, and I don’t know how to crawl back out…

A powerful piece of devised theatre from An Táin Arts Centre’s company-in-residence exploring the issue of mental illness in Ireland. Cracks premiered in October 2016 and is back for a fourth run due to popular demand.

Tickets 11am Students €10 / Teachers free | 8pm €15 / €10

Ladywell Shrine – 15th August

The annual devotions at Ladywell Shrine in Dundalk for the Rising of the Waters will take place on August 14th.

The devotions mass will begin at 11:15pm, starting with the Rosary. This will be followed by mass with the Blessings of the Water at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bottles to be filled with holy water from the shrine, which can be blessed during the next day.

These personal devotions take place all day on the 15th of August.

Large crowds are expected to arrive at the Dublin Road shrine next week. People from across Louth, and our neighbouring counties such as
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Two holes in one at the Dundalk Lions classic

THERE were not one but two holes in one at the recent Dundalk Lions Golf Classic which took place on the testing 18 hole layout attached to Ballymascanlon House Hotel on the outskirts of the Co Louth town.

Patricia McAllister, a 10 handicapper from Laytown & Bettystown, aced the 114 yard index five fifth hole with a seven iron while Paul Connolly of Swords Golf Club, who plays off 13, holed his hybrid tee shot on the 185 yard index 10 14th hole.

The event attracted 24 teams and the monies raised will go towards taking 120 senior citizens and
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Car Boot Sale in aid of Rape Crisis North East – Sun 22nd July

Dundalk Lions Club Annual Golf Classic – Ballymac on Friday 13th July.

The Dundalk Lions Club Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 13th of July at Ballymascanlon Golf Course. Its a four person scamble with a shotgun start at 1 pm.

€50 per person gets you a round of golf and an evening meal in the hotel with entertainment. Sponsorship of a Tee Box or a Green is available for €25.

Also numerous prizes including Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin.

Contact James (087 2568895) for timesheet.

Tony Golden Cycle – closes July 9th

Registration for the LH286 Garda Tony Golden Memorial Cycle closes on Monday July 9th. This year’s event will be raising funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and takes place on Saturday September 22nd with different routes to cater for all cyclists. This is the third year the cycle has been organised by friends and colleagues of the Garda who was shot in Omeath. The cycle will conclude with a meal in Blackrock Community Centre while there will be ‘ceol agus craic’ afterwards in The Clermont Arms

Water Safety Summer Weeks

Co. Louth are running two Water Safety Summer Weeks:

Clogherhead, 15th July – 20th July

Registration at beach carpark on Sunday, 15th from 12 noon to 3pm

Queries to louthwsac@gmail.com

Qyles Quay, 16th July – 21st July for all children 5 years and older

Registration on Sunday 15th July in Gyles Quay from 4pm – 6pm

Queries to louthwsac@gmail.com

The Dance Kids Are Ready To ‘Rock and Shine’ – An Tain – 22nd-23rd June

An Táin Arts Centre is the place to be on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of June when the Dance Kids unveil their latest show ‘Rock and Shine’.

Never one’s to sit still; the Dance Kids have been rehearsing for ‘Rock and Shine’ since January, and have promised that this year’s show will be a perfect night out for all the family, with performances to suit all ages.

The talented dancers aged from just
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CAR BOOT SALE  IN AID OF Rape Crisis North East – 24th June 2018

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 24th June, 2018 in McEvoy’s Car Park, Bachelor’s Walk entrance, Dundalk.

Admission for buyers is €2.00 per person, free entry for children attending with parents.  Organised by Rape Crisis North East, the event takes place from 10:00am to 4:00pm and sellers with their cars can set-up from 9:00am at a fee of €10.00 per car and €15.00 per van.

This is a great opportunity to sell on some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items.

All proceeds will go
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Action Quote

“Winning is not the only thing, but kindness is everything.”

Your action for today is to go out of your way to be kind to someone.

— Magazine Editor, Rob Gilbert