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At the Spirit Store

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Celebrating Achievement at the Magnet Community Training Centre

Names of those in photo: Back Row L-R: Ray Murphy (LMETB), Patricia Kelly (LMETB), Maria Ballentine (LMETB), Stephanie Morrissey (recipient), Stacey Stewart (recipient), Lauren Mc Keever (recipient), Carmel Smith (LMETB), Imelda Prunty (LMETB) Sadie Ward Mc Dermott (LMETB). Front Row L-R: Sharon Flynn (magnet ctc), Rosaline Fearon (magnet ctc), Siobhan Mc Donald (magnet ctc), Paul Rosbotham (magnet ctc)

Hairdressing and Childcare were just some of the achievement awards presented to our trainees recently at a ceremony in City North Hotel. This event organised by LMETB was a wonderful opportunity for our Centre to celebrate outstanding achievement by our Trainees. We awarded four young people for significant achievement in our Childcare, Employment Skills and Hairdressing Programmes. The recipients of our achievement awards have good reason to celebrate and be very proud of themselves! The awards are offered to young people attending training programmes in counties Louth and Meath.


The event was attended by many of the LMETB Senior Management Team and the LMETB Board of Management. The Magnet Training Centre offers community based training programmes to young people aged 16 – 21 in . Our Trainee’s will be offered real opportunities to develop their potential through accredited courses in  Childcare, Employment Skills and Hairdressing. Our centre also offers  meals, travel and training allowances.


Anyone interested is these programmes are invited to contact the centre on TEL: 042 9338340; email: magnetoffice@lmetb.ie or Facebook: CTCDundalk

Thank you – RCNE

Rape Crisis North East would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported and took part in our Car Boot Sale on Sunday 25th September at McEvoy’s Car Park Dundalk.

Thank you to the friends of Rape Crisis North East who kindly provided assistance with the event – McEvoy’s, Kearney’s Wallpaper and Paints and David Darcy from Tesco Extra.

All proceeds resulting from this fundraising event will go directly towards the counselling and support services of our Centre. It is as a result of your kind efforts and continued support that we are able to continue to offer our professional services here in Dundalk and at our Outreach
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Scorch at An Táin Arts Centre

The award winning ‘Scorch’ comes to An Táin Arts Centre on Friday 23rd September at 8:00pm

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, online is a place to be yourself.

“Happiness. Aching, constant, consuming- on there it’s more real than real life. I’m honest on there. I’m being honest.”

Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

Inspired by recent court cases Scorch won Best New Play at the 2015 Irish Times Irish Theatre
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Car Boot Sale on Sunday 25th September, 2016 for RCNE.

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 25th September, 2016 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 8:30am 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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Charity Event

Charity Linedance on 17th September 9-late in the Carrickdale Hotel Dundalk. All proceeds go “The Birches” Alzheimer Day Care Centre.

Latest results for IBAL Anti-Litter survey for Dundalk.

Dundalk:  Joint 29th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed.  Clean to European Norms.


A slight slip in cleanliness in Dundalk. Some of the very good sites included Dundalk Grammar School, Oriel Park and the Recycle Facility on the road to Newry.  The latter is a ‘Drive-In’ facility and was exceptionally well presented and maintained.  A few of the moderately littered sites just missed getting the top litter grade e.g. Dundalk Institute of Technology and Dundalk Train Station – both were very well presented.




Castleblaney Approach Road:  Grade B.  Food related litter was very much in evidence along this route,
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Dundalk Lions Club wants your old mobile phones.

Tadhg and three girls

Aoibhann Connolly, Dara Goss and Victoria Prendergast of the Friary Youth Club presenting Tadhg O’Sullivan PRO of Dundalk Lions Club with 80 old mobile phones collected from club members. The Lions Club uses the phones to get Ipads from Irish Autism Action. To date we have donated 32 Ipads to autism units in local schools, special needs units in mainstream schools, Special Needs Active Parents (SNAP) group and to children with autism locally. Irish Autism provided twentysix Ipads in lieu of mobile phones collected, a local business woman donated two Ipads, and staff of
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Dundalk Lions Club Golf Classic in the Ballymascanlon on 26th of August.

August 26th sees the return of Dundalk Lions Club Golf Classic in the Ballymascalon House Hotel. Teams of 4 costing €200 and includes a burger at the 9th hole and dinner after. Great prizes and good fun guaranteed. We still have some tee times available, please contact any of our Lions or Pm us. See you there

More here – https://www.facebook.com/dundalklionsclub/?fref=nf





Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend our 12 Day Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 14th September and finish on Thursday 20th October 2016.  The Helpline Training Programme will be funded by the Manuela Riedo Foundation.  The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of Rape Crisis North East.


Venue:  Rape Crisis North East, The Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road, Dundalk.


12 Day Workshops over 6 Weeks
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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants Tour

“Big Animals are my passion.” That’s how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What’s it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?

Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it’s like
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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