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Frostival Dundalk – 27th November 2015


It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas… and on Friday 27th November 2015 lots of exciting events are taking place!


9am       ‘Longest distance travelled by a conga line of Santas’ World Record Attempt


2pm      Christmas Swing followed by Santa’s arrival 4pm at Longwalk Shopping Centre                   Dundalk


4-9pm   Craft & Food fair at the Christmas Market cabins


4pm       Live music & festive fun 5.30 Magical firework display followed by Santa’s arrival                    5.45pm at Marshes Shopping Centre


6pm       Pelican Promotions Family Fun Street Carnival *€5.00 wristbands are available                   for advance purchase from Dundalk Tourist Office


6pm      Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Market Square


6pm     Dundalk FC’s Stephen Kenny officially opens Dundalk On Ice


7pm     Who’s Eddie? Live at Market Square!


7pm     Dundalk Santa Run World Record Attempt


*Pelican Promotions Street Carnival will be joining in the Christmas festivities with a host of family amusements from 6-9pm – €5 wristbands are available on the night, and for advance purchase, from Dundalk BIDS & Tourist Office.

Lots of fun for all ages including Carousel Ride,Merry-Go Round,Tea Cups Ride,Bungee Trampolines, Climbing Wall, Shooting Gallery, Mechanical Rodeo Bull, Ireland’s largest Mega Disco Dome, Super High Event Slide, Kiddies Disco Playhouse. Also Fun Spins for the Kids on our Christmas Train & our one of a kind Mini London Bus

Mingle with Street Performers and Circus Acts, Professional Clowns and Magicians.


Follow ‘Frostival’ on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all the fun www.facebook.com/Frostival-408523229261465/


Video clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc5EFzrm23U&feature=youtu.be


Dundalk Youth Theatre and Piaf

The Gossip Gang | 19th & 20th November | 8pm

Dundalk Youth Theatre

A lot can happen on a bank holiday weekend at a Co. Louth beach resort. Pamela fancies Patrick. Patrick fancies April. But unfortunately so does Liam – and they’re brothers. The McAvoys’ holiday at the posh hotel is derailed when their dad mysteriously disappears – with all their money. And then there’s Buffy, who is convinced that her missing mother has been kidnapped by Aliens…

Three families whose lives become intertwined by gossip, rumour and miscommunication – add in a beach party where the stories collide: sparks fly, the truth comes out,
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Rape Crisis North East Flag Day and Church Gate Collection

Rape Crisis North East will be holding their annual Flag Day on Thursday the 26th of November 2015. We are also holding our Church Gate Collections on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of November 2015.

We will be in various locations around Dundalk, and we are actively seeking your help in raising awareness and much needed funding for our counselling & support services.

If you would like to devote some of your time to support us in these events, and be a volunteer collector, please contact Rape Crisis North East Centre on 042 – 9339491, email info@rcne.ie or visit our website www.rcne.ie and
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Upcoming events at An Táin Arts Centre

Vessel 3rd – 7th November | 8pm + 2pm 6th & 7th

An Táin Arts Centre’s Company in Residence; Quinesstence, presents Vessel, a play exploring issues of bodily autonomy, right to life and abortion. Following on from their successful runs of A Picture of Dorian Gray and Alice in Wonderland, Quintessence seek to explore a woman’s right to choose.

Tickets: €15 / €12

Duo B!z’art Tuesday 17th November at 12 noon

From Satie to Stravinsky, from Munch to Picasso…with 4 hands, 20 fingers, 2 musicians, and 88 piano keys! Twenty Fingers, specially designed for your adults, invites you with enthusiasm and dynamism to discover influential
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Could Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny be a future Ireland manager?

Former Ireland defender Paddy Mulligan believes the fact that Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny manages in the League of Ireland should not lead to him being overlooked if the Republic of Ireland job were to become available at some point in the future.

Kenny is on course to retaining the domestic league this season with Dundalk, having already led Bohemians to glory in 2003.

Speaking to Oisin Langan on the Monday Rewind, Paddy was positive about the former Dunfermline boss.

“I think if you’re good enough, it doesn’t matter whether you manage in the League of Ireland or in the English First Division. If you know
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Car Boot Sale Sunday 11th October

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their car boot sale on Sunday 11th October, 2015 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 11.00am to 4.00pm and sellers with their cars can set-up from 10.30am 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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Harness Racing at Dundalk Stadium

After a hiatus of 6 years, bumper attendance witnessed the return of harness racing to Dundalk Stadium, where a ten race programme was held, split evenly between pacing races and imported French bred trotting contests.

The popular all-weather venue in the Northeast of the country currently stages 30+ thoroughbred flat race days a year and it is hoped that following on from this trial meeting that these can now be complemented by further harness racing meetings from 2016 onwards.

Representatives of Horse Racing Ireland responsible for sanctioning the return of harness racing to the track were on hand to oversee Sunday’s proceedings as was a
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Rape Crisis North East Coffee Morning

Rape Crisis North East would like to sincerely thank all our very generous supporters and all our wonderful friends who gathered at the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol in such large numbers for our annual Coffee Morning.

Once again we were overwhelmed by all who kindly provided sponsorship for the event, donations and raffle prizes as follows: Damien Moran Motors, who sponsored the event, Lidl (Avenue Road), The Jockeys Bar & Restaurant, Kennedys Railway Bar, The Windsor Bar & Restaurant, The Home Bakery, David Darcy from Tesco Extra, Dunnes Stores (The Marshes), Larry Muckian (Spar Texaco), Snap-on-Tools, and Deli-Lites . Huge thank you to the staff
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Great ‘quack’ at duck race for SOSAD

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Comedy Hypnosis Tour – Jason O’Callghan

Comedy Hypnosis Tour – Jason O’Callghan 12th September at 8pm Comedy and hypnotism combine in this demonstration of the amazing powers of the unconscious mind and the power that each of us can tap into. Watch Jason as he hypnotizes volunteers to forget their own name, to believe that there are world famous celebrities in the audience, that they are the world’s most famous singer or that they can speak to Aliens. Hilarious and mind-blowing. Tickets: €18 / €15

Booking 042 933 2332 | www.antain.ie

Random Quote

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”

Your action for today is to notice if you feel like criticizing someone or something and instead offer some encouragement.

— Author, Elizabeth Harrison