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This February at An Táin Arts Centre

Coming up at An Táin Arts Centre this February

Tuesday 9th Feb at 2:00pm
Silver Screen Film Club: An Affair to Remember
Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion.
Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by?
Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr


10th – 13th Feb at 8:00pm
Dundalk Theatre Workshops presents: Glengarry Glen Ross
David Mamet’s dark comedy is a ruthless play about small-time, cut throat real estate agents.This is Mamet’s writing at its best, an abrasive attack on American business and a withering depiction of the men whose lives and values are twisted in order to survive.
*Contains strong language


Dundalk woman, Maria Christian is set to audition on the Voice of Ireland.

Maria Christian-Cuche brought Ireland to sixth place at the Eurovision in 1985 when she was the opening act in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her song ‘Wait Until The Weekend Comes’.

Maria, who has been 95% blind since she was 9 years old, devoted her life to raising her five daughters Shannon, Stéphanie, Tara, Molly and Emma, and two sons Emmanuel and Brian.

Now, over 30 years later, Maria Christian is set to audition on the Voice of Ireland, thanks to her children who put her forward for the show.

Maria herself also confirmed the news when she took to her Facebook page, saying: ‘I will soon
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Upcoming exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre – Paul Woods

Basement Gallery – An Táin Arts Centre 16th Jan – 20th Feb Oradour, Elegy for a Town by Paul Woods

The tragedy of the destruction of the town of Oradour-Sur-Glane in France and its 642 inhabitants is still to this day surrounded in controversy as to why this event occurred and in this particular place. The exhibition “Oradour, Elegy for a Town” by Paul Woods explores the haphazard and illogical process of warfare resulting in the clinical and barbaric destruction of innocent people in their environs.

This exciting exhibtion opens on the 15th of January at 7pm in the Basement Gallery at An Táin Arts
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Dance Kids’ create ‘Mistletoe Magic’

Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids have once again exceeded expectations and delighted audiences with their Christmas show ‘Mistletoe Magic’. The talented Dance Kids aged from just four years danced and sang their hearts out last weekend when ‘Mistletoe Magic’ took to An Tàin Theatre stage and brought the house down; with delighted audiences declaring it “the best show yet”.


With two sold out shows, the audience enjoyed an excerpt from the hugely popular ‘Aladdin’ as well as many favourites such as Hans Christian Anderson, Little Mix, The Jersey Boys, Hairspray and the Christmas classic ‘White Christmas’.


After five months of hard work
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IBAL Anti-Litter Survey of Dundalk

Dundalk: Joint 19th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed. Clean to European Norms.


There were some excellent sites in Dundalk and some of the very good sites included Dundalk Institute of Technology, Oriel Park (GAA), Dundalk Grammar School and Recycle Facility (on road to Newry) – the recycle facility was one of the top ranking ones seen – clearly the staff at this facility are very attentive.


Recycle Facility: Grade A. (facility is located on road to Newry) This was an excellent site. A ‘Drive Thru’ facility which is clearly being very carefully managed – there was a complete absence
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RCNE Bag Pack

Rape Crisis North East with the help of the Transition Year Students from St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk, are going to be at Dunnes Stores, Ard Easmuinn, from 10.00am to 9.00pm helping with the packing of your groceries.

Dance Kids proudly present ‘Mistletoe Magic’ – 29th and 30th Dec @ 6.30pm

Some of the Dance Kids enjoying Sparkle and Shine' (Small)

Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids are back once more with their Christmas show ‘Mistletoe Magic’ which takes place on the 29th and 30th of December in An Tàin Theatre.

‘Mistletoe Magic’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites as well as an excerpt from the hit Disney film Aladdin. The talented dancers will also be performing to many favourites such as Little Mix, Hairspray and The Jersey Boys to name just a few that are guaranteed to have audiences of every age dancing and
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Dundalk On Ice – at Market Square until January 10th

REAL ICE REAL BIG REAL FUN It’s time to get your skates on for Dundalk On Ice – a 480 square meter REAL ICE rink fully housed in a 720 square meter all weather marquee. That means that rain, hail or snow you will be able to skate away to your heart’s content!

Dundalk On Ice opens at 1.30pm on schools days and 10.30am at the weekends and on school holidays. Check out www.facebook.com/dundalkonice or www.dundalkonice.com for more details.

Groups of 10 people or more only €10pp and for every 10 paying skaters the 11th goes FREE!

Thank You from RCNE

Rape Crisis North East would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported us and took part in our Flag Day on Thursday 26th of November and Church Gate Collection on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of November. We would like to express our gratitude for your generous donations. All proceeds resulting from these fundraising events 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 Centre in Drogheda. We wish to acknowledge your
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Queen of Ireland film & Niall O’Sullivan in An Tain.

Film: The Queen of Ireland

3rd December at 8:30pm

Dir: Conor Horgan, 2015, Ireland, 86 mins, Cert: 15A

Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is a drag queen, an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the un-sayable’. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the recent scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.

The Queen of Ireland is a documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The
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Your action for today is to give a genuine compliment or express praise to someone with whom you work.

— Writer, Eric Harvey