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At the Spirit Store

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Table Quiz – Kennedys Pub – 11th Sept.

Dundalk Lions Club are holding a table quiz in Kennedys Pub on the Carrick Road on the 11th of Sept.

A great night as always with plenty of spot prizes.



Coffee Morning – In Aid of Rape Crisis North East – 10th Sept.

Due to the wonderful support we received last year and the huge response from all our very generous sponsors and many friends we are one again hosting our Coffee Morning in the Oriel Centre, The Dundalk Gaol, Carrick Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, and invite you to come along, enjoy quality time with your friends while helping to create awareness of our valued services here at Rape Crisis North East, surrounded by the ambience of this treasure local historical venue.

This event takes place on Thursday 10th September from 11.00am to 1pm and also includes an historical tour of the Old Goal which was very welcomed
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Walk and Talk event – 25th August @ 5 pm

THE Old Dundalk Society’s summer Town Walk and Talk event takes place on Tuesday August 25 starting at 5pm. Assemble in the car park at the back of the old Harp Lager brewery, opposite the Friary School.

As a novel part of the event this year, the walk will feature a different speaker presenting at each site and will concentrate on the ‘west side’ of the town and sites include Dundalk Railway station where the speaker will be Brendan McQuaid.

The old Great Northern brewery is next where the speaker will be Davy McArdle.

Walkers will also visit the County Archives with speaker Lorraine McCann;
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Castletown Duck Race in support of SOSAD – Sept 13th @ 4 pm.

The Castletown Duck Race in support of SOSAD has been rescheduled. It will now take place on September 13th at 4pm. The starting position is at the Big Bridge at Castletown River.

Up to 15,000 ducks will be released into the Castletown river.

Ducks are €2 each and are available to buy at various locations around Dundalk town or can be purchased online at http://www.sosadireland.ie.

There will be plenty of other activities at the event such as face painting and bouncy castles for the kids.

Prizes of €500, €300 and €200 for first, second and third places.

Fundraiser for SOSAD – 8th August.

Saturday 8th August 2015 10.30 to 12.30, Ravensdale Country Market are holding a fundraiser for SOSAD, please join us, thanks.

Busy year for Dundalk Lions Club

Irene Mayock recently took over from Declan Dempsey, and is looking forward to a busy year in charge of the organisation which helps many worthy causes.

A business executive with Ulster Bank, Irene’s job took her to Dundalk five years ago, and she got involved with the lions club almost immediately.

There are 25 members of Dundalk Lions Club who meet twice a month.

They have a number of regular activities, such as the bingo, meals on wheels and a slot on Dundalk FM radio.

‘We have fund-raising events for our weekend away, and for the Christmas hampers,’ Irene explained.

Indeed, plans are afoot for
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Press Release – Thank You from RCNE

Rape Crisis North East would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported and took part in our Car Boot Sale on Sunday 12th July at McEvoy’s Car Park Dundalk. Thank you to the friends of Rape Crisis North East who kindly provided assistance with the event – McEvoys, The Lisdoo Bar and Blackstone Restaurant, Fr. Mark O’Hagan at St. Patrick’s, David Darcy at Tesco Extra Dundalk and Richard Mackin at Print Express

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
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Sponsored dog walk

Dundalk Dog Rescue’s annual sponsored dog walk takes place this Sunday July 12 at 4pm.

Starting and finishing at the Spirit Store, this 5km walk suits all abilities with free refreshments at the half way mark. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting the rescue or just arrive and make a €5 donation on the day. With live music and a bar-b-q afterwards this event never fails to disappoint and is great fun for all the family.

Why not come along, get some exercise, meet some friends and raise some money for a very worthy cause?

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Dance Kids celebrate ‘Summer Lovin’ success

Some of the Dance Kids enjoying 'Summer lovin'

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

With two packed shows, enchanted audiences were whisked back in time to Rydell High where Danny, Sandy, the pink ladies and the T-Birds performed to all the favourites
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Car boot sale – RCNE – Sun. 12th July


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Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their car boot sale on Sunday 12th July, 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
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Random Quote

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Your action for today is to think of one thing in the world you would like to see change and do something towards embodying that change in your own life.

— Mahatma Gandhi