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At the Spirit Store

Spirit Store

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 the annual holiday to Galway, when the lions club treats 100 senior citizens and their carers.

‘ To raise money for that trip we have a karaoke night on 14 August, a table quiz in Kennedys on 11 September and bag-packing in Dunnes Stores.’

Later in the year, a poker classic will generate revenue for the Christmas hamper appeal.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation, with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

‘We serve’, is their motto.

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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The Dance Kids proudly present ‘Summer Lovin’

An Tain Theatre is the place to be on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of June when the Dance Kids unveil their latest show ‘Summer Lovin’.

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

The talented dancers aged from just four years of age are promising to stage a ‘show-stopping performance’ of the hit classic, ‘The Jungle Book’, as well as many favourites from ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.

The night of entertainment
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Great Irish Traditional Nights of Music Song and Dance 2015

Summer Seisiún will commence it’s series of Summer Shows in the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Thursday 9th July 8pm & each Thursday night in July.

In August the shows are running on Thursday 6th the 20th & the 27th.

This Thematic Summer Show of Traditional Music, Song Dance and Storytelling, is a truly unique production, show-casing the locally based legends of Cú Chulainn and the Táin Bó Cuailnge.

More info -> http://orielcentre.ie/whats-on/oriel-centre-events/68/

Co Louth Agricultural show – Sun 14th June

2015 County Louth Agricultural Show  – Sunday, 14th June 2015 at Bellurgan Park

Welcome to the 2015 County Louth Agricultural Show run by Dundalk Show Society. The show will take place on Sunday, 14th June 2015 at Bellurgan Park, Carlingford Road, Dundalk.

The County Louth Agricultural Show aims to showcase agricultural practices for all ages, bringing together rural and urban life.

The Co. Louth Agricultural Show has a mission, “To be a Shop Window for what is produced locally, explaining the process from farm to fork, highlighting best agricultural practice and adherence to quality production”. Shows like the Co. Louth Agricultural Show
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Susan Mc Cann and Friends – Carrickdale Hotel – May 15th

Join us at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa for an evening of music with Susan Mc Cann and Friends on Friday 15th May.

Tickets available at hotel reception & overnight packages available.

Contact hotel reception for more details on 042 9380900 or email manager@carrickdale.com

Marist Car Boot Sale – Sun May 17

The annual car boot sale organised by the Parents’ Council of The Marist College is the biggest car boot sale of the year in Dundalk.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday May 17 and, as usual, will be a mecca for bargain hunters and a Godsend for those doing clearing their attic or garage. There will be lots of stalls selling books, bric a brac, plants, etc as well as teas and coffees and a raffle. Admission for cars €15, vans and jeeps €20, adults €2 , children free.