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Johnny Mc Evoy in Concert

Join us at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa on Thursday 19th March for an evening in concert with Johnny McEvoy. Tickets available at hotel reception priced €25.00. Doors open 7.30, show starts at 8.00pm

Overnight packages available also, please contact reception for more details on 042 9380900 or email manager@carrickdale.com

Pub Quiz Night IN AID OF Rape Crisis North East – March 5th

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to our Pub Quiz Night taking place in McGeoughs Bar, Roden Place, Dundalk, Co .Louth. Organised by Rape Crisis North East, the event takes place from 9:00pm on Thursday March 5th. The cost is €40 per table of 4. First prize is €100. This is a great opportunity to create awareness for RCNE so dust off your thinking caps and enjoy a night of trivia with your friends, family or colleagues. All proceeds will go to Rape Crisis North East to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of Women,
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Thank you for pancake morning support – RCNE

Rape Crisis North East would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported and took part in our Pancake morning on Tuesday 17th February at the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol. Thank you to the friends of Rape Crisis North East who kindly provided sponsorship for the event and raffle prizes: Lidl, Tesco Extra, The Home Bakery, McCloskeys Bakery, Martin Food Equipment, Dunnes Stores and Grande Italian Restaurant. We also want to sincerely thank the staff of the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol who facilitated all our needs on the day.

All proceeds resulting from this fundraising event will go directly towards the counselling and support services of
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Pancake Tuesday Coffee Morning Event IN AID OF Rape Crisis North East in Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol – 17th Feb

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to our Pancake and Coffee Morning Event in the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol, Carrickmacross Rd, Dundalk, Co .Louth.

Organised by Rape Crisis North East, the event takes place from 10:00am to 12:00 noon on Tuesday 17th February. Admission is free although all donations will be very welcome.

This is a great opportunity to create awareness for RCNE, whilst enjoying a morning of chat and delicious treats with your friends, family or colleagues.

All proceeds will go to Rape Crisis North East to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of
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Good Morning Louth Volunteers Needed

Good Morning Louth, supported by the HSE, is a free telephone service for older people in Co. Louth. This service provides a friendly phone call at pre-arranged times to older people to check on their safety and well being and to provide information of other services in their area.

Due to the increase in numbers availing of the service, we are looking for additional volunteers for our phone line.

If you can give two hours of your time per week and you would enjoy contributing to the service please contact: Anne Murphy, Project Coordinator phone: 042 9330103 or email: anne.murphy@netwellcentre.org

Could you be a Samaritan volunteer?

North East Branch of Samaritans has announced details of a recruitment drive for volunteers.

The branch, which serves counties Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Cavan, is inviting prospective volunteers to attend either of two information sessions Wednesday, February 4 at 7.30pm or Saturday, February 7 at 11am – in the centre at Number 2 Leland Place, Stockwell Street, Drogheda.

Members of the Samaritans team will present a talk and provide information on how one can become a volunteer and help with the branch’s vital work in the community.

The Drogheda & North East Branch, which was established
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Weakening euro benefits trade in Dundalk.

TENS of thousands of Northern Ireland shoppers are pouring over the border to take advantage of significantly lower prices caused by the weakening euro.

Hotels, shops and businesses operating close to the Republic’s side of the border are reporting a currency-fuelled business boom on the back of the decision by the European Central Bank to pump billions of euro into the eurozone economy through quantitative easing. The move saw the euro drop further against sterling, giving consumers from Northern Ireland a longer-stretching pound in the south.

Tourism chiefs in the Republic are predicting that 2015 will be their best in years.

In Dundalk, Co Louth,
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RehabCare to hold fashion show in June – can you help out?

RehabCare have come up with a fantastic and positive idea to generate funds and awareness for the resource centre.

RehabCare is a group of adults with intellectual disabilities from RehabCare Resource centre in Dundalk and they want to put on their very own fashion show.

“Its going to be classy, cool and colourful but we need help,” drama coordinator Sandy Sneddon said.

“We want to work with local businesses, media, schools, colleges and community groups to show what a great place Dundalk.”

Sandy explained that they wish to hold the fashion show at the end of June in the Marshes shopping centre, the Square
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The Dance Kids performed ‘Sparkle and Shine’ in An Tain Theatre

The Dance Kids performed their Christmas show ‘Sparkle and Shine’ in An Tain Theatre on the 29th and 30th December.

 

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

IBAL Anti Litter Survey for Dundalk

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

Dundalk’s ranking is buoyed by its earlier result in 2014. Less than half of the sites surveyed getting the top litter grade it puts Dundalk towards the bottom half of the 2014 IBAL Anti-Litter League. Some of the better sites included Dundalk Grammar School, the ‘managed’ Recycle Facility and Dundalk Institute of Technology. Clanbrassil Street was seriously littered as was the connecting road between Dundalk and Drogheda.

Approach from the North: Grade A. This was a very good route with attractive red paving for the pedestrian and cycle paths. The grass was
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Action Quote

“A good example is the best sermon.”

Your action for today is to see if you have been modeling the behavior you’ve been preaching – with your kids, family or business associates.
— 17th Century Cleric, Thomas Fuller