Events

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At the Spirit Store

Spirit Store

COOLEY GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY – May 16th @ 8pm

Theme :  Medieval church sites in North County Louth

DR. VANESSA RYAN WILL GIVE A TALK IN LONG’S PUB, GRANGE, COOLEY,

ON FRIDAY, MAY 16TH, 2014 at 8.00 pm.

REFRESHMENTS SERVED. ADMISSION 5 EURO. EVERYBODY WELCOME.

If interested in Summer Outings or Genealogy Classes, please phone 0851833110

Singing circle weekly sessions

Dundalk Singing Circle are starting a new weekly session in Toale’s Bar, Crowe Street, starting this Wednesday, April 16, and all singers are welcome to go along.

‘All singers are welcome, especially traditional singers, but we won’t turn anyone away!’

‘We have around twelve to 14 singers and we’d like more and if people playing a musical instrument as well they’re welcome,’ said Henry who plays the guitar.

Henry and Mick Dunne, a Dubliner now living in Silverbridge, have been instrumental in getting the singing circle off the ground and are looking forward to the group expanding in Toale’s which is run by local musician
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Young musicians to appear on RTE

Dundalk Brass and Music Generation Louth’s Junior Brass Band will be featured on the popular RTE Radio One show Country Wide on Saturday April 19.

The programme’s team visited Dundalk to record the programme earlier in the month and, as well as speaking with band members, they also popped into the Junior Brass Band’s rehearsals.

Music Generation Louth’s Junior Brass Band in the programme as it was established last year in close association with the senior band to create a new generation of brass players.

Junior Brass Band musicians take part in a weekly band rehearsal under the expert guidance of Music Generation Louth tutor
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Giro d’Italia information evening – 8th April

DUNDALK TOWN Council, in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, will host a Giro d’Italia Information Event in An Táin Theatre on Tuesday, April 8, at 6.30 p.m. Guest speakers include representatives from Fáilte Ireland and Shade Tree Sports (event promoters for the Irish stage).

Come along if you would like to know more about this opportunity and how Dundalk can benefit from it, or if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Talk on Life & Works of Pope John Paul II

John Paul II

John Paul II

Fr. Maurice Colgan is to give a talk on the life & works of Pope John Paul II in light of his upcoming canonization. The talk will be held this Saturday evening (April 5th 2014) in the Dominican Friary Church, Anne’s Street, Dundalk @ 7:30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. The talk is part of a book launch program about the pontiff. The book launch takes place towards the end of April. Contact 021 450 3187 for more details.

How to stay healthy

Be active for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times a week.Eat a healthy diet — eat more fruit and vegetables and fresh foods; eat less fat, fries and convenience foods. If you smoke, stop — the risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced by half, one year after quitting. Have regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks with your family doctor. Find out about your family history and the signs and symptoms of heart disease. Drink in moderation — consume no more than 14 standard drinks per week. Enjoy life. Take time out for yourself and keep in touch with friends.

IBAL Anti-Litter Survey of Dundalk

Overall 2013 result:  28th out of 42 towns / cities surveyed.  Clean to European Norms.

 Dundalk is up from 37th in 2012 but still more is possible from a former outright winner.  There were three top ranking sites in Dundalk and the remainder were just moderately littered.  The Recycle Facility on Newry Road was an excellent site – not just clear of litter but exceptionally well presented and managed.  Dundalk Railway Station just missed the top litter grade – with a little extra care and attention this is very achievable.  All three approach roads were moderately littered.  The towns at the top consider it beneficial
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