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Check in on older people during this week’s cold weather.

ALONE is appealing to members of the public to check in on older people in advance of this week’s cold weather.

Ensure that the older people in your community have fuel, food, medication and have sufficient communication with someone, so that they are prepared for the weather ahead.

For older people, cold weather can be more than just an inconvenience! Call ALONE on 01 6791032 or visit alone.ie  <http://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=6600&d=kaKV2lmcD4is7BgsD74_Ka3phf-nooY1UmHcrnVD0w&s=329&u=http%3a%2f%2falone%2eie> today for help and advice on coping with the cold.

Advice for Older People in Cold Weather

Staying well and warm:

Eat hot meals regularly and drink plenty of fluids. This will keep you warm. Have
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THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk – Sat Feb 24th

THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk takes place once more on Saturday February 24. This is the seventh renewal of the event that was inaugurated by Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick as a means of helping local organisations providing vital services.

The beneficiaries this year will be Maria Goretti Children’s Respite and RehabCare Adult Services, Dundalk to support Art, Drama and Music programmes that they provide.

The Maria Goretti Children’s Respite provides residential respite to 80 families who have children with Autism, Learning Disability or a Physical Disability between the ages of 6-18. The RehabCare Resource Centres in Dundalk
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Have your say – Public Consultation

Louth County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out public realm improvement works located generally along Clanbrassil Street, Church Street, Bridge Street, Linenhall Street, Northgate Street and Fairgreen Road and at junctions with Market Street, Yorke Street, Patrick Street, John Street, the Laurels and Wolfe Tone Terrace, Dundalk.

Closing date for submissions is 12th March 2018.

Special radio documentary on Brigid of Faughart – 9 am on Sat. 13th January on Dundalk FM..

Dundalk FM (97.7FM) will broadcast a special radio documentary on Brigid of Faughart at 9am on Saturday 13th January, it will also be repeated on Sunday 14th January at 5pm and will be available as a podcast for the Dundalk FM homepage.

The programme is presented by Dolores Whelan and contributors to the programme are Dr Mary Condren, Fr Tom Hamill, Maura Lennon, Dr Alison Lennon, and May Coyle. Music by Ann Mc Donald and the Late Eithne Ní Uallacháin.

Community Notices

*New* Help your child/Teen understand Bereavement – A talk in Boomrang Cafe, Drogheda on 20th December at 10am – click here

 

*New* An Tain Arts Centre December Events and Link to January to April 2018 Programme – Click here

 

Gary Kelly Support Centre December 2017 – click here

 

Rehabcare – Pop up Shop Dundalk – click here

 

Oriel Centre, Dundalk – Events – (December ’17 – April ’18) – click here

Want a Gift that lasts forever?

Artisans are holding a display of their paintings in the LOUTH CO. LIBRARY DUNDALK from Tuesday Dec 5th to Thursday Dec 14th (Library hours).  Paintings to suit all tastes and priced to suit all pockets will be on show there.

Artisans are a group of Artists who meet and paint every Friday in the Carroll Mead Hall.  New members are always welcome.  No previous experience is necessary.  For further information have a chat with one of the members in attendance in the Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tidy Towns Winners

Congratulations to all the Tidy Towns Groups in Louth who recieved an increase in marks once again this year and to Medal Winners Tallanstown (Gold), Blackrock (Gold), Dundalk (Gold), Drogheda (Gold), Ardee (Silver) and Knockbridge (Bronze).

Congratulations also to the Special Category Awards Winners – Stabannon for the Gum Litter Taskforce Award, Dunleer for the Tree Project Award, Carlingford for the Waste Prevention Award and Blackrock who were runners up in the Sustainable Development Award.

NEW FREE SPECIALISED TEENAGE SERVICE

Rape Crisis North East are now providing a FREE specialised professional counselling service for teenagers who have experienced any form of sexual violence in their lives.

The service will be run by Michelle Daly a highly trained and experienced Psychotherapist with expertise in the field of sexual violence and working with adolescents. If you have any queries or would like further information please contact us on 042 9339491, 1800212122 or info@rcne.ie.

Dundalk: 30th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed. Clean to European Norms.

Dundalk retains its clean status, with no heavily littered sites.

 

Very good sites in Dundalk included the County Museum, Dundalk Grammar School and Oriel Park Football Stadium – all were well presented and maintained.  It was noted that Castleblaney Approach Road was better than previous surveys but it is still some way off the top litter grade.  Dundalk Institute of Technology was let down by the cigarette butts at the entrance – this took away from an otherwise very freshly presented campus.

 

 

Dundalk Grammar School:  Grade A.  The high grade in previous surveys has been sustained at Dundalk Grammar School. 
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CAR BOOT SALE – IN AID OF Rape Crisis North East – 13th Aug.

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 13th of August, 2017 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 10:00am to 4:00pm and sellers with their cars can set-up from 8:30am 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 and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items.

All proceeds will
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