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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 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 enough
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GIVE UP SMOKING AND SAVE A PACKET ON LIFE INSURANCE

-Cost Comparison reveals huge savings for consumers giving up in the New Year-

A new life insurance cost comparison published by the National Consumer Agency (NCA) reveals that smokers pay as much as double the premium for the same level of cover and stand to make savings of more than €13,000 over the life of a policy if they give up smoking. The cost comparison also highlights that consumers can make significant savings by switching provider.

The cost comparison shows that there a number of other ways to reduce the cost of life and mortgage protection insurance:

Life insurance is a long-term product, unlike other
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Dundalk Group of Parishes events – December 2018

Dance Kids proudly present ‘The Greatest Snowman’ – 29th and 30th December

The Dance Kids are back once more with their Christmas show ‘The Greatest Snowman’ which takes place on the 29th and 30th of December in An Tàin Arts Centre.

‘The Greatest Snowman’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites as well as an excerpt from the ‘The Greatest Showman. The talented dancers will also be performing to many favourites from the hit musical ‘Wicked’, as well as songs from ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Tina Turner’ to name just a few that are guaranteed to have audiences of every age dancing and singing along in their seats.

“The Dance Kids have been busier than
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Dundalk’s Cuchulainn Cycling Club – AGM report

Dundalk’s Cuchulainn Cycling Club recently held their AGM in The Spirit Store to discuss the season past and to outline the future development of the club. Club Chairman Sé Weston in his opening address outlined some of the some of the club’s milestones over the year, in particular the number of female members in the club, which has grown to 20% of it’s almost 400 strong membership. Another huge growth area for the club has been the underage section. Under the tutelage of Philip Kerley, the Monday night cyclo cross regularly sees in excess of 40 children from 8 through to 15 years old taking
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Christmas Panto – 8th to 13th Jan 2019

It’s that time of year again. Oh yes it is! Dundalk Musical Society returns to An Tain from the 8th to the 13th January 2019 with their Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime.

Evening shows will be on from 7:30pm nightly plus 2:30pm matinées on Saturday and Sunday.

Featuring a stellar local cast and a super talented chorus of over 100 local children and young adults, this panto has all the ingredients of a great night out with music, dancing, laughter and of course good triumphing over evil.

Tickets are now available from: www.antain.ie or by calling the box office on 042 9332332.

Tickets are priced
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Living With Sight Loss – Six Week Course. Sept 25th to Oct 30th

Join Fighting Blindness and RNIB for a free information course taking place in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, September to October. Lots of interesting topics covered.

Living with Sight Loss: Six Week Confidence Building Course Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 – October 30, 2018

If you’re living with sight loss in Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim or Northern Ireland, this confidence building course could provide the practical and emotional support you need to face the future with confidence.

As well as providing an opportunity for people with sight loss to meet and connect with each other, family
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Cracks – An Tain Arts Centre, Thu 13th Sept.

Quintessence Theatre

I remember what it was like. Being like everyone else. Whole. Complete. Unshattered, unbroken. Normal. But things change. Now I’m falling between the cracks in myself, and I don’t know how to crawl back out…

A powerful piece of devised theatre from An Táin Arts Centre’s company-in-residence exploring the issue of mental illness in Ireland. Cracks premiered in October 2016 and is back for a fourth run due to popular demand.

Tickets 11am Students €10 / Teachers free | 8pm €15 / €10

Ladywell Shrine – 15th August

The annual devotions at Ladywell Shrine in Dundalk for the Rising of the Waters will take place on August 14th.

The devotions mass will begin at 11:15pm, starting with the Rosary. This will be followed by mass with the Blessings of the Water at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bottles to be filled with holy water from the shrine, which can be blessed during the next day.

These personal devotions take place all day on the 15th of August.

Large crowds are expected to arrive at the Dublin Road shrine next week. People from across Louth, and our neighbouring counties such as
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Two holes in one at the Dundalk Lions classic

THERE were not one but two holes in one at the recent Dundalk Lions Golf Classic which took place on the testing 18 hole layout attached to Ballymascanlon House Hotel on the outskirts of the Co Louth town.

Patricia McAllister, a 10 handicapper from Laytown & Bettystown, aced the 114 yard index five fifth hole with a seven iron while Paul Connolly of Swords Golf Club, who plays off 13, holed his hybrid tee shot on the 185 yard index 10 14th hole.

The event attracted 24 teams and the monies raised will go towards taking 120 senior citizens and
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