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Launch of new book by Rev Dr Father Oliver Brennan – 20th Sep in Ballymac.

Rev Dr Father Oliver Brennan will be signing copies of his latest book – a co-edited international anthology of the best contemporary poems written about faith, belief and wonder in the 21st century. The hardcover edition, published by the London press Eyewear, has received glowing reviews in America, Ireland and the UK, and features poems by many major poets. The book reception will feature Dr Brennan and his Canadian co-editor, Dr Swift (currently of Cambridge University) briefly discussing poetry in the current age, reading a few poems from the book, and then signing the book, during a drinks reception.

At over 350 pages, and handsomely
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Urban Geology Field Trip of Dundalk – Thu 24th August

Dundalk Tourist Office in association with Geological Survey Ireland would like to invite you on an Urban Geology Field Trip of Dundalk led by geologist Dr Siobhán Power from 11am – 1pm on Thursday 24th of August

 

Learn about the geological treasures you walk on and by every day – some of local origin and some from far away.

 

The meeting point on the day is Dundalk Tourist Office on Market Square – this event is free but places are limited, for more information or to book contact Sinéad on 042 93 52111 or info@dundalktouristoffice.ie

 

Kind Regards,

Sinéad Roche

 

Dundalk Tourist
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Game of Thrones theme night in An Tain – Tues 18th July at 8pm

THERE will be a Game of Thrones themed night on Tuesday July 18th in An Tain Arts Centre (Dundalk Town Hall) from 8pm -12.

The night will consist of GoT board games, GoT fancy dress, lively debate, table tennis, food, hot drinks, soft drinks, prizes and much more. Don’t miss out! Non alcoholic social event, a good opportunity to meet new people in a more relaxed atmosphere.

CAR BOOT SALE IN AID OF Rape Crisis North East – 9th July

 

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 9th July, 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.

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The annual Inniskeen Road July Evening Festival – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July

The annual Inniskeen Road July Evening Festival takes place next month on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July in Inniskeen.

This year sees the 50th Commemoration of the death of Patrick Kavanagh

A celebration of the works of the poet and writer, the festival focuses on these works which are rooted in his native Inniskeen landscape.

Working on the family farm in 1930’s/1940’s Inniskeen, witnessing daily the miracle of creation, Kavanagh began to write of his experiences and became the ‘authentic voice of the Irish country poor.

Since his death in 1967, the growing popularity of his work among diverse cultures and age groups have
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Teddy Bears Picnic – Wellington Hall – 18th June

World premiere of Student Documentary at DkIT – 8th June

World premiere of Student Documentary at DkIT

A television documentary, The Road to Speyfest, an entertaining music documentary made by students on the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production and featuring performances by students from the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble will be premiered in the Carroll Building at Dundalk Institute of Technology at 7pm on 8 June 2017.

Source: Dundalk Democrat

Rape Crisis North East Flag Day – 11th May

Rape Crisis North East will be holding their annual Flag Day on Thursday the 11th of May 2017. We will be in various locations around Dundalk, and we are seeking your help in raising awareness and much needed funding for our counselling & support services.

If you would like to devote some of your time to support us in this event or even be a volunteer collector for a day, please contact Rape Crisis North East Centre on 042 – 9339491, email info@rcne.ie or visit our website www.rcne.ie and we will issue you with Flag Day stickers, collection buckets and collectors permits.

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Darkness into Light – 6th May – 3 am

Darkness into Light is taking place in Dundalk next Saturday May 6th, starting at 3am.

SOSAD are in need of volunteer stewards to man the route.

You will be picked up at DkIT at 3am and brought back around 5.30am.

If anyone is interested can you let us know by contacting 042-9327311 or emailing dundalk@sosadireland.ie

Volunteers needed as Cycle Against Suicide visits Dundalk – 23rd April

Over 800 people die by suicide on the island of Ireland each year. That is 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. Cycle Against Suicide aims to affect change by beginning a conversation about mental health; spreading the message that ‘It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’ into schools, businesses and communities throughout the island of Ireland.

Each year, cyclists of varying abilities, with different stories, and different “whys,” come together as part of Cycle Against Suicide to together, help break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland. The now annual event has seen over 10,000
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