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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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A Weekend of Words, Music & Drama celebrating the life, works and values of Dorothy Macardle (1889-1958) – Friday 3rd March – Sun 5th March.

“AN UNREPENTANT PROPAGANDIST”

Devised by Constance Short Conference Consultant: Peter Berresford Ellis Mistress of Ceremonies: Mona Daly Fachler

Click here for DOROTHY MACARDLE PROGRAMME

Brigid of Faughart Festival 2017

Brigid of Faughart Festival 2017 will take place between Sunday 29th January and Sunday 5th February 2017

The festival celebrates Brigid of Faughart, as both Saint and Goddess, and the Celtic Festival of Imbolc or Spring. The emphasis of the festival is to revisit and reclaim the richness of the traditions associated with Brigid of Faughart in ways which are relevant to our lives in the 21st Century.

Brigid as a poet, healer, manifester, initiator and many more of her aspects are explored through music, poetry, dance, story, landscape, folklore, spiritual customs, discussion and much more. Lectures and workshops will offer opportunities for expanding and
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Dance Kids proudly present ‘December Delights’

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

‘December Delights’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites as well as an excerpt from the ‘Wizard of OZ. The talented dancers will also be performing to many favourites such as Alice in Wonderland, Chicago and Motown to name just a few that are guaranteed to have audiences of every age dancing and singing along in their seats.

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New Year’s Eve, 1920’s Soirée. Bellurgan Park.

We cordially invite you to celebrate this New Year’s Eve in spectacular fashion with a Roaring Twenties party inside Bellurgan Park house, the perfect setting for such an exciting occasion!

This New Year’s Eve we will yet again take you back in time to the age of decadence and opulence, gentlemen and gangsters, cocktails and bootleg liquor. More rooms of the house will be open as well as the heated walled garden stage and we have even more acts lined up to ensure this years party is even bigger and better than last years sold out spectacular. So get thinking about your outfits and get
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