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An Tain – 9th March at 8 pm.

Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Stories shared in the pub, heard by a new generation worried about the future… The growing anxiety in border communities about the effect Brexit will have on peace…

The fight for justice, for the truth… BAFTA winning film and theatre maker Robert Rae gives a new voice to the tragedies that occurred in the South Armagh and Border counties in the darkest days of The Conflict.

Latest News

Dundalk RFC remember Caroline with crucial victory over Bective – Dundalk DemocratDeaths in Dundalk, Monday February 18, 2019 – Dundalk DemocratDUNDALK TRIVIA: What was known as ‘The Rink’? – Dundalk DemocratDundalk runner Niall Fergus shares his top tips for marathon runners – Dundalk DemocratDundalk coach John Gill more concerned about injured stars than dropped points against Sligo Rovers – The Irish Sun

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HELPLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

RAPE CRISIS NORTH EAST CLG

CHERRYWOOD COUNSELLING CENTRE

RCNE Helpline Service is a “lifeline” for many victims of rape and sexual abuse who need to talk to someone who cares.  All our telephone volunteers are trained to listen, support and offer information and counselling support to callers who use the line.

If you would like to become a helpline volunteer, please contact Rape Crisis North East and we will forward to you a Helpline Application Form.  Phone:  042 – 9339491 / 1800 21 21 22 or email info@rcne.ie.  Alternatively, please visit our website:  www.rcne.ie and download an application form.

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CROSS CAUSE FUNDRAISER

There are many traditions associated with St Stephen’s Day From racing and football to turkey sandwiches.

One that has been a fixture locally now for many years has been local man Conor Hughes’ annual December 26th fundraiser on Blackrock beach for his Cross Cause charity.

This year Conor has outdone himself by acting as King Neptune. Since 11am this morning he has been perched on top of a whale’s blow hole made out of plastic bottles on the beach in order to raise funds for a new eye treatment clinic in Ghana.

Conor said: “I wanted to do something topical this year. We are lucky
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Dundalk Lions Annual Poker Classic – Sun 18th Nov – at Lisdoo Bar – 6 pm.

Dundalk Lions Club are holding their 23rd Annual Poker Classic at the Lisdoo Bar and Steakhouse, Newry Road, Dundalk on 18th November 2018 starting at 6 pm.

Prize Fund = 50% of income

A buffet meal will be provided on the night.

Tickets are €50,

Tickets are available by calling James on 087 2568895 or Matt on 085 1740221.

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE COUNSELLORS

HELPLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

RAPE CRISIS NORTH EAST CLG

CHERRYWOOD COUNSELLING CENTRE

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE COUNSELLORS

 

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 6th February 2019 and finish on Friday 14th March 2019. The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Venue: Cherrywood Counselling Centre, Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road,
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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – St Patrick’s Day Eve Concert – Main Theatre, An Táin Arts Centre

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan.

Since their foundation in 1958 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan (The Dundalk Branch Of Comhaltas) has promoted traditional culture in Dundalk. In 2018, the branch celebrates their 60th birthday and will host several events throughout the year to mark this milestone.

This concert on St Patrick’s eve includes music, song and dance to set the mood for Lá Fhéile Pádraig.

Friday 16th March at 7:30pm Tickets €15 / €12 / €8 child

Takeover of Airtricity League club Dundalk FC

US investment firm Peak6 has completed its takeover of Airtricity League club Dundalk and formally taken control of the club.

It was announced on Thursday evening with the club issuing a statement confirming the news and local businessmen Paul Brown and Andy Connolly insisting that they had found buyers capable of taking the Oriel Park outfit to the next level.

Peak6 have, in fact, been assuming control for a number of weeks now with former Sheffield United chief executive Malachy Brannigan, who has previously worked with a number of other major clubs in England, easing his way into the
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Dromiskin Tidy Towns Concert – 7th December – Crowne Plaza

Blackrock Tidy Towns Table Quiz is on Thursday 16 November in the Golf Club

Its table Quiz time again, our annual fund raiser for Blackrock Tidy Towns is on Thursday 16 November in the Golf Club. Teams of 4 – don’t worry if you don’t have a full team we will organise that on the night and partner you up with other Quiz brains.