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Carlingford Heritage Centre – 25th August 2019

Joining Zoë Conway and John McIntyre for the final session of the 2019 Summer Series is the internationally renowned flamenco dancer, Yolanda Gonzales Sobrado. Just as Yolanda wowed the concert goers in the NCH last Friday, she is sure to cut an impressive figure in the light of the refracted colours of the Heritage Centre and to the hiberno-iberian Riverdance tunes of John Mc Intyre and Zoë Conway. We hear that work is already starting to install a stage that can give the space and the resonance to accommodate the movement and rhythms of this exciting dance form. You’ll be glad you came.

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Dundalk Famine Graveyard remembrance service – 11th August.

The Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association are holding their interdenominational service of Remembrance this Sunday (August 11) at the Dundalk Famine Graveyard.

The service will take place on the day at 5pm with Fr Padraig Keenan and Rev Geoffrey Walmsley officiating.

Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association are a group of volunteers established in 2000 with the sole purpose of restoring the famine graveyard on the Ardee Road to a dignified condition.

The one acre site is situated at Longitude 53.981443 and Latitude -6.416659 in the townland of Killally, Ardee Road, Dundalk. The group of local volunteers set about bringing some dignity back to the neglected old
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Car Boot Sale on Sunday 14th July, 2019

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 14th July, 2019 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 9:00am 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
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The Dance Kids Proudly Present ‘Here Comes Summer’

An Táin Arts Centre is the place to be on Sunday the 23rd of June when the Dance Kids unveil their latest show ‘Here Comes Summer’.

Never one’s to sit still; the Dance Kids have been rehearsing for ‘Here Comes Summer’ since January and have promised that this year’s show will be the perfect event for all the family, with performances to suit all ages.

The talented dancers aged from just four years of age are promising to stage a ‘show-stopping performance’ of the hit Disney film, ‘Hercules’, as well as many favourites from ‘The Monkees’ and ‘Legally Blonde’.

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Co Louth Agricultural Show – 9th June 2019

All roads lead to the beautiful setting of Bellurgan Park on Sunday for the 2019 County Louth Agricultural Show.

The mission of the show is “to be a Shop Window for what is produced locally, explaining the process from farm to fork, highlighting best agricultural practice and adherence to quality production”.

Shows like the Co. Louth Agricultural Show also help to preserve traditions handed down through generations which otherwise could be forgotten. Experience the magic of old and new skills in a stunning setting in the heart of County Louth. see https://dundalkshow.com/

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Tain March Festival 1st – 2nd June.

You are invited to join in with the Táin March Festival and walk in the footstep of Queen Medb’s army as it concludes in Dundalk this weekend.

Now in its ninth year, the Táin March Festival was established in 2011 as a community walking festival to celebrate and promote the epic tale of the Cattle Raid of Cooley.

You are invited to join the group at Oriel Park at 12:30pm where families are encouraged to get involved and will receive face painting and costumes before meeting Queen Maeve and becoming part of her warrior army.

The March then departs Oriel for the Market Square
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Everyman – An Tain – 25th May 8 pm

‘Everyman’ with the Dundalk Men’s Shed’s Choir Saturday 25th May at 8pm!

Directed by Paul Hayes, with lyrics by Sophie Coyle, and music by Zoe Conway, John Mc Intyre and Patrick Connolly.

Tickets €10 BOOKING https://antain.ticketsolve.com/shows/873601239

creative writing workshop

A creative writing workshop will take place at Dundalk next week.

Organised as part of the Bealtaine Festival, the workshop will take place on Wednesday May 15th at 2.30pm and will be hosted by Una Rice.

For further information contact Dundalk Library at 042 9353190 or email libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

Cross Cooley Challenge – 27th April 2019

The countdown has started, its time to get off the fence and onto the hills, it’s just 25 days to walk day on the 27th of April. Firstly a reminder to pick up your sponsorship cards and challenge family and friends for some hard earned funds for our two great charities, The North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation. ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY to the charities.

Picking up your card early also helps us get a handle on numbers and plan how to look after your needs on the day, snacks, buses, registration etc. so pick up your card today from
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Maytime Serenade Concert – 11th of May – An Tain

A Maytime Serenade Concert will be held in aid of Rape Crisis North East at An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk on Saturday May 11 at 7pm.

Those in attendance can expect an entertaining night of music and song serenading you through the years of musicals, opera and operetta.  

Favourites like Showboat, My Fair Lady, Les Misérables, Chess, La Bohème, Rigoletto and many more popular and well-known classics.

Tenor David Martin, Baritone Jackie Winkless, Soprano Niamh McCormick will be accompanied by Jillian Saunders on piano and Maria Mason on Violin/Soloist.

Doors will open at 7pm with a reception and
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Action Quote

“You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?”

Your action for today is to make an effort to make somebody’s day!

— Writer, Carolyn Fansler