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Frostival returns – Friday November 22nd

Details of this year’s Frostival Winter Festival, which kicks off with the Carnival of Light parade on Friday November 22, have been announced this week. Town Centre Commercial Manager, Martin Mc Elligott explained: ‘It’s the second year of the Carnival of Light parade and we are really excited about the 2019 line-up in the Frostival programme. It will take place on the Friday evening and will be a kaleidoscope of colourful Christmas magic, weaving its way through the streets and illuminating the town centre as we go.’

The themed ‘Carnival of Light Parade’ promises to be bigger and bolder with
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BIDS has worked in Dundalk and Dublin

Drogheda will be seeking to follow in Dundalk’s footsteps with the establishment of a Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS).

It became the first town in Ireland to adopt BIDS in 2009 and has been hailed as a great success, opening many doors in the business and tourism sector as a result over the last decade.

The scheme is common in the United States & United Kingdom where the ratepayers of a designated geographical area contribute an agreed additional percentage of their rates to be ring fenced for particular actions and projects in their area.

Dundalk has developed new town centre Christmas lighting, installation of
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Lions Club Table Quiz 27th Sept – Kennedys

The Annual Table Quiz organised by Dundalk Lions Club will take place in Kennedys Bar on the Carrick Road on Friday 27th Sept. All proceeds will go towards the senior citizens ‘trip to the west’ for 150 people and carers.

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

Action Quote

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”

Your action for today is to take time to remember a dream you may have had in your youth and see if you can do something towards achieving it.

— Author and Scholar, C.S. Lewis