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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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Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Consider running a Dawn/Dusk Chorus during the month of May.  Older people, their families and friends sing songs they love, songs anybody can join in.  For further details in running a choir please email bealtaine1@ageandopportunity.ie or phone 01- 8057713

This event is co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity which is a national charitable organisation established in 1988 to promote healthy, happy and productive ageing in Irish communities. Each year we coordinate a Bealtaine Festival (http://www.Bealtaine.ie) during the month of May, a festival established to encourage and celebrate older people’s engagement with the arts.

One of the core events of the Bealtaine Festival is its Dawn/Dusk
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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.

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Check in on older people during this week’s cold weather.

ALONE is appealing to members of the public to check in on older people in advance of this week’s cold weather.

Ensure that the older people in your community have fuel, food, medication and have sufficient communication with someone, so that they are prepared for the weather ahead.

For older people, cold weather can be more than just an inconvenience! Call ALONE on 01 6791032 or visit alone.ie today for help and advice on coping with the cold.

Advice for Older People in Cold Weather

Staying well and warm:

Eat hot meals regularly and drink plenty of fluids. This will keep you warm. Have enough
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-Cost Comparison reveals huge savings for consumers giving up in the New Year-

A new life insurance cost comparison published by the National Consumer Agency (NCA) reveals that smokers pay as much as double the premium for the same level of cover and stand to make savings of more than €13,000 over the life of a policy if they give up smoking. The cost comparison also highlights that consumers can make significant savings by switching provider.

The cost comparison shows that there a number of other ways to reduce the cost of life and mortgage protection insurance:

Life insurance is a long-term product, unlike other
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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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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 Group of Parishes events – December 2018

Action Quote

“Little value comes out of the belief that people will respond progressively better by treating them progressively worse.”

Your action for today is to pay attention to how you treat people and how they respond to you.

— Writer, Eric Harvey