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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

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  <http://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=6600&d=kaKV2lmcD4is7BgsD74_Ka3phf-nooY1UmHcrnVD0w&s=329&u=http%3a%2f%2falone%2eie> 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
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THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk – Sat Feb 24th

THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk takes place once more on Saturday February 24. This is the seventh renewal of the event that was inaugurated by Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick as a means of helping local organisations providing vital services.

The beneficiaries this year will be Maria Goretti Children’s Respite and RehabCare Adult Services, Dundalk to support Art, Drama and Music programmes that they provide.

The Maria Goretti Children’s Respite provides residential respite to 80 families who have children with Autism, Learning Disability or a Physical Disability between the ages of 6-18. The RehabCare Resource Centres in Dundalk
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Have your say – Public Consultation

Louth County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out public realm improvement works located generally along Clanbrassil Street, Church Street, Bridge Street, Linenhall Street, Northgate Street and Fairgreen Road and at junctions with Market Street, Yorke Street, Patrick Street, John Street, the Laurels and Wolfe Tone Terrace, Dundalk.

Closing date for submissions is 12th March 2018.

DREAM BIG DUNDALK for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s time to Dream Big Dundalk as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is less than 2 months away. ‘Dream Big Dundalk’ is this year’s theme for the Dundalk parade and is kindly ‘on loan’ from Dundalk Credit Union – Main Sponsors of the 2018 event! There’s going to be lots to do and see this year, with a new route which includes the old parade route meeting point of Philip Street then taking in the town from Bridge Street right up to Dublin Street. The parade will start at the now traditional time of 1pm on Saturday 17th March. The ever-popular Pelican Promotions Family Fun
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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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Special radio documentary on Brigid of Faughart – 9 am on Sat. 13th January on Dundalk FM..

Dundalk FM (97.7FM) will broadcast a special radio documentary on Brigid of Faughart at 9am on Saturday 13th January, it will also be repeated on Sunday 14th January at 5pm and will be available as a podcast for the Dundalk FM homepage.

The programme is presented by Dolores Whelan and contributors to the programme are Dr Mary Condren, Fr Tom Hamill, Maura Lennon, Dr Alison Lennon, and May Coyle. Music by Ann Mc Donald and the Late Eithne Ní Uallacháin.

Post Brexit International & Cross Border Trade – Carrickdale Hotel – 7th Feb. 2018

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, Dundalk Chamber, Local Enterprise Office Louth, Louth County Council and Newry, Mourne & Down District Council is hosting a major FREE event in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa on 7th February 2018 to help businesses gear up for Brexit.

Hear up-to-date insights from guest speaker Tánaiste and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney on how to plan for Brexit.

Practical workshops on specific Brexit-related issues such as VAT, Customs, Tax and Rules of Origin.

Tips on how to prepare for the challenge with a panel discussion on people, supply chain and currency with SME company experiences.

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PANTOMIME: Sleeping Beauty – Main Theatre, An Táin Arts Centre – 9th to 14th January

Dundalk Musical Society is delighted to present the pantomime of your dreams “Sleeping Beauty”. For over 25 years, the society has brought you on a magical trip to pantoland each January – and this year will be no different! We meet the beautiful princess Aurora, tenderly cared for by her loving Nanny Lola under the watchful eye of King Anto!

Featuring a chorus of 100 children and young adults, Sleeping Beauty is sure to be a feast for the senses, with music, dancing, comedy and the usual pinch of panto magic. Will the dashing Prince William win the heart of Aurora? Will the evil Magnificent
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Community Notices

*New* Help your child/Teen understand Bereavement – A talk in Boomrang Cafe, Drogheda on 20th December at 10am – click here

 

*New* An Tain Arts Centre December Events and Link to January to April 2018 Programme – Click here

 

Gary Kelly Support Centre December 2017 – click here

 

Rehabcare – Pop up Shop Dundalk – click here

 

Oriel Centre, Dundalk – Events – (December ’17 – April ’18) – click here

Action Quote

“Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.”

Your action for today is to do something kind for someone that you don’t feel deserves it.

— Biologist, S.H. Simmons