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Dundalk Counselling Centre ‘Oakdene’ is celebrating forty years of helping the local community

Dundalk Counselling Centre ‘Oakdene’ is celebrating forty years of helping the local community, with the demand for its services as high now as ever.

Set up in 1982 in response to the devastating impact which high levels of unemployment and poverty were having on people’s mental health, including refugees who had escaped the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Centre proved to be a beacon in how a community can help itself.

Many of those who have been involved in this valuable work were present on Friday when the Centre proudly launched the first of its 40 year celebration events with planting of an oak tree, followed
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Dundalk’s Mini-Marathon queen Joan

There has been widespread sadness at the death of Joan Brady at her home Ashgrove, Avenue Road, Dundalk, on Sunday.

Joan, who was originally from Dublin, was known far and wide as an inspirational participant in the Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon – taking part in every event since it began in 1983.

She had taken up walking as a form of exercise after seeing people doing it in Central Park while on a trip to New York and set up the Dundalk Joggers and Walkers in the early 1980s.

The group met twice a week and were unique at the time as it provided women with
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Assist Ukraine in the Marshes

Dundalk-based Marshes wants to practically assist families and children caught in the conflict by collecting items to keep them safe, warm and fed.

It has set-up a designated drop-off point adjacent to the centre’s Customer Information Desk where items can be donated to its Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

Dry and canned foods, non-perishable cooking supplies, hygiene kits including soap, sanitary products, baby wipes and nappies, blankets and first aid kits, warm clean clothes, batteries and torches will all be accepted.

Items donated will go the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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Fitzer’s Annual 5k Run/ Walk – 26th Feb.

On February 26th, the long awaited Fitzer’s Annual 5k Run/ Walk will take place at the Marshes shopping centre. Sponsored by Toolfix and organised by Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick, this year’s run promises to be one of the best and is an occasion not to be missed. All Funds will be going towards RehabCare Dundalk Centre and the Maria Goretti Foundation.

St. Brigid – Died 1st February 525 AD.

Devotion to St Brigid, one of our national patrons, is of ancient origin and would seem to have begun during her lifetime. Brigid’s cult grew to a status second only to that of Patrick, and to the Irish she was known as Mary of the Gael.

According to tradition, Brigid was born at Fochard Muirtheimne, a few miles north of Dundalk about 450 AD. Because of the strength of this tradition, the place was later known as Fochard Bríde.

It is believed that Brigid spent her early years in this scenic area of north Co Louth, and the ancient penitential ‘stations’ linked with St
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LMETB Community Education Services -Community Based Education Programme

LMETB Community Education Service supports new and existing community groups and organisations to establish community- based education programmes.

The Service prioritises individuals and groups who experience educational/social disadvantage or social exclusion. Programmes are offered on a part-time basis in non-formal, community-based settings and are intended to offer personal development and skills development for group members.

The group itself has an important role in deciding the subject area of any course. The type of course offered depends on the needs and abilities of the group   LMETB Community Education Service can assist groups in assessing their needs and provide an LMETB tutor to deliver a programme
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The Impact of Addiction on Families – Final Workshop Tuesday 14th December 7pm

Louth PPN and the Family Addiction Support Network under our Mental Health program present their final workshop on the subject of “The Impact of Addiction on Families.”

Our workshops are free of charge and available to members of our communities to join.

The Final Workshop will be held on Tuesday 14th December 7pm via zoom and will cover the following topics:

CounsellingWellness and FlourishingPeer Support Group5 Step Method

Materials that will be provided during the training will include:

Taking the Lid  OffBouncing Back (Building Resilience in Children)The Seven Stages families go throughHandout Wellness pack

To register for the workshops, please email ppn@louthcoco.ie to reserve  your place
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Green Issues

As the COP26 talks are nearing completion in Glasgow, it is worthwhile to look at some of the relevant quotes from the week.

“As a continent that only contributes 3% of greenhouse gas emissions, Africa cannot be left on its own to manage their increasingly harmful effects.” – DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi

“Even if we were to turn off the tap on greenhouse gas emissions today, the impacts of climate change would be with us for many decades to come” – Inger Andersen, executive director of UN Environment Programme

“We must demand that our leaders treat the climate crisis like our
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The price of gas.

The price of gas has risen by as much as fivefold this year compared to its prices in January.

It has pushed many energy suppliers to the edge, and toppled many further over it.

They are stuck in a difficult position, having signed contracts with many of their customers that force them to sell energy for less than it costs them to buy it.

However some experts worry that any big failures could stretch the system.

Could be an interesting winter ahead here.

The rapid increase in Data Centres connected to the grid in Ireland is getting a lot of the blame for this current supply crunch. There’s now 70 centres in Ireland, 60 in the Greater Dublin Area. New centres numbers increased by 25% in a year, and currently they are using 11% of national Electricity Supply. With the current & future applications for more data centres this could be near 40% of projected electricity demand on the grid. 

However whilst there is no doubt a policy issue with most of the new national energy demand coming from Data Centres sector. There are
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