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Part of town’s history comes crashing down

There was heartbreak across Dundalk last week when the handball alleys that have stood proudly at the entrance of St Mary’s College for many years were demolished. Among those lamenting the loss of a piece of the town’s history was … Continue reading

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Give Louth tourism a fair chance

Failte Ireland have once again emphasised that Co. Louth will be an integral part of their ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ campaign which will be rolled out next summer to try and build on the wealth of historical and cultural assets in … Continue reading

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Sydney Rose recalls her Irish roots

Having endured something of a drought in recent years at the Rose of Tralee festival, Louth will be well represented in 2015 when the festival kicks off next month. Louth Rose Jenny Hanlon became the first Wee County representative to … Continue reading

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Students brighten up the community

Students from Faughart National School were proud to unveil their freshly painted mural last week, following their win in a recent competition hosted by Dulux. The brightly coloured mural was created with the paint the students won following their success … Continue reading

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Thieves strike during Month’s Mind Mass

LOCAL people are being urged not to keep large money in their houses following an incident in which thieves struck while family members attended a relative’s Month’s Mind. The elderly homeowners returned to find their house had been ransacked and … Continue reading

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Dundalk handed trip to Belarus

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny says he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Belarusian Champions Bate Borisov in next months Champions League second round qualifier. The Airtricity League Champions were given probably the toughest draw hey could have … Continue reading

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Meeting hears concerns over road closures

COMMUTERS residents, business owners, TDs and councillors attended a meeting on Monday evening to voice their opposition to Louth County Council’s plan to close the N53 Dundalk-Castleblayney road for a three month period. Peter Finnegan who runs a shop in … Continue reading

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Here I Am exhibition opens at The Square

A photographic exhibition which highlights the individuality of children with Down Syndrome was officially launched in Dundalk’s Market Square last Thursday morning. The ‘Here I Am’ exhibition features 20 photographs taken by Kerry photographer Dan Murphy which celebrate the unique … Continue reading

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New App to promote healthy living

Consistent with the national drive to fight obesity and encourage healthy eating, Dundalk-based banana importers Fyffes has released a tablet app to encourage young children to ‘Go Bananas’. Aimed at 7 to 10 year olds, the app is produced with … Continue reading

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Business may be hit by road closure

Louth County Council will put livelihoods and businesses at risk if they go ahead with their plan to close the N53 Dundalk-Castleblayney Road for a three-month period according to one local businessman. Peter Finnegan who runs a shop in Hackballscross … Continue reading

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