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Brothers take on marathon challenge

Local men, Stephen and Sean Casey, are taking on the challenge of running a marathon to raise funds for the hospital that helped care for their late brother. Ciaran Casey was only 37 when he passed away suddenly back in … Continue reading

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Call for more dog waste bins on main streets

Cllr Maeve Yore has called for more to be done to combat the ongoing problem of dog fouling around town. Tough new bye laws were introduced last year to combat the problem of owners not cleaning up after their dogs … Continue reading

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Coláiste Rís students step into the spotlight

The students of Coláiste Rís will take to the stage this April, for their annual Transition Year musical. This year’s performance will take you back to the 80s with the hit musical ‘The Wedding Singer’. The musical follows Robbie Hart … Continue reading

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Students enjoy French trip

It was certainly ‘Vive La France’ this month in St.Vincent’s school when the French Department celebrated ‘La Semaine Francaise’, or French Week in style with a wide range of activities to promote the language. First year classes brought wonderful colourful … Continue reading

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Injury to baby leaves community in shock

The community of Ardee are in shock after a ten-week old baby girl was critically injured during an incident at an apartment complex on Bridge St. last Monday. The infant who was born on New Year’s Eve was brought to … Continue reading

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Rain fails to dampen St Patrick’s Day parade

The rain failed to dampen the mood around town as the 2017 Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade once again brought thousands of people into the Dundalk Town Centre. The TEAM Dundalk theme for this year’s March 17 celebrations was a … Continue reading

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A first for Coláiste Lú hosting ‘Abair’

Coláiste Lú became the first school in Louth to host ‘Abair’, the Irish public speaking competition and saw local pupil, Daniel Ó Nordáin, reach the Ulster Final. Students spoke for four minutes each on topical subjects such as Donald Trump, … Continue reading

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Unique creation for De La Salle musicians

De La Salle students were busy last week recording a fusion piece for ‘ Waltons Music for Schools competition’. The students, together with their music teacher Pamela Campbell chose to create an arrangement of ‘The Parting Glass’. The song fuses … Continue reading

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Hopes fade for missing Coastguard crewman

Fears are growing for the safety of a local man who was part of the crew of the Irish Coastguard helicopter that went missing off the Mayo coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Chief Pilot Mark Duffy is … Continue reading

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Enterprising students put businesses on display

Secondary students put their business talents on display when the Local Enterprise Office Louth hosted the County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards on Tuesday March 7 with over 200 students taking park. The competition is an exciting and rewarding … Continue reading

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