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Friends and family gather to remember Bernie

Friends and family of recently deceased Bernie Kelly gathered outside her house in Meadow Grove on Monday afternoon as her daughter Eimear planted a rose in her memory. Bernie, originally from Muirhevnamór, was a hugely popular with her neighbours in … Continue reading

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Huge crowds in Blackrock for conclusion of An Rás

Blackrock was thronged last Sunday afternoon as the famous Rás cycling race concluded in the village with Roscommon man Daire Feeley from the Cork based ‘All Human Velo Revolution’ team. The huge event began the week with 8 International Teams, … Continue reading

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PayPal have questions to answer states O’Murchú

PayPal must explain how jobs, which were lost in Dundalk last week, were advertised in India the day before staff in Louth were told their fate, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. The Sinn Féin TD says he has been … Continue reading

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A headstone at last for Paddy’s parents

A fundraiser for Dundalk man Paddy McDowell aka Jesus Jones has succeeded in raising enough money to buy a headstone for the grave of his parents. The headstone was recently erected in Dowdallshill graveyard for Charles and Norah who passed … Continue reading

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Mick’s minibus appeal for An Slí

Mick Pender is not a man who gives up easily. The Ashbourne native is on a mission to raise enough money to buy a minibus for An Slí, the St John of God run house for adults with disabilities in … Continue reading

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Parents appeal for video tape of tragic Danny’s school play

A family from Greenacres have appealed for help in finding a recording of a school nativity play from the Friary Infants school which took place in 2008. Seven-year-old Danny McFadden played Joseph in the school nativity play just before Christmas … Continue reading

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Delight for Eamonn as festival returns after three year enforced hiatus

THE co-founder of the Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) Eamonn Quinn has said he is “delighted” the festival is back after a three-year gap. The title of the festival is “Nothing has changed. Everything has changed” and it’s due to … Continue reading

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Leaving Cert begins for local students

Dundalk Study Academy Director Leanne Muckian said that their 6th year students are feeling “nervous yet prepared” for Leaving Certificate 2022. The exams kick off yesterday morning (Wednesday, June with English Paper One for Leaving Cert students and English for … Continue reading

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Celebration to mark announcement of new building for Gaelcholaiste Dhún Dealgan

A special evening took place in Robin House last Thursday evening to mark the occasion of An Foras Pátrúnachta successfully acquiring the lease on the town centre building for use as a new Irish medium secondary school. Gaelcholáiste Dhún Dealgan … Continue reading

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Childcare system is ‘broken’

THE pre-school childcare industry is in “crisis”, according to Federation of Early Childhood Providers Chairperson Elaine Dunne. Elaine told the Dundalk Leader that more than 260 service providers are planning to quit the industry over a controversial funding model for … Continue reading

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