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Peg Needham bursary fund

In 1995 following the untimely death of well-known flute player Peig Needham a music bursary fund was established to commemorate her. Peig McGrath, as she was better known in traditional music circles, was very much involved with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann … Continue reading

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An Tain to host opera

An Tain Arts Centre will host a new opera on Tuesday September 10. Vagabones is based on the play Trespasses by Emma Donoguhe, is a moving tale of conflicted human emotions. It is a fictionalisation of the judge’s own account … Continue reading

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Disability cuts are brutal and futile

A “brutal and futile” decision by the HSE to cut a training allowance for young people with disabilities, starting a course in Dundalk this week shows that “decency and humanity has been stripped from the system”, according to TD Imelda … Continue reading

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Caolan selected on Walker Cup team

Dundalk golfer, Caolan Rafferty, has joined the elite level of amateur golfers after being selected for one of the sport’s most prestigious events. Following another memorable season, the Dundalk Golf Club member has been chosen to player for the Great … Continue reading

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All set for Knockbridge Vintage Festival

The Annual Knockbridge Vintage Rally and Working Day takes place on Sunday September 8 in Knockbridge with gates opening to the public at 1pm. There’ll be lots to keep everyone entertained, be they young or old, and a very enjoyable … Continue reading

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Auditions for Aladdin on Sunday

Dundalk Musical Society are delighted to announce their January 2020 Pantomime will bring us on a magic carpet ride with the wonderful story of “Aladdin”. Auditions will take place on Sunday September 1 in The Friary Hall on Anne Street, … Continue reading

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Safety concerns ahead of school return

In the week when children are preparing for their return a local man has expressed concerns about safety near one of the town’s busiest schools. Local Pearse Park resident Brendan Moore has raised concerns over the noticeable increase in traffic … Continue reading

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Amy in Irish squad for Elite Championships

Local female boxer Amy Broadhurst will travel to Madrid this week to compete in the European Elite championship 2019. The tournament will take place from August 24 to 31 and competitors from all over Europe will take part in this … Continue reading

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St Vincents launch annual 5k race

The St Vincents Secondary School annual 5K is fast becoming one of the most popular events on the local calendar and preparations for this year’s event are well under way with the official launch taking place on Wednesday Septmber 4. … Continue reading

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An Táin Arts Centre’s new programme announced

Highlights of the season include a huge host of local and touring music and dance, including: Mná na hÉireann, a unique celebration of the women of the revolution, the Opera Collective Ireland’s world prèmiere of Vagabones, local band Orwells ’84 … Continue reading

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