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DkIT reverse decision to move graduation

Students in DkIT were celebrating yesterday morning when the President of the college backed down on plans to bring the graduation ceremony into the town centre. These plans were met with widespread anger from students and following a number of … Continue reading

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Halloween at the County Museum

The County Museum in Dundalk will host a variety of events geared for children during the run-up to Halloween. Between Tuesday October 29 and Friday November 1, the museum is inviting children to a variety of craft-workshops and seasonal film … Continue reading

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Work to begin on new Dundalk Athletics Track later this month

Work on the new Municipal Athletics Track in Dundalk is due to begin before the end of this month. The first turning of the sod will take place in ‘two or three weeks’ according to Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick who has … Continue reading

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Large crowds attend start of St Gerard’s Novena

St Gerard’s Novena commenced yesterday (Tuesday) in Dundalk and once again large crowds were in attendance for the opening ceremonies. The Novena, which is one of the most popular traditions in the region, will continue daily until Wednesday October 16. … Continue reading

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Council honours Tidy Towns volunteers

The efforts of Tidy Towns committees across the county were recognised at a special ceremony in County Hall on Friday October 4. An Cathaoirleach Cllr Liam Reilly, hosted the reception to honour eight of the tidy towns groups who brought … Continue reading

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Dundalk’s indoor football league: a forgotten story

At 7.30pm on Thursday October 17 the County Museum, Dundalk will host a reminiscences session looking at the indoor football leagues of the 1960s which started in the north-east and spread to venues throughout Ireland. According to Museum Curator, Brian … Continue reading

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Blackrock clean up at Tidy Towns Awards

Blackrock cleaned up at the Supervalu Tidy Towns Awards with the picturesque village winning no less than four awards including the prestigious title of ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town’. This was the first time in Blackrock’s history that they were given … Continue reading

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Hospitality training at St Louis

Fiona Dunne of Hospitality Skills Ireland spent a day in St Louis Secondary School last week with the LCA students in the school teaching them the skills required to serve in 5 Star hotels and restaurants. Fiona who has worked … Continue reading

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JJ und Willie 25/10 Race Night

Local man Paul McArdle has been working hard organising a fundraiser in memory of his late brother Jim McArdle and friend Willie Clarke. Jim and Willie, both from Fatima, died from heart attacks with the former passing away in 1994 … Continue reading

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Barbers hold raffle for SOSAD

To mark their first anniversary in business Sailor Sharkey Barbers on the Castletown Road will be holding a raffle throughout the month of October in aid of SOSAD Dundalk. Over €300 worth of prizes from American Crew, Prizefight Whiskey, Frank … Continue reading

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