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Battle starts to save Coláiste Lú

Parents and students stage walkout over lack of teaching through Irish in Coláiste Lú Parents and pupils from Coláiste Lú staged a public protest last Thursday as a result of claims that the LMETB are failing to provide provisions for … Continue reading

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Caolan makes impression on Walker Cup debut

Although Great Britain & Ireland failed to retain the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake over the weekend, Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty enjoyed every minute of his debut in amateur golf’s most famous team competition. On Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

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Launch of St Vincents 5K

St Vincent’s Secondary School launched their Annual 5k Run on Wednesday September 4 in front of a packed crowd at the school gym. The event, which is now in its fourth year, is fast becoming one of the most popular … Continue reading

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Alzheimer Cafe returns

Alzheimer Café for people with dementia, their friends, families and carers will be opening at the River Café, Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk, on Wednesday, September 18 from 4pm to 6pm. Dr Atiqa Rafiq (Consultant Psychiatrist) and Dr Alberto Blanco (Psychologist) … Continue reading

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Amy makes her mark in Madrid

Dundalk boxing sensation Amy Broadhurst was forced to settle for bronze at last weekend’s European Women’s Elite Championships in Madrid, Spain. Amy defeated highly rated Russian Anastasia Beliakova to guarantee herself at least a bronze medal but fell short against … Continue reading

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Ray appeals to council for help

An 86-year old Dundalk man has appealed to the local authority to help him stop people parking outside his house. Ray Pearson from Broughton Street has daily problems trying to park outside his own house and claims the problem has … Continue reading

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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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