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American Wrestling comes to Dundalk this Saturday

American Wrestling is coming to Dundalk this Saturday.The not-to-be-missed event will take place in An Táin Arts Centre at the Town Hall on Saturday February 22nd at 7pm.A new champion will be declared on the night as some of the top talents outside of the WWE perform locally.The event is suitable f

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St Brigid’s School to host 50th anniversary Mass next month

St Brigid’s Primary and Secondary School in Ard Easmuinn will hold a 50th anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving next month.The Mass to mark the milestone year will take place on Tuesday March 3rd at 12 noon and will be followed by refreshments in the school.Past pupils, their families and all associated

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Louth Tidy Towns to hold fundraising table quiz next month

Louth Tidy Towns Together will host a fundraising quiz night in the O’Connells clubrooms in Castlebellingham next month.The quiz takes place on Thursday March 12th at 8pm with a team of four €40.All are welcome to attend with a raffle and some great prizes up for grabs on the night.The Louth Tidy To

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McGreehan calls for digital safety to be prioritised

Local Councillor Erin McGreehan has called for the Law Reform Commission’s recommendations on Digital Safety to be enacted in a bid to stop online bullying and attacks.The Fianna Fáil representative said she was concerned regarding the increase of online bullying and harassment.She said: “The tragic

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XXI Ice to hold fundraiser for Maria Goretti Foundation

Local rolled ice cream company XXI Ice will host a fundraiser in aid of the Maria Goretti Foundation in Lordship next month.The event takes place at their premises on Clanbrassil Street on Sunday March 1st and will feature live music and face painting.The organisers at XXI Ice said all funds raised

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Local dancer Emmanuella performs alongside Stormzy at Brit Awards

Local dancer Emmanuella Salako achieved a life long dream last night after performing at the Brit Awards alongside Stormzy.The well known choreographer from Crystal Ice Dance Academy was a backing dancer for Stormzy’s performance of ‘Own It’, which was broadcast to millions on ITV.Stormzy picked up

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Three new homes given the go ahead in Blackrock

The go ahead has been given for three new homes in Blackrock.Frank McGahon has been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council for three new townhouses and all associated site works at Hamilton Avenue, just off the Rock Road.

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New Fairways Gardens development set to launch this spring

The new Fairways Gardens development beside the Fairways Hotel on the Dublin Road will launch this spring.Details of the exclusive development of 3 and 4 bed homes have been revealed in recent days by local estate agents DNG Duffy.The homes are being developed by Wonderglade, with pricing yet to be

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Fitzers 5k Fun Run/Walk taking place this Saturday

Online registration closes at 4pm this Friday for the Fitzers 5k Fun Run/Walk, which takes place on Saturday.Registration and collection of your race number and t-shirt will take place from 6pm to 8pm on Friday evening in the Marshes Shopping Centre.Registration will close on Saturday morning at 10.

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Help sought in locating dog missing in Dromiskin

Help has been sought in locating a collie dog who has been missing since Saturday evening from her home in Dromiskin.Susie, pictured above, is a member of the McNamee family and is described as a “massive loss”.She was last seen in the Newrath area.A reward has been offered for her safe return.Anyon

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Local Special Olympics athletes impress at football event

Athletes from the Dundalk Special Olympics Club teamed up with their counterparts from St Therese’s Special Olympics Club to compete in the Special Olympics Football League at the weekend.The team set out for the Sport Ireland pitches in Dublin 15 where they faced teams from Drogheda, Tullamore, Car

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Just two weeks to go until Louth Local Enterprise Week

Local Enterprise Week Louth is now just two weeks away.Designed to meet the needs of local people, these educational and networking events will help business owners to start, plan, and grow their enterprise. Hosted by Louth County Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO), these free events will take

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Garda warning following theft of catalytic converters in Dundalk

Gardaí in Dundalk have issued a warning to motorists following the theft of catalytic converters from three vehicles in Dundalk in the last week.The thefts occurred last Tuesday afternoon at cars parked at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Marshes Shopping Centre and the car park of the Clanbrassil Centre

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The Laurels closed for road resurfacing works from today

The Laurels Road (LT20011) will close from its junction with Church Street (R132) to its junction with The Long Walk (LT20016) for just shy of a week from todayThe road closure is planned from 9am on Tuesday February 18th to 6pm on Monday February 24th to facilitate road resurfacing works at the j

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Registration now open for St Patrick’s Day parade in Blackrock

Details have been announced for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Blackrock.The parade will take place on March 17th from Cocklehill in Blackrock, starting at 2pm.The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Land of Giants and Icons’.Any business, community group, sports club or individuals looking to

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Nash opts not to contest for Labour Party leadership

Newly elected Louth TD Ged Nash has opted against contesting an election for leadership of the Labour Party.The Drogheda man was among the favourites for the position after current leader Brendan Howlin announced he would be stepping down in the wake of the General Election earlier this month.Howeve

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Ludlow family bring fight for justice to the Court of Appeal

The family of Seamus Ludlow will appear before the Court of Appeal in Dublin this morning seeking two Commissions of Investigation into his murder and the handling of the investigation.The then 47-year-old, who had no paramilitary connections, was shot after leaving the Lisdoo Bar in Dundalk. His bo

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Woman hospitalised following collision on Inner Relief Road

A woman was hospitalised following a two-vehicle collision in Dundalk yesterday afternoon.The incident involving a truck and a car happened on the Inner Relief Road near the Xerox junction around 4pm.According to LMFM news, the woman who was driving the car was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospita

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Dundalk has a new catwalk queen – aged just 6!

Dundalk has a new catwalk queen and she is only six years old.Allie Farrell has already been strutting her stuff on the catwalks of New York and London having first modelled at Paris Fashion Week three years ago.Since then the senior infants pupil has been strutting her stuff on catwalks all over th

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Another week of unsettled weather in store

It’s due to be another unsettled week on the local weather front but it’s not due to be as bad as recently.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather, who has predicted another windy week in their latest forecast for the week ahead.Louth Weather said: “The Atlantic dominates our weather this week. The jets

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