News and Events Dundalk

51 new homes approved in Castlebellingham

The go ahead has been given for 51 new homes in Castlebellingham.Peadar McCaghey has been granted conditional planning permission for the new development on a site on the Dublin Road (R132).The proposal, first submitted in July last year, consists of 51 houses in terraced, semi-detached and detached

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Gardaí investigating theft of cash from delivery driver

Gardaí are investigating after a sum of money was stolen from a van in the Castlebellingham area last Wednesday July 10th.The incident occurred at around 11am as a delivery driver was making a delivery on the Dundalk Road outside the village.While he was inside the property a small amount of cash wa

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Oasis tribute act to return to The Spirit Store this Christmas

Oasis tribute act Live Forever are set to return to The Spirit Store this Christmas.The band performed a memorable sold out show at the George’s Quay venue last year in what was billed as their final gig.Now they are set to get back together to perform at the Store once again on St Stephen’s Day, Th

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Brighter day on the cards for Thursday

A brighter day is expected tomorrow with the current rain set to subside later this evening.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for today and tomorrow.Louth Weather said: “Rain continuing on and off this afternoon, with it eventually dying away this evening. Cloudy overall,

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Two new homes planned beside Blackrock church

Plans have been drawn up for two new homes on Lower Main Street in Blackrock.Local auctioneers Blue Sky Property have erected signage at a derelict home beside St Oliver Plunkett Church in the village announcing plans for two 4 bed homes.The sign reads: “Coming soon – No1 and No2 Lower Main Street,

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Yore welcomes commencement of works on footpaths on Old Golf Links Road

Local Councillor Maeve Yore has welcomed the start of work on the footpaths at the Old Golf Links Road in Blackrock.The lack of footpaths on the road has been an ongoing issue for people in the area but after a lengthy battle to have work undertaken, it has finally begun opposite Felda.Cllr Yore sai

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Former Councillor Tommy Byrne passes away

The death has occurred of former local councillor Tommy Byrne.The former Fianna Fáil representative, who served for almost 30 years on the local authority, passed away in his native Drogheda on Tuesday.Due to ill health, Tommy failed to run in the most recent elections.Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Mar

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Peter Mark duo receive long service awards

Two stylists at Peter Mark in the Marshes Shopping Centre have been honoured for their long-standing service to the company at the The Peter Mark Long Service Awards which took place recently at The Westin Hotel, Dublin.The awards recognised employees from salons across the island of Ireland who hav

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Charity pop up shop opens at the Long Walk

A pop up shop in aid of Cerebral Palsy and SNAP (Special Needs Active Parents) opened today at the Long Walk Shopping Centre.Run by BB Lally, the shop will remain open until close of business on Friday with plenty of pre-loved clothing, bags, accessories, toys, books, DVDs and much more available.Al

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Complaints over smell of rotting algae at Blackrock beach

A number of complaints have been made about the smell of rotting algae on Blackrock beach in recent days.Blackrock Tidy Towns took to Facebook yesterday to say they had been in contact with Louth County Council in relation to the smell.They said: “We’ve had many complaints and comments, over the pas

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Dundalk FC sweating on Duffy’s availability for Riga tie

Dundalk FC are sweating on the availability of winger Micheal Duffy for tomorrow’s Champions League first qualifying round second leg tie against Riga FC.The winger travelled with the squad to Dublin Airport yesterday but failed to board the flight after rushing off to be with his partner, who is pr

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Gardaí investigating petrol bomb attack on house in Castle Ross

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Dundalk on Sunday night.The incident occurred at the Castle Ross estate on the Castletown Road at around 11pm.Thankfully the device failed to explode but the window of the property was damaged.Anyone who was in the area

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Countdown is on to Arcadian Field 2019

The countdown is on until this year’s Arcadian Field event in Bellurgan Park.The festival will return for a fourth year from August 2nd to 4th.This will be the first three day venture featuring, music, art, talks, poetry, theatre, comedy, workshops, nature, and much much more.Full weekend tickets av

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Eric plans to bow out on a high with last ever Cooley Mountain Trek

Dundalk man Eric Beggs is organising his last ever Cooley Mountain Trek in aid of Irish charity Fighting Blindness this August Bank Holiday weekend.Eric is one of the charity’s star fundraisers and has supported the cause since 2017. To date Eric has raised over €137,000 and he’s hoping that a succe

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Shamrocks FC to host cross border football tournament this Saturday

Shamrocks FC are hosting a cross border football tournament this Saturday in Bellew Park.The local club will be hosting Belfast teams Willowbank YC/FC and Albert Foundry FC.All are welcome along on the day to support Shamrocks and see some of Dundalk and Belfast’s top young players in action.

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Breathnach calls on Government to ramp up Brexit awareness campaign

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called on the Government to escalate its Brexit awareness raising campaign to ensure small and medium enterprises can avail of all the supports and guidance available before October 31st.Britain’s impending exit from the EU is set to have a major impact on Irish busine

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Work on new Dundalk Dog Rescue Centre set to commence this autumn

Work on Dundalk Dog Rescue’s new centre in Dromiskin is expected to commence this autumn.The charity put the work out to tender last week and hope to have a builder on site so soon as possible in the hope of being up and running by spring 2020.The new centre at Whiterath was given the go ahead in Ja

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End of an era as McKeever’s Launderette is demolished

It was the end of an era on Patrick Street and the Laurel’s Road last week when demolition work commenced at the former McKeever’s Launderette.Last September Brian Traynor was granted planning permission by Louth County Council to demolish the building.The go ahead has been given for a new mixed use

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Dundalk FC legend Dainty passes away in the UK

The death has occurred of Dundalk FC legend Jimmy Dainty in Birmingham.News of the passing of the right winger broke this morning.Dainty played with Dundalk from 1973 to 1980, winning eight major honours including two league wins in 1975/76 and 1978/79 and FAI Cups in 1976-77 and 1978-79.The right w

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Staunton wins Arkew Cup at Dundalk Golf Club

David Staunton (8) won the Arkew Cup which was played in ideal conditions at Dundalk Golf Club on Sunday.He shot a five under par 67 and edged out Vice-Captain Trevor Giff (10) on countback. Eddie Rogers (4) took the Gross Prize with a 74 while in-form Aaron Waite (12) took the Category 1 prize with

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De La Salle class of 1999 to hold 20 year reunion this weekend

The class of 1999 from De La Salle College are holding a reunion to mark the 20th anniversary since they left the school this coming weekend.The 20 year reunion will take place in Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Blackrock on Saturday July 20th at 8pm.Anyone who attended the classes O.R.I.E.L from 1st Year on,

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