All the news from Dundalk and surrounding areas

Have your say on Louth Library Development Plan

Louth County Council are asking you to have your say on the Louth Library Development Plan.The local authority is developing a plan for libraries for the coming five years and are interested in the views of members of the public and organisations in the county.You can complete the survey here.

  TOTT Editor

Kellys calls for driving licence service to be made available in Dundalk

Local Councillor Sean Kelly has called on the National Driving License Service to set up a part-time office at the new RSA Driving Test Centre on the Newry Road with immediate effect.As things stand, those from Dundalk or North Louth have to travel to the Southgate Shopping Centre in Drogheda, Co Me

  TOTT Editor

Rape Crisis North East seeking helpline volunteers

Due to the increase in the number of helpline calls in 2019, Rape Crisis North East is currently looking for volunteers to attend a specialised helpline training programme and become helpline supporters for the centre.Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Traini

  TOTT Editor

Jinx Lennon to perform local gig in the DisFunction Room next month

Local singer/songwriter Jinx Lennon will be performing at the DisFunction Room on Clanbrassil Street next month.Jinx will be appearing at the venue, above Eoin’s Bar/Uisce Beatha, on Saturday February 15th.Support on the night will be from Annie June O’Callaghan.This is a chance to hear Jinx live be

  TOTT Editor

498 additional places in Dundalk IT from next autumn

There will be 498 more places on courses in Dundalk IT for 2020 and 2021.The additional places come following a €24 million investment by the State.In total 22 higher education institutions will offer almost 3,000 new places on 138 full-time undergraduate courses for autumn this year and next.The hi

  TOTT Editor

Australia Day Wildlife Fundraiser in Blackrock this Sunday

The Crafty Rock in Blackrock will host an Australia Day Wildlife Fundraiser this Sunday.The event, held in association with The Clermont, has been organised to raise funds to help protect the wildlife in Australia who have been hugely affected by the fires which have devastated the country in recent

  TOTT Editor

Go ahead given for new visitors centre in Carlingford

The go ahead has been given for a new visitors centre in Carlingford which would cater for tourists to the areaThe new amenity is being proposed for the Ghan Road by Kevin and Jackie Woods. Kevin is best known locally as The Leprechaun Whisperer.They have been granted conditional planning permission

  TOTT Editor

Brigid of Faughart Festival gets underway this Sunday

The Brigid of Faughart Festival gets underway this Sunday and will run until the following Sunday February 2nd.This is the 13th time the festival has taken place across Faughart, Dundalk and Ravensadle celebrating Brigid, Goddess and Saint at Imbolc in Co Louth.The event will be officially launched

  TOTT Editor

Four new houses given the go ahead on the Castle Road

The go ahead has been given for four new homes on the Castle Road in Dundalk.Michael O’Neill had originally sought planning permission last May for five new 4 bed houses but this was subsequently revised to four two storey three bed dwellings following the submission of further information in Decemb

  TOTT Editor

Ó Murchú vows he won’t be intimidated after election posters are burned

Sinn Féin General Election candidate Ruairí Ó Murchú has insisted that he and his party will not be intimidated despite having several of his election posters burned earlier this week.A number of the Bay Estate man’s campaign posters were set alight at the St Helena’s Park/Castle Road junction on Tu

  TOTT Editor

Largely cloudy but dry conditions expected this weekend

It’s due to be largely cloudy but dry over the course of the weekend but conditions will worsen early next week with the possibility of some wintry showers.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.The forecast reads as follows: “High pressure remains in cont

  TOTT Editor

Carnbeg Hotel & Spa to host General Election count next month

The Carnbeg Hotel & Spa on the Armagh Road has been selected as the venue to hold the General Election count for the Louth/East Meath constituency next month.The hotel, which also hosted the event in 2016, will be where the five successful candidates are declared elected to the 33rd Dáil.The count w

  TOTT Editor

Dundalk Brass Band recruiting new musicians

The Dundalk Brass Band are inviting musicians to join them as part of an ongoing recruitment drive.All trumpet players, trombone players, bass players, horn players, saxophone players and clarinet players are welcome to join them for their once a week rehearsals at their band room in Jocelyn Street.

  TOTT Editor

Teagasc to host Forestry Advisory Clinic in Dundalk next week

Teagasc will host a Forestry Advisory Clinic in Dundalk next Thursday.The clinic at their offices on the Dublin Road are part of a nationwide series promoting the establishment of forestry as a sustainable and rewarding land use on Irish farms.The clinic is open from 10am to 4pm on the day where a p

  TOTT Editor

Dundalk Dog Rescue to hold clothes drive this weekend

Dundalk Dog Rescue are holding their annual clothes drive this weekend. Collections will take place on Friday at Healthy Pets Veterinary Clinic on the Ecco Road from 10am to 6pm and at the DkIT Sport gym on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.They accept pairs of shoes/boots, t-shirts, shirts, tops, jumpers,

  TOTT Editor

Four of Ireland’s 17 billionaires have local links

Four of Ireland’s 17 billionaires have local links.According to a report published by Oxfam earlier this week ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos, Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world.While Hilary, Alannah and Galen Jr Wes

  TOTT Editor

House prices in Louth predicted to remain unchanged in 2020

The price of the average 3-bed semi detached house in County Louth fell by 4.8% over the past 12 months, with experts predicting the market to remain unchanged in 2020.That’s according to a survey carried out by estate agents Real Estate Alliance.Their latest report shows that prices in the county f

  TOTT Editor

Man arrested after quantity of drugs discovered in Bay Estate

A man in his 20s was arrested after a quantity of drugs was uncovered by Gardaí in the Bay Estate area of Dundalk yesterday.A statement from Gardaí said: “On the 22nd of January 2020 Gardaí attached to Dundalk District Drugs Unit carried out a search of a house in the Bay Estate area of Dundalk.“Dur

  TOTT Editor

Dundalk impress in Spain as Dummigan departs for Crusaders

Dundalk FC put in an impressive performance despite going down to a 2-1 defeat against Romanian champions CFR Cluj in Spain yesterday.Vinny Perth’s side are in the Mediterranean country this week as part of their preparation for then new SSE Airtricity League season which gets underway on February 1

  TOTT Editor

Registration now open for this year’s Dundalk 10k

Registration is now open for this year’s Dundalk 10k.This year’s 5k novelty walk and 10k run will take place on Wednesday April 22nd at 7pm.An early bird offer of €12.50 is now available. This will remain in place until St Valentine’s Day on Friday February 14th when the price will rise to €20.You c

  TOTT Editor

MIBI received 108 claims from motorists in Louth last year

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) received 108 claims from motorists in Louth last year who had been involved in incidents with uninsured or unidentified vehicles.The figure is identical to 2018 with the Wee County accounting for the fourth highest number of claims per county.In total the

  TOTT Editor

Keenan the cover star on the latest edition of Hot Press

Local singer/songwriter David Keenan will feature on the cover of the first Hot Press magazine of the year when it goes on sale this morning.The 27-year-old is the main feature in the latest edition following an in-depth interview with Pat Carty in which he reflects on his remarkable journey to date

  TOTT Editor