News and Events Dundalk

Nóilin to become first female principal of Coláiste Rís

Nóilín Ní Dhulaing will become the first female principal of Coláiste Rís when the school reopens in the coming weeks.The current vice-principal of the Yorke Street school is set to take up the role of principal following the retirement of Padraig Hamill.Mr Hamill, a former pupil of Coláiste Rís, ha

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Rainy afternoons in store today and tomorrow

There will be some showers about this afternoon with the same expected tomorrow.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next couple of days.In an update this morning, Louth Weather said: “Dry with lots of blue skies and sunshine to start the day, but it will become incre

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Dundalk FC face trip to Derry for EA Sports Cup final

Dundalk FC will travel to the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium for the EA Sports Cup final against Derry City last month.The draw was completed at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown at midday today with the holders getting to host the decider for the second year running having won the competition there a

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Triple celebrations for Russell’s at Bar of the Year awards

Russell’s Saloon in Dundalk was named the Gin Bar of the Year at the Bar of the Year awards at The Clayton Hotel Burlington Road last night.The Park Street venue won the coveted prize, sponsored by Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, ahead of Janey Mac’s in Dublin and The Gin Library at the Galgorm Spa

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Gardaí investigating break-in to car in Carlingford

Gardaí in Carlingford are appealing for witnesses following a break-in to a parked vehicle in the village last Wednesday night August 14th.The red Audi A4 car was parked at St Michael’s Church while its owner attended Mass between the hours of 7.30pm and 8pm.When the owner returned they discovered t

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Xocean planning international expansion into North American and Asia

Local tech company Xocean is plotting an international expansion into North America and eventually Asia as it builds out its marine robotics centre in Greenore.The company builds high-tech unmanned surface vessels, controlled remotely from Ireland via satellite, that collect vital data from the ocea

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Rents in Louth continue to soar

Rents in Co Louth have risen by 5.8% in the last year.That’s according to the latest Daft.ie Rental Report.The report shows that the average rent in Louth now stands at €1,228, up €61 on the same stage last year when the average rent stood at €1,161.Rents are also €263 more expensive than where they

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Hoban hits four as Dundalk FC book EA Sports Cup final spot

Dundalk FC cruised past Bohemian FC on a 6-1 scoreline at Oriel Park last night to book their place in the final of the EA Sports Cup against holders Derry City last month.Currently the only major trophy not residing at Oriel Park, Vinny Perth’s side put their visitors to the sword early on with Pat

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Free education and training with VTOS Dundalk

Would you like to return to learning to prepare for employment or further education? VTOS Dundalk offers free, full-time courses, allowing you to keep your social welfare benefits at the same time. If you are over 21, and you, or your dependent spouse, are on a social welfare payment (or signing fo

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Guiden first home at Fr John Mulligan 5K Fun Run

Ian Guiden was the winner of the second Fr John Mulligan 5k Fun Run hosted by Dundalk Young Irelands GFC and the Irish Association of Lourdes Volunteers on Saturday.Guiden finished the race in a spectacular time of 15:05 which was 2 minutes and 49 seconds better than Shane Larkin, who finished secon

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Ladies Lap of Louth cycle proves a huge success

On Sunday as Blackrock basked in glorious sunshine, with the constant threat of rain just around the corner. almost 150 female cyclists arrived in the village for the inaugural Ladies Lap of Louth, a 55km cycle along the Louth coast by Port Beach.Organised by Cuchulainn Cycling Club’s ladies rep Ver

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Hard border would be ‘catastrophic’ for Ireland, warns Breathnach

Local Declan Breathnach says that the leaked document on Brexit merely backs up all the warnings that Ireland has been outlining about the fallout from a no-deal Brexit.A report in The Sunday Times based on leaked documents yesterday said the British government believes a hard border on the island o

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McGeough hits out at dumping of six mattresses at Seabank

Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough has hit out at those who dumped mattresses at Seabank in Castlebellingham describing them as ‘disgusting’.Six mattresses were dumped in a laneway at the scenic location over the weekend.The incident came just days before Louth County Council has a mattress amnest

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Further rain and showers expected on local weather front this week

It’s due to be another week of rain and showers but they should ease by the weekend with the hope of better weather on the horizon.That’s the view of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.The latest forecast, released this morning, read: “BACKGROUND: High pressure tries hard to b

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Ward a popular winner at Dundalk Golf Club

DVeteran Brian Ward was a popular winner of Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition when he used all his experience to master the strong wind that buffeted the course throughout the day.The 17 handicapper shot 42pts to claim overall victory by one point from JP Connolly (24) who edged out Declan Cur

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Son of Blackrock stab victim thanks local community for their support

The son of the 93-year-old man who was stabbed in Blackrock the weekend before last has thanked those who have supported the family during their recent ordeal.Donie Lynch continues to recover after being attacked at his home on Sandy Lane on Saturday August 10th.His son Fintan took to Facebook last

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Irene White’s sister Anne Delcassian to be laid to rest on Tuesday

Murder victim Irene White’s sister Anne Delcassian will be laid to rest in Glasnevin Crematorium in Dublin on Tuesday.Anne, who battled tirelessly for justice following her sister’s murder at her home at Ice House on the Demesne Road in April 2005, passed away at her home in England on August 9th fo

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Dundalk produce five star display against Finn Harps

Dundalk FC bounced back from their European exit against Slovan Bratislava 72 hours earlier with a comfortable 5-0 win over 10 man Finn Harps at Oriel Park on Friday night to preserve their seven point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League table.Daniel Kelly gave Vinny Perth’s side the lead o

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