News and Events Dundalk

Monday could be the warmest day of summer so far

Monday could be the warmest day of the summer so far.That’s according to the latest forecast from Louth Weather.While we will have to put up with the odd shower over the weekend, hopefully the sunshine predicted on Monday will take away some of the inevitable Monday blues!Louth Weather said: “Apart

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Footage of lightning in Dundalk captured on camera

A local man has captured a stunning slo-mo video of last night’s lightning.Sean McMahon has shared the footage of the lighting on Philip Street, as can be seen below…A number of local roads still have minor flooding following the heavy overnight rain with traffic lights in the Quay area of Dundalk o

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O’Connor creates history with first heptathlon medal for Ireland.

Local woman Kate O’Connor created history for Irish athletics in Boras, Sweden yesterday by becoming the first ever athlete to win a heptathlon medal at a major championships.The 18-year-old St Gerard’s athlete finished second with a national U-20, U-23 and Irish senior heptathlon record of 6093 poi

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New Love Island star Greg is a friend of local rugby star Rob Kearney

New Love Island star Greg O’Shea is a close friend of local rugby star Rob Kearney, who hails from Willville in Carlingford.The Limerick lad entered the villa on the ITV2 show earlier this week and has been vying for the attentions of Amber Gill, who will tonight decide on whether to couple up with

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Summer films being shown at An Táin Arts Centre

A number of films are set to be shown at An Táin Arts Centre this summer.With horror, historical dramas and a good old-fashioned comedy, the An Táin Arts Centre Film Club has something for everyone.Details on screenings are as follows:The Hole in the Ground Lee Cronin, IRELAND, 2019, 90mins, 15A 30t

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Dundalk FC star Duffy names new arrival Eli Michael

Dundalk FC star Michael Duffy has named his new baby boy Eli Michael.The 24-year-old winger was forced to miss his side’s 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Riga FC in the Champions League on Wednesday as his partner Emily McCarron was in labour with the couple’s first child.The new baby boy was born du

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Public meeting on Sruthán House will proceed as planned

Sinn Féin general election candidate councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has said that the public meeting in opposition to the closure of the Sruthán House respite facility will take place as arranged next Tuesday.The HSE said they were deferring the proposed closure of the Dundalk facility earlier this week

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Largely dry weekend of weather in store

There’s a largely dry weekend in store on the local weather front.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.In an update this morning, Louth Weather said: ” Some light patchy rain about at the moment. An area of heavier rain will arrive mid morning. A few sun

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Car boot sale in aid of Irish Heart Foundation in Lordship on Sunday

The third car boot sale in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation takes place this Sunday 21st July in the St Patrick’s GFC complex in Lordship.The car boot sale runs from 8am to 2pm and all are welcome to attend.Refreshments will be available on the day in the ‘Car Boot Cafe’ while there are expected to

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Plans for 257 new homes in Haynestown remain a possibility

Plans for 257 new homes in Haynestown remain a possibility.Groveview Builders have submitted an application to Louth County Council for a further extension of the planning permission they first received following a planning appeal in 2010.Due to the downturn the homes were never built but permission

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Two women hospitalised following accident at Readypenny

Two women were taken to hospital following a single vehicle accident on the N52 Dundalk to Ardee Road last night.According to LMFM radio, the car they were travelling in left the road entering a field at Readypenny around 8.30pm.Thankfully they managed to get out of the vehicle before emergency pers

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President Higgins congratulates Dundalk FC on Champions League success

President Michael D Higgins has written to Dundalk Football Club to send his congratulations on the club’s progression to the second round of the UEFA Champions League.The President, a longstanding and passionate supporter of the League of Ireland, praised the tenacity and positivity of the squad as

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Tickets for Dundalk’s Champions League tie with Qarabag go on sale today

Tickets for Dundalk’s UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg tie with Qarabag FK, which takes place at Oriel Park next Wednesday 24 July (kick-off 19:45), go on priority sale from today.Once again, season ticket holders will be able to take advantage of a priority sales window. This

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Maxol Dublin Road named Ireland’s Freshest Food-to-Go Forecourt Store

On Tuesday afternoon, Maxol on the Dublin Road in Dundalk added another prestigious convenience accolade to their trophy cabinet, winning Ireland’s Freshest Food-to-Go Forecourt Store.The Dundalk-south forecourt and convenience outlet, located directly across the road from DkIT, was shortlisted with

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Carnbeg Hotel to host Sonas Spa first birthday party

The Carnbeg Hotel & Spa, Armagh Road, Dundalk will re-launch their fabulous Sonas Spa by hosting an open evening event to celebrate the Sonas Spa’s 1st Birthday.On Thursday 1st of August between 6-8pm, The Carnbeg Hotel & Spa would like to welcome everyone along to the Sonas Spa 1st Birthday Party

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Applications invited for the Dundalk Looking Good Awards 2019

Invitations are being invited for Louth County Council’s annual environmental competition, the Dundalk Looking Good Awards. The competition, which has been running for over a decade, always attracts great interest locally.Dundalk Looking Good is one of the highlights of the Council’s calendar and is

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Green Flag awards for three local parks

Three local parks have been awarded with Green Flag Awards. St Helena’s Park, Ice House Hill Park and Blackrock Community Park were all given with the Green Flags from An Taisce this week. Ireland was awarded 63 Green Flags for parks and gardens which was the highest amount when compared with Green

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Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association flag day

The Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association are holding their flag day in Dundalk next Saturday July 27th from 9am to 5pm.The flag day has been organised by the group of dedicated volunteers with the sole purpose to restore and maintain the Dundalk Famine Graveyard, located down the old famine road pas

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HSE reverses its decision to close Sruthán House

The HSE has reversed its decision to close Sruthán House in Dundalk.It emerged recently that the facility was set to close by the end of the year after 23 years serving people of the region.Sruthán House is a facility operated by the HSE in partnership with the Irish Wheelchair Association providing

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Trevor Lock’s Community Circle visits The Market Bar this weekend

Trevor Lock’s Community Circle Irish Tour will visit Dundalk this Saturday night.One of the perennial audience favourites of the Edinburgh Fringe will visit the town for the very first time to perform at The Market Bar on Clanbrassil Street.This show Trevor Lock’s Community Circle is one of the most

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Hoare holds shoot-out nerve as Dundalk advance in Champions League

Dundalk FC can look forward to a Champions League second qualifying round tie against Qarabag of Azerbaijan after a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory away to Riga FC in Latvia last night.After failing to score over the two legs, including extra-time, Vinny Perth’s side did things the hard way with

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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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