News and Events Dundalk

Andrea Corr reveals she suffered five miscarriages

Dundalk singer Andrea Corr has revealed that she suffered five miscarriages throughout her life.The front woman for The Corrs opened up about the heartbreaking incident in her new memoir, Barefoot Pilgrimage, which goes on sale this Thursday.Speaking about it she told The Sunday Independent: “I wrot

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Plans to demolish Newry Road creche to build new house

Plans have been drawn up to demolish a creche on the Newry Road and replace it with a new two bed house.Christine Gallagher was given conditional planning permission in September 2018 to change the use, alterations and associated site development works at 1, 2 & 3 Seaview Terrace from a creche into

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560 homes and businesses without power in north Louth

Around 560 homes and businesses in north Louth are without power at present following a fault close to the Louth/Monaghan border near Tullydonnell.The incident occurred not far from Inniskeen at 3.18pm and is affecting those close to the N53 at Hackballscross.ESB Networks have apologised for any inc

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John Lonergan to give a talk at Coláiste Rís this Thursday

John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prision will be giving a talk on Thursday 17th October at the hall in Coláiste Rís.The talk, which gets underway at 7.30pm, will be entitled “Balancing our Lives between Work, Home and Family – A Motivation Talk by Mr John Lonergan.”This talk is aimed at pa

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Possible disruption to water supply in north end of Dundalk tomorrow morning

Irish Water have warned that businesses and residents in a number of areas in the north end of Dundalk could suffer disruptions to their supply on Tuesday morning.This is due to mains repair works due to be carried out by Irish Water contractors.The works may impact those in Bridge Street, Linenhall

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Ó Murchú elected chairperson of Louth Drug and Alcohol Forum

Local councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has been elected to the role of Chairperson of the Louth Drug and Alcohol Forum.The Forum, which last met on 10th October, is made up of elected representatives, an Garda Síochána, the HSE, Tusla, Turas, the Family Addiction Support Network and Louth County Council s

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Tánaiste feels Brexit deal is possible this week

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said a Brexit deal could be possible as early as this week, as negotiations between the UK and the EU resume in Brussels.With time running out before a crucial EU summit later this week, diplomats are warning that the two sides are still so

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Showery week of weather ahead for the area

It’s due to be a showery week on the local weather front with unsettled conditions.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.With plenty of rainfall expected throughout the week, next weekend is also forecast to have “plenty of showers”.Louth Weather’s forecast

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Dundalk IT graduation ceremony to return to campus

Dundalk IT has abandoned plans to hold this year’s graduation ceremony in the town centre.In a statement this morning, the college said their annual graduation would take place on campus on October 30th and 31st and November 1st.Earlier this month, DkIT had announced plans to hold the ‘Gown in the T

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Funderland on its way to Dundalk for the first time

Funderland is on its way to Dundalk.The largest travelling amusement park in Europe will visit the area for the first time from this Thursday October 17th to Sunday November 3rd.It will be located behind Dundalk Retail Park, just off the roundabout at Gerry Cumiskey’s Volkswagen dealership.Funderlan

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Smith’s whereabouts unclear amid reports she may have led Ain Issa camp

Dundalk woman Lisa Smith, the former Irish soldier who became a supporter of Islamic State, may be among hundreds of women and children reported to have fled a detention camp in Syria against the backdrop of the Turkish military incursion.The 38-year-old and her young daughter had been in the camp b

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Matchplay competitions reaching a climax at Dundalk Golf Club

The various matchplay competitions at Dundalk Golf Club are reaching a climax at the moment with some already decided while the rest are at either the semi-final or final stage.Having retained his Golfer of the Year title last weekend, Clem Walshe won his fourth successive Mixed Foursomes title on S

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Bohs bring Dundalk’s unbeaten run to an end

Dundalk FC’s 31 match unbeaten run domestically came to an end on Friday night when they lost 2-1 to Bohemian FC at Dalymount Park.Vinny Perth’s side hadn’t tasted defeat in 24 league matches since losing by the same scoreline away to Sligo Rovers on April 12th. However with a number of first team p

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Campaign for more foster carers in Louth gets underway next week

The Child and Family Agency Tusla is to launch a new public information campaign in Co Louth next week to recruit more foster carers, and to dispel the myths around foster care eligibility.The local campaign is part of Tusla’s first national fostering campaign which aims to remove misconceptions abo

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The Academy Masterplan honoured with social media award

The team behind The Academy Masterplan in Jocelyn Street were celebrating recently when they won a leading prize at the Northern Ireland Social Media Awards.The business, run by Frank and Karen Daly, has enjoyed serious growth this year with the launch of their new online programme. Now it has membe

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Amazing Lives project to be launched in Dundalk Library

The launch of the Amazing Lives project will take place in Dundalk Library on Thursday October 24th at 6.30pm.Local trio Harry Lee, Jason McGee and Larry O’Hagan have spent the last six months working on the project, which features fascinating clips telling the life stories of people in Co Louth.The

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Elmay Boutique to hold VIP Style Session on October 24th

Elmay Boutique on Clanbrassil Street will host a VIP Style Session with fashion stylist and broadcaster Cathy O’Connor later this month.The not-to-be-missed evening takes place at their store at 30 Clanbrassil Street on Thursday October 24th from 6pm to 8.30pm.This is an exclusive ticket only event.

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Homesavers to open in Dundalk this Saturday

A new variety retail store is set to open in Dundalk this weekend.Talk of the Town first revealed in September how Homesavers was set to open in the town.Now they will open their doors for the first time this Saturday morning at 10am at their new store at Dundalk Retail Park, beside Curry’s/PC World

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Coláiste Lú to hold public meeting on Monday to discuss school’s future

The parents and guardians of students attending Coláiste Lú will hold an open meeting this Monday October 14th in the Crowne Plaza Hotel to discuss the ongoing battle to have their children educated through Irish.They have invited all current and potential future parents and those interested in Iris

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