News and Events Dundalk

Adrian Donohoe murder trial put back until January

The trial of the man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, which was due to begin on Monday, has been put back until January for “logistical reasons” following a series of pre-trial hearings at the Central Criminal Court.At a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Justice Michael White sa

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Countdown is on until Frostival 2019

This year’s Frostival Winter Festival, which marks the start of Christmas in Dundalk, will take place on Friday and Saturday November 22nd and 23rd.This year’s Frostival event promises to be bigger and better than ever. It will kick off with a spectacular Carnival of Light parade on the Friday eveni

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Decent weather forecast for this weekend

It’s due to be a mainly dry weekend.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather said: “After weeks of wet weather, dominated by slow moving areas of low pressure, we see some decent weather over the coming days as pressure rises to about 1020hPa.“

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Fetpai Fappito named Louth sports volunteer of the year

Local man Fetpai Fappito was honoured at the ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport in partnership with EBS, on Tuesday in Farmleigh House in Dublin.Fetpai received the Louth sports volunteer of the year award for his commitment to Dundalk Ravens Basketball Club. The a

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Cross Cause seeking clothes donations for those in need in Romania

Local charity Cross Cause have made an appeal for people to donate clothes to those in need in Romania.The charity, run by Blackrock man Conor Hughes, has an aid truck leaving for Romania on Monday and they say a large amount of clothes are needed to help the poor survive the harsh winter in Romania

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The Fairways to hold recruitment open day on Tuesday

Following its recent opening, The Fairways Hotel are set to hold a recruitment open day next Tuesday November 19th.You are invited along to the Dublin Road hotel on the day from 10am to 4pm to apply for a range of positions.Speaking ahead of the event, a spokesperson for the hotel said: “Now that we

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Fitzpatrick confirms Lisa Smith wants to return to Dundalk

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed that Lisa Smith wants to return to Dundalk and is willing to testify to clear her name when she returns to Ireland.The Dundalk woman is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces who was married to an Islamic State fighter and lived in Syria until Turkey’s r

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Frost expected over the next few nights

This afternoon’s rain will clear away this evening leading to a couple of good days on the local weather front.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.The local forecaster has warned that sharp frost is to be expected for the next few nights.Louth Weather s

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Praxis Care conference takes place in Dundalk on Thursday

Minister for Disability issues Finian McGrath will address the Praxis Care annual conference which takes place on Thursday in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk.The conference, entitled ‘Building Castles in the Sky: The future of services for Children with Intellectual Disability, Mental Health Issues,

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Ó Murchú insists new wastewater treatment facility in Omeath is vital

Louth Sinn Féin general election candidate Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú has said that the completion of a new wastewater treatment facility in Omeath is absolutely vital.Councillor Ó Murchú made his remarks following the release of the ‘Urban Wastewater Treatment Report’ by the Environmental Protection Agen

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St Patrick’s Athletic confirm signing of Robbie Benson from Dundalk

St Patrick’s Athletic have confirmed the signing of Dundalk midfielder Robbie Benson for the 2020 season.The 27-year-old confirmed after Monday’s Unite the Union Champions Cup win over Linfield that he would be leaving Oriel Park after four seasons.During his time at Oriel Park the former UCD player

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Christmas market and car boot sale in Darver this Sunday

A Christmas Market/Car Boot Sale will take place this Sunday in the Darver Community Centre at Readypenny.The event gets underway at 11am with entry €15 per car boot for sellers. All proceeds are in aid of Ardee Hospice.Spaces are limited so book yours now at 087 2381030.The community centre is loca

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Local Garda Patrick Rogers honoured at Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar Awards

Local Garda Patrick Rogers was honoured at the 26th Annual Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar Awards in Clonmel last weekend.The Sportstar awards recognise members of An Garda Síochána who have achieved success in their chosen sports, locally, nationally and internationally.This year’s awards were presen

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Talk on digital detox in Dundalk Library on Thursday

Lisa Dunbar will host a talk on a Digital Detox in Dundalk Library this Thursday at 6.30pm.On the night Lisa will be discussing the impact smartphones and social media are having on our physical and mental health.Lisa will give tips for using smartphones and social media in a more conscious, healthy

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LSPCA pop up shop opens in the Long Walk today

The Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are holding a Pop Up Shop in the Longwalk Shopping Centre, today until Friday.The shop opens from 10am-4pm daily. Tickets are still available for the “Artists for Animals” benefit night in the Lisdoo this Friday featuring local stars and mus

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Blackrock the big winner at Louth Looking Good Awards

Blackrock was the big winner at the Louth Looking Good Awards in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk last Friday.Fresh from having being named Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town at the Tidy Town Awards, the seaside village was named overall winner of Louth Looking Good 2019.Blackrock also won the top award

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Robbie Rafferty to launch new book on local soccer this Saturday

Robbie Rafferty will be launching his new book ‘A Century of Local Soccer 1919-2019’ this Saturday in Roe River Books on Park Street.Robbie is the chairman of the Dundalk and District League and has put his encyclopaedic knowledge into the book to commemorate the history of football in Dundalk.Robbi

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Taste of Louth returns to the Marshes this weekend

The seventh annual Taste of Louth event returns to the Marshes Shopping Centre this weekend.The event, which is a fundraiser for the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, runs on Saturday and Sunday and will feature the finest local produce from across the county.A Taste of Louth celebrates the excepti

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Dublin Road development land to be sold at online auction next month

A parcel of residential development land on the Dublin Road in Dundalk is due to go under the hammer at an online auction next month.The 2.91 hectares (7.19 acres) is located to the rear of Line Terrace and runs as far as the former Crosson’s Garage and along the back of properties on the Avenue Roa

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