News and Events Dundalk

Jimmy’s Bar to re-open soon with renovation underway

Work is underway on the renovation of Jimmy’s Pub in Park Street.The popular corner bar has been idle since the start of the year following the passing of publican Vincie Duffy.In recent weeks Jimmy’s has been advertised by local estate agents Property Partners Laurence Gunne with a ‘Let’ sign now e

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Geraldines GFC to hold ‘Mighty Marquee’ weekend next month

Geraldines GFC in Haggardstown are set to host a ‘Mighty Marquee’ weekend at the event of September.The weekend which they promise will be “full of fun and entertainment” is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday September 27th and 28th.The launch night for the event will take place next Fri

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Former dole offices to be converted to housing next year

The former dole offices on Barrack Street are set to be renovated into a new housing development next year.The former employment exchange building has been lying idle since 2003.However plans are in place for 27 homes to be built there by an approved housing body with work to begin next year.It is o

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Good run of weather begins today

Good news for anyone with weekend plans… today is the start of what should be a good spell of weather.That’s according to Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.In an update this morning, Louth Weather said: “As I outlined yesterday, today sees the start of a reasonable run of

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Geophysical surveys for Oriel Wind Farm get underway in Dundalk Bay

Geophysical surveys are underway in outer Dundalk Bay at present for the proposed Oriel Wind Farm.According to Afloat.ie work is required to provide bathymetric and subsurface information for the development of the project.Survey work is expected to be completed by Monday September 30th, though this

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St Vincent’s 5k to take place next month

The St Vincents Secondary School annual 5K will be officially launched on Wednesday September 4th.The walk/run will take place on Sunday September 29th starting at Noon from the school gym and all proceeds will go towards a multipurpose outdoor sports facility.Prizes include €200 for the first male

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ISME roadshow to visit Dundalk next week

ISME, the Irish Small-Medium Enterprise Assocation, will be bringing a series of roadshows around the country over the coming weeks with a visit to Dundalk planned for next Wednesday August 28th.The roadshows will provide an opportunity for businesses to network and enjoy talks and discussions from

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Green cards no longer required by motorists to cross the border post Brexit

Local motorists will no longer need “green cards” to cross the Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit thanks to an agreement between transport authorities in the UK and the Republic.There had been a scramble to issue green cards to up to one million Irish drivers ahead of Britain’s initial deadline

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SOSAD and Redemptorist Church to host Mass for those affected by suicide

SOSAD and St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church will combine to host the SOSAD Mass on Sunday week September 1st at 7pm for all those who have lost their lives to suicide.The Mass is a very special occassion for all those that attend and will be celebrated by Fr Derek Ryan. The music is always a huge part

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Dundalk RFC underage registration day this Saturday

Dundalk Rugby Club are holding a youths and minis registration day at the Mill Road this Saturday.The day takes place from from 12 noon to 1.30pm with all those interested and their parents or guardians invited along on the day to see all that the club has to offer.All new players are welcome.

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Fairways developers seeking to retain extension to hotel

The developers of The Fairways Hotel have lodged a planning application looking to retain an extension to the Dublin Road hotel.East Coast Catering Ireland are seeking retention permission for a single storey extension to the hotel kitchen and a single storey link corridor within the hotel yard incl

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O’Dowd urges local businesses to prepare for Brexit

With just over two months to go to the Brexit deadline on October 31st, local Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has reminded businesses of the need to prepare for Brexit.In particular, the Government has highlighted nine steps all businesses can take now to help prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU.O

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Weather conditions locally set to improve in the coming days

There could be good news at last on the local weather front with conditions set to improve over the coming days.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the new few days.Louth Weather said that while things will not be as goo as in southern England here, we will see lighter w

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Canadian sky dive organised in aid of local youngster Odhran Coburn Hearty

Local man David Grimes is set to undertake a sky dive in Canada in the coming weeks in aid of local youngster Odhran Coburn Hearty.At the end of June the Bay Estate teenager went to a music festival in Belfast but took a turn resulting in him being hospitalised and fighting for his life.David is a f

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Just two registered childminders in Co Louth

Just two childminders in County Louth are registered, new figures have revealed.A report in The Irish Times has shown there are only 81 81 registered in-home childminders in Ireland, and seven counties have none registered at all despite a legal requirement in many cases.Tusla said the number of reg

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Redeemer Celtic move closer to Dundalk and District League title

Redeemer Celtic moved a step closer to the Dundalk and District League title on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over Bellurgan Utd.A lightning fast start to the game saw the league’s top scorer Thomas Daly nipping in to shoot past Kevin Rogan.However right from the ball being re-centred Shane O’Brien

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Boil Water Notice to remain in place in Tallanstown until further notice

Irish Water have issued an update in relation to the Boil Water Notice currently in place for the Tallanstown Public Water Supply, saying it will remain in place until further notice.The Boil Water Notice has been in place since July 30th and affects approximately 2,000 people served by the Tallanst

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Dundalk FC striker Hoban to raise funds for two local charities

Dundalk FC striker Patrick Hoban is set to raise funds for two local charities over the coming weeks.Yesterday, Talk of the Town revealed that the striker was set to auction the match ball from Monday night’s 6-1 win over Bohemian FC in the EA Sports Cup semi-final for a local charity. The 28-year-o

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Four new homes given the go ahead in Blackrock

Four new houses have been given the go ahead on Kearney’s Lane in Blackrock.Briege Tuite has been granted conditional planning permission for the new houses on the lane, which is located just off Main Street at the Home Bakery.Ms Tuite, who originally submitted her application last October, is plann

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Drawings of proposed new County Grounds in Dundalk revealed to clubs

The Louth GAA County Board last night presented drawings of the proposed new County Grounds to club delegates at a meeting in Darver.The new 14,000 capacity arena is earmarked for a site at Upper Marshes on the Inner Relief Road.Last week Talk of the Town revealed that a planning application for the

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Plans for two new media screens on Ramparts Road rejected by council

Plans for two new media screens on the Ramparts Road in Dundalk have been rejected by Louth County Council.Arabtec Limited have submitted a planning application last month seeking permission for the provision of two media screen signs on the south/west and north/east gable elevations of The Rampart

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