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Christmas Homecoming Concert – Sat 28th Dec @ 8pm – An Táin Arts Centre

Gerry O’Connor with his family and friends will host this year’s homecoming concert. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and this year’s concert will continue in this tradition. With various members known individually throughout the world, “The O’Connors of Dundalk” have brought their music and song of their native County Louth and the Oriel region to international stages for many years.

Frostival Winter Festival

Experience the magic of Christmas at Frostival Winter Festival Friday 22 & Saturday 23 of November in Dundalk Town Centre!

The theme of this year’s festival is Carnival of Light and the ‘Frostival Parade’ promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of arts, culture and Christmas fun featuring beautifully lit floats, stilt and fire performers, an aerialist, dancers in breath-taking costumes and much much more!

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Plunge into the Christmas Season in aid of Special Olympics

Superintendent Watters and Special Olympic Athlete Cian Martin, help launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics Leinster.

Gardai Launch 2019 Polar Plunge with Cian Martin

Superintendent Andrew Watters and Special Olympics Athlete Cian Martin launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge with local members of An Garda Siochana.

Superintendent Andrew Watters and Local members of An Gardai Siochana were on hand to launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge this week with local Drogheda Special Olympics club Athlete, Cian Martin. The Polar Plunge returns to Clogherhead strand on Saturday 30th November 2019 at
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Dundalk Lions Club win community radio award.

Congratulations to Dundalk Lions Club Radio Team on their award from Community Radio Ieland for their weekly programme on Dundalk FM. The programme is broadcast every Thursday from 8 to 9 pm (repeated on Sundays at 7 pm) and features interviews, local news and music.

Frostival returns – Friday November 22nd

Details of this year’s Frostival Winter Festival, which kicks off with the Carnival of Light parade on Friday November 22, have been announced this week. Town Centre Commercial Manager, Martin Mc Elligott explained: ‘It’s the second year of the Carnival of Light parade and we are really excited about the 2019 line-up in the Frostival programme. It will take place on the Friday evening and will be a kaleidoscope of colourful Christmas magic, weaving its way through the streets and illuminating the town centre as we go.’

The themed ‘Carnival of Light Parade’ promises to be bigger and bolder with
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BIDS has worked in Dundalk and Dublin

Drogheda will be seeking to follow in Dundalk’s footsteps with the establishment of a Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS).

It became the first town in Ireland to adopt BIDS in 2009 and has been hailed as a great success, opening many doors in the business and tourism sector as a result over the last decade.

The scheme is common in the United States & United Kingdom where the ratepayers of a designated geographical area contribute an agreed additional percentage of their rates to be ring fenced for particular actions and projects in their area.

Dundalk has developed new town centre Christmas lighting, installation of
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Lions Club Table Quiz 27th Sept – Kennedys

The Annual Table Quiz organised by Dundalk Lions Club will take place in Kennedys Bar on the Carrick Road on Friday 27th Sept. All proceeds will go towards the senior citizens ‘trip to the west’ for 150 people and carers.

Carlingford Heritage Centre – 25th August 2019

Joining Zoë Conway and John McIntyre for the final session of the 2019 Summer Series is the internationally renowned flamenco dancer, Yolanda Gonzales Sobrado. Just as Yolanda wowed the concert goers in the NCH last Friday, she is sure to cut an impressive figure in the light of the refracted colours of the Heritage Centre and to the hiberno-iberian Riverdance tunes of John Mc Intyre and Zoë Conway. We hear that work is already starting to install a stage that can give the space and the resonance to accommodate the movement and rhythms of this exciting dance form. You’ll be glad you came.

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Dundalk Famine Graveyard remembrance service – 11th August.

The Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association are holding their interdenominational service of Remembrance this Sunday (August 11) at the Dundalk Famine Graveyard.

The service will take place on the day at 5pm with Fr Padraig Keenan and Rev Geoffrey Walmsley officiating.

Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association are a group of volunteers established in 2000 with the sole purpose of restoring the famine graveyard on the Ardee Road to a dignified condition.

The one acre site is situated at Longitude 53.981443 and Latitude -6.416659 in the townland of Killally, Ardee Road, Dundalk. The group of local volunteers set about bringing some dignity back to the neglected old
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Car Boot Sale on Sunday 14th July, 2019

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 14th July, 2019 in McEvoy’s Car Park, Bachelor’s Walk entrance, Dundalk.

Admission for buyers is €2.00 per person, free entry for children attending with parents.  Organised by Rape Crisis North East, the event takes place from 10:00am to 4:00pm and sellers with their cars can set-up from 9:00am at a fee of €10.00 per car and €15.00 per van. 

This is a great opportunity to sell on some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items.

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Action Quote

“I know why families were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.”

Your action for today is to contact one of your family members and thank them for being in your life.

— Writer, Anais Nin