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Dance Kids’ celebrate ‘I Believe in Christmas’ success

The Dance Kids performed their Christmas show ‘I Believe in Christmas’ in An Tain Arts Centre on the 29th and 30th December.

RCNE is RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE SUPPORTERS

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and finish on Thursday 2nd April 2020. The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Venue: Cherrywood Counselling Centre, Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road, Dundalk.

10 Day Workshops over 5 Weeks (2 days
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Dundalk woman awarded OBE

Dundalk woman Colette Cohen has been awarded an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry and government collaboration.

Ms Cohen, who hails from Haggardstown, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen.

She was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list along with other professionals who have climbed to the top of their fields.

Colette was appointed the CEO of the Scottish company Oil & Gas Technology Centre in 2016.

Created to help firms work together following a downturn in the energy sector, the organisation has gone on to broker millions of
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Dundalk’s wind turbine

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Annual CO2 emissions savings from the Dundalk SEZ have been progressively increasing. By 2010 emissions had decreased by over 4000 tonnes. It is estimated that the targets, once reached, will save almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

A second wind turbine will be introduced to the town to power the Xerox campus.

A major feature of the Dundalk 2020 project is the the first “urban turbine” in Ireland . It is the first autoproducer (electricity used locally) large turbine in the country and
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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!

• Parade Route •• Longwalk SC |
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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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Action Quote

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”

Your action for today is to notice if you feel like criticizing someone or something and instead offer some encouragement.

— Author, Elizabeth Harrison