IN the fightback against crime, and break-ins especially, Kilsaran-Castlebellingham Community Alert group launched their new text alert system at the O’Connell’’s clubhouse on Monday.
David takes Fr McGeough Cup as St Mary’s Student of the Year
DUNDALK Tidy Towns have completed the first phase of the restoration of Castletown graveyard which dates back to the fifteenth century.
Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has once again raised his concerns about the future of the Narrow Water bridge project with the Taoiseach in the Dáil.
THE Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation fundraising Gala Ball at The Grove House Dunleer was an outstanding success.
FINE Gael deputy Peter Fitzpatrick believes new co-operation between health departments on both sides of the Border could lead to establishing a link between the Louth Hospital and Daisyhill in Newry.
IT must be wonderful to sit on a pension of 140,000 euro and lecture people about tightening their belts.
SINN Féin President Gerry Adams called on the government to look constructively at the idea of an authority, similar to the road safety authority, to tackle the suicide crisis. He called for A North-South approach to this problem.
Sixth class pupil, Kieran Lennon, from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Kilkerley, has scooped first prize in the TV3 ‘Local Legend’ competition.
ARDEE Tidy Towns, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, and Ardee Library recently took part in an Eco Tribes Biodiversity Challenge.
THE comments by Fr Tony Flannery about the Catholic Church’s criticism of the Government and the bizarre veiled threat of excommunication of legislators who may vote in favour of the Abortion bill should be noted.
DUNDALK has won five gold medals in the National Tidy Towns competition in the last five years.
ARDEE Educate Together is set to gain a fourth national environmental flag, the first school in the country to do so.
Scoil Mhuire na nGael were delighted to find out they were the winners of this year’s Wall of Hope competition.
Don’t cry fowl if you see a number of hot birds in the Carlingford area, as it is likely they will be going as quack as they can in a bid to win this years National Poultry Race which takles place on the 19 May at Folklore Park.
THE pupils of St Peter’s National School Dromiskin celebrated Europe Day on Thursday 9 May with a visit from their local MEP Mairead McGuinness.
One of the biggest names on the Irish comedy scene, Neil Delamere is back on the Spirit Store stage this summer with his highly anticipated brand new show, DeleMere Mortal.
Choirs and singers from across Louth are being invited to participate in the second International Gospel Choir Festival taking place in Kilkenny this June.
THE next meeting of the Louth Beekeepers Association will take place on Thursday 23 May at 8pm.
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has rejected criticisms of the force by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission following its investigation after alleged collusion between members of the force and Kiernan Boylan from Ardee who was arrested in 2005 in connection with the seizure of drugs worth 1.7 million euro.
The FAI’s largest grassroots programme, the eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools are back for 2013 and this summer Dundalk will see 2 venues, Bellurgan Utd and Dundalk Football Club, host the summer schools.
ARDEE Town Councillors have expressed their anger at the poor quality of service available at Ardee banks.
FINE Gael Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney that he is extending the imported fodder transport scheme for a further two weeks and doubling the fund to €2 million.
A BIG crowd turned out for the David Carney benefit night this at The Grove House Dunleer.
MR Paddy Matthews is the new president of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Holly Dance has been elected vice president.
The County Louth Agricultural show will take place in Bellurgan Park this year, on Sunday June 16.
THE Cycle Against Suicide stopped at Ardee Community School where the competitors were hosted by the Ardee Cycling Club.
THE Monastery national school Ardee, who won the FAI North Leinster five-aside soccer competition for medium sized schools, are in the Leinster final at the MDL grounds at Navan this Thrusday 16 May.
DUNDALK Chamber of Commerce is on calling all entrepreneurs who export.
THE accidental death from injuries in a fire at his home, of Mr Owen Carroll, Sandylane Blackrock, has caused widespread shock throughout the Blackrock area.
LOUTH Leader Partnership, the body that promotes local industry, has approved funding of €200,000 to Mr Tony McGuinness to construct a willow drying and processing plant at his farm at Richardstown Ardee.
LOUTH County Councillor Tomás Sharkey has welcomed the news that non-coffined burials are to be allowed in this country from next month.
FIANNA Fáil Senator Mary White is hopeful Stormont Minster for Finance Sammy Wilson will reconsider his rigid position on the Narrow Water Bridge scheme at Carlingford Lough and ‘Green Light’ final funding from the Stormont Executive.
TURAS Counselling Services was founded in 2005 to help people with addiction problems.
DUNDALK Chamber of Commerce President Paddy Malone has said the the Gateway Report for Dundalk highlights a number of concerns.
DUNDALK Town Council housing applicants should return the housing needs assesment forms sent to them even though the closing date has expired.
A Day to Remember Davy McCoy a celebration of the late Davy’s life took place in Ardee on Saturday last.
The Eco Warriors, the Black Thorns, from St Peter’s national school 3rd class, recently raided the village green at the centre of Dromiskin as part of the 2013 Eco Tribes Challenge.
HUNDRED of cyclists arrived in Dundalk at the weekend for the Cycle Against Suicide an organisation founded by Jim Breen, RTE’s Secret Millionaire, and a group of hard working volunteers who recognise the rise of suicide and depression in this country.
St Vincent de Paul is offering support to farm households in the region during the current fodder crisis
THE Monastery NS Ardee took part in the recent Intercultural and Anti-racism Week for schools.
A new service of eBooks is now available from Louth County Libraries, complementing the eAudio download service, from OneClickdigital, which was introduced in October 2012.
A BIG crowd is expected for the David Carney benefit night this Friday 10 May at The Grove House Dunleer.
DUNDALK Chamber of Commerce President Paddy Malone has rightly pointed out that the Gateway Report for Dundalk highlights a number of serious concerns.
ARDEE Educate Together NS recently took part in Multicultural and Anti-Racism Week.
Students at O Fiaich Institute of Further Education are holding their eighteenth annual exhibition which opens this Tuesday 7 May and runs until this Friday 10 May. The exhibition is being held once again this year in The Indoor Garden, Carrolls Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology. This event has been a great success in previous years.
DUNDALK Tidy Towns group have launched a Dundalk Tourism DVD a collaboration between Dundalk Tidy Towns and the Creative Media department at DkIT.
DARA Molloy from Dundalk has qualified for the final of the Tempted Boutique Model Search competition 2013.
THERE was great excitement at the national ‘Junk Kouture’ finals at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre recently when St Vincent’s Secondary School Dundalk emerged as one of the final four contestants in this very prestigious recycled fashion event.
Garrett Weldon is a youth and community development officer with Respond Housing Association who in partnership with the HSE has formed the North Dundalk Family Support Hub.
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