Opening of ‘Picture Palace’ in Dundalk in 1912

August 10, 1912

August 10, 1912

The opening of the Picture Palace in the Town Hall is announced for Monday next.

This form of entertainment is and has been for some two or three years the rage: and it seems likely to hold its own for some time to come.

The Town Hall is, of course, well adapted to the uses of a picture Theatre; and as we understand the new Company has got a very fine mechanical outfit and expert operator; we expect as good results as can be obtained.

There are other attractions advertised.

Dundalk Port exports to ‘Saxon’

Dundalk is to be an open port from Monday next for fat cattle and sheep to be slaughtered at Birkenhead.

An effort was made during the week to get Drogheda opened on the same terms, but without success, so that on Monday there ought to be something like a torrent of live meat passing from Meath and elsewhere through this port to feed the Saxon.

It is expected that at least a couple of steamers will be loaded up, the stoppage of export during the past few weeks having dammed up an extraordinary quantity of stock that would otherwise have gone daily from Dublin, Drogheda and Dundalk.

The Annagassan Harbours Provisional Order has now passed both Houses of Parliament and awaits only the Royal Assent.

This it cannot receive until next session, but in the meantime we hope that work will begin and the remainder of the Summer season utilised to push it on.

The work will give welcome employment to the people of the village and its vicinity.