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Sean’s 100th marathon in memory of loved ones

A DOCTOR from Ravensdale who is living and working in Wales is returning home to run his 100th marathon in honour of his late wife and grand-nephew.

61-year-old Dr Sean Mc Cormack is a GP who attended De La Salle Secondary School before studying medicine at UCD.

“I moved to Wales in 1991 for a job. Initially, I was only supposed to stay for 12 months but I’ve ended up staying,” said Sean.

“I love Wales. I’m in a rural area close to Snowdon. I love the outdoors. I met my wife, Majella, when I was 18-yearsold when we were both working in the Ballymac.

“She was from Camlough in Armagh and moved over

to Wales with me. We have two boys, Shane and Steven.” Sean’s marathon career began in 1998 when he was persuaded by a friend to run the Dublin City Marathon in aid of the RNLI. He took to it like a duck to water clocking a very impressive 3 hours and 1 minute. A year later he ran his best ever time again at the Dublin City marathon stopping the clock at 2:48:38. He has also represented Wales at international level in ultra running.

Sean added: “In 1998 I took up running and since then I’ve completed 99 marathons. I’m coming back to Ireland to do my 100th marathon on Saturday next,” explained Sean.

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Sean’s 100th marathon in memory of loved ones

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Sean’s passion for running was reignited in 2018, a year after his great nephew Hari sadly died from meningitis.

Sean and a number of other runners including Hari’s Dad Aled ran the Dublin City marathon in his memory. Sadly, his wife Majella passed away after a long illness in 2021 and every marathon he has done since has been to honour the memory of both his wife and grand-nephew.

Last year Sean ran the distance from Hari’s

grave in Kentstown to Majella’s grave in Inniskeen which is just over the length of a marathon. And this year for his 100th marathon he will do the same again to honour two very special people in his life.

“My wife died in November 2021 and is buried in Inniskeen. I plan to run 33 miles on Saturday.

“I’m running from the graveyard in Kentstown, Co Meath where my great nephew, Hari, is buried, to the graveyard in Inniskeen where my wife is buried.”

He added: “Hari, my grandnephew, sadly died in 2017 from meningitis when he was just twoyears-old. This would have been the weekend of his 9th birthday. My beautiful wife Majella died on 26th November 2021 after 13 years of illness. Our grandnephew Hari, from the first time we met him, only a few days old, held a special place in Majella’s heart. After he passed Majella felt very strongly that he protected her and gave her great comfort in her

times of hardship. In return she was always very keen to fundraise in his honour for Temple Street. I am continuing Majella’s wishes and running with our son Steven in memory of Majella for Hari.

All proceeds raised by Sean will go to the Children’s Health Foundation in Temple Street. If you want to support Sean you can donate via the following link https://www. justgiving.com/fundraising/MMMforH.

Grave concerns

A LOCAL resident has issued concerns regarding the state a number of graves were left in following grass cutting by Louth County Council in Dowdallshill last week. The local man said he was shocked to find a number of graves covered in grass following extensive work in the graveyard by workers from Louth County Council.

Prior to the work being carried out, a number of people on social media as well as a number of local councillors had expressed shock and disgust at the state of the graveyard and how badly kept it was. Last Friday a number of ride on lawnmowers and strimmers were utilised to cut the grass around the cemetery which is the biggest in Dundalk, containing over 10,000 graves.

While the sight of the grass being cut was welcomed from all quarters the mess left behind in certain parts of the graveyard were flagged to the Dundalk Leader by an angry local resident who was shocked to see a number of graves completely covered with grass.









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“I couldn’t believe it when I saw how many graves were left completely covered with grass. I’m relatively fit and was able to clear any grass away from my relatives graves but it would be practically impossible for an elderly person to clear away that mess especially if their graves were covered with those small decorative stones.

“Of course I welcome the fact that Louth County Council are out cutting the grass and trying to keep the place right but these workers need to have a bit more respect and care when going about their job. Can they not put a sheet over the graves when they are strimming in between graves?” he asked.

When contacted by the Dundalk Leader, Louth County Council insisted that employees using strimmers always strive to minimize the

spread of cut grass to adjoining graves.

“Louth County Council can confirm that grass cutting at the graveyard in Dowdallshill was carried out last week.

“While resource issues can sometimes result in grass growth to the recent level, the council strives to ensure that it is a rare occurrence. When it does occur, council operatives using strimmers strive to minimise the spread of cut grass to adjoining graves, but some such spread can occur.

“When the spread of cut grass from strimming is excessive, council staff will remove the larger portion of grass cuttings from the graves, leaving only smaller amounts. Normal weather conditions, including wind and rain, will eliminate the remaining grass cuttings with time,” concluded the statement.


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One of the graves covered with grass. Sean (right), his son Steven and his practice nurse Becky ran the Belfast marathon in May. Sean’s first marathon in 1998 Dr Sean’s late wife Majella with their much loved late grandnephew Hari.
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Peter pleads for government grant to help in shortfall for Louth GAA stadium

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick has pleaded with Deputy Catherine Martin to help those involved with the Louth GAA stadium project by giving a sports grant to make up the shortfall for the new sporting facility which will be built in Dundalk. Fitzpatrick pointed out that funding has been given to the redevelopment of Casement Park in Antrim and noted that Louth were the only county in Ireland without a stadium.

“I welcome the announcement made by the Minister of State, Deputy Thomas Byrne, that €250 million will be available for sports capital and that every valid application will receive an allocation. I welcome that. I wish to ask about the large infrastructure sports grant, funding from which has not been released since 2018. I welcome that the Government has given €50 million towards a new stadium at Casement Park,” stated Fitzpatrick.

“A new stadium is being built in Louth at the moment. Would the Minister and the Minister of State consider coming down to look at the new stadium? Louth is the only county in the country that has no stadium. Its representa-

tives are working closely with the immigrant investor programme, IIP, and with Croke Park.

“There is an opportunity for the Government to assist with the shortfall of money. I ask the Minister and the Minister of State to consider coming down. The new stadium will help all Thirty-two Counties. It will also help the connection between North and South and everything else. The project has been awaited for 65 years. I ask the Minister about the large infrastructure sports grant and if she would consider coming down to have a look at the new Louth stadium,” he concluded.

Responding to Fitzpatrick, Deputy Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media of Ireland stated that ‘all valid projects will receive positive news by early Autumn’.

“The sports capital announcement of €250 million is the largest ever investment in sporting facilities nationwide. It represents a 50% increase on the previous round. As the Minister of State, Deputy Thomas Byrne, and I stated yesterday, it means that all applications for valid projects will receive positive news. We expect that to happen in the early autumn. That is really a signal of the determination of the Government, the Minister of State, Deputy Byrne, and I to transform the sporting landscape for every town, village and city in Ireland.

“It is significant that the large scale sport infrastructure fund is open for applications. The closing date in 1 July. It is up to each sporting body. In the case referenced by the Deputy, the GAA must list its priorities to help with applications. That would help those applications,” stated the Minister.

Logan’s Mondello Park success

LAST weekend Logan Hoey clinched the Irish Junior Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park in his Mini.

Logan, who only turned 15 in the week prior to the weekend, was totally unstoppable winning all heats, semi final and final on both days of the Irish and British championship meeting.

He also took part in a mixed Irish British junior race on Sunday afternoon finishing an impressive second against the faster Suzuki cars, after starting from the back of the grid.

The Dundalk teenager only started car racing in the ICCR Junior Mini Championship last summer, finishing third in the championship with one win, despite not competing the full championship.

He then started competing in the Junior Rallycross Championship last November to gain more experience.

Logan’s impressive

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Logan Hoey clinched the Irish Junior Rallycross Championship recently. Peter Fitzpatrick, TD. results earned him a top six nomination in the prestigious Dunlop Sexton Motorsport Ireland Young driver of the year award, in doing so becoming the youngest driver to be nominated. Logan’s attention now turns to the start of the ICCR Junior Mini Championship at Mondello Park on July 6th after the school exams. Logan received some much needed sponsorship from Cork based FPS Ltd prior to the weekend, but needs more support to complete the ICCR season.
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‘My heart hurts like its never hurt before’

Amy’s Olympic flame is extinguished

AMY Broadhurst will not compete at this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris after she was defeated at the quarter final stage in Bangkok last Friday afternoon.

Amy, a World, European and Commonwealth champion, wanted to end her amateur career by becoming an Olympian but her dream was extinguished as she lost 4-1 to experienced three time Asian champion Yeonji On. In a close fight it was the Korean who got the nod from the onlooking judges.

Broadhurst had switched allegiance to Team GB in a bid to keep her Olympic dream alive after not being selected to represent Ireland at 66kg. She was competing at her favourite weight at 60kg and there had been much talk about a showdown with current Olympic 60kg champion Kellie Harrington but following defeat for the Muirhevnamór southpaw that mouthwatering prospect is now dead in the water.

Speaking after her defeat the 27 year old from Muirhevnamór admitted she was hurting badly after her defeat while she also hit out at her critics who were throwing shots at her for switching her allegiance to Team GB.

“My heart hurts like it’s never hurt before. There was a dream inside of me since I was a little girl and today that flame slowly died out.

“My whole life has all been about the Olympic Games, I made my life all about boxing and today I suffered my biggest blow.

“Some people might criticise my decision for switching allegiance, those people are probably sitting at home who wouldn’t have a pair of balls to do what I done.

“If everyone had any idea what I went thru for the past 12 months you would very well understand why I done what I done and in saying that I have no regrets at all about the decisions I’ve made.

“I give myself every opportunity I could to get to the Olympic Games but that wasnt gods plan for me.

“I ticked every box in the book, I trained my ass off & I done everything correctly and I’m proud of myself.

“Since joining team GB I’ve been made feel at home. The way I was treated, the people who took me under their wing and done all they could for me and

the boxers themselves made this decision worth it.

“These people brought back the love for boxing that I was missing and lit a fire in me that I haven’t felt for a long time!

“I haven’t been this happy in a long time and I’m very grateful for the people that I got to meet along this journey.

“They took a chance on me and believed in me and unfortunately i couldn’t return the favour.

“I would like to thank the GB coaches & staff for all their hard work and making me feel I belong.

I’d like to thank the boxers who welcomed me with open arms and made this journey enjoyable. Thanks for everything. Amy. X,” conclude Amy.

While this defeat looks as if it has closed the door on her storied amateur career the future still looks bright for Broadhurst who is expected to go into the paid professional ranks next. Women’s boxing is currently on a high and proving more popular than ever before and Broadhurst’s style lends itself to the fast paced and exciting nature of most professional women’s boxing bouts.

1—What first took place 100 years ago in 1924 and still takes place to this day, traditionally starting on the first Wednesday in June, lasting typically for two and a half weeks?

2—How many years marriage for a tin anniversary?

3—There are now seven recognised states that at one time made up the former Yugoslavia. Can you name them all?

4—What connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea?

5—Which street in Dundalk is known locally as ‘The Gut’

6—‘There she was just a-walkin’ down the street, singin’ is the first line from which popular song from the 1960’s?

7—What piece of sport equipment has a head, face, heel, and toe?

8—Which chemical element is the main source of nuclear energy?

9—What is the legal term for willfully giving false evidence in court?

10—Brazil borders ten of the

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Amy Broadhurst is heart-broken as her Olympic dream is officially now over.
twelve countries in South America. Can you name either of the two it doesn’t border? The Stinker—What was the Enola Gay and what did it do? ??? QUIZ ??? 1—Leaving Certificate, 2—10, 3— Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia, 4—Suez Canal, 5— Williamsons Place off Park Street, 6—Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 7—Golf iron, 8—Uranium, 9—Perjury, 10—Chile and Ecuador. Stinker: The Enola Gay was a Boeing B-29 bomber and it dropped the first nuclear bomb used in combat on Hiroshima in 1945. —ANSWERS—
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Online safety code for kids ‘long overdue’

CYBERSAFEKIDS has welcomed the publication of the first draft Online Safety Code by Coimisiún na Meán.

According to CyberSafeKids, this is a landmark development as it’s the first of its kind in Ireland.

“We are one of the most prominent voices who have long called for the era of self-regulation to be over,” said CyberSafe Kids CEO Alex Cooney.

“The need to regulate online services is long overdue and, on that basis alone, it is important to acknowledge the significance of this announcement.

“We have been anticipating it. It was put out to a consultation process late last summer. Now we have the draft, we are awaiting final approval.”

She added: “There

are elements of the code that we particularly welcome; the inclusion in the definition of associated actions with video content such as comments and shares is one of these.”

“This will make a difference in instances of cyberbullying. We recently dealt with one such case involving a 13-year-old boy whose mother had flagged video content that he had uploaded at a younger age, and which had been the cause of a sustained bullying campaign against him by some of his classmates.

“The company in question refused to remove the content because the content itself did not violate their community standards.”

She continued: “If this code had been in place then, it would have been removed and saved this child and his family two years of se-

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Dundalk Brass Band

Dundalk Brass Band will present Father’s Day Music in the Park concert on Sunday 16th June at 3pm. The free concert will take place in St Helana’s Park and all are welcome. The event will be supported by Dole who will serve out free smoothies & fruit snack’s on the day.

Library Event

Join us in Dundalk Library on Friday 7th June at 3:30pm as we celebrate Summer Stars with a fantastic afternoon of stories. Suitable for children aged 3-8 years, there is no booking required but all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Taize Prayer

All are welcome to “Prayer Around The Cross”, in candlelight. A Quiet and Reflective time, with the music of TAIZE. Friday 7th June 8pm -9pm. (Followed by Tea/Coffee). “Bethany” 34 Point Road, Dundalk. A91W0C 9. Cancer Prayer Support: for men & women who have, or had, cancer, welcome all to a time of relaxation, meditation & prayer. Wednesday June 12th, 19th & 26th from 11am to 12noon, followed by Tea/Coffee. “Bethany” House of Prayer, 34 Point Road, Dundalk. A91 W0C 9. Tel. 042-9331602 bethanypointroad@gmail.com for further information.

Eucharistic Adoration

24 Hours with The Lord-Eucharistic Adoration Takes place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Ard Easmuinn, on Friday 7th June 2024 –commencing after Mass at 10.00am on the Friday and ending after Mass at 10.00am the following morning. All welcome to come along. There will also be Holy Hour at 8.00pm on that evening. Celebrant Fr. Callum Young.

rious harm, including having to move schools.

“There are elements of the code that are sim-

ply not specific enough and we are concerned that it still allows videosharing platform services (VSPs) to continue to largely self-regulate.

“We know historically that this simply won’t work. For example, in relation to complaints, the VSPs are simply required to respond to user complaints in a ‘timely, diligent and objective manner’.”

Alex concluded: “We feel it must also only be viewed as a stepping stone towards the ultimate goal of ending the era of self-regulation.

“We must as a society continue to take more stringent steps towards holding VSPs to full account for the vital part they have to play in keeping children and young people in Ireland safer online.”

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Alex Cooney, CEO and cofounder, CyberSafeKids.

Michael’s birthday bash raises €2,300 for palliative care

COOLEY man Michael McGlynn used his 60th birthday celebrations to help raise over €2000 for the Palliative Care services in both Dundalk and Drogheda. Michael organised the fundraiser as a thank you to the staff in both Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and Louth County Hospital who helped look after his father Michael McGlynn. Michael sadly passed away last November in the Louth County Hospital.

Michael and his wife Kathleen were well known the country for their great work in the set dancing community with the pair helping to revive the age old tradition around Louth. They put on classes passing on all of their vast knowledge of set dancing in classes in Mullaghbouy and The Pats GFC hall in Lordship.

The pair were presented with a Lifetime

Michael McGlynn, Professor Dominic O’Brannigan and Kathleen McGlynn.

Achievement Award at Ceoil Chairlinn in 2009.

Michael’s son Michael turned 60 recently and he was keen to use his birthday to help raise money for the local services who helped his father towards the end of his life.

“ We celebrated my birthday in the Clans Hall and we had over 200 people attend the evening. Dad was in both the Lourdes and Louth Hospital and he was looked after brilliantly by the fantastic staff in both hospitals. I wanted to acknowledge that by raising money

for the palliative care services in the hospitals and thanks to the generosity of people who attended my birthday party we managed to raise €2,300 for them. Myself and my mother Kathleen, recently handed over the cheque to Prof. Dominic O’Brannagain from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. We were delighted to be able to do so and we would both like to thank the staff in both hospitals as well as everybody who contributed tour fundraiser,” stated Michael.

This year there were plenty of celebrations on Africa Day across the county with events held in Ardee Drogheda and Dundalk.

African Day celebrated across the county

AFRICAN Day celebrated colourfully in Louth supported by the Irish Aid and the Louth County Council.

For the first time ever, African Day was celebrated in Ardee this year to add to the celebrations that took place in both Drogheda and Dundalk.

The event was full of colour at all the various locations, showcasing the African culture through cultural tapestry, cuisines, regalia, music, dancing, drama, drumming, and lots more insightful moments. This helped promote a more intercultural space where we all embraced each other with love. One Louth, One Community. Happy Celebration.

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Local gardaí joined the celebrations during Africa Day in Dundalk last week. Abigail Nyaude and Seun Grace Atiroko.



Remembering Tony Dillon, late of St Nicholas Avenue, whose first anniversary occurs on 8th June.

Will those who think of Tony today,

A little prayer to Jesus say.

—Mass offered. Loved and missed by all the family.


Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past

I asked you for many favours

This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine.

Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail).



Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past

I asked you for many favours

This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail) L.M.


Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past

I asked you for many favours

This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail).



Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours

This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail) P.C.

Teachers going to ‘Hell and Back’ this weekend for pupils

Staff from the CBS Primary will take on the notorious Hell and Back challenge this weekend to raise money for an outdoor space in the school.

THE staff and parents of CBS Primary School in Dundalk are preparing to take on the Hell & Back challenge this Saturday (June 8th) to raise money for their outdoor space.

CBS Primary School Junior Infants teacher Amy Curran from Avondale is one of the teachers due to take part in the Hell & Back challenge for the school fundraiser.

Amy has taken part in two Hell & Back events before, one 13km event and one 8km event.

She said that the 13km obstacle

course is “very tough” and participants need “a high level of fitness, especially upper body strength”.

“There’s a lot of climbing over things, crawling and getting over walls but if you work together as a team and help each other out you will get to complete the course,” she said.

Amy, who has been teaching at CBS Primary School for six years, said: “We have a grass area at the school but we need donations as half of the year due to weather conditions, it’s totally


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FRENCH SPEAKER—Qualified teacher from France available to give grinds for Junior and Leaving Certificate students. €40 for 30 mins. Will travel anywhere in the Dundalk area. Call Roy on 0899835254. KIDS FUN WEEK by Lighthouse Church 1st - 5th July in Dundalk. Crafts, activities & more. Ages 4-12. Only 15 per child for the week. Contact Rebeca for details 085 1207495.

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“I do Gaelic with the pupils but they can’t train when the grass area is too muddy. We need an all weather area and a playground. Everything helps so we would appreciate any donation. If anyone could help, we would really appreciate it.”

Do you want to join CBS Primary School in making a difference? Every donation will help.

If you wish to donate, please go online and visit Fundraiser by Eileen Hart: Outdoor Space and Equipment (gofundme.com).

CARPET & OVEN CLEANING—Carpet, upholstery & specialist oven cleaning available. Call MVI Cleaning Dundalk on 042 94 21300 or visit www.mvicleaning.ie.

GARDENS/POWER WASHING—one stop garden service, large & small lawn cutting, strimming, hedges, tidy-ups, power washing, clearances. Contact Will’s Services 085-860-4048.

ROOFING AND BUILDING contractor available. Repairs and new builds. Fully insured. Contact Mark Carney on 087 1302040 for enquiries.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE—Hedge cutting, Lawn cutting, Powerwashing, fencing. Slabs laid. Contact Brian 086-1097358.

LOCAL PAINTERS & DECORATORS AVAILABLE—All types of painting & decorating done to the highest of standards, no job to big or to small, we also do shops/offices and can work out of hours to avoid any disruption or inconvenience to the day to day running of your business,call 085 1588667, or get us on Facebook @ Budget painters Decorators.


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ANAM CARA HEALING—Holistic company providing Psychic Tarot Reading, Reiki, Crystal Therapy and Aromatherapy. Phone for appointments 0864591226 or visit www.anamcarahealing.ie”.

LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL—I Stephen Fitzpatrick, intend to apply for permission for development consisting of alterations and extension to existing dwelling comprising of alterations/extensions to front elevation, first floor extension over existing garage to include for an additional bedroom, internal alterations and all associated site development works at No. 12 Oaklawns, Dundalk, Co. Louth. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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BIG TISK—People of the Mammoths Audio Book by Brendan Connolly Dundalk-

Succesful outing for local Comhaltas members

BRANCH members from Comhaltas Ceolróirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan (Dundalk branch of Comhaltas) had a very successful outing at the recent Louth Fleadh Cheoil held in Drogheda. Some of the younger members were experiencing competition for the first time while for many of the more experienced ones it was familiar territory as they are either reigning or former All Ireland champions..

Those placed 1st or 2nd will go on to compete at the Leinster Fleadh in Wicklow town in July. The weekly branch classes held in the Oriel centre (Dundalk Gaol) are not just confined to pupils from Dundalk and other areas of Louth, they are also attended by young musicians from surrounding counties. It will be no surprise then if some branch members qualify from the Armagh Down and Monaghan Fleadhanna to compete at the Ulster

Fleadh. Best of luck to all in their various competitions throughout the summer.

The following were the branch prize winners at the Louth Fleadh..

Fiddle Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st.

Flute 15-18: Oisín Ó Maoileoin 1st.

Flute O18: Donnchadh MacAodha 1st.

Whistle 12-15: Lucy Keenan 2nd.

Whistle 15-18: Ze Hang Cheung 1st; Oisín Ó Mao-

LOCAL members from Comhaltas Ceolróirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan (Dundalk branch of Comhaltas) had a very successful outing at the recent Louth Fleadh

Above: Grúpa Ceoil Under 12 CCÉ Dún Dealgan.

Left: Feidhelm Flanagan Matthews.

Below: Grúpa Ceoil 15-18 CCÉ Dún Dealgan.

ileoin 2nd.

Piano Accordion: Annabelle Flanagan Matthews 1st; James Keaveney 2nd.

Concertina 12-15: Jaymee Martin 1st.

Concertina 15-18: Christopher Conway 1st; Liam Keenan 3rd.

Uilleann Pipes Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st.

Uilleann Pipes 15-18: Oisín Ó Maoileoin 1st; Ze Hang Cheung 2nd.

Harp Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st.

Harp 12-15: Jaymee Martin 1st; Ryan Martin 2nd; Aoibheann McMahon 3rd.

Harp 15-18: Grace Connolly 1st.

Harp Over 18: Donnchadh Mac Aodha 1st.

Banjo 12-15: Feidhelm Flanagan Matthews 2nd.

Banjo 15-18: Enda Dooley 1st.

Miscellaneous 15-18: Enda Dooley 15-18 1st. Fiddle SlowAirs Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st. Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs

Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st.

Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs 15-18: Oisín Ó Maoileoin 1st.

Flute Slow Airs 15-18: Oisín Ó Maoileoin 1st.

Whistle Slow Airs Under 12: Conall Ó Maoileoin 1st; Emily Corrigan 2nd.

Whistle Slow Airs 15-18: Ze Hang Cheung 1st.

Harp Slow Airs Under 12: Kayla Martin 1st.

Harp Slow Airs 12-15: Jaymee Martin 1st; Ryan Martin 2nd.

Duets Under 12: Conall Ó Maoileoin & Fiachra Ó Sabhaois 2nd.

Céilí Bands 15-18: CCÉ Dún Dealgan 1st.

Grúpaí Ceoil Under 12: CCÉ Dún Dealgan 1st .

Grúpaí Ceoil Under 1518: CCÉ Dún Dealgan 1st.

Comhrá Gaeilge 9-11: Réaltín Nic Giolla Mhearnóg. Comhrá Gaeilge 1113: Naoise Nic Giolla Mhearnóg.


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