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Wednesday, 8th January, 2020. Vol. 13, Issue 2 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email: editorial@dundalkleader.com; advertising@dundalkleader.com

By Paul Byrne

A Dundalk woman who was working on a fruit farm in New South Wales during the devastating Australian Bush Fires has described how the sky was thick with smoke and how the farm had to be evacuated due to the seriousness of the fires. Aoife Heffron and her boyfriend Kevin White left Dundalk for Melbourne, Australia last March before travelling on to a fruit farm in Berrima, New South Wales where

they worked until a few weeks ago. According to Aoife she and Kevin have since moved back to the relative safety of Melbourne because of the fires but even there residents have been advised to stay indoors due to the thick smoke enveloping the city. Aoife, who is well known locally following her victory in the Louth Rose of Tralee contest in 2017 says she is proud of the Irish community who have rallied together to help those in trouble and is ready to volunteer her Continued on Page 2

Dundalk’s Young Scientists gear up for 2020 exhibition

The 2020 Young Scientist and Technology exhibition kicks off today at the RDS and Dundalk will be represented by three local schools at the ever-popular annual showcase. Photo: Bush Rónán Murphy, James McDonald and Declan Cavanagh. Full Story Page 14.

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Call for local councillors to oppose RIC commemoration

Louth Sinn Féin general election candidate Ruairí Ó Murchú has submitted a motion to Louth County Council which calls on the Government not to organise State commemorations for British forces of occupation. Councillor Ó Murchú stated that the decision of the Government, instigated by the Minister

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the eyes and ears of the British Empire, operating out of Dublin Castle. “They used brutal and bloody means to uphold the British occupation and to sup-

press the will of the Irish people for self determination and national independence. These deeds should certainly not be commemorated in any official way by the Irish

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her victory in the Louth Rose of Tralee contest in 2017 says she is proud of the Irish community who have rallied together to help those in trouble and is ready to volunteer her services to help in any way she can. “It’s simply devastating the destruction the fires have caused and continue to cause. Billions of habitats and animals have been lost and the koalas may never re-integrate back into the wild again. I was farming in New South Wales from September to December and during that time we had to practise evacuations and conduct fire prevention,” explained Aoife. “One morning I woke in my little galvanised cabin to the smell of smoke and thought a fire had broke out on the farm, but it was just smoke

state,” stated Cllr Ó Murchú. “While many who joined the RIC did so out of economic necessity or civic mindedness, the fact remains that the RIC was an

arm of British occupation in Ireland. “Everyone has a right to remember their dead as they see fit, however it is unheard of for a State which continues to

struggle for national freedom and self determination to honour those who worked to deny this. “Sinn Féin has called on the government to cancel this

event and I am calling on members of Louth County Council to ensure that State commemorations of this nature do not take place in the future,” he added.

Melbourne now so out of the danger zone, however the city has begun to feel the effects of fires nearby as smoke fills the sky. “They have advised us to stay indoors and keep pets inside until it clears. It’s been amazing to see the Irish community rally together to help this country that has

welcomed us and that we call home. On a more positive note it rained Sunday evening and most of Monday which hopefully brings some relief to some of the worst affected areas such as Victoria, New South Wales and parts of Queenland. “As an Irish person, I never thought I’d be so happy to see some

rainfall. Hopefully it can keep falling all week and aid the heroic firefighters. It’s heartbreaking and horrifying to see all the damage these fires are causing and I really want to get out there and help. I am currently looking for volunteering opportunities to help in any way I can,” stated Aoife.

Aoife escapes worst of bush fires A Dundalk woman who was working on a fruit farm in New South Wales during the devastating Australian Bush Fires has described how the sky was thick with smoke and how the farm had to be evacuated due to the seriousness of the fires. Aoife Heffron and her boyfriend Kevin White left Dundalk for Melbourne, Australia last March before travelling on to a fruit farm in Berrima, New South Wales where they worked until a few weeks ago. According to Aoife she and Kevin have since moved back to the relative safety of Melbourne because of the fires but even there residents have been advised to stay indoors due to the thick smoke enveloping the city. Aoife, who is well known locally following

Aoife Heffron in Sydney

from neighbouring fires. We were always out of harm’s way thankfully and never in any immediate danger but the sky would be thick with smoke some days which was so eerie and made it very hard to breathe. Just recently the farm had to be temporarily evacuated but thankfully they are all safe. We’re back in

Welcome for €28m economic stimulus package for Border Region Dundalk Chamber of Commerce have welcomed a €28m economic stimulus package for the border region while urging all businesses locally to find out if they qualify for a grant. Pat McCormick, President of Dundalk Chamber, welcomed the announcement by Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys that the Government was to spend €28,000,000 in the Border region. This is in recognition of the specific threat Brexit holds for this region, an argument the Chamber has raised with Government at every opportunity. Pat advises all businesses in the region to examine the proposals to determine if they qualify. The Scheme is NOT targeted for export or manufacturing businesses but could apply to businesses which do

not normally receive support. Paddy Malone, PRO, pointed out that by channelling the funds through both the LEO, Local Employment Office and EI, Enterprise Ireland a greater range of businesses will qualify and in some cases will receive support in preparing submissions. Paddy also welcomed the decision to place one of the three new technology parks in Dundalk. This was a vote of confidence in the area and a recognition of its status as a regional growth centre. According to the Dundalk Chamber PRO, Brexit can potentially damage the whole island’s economy but with proper planning and support from both EI and LEO the damage can be mitigated. The package, which applies to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and

Louth, is designed to drive economic activity in the region and ensure that businesses have additional support in mitigating the impact of Brexit. The Border Economic Stimulus Package includes: · €3 million for the six Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in the border counties for capability development programmes for micro and small firms with ambition; An €8.5 million Brexit Transformation Fund to enable firms to transform their businesses and diversify markets; €1.5 million for Industry Fellowships targeted at businesses located in Border counties, administered by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI); and A €15 million competitive Border Enterprise Development Fund, administered by Enterprise Ireland (EI).


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Michael Holmes from Ravensdale winner of a Ford Focus in the Dundalk Credit Union Car Draw receiving his keys from Fiona McCarthy Dundalk Credit Union with Brendan Keenan of Byrne and Maguire Main Ford Dealer

Local roads in line for upgrade

€4.3 Million in roads funding has been allocated for Louth in 2020, a Fine Gael Councillor has confirmed. Cllr. John McGahon said he was delighted to confirm that Louth is to benefit from €4.3m in funding for maintaining and upgrading the local roads network. “The funding has been made available to Louth County Council as a result of funding secured in Budget 2020. “The allocation, confirmed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland today, includes €4.3m funding for projects and road maintenance,” he stated. “I am also delighted to see that the funding of €1.5 Million has

been made available to deliver a Park and Share Facility at the Dundalk South junction. There is also €314,000 for the N53 and €1.7 Million for the Ardee bypass. This major piece of infrastructure will bring major improvements to our road network here in Louth and is further sign of the Fine Gael-led Government’s commitment to balanced regional development. “A well developed and maintained road network is vital to ensure safety on our roads but also to ensure that no area of the country is at a disadvantage when it comes to economic development. “Fine Gael has committed to improving and maintaining a

high quality road network. While Fianna Fáil and other parties in opposition have repeatedly called for road projects to be scrapped the Government has stood firm over the need to ensure we have safe, quality roads across the country,” Cllr. McGahon concluded. Minister for Transport Shane Ross said, “I’m committed to providing funding that will improve road user safety for all road users, not just drivers. We are dedicated to improving road safety for all of our citizens in whatever way possible, whether through legislation, education or road maintenance. TII share my commitment to improving safety across the national road network.”


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Brendan continues to help fire services in Africa By Paul Byrne

Retired fireman Brendan McCoy is arguably busier now than when he was working thanks to his relentless work in helping to improve fire services across West Africa. Ten years ago the Dundalk man was asked by Plan Ireland if he would be interested in helping to try and source a fire engine for a town in Niger, West Africa called Zindar. Brendan agreed immediately and along with some of his colleagues they did manage to source a fire engine which they brought to Zindar later on that same year. Whilst over there Brendan saw that the town had absolutely nothing in the way of fire supplies or training and so began a ten year journey which has helped improve the fire services of various towns and cities around West Africa. A new organisation called Fire and Ambulance Development in Africa was born which Brendan is co-ordinating and over the last number

Darren Geary and Peter Leahy in Niger. INSET: Brendan McCoy of years countless containers have been sent over from Ireland to stock towns and villages with fire engines, medical supplies, rescue equipment, bicycles and lots of other items. Just before Christmas Brendan organised for a large container to be sent

to Niger in West Africa. According to Brendan another fire engine is next on the list and will be sent shortly to West Africa for use in an under-equipped region. “We opened our first fire station in Zindar, Niger, West Africa ten years ago and since then

another two stations have opened up in that region. We also provide training and for the firefighters and we have a building over there with laptops, tv’s etc so we can give them presentations and help them get up to speed with the job. We collected old equipment from

fire stations all over Ireland and it was great to get them up and running. The fire engine we are sending over now was donated to us by Louth Fire and Rescue Service and it will be shipped to a place called Cotonue in Benin which is also in West Africa. That will

take about three weeks to get there and when it arrives I along with some of my colleagues will be there to drive it 1500km to a place called Niamey which is the capital of Niger. It covers an area about four times the size of Ireland so the fire engine will be very gladly

received over there,” explained Brendan. “I have to thank the people of Dundalk for their continued generosity as we would not be able to do this without fundraising throughout the year. It costs €2500 to send a standard container to Africa and

€4000 to send one large enough to hold a fire engine so all that money is gathered through fundraising around town during the year. Business and organisations have also been very kind with Flemings Medical Supplies sending us a container to be sent over there and Liby’s Dynamites Basketball team in Dromiskin donating bicycles to us which we sent over just before Christmas. I’d also like to mention Darren Geary and Michael Dawe who work voluntarily to fix up and fire equipment that we send over to ensure that it is in good working order. “It’s lovely when you go over there and see how the various fire services have grown and how they have a sense of comradery and the respect of the locals. We just helped them get up and running but now they are developing into excellent fire fighters who will pass on their expertise to the next generation and so on,” stated Brendan.


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Caolan looks forward to successful 2020

Caolan Rafferty with my family and see what they all make of it too.” At present, Rafferty’s golfing focus is very much on the amateur game where he still has a lot of unfinished business despite having won the South of Ireland and West of Ireland Championships over the past two years and appeared in the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool last September. “2020 is going to be another busy year. There are a couple of extra teams involved in this year so hopefully I will

make a few of them and the end goal this year is the Eishenhower Trophy. I just missed out last time when it was on in Carton House. “Looking back, 2019 is as good a year as I probably could have hoped for. I think if someone had said to me, at the start of the year, this is what you are going to achieve in 2019, I would have took everything off them and ran for the hills. “From the start of the year in South Africa right through to playing Walker Cup

there is very little that I would change. So yeah, I would rate it as pretty much as good as I could have done.” Having reached the semi-finals of the South African Amateur Championship, where he was beaten by one hole, Rafferty came home and captured the West of Ireland at Rosses Point. “The win in the West was another big thing in the year. To win anything is big but to win one of the big championships here in Ireland is obviously that little bit sweeter. I think

to win it the way I did win it as well, by a few shots, was nice.” Rafferty’s other big highlight of 2019 was his appearance at the Walker Cup where he picked up one win from two outings in the singles having been overlooked for the foursomes on both days along with fellow Irishman James Sugrue. However, 2019 wasn’t without its disappointments with Ireland losing the Home Internationals in Lahinch and Dundalk again coming up short at the AllIreland Barton Shield Finals while the loss of a five-shot lead in the final round of the R&A Scholars Tournament at St Andrews in April is still a raw memory months later. Members of the Irish squad recently met up with Open Champion Shane Lowry and Rafferty admitted that many of the insights that the Offalyman shared with them that day struck a chord with the Dundalk GC member who will once again start the season in South Africa.Raf-

ferty will begin 2020 as number one in the European Golf Association rankings and 15th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, just one slot below his all-time high of 14th. Making the WAGR Top 10 is a major goal for the coming year but his belief hasn’t wavered that if he can continue to play good golf, everything else will look after itself. “I’m just going to focus on playing good golf. If you play well all year, it will all look after itself and you won’t have to do anything different. It was something Shane alluded to. He plays his own game, he plays his own style, he doesn’t try to do anything different and that’s something I have spoken about with Neil and Dougie. It’s playing with what you have got. It’s not going to be pretty every day but if you can get around the golf course that’s half the battle. If I do that, all the rankings will look after themselves, teams will look after themselves, and tournaments will look after themselves,” he concluded.

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CAOLAN Rafferty is still focused on amateur achievements as he heads into 2020 and towards a major decision on his future direction. The 27-year-old Dundalk golfer is in the final year of his Business degree at Maynooth University and has always insisted that any thoughts of turning professional won’t be entertained until after he graduates. But he admits that, even a few months out from his arrival at that significant crossroads, he is far from making his mind up on his future. “I am genuinely still in limbo,” admitted Rafferty. “I don’t know whether to make the jump or go out into the big bad world and get a job. “It‘s something that I will sit down and have a chat about with my coach Dougie Bell and with Neil Manchip. Neil will be a big help because he has been through situations like that with Shane Lowry and the boys and then obviously I’ll sit down


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Positive outlook for Dundalk’s traders

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Paddy Malone from the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce has delivered an upbeat update on the local economy following a busy Christmas period for local retailers. According to Paddy most traders he spoke to seemed to enjoy a busy festive period and were in good spirits generally after the annual Christmas rush. This was most welcome given the backdrop of uncertainty regarding Brexit and what it will mean for traders and businesses locally. “From talking to traders around town after Christmas most of them seemed pretty happy with business during the festive season. Of course it’s a bit early to say exactly how well the traders have done but in general I think that the signs were positive. The work done on Clanbrassil Street definitely helped to bring a bit more footfall up that

Paddy Malone

end of town and it has given a much-needed boost to the street. Going by the eye test it definitely seemed to be a bit busier this year round the streets of Dundalk and hopefully that trend will continue into 2020. “We are doing well in Dundalk but we need to continue to support each other and help our local businesses to ensure that our town continues to thrive,” remarked Paddy. Paddy also thanked the business community of Dundalk for getting behind the Shop Local

vouchers scheme with a very impressive €1m worth of vouchers being sold this Christmas. According to Paddy the scheme has proven a huge success locally and this year’s figure will represent a new record for voucher purchases. “The Shop Local vouchers have proven to be a remarkable success story and the beauty of them is that there is no commission or end date for redeeming the vouchers. The businesses will get 100% of the value of the voucher and that is one of the

reasons why they have proven so popular. The chamber shoulder all the costs involved which make them a much better alternative than say cash bonuses from employers which get hit with tax and PRSI deductions. “Last year we were delighted to sell a record €800,000 worth of vouchers and although the final tally hasn’t been recorded yet it is almost certain we have beaten that record and we are looking at going over the €1m mark which is fantastic. These sales would not have happened if it has not been for the good will of the business community and shoppers who see the value in keeping money in the locality. Stopping the flow of money from the town has been our priority and thankfully people have bought into this idea and that can only be good for the town,” added Paddy.

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€4.3 Million in funding confirmed for roads in Louth - McGahon €4.3 Million in roads funding has been allocated for Louth in 2020, a Fine Gael Councillor has confirmed. Cllr. John McGahon said, “I am delighted to confirm that Louth is to benefit from €4.3 Million in funding for maintaining and upgrading our roads network. “The funding has been made available to Louth County Council as a result of funding secured in Budget 2020. “The allocation, confirmed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland today, includes €4.3 Million funding for projects and road maintenance. “I am also delighted to see that the funding of €1.5 Million has been made available to deliver

a Park and Share Facility at the Dundalk South junction. There is also €314,000 for the N53 and €1.7 Million for the Ardee bypass. This major piece of infrastructure will bring major improvements to our road network here in Louth and is further sign of the Fine Gael-led Government’s commitment to balanced regional development. “A well developed and maintained road network is vital to ensure safety on our roads but also to ensure that no area of the country is at a disadvantage when it comes to economic development. “Fine Gael has committed to improving and maintaining a high quality road network. While

Fianna Fáil and other parties in opposition have repeatedly called for road projects to be scrapped the Government has stood firm over the need to ensure we have safe, quality roads across the country,” Cllr. McGahon concluded. Minister for Transport Shane Ross said, “I’m committed to providing funding that will improve road user safety for all road users, not just drivers. We are dedicated to improving road safety for all of our citizens in whatever way possible, whether through legislation, education or road maintenance. TII share my commitment to improving safety across the national road network.”


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Dundalk FC and Fyffes visit Temple Street

Fyffes marketing manager, Emma Hunt-Duffy is pictured with Dundalk FC players Sean Hoare, Gary Rogers, Sean Gannon, Dan Kelly and Lido Lotefa on a recent visit to see the young patients at Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Players from Dundalk Football Club recently joined character Freddy Fyffes on a visit to see the young patients at Temple Street Children’s Hospital. There to assist Santa Claus and his helpers on their traditional Christmas outing to the hospital were Dundalk stars Gary Rogers, Sean Gannon, Sean Hoare, Dan Kelly and Lido Lotefa.

A brief video capturing the visit can be viewed on YouTube via the following link: https:// youtu.be/Sz7OiaMHXl4 The visit follows a number of initiatives that the Club and its sponsor Fyffes partnered on throughout the year to raise funds for the vital equipment and care provided for over 147,000 patients treated by the hospital every year.

Speaking at the hospital, Fyffes marketing manager, Emma Hunt-Duffy said: “the incredible, life-saving work that the doctors, nurses and staff at Temple Street and other hospitals and health treatment centres do to care for the health of our young people is a cause worthy of everyone’s support, and one with which we are proud to be involved”.

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Karate Club As the festive season starts, another chapter in Dundalk Karate’s book comes to a close with all Ninjas, Juniors, Cadets, Seniors and their All Incusive members coming together to round 2019 of with a blast. Having achieved so much in 2019, Head of Dundalk Karate, Sensei Mary Marcus 3rd Dan was delighted to see everyone building upon all they had learnt over the past 12 months. With a well earned break ahead over the Christmas holidays, and with new classes already filling up for 2020, Dundalk Karate are certainly going from strength to strength. If you would like any further information on Dundalk Karate and the classes they offer in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre, you can contact Sensei Marcus on 086 353 1625 or karatequeen@live.com

Sensei Mary Marcus 3rd Dan with Dundalk

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Tots Chorus

Aladdin proving to be a big hit Dundalk Musical Society’s production of Aladdin has proven to be a huge hit with local audiences after commencing its run in the Town Hall on Monday, with the show continuing until this Sunday. The show opened in An Tain Arts Centre (Town Hall Dundalk) on Monday January 6 and will continue until Sunday 12 at 7.30pm nightly with matinees on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 at 2.30pm. Featuring an all-singing, alldancing chorus of one hundred local children and young adults, whose spectacular routines and dazzling costumes are sure to enchant the young and the young at heart. Under the careful curation of Geraldine Pender who returns to her role of Director and Yasmina Aniss as Choreographer, this super talented pair have been putting the cast and chorus

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through their paces for the past two months to make sure the Society produce a spectacular pantomime which they have now become renowned for. This timeless classic is centred on the handsome pauper Aladdin played by Lucy Robinson. Aladdin lives an impoverished life along with his brother Wishee Washee played by Patrick Browne, both cared for by adoring mammy Widow Twanky played by Paudie Breen. The Kingdom is ruled by the hilarious but hapless Emperor played by David McArdle who tries to keep law and order with the help of his happy but hopeless guards, Chop and Suey, played by Chloe Moran and Jade Gorham who are making their debut in the front line this year having come through the ranks as dancers in the chorus. Of course every panto needs a romantic interest

and the delightful Princess Jasmine is Aladdin’s true love, played by Eimear Fealy. To balance things out of course, no panto would be complete without a bad guy, Abanazar played the formidable Alan Doherty is sure to evoke plenty of booing and hissing from the audience. Adding that touch of magic The Genie of Lamp is sure to save the day, played by Aaron Matthews and assisted by the Genie of the Ring played by Karyn McCooey, while panto regulars Oliver Hanratty and Jason Kelly as the Palace Guards will keep order and ensure plenty of laughs along the way. Evening performances are €15 while the hugely popular matinees have already sold out. All tickets are now subject to a €1.50 booking fee and are on sale from the box office at An Tain Arts Centre, online at www. antain.ie or 042 9332332.


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The Bodhran Local musicians play in the National Concert Hall Bridge St, Dundalk - 042 9326261 Three Dundalk students who are members of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland were busy this week with concerts in the national concert hall in Dublin on Sunday evening and Galway on Saturday evening. Left to right Cillian Hennessy (Colaiste Ris cello), Fionnghuala Drumgoole (St. Louis Dundalk violin) and Dearbhla Coggans (Colaiste Ris Double Bass) all performed over the weekend under the baton of Gearóid Grant who has been involved with the orchestra since 1980. While most secondary school students were binge watching Netflix or chilling with friends these three local musicians were putting in eight hours of rehearsals a day in Kilkenny at the NYOI Christmas workshop. The three, all string players, performed a varied programme including Elgar’s Enigma Variations and followed in a long tradition of Dundalk musicians who are members of the orchestra. Cillian’s mother Orla was herself a member when she was younger.

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Christmas Tree Shredding

Blackrock Tidy Town’s will again this year be running a free Christmas tree recycling event for Blackrock and Haggardstown areas in the Blackrock Community Centre on January 11. Those wishing to avail of the service can deliver the trees to the Community Centre beginning in the morning of January 11 and if transport is an issue there will be a free collection service for the Blackrock, Haggardstown areas on the day of the shredding.

Active Retirement

The spring session of Dundalk Active Retirement Association will begin Monday January 13 in Carroll Mead Hall, Pearse Park.

Christmas Run

A huge thanks to all the runners who took part in the Dowdallshill GFC Annual Christmas Morning Run to St Olivers Hospital. There were over 20 participants, including the new Louth County Board Chairman, Peter Fitzpatrick.

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Dundalk’s Young Scientists gear up for 2020 exhibition By Paul Byrne

The 2020 Young Scientist and Technology exhibition kicks off today at the RDS and Dundalk will be represented by three local schools at the ever-popular annual showcase. Dundalk schools have a long proud history in this event and once again there are some fantastically innovative projects being put up for selection by some of the town’s brightest students. This year a total of seven different projects have been submitted by students from St Vincent’s Secondary School, Bush Post Primary School and Dundalk Grammar School. Projects this year include five entries from Bush Post Primary under both the Biological and Ecological and Social and Behavioural Sciences categories. All five projects have been submitted by TY students under the guidance of teachers Gary Galvin, Emily Kerr, Sharon Boyle. Nadine Carolan and Eve Meehan have tackled the issue of screen time on mobile phones. With today’s youth spending more and more time online and using social media, the time spent looking at screens has ballooned over recent years. They used a sample of students and adults from the school community to find out if using screen time restriction apps has an effect on whether or not screen time is actually reduced.

Conn O’Donoghue, Gerard Hanlon and Seán McCarragher have tested water bottles of various materials to find if certain materials released a harmful chemical called BPA after being exposed to UV light. Dearbhla Murphy Byrne, Millie Rice and Rebecca Hanlon completed a social and behavioural project titled Foot & Mouth in Cooley - 20 years on. The students were interested in finding out if the peninsula had fully recovered from the 2001 outbreak. The girls had heard a lot about the events but weren’t even born at the time and so were keen to learn more. They designed and conducted surveys of local farmers and researched scientific papers and articles from that time. They discovered that the majority of farmers felt the peninsula had fully recovered but accredited this to the fact that many had secondary incomes and were not solely dependent on farming. Rónán Murphy, James McDonald and Declan Cavanagh have dived into quite a controversial idea: “Is it ethical to have children in a world ruined by climate change?” They have carried out an ethics review, where they investigated whether it was cruel for children to be born in future generations as droughts, famines and extreme weather events become the norm. Seán Brennan, Pierce McKevit and Cahal Malone have been investigating the true monetary

value of trees. They have focused on the various uses of trees and the potential income that could be generated. Using this they were able to calculate not just the environmental costs, but the economic cost of the burning of the Amazon Rainforest. The Grammar School’s entrant this year is Solomon Doyle who is taking part in the competition for the second year in succession. The second-year student has developed a project to help visually impaired navigate their surroundings in a new innovative way. He has developed a mobile app that links to google maps that speaks directions and corrects if you move off a programmed route. In addition to this using 3D printing and program- Sophie McArdle and Erinn Leavy St Vincents. ming and assembling the required circuitry he made a smart cane that has a vibrating handle which changes intensity based on the distance to obstacles. Finally, St Vincent’s students Sophie McArdle and Erinn Leavy will submit a project entitled ‘An analysis of physiological and running metrics in 3k cross country in comparison to track and treadmill running’. The duo have analysed the different running metrics such as heart rate, cadence, and power over 3K cross country and compared them to track and treadmill running. Students will show their projects to the judges over three days before the winner is revealed Solomon Doyle Grammar School. on Saturday.

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Seán Brennan, Pierce McKevitt and Cathal Malone

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carolan 1st Anniversary Gary Carolan late of Woodview Park, Castletown Rd, Dundalk, whose anniversary occurred on 4th January. What we’d give if we could say Hello, Dad, in the same old way To hear your voice, see you smile To sit with you and chat awhile. So you who have your father Cherish him with care For you’ll never know The heartbreak Till you see his vacant chair. —Love from Rhonda, Niall, Shaun, Niasha and Megan. Anniversary Mass took place last Saturday 4th January in The Redeemer, Church. carolan 1st Anniversary Just a prayer from the family who loved you Just a memory fond and true In our hearts you will live forever Because we thought the world of you. —Always remembered Kathleen, Stephen and Paul Mackin. carolan 1st Anniversary God called your name so softly And no one heard the footsteps Of Angels drawing near The golden gates stood open God saw you needed rest His garden must be beautiful He only takes the best —Always remembered Love Audrey, Liam, Lee and Jake.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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). I.C. NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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). I.C. NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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). R.K. NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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). M.McB. NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART 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). K.S.

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Dundalk Golf Club results The first winners of 2020 at Dundalk Golf Club were the quartet of David Lynch, Stephen Lynch, Conor Marron and David Brennan who took the honours in Sunday’s Four Man 14 Hole Champagne Scramble. Sunday, January 5 – Four Man 14 Hole Champagne Scramble: 72pts - David Lynch (13), Stephen Lynch (7), Conor Marron (23), David Brennan (13). 69/47pts - Pat Curran (14), Peter Rogers (3), John Laverty (20), Colin Roche (5). Sunday, December 29 - 14 Hole Four Man Scramble: 41.9 - Kevin Barry (11), Mickey Gill (9), Mark Gorham (3), Leslie Toal (18). 42 - Ray Pepper (19), Colm Garvey (19), John Oakes (23), Darren O’Brien (12). Sunday, December 29 - Nine Hole Scotch Mixed Foursomes – Front Nine: 31.25 - Tommy Renaghan (15) & Briege Renaghan (24). 35.25 - Gerry Murray (9) & Anne Murray (18). Back Nine: 31.25 - Maurice Soraghan (9) & Noeleen Gernon (30). Ladies Foursomes: 37 - Teresa Connolly (16) & Ruth Connolly (20). Gents: 35.25 - Richard Blackmore (16) & Michael O’Sullivan (15).


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Local cyclists impress in New Year action On the first Sunday of the new year the final round of the Leinster Cyclo Cross was held in Navan’s Blackwater Park. This course is infamous for “the drop”, which is a very steep descent down a muddy, rocky hill and tests the most skillful of riders. In the under 12s race the Cuchulainn girls excelled taking the top three spots on the podium. Grace O’Rourke won her first ever race, with Ffion Dolan in second and Holly McCaffrey in third. These results saw Ffionn Dolan win the league outright, with Holly in second. In the under 12 boys Felim Teggatt just missed out on a podium finish with fourth place but it was enough to take the overall series win, which represents a very impressive result in his first season. Shane Meegan was also rewarded for his consistent top 10 finishes by taking third place overall in the league. In the under 14 boys Callum McCaffrey finished a fine sixth overall in the league with fellow Cuchulainn riders

Picture shows the winner Gerard Brennan Knockbridge Road being presented with his hamper by Jim McEneaney Chairman Michael McNeela Branch ONE. Sincere thanks to all that supported the ONE fundraiser.

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Eoin Holmes just behind in eighth. The kids training has now moved to Jenkinstown where a new course designed by multiple Irish cyclo cross champion Roger Aiken has been opened by Eve and Bryan McCrystal. A relatively mild and windless day greeted the riders for the club’s annual New Year’s Eve Time Trial. This was the fourth year the course was the 14.2km route across the link road to Ardee and back. Fastest on the day and the only person to go under the 19 minute mark was Or-

well Wheelers’ Ronan Grimes with a time of 18:38. Ronan is a member of Ireland’s Paralympic cycling squad and is due to compete in the paralympic games in Tokyo later this year, following a number of medals on the world circuit in 2019. Ronan first competed in this New Year’s Eve event in 2018 where he finished second. In second place was last year’s winner Liam Dolan of Cuchulainn CC in a time of 19:04. Third black went to Blackrose Racing’s Ian Inglis, clocking a time of 19:39 for the event. Ian has

been a regular competitor in this event and has finished both second and third, but has yet to top the podium. The ladies event was a very tight affair. Fastest lady on the day was Katie Reilly in a time of 24:41, just 15 seconds quicker than Ardee’s Claire Ludlow, with Johanna Rogan another four seconds behind in third with a time of 25 minutes flat. In total 30 riders took part in the event, which included three of the club’s underage riders, Llija Stevanic and sisters Rhiannon and Ffionn Dolan.

Irish Water in partnership with Louth County Council advises that ice-pigging is scheduled to take place on Thursday January 9 and Friday 10. Ice-pigging is an innovative technique in which an ice slush is pumped into a water main and forced along the inside to clean the pipe by removing sediment and other unwanted deposits.
 While these essential works are underway customers may experience disruption to their supply. They may experience water discolouration and intermittent water supply. The following locations will be impacted; Mullacrew to Tallanstown Village; Glyde Rd (Up to Rathbrist Cottages); Rathbrist Cottages; Glyde View; Tallansfield Manor; Chestnut Grove; Springfield; R171 Tallanstown to Ardee Rd (Glyde Rangers GFC to Village); Tallanstown Village and Castleview. Tallanstown School will also be affected by these

works. Following the completion of these works property owners should run their tap until the water is clear.
 Irish Water, in partnership with Louth County Council has already carried out works at the plant which made it possible for the Boil Water Notice to be lifted for the majority of customers impacted by the Boil Water Notice. Following extensive monitoring of the plant and network Irish Water can confirm that adequate chlorine levels are being maintained consistently at all locations with the exception of the specific section of the network where ice-pigging is required It is necessary that chlorine is present at adequate levels in drinking water to ensure that the water remains disinfected until it gets to the taps in people’s homes and businesses. This programme of ice-pigging should help maintain adequate

levels of chlorine in the watermain. Monitoring will continue following the works to verify adequate chlorine levels. The Boil Water Notice which has been in place since 30 July, 2019 remains in place for approximately 600 customers in Tallanstown village. Irish Water’s drinking water and operational experts will continue to work with Louth County Council on the issue and will consult with the Health Service Executive to lift the Boil Water Notice for those remaining on the notice as quickly and as safely as possible following the ice-pigging works. 

Irish Water acknowledges the impact and inconvenience caused by this Boil Water Notice to homes and businesses in the Tallanstown area. The company thanked the community for their ongoing patience and cooperation while they work to resolve this issue for those remaining on the Boil Water Notice.

grandnephews, extended Tommy Baldwin Jenkinsfamily, neighbours and town, Dundalk, peacefully, friends. at home on Friday January Jenny Arrowsmith (née 3. Tommy, much loved husband of Helen (née Lennon), extended family, relatives, grandnephews, grandniec- nephews, nieces, extended and dear brother of the on Wednesday January 31. Duffy), Ard na Solas, Lis na great-grandnephews, family, relatives and a large late Maura, Ann and Tony. Beloved husband of Mary Dara, Carrick Road, Dundalk, dear father of Aine, Ian and neighbours and a wide cir- es, great-grandnieces, neigh- circle of friends. Peter, loving grandad of cle of friends. He will be sadly missed by Rose (nee Murtagh) and and formerly of Cedarwood Muireann, Liadan, Brín, Tad- Briege Reilly (née Neary) bours, relatives and friends. Maureen Halpenny (née his loving son Raymond, dear father of John, Chris- Park, Dundalk, peacefully, in hg, and Clara, and brother of White Rath, Castlebelling- Dominic Hodnett Collon, Corr) Ard Easmuinn, Dun- daughters Gillian and Aoife, topher and Niall. He will Our Lady of Lourdes HospiMary, Eileen, Catherine, Billy ham, and formerly of Ne- and formerly of Skibbereen dalk, peacefully, in Dealgan sons-in-law Paul and Mark, be sadly missed by his sor- tal, on Monday December Castlebellingham, unexpectedly on Friday House Nursing Home on daughter-in-law Martina, rowing wife, sons, mother 30. Jenny, much loved wife and the late Breege. Tommy wrath will be sadly missed by his suddenly at home on Friday January 3. Dominic, dear fa- Thursday January 2. Mau- grandchildren Shane and Anne, sisters Marian, Irene of the late Charles and dear wife, sons, daughter, grand- January 3. Briege, much ther of Sophie and Lily, lov- reen, much loved wife of the Sarah, sister, Kay, brother and Teeny, brother Tòmas, mother of Joe, Gerard, Peter, children, son-in-law Neil, Pe- loved wife of Jack, dear ing son of Philomena and late Tom, loving mother of Eddie, sister-in-law, broth- daughters-in-law Niamh and Alfie and the late Eugene. ter’s partner Laura, brother, mother of Linda, Danny and the late Jerome, brother of Miriam, Jim and Carina and ers-in-law, nephews, nieces, Kylie, John’s partner Julie, Jenny will be sadly missed sisters, nephews, nieces, Joanne, and granny of Ste- the late Mary. Sadly missed dear granny of Caoimhe, relatives and friends. nephews, nieces, relatives, by her sons, grandchilven, Vicky Karen, and Ella by his daughters and their Robert, Aaron, and Henry John Daniel (Burns) Bai- neighbours and friends. Pre- dren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. May (Mary) Mitchell (née Rose. Briege will be sadly mother Trudy, mother, and sister of Rosaleen Cos- ley Laurel Grove, Greena- deceased by his father John daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. McEneaney), Athenry, and missed by her husband, son, brothers John and Jerome grove, Kathleen Norton and cres, and formerly Belfast, and brother Pádraig. late of Pearse Park, Dun- daughters,g randchildren, Anthony, sister Ann Marie, Willy and the late Eileen, peacefully at Our Lady of Olive Morton 14 St Kathleen Bolton Callan (née dalk, peacefully at Merlin brother James, son-in-law, Uncles, Aunts, sisters-in-law, Alice, Peter, Josephine, Ger- Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda Patrick’s Terrace, Dundalk, Maddy), Belfry Drive, St AlHospital surrounded by nephews, nieces, relatives nephews, nieces, relatives ard and Jim. Maureen will surrounded by his loving peacefully at Our Lady of phonsus Road, Dundalk, be sadly missed by her son, family, on Tuesday Decem- Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on Monday December 30. and friends. her family on Sunday Janu- and friends. ary 5. Predeceased by her Malachy (Mal) Browne 2 Desmond John Drugan daughters, grandchildren, ber 31. Beloved husband surrounded by her fam- Kathleen, much loved wife husband Jimmy, brother Ardee Road, Dunleer, peace- Dublin and formerly of daughter in law Terry, Ca- and best friend of Sally and ily, on Tuesday December of John and dear mother of John, sisters Breda, Olive, fully, in his 94th year, in the Ardee, peacefully in the rina’s partner Tim, brother, cherished brother of Bridg- 31. Pre-deceased by her Clare, Aidan junior, Shane, Dympna and Margaret. care of Moorehall Lodge, Beaumont Hospital on Fri- sisters, nephews, nieces, et. John will be sadly missed parents Michael and Anne, Jason, and Korey loving Deeply regretted by her Drogheda. Mal, beloved day January 3. Brother of relatives and friends. and remembered with love sisters Margaret and Una granny of Millie, and dear daughter Margaret Lohan son of the late Joseph and the late Paddy and Angela, Patrick (Pat) Carolan by his wife, sister, nieces, and her loving aunt Una sister of Dean. Kathleen (Kilconnell), son P.J Mitchell Mary Anne (née Gaynor). he will be sadly missed by Fr Murray Park, Dundalk, nephews, extended family, McEvoy. Olive will be sadly will be sadly missed by her (Lisduff, Attymon) sisters Predeceased by his broth- his loving wife Christine, peacefully, in Blackrock Ab- neighbours and by all who missed and remembered husband, daughter, sons, brother, Bernadette (O’Hanlon) and ers Kevin, Brendan, Dermot, children Martina, Linda, bey Nursing Home on Tues- knew and loved him. with love her brother John granddaughter, Sheila (Dawson), son-in-law Patrick and Jim (Slater) and Desmond, Maria and Seán, day December 31. Beloved Micéal (Mickey) Hinchey and sister Sibeál O’Connor, mother-in-law, fathe-in-law, Thomas, daughter-in-law sister Mary (Morris). Sadly sons-in-law, daughters-in- son of the late Anthony and Aisling Park, Dundalk, nieces Anne and Margaret, sister-in-law, brothers-inNiamh, grandchildren Mark, missed by his sister-in-law law, 17 grandchildren, two Catherine, loving husband peacefully, in Our Lady of nephews Daniel, Damien law, nephews, nieces, relaBrian, Sarah and Darragh, Rosaleen, nephews, nieces, great-grandchildren, sisters, of the late Briege (nee Goss) Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and Tommy, grandnieces, tives and friends.

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