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Thursday, 8th August, 2019. Vol. 12, Issue 32 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Dumping incidents are ‘beyond a joke’

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By Paul Byrne

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Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough has hit out at those responsible for the latest dumping incident in the county. Cllr McGeough stated that the situation was now “beyond a joke” and called or those responsible to be prosecuted. “There were over a dozen full black bags dumped over a gate on the Annagassan Road in Kilsaran. It wasn’t a small car that dumped these, it had to have been a van or a large car and they pulled into the gateway, emptied

their vehicle and threw the bags over the gate. Someone must have seen them doing it because it would have taken a few minutes,” stated Cllr McGeough who reported the matter to Louth County Council. “It’s not fair to expect the council to come along and clean up after people who just treat this county as their own personal skip. The council have better things to be doing and better things to be spending our money on because make no mistake, it is you and me that are picking up the tab for this. Continued On Page 2

Swimmers make a splash in national championship

Swimmers Make a Splash in national championship Aura Dundalk Swim Club sent 10 Swimmers to the National Division 2 Finals in University of Limerick and after some excellent performances in 13 events they came home with seven medals. See Page 18.


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“I want to see these people identified and pursued through the legal route, enough is enough,” he added. Cllr McGeough feels the time has come to look seriously at bringing domestic waste collections back under the control of Louth County Council. “Privatisation has not been successful as there is an argument that costs to households are too high and that is why we have seen an increase in this sort of illegal dumping. Profit must not be put before environment and the cost of waste disposal is an added worry for a lot of families, decent families who do not resort to illegal dumping and expect others to pick up the tab. “We need to look at the whole waste management system in the state and ensure that it works for everyone, families, communities, workers and for our environment,” he concluded.

Gardaí appeal for information in relation to Mullacrew hay barn fire

Gardaí have confirmed that they are treating a hay barn fire in Mullacrew as suspicious. The fire began at approximately 3.40am in the early hours of Monday 5th of August and the scene was attended by fire crews from both Ardee and Dundalk. Gardaí say between 300 and 400 bales were set alight and they have appealed for anybody with any information to come forward. A technical examination of the scene took place to determine the cause of the fire. Anybody with any information can contact Ardee Garda station 0n 041 6871130.

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Story of Thomas Moore to be told in new book The story of a Dundalk man who was born on the eve of Ireland becoming a republic has been put to paper by his loving wife following his passing last March. Thomas Moore was born in the Thatch Cottages on the Point Road in Dundalk and was the eldest of nine children. Thomas enjoyed a life less ordinary and worked all over the world including stints in the U.K, West Indies, Phillipines, New York and Australia. It was in Melbourne, Australia where Thomas met Mauritius native Marie-Anne who would later agree to become his wife. According to Marie-Anne the couple enjoyed a blissful marriage and

The late Thomas Moore.

his passing in March has left a great void in her life. Following his death Marie-Anne was remembering all the old stories Thomas used to tell her about growing up in Dundalk and working all over the world and

Boris Johnson must respect the Remain Vote – Ó Murchú Sinn Féin general election candidate for Louth, Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú, has travelled to Belfast this morning to participate in a demonstration to coincide with the visit of the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Councillor Ó Murchú said: “I have travelled to Belfast this morning with many others who, like me, want to show their opposition to Brexit and to the attitude of the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “A report published last month by the British Government indicated 142 areas of co-operation between the 26 counties and the north and between the island of Ireland and Britain. Brexit jeopardises all of this. “A report published just two weeks ago by the North’s Department for the Economy predicts 40,000 jobs at risk in the event of a no deal Brexit. “Job losses of that magnitude will have a ripple effect right across this country. It is absolutely incumbent on the Irish Government, while remaining steadfast in support of the withdrawal agreement and the backstop, to prepare for a hard Brexit and to outline a financial package for vulnerable sectors in the event that this occurs. “The other imperative for the Irish Government is to prepare for Irish Unity. Irish Unity is a realistic and legitimate aspiration and it is now a daily topic of discussion. “The reunification of Ireland is not only desirable in the event of a hard Brexit, but growing economic opinions state the financial benefits which unity could bring. “It is the responsibility of the Irish Government to actively explore this possibility.”

she felt that his life was a tale worth telling. The book entitled ‘My True North’ has now been completed and will be available to buy from www.choicepublishing. ie next week. According to Marie-Anne the book

is an uplifting story of life, work and love and is dedicated both to her late husband and to the people of Ireland. “Myself and Thomas had a wonderful life together and he was a fantastic man who had a gift for telling stories. He told me so many great stories of his time in Dundalk growing up during a much simpler time in the infancy of when Ireland became a republic. In the book I speak about his childhood as it was back then and of his teenage years when he joined the Irish Naval Reserve, Number 1 Company Dundalk. He went on to study footwear manufacturing and design in the UK before becoming

the technical director of a Footwear Factory. He then worked for the United Nations and built a footwear factory in the West Indies. After that he moved to New York where his headquarters where in one of the offices in the Twin Towers. “He would later oversee imports to the US from the Far East from his base in the Phillipines before migrating to Melbourne where he became a lecturer of footwear and design in Melbourne college. I met him around this time and we fell in love and got married. In the mid 90’s we returned to Ireland to live in Drogheda and the book tells of the changes Thomas noticed

since he had been away and touches upon the Celtic Tiger years, the new millennium and of course the peace which was brought to Ireland after so many years of violence. “The book is getting released this week and I believe it’s a positive good news story for Dundalk and Ireland and for the Irish diaspora. It’s about my husband Thomas O’Mordha who was born and bred in Ireland before leaving to work in four continents and then making his way full circle back home,” explained Marie Anne. The book ‘My True North’ is available to buy from www. from Monday.

Dundalk FC travel to Tallaght hoping to keep Euro dream alive By Paul Byrne

Dundalk FC and their loyal band of supporters will make the journey down the M1 this Tuesday night for the second leg of their Europa Cup third round qualifying match against Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava. Dundalk played the first leg last night and although the match had not yet been played at the time of going to press Vinny Perth will have hoped that the tie is still alive ahead of Tuesday evening’s second leg in Tallaght stadium. The winners of this match go on to play either Greek side PAOK or Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in the playoff match to decide who will go on to play in the group stages of the Europa League. Ajax will be hot favourites to beat PAOK and if they do so and Dundalk can get past

Bratislava it will be PAOK who stand between the Lilywhites and a spot in the group stages. Dundalk were parachuted into the Europa League qualifiers following a humbling 4-1 aggregate defeat to Azerbaijan champions Qarabag. Less than twenty supporters made the nine hour trip to Azerbaijan to cheer on Vinny Perth’s side but they were left disappointed as the home side dominated eventually running out convincing 3-0 winners on the night. Perth spoke afterwards of his regrets in relation to the first leg in Oriel Park where Dundalk had two gilt edged chances to win the match late in. Dundalk FC coach John Gill spoke to the club’s website before last night’s match and whilst admitting it was a difficult tie he also spoke of the enjoyment the players get from

facing challenges like this. “You want to test yourself against the best teams, against the best players and in the best competitions. It’s good when you go away as a group. You develop a bond, everyone gets to know each other better and that augurs well for our own domestic form.” “Slovan Bratislava are a very good side. They have some brilliant players, they have a good few internationals and they are a different side to Qarabag,” he said. “It’s a difficult tie for us but we are going to make sure that we do our own jobs right on Wednesday. We want to make sure that we bring the tie back to Ireland with it all to play for. “We have a new challenge this week, a new team to face, and we are all looking forward to it.”

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News Conor holds nerve to win top prize

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A car boot sale in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place in St Patrick’s G.F.C car park in Lordship, Dundalk on Sunday August 18. It will take place between 9am and 3pm and there are refreshments available in the car boot café. Inside and Outside. Check out the carbootsalelordship Facebook page for more details. Call 0872559405 or 0872891720 if you have any questions in relation to the car boot sale.

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Conor Hackett kept his nerve to win Pat Davis’s Captain Prize on Sunday by three shots from Michael Browne after a titanic battle. The 12 handicapper added a one under par 71 to his impressive first round 65 to finish on eight under par while Browne, playing off 23, finished on five under after a 74, having also carded a seven under par 65 in the first round. Browne was actually leading by two strokes with five holes to go but dropped three shots at 14 and 15 to hand the initiative to Hackett who then pressed home his advantage with a birdie on the par three 17th when he fired a wind-assisted seven iron to within a few feet of the pin and

sank the putt. “That was the clincher,” said Hackett afterwards. “We had a great battle and it is a great honour for me to win a Captain’s Prize.” Eighty-four-year-old Michael Stewart (14), who had carded a magnificent eight under par 64 to lead after round one, was unable to match his two playing partners in the final group but received a deserved standing ovation from a packed clubhouse on Sunday night when he was presented with his prize for being the leading qualifier from the previous Sunday’s first round. Brian Ward (16) shot two level par rounds of 72 for a total of 144 on his way to becoming a very popular winner of the Veteran’s

Prize while Senior Panel member Neal MacKell (3) shot gross rounds of 75 and 76 to take the Gross Prize on 151. The category winners over the two rounds were Niall Martin (9), Shane Thornton (14) and Conor McClenaghan (19) while Eddie Rogers (4) won the Saturday Qualifier after his 67. It was a good week for McClenaghan as he won the Wednesday Singles Stableford sponsored by Deluxe Bathroom and Tiling Solution, Dundalk Retail Park with a score of 42pts. Congratulations to Josh Mackin who has been selected on the Ireland team for this year’s Boys U18 Home Internationals which are taking place this week at Asburnham Golf Club in Wales.

There was no winner of the St Josephs GFC jackpot of €8,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 16, 26. The €50 winners were as follows: 1. Phyllis Kinahan c/o Aidan Shaw 2. Brendan Bannon c/o Gerry Kinahan 3. Ollie Corrigan c/o Self.

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Peggy McCarthy and Mary at the Moorehall Family Day

Underspend of capital funded schemes in Louth is criticised Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has said the Government needs to get real about community development, after figures showed a significant difference in the ‘approved’ budget of capital funded schemes and the actual amount of these budgets that are spent. “Funding has been approved for programmes and schemes such as LEADER, the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, and CLÁR, but the large under-

spends of these budgets show the government is failing to deliver for towns and communities in Louth and right across Ireland,” he stated. “LEADER programme figures show less than a quarter of the €6,101,862 awarded to Louth has been spent. In the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, 9% of the €775,726 awarded to Louth has not been spent. 20% of the €245,869 awarded to Louth under the

Clár Programme is yet to be paid. This level of underspend is not acceptable.” “Minister Michael Ring can talk all he wants about ‘approved’ funding, but when 80% of the Department’s €138 million capital budget for 2019 remains unspent halfway through 2019, something is very wrong. The Government need to get real about supporting towns and communities across Ireland,” concluded Deputy Breathnach.

Family Fun Day organised by Redeemed Christian Church of God held at Miracleland Castletown Road

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Human cost of cutting home care packages becoming increasingly visible

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Imelda Munster has hit out at the HSE’s decision to stop funding new home care packages, as the number of patients languishing for weeks on end in hospital beds increases. Deputy Munster said: “The HSE and the government are a disgrace. There is no other word for what is going on here. “The government have closed down public nursing homes and are attempting to close down respite facilities, including in Co. Louth. When they were closing public long stay and respite beds from the Cottage Hospital in Co. Louth they claimed that this is to allow for people to live independently in the community. “Well that’s clearly not what’s happening. “What’s happening is that people are now being left to languish in hospital beds right across the state, when they should be at home,

Imelda Munster TD

because the HSE has pulled funding for home care packages. “This is the entirely foreseeable outcome of Fine Gael’s policy of closing nursing homes and cutting funding for home care packages. This government doesn’t give a damn about independent living.

“Some weeks ago I raised the case of the 50 year old man who had, at that time, spent nine weeks in a step down facility as there was no funding for the home care package he needed. “Since that time several other families have been in touch with me with similar stories. The

situation appears to be worsening, with more people spending far too long in hospital settings because of the funding cut. “The family of a patient who is over eighty years of age contacted me this week. This patient has already spent almost two months in hospital and is now being sent to a step down facility and will have to remain in that facility for the foreseeable future, and their homecare package has been refused. “Here is a perfect example of the human cost of the cost-cutting measures imposed by Fine Gael. It shows that they have absolutely no respect for those who require a little bit of help to live at home. “The government can’t manage budgets, and their response is to cut home care packages, despite the fact that they are one of the most cost effectives types of care available to the health service. A day in a hospi-

tal bed is 10 times more expensive than a day’s home help in terms of financial cost. “It costs €5,964 per week to care for someone in a hospital bed whereas the cost of a 26 hours a week home care package would cost approximately €546 per week. “To keep people in hospital unnecessarily is cruel, it’s poor medical practice and it is completely illogical from a financial point of view. “This comes down to choice. In order to balance a budget, Fine Gael chose to cut home supports to older, vulnerable and disabled people. It says a lot about their priorities. “If their talk of encouraging independent living isn’t just spin, then they need to get their act together and focus on funding these homecare packages to allow for independent living which will benefit patients as well as the taxpayer in terms of cost.”

LMETB take part in cross-border project


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The LMETB will take part in a cross-border project

The Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) PEACE IV funded Project Creative Interventions allowed school children from north and south to join together for a summer session in the Church of Ireland’s Wellington Hall in Dundalk as part of Music Generation Louth’s Schools Trad. Orchestra Collective. Gemma Murray Co-ordinator of Music Generation Louth said “This is a particularly exciting project as it allows school students from Louth to play music with their colleagues from Newry Traditional Music School. The project will undoubtedly provide opportunities for learning, sharing and creative practice. Ursula Byrne from Newry

Traditional Music School said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for New Traditional Music School students to collaborate with Music Generation Louth in this exciting project. The project aims to allow students to fuse traditional music with classical music, to experience playing in an orchestral setting and to share a common cultural heritage This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

Global Ambitions for North East start-ups

The official launch of Phase 2 of the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme took place recently at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). New Frontiers is Enterprise Ireland’s Entrepreneur Development Programme for early stage start-ups and is delivered at a local level by the Regional Development Centre, DkIT, Dundalk in conjunction with Invent at Dublin City University (DCU). Phase 2 brings together 11 ambitious start-ups from Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Meath and North Dublin with a single vision - to grow and scale a business that will trade internationally. Over the next six months the businesses, who operate in a wide range of sectors, will receive intensive business training, financial support and mentorship from Enterprise Ireland as well as having full access to the research facilities and expert panels of both DkIT and DCU Invent. The 11 start ups recruited had to undergo a rigorous selection process to secure their place on the programme. The volume of applications received demonstrates that entrepreneurship is still very much a career path for many in the North East. Anne Caldwell, Enterprise Ire-

land’s Regional Development Executive for the North East - Border Region, said “The New Frontiers Programme is an excellent platform to develop, test and grow a fledgling start-up idea while also gaining advice and support from mentors, industry experts and peers on the Programme. In many cases, this is the point where many participant’s take the leap of faith to work full-time on their ideas and fully embark on the entrepreneurial journey. I wish each participant every success and would like to congratulate them on successfully securing a place on Phase 2 of this years Programme.” New Frontiers, which is now in its eighth year, is run nationally in 16 locations across Ireland. To date, the DkIT programme, which is run in collaboration with DCU Invent has supported 305 entrepreneurs assess the viability of their business idea via Phase 1 of the programme, with 78 of those progressing onto Phase 2. Businesses supported by the programme now export to 59 countries around the globe. For further information on the programme visit www.newfrontiers. ie or contact Martina Goss at

Decision on uniforms to be left to schools Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has received a response from the Minister for Education Joe McHugh in relation to generic school uniforms. “The Minister has said the emphasis has to be on costreduction for parents, and this is to be welcomed. As a former teacher and principal, I know how expensive it is for parents in the run in to September,” he stated. “The Department of Education encourages generic rather

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than branded uniforms, the use of sew-on crests, and all elements of a uniform being available from various stores. “This save costs, which is always to be welcomed, but it could also have a detrimental effect on stockists, wholesalers and manufactures of schools uniforms. For that reason, I am glad the Minister has confirmed that decisions on school uniforms will be up to the board of management of each school in consultation with parents,” stated Deputy Breathnach.

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Evelyn Donnelly, Rebekah Friel and Patrick Harmon who competed in the National Swimming Championships in Limerick

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Title shot for local MMA star Darren O’Brien There was considerable excitement within the Mixed Martial Arts community in the Northeast this week when it was revealed that local MMA athlete Darren O’Brien, who fights out of Team Torres MMA, has secured a title fight in Belfast in September for the vacant Bantam Weight Title under the prestigious Cage Warriors Academy promotion. In what promises to be a thrilling encoun-

Darren O’Brien has secured a title fight

ter O’Brien will face off against the formidable Taka ‘The Cat’ Mhandu. Southpaw Mhandu at a towering 6’ 2” will seek to use his considerable reach advantage to land his trademark left cross which he has used heretofore to devastating effect. While the versatile and battle hardened O’Brien, who has ko’d many of his opponents enroute to earn this title shot, will seek to bring the fight to Mhandu, to

quote O’Brien; “I am coming for his chin!”. The local excitement and interest in this event is well placed as Cage Warriors is seen as a major stepping stone to promotions such as the UFC and it is the first time that a local fighter has made it to this level. This headline event has the hallmarks of an exhilarating encounter which will be sure to delight fight fans, expect fireworks!

Overgrown weeds making towns unsightly and blocking road signs Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has contacted Louth County Council regarding overgrown weeds and grass in Dundalk; which are making the town unsightly while also creating a safety hazard by obstructing road and traffic signs. “I’ve noticed in recent months and have been contacted by constituents about overgrown weeds and grass in the area. The Newry Road Bridge, The Laurels, The Ardee Road seem particularly bad, but I know the problem is county-wide. Overgrown weeds and grass are surely harming the chances of Louth towns in the Tidy Towns competition, as well as being a hazard by blocking road and traffic signs.”

“The issue of weed killer has become a hot topic, with expensive court cases being taken against weed killer companies. This week Austria banned glyphosate, a controversial herbicide in ‘Roundup’ weed killer, which is believed to be harmful to humans.” “I know Dublin City Council are currently trialling alternative weed killing methods to glyphosate, such as a hot foam known as ‘Foamstream’ with no chemicals, and a method known as ‘New way’ spray which uses vinegar. If these are found to be successful there is no reason they can’t be rolled out to Local Authorities across the country.”

in Brief Co Louth Beekeepers

The County Louth Beekeepers Association, have decided to hold the training program for beginners in late August 2019, starting in the Associations Apiary to give beginners hands on experience of Honey Bees before the new member joins the Association. For further information contact the secretary at

St Joseph’s GFC Lotto

No winner of Jackpot of €7,900. Numbers drawn: 12,17,20,28 The €50 winners were as follows 1. Dean Gogarty c/o Jason Hoey 2. Saidhbhin Gorham c/o Aidan Gorham 3. Aoife Gorham c/o Online. Next weeks jackpot is €8,000 and will take place on Bank Holiday Monday night.

Man City Supporters

The Dundalk branch of Manchester City FC Official Supporters club will hold their AGM in The Punters Bar Dundalk on Saturday 10th August at 12pm sharp. All members please attend and new members are always welcome.

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Sean O'Mahony Cúl Camps

Pearse Og O'Connor, Callum Bennett, Sean O'Brien, Rían Mackin, Oisin Cuin ningham and Cayden Martin.

Cillian McMahon, Oisin Watters, Neil Ryan, Jamie O'Hagan and Shauna McArdle.


Liam Murray, Oran Dawe, Theo Conw ay, Ethan McCrory and Conall Flyn n.

Callan and Harry Rogers. Jack Dunne, Stephen Grey, Michael

Ryan Foley and Caolán McKinney.

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LMETB take part in cross border project

The Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) PEACE IV funded Project Creative Interventions allowed school children from north and south to join together for a summer session in the Church of Ireland’s Wellington Hall in Dundalk as part of Music Generation Louth’s Schools Trad. Orchestra Collective. Gemma Murray Co-ordinator of Music Generation Louth said it was a particularly exciting project as it allows school students from Louth to play music with their colleagues from Newry Traditional Music School. The project will undoubtedly provide opportunities for learning, sharing and creative practice. Ursula Byrne from Newry Traditional Music School said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for New Traditional Music School students to collaborate with Music Generation Louth in this exciting project. The project aims to allow students to fuse traditional music with classical music, to experience playing in an orchestral setting and to share a common cultural heritage.

Poc Fada produces another memorable day The 2019 M Donnelly sponsored All Ireland Poc Fada Finals took place in Annaverna Mountain in excellent weather conditions on Saturday last. After a great day’s competition, it was defending champion Cillian Kiely from Offaly who claimed the title ahead of his brother, Cathal. As usual the event was well prepared for the large crowd by the local committee led by Pat Hartnett with the assistance of Josephine Murphy. Guests included Louth GAA Chairman Des Halpenny, Secretary Fra Kieran, Louth PRO Frieda

Darren Geoghegan with his father Charlie and Tipperary’s Brendan Cummins Halpenny, Ulster CEO quite competitive and in Brian McEvoy, Ulster the U.16 Camogie Final Camogie Jennifer Cultra Katie Gilchrist from Gal, Bernard Dunne , Jimmy way was four shots ahead Johnston , National Poc of her nearest rival Orla Fada Chairman Tom Ryan, Laverty, finishing on a sponsor Martin Don- score of 27 pocs and 62m nelly, Croke Park Officer to Laverty’s 31 + 46m. Brendan Connolly and the Jenniferr Cultra, represent1969 Winner Liam Toibin. ing the Camogie AssociaThe four finals were tion, presented the winners

with their medals and each contestant with a souvenir crystal award. Patrick Burke from Galway , having led by 30 metres at the turning point managed to win by 1 poc against a determined Oisin Marley from Donegal in the U.16 Boys Final, recording a score of 24 pocs and 23m. Jimmy Johnstone (nephew of An tAthair Pol Mac Seain, the Poc Fada founder) assisted by Bernard Dunne , representing M Donnelly , in presenting the U.16 Trophy to Patrick Burke and all contestants The Camogie Poc Fada Final winner Catriona Daly {Galway) defeated her

Moorehall Lodge Ardee host their Family Day Families, friends and staff turned out in their hundreds for the Moorehall Lodge Ardee family day, held at the Ardee Parish Centre last week. And over 300 people came together to celebrate with fantastic food and even an oldfashioned sweets trolley. Largely based out of Ardee Community School, Mixed Bag provided a superb show of traditional music, and they were accom-

county colleague and 2018 Champion Susan Earner by two pocs (24pocs + 55m to 26pocs +22m) thus making it a treble for Galway on the day. Jenniferr Cultra, assisted by Independent Louth County Councillor Maeve Yore, presented the winners with their medals and Crystal souvenir awards In the Poc Fada Final for 2019 the last two contestants on the day, slugged it out, with the 2018 Champion Cillian Kiely finishing on a score of 49pocs and 81m against the 50pocs /35m of his brother Cathal. Both brothers had previously won the U.16


Competition in this decade, Cillian in 2011 and 2012 and Cathal in 2016 and 2017. National Poc Fada Chairperson Tom Ryan, sponsor Martin Donnelly and Ulster Secretary Brian McEvoy made various presentations to the winners and runner-up, with all contestants receiving a souvenir Crystal award. Prior to the commencement of the competitions the 1969 Poc Fada Winner Liam Toibin from Waterford was present at Annaverna to receive the 2019 Poc Fada Hall of Fame Award from Tom Ryan and Martin Donnelly.

panied by dancers from the Carol Leavy School. In keeping with the family fun theme the staff wore colourful ties, with the prize for the best going to Niamh McGuinness from the care staff in Moorehall Lodge Ardee. Niamh’s daughters Erin and Saoirse provided a musical and dance welcome in the entrance hall which was decorated in a traditional theme. Moorehall Family Day Catherine Nevin Peg O’Connell.

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Smiles all round at Dundalk Karate

1 Ireland The annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick took place at the end of July but in what county is the mountain located? 2 History The Inca people lived in which continent before conquest by the Spanish? 3 Holidays What term refers to holidaying in a luxurious tent? 4 Food What is the traditional primary ingredient of coleslaw? 5 Television After coming to attention on Love Island, Longford native Maura Higgins has landed a job as a presenter on what television programme? 6 Weddings What small Scottish border town is famously associated with marriages of English runaway couples? 7 Measurement

The becquerel (Bq) is a unit of measurement of what? 8 Politics The Grimaldi family has ruled which principality since 1297? 9 Clinics Which former US First Lady founded a famous drug rehabilitation clinic? 10 Europe Who is the former German defence minister who was recently elected as President of the European Commission? Stinker Prior to 1968 it was illegal in the UK to impersonate a what on a theatrical stage?

—this week’s answers— 1. Mayo 2. South America 3. Glamping 4. Cabbage 5. This Morning 6. Gretna Green 7. Radioactivity 8. Monaco 9. Betty Ford 10. Ursula von der Leyen. Stinker – A living member of the British royal family.


1969 winer Liam Tobin with Poc Fada

Smiles all round were in order for the latest members of Dundalk Karate’s Ninja Kid’s Karate Classes who tip-graded. After numerous weeks of attending classes, Sensei Marcus gave Ninja’s , Brandon Owens, Liam O’Reilly and Tiernan Callan an extra opportunity of advancing further, and they certainly took it in their stride. With parents and family members watching this very first Ninja Kid’s TipGrading, Brandon, Liam and Tiernan showed everyone how much they had learned. Smiles and relief spread throughout Dundalk Karate’s Dojo in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre as it was announced that all three boys sucessfully graded and had now graduated into the Left to right - Dundalk Karate Ninja Kids, Brandon Owens, Liam O’Reilly and Tiernan Callan with their certificates. main class within Dundalk Karate.

Report backs need for North Louth Primary Care Centre

Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams has welcomed the publication of the ESRI’s Geographic Profile of Healthcare Needs. The report, which is very detailed, reveals a clear need for targeted investment in Primary Care Services, as well as in long-term residential care beds. Commenting on the findings of the ESRI study Teachta Adams said that the report’s findings support what was already known to be the case in Louth – that this government must urgently invest in Primary Care and social care services. “The ESRI reveals that County Louth

has less Speech and Language services and Long term residential care beds than the state average. It also notes a historical failure to invest in health information and data systems,” stated the Louth TD. “A new Primary Care Centre for Dundalk was first announced in 2008 when the HSE advertised for expressions of interest to develop a centre. Fast-forward a decade and not one brick has been laid, in fact planning permission hasn’t even been submitted. “A Primary Care Centre which accommodates GP, nursing, physio, OT, disability, respite and other services is es-

sential for the long term care of citizens in this county. “This is essential in light of the report’s conclusion that over the next two decades much of the expected population growth will occur in cities and surrounding areas like Louth and Meath. “Thus far the failure by the government to provide the long awaited Primary Care Centre for Dundalk and North Louth is evidence that it is not planning properly for the future. This inability to plan for the future is storing up significant difficulties in the time ahead,” concluded Deputy Adams.


in Brief Mass for deceased members

A Mass will be held in St Brigid’s Church Dunleer on Tuesday August 20 at 7:30pm for the deceased members of Fianna Fáil. Refreshments will be held afterwards in the adjoining hall. The draw for the local election fundraising raffle will he held after the Mass. All members, family, friends and supporters are welcome.

Update registration

Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has called for online voter registration to be brought in to Counties Louth and Meath. “To be added to the register, people must still complete the paper process and have their form stamped in a Garda station before returning it to their local authority. It’s quite a drawn-out and outdated system. I know of people who wanted to register to vote in the recent Local & European Elections but didn’t have enough time to complete the process before the deadline,” he said.

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chairman Tom Ryan and sponsor Mart in

U16 winner Katie Gilchrist with Camogie Ireland’s Jennifer Cultra

Competitors with Tom Ryan, Martin Donnelly and Brian McEvoy Donnelly

ick Burke Jimmy Johnston with U16 winer Patr

Cllr Maeve Yore with Jennifer Cultra and 2019 winner Caitriona Daly


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Call for council to take control of waste collection

Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough has hit out at those responsible for the latest dumping incident in the county. Councillor McGeough stated that the situation was now “beyond a joke” and called on those responsible to be prosecuted. “There were over a dozen full black bags dumped over a gate on the Annagassan Road in Kilsaran. It wasn’t a small car that dumped these, it had to have been a van or a large car and they pulled into the gateway, emptied their vehicle and threw the bags over the gate. Someone must have seen them doing it because it would have taken a few minutes,” stated Cllr McGeough who reported the matter to Louth County Council. “It’s not fair to expect the council to come along and clean up after people who just treat this county as their own per-

Family Fun Day Family Fun Day organised by Redeemed Christian Church of God held at Miracleland Castletown Road

Brexit threatens jobs in Louth The scene of the dumping at Annagassan

sonal skip. The council have better things to be doing and better things to be spending our money on because make no mistake, it is you and me that are picking up the tab for this. “I want to see these people identified and pursued through the legal route, enough is enough,” he added. Cllr McGeough feels the time has come to

look seriously at bringing domestic waste collections back under the control of Louth County Council. “Privatisation has not been successful as there is an argument that costs to households are too high and that is why we have seen an increase in this sort of illegal dumping. Profit must not be put before environment and the cost of waste dis-

posal is an added worry for a lot of families, decent families who do not resort to illegal dumping and expect others to pick up the tab. “We need to look at the whole waste management system in the state and ensure that it works for everyone, families, communities, workers and for our environment,” he concluded.

Gerry Adams, TD, has warned that the election of Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister and the increased likelihood of a no-deal Brexit threatens jobs in Louth and along the border corridor. “The election of Boris Johnson, his appointment of a hardline pro-Brexit cabinet, and the establishment of a so-called ‘War Cabinet’ has significantly ramped up the potential for a no-deal Brexit. The consequences of this for Louth, for the Good Friday Agreement and for the restoration of the political institutions in the North, are not good,” stated Deputy Adams. He added that equally dam-

aging for jobs and investment is the impact of Brexit on border counties, and especially Louth which straddles the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor. “According to the Government’s contingency action plan update, published at the beginning of July, there are likely to be job losses in this state of between 50,000 to 55,000 in the most exposed sectors. A report published yesterday by the North’s Department for the Economy predicts that up to 40,000 jobs will be at risk from a no-deal Brexit. “In June a confidential British Government study was published by the British Parliament’s Brexit select committee. It identified 142 areas of co-operation,

including in the areas of agriculture, health, the environment and transport between this state and the North, and between the island of Ireland and Britain. All of these will be seriously affected by a no-deal Brexit”. Commenting on An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s remarks on Unity at the MacGill Summer School last week. Teachta Adams said: “I welcome the Taoiseach’s belated realisation that a hard Brexit on October 31st, against the wishes of people in the North, which takes away their European citizenship, and undermines the Good Friday Agreement, will increase interest in and support for Irish Unity.”

Little Monsters Kids Club “Enchanted Workshop”

Luke (4) and Sophia Duffy from Glenwood, Dundalk at Marshes Little Monsters Kids Club on Saturday where “Enchanted Workshop” was the theme. Children made wizard and fairy wands and enjoyed hair braiding, face painting and candy floss.

Isaac Taaffe

Teagan and Keeva Tighe Duff

Jamie Cunningham-Barry

Caoimhe McAllister

Alyssa Murrihy-Bellamy

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Louth County Hospital Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann agency spend on the increase

Louth TD Gerry Adams has claimed that HSE spending on agency staff across the health service is out of control for 2019. This is especially true in Louth where both Louth County Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda are expected to spend significantly more this year on agency staff than last year. Gerry Adams said that in the first five months of this year the failure of the HSE and government to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis has seen more money than ever - €135 million - spent on agency staff. “That is a spend of €900,000 a day on agency staff in hospitals and community healthcare organisations. Last year €318m was spent on agency staff and if the current spend is maintained the figure for this year will be close to €330m,” he

Louth County Hospital.

stated. “Louth County Hospital spent €1.14m last year on agency staff. In the first five months of this year that figure was just over half a million euro. If this spend is maintained for the remainder of the year agency costs at Louth County Hospital will be €1.245 million. “The HSE and government dependence

on agency staff to fill the gaps created by the recruitment and retention crisis in our hospital and Community Health Organisations is bad policy and is not value for money. Since Fine Gael came to government in 2011 the health service has spent over €2.1 billion on temporary agency staff. “If the government

properly addressed the recruitment and retention crisis within our acute hospitals and Community Health Organisations we would have a more efficent cost effective service. “There can be no doubt that the recruitment embargo on full time staff is clearly causing an increase in agency spending,” added Deputy Adams.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is making its way back to Louth to celebrate Irish tradition through music, song, dance and Irish language. The week will afford those travelling to the event the opportunity to explore some of the historic and ancient sites of the North East and is a unique opportunity to showcase the county on both a national and international stage. Following the success of last year’s festival, over 400,000 people are expected to visit the region for the weeklong festival, 30% of which are expected to travel from overseas, organisers are committed to promoting County Louth as a world-class tourist destination. The Chief Executive of Louth County Council, Joan Martin said, “Hosting the Fleadh in 2018 resulted in significant long-term economic benefits for County Louth. This year’s event will shine a spotlight on Louth and the surrounding region, it will allow us to showcase a town which

Joan Martin has transformed over the past decade. County Louth has a long-established and extensive arts, heritage and cultural programme. The Fleadh will further underpin this, whilst also enhancing our flourishing ‘Creative Ireland’ programme.” Whether attending for one day or the entire week, Drogheda and County Louth as a whole offer a wealth of attractions and the warmest of welcomes to visitors this August. President Michael D. Higgins will be in attendance at the official opening ceremony on Sunday August 11 to address the crowd and congratulate Drogheda for the success of the Fleadh.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 boasts some of the country’s most talented musicians, singers and dancers including Nathan Carter, Damien Dempsey, Martin Hayes, Zoë Conway, RTE Concert Orchestra and Hothouse Flowers. Muintearas Lunchtime Concerts are scheduled throughout the week, as well as Ceol Le Clapsolas with some wonderful performers over the course of the Fleadh. As well as the headliners, there are many singing recitals, ceilithe and cultural tours and sessions to be enjoyed by all. Damien Dempsey will perform the inaugural concert of Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann 2019, on Saturday August 10 alongside his band the exceptional talent of Téada with Seamus Begley, Sárán and Tadhg Mulligan at the CocaCola Dome. Witness a night of musical ingenuity for this Drogheda Dome Trad Deluxe. Other highlights include the Gala Concert which will take place on Tuesday August 13 at the Coca-Cola

Louth GAA Cúl Camps

Sean Dawe, Feidhlim O'Callaghan,

Luke Durnin and Jessica Fergus.

Aaron Watters, Graham Matthews, Adam

Byrne, Ciara Campbell and Megan Hughes.

Ryan Martin, Tommy Lennon, Lucy

Tinley and Amber Smith-Redmond.

Sarah Delcuca, Grace Callan and Oran Fernandez DaSilva.

Dome and will feature performances fromF Horslips, Four Men andr a Dog, and StocktonsA Wing. r Nathan Carter willi take centre stage onÉ Thursday August 15 t alongside his band and A Tony Clayton-Lea. After an epic andv truly memorable performance by Hot House Flowers in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, the group return for a Thursday night performance of musical adventure at the Barbican Centre that will surely equal the unique, fluid and energetic mastery that audiences witnessed last year. You can watch the bands battle it out for ultimate All-Ireland glory at the Senior Ceili Band Competition at St Dominics Park on Sunday August 18. This highly anticipated competition has cast a mighty spell over Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The creative energy of every fleadh expresses itself this thrilling night in an epic competition of collective trad talent which never ceases to excite and invigorate.

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CúChulainn Archers in impressive form Éamonn Rogers, Brendan Forde and Deirdre Rogers represented CúChulainn Archers at the Irish Series recently, where, in their individual categories, Éamonn came first, Deirdre third and Brendan fourth. As a result, each gained valuable points towards

qualification for the final, which will involve head-tohead knockout competitions to decide the eventual All-Ireland Series Champion 2019. Also in competition recently was CúChulainn’s John Keenan, who came second in the Archers Memorial

Competition in Belfast, and first in The Combined Target and Field Competition also held in Belfast. At the IFAF National Championships in Laois, CúChulainn’s lone representative, James Moloney, came second in Bowhunter Recurve.

Family Fun Day organised by Redeemed Christian Church of God held at Miracleland Castletown Road


Something new for MAD YT MAD YT are taking on something new today (Thursday August 8) when they host a fashion show with a difference after Committee Chairperson Calvin Magee and Leader Gerry Ball threw out a junkcouture style challenge to the members. Not essentially using junk, just using materials to hand, over the last two months they have all been busy coming up with weird and wacky ideas and designs. This is all in aid of the Dundalk Rainbows group which helps bereaved and children from separated families. The event is being held in the Spirit Store at 8pm with entry €5. The doors open at 7.30, and the show starts at 8pm. There will be a raffle and also live music from Rorie Ball and Francis Watters.

MAD YT are hosting a fundraiser in The Spirit Store

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Dundalk swimmers make a splash in national championship

Aura Dundalk Swim Club sent 10 Swimmers to the National Division 2 Finals in University of Limerick in July. 

Aoibheann Conway, Evelyn Donnelly, Rebekah Friel, Skye Kasozi, Sadhbh Mullen and Julia Van Collier represented Dundalk Girls in a combined 26 events while the Boys were represented by Dylan Gilmore, Eoin Harmon, Patrick Harmon and Jake Logan in 13 events over a very busy but successful few days for the club. 

 On Thursday morning, Evelyn Donnelly got the Dundalk Swimmers off to a great start when she took Bronze in the final of the 15& Over 50m Breast Stroke

Swimmers Rafal Rutkowski, Eoin Harmon, Evelyn Donnelly, Rebekah Friel, Patrick Harmon, Dylan Gilmore, Colette Donnelly (Front) Alex Lapko, Skye Kasozi, Julia Van Collier, Amy McEvoy and Jake Logan.

with a Personal Best time of 35.86. Rebekah Friel continued that momentum into the afternoon when she also secured a Bronze, this time in the U13 200m Freestyle with a PB time

of 2.22.97. Aoibheann Conway also achieved a Personal Best time of 1.22.27 in the U12 100m. Friday morning got off to a similar start with Evelyn Donnelly

Katie attends International Foróige conference

Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige from Dundalk, with Katie McArdle from Dillonstown Foróige club at the Leadership for Life Conference.

Local teenager, Katie McArdle from Dillonstown Foróige Club, joined 250 teenagers from India, the USA and all over Ireland in Kildare last week for Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference.
 The conference, which was launched on the grounds of NUI Maynooth, brings together teenagers, aged 15 to 18, to learn how to become leaders in their own lives.
 During the week-long conference they learn crucial life skills such as empathy, decision making, communication skills, critical thinking and team-work.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said “The Leadership for Life programme enables young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders.
 The 250 delegates graduated having completed various stages of the leadership programme.

 Niamh Shaw, from Dundalk, was one of the guest speakers at the event. She spoke to the young people about the importance of believing in their dreams and to “try to make the impossible possible, to shake up our idea of reality.”

qualifying for the final of the 15&Over 100m Freestyle posting a PB improvement of 0.88 seconds, Rebekah Friel securing a PB in the U13 100m Freestyle and Aoibheann Conway putting

in a strong performance in the same event. The club’s boys were also in action on Friday morning with a top 5 finish and PB in the 15&Over 100m Breaststroke for Patrick Harmon while

Dylan Gilmore also secured a PB in the U14 Breaststroke with a time of 1.24.70, narrowly missing out on a place in the final by less than half a second. Jake Logan was also unlucky to miss out on a final appearance in the U12 100m Breaststroke. The club had 5 swimmers in action on Friday afternoon, Patrick and Eoin Harmon put in fine performances in the 100m Freestyle event, Aoibheann Conway landed another PB in the 100m Breaststroke while Evelyn Donnelly missed out on a third final appearance of the championships by less than half a second. However, the afternoon

session finished on a high when Rebekah Friel secured a Gold for Dundalk in the 1500m Freestyle knocking over 46 seconds off her PB in the process. Saturday morning was the busiest session of the championship with Dundalk swimmers competing in 10 races. The first event of the day saw Sadhbh Mullen knock 1.98 second off her PB in the 200m U13 Backstroke, while Julia Van Collier matched her PB in the U12 50 Freestyle but the highlight of the morning was when Evelyn Donnelly secured a second Gold for Dundalk in the 15&O 50m Freestyle in a PB time of 27.97.

Saturday afternoon saw Patrick Harmon qualify for the final of the 15&Over 200m Backstroke, Dylan Gilmore posted a PB in the 50m Freestyle and Rebekah Friel secured another medal for Dundalk when she posted a sub five-minute time for the 400m Freestyle to take silver. Sunday, the final day of the championships, saw more success for Dundalk when Patrick Harmon took Silver in the 200m Individual Medley with a PB time of 2.19.09, Dylan Gilmore also competed in the final of the 200m Breaststroke while Jake Logan secured a PB in the same event.

recent deaths Micheal Mulligan Ashton Heights, Newry, and formerly Omeath, peacefully in Our Mother Of Mercy Care Home, Newry, on Friday August 2. Predeceased by his parents Paddy and Mary and his brother Aidan. Very deeply regretted by his beloved wife Marie. Also by his sorrowing sisters Frances, Patricia, Miriam, Sheila, Bronagh, Kathleen, Rose and Pauline, brothers Sean, Kieran, Peadar and Patrick, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Tess Roe Lynns, Annagassan, peacefully, in her 101st year, in the St Peter’s Nursing Home, Castlebellingham, on Friday August 2. Beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Brigid and dear sister of the late Kathleen. She will be sadly missed by her second cousin Frank Tuite, third cousins Regina Hurley, Pat Smith and Rosemary McGrane, Regina’s children Stephen, Andrew and Kate, her good friend Margaret Campbell, her fellow Legionaries, neighbours and friends. Peter Osborne Flowery, Ballabony, Ardee, peacefully at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, on Friday July 26. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, sons Patrick, Peter and Shane, daughter Brigid, son-in-law Declan, sisters Mary and Nan, sister-in-law Marcelina, brothers-in-law Adie and Joe, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Kathleen Watters (née Bellew) Belwat, Linenhall Street, Dundalk, peacefully, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday July 30. Predeceased by her husband Oliver, parents James and Maisie, grandson Niall Hearty, brothers Joseph, Tony, Jimmy and Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her heartbroken daughters Margaret, Bernadette and Rita, sister Philomena Carroll, sonsin-law Noel, Gussie and Rita’s partner Alan, grandchildren Alan, Niamh, Avril, Ashley and Chloe, great-grandchildren

Conor, Maisie, Aoife, Annie-May Eddie and Cecilia, sister Philom- Noel, brother-in-law, sisters-inand Róise, sister in-law Theresa ena. Beloved husband of Anne law, nephews, nieces, relatives, Bellew, nephews, nieces, ex- (née Sankey) and dear dad of and friends. tended family relatives, won- Brian, Peter and Grainne. He will Patsy Malone Church View, derful friends and neighbours. be sadly missed by his loving Dromiskin, in St. Peter’s NursGerard-Gerry White Haw- wife, sons, daughter, brother ing Home, Castlebellingham, thorn Crescent, Bay Estate, Dun- Patrick, sister Rosheen, son-in- on Monday July 22. Patsy dalk, peacefully surrounded by law Damien, daughter-in-law beloved husband of the late his family at Carlingford Nurs- Deirdre, grandchildren Reece Elizabeth, and dear father of ing Home, on Tuesday July 30. and Ava, brothers and sisters in- Philomena, Brigid, Patrick and Predeceased by his wife Lucy law, nephews, nieces, extended Gerard. Deeply regretted by his (née Brady) and baby daughter family, relatives, wonderful sons, daughters, 13 grandchilTara-Sinéad, brothers Tommy, neighbours and friends. dren, 13 great-grandchildren, Eddie, Paddy, Jim, Kevin and Desmond McMahon Barrack sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, Brendan, sisters Nan, Kitty, Peg- Mews, Barrack Street, Dundalk, nephews, nieces, relatives and gy and Theresa. He will be sadly and formerly of Cullyhanna, friends. missed by his loving sons Ger- peacefully surrounded by his Mena Reilly (née Hanaway) ard, Stephen and Eddie, daugh- family at St. James’ Hospital Windmill Court, and formerly ter Joanne, brother George, sis- Dublin, on Monday July 22. of Castle Road, Dundalk, peaceter Veronica, daughters-in-law Predeceased by his son Sea- fully in St Oliver Plunkett HosAlison and Heidi, son-in-law mus, brothers Michael and pital, on Sunday July 21. Mena Denis, grandchildren Keighley, twin Sean, sisters Gertrude and beloved wife of the late Charlie, Mark, Liam, Síne, Sean, Jessica, Geraldine, He will be very sadly loving mother of Gerard, CathDenis and Ameila, brothers and missed by his loving family, wife erine, Mary and Paul, granny sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, Kathleen (Cait), sons Michael, of Claire, Conor, Christine, Jeff, extended family, relatives, won- Desmond, Dylan, daughters Julie, Jennifer, Michelle, Sinead, derful neighbours and friends. Sinead, Dearbhla and Ciara, sisDèarbhla, and Charlie and greatMichael Byrne Drumgow- ter Doreen Hearty, sons in-law, grandchild Luka, and sister of na, Corcreaghy, peacefully in grandchildren, great-grandchilEthna, Lily and Anna. Deeply Moorehall Lodge, Ardee, on dren, nephews, nieces, extendregretted by her sons, daughMonday July 29. Michael, be- ed family, relatives, neighbours ters, grandchildren, greatloved son of the late Francis and friends. and Ellen and bother of Tommy, James Conlon St. Brigid’s Hos- grandchild, sisters, sons-in-law Sean and the late Frank, Patsy, pital, Ardee and late of Chan- Charlie and Brendan, daughterBernard, Seamus and Eileen. nonrock. peacefully in St. Ita’s in-law Fiona, nephews, nieces, Deeply regretted by his broth- Ward surrounded by his family relatives and friends. ers, sisters-in-law, nephews, on Sunday July 21. James, pre- Alison Skehan Greenacres, nieces, relatives and friends. deceased by his parents Molly Dundalk, unexpectedly at her Ann White (née Brennan) Edge- and Vincent, brother John, residence on Sunday July 21. mount House, Jenkinstown, sister-in-law Mary and brother- Predeceased by her baby son Dundalk, peacefully at home in-law Gene. James will be sadly Cillian and brother Adrian. Besurrounded by her loving fam- missed by his sisters Mary, Mar- loved daughter of Ann and Pat ily on Wednesday Jyly 24. Pre- garet, Bernadette and Patricia, and cherished sister of Darren, deceased by her parents Rose uncle Fr. T. McGeough and aunt Emma, Karyn, Amanda and and Pat. Beloved wife of Tom Annie, brothers-in-law, nieces, Chris. She will be very sadly and loving mother of Patricia, nephews, relatives and friends missed by her loving mum Rosaria and Anita. Ann will be and his Legion of Mary col- and dad, brothers and sisters, brother and sister in-law, unsadly missed by her husband, leagues. daughters, son-in-law John, James (Jimmy) Keyes cles, aunts, nephews, nieces, doting grandchildren Alex and Ballsgrove, Drogheda and cousins, extended family, relaZach, cherished sister Rosa- Roodstown, Ardee, peacefully tives, wonderful neighbours rio Andrews, brothers-in-law, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospi- and friends. sisters–in-law, nieces, nephews, tal on Sunday July 21. James Thomas (Tom) McArdle 21 extended family, neighbours (Jimmy) beloved husband of O’Hanlon Park, Dundalk, peaceand all who knew and loved the late Marie and loving dad to fully, in Our Lady of Lourdes her. Mark, Raymond, Amanda, Dar- Hospital, Drogheda, on Sunday Peadar McCluskey Haw- ren and Trevor. Sadly missed by July 21. Beloved son of the late thorn Crescent, Bay Estate, his sons, daughter, daughter-in- Mary and Andrew, he will be Dundalk, and formerly of Rafer- law Josephine, family partners, sadly missed by his sorrowing agh, Monaghan, suddenly at grandchildren Nicole, Gareth, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, his residence, on Tuesday July Rachel, Christopher, Abigail grandnephews, neighbours 23. Predeceased by his parents and Ben, brothers Patsy and and friends.

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Family Notices in memoriam

CURLEY Pierce 3rd ANNIVERSARY The happy house we once enjoyed How sweet the memory still But death has left a vacant place The world can never fill. —From your loving wife Rose. CURLEY DAD No matter how life changes No matter what we do A special place within our hearts Is always kept for you. —Sadly missed and always remembered by Pierce, Madeline, Rachel and Aaron. CURLEY DAD We think of you in silence We often speak your name But all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit And put flowers there with care But no one knows the heartache As we turn and leave you there. —Always remembered by your daughter Michelle; son-in-law John; grandsons Adam and Sean. Anniversary Mass in St Nicholas Church on Sunday 11th August at 12 Noon.

novena CONLON 36th Anniversary In loving memory of our dear father Mattie Conlon, late of 18 Hughes Park, whose anniversary occurs on 6th August. They say it’s a beautiful journey from the old world to the new Someday we’ll make that journey just to be with you And when we reach those golden gates that lead to Heaven’s door We’ll put our arms around you and won’t be sad no more The face we love is missing the voice we love is still The hands that did so much for nus is resting at God’s will So many things have happened we wanted you to share So many times we looked around and wished you were still there Those special years will not return when we were all together But memories are our greatest treasure to love cherish and keep forever —Always loved and missed By your loving family.

legal notices AN CHUIRT DUICHE The District Court District Court Area of Dundalk District No. 6 Public Dance Halls Act, 1935, Section 2 Notice of Application for a Public Dancing Licence Seamus Lambe, Chairman, Kilkerley Community Development Group Limited – Applicant TAKE NOTICE that I Seamus Lambe of Newtownbalreagan, Kilkerley, Dundalk, County of Louth, Chairman of the above mentioned Kilkerley Community Development Group Limited intends to apply to the District Court sitting at the Courthouse, Dundalk, County Louth on 26th September 2019 at 10.00 a.m. for the grant of a Licence to use a particular place to with Kilkerley Community Development Group Limited premises situate at Plaster, Kilkerley, Dundalk in the County of Louth in Court Area and District aforesaid for Public Dancing. Dated this 1st day of August 2019 Signed: Hamill Wallace & Hardy Solicitors for the Applicant 2 Demesne, Dundalk, County Louth To: The District Court Clerk, The Courthouse, Dundalk, County Louth. And to: The Superintendent of the Garda Siochana, Dundalk Garda Station, The Crescent, Dundalk, County Louth. And to: The Secretary, Louth County Council, Council Offices, Millennium Buildings, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Being the Fire Authority for the purposes of the Fire Services Act, 1981, and being the Local Authority for the purposes of the Public Dance Halls Act 1935.

Thomas D’Arcy Magee Summer School – 2019 programme unveiled Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is delighted to unveil the programme for the 8th Annual Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School which takes place in Carlingford Heritage Centre (CHC) on 20th-21st August 2019. The summer school is open to all members of the public and tickets can be purchased via the CHC Website: This year’s programme will explore the topical theme, ‘Brexit – Back to the Future’. A panel of world-class experts will gather to will reflect on the instability evident in the lives of our politicians, businessmen, academics and the wider communities – north and south, east and west. Historical perspectives will be

explored by leading historian and Sunday Independent columnist, Dr. Ruth Dudley Edwards and Prof David Wilson of the Celtic Studies Program and History Department at the University of Toronto. Dr Tim O’Connor, a distinguished Irish diplomat, and the first Joint Secretary of the North South Ministerial Council will discuss pragmatic paradigms for mutually beneficial cooperation and he will be joined by other experienced leaders of cross border cooperation. Political commentator, Eamon Mallie, will chair the ever popular, Politicians’ Forum which will include a lively round up of views from leading politicians from across the island of Ireland such as Claire Sugden, Independent Un-


ionist, East Londonderry, Former Minister for Justice and Bríd Rogers, Former Northern Ireland Executive Minister and founder member of the SDLP . Other special guests include Mark O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, and Robert Kearns, Chairman and Founder, IrelandPark Foundation, Toronto. The Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School also includes a vibrant cultural programme, headlined this year by fiddle maestro and Dundalk-native Gerry O’Conno who will be accompanied by fellow Dundalk flute player, Nuala Kennedy. Cross border musical harmonies will be provided by the Altnaveigh and Carlingford pipe bands in a spectacular open air display.

Megan Hughes (Dundalk Credit Union), Deborah Gorman (Cuchulainn Credit Union), Geraldine Johnston (Dundalk Credit Union), Sheila McMahon (Louth Volunteers) and musician Zoe Conway at the Fleadh Fever session in the Marshes Shopping Centre.


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MOBILE HOME TRANSPORT—Transported throughout 32 Counties. Contact Eugene 086-607-1702. CHIROPODIST—House visits in the comfort of your own home. Contact; Audrey Halpenny 086-1234-006. PAINTER AND WALLPAPERING—Local man for painting and papering. Very reliable, neat and tidy work carried out. Competitive rates. No job too small. Call 086-876-0272. Retired man available for gardening, flowerbeds, hedging, Strimming, Weed Control, general tidy up, also outdoor painting for decking, fences, gates. etc Dundalk & District, Reasonable rates. Contact James 086 381 8184. WE CAN DISTRIBUTE your leaflets from €65 + vat per thousand Phone Dundalk Leader 042 932 0888. CARPET & OVEN CLEANING—Carpet upholstery & specialist oven cleaning available. Call MVI Cleaning Dundalk on 042 94 21300 or visit STOP SMOKING DUNDALK Limited Offer Clinical Hypnotherapy New Protocol, Between € 110 and € 210 it’s up to you 087 923 8689 Glass Act Window cleaning and Chimney Sweep (Domestic & Commercial). We also clean gutters, fascia etc. For free quotation call Patrick 086 898 7808. GERRY’S UPHOLSTERY—All furniture recovered, call for free quote. Contact Gerry 086 0800 788. Garden Maintenance—mowing, edging and general tidy up, also painting, external & Internal and gutter cleaning. For private homes, landlords, nursing homes etc., own transport Tel John 086 845 9472.

articles for sale BABY HAND KNITS—0-3 months €10, 0-1 yrs €15, 1-3 yrs €20. Buy 1 get 2nd half price. Contact 087 6303930. BEDS & FURNITURE DIRECT—Beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chests, lockers, pine beds etc., also furniture removals call 086 870 4908 anytime. SELL IT THROUGH A CLASSIFIED—Only €5 for one week up to 20 words. 042 93 20888. Used LAWNMOWERS—Just Arrived, a Large Selection of Used Lawnmowers, no reasonable offers refused, for more info contact Paddy at Dealgan Furniture Longwalk, Dundalk (inside The Paint Store). Tel Paddy 086 320 7383. Attention Landlords—We supply furniture & Beds for any rental properties you have, Sofas from €299, Beds from €180, Bedroom Furniture Sets from €249 Call us today>, Coes Rd, Dundalk Tel 042 932 0927.

classes & courses Get fit the fun way and learn to dance, the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Jive, now taking place in the Lisdoo, Dundalk Tuedsay’s from 8pm—10pm. The Barbican Centre, Drogheda Friday’s 8.15-10pm. Contact 086 357 3271 for further information. DRUM LESSONS—Drum lessons including Bodhran, for adults & children, ages 8yrs upwards. One to one lessons. Contact 087414-4228. MATHS GRINDS—Leaving Cert. & Junior Cert. Math grinds by a very experienced tutor, near Stephens Town Pond (Knockbridge) For details call Tony 087-283-4156. PHYSICE GRINDS—Leaving Cert Physic’s grinds by an experienced tutor, for details. Call 087-283-4156.

special services CHIMNEY & STOVE CLEANING—Tel Paul McArdle 042 933 2491 / 087 666 0094 Email DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE—Best Rates Guaranteed. No Commission. We Buy and Sell All Major Currencies; Electronic Bank Transfers; US and Australian Dollars. 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open Mon-Sat) - Call 042 933-9922/9370101; Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards. PERFECT FIT ALTERATIONS—For all your sewing needs. Curtains, Hems, Zips & Repairs. 10% off for Slimming World members. Castletown Road. Tel 042 932 7837. CHIMNEY CLEANER—The Clean sweep, clean & tidy, no dust. Brush & Vac. Also gutter cleaning. Contact Cathal 087-225-9799. LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT? Create a personalised newspaper page to celebrate a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, birth, sporting success etc. Contact 086 772 6324. A VAN & DRIVER available for furniture removal, also single items, 3 piece suites, cookers, fridges, washing machines. Day & night Tel 086 870 4908 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE—Repairs, building plastering plumbing, painting, tiling, bathroom refurbishments, concreting, gardening, PVC facia and soffits, Over 20 yrs experience. References available. Tel Michael 085-830-9878.

articles wanted

WANTED—Old Dundalk FC Euro Tickets eg, Ajax, Red Star, PSV etc. Top prices paid or can exchange from large supply of programs. Contact GC 086 263 0363.

situations vacant

CARER WANTED for elderly lady. 24h hours a day, 5 days a week. Tel. 086 8174204.

situations wanted

QUALIFIED CARER—Fetac level 5, available to mind elderly lady in her own home. Tel. 087 3429328.


LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL—I Niall Hughes, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 20 McDermott’s Terrace, Carrick Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth. The development will consist of a free standing extension to the rear of the existing dwelling to replace existing garage. The extension will include a garden room and associated site works. 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. C/o McGahon Architects Ltd, 19 Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, 0429334677,

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in Brief

Irish Heart Foundation

Wheelie Bins

A car boot sale in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place in St Patrick’s G.F.C car park in Lordship, Dundalk on Sunday August 18. It will take place between 9am and 3pm and there are refreshments available in the car boot café. Inside and Outside. Check out the carbootsalelordship Facebook page for more details. Call 0872559405 or 0872891720 if you have any questions in relation to the car boot sale.

St Joseph’s GFC Lotto

There was no winner of the St Josephs GFC jackpot of €8,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 16, 26. The €50 winners were as follows: 1. Phyllis Kinahan c/o Aidan Shaw 2. Brendan Bannon c/o Gerry Kinahan 3. Ollie Corrigan c/o Self.

Historical Society

Dundalk, Co. Louth

Wheel Bin Collections

Domestic & Commercial SIGN UP FOR 6 MONTHS Waste, Recycle, Organic GET 1 MONTH FREE!! & Glass CollectionsALL A REAS COVER ED

Phone Gerry 087-9396212 or 086 -7737879 T&C’s Apply

The Big Wind occurred from Monday February 24 to March 17, 1947. Precarious conditions existed for 50 days. It snowed on 30 of those days. If you have any recollections, please phone 0851833110.

Memorial Service

A Mass will be held in St Brigid’s Church Dunleer on Tuesday August 20 at 7:30pm for the deceased members of Fianna Fáil. Refreshments will be held afterwards in the adjoining hall. The draw for the local election fundraising raffle will he held after the Mass. All members, family, friends and supporters are welcome.

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GFC Lotto

Numbers drawn for the Jackpot of €13,200: 01, 06, 10, 25. No winner. Two Match 3 Winners €100. Dolores Hoey c/o Mc Keown’s Bar. Des Mc Loughlin c/o R McEntegart. Lotto will resume next Monday 12th August for a jackpot of €13,400. Tickets on sale (Priced €2) from Mac Namee’s Bar, Mc Guinness’s Bar Dundalk, Mc Keown’s Bar Dundalk, Giovanni’s Chipper, Today’s Local Shop, Cluskey’s Bar, Finnegan’s Foodstore Louth, Harrys Bar Dundalk, Copper Kettle Dundalk, any Committee Member/Player or play online at www.stbridesgfc. com. We wish to thank you for your continued support.

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7 seaters

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182 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE 5DR 1.2 NIMBUS GREY 18,650MLS........................................ €16,975 181 Renault Captur Dynamique S.Nav 5dr 898cc Red 27,300mls............................. €16,975 181 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE 5DR 1,2 CHOICE OF 2 LOW MILEAGE....................................... €16,950 171 TOYOTA CORROLLA LUNA 4DR saloon 1.3 SILVER 32,200MLS................................... €17,495 162 MINI ONE 3DR 1.2 GREY/RED 27,100MLS................................................................. €13,995 161 SKODA YETI OUTDOOR 5DR 1.2 AUTOMATIC CHAMPAGNE 15,800MLS......................... €17,595 161 TOYOTA YARIS ICON HYBRID AUTOMATIC 5DR 1.5 BLUE 14,200MLS........................... €14,195 161 TOYOTA YARIS ICON VVTi 5DR 1.0 RED 17,200MLS.................................................... €12,195 161 Ford Focus Zetec 5dr 1.0 AUTOMATIC Red 16,100mls.......................................... €16,250 161 NISSAN  PULSAR  ACENTA  5 DR  1.2  6 SPEED  BLACK  55,850 MILES ......................... €11,750 151 PEUGEOT 208 ACTIVE 5DR 1.0 beige 14,400mls........................................................ €9,995 151 FIAT 500 POP 3DR 1.2 WHITE 21,800MLS................................................................... €8,995 142 NISSAN JUKE ACENTA PREMIUM 5DR 1.2 BLACK 38,100Mls...................................... €12,550 STRAIGHT DEAL PRICES QUOTED TRADE IN’S WELCOME - EVERYTHING CONSIDERED

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Summer Sale continues Pat McKenna t/a

over 70 suites on display

Sliding Robes

From €449

Large Range of Bedroom Furniture in Stock

Fabric 3 + 2 Suite Only €1,199

large selection of corner suites in stock large choice of colours and fabrics Fabric 3+2 Suites

Fabric Bed Frames Starting

Only €1399

From €399

New Selection of Rugs in Stock Irish made Queen Anne Chairs, your choice of over 100 Fabrics in Patchwork, Plain, Strips, etc


Always a Large Range of Dining Tables & Chairs, Lamps, Mirrors, Pictures & Occasional Furniture

Modern Living Extendable Ivory High Gloss Table with Tempered Glass + 6 Chairs starting

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A Range of Over 20 Beds & Mattresses on Display at Unbeatable Prices

4’ 6” Divan & Mattress starting from €279, Singles from €199 Deposit Secures Any item - free delivery Open 7 days mon to Sat Coe's Road, Dundalk 9.30 - 5.30pm & (beside Lallys) Ph: 042 938 6371 sunday 2-5pm

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