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Clodagh competes at LEGO final

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St Pat’s parade is victim of virus

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020. Vol. 13, Issue 11 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email: editorial@dundalkleader.com; advertising@dundalkleader.com

By Paul Byrne

There will be no St. Patrick’s Day next week following a decision to postpone the event in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Committee members met up on Monday to discuss the issue and after careful consideration it was decided not to go ahead with the parade although they were at pains to insist that it is postponed rather than cancelled. The parade was due to take place on Monday evening with a series of family-friendly events due to take place the next day as well. The decision came hot on the heels of recommendations by public health officials to cancel all parades throughout the country. According Continued on Page 2

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to a statement released by the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee the organisers are already looking at rescheduling the event for later on in the year when the threat of Covid-19 has passed. “Following careful consideration this morning the Dundalk St. Patrick’s Day Committee have decided to post-

pone the events scheduled to take place in the town centre on March 16 and 17. We appreciate that this decision will disappoint many people but in the interest of public health and to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 is minimised we believe that this is the sensible approach to take at present. “We are announcing this decision this morn-

ing in order to give the maximum amount of notice to all those who are involved, including all those who have signed up for the parade and the other events. “I want to thank everyone who has supported us in the last few months; our main sponsors PayPal and others in the local business community, Louth County Council, Dundalk Tidy Towns

and Dundalk Gardaí, in order to bring something new and special to Dundalk for St Patrick’s Day, but this is now not possible at present. “It is important to note that these events are not cancelled, they are postponed. We are already looking at scheduling for later in the year when it is deemed safe and that the spread of Covid-19 has ceased. We

will continue to work with all our sponsors, suppliers and participants in arranging an alternative date,” concluded the statement. At the time of going to press 21 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland and the continued risk of the virus spreading across the country has the hse as well as various sporting

organisations to issue guidelines to people to help contain the virus. These include urging people to wash their hands regularly while sporting organisations such as the FAI have issued a directive to all affiliates instructing them that players are not to shake hands with their opponents or match officials before or after a match.

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The Grammar School in Dundalk have reassured parents that all students and staff in the school are well and clear of any symptons relating to the corona virus. A letter was sent out to parents by the school following the return of a group of students from a ski trip to Northern Italy. The students travelled to a ski resort near Verona three weeks ago and returned to Ireland

on February 20. The virus which originated in China late last year has been gradually spreading across the globe with an estimated 113,000 people globally contracting the virus. Italy has recorded 9172 cases including 463 deaths and last Saturday the first case in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed after a male from the east of the country had returned from a holiday in Northern Italy. In the wake of that case a secondary school in Dublin has been closed as a precaution to stop the spread of the virus. That case came just days after a female from the North had tested positive for the virus. She had also just returned from a holiday in Northern Italy. In a letter to parents last week Grammar Headmaster Jonathan Graham moved to ease fears that anybody in the school could potentially be carrying the virus. After contact with the Department of Education Mr Graham advised parents to fol-

low the advice provided on the HSE website. On Monday morning Headmaster Graham sent a follow-up message to parents reassuring them that nobody in the school were showing any signs of having contracted the virus and explained to them what measures the school had undertaken to ensure the school remains corona virus free. “Dear Parent/Guardian Due to the media coverage in relation to the COVID-19 I would like to reassure you that at this time, all students and teachers are well and asymptomatic. We are following the HSE guidelines to the letter and I have taken the following additional measures: All housekeeping staff (as part of their duties) are using Dettol disinfectant spray on door & WC handles, taps and stair rails Boarding housekeeping staff are also using Dettol disinfectant spray on door & WC handles, taps and stair railings Manual hand sanitizing pump bottles have

been placed in all toilets, with signage Additional wall mounted automatic hand sanitizing dispensers, have been installed in various locations, including the Junior School The boarding house already have wall mounted automatic hand sanitizing dispensers All housekeeping / caretaking staff will daily inspect all dispensers & pump bottles. HSE posters are displayed around the school campus, including boarding & Junior School Please see attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, received on Friday 28th February. Of course, we will daily monitor the HSE advice and should there be any further information or updates, I will inform you immediately via the school website. Yours sincerely Jonathan Graham Headmaster,” concluded the letter which was sent out to all parents of pupils in the

A major cross-border conference, jointly hosted by Newry and Dundalk Chambers, will focus on Building the Border Economy Post Brexit The event, which will be in the Carrickdale Hotel on Wednesday March 11, will focus on the impact of the future trading relationship for the border region post Brexit and will provide practical advice and support for border businesses. More than 250 people have already registered to attend this high-profile conference. The programme includes a keynote address from Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist AIB, who will examine The Economic Outlook and what a Future EU – UK Trade Deal will mean for businesses. Paul Healy, Skillnet Ireland CEO will also discuss the “21st Century Workplace” where he examines the importance of placing employee development centre stage to enable businesses to prosper in an era of Brexit, digital transformation, skills shortages and an environmentally sustainable economy. Speaking ahead of the conference, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, Emma Marmion said: “The UK’s Exit from the EU will present new challenges for business-

es operating within the cross-border economy. Dundalk and Newry are central to the economic corridor between Dublin and Belfast and our businesses make a significant contribution to the All Island Economy. This cross-border conference will provide a timely update for businesses on the challenges and support available for Businesses post Brexit. “ Highlighting the importance of the conference to border businesses, President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Pat McCormick said: “Our objective is to demonstrate the strength of cooperation that exists within the border economy. Cooperation has been central to the economic success of the Dundalk and Newry region. Our businesses need to plan for the future trading relationship post Brexit. The conference programme includes a number of key specialists who will provide practical advice and support for border businesses.” The conference is supported by IntertradeIreland, Louth County Council, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Local Enterprise Office Louth and Skillnet Ireland. MC for the conference will be the broadcaster, Mark Simpson.

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We urge prospective visitors to nursing homes to be cognisant and understanding of the measure that is required in the interest of resident and staff safety. Older people and people in nursing homes with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable if they contact the virus. The virus presents an unprecedented situation for our nursing homes and the care provided within them. Nursing homes are imposing the visitor restrictions

in the best interests of residents and staff. We thank people for their understanding and patience during this period of unprecedent challenges presented by Covid19. Nursing Homes Ireland is monitoring the evolving situation on an ongoing basis and is in continuous contact with the Department of Health, National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), HSE and all relevant health authorities.


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Siobhan Carroll, winner of the inaugural Duggan Veterinary DkIT Anaesthesia and Analgesia Award with Silvija Husar from Duggan Veterinary

Siobhan Wins Inaugural Veterinary Nursing Award Togher student Siobhan Carroll wins specialist award for Highest Grade Anaesthesia and Analgesia final year module of the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at DkIT. Siobhan Carroll, a graduate of the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has been announced as the winner of a brand new award for Veterinary Nursing students. The award, sponsored by Duggan Veterinary, is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest grade in the Anaesthesia and Analgesia final year module of the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at DkIT. Siobhan, from Togher, Co Louth, completed her studies in 2019 and now works as a full-time Registered Veteri-

nary Nurse in Westgate Veterinary Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth. Donnacha Duggan, Companion Animal Area Sales Manager at Duggan Veterinary commented “Congratulations to Siobhan on winning the first ever DkIT Award for Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Duggan Veterinary Supplies have worked closely with DKIT Veterinary Students, and staff, over the years. We were delighted to have worked with lecturers Doireann Dowling and Karen Dunne to setup this award to help recognise DkIT student success”. Speaking about Siobhan’s achievement, Karen Dunne, Course Director on the BSc in Veterinary Nursing programme at DkIT said “All the students,

including Siobhan, worked extremely hard to accumulate the relevant clinical knowledge and expertise that they will need to provide excellent patient care. This award is a celebration of Siobhan’s excellent achievements in this tough module.” Siobhan and her classmates are now working as Registered Veterinary Nurses in Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals throughout the country and beyond. The BSc Veterinary Nursing at DkIT is accredited by ACOVENE (Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education), which means that the qualification is recognised in all EU Member States. For more information regarding the BSc in Veterinary Nursing please visit dkit.ie/ courses.

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Dundalk Credit Union Invites Applications To €100,000 Community Support Fund 2020


undalk Credit Union has launched its Community Support Fund for 2020. This now annual Fund will see €100,000 donated by the member-owned, member focused Dundalk Credit Union to voluntary and charity groups and organisations that exist and operate for the betterment of the wider community. The Community Support Fund in 2020 allows for awards of up to €10,000 to be given. The approach for the Community Support Fund 2020 is to focus on 5 Key Pillars of community engagement and activity, namely Age Friendly, Community & Family Wellbeing, Youth Development, Culture & Heritage, and Sports Development. The closing date for applications is 5th April 2020. Dundalk Credit Union has a proud history of giving back to the wider community since it was founded fifty-two years ago in 1968. The importance it has placed on giving back to the community, on behalf of its members, is an integral part of its ethos. The continued increase in scale of the Dundalk Credit Union Community Support Fund and monthly donations will see investment and support across a wide range of, community, cultural, voluntary and charity organisations and projects, all of which contribute

immensely to the well-being of both the community and the local economy. Applicants are invited to submit a detailed application that outlines the scope and reach of their organisation, as well as the positive benefit and impact it demonstrates to the wider community that it serves. Applications will be evaluated against strict criteria by a judging panel and then shortlisted. A new feature for 2020 will be

an Online Public Vote, where the community of Dundalk will be invited to also have their say, and vote for one of the shortlisted applications. The online public vote will open on 20th April 2020. Speaking in advance of the launch of the 2020 Community Support Fund, Paddy Donnelly, Chairman, Dundalk Credit Union, said “We place great importance on giving back to our community, on behalf of

our members, because we believe that by doing so, we build a stronger, more sustainable community. None of this is possible without the continued support and engagement of our members, and we are very proud of what we can achieve working together. It’s what we have always done and what we will continue to do into the future.” More details can be found at www.dundalkcu.ie/communi-

tysupport where application forms can be requested and organisations can review the application process T&Cs, an FAQ document and tips and hints on applying. The closing date for applications is 5th April 2020. For further information please contact: Geraldine Johnston or Megan Hughes, Business Development Team Dundalk Credit Union, Market St., Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042-9335489

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Call to keep Louth as distinct Garda Division

1 Fruit What types of fruit are oranges, lemons and limes? 2 Science What force stops us from falling off the earth into space? 3 Perfume Which company would you associate with the perfume or fragrance No. 5? 4 Movies Who was the Lone Ranger’s companion? 5 Campaigns What did suffragettes fight for? 6 War Who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815? 7 Literature Which Doctor could talk to the animals? 8 Geography Manila is the capital of which country?

Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Ruairí Ó Murchú, has raised serious concerns with the Garda Commissioner regarding his restructuring plan which will result in the Louth Division merging with Cavan Monaghan. Speaking from the Joint Policing Committee meeting which took place in Dunleer on Friday Teachta Ó Murchú said he had grave concerns regarding the proposed restructuring announced by Drew Harris in August 2019. “Under this plan, which

could be operational by the end of the year, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan would become one division and I fear this will lead to the loss of localised decision-making. “I spoke of the very specific challenges that exist in relations to the drug and organised crime gangs which operate in Dundalk and Drogheda. My fear is that large towns like Dundalk, could lose the necessary local planning and decision making. “We need to ensure that a local inspector with respon-

sibility for Dundalk is not curtailed by remote instruction from a Superintendent who has responsibility for a much wider area,” stated Mr Ó Murchú. “The very specific threats and challenges faced by Gardaí in Louth require a bespoke response from members of the Gardaí on the ground in Louth on a daily basis. Towns like Dundalk simply cannot be policed remotely. “We have seen the disregard which these gangs have

both for human life and for the Gardaí. “It is obvious that any reduction in organisational capacity from Louth would be music to the drug pushers’ ears. “We have seen some really good policing operations in Louth, and I commend the Gardaí involved. However inadequate resources continue to be an issue,” he continued. “While personnel has increased in Drogheda, the Garda Commissioner needs to ensure that other areas, like Dundalk, can maintain

full service at all times particularly when Garda annual leave is taken into account. “I have requested the Garda Commissioner to provide me with a breakdown of all Garda personnel in Louth; their rank and the unit to which they are assigned. “I have also requested further information on the impact which the lack of ancillary addiction and mental health services is having on the Gardaí’s ability to police,” concluded Deputy Ó Murchú.

Dundalk project wins award for work in adult learning 9 Nature What is a young deer called? 10 Human Body What is the common name for the omphalo? Stinker During Prohibition in the USA why was one Missouri winery allowed to continue production?

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Dundalk-based, Muirhevanmor Local Training Initiative won an AONTAS STAR award for outstanding work in adult learning at an awards ceremony in Dublin this week. The STAR Awards is an initiative of AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, and take place each year as part of AONTAS’s Adult Learners’ Festival. From a shortlist of 22, seven winning projects were unveiled at the event, including Muirhevanmor Local Training Initiative who won in the ‘Sustainable Employment – Small /€Medium Organisation’ category. The course offers learners aged 1735 years the opportunity to achieve QQI awards in Employability Skills, as well as other accredited employ-

Representatives from the Muirhevanmor Local Training Initiative who won an AONTAS STAR award in the ‘Sustainable Employment – Small /€Medium Organisation’ category, pictured at the awards ceremony with AONTAS chairperson Tara Farrell, special guest Hilary Rose and AONTAS CEO Niamh O’Reilly.

ment-related certificates, such as Forklift Driving, HACCP, Safepass and Manual Handling. Star of hit TV show ‘The Young Offenders’, Hilary Rose, presented the winning projects with their awards. Congratulating the winners,

she said: “Adult learning is such a positive part of Irish communities and the groups here today represent that.” “These projects are helping people with mental health difficulties and intellectual disabilities, assisting

women to re-enter the workforce, supporting the families of prisoners, and creating employment for at-risk young people. Their work is so important and so valuable, and I am delighted to help recognise and celebrate their achievements.”

1. Citrus 2. Gravity 3. Chanel 4. Tonto 5. Votes for women 6. Wellington 7. Dr Dolittle 8. The Philippines 9. Fawn 10. Belly-button. Stinker - The St Stanislaus Novitiate winery run by Jesuits produced altar wine.

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School Safety Works at Scoil Phádraig Naofa

Sinn Féin Councillor Edel Corrigan has welcomed the completion of vital safety works carried out at the Scoil Phádraig Naofa in Kilcurry. Cllr Corrigan said the application for these safety measures was made and approved as far back as 2017. “It has been almost three years but this weekend sees the completion of the Deputy Principal Nicola Connolly and Principal Patricia O’Leary make a presentation to Deputy works and when the Principal Kevin Brady in The Ballymascanlan Hotel on Friday 14th of February. children return on Monday it will be a much safer environment around the outside of the school for them,” she explained. The delay in getting traffic wardens to keep Antóin Watters who awareness campaign By Paul Byrne to ask drivers to give raised this issue at a an eye on this as these Louth County Coun- consideration to EV Louth County Council spaces are for allowing cil have issued a warn- owners and not hog the recently urged drivers EV users to charge their D u nda l k - b a s e d ing to electric vehicle spaces for any length of to try and be courteous cars and then move on. fruit importer Fyffes to their fellow drivers We are just asking for has been recognised owners asking them time. “Electric Vehicle and not use the parking simple courtesy here not to park in EV parkfor its sustainable iniing spaces when the car owners please give spaces for parking once towards drivers,” stated tiatives aimed at imAntóin. is not being charged. consideration to other charging is complete. Although it is illegal proving standards for “There aren’t a whole Some electric car own- EV owners by freeing ers around town have up EV parking spaces lot of charging points to park in a designated its workers, communiraised the issue of cars once charging is com- around the town so it EV space whilst not ties, and environment. The company’s parking in the spaces plete. Note that it is ille- is very frustrating for charging there is curfor hours at a time while gal under the bye-laws owners of electric cars rently no restricted time pineapple farm in to park in these spaces to see a car parked at limit on how long you Costa Rica, ANEXCO not using the charger. Louth County Coun- when not charging,” one of these spaces all can charge your car at has been granted the day. We have asked the one of these spaces. cil have begun an read the statement. Sustainable Agricul-

Louth County Council warn car owners not to park in EV parking spaces

funding allocation so the works were put on hold until a second round of tendering could be completed seeking a more reasonable quote. “There are now ramps which will slow traffic down and crossing lights which will make drivers more aware of schoolchildren crossing. Anything that improves the safety of our children especially around school areas is to be welcomed. These works have been a Cllr Edel Corrigan. long time coming but these works done ac- only two tenders were at long last they have cording to Cllr Corri- received for the work, been completed,” Cllr gan was that initially both in excess of the Corrigan added.

Fyffes receives Rainforest Alliance certification ture Standard Certification by Rainforest Alliance for its work under four key sustainability principles: effective planning and management systems, biodiversity conservation, natural resource conservation and improved livelihoods. Since Fyffes acquired ANEXCO in

2008, the 3,239 hectares farm has received recognition for its health and safety management systems, gender equality pilot programme, transportation initiative for farm workers and scholarships and school materials which have been provided to local children.

In addition, Fyffes has implemented reforestation programmes over a number of years to offset its carbon footprint. Today, some 1,073 hectares of the farm are in conservation – providing a natural habitat for an inventory of 487 species of animals and plants.

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Dundalk Tidy Towns ask local community to ‘adopt a patch’ Dundalk Tidy Towns have called on the people of Dundalk to do their bit to keep their area tidy ahead of voting for ‘Ireland’s Best Kept’ competition which takes place this May. Last month it was announced that Dundalk were one of fourteen towns nominated for the competition which is open to towns and villages from both the Republic of Ireland and the North. Dundalk have made great strides in Tidy Towns competitions in recent years and last year they received their 12th consecutive gold medal in the competi-

tion whilst again increasing their overalls score. The ‘Best Kept Competition’ is an extra challenge for the committee this year and according to Dundalk Tidy Towns member Stephen Clarke a large part in how Dundalk fare will be down to the people of the town. “Judging for the competition will take place in May and marks are awarded for tidiness, green spaces as well as residential areas and commercial premises among others. We are asking all businesses, schools and community organisations to ‘adopt a patch’ which means

picking an area beside where they live or work and ensure that it is tidy. Rubbish bags are available from Louth County Council and it would be great if people can get involved by organising a litter pick or ensue that the green areas around them are weed free and rubbish free. “This is our first time being nominated for this competition and we are proud that Dundalk have been chosen but now that we are in it we want to do as well as we possibly can in the competition and I believe we can do well with the help of the local community,” stated


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Stephen. “We will be holding litter picks every Monday and Tuesday after St Patrick’s Day to prepare for the competition so keep an eye out on our facebook page if you want to get involved. It’s very exciting for us to be nominated and we ask the community to play their part in making Dundalk look as well as it possibly can,” he added. If anybody would like to get involved in helping to keep Dundalk tidy they can contact the Dundalk Tidy Towns Facebook Page or dundalktidytowns@ De La Salle students who took part in the Enterprise Awards gmail.com.

Niall produces superb score at Dundalk Golf Club Niall Sloane produced a superb score of 45pts to win the first 18 hole competition of the year at Dundalk Golf Club on Sunday. Playing off 31, he put together a round he will remember for a long time as he scored on every

hole with 11 three-point holes, five two-pointers and two onepointers. He finished three clear of his nearest rival Pearse Murphy (18) who had 43pts after being deducted for previous winter success and had to settle for tak-

ing the Category 3 prize ahead of John Farrell who found himself in the prizes for the second successive week. A countback was needed to decide Category 1 with Seamus Bailey (12) just edging out Brendan Keane (11) after both

had come home in 41pts. Conor McCleneghan (14) showed he is getting to grips with his new handicap after seeing it tumble last year and he took Category 2 with 41pts just edging out John Casey McKeever (14). Connor McCaughey

(5) recorded the day’s best gross score with 34pts. Congratulations to Caolan Rafferty on his selection on the International team for the Arnold Palmer Cup which will take place at Lahinch Golf Club from July 3 to 5.

Sign up for Patsy Kelly 5K

Patsy Kelly 5km Road Race and Walk on April 4 will see Clan na Gael GFC and North East Runners AC come together for the ninth time to hold the event in honour of a man who was a member of both club. Patsy was a player and later groundsman with the Clans while also a member of the North East Runners and previously Mountpleasant AC in Dundalk. The event sees over 800 competitors each year in Dundalk’s biggest 5km event. A notable feature this year is that the total

number of finishers since the event started in 2012 will pass the 6000 mark. The event starts at Ard Easmuinn and run towards the Clans where the road becomes a sea of runners before running through O’Hanlon and Pearse Park, then returning to finish at the Clans where all competitors receive their finishers medals. Start time is 6.30pm and the first 800 registered will receive the PK2020 T-shirt. FLOGAS have once again come on board a main event sponsor for the fourth time.

Substantial prizes are available in all age categories with the course record of 14.34 for the men and 16.38 for ladies attracting a €100 bonus. The Patsy Kelly Cup is awarded to the first in Patsy’s age group where the course for the over 60 being the toughest record to break in a time of 17.15mins. Registration is primarily on line at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/pk5k2020. However there is registration available in the Clans Bar on Saturday March 14 from 2.30 to 4.30pm.

Pop-Up Shop For RCNE Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come and visit their Pop-up Shop on Tuesday March 31 to Saturday April 4 in the Long Walk Centre, Dundalk. This is a great opportunity to dispose of some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items. Buy a gift for someone special, or just treat yourself, and support your local charity. It will be much appreciated. All proceeds will go directly to Rape Crisis North East Clg. to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of Women, Men and Young People attending the service. Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact 042 9339491, email info@ rcne.ie or you can check the website www.rcne.ie

Oiche Gaeilge At O’Mahonys Last Monday evening, Paddy Kettle hosted the inaugural Sean O’Mathuna Oiche Gaeilge in the new Sean O’Mahonys Community Room on the Point Road. This first informal gathering was a great success with an enthusiastic group, with all levels of fluency as Gaeilge, and some with hardly any Gaeilge at all. Ideas on Irish or local history and culture will also be welcome, it continues next Monday at 7.30pm.

Bric-A-Brac For Birches A bric-a-brac pop up shop is currently open in the Longwalk Shopping Centre. The shop opened on Monday March 9 and will remain open until this Saturday March 14. All proceeds raised will go towards the Birches Alzheimer Day Centre.

St Joseph’s GFC Lotto

Martina O Callaghan Dundalk Credit Union presenting Cash cheques to winners in the Dundalk Credit Union Cash draw from left John Toal €1000 Joanne Shevlin €3000 and Patrick Fallon €1000.

There was no winner of the St Josephs GFC lotto jackpot of €10,900. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 21, 31. Prizewinners were 1. Louth County Board Ticket for Houses: Fionn McGauley c/o Cluskeys 2. €50 Liz O’Donoghue c/o David O’Donoghue 3. €50 Volcheck & Jim c/o Jim Hoey.

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Clodagh competes in first Lego All-Ireland

Clodagh Young (third from the right) at the LEGO Sustainable Sisters with IGG Ambassador Niamh Shaw

A Girl Guide from Louth competed in the FIRST LEGO League All-Ireland Final that took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, on Saturday. Clodagh Young (14) of Glyde Guides, Louth village, was part of a team of seven Irish Girl Guides (IGG) members who have been practising for months and they were thrilled to earn the highest score at the regional finals that took place in Dublin City University on 15 February. Not only that, but they achieved the highest score ever to be recorded in a Robot Game at a FIRST LEGO League competition in Ireland or the UK. And they came out as overall Winners on the day. FIRST stands for ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’ and the FIRST LEGO League, which takes place in over 90 countries, encourages children and young people aged 11-16 to think like scientists and engineers, developing practical solutions to real-world issues.

The teams operate under a signature core set of values, which include creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, communication and the spirit of friendly competition and co-operation. The IGG members, whose team name is Sustainable Sisters, wowed the judges at the regional finals with their research, design and programming skills. As well as designing and building an automated robot, they had spent several months researching an issue with public spaces and buildings in their community and devising an innovation solution to combat this. The other girls are from Portmarnock, Howth, Ballyroan and Lucan. The regional final saw the team present their research project and use their robot to undertake various challenges on a themed playing field while competing against teams from around the country. Clodagh said it had been an amazing experience taking part in the FIRST LEGO League.

“I have met and shared my experience with some wonderful Girl Guides from across the east of the country. I was so happy and excited that we won overall. We achieved a total score of 360 in the Robot Game, which is the highest score the judges have ever seen in all their years of doing the competition. “I have learnt that teamwork works best when you are working with others who share the same passion and ideas as you. We each had different roles and responsibilities and we supported each other throughout,” she explained. Clodagh is hugely interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and hopes to become an engineer in the future. “I would really like to thank my wonderful Guide leader Mary McDonnell,” she added. “Mary encourages me and supports me throughout my IGG journey,” she added.

Ardee bypass update

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, believes the Ardee Bypass public consultation that took place on Thursday must deliver the right result for the people of Ardee and move the Bypass Project closer to construction. O’Dowd said “I felt that the consultation was worthwhile, it has given everyone the clear facts on what is being proposed and gives ample time for feedback on the

scheme. “I will continue to prioritise this project with all the relevant stakeholders and whilst the current review is delaying the project, it gives everyone the opportunity to have their say,” he explained. “Projects of this size unfortunately by their nature will always discommode a certain percentage of residents, the key now is to make sure that any agreed scheme

is agreeable by all and we can get this project back on track. Deputy O’Dowd, has has also welcomed a commitment in writing from the Chief Executive of TII, Michael Nolan, that will see Transport Infrastructure Ireland support Louth County Council in accelerating the Ardee Bypass project by paralleling some of the required activities leading up to the construction stage.


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Art Exhibition

An art exhibition to raise funds for Dundalk Soup Kitchen has opened in Bridge St. The exhibition, by artist Joe Odiboh, will be open from 9am to 3pm until March 27.

Brides Lotto

The following numbers were drawn on Monday March 2 for the St Brides GFC lotto jackpot of €20,000 - 9, 18, 24, 27. No winner. Louth GAA House Draw Ticket winner was Martin Hoey c/o T. Hoey.


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St Louis to host ‘Greatest Show’ ‘The noblest art is making people happy’ – at least that is what PT Barnum believed and so the TY Class of 2020 in St Louis Dundalk plan to do just that when you attend their show, aptly called ‘The Greatest Show’ which runs in the Chapel Hall from March 18 to 20 at 7:30pm, with tickets priced at a very reasonable €10 each, available from the school office. It tells the story of the trials and tribulations of the famous circus master PT Barnum and is sure to be full of charm and surprises as the school’s previous shows have been. The songs are fabulous and catchy – we dare you not sing along – and as always the cast, drawn from the full year group is one full of hidden gems. Aoife Savage who plays PT Barnum says: ‘My family never even knew I could sing. I have danced for years but this is my first time in a singing role. I am so excited to be part of such a great production. This is a story of inclusion, of embracing everyone no matter who or how they are, kind of

like our school ethos really. We have had so much fun rehearsing.’ The show is a fully inhouse effort. Siobhán Higgins, Elaine Byrne and Kate O’Byrne are the teachers behind the production. The sets are designed and painted by the students themselves, and the dances were all created and rehearsed by students as well. “What is lovely about our show every year is the fact that we have all the skills here to produce a top class show

without having to pay outsiders to do it for us,” explained Siobhán Higgins. “The girls learn so much from this experience. They get to have ownership of the production and it’s a great one to have on the CV for the future. “What is so special for me is that every girl gets to perform on the stage. There is no feeling better than that, and it is wonderful that no matter how small the part they all feel equally important to the overall production,” added Siobhán.

Now seen by over 300,00 fans live and watched by millions on social media Europe’s No.1 multi award winning show “The Legends of American Country” returns for another fantastic night at the TLT, Drogheda, on Friday April 24. The 2020 tour will showcase

tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves. The show features four fantastic singers who are all accompanied by a superb live band of musi-

cians with that authentic sound coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art production that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One thing’s for sure if it’s Country music you like then this is the only show in town.

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music will present Recipe for Murder Stew, a new musical by the DkIT

Ciara Roddy, Bláthnaid Drumgoole, Isabel Wiseman and Grainne Lynch – young Barnum and Charity and her parents.

American Country Show at the TLT

De La Salle Enterprise De La Salle students who took part in the Enterprise Awards in the Fairways Hotel on March 3

Louth Tidy Towns table quiz Louth Tidy Towns Together hold their annual fundraising table quiz on Thursday March 12 in the O’Connell’s clubrooms in Castlebellingham. This has become one of the largest table quizzes in the county, with teams on the night representing towns and villages from Omeath to Bal-

Musical Night at DkIT

tray and everywhere in between. It is one of the main fundraisers for Louth Tidy Towns Together - the network for Tidy Towns groups in County Louth. The event is open to the public and the entry fee is €40 for a team of up to four people. There will be a bumper raffle with lots

of prizes as well as the quiz itself. All proceeds are allocated to the communities in their respective towns and villages to make them more attractive places to live in and to visit, and to ensure that Louth continues to punch above its weight in the annual National Tidy Towns competition.

Music Theatre Group tonight (Wednesday March 11) at 7pm in the MacAnna Theatre at DkIT. Recipe for Murder Stew is a

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celebration of a range of songs from modern musicals set in Sweeney Sondheim’s Piano Bar in New York. Full of diverse characters, Sweeney Sondheim’s Piano Bar in New York is famous for its live music and its meaty stew but people who attend the bar begin to show up on missing persons’ lists. Incorporating songs from modern musicals, this dark comedy celebrates the range of emotion in musical theatre in an often intimate, sometimes glitzy and always engaging setting. Music Theatre has grown to be one of the key strengths of the Music programme at DkIT and the Institute will launch a new BA Musical Theatre programme in September 2020. This exciting new programme will allow students the opportunity to study and engage with the three central tenets of musical theatre: singing, acting and dancing. Theoretical

modules will include Contemporary Musical Theatre and History M of Music Theatre: p European Musicals andK American Musicals. T This year’s students T have very much d enjoyed working t on this production,

choosing the songs to include and devising M the script under the expert guidance of Annalisa Monticelli and Dr Daithí Kearney. They have also collaborated with the students specialising in technical theatre on the BA Theatre and Film Practice under the direction of Mark Fearon. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to collaborate with students across the disciplines in the Department and become aware of the different roles in theatre production. For more information, to reserve tickets, or to find out about the music and theatre programmes at DkIT visit www.dkit.ie, email creativearts@dkit.ie or call 9370280.

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Mother’s Day Treat At An Táin Arts Centre

Treat your Mother, this Mother’s Day with a unique performance from Flautist, Karin Leitner and harpist, Teresa O’ Donnell. Karin and Teresa will take you on a delightful journey of music through the centuries. The event is on Sunday March 22 at 3pm and their

exquisite programme will include works by Albinoni, Bax, Moore and Rutter. Karin has played the Vienna State Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Teresa has performed with several ensembles,


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Family Notices in memoriam

in memoriam

BROWNE First anniversary of my beloved son Ian. 24/4/93 – 13/3/19 These special memories of you son Will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back For just a little while Then we could sit and talk again Just like we used to. The fact that you’re no longer here Will always cause me pain. But you’re forever in my heart Until we meet again. Missed sorely every day. Loved and remembered always. Mam, Nana & Da, uncles, aunties, cousins & friends. XXX. First Anniversary Mass, Sat. 14th March 6pm, St. Joseph’s Church, Fatima.

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). S.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). A.D.


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planning notices Louth County Council—We Kieran Murphy & Orla Leavy intend to apply for permission for development at Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Louth. The development consists of retention of as constructed alterations, to the front and rear elevations of the dwelling and retention of the garage also. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Louth County Council Planning Office, Town Hall, Dundalk from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to Louth County Council, Town Hall Dundalk in writing within a period of 5 weeks from the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20.00. 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. Signed: Kieran Lally MRIAI 0868321257.

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New sports recovery unit opens in town By Paul Byrne

A brand-new sports recovery unit has opened its doors in Dundalk offering recovery options for anybody who wants to avail of their services. Dundalk Sports Recovery is based in Marian Park in the Dealgan Boxing Club premises and costs €15 per session with discounts available for team bookings. According to Anto Donnelly who is a coach in Dealgan Boxing Club the unit was put into the club as part of their extension project to act as a way to generate funds. “We have about 120 members down in the club and we are constantly fundraising to ensure we keep our heads above water. We got a government grant last year to build an extension on to the club and we plan on officially opening that in the next month or so. Whilst working towards

Patrick Hoban Patrick McEleney in recovery mode

getting the extension we also thought it would be a good idea to open Dundalk’s very first sports recovery centre inside the club and we opened that in January. We needed something that would bring in a substantial source of revenue to the club and we are delighted with the response we have received so far. “Dundalk Sports Recovery is open to absolutely everybody whether it be people

playing sports or people who just work very hard and have muscle or joint pains. We offer a cryo spa unit which pumps water at 4 degrees as a form of controlled ice therapy. The person can immerse themselves to the level of the desired treatment area and their injury or area of pain is treated on a timer. “We also have a sauna and hot tubs to help with inflammation and muscle recovery and sports recovery boots


which are strapped from the ankle to the hip on a twenty-minute timer. These boots help with blood circulation, muscles and lymphatic draining. We also offer sports masssages on request and dry needling also. Sports recovery is a huge part of modernday sports and as they say better recovery leads to better performance. We here at Dealgan are delighted to be able to offer these services to Gerry Sheilds of KIlcurry winner of the Kia Sonic in the Dundalk Credit Union Car Draw receiving anybody who wants to his keys from Megan Hughes of Dundalk Credit Union with Eamon McCartan of Rice @ Roddy avail of them,” stated Main Kia Dealers Anto. The Dundalk Sports Recovery Unit has already been used by many local sports team including Dundalk FC trio Patrick McEleney, Michael Duffy and Patrick Hoban. The unit is open Monday to Friday between 6pm and 10pm. Saturday between 9-5pm and Sunday between 10am and 2pm. Go to Dundalk Sports Recovery facebook page or call 0863748688.

recent deaths Katherine (Kitty) Campbell (née Walsh,) March 4. Kieran, beloved husband of Rita (née grandsons Liam and Conall, brothers and sistersCarrick Road, Ardee, Katherine (Kitty) Campbell, Matthews) and loving father of Lisa, Catherine in-law, extended family relatives, neighbours Carrick Road, Ardee, in her 100th year. Peace- and Laura. Predeceased by his parents Ned and and friends. fully in the loving care of the staff at Moorehall Winnie and his brother Brendan. Sadly missed by Josephine (Josie) Rogers (née McKLodge, Ardee. Predeceased by her husband his wife, daughters, sons-in-law Donal, Paul and eever), 
Edmondstown, Ardee, peacefully in Paddy and son Micheál. Sadly missed by her lov- Mark, grandchildren Jake, Holly, Josh, Sinead Moorehall Lodge, Ardee, on Tuesday March 3. ing family, Máire, Séamas, Róisín, Áine, Pádraig, and Sam, brother John, sisters Rosaleen, Claire, Predeceased by her parents John McKeever and Caitríona and Eoin, her sister Nell, brother Fr. Pat, Ann, Bernadette and Sara, brothers-in-law, Mary Flanagan and stepfather Tommy Flanasons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, gan, son Gerard, brother John and sisters May and Theresa. Beloved wife of Harry and devoted great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, relatives and friends. nieces, relatives, friends and newfound friends Patricia Finegan (née Cunningham), 
Pied- mother of Johnny, Joan, Marian, Harry, Michael mont, Jenkinstown, Dundalk, peacefully, in and David. Deeply regretted and sadly missed in Moorehall Lodge. Frank McCusker (An Post) Tudor Grove, Mul- Dealgan House Nursing Home on Thursday by her loving husband, sons, daughters, sonlaharlin Road, Dundalk, peacefully, at his home, March 5. Beloved wife of the late Joe and dear in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, greatsurrounded by his loving family on Saturday mother of Anthony, Niamh, Ciaran, Aidan, Colm, grandchildren, sisters Maggie, Shelia, brothers March 7. Beloved husband of Madeline (née Kir- Fergal and Tadhg. She will be sadly missed Michael, Hughie and Pat, nephews, nieces, relawan) and dear dad of Paul and Lisa. Predeceased by her sorrowing sons, daughter, son-in-law tives, neighbours and friends. by his parents Frank and Molly (late of Barrack Fergal, daughters-in-law Martina, Ann-Marie, Mary (May) O’Connor (née McMahon), CuStreet). He will be sadly missed with love by Samantha and Helen, her sixteen grandchil- chulain Terrace, Ardee, peacefully, at Moorehall his wife, son, daughter, brothers, sisters, son- dren, brother Trevor, sisters-in-law Josephine, Lodge Ardee on Monday March 2. Mary is prein-law Brian Morgan, daughter-in-law Linda, Rose, Joan and Vera, brothers-in-law Barton and deceased by her parents Frank and Mary, brothgrandchildren Peter, Shane, Adam and Aaron, Seamus, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours ers Francie, John and Noel, sisters Carmel and brothers and sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, and friends. She was predeceased by her sister Pauline. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband Patsy, brothers PJ, Jim and Gerard, cousins, extended family, relatives, neighbours Rosaleen and niece Orla. Tom (Sonny) Dunne Beechwood Drive, Dunleer sisters Eileen, Una, Kathleen, Imelda and Anne, and friends. Gerry Dullaghan Rockville, Rock Road, Black- peacefully in his 85th year at Our Lady of Lourdes sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephrock, peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Hospital, Drogheda, surrounded by his family on ews, relatives, neighbours and friends. after being cared for at Blackrock Abbey Nursing Wednesday March 4. Tom, beloved husband of Kathleen Fee (née Duffy,)
Mary St, North and forHome on Saturday March 7. Gerry, much loved Pauline and loving father of Anne, Matthew, merly of Greenacres, Dundalk, and Monaghan, husband of Rose (née Hamill) and dear father of Leslie and Colin. Predeceased by his mother suddenly at her residence on Sunday March 1. Catriona, Paul and Rosemary. Loving grandad of Margaret, his father Matthew and brothers Noel, Predeceased by her parents Patrick and MaryGreta, Zac, Kaiya, Blake, Kael, Carla, Zara, Isabel- Tony and Richard. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, Kate, brothers Pat, Tommy, Peadar, Mick, Phil lea, Nathan, and brother of Marta, and Marion daughter and sisters Catherine, Bernadette and and Seamus. She will be sadly missed by her and the late Mary. Gerard will be sadly missed Marie, grandchildren, daughters-in-law Elaine loving daughter Jennifer, sons Cathal, Paul, Gerby his wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, sis- and Caroline, sisters-in-law Marie and Maureen, ard, Conor and Kieran, sister Bridget, son-in-law ters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and Jude Quinn, daughters-in-law Sinéad and Claire, grandchildren Matthew, Cian, Kayleigh-Anne, friends. nieces, relatives and friends. Helen Magnier (née Mitchell), 
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