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DUNDALK’S FREE NEWSPAPER One year on from St Louis fire

Coláiste Rís Junk Kouture success

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Huge crowd for Darkness into Light

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Wednesday, 15th May, 2019. Vol. 12, Issue 20 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Locals take centre stage on TV series

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By Paul Byrne

Hotly anticipated drama ‘The Virtues’ begins on Channel 4 this evening and the four-part series will feature many local faces from around the town. No less than six local children were chosen for roles in the Shane Meadows-directed drama which is set in Sheffield. Meadows is a critically acclaimed director best known for his ‘This is England’ productions and his latest series will feature Liverpool actor Stephen Graham who is best known for his role in Snatch where he played Tommy. In the series Stephen returns to Ireland from Liverpool to try and reconnect with his Irish family. The talented young local actors were unearthed by

casting director Nick McGinley back in 2017. Nick, a Dundalk native who is a former student at Bay Estate National School, travelled around local schools looking for schoolkids who might suit the part and also held open auditions in the Town Hall. Initially the production team were looking for three local children but in the end six travelled over to Sheffield to take part in the drama series. There were also roles for two of the children’s fathers who were asked to take part when arriving over in Sheffield. One of the father’s in question is Bay Estate man Glenn Humston who travelled over to Sheffield with his then nine-year old son Zach who was chosen to take part in the Continued on Page 2

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St Louis mark first anniversary of school fire St Louis staff and students marked the anniversary of the fire which almost destroyed their building. Principal Michelle Dolan reflected on an intense 12 months which has seen an investment of nearly €4m from insurance and the Dept of Education with another €1.2m being spent this summer to upgrade the entire building’s wiring and plumbing. “We were so grateful to DkIT for looking after us last year at a moment’s notice and are very happy that this has shown benefits all year since for our students. We have forged very strong links with the Engineering, IT and Ca-

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The aftermath of the fire at St Louis and (right) the work carried out to repair the damage

tering Depts in particular and we will honour them at our Awards Night this Thursday in acknowledgement of that help,” explained Ms Dolan. The school has won a number of National awards

during the year including two European ones - Euroscola 2019 and the Rotary Individual Award, the PE Expo, testament to the success of PE as a new Leaving Cert subject, The National

Water School of the Year at the Green Schools Awards, and the Worldwise Global Passport. The school is also a Trinity Schools of Distinction Recipient for 2018-2019. Mary Gilmore, Deputy Principal commented: “We are one of nine schools in the Dept of Education and Science led Step Up programme and part of a Cross Border Art Project funded by The Dept of Foreign Affairs. We have been so fortunate this year to have been so successful, although looking at our excellent WSE Report it is not surprising.” MEP Máiréad McGuinness will visit the school this

week to present certificates to those who took part in Euroscola 2019 and next week the principal and four members of the Student body will meet President Michael D Higgins in Glencree. “Our enrolment is very strong this year and we have a wonderful staff who go above and beyond for our students every day so it has been an exciting and very rewarding year after so much turmoil. Our Sixth Years last year did exceptionally well in their exams despite the fire and we are looking forward to seeing some of them again this week at our annual Awards Night,” explained Ms Dolan.

Locals take centre stage on Channel 4 series

From Page 1 series. According to Glenn his son loved every minute of his time in Sheffield managed to take the whole thing in his stride. “Myself and Zach went over to Sheffield about two years ago and to be honest we found the whole experience incredible. Zach is part of the flashback scenes in ‘The Virtues’ and his sister in the series is actually a young girl from Dundalk called Aisling so there’s plenty of local interest. I managed to get a part as an extra which was great and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished product,” stated Glenn. Zach’s on-screen sister is played by Aisling Glenholmes who according to mother Roisin also took the whole experience in her stride. “Aisling was ten went

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John Brooks and Shane Meadows Zach Humston with Stephen Graham

we went over to Sheffield two years ago and it was actually her first time on a plane so it was a very exciting couple of weeks for her. She is a member of Dundalk Musical Society and Nick McGinley spotted her and asked if she would like to have a role in the series. It was a great experience for Aisling and I’m looking forward to watching the programme,” stated Roisin. Fourteen-year old Edward Finnegan from Bishop’s Court will also be in the series having impressed Nick McGinley at a casting session in An Táin theatre. Edward’s mother Brenda said her son had a great time over in Sheffield and said director Shane Meadows and main actor Stephen Graham could not have been nicer. Cole Cumiskey and his dad Paul also travelled to Sheffield for the series and both can be

seen this evening on screen when the show airs on Channel 4. According to Paul he was a late addition to the series. “Cole is a member of MAD Youth Theatre here in town and he was chosen by Nick through that. I accompanied him over to Sheffield and when the casting director heard that I’ve been doing a bit of acting over the last four or five years I was also asked would I like a walk on part. I jumped at the chance and the two of us had a great time working with Shane and Stephen.,” revealed Paul. Carlingford youngster John Brooks also made the trip across the Irish sea with his mother Leanne for the production. According to Leanne John was offered a role as an extra after impressing Nick McGinley at open auditions in St Oliver’s national School. “John was only nine

when we went over to Sheffield but he loved it and he loved the im- Cole Cumiskey, actor Shane Meadows and Paul promptu style of direc- Cumiskey tion that Shane Meadows uses. It was lovely for me to be allowed on set to see the whole set and how it all worked and I have to say we were both really impressed by The Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire Gan it all. Everybody was Smal, Kilkerley, are holding a table quiz very kind and friendly and social evening on towards us and it was an THIS Friday, 17th May, 2019 experience to rememat 8pm in Kennedys Bar ber” stated Leanne. Tables of 4 at €10 per person. Last but not least is Raffle and spot prizes. Criomhthann McGahon who plays young Craigy in the flashback scenes. Criomhthann got the part when impressing casting director Nick McGinley during open auditions in an Tain back in 2017 when he was just ten. According to his mother, Criomhthann really enjoyed the whole process and has recently completed a role in an Ultan Hodgers’ production about the life of well known local poet Jim Craven.

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Weekend of sport to honour Ciaran

The Ciaran Casey Weekend of Sport is fast approaching with Bellurgan FC hosting the tournament once again for the popular annual fundraiser. The fundraiser started off a couple of years ago as a five a side tournament in Bellurgan but last year organisers extended it into a full weekend of sport. Ciaran’s brothers Sean and Stephen also took part in a number of fundraisers including running a marathon to raise money for the Beaumont Richmond Intensive Care Unit. Ciaran was a passionate footballer who started a long career playing football with Muirhevna

Mor, Bay United, Shamrocks, and Dundalk Schoolboys. He joined Bellurgan United in 2000 and continued to line out for the club on a regular basis for over 15 years. Ciaran played his last match with Bellurgan United on Sunday, January 18th 2015 before passing away unexpectedly in the Beaumont Hospital the following Friday. The 37-year old father of one had acute leukaemia which had not been diagnosed previously. Ciaran will be forever loved and remembered by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Ciara, and their little girl Sarah, his parents Tom and Briege, brothers Aidan, Stephen and Seán, and wide cir-

cle of family, friends and teammates. Organisers hope this goes in some way to keep the memory of Ciaran alive in the community that he gave so much to during his short yet meaningful life. Over the last 2 years, fundraising events in Ciaran’s name have proudly raised over €21,000 in aid of the Beaumont Hospital Foundation, and this year, the organisers goal is to raise much needed funds for local charities which were close to Ciaran’s heart. This year for the first time all money raised will be distributed locally to local charities including the Maria Goretti Children’s Respite Centre in Lord-

ship, Co. Louth. The weekend of sport will kick off on Friday 31st May with a sports quiz in Fergusons Bar, Gyles’ Quay which will start at 9pm. It’s €50 for a table of five and the winning team will receive a prize of €500. On Saturday 1st June a five a side tournament will take place in Flynn Park the home of Bellurgan FC. Kick off is at 2pm and each player will pay €10 to take part. After the games are played there will be a celebration night in the Lumpers Bar, Ravensdale with food and music after the Champions League final. A courtesy bus is available. On Sunday 2nd June there will be

a junior seven a side football blitz for U8’s and U9’s once again in Flynn Park, Bellurgan. Kick off is at 11am and it will cost €40 per team. The weekend wraps up in Fitzpatrick’s Bar from 6-8pm. For further details contact Stephen on 0876529225. To ensure the success of this important and poignant fundraiser, we are seeking donations for our spot prize raffle. Would you consider donating a prize to help us achieve our mission? Alternatively, you could donate a monetary contribution via the online fundraising page: https:// www.gofundme.com/ciaran-caCiaran Casey sey-weekend-of-sport-2019.

Work of over 200 volunteers to play a central role at Redemptorist Open Day The contribution of over 200 different people to the day to day running of the St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church will be at the heart of its upcoming Open Day, taking place in the new St Gerard’s Community Hall on Sunday, May 19. The Church and Parish is well known by now as very community driven with literally hundreds of people volunteering throughout 12 ministries - Campanology, Pastoral Council, Children’s Liturgy, Martha Ministers, Youth Ministry, St Gerard’s Senior Citizens, Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, Collectors, Altar Servers, May Lach and Ben Quinn of Scoil Realt na Mara, Dundalk which was honoured with Baptism Team and Music Ministry. Organising Committee Chair the coveted first prize in the Marshes Art for Schools competition

Catherine Shaw said that the Ministry representatives are keen to celebrate at the Open Day. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the new Community Hall and to allow people have a look around at the fantastic facilities that the ministries now have to hand. “It’s also an ideal occasion to introduce people to ministries they may not have known about, or may have been interested in but that they have just never got round to contacting someone about. “Each ministry will have a stand and a representative there to let people know about the work they do and how people can get involved.” The Open Day is expected to be

well attended not just by parishoners, but also by those who may have moved outside the Parish or those who over the years have gained an affinity with the Community via St Gerard’s Novena etc. The Day will also feature a ‘Down Memory Lane’ exhibition featuring images and memorabilia evoking happy memories, many of which will have wonderful stories attached and set to be retold by Nicky McCourt. The Open Day takes place in the new St Gerard’s Community Hall to the rear of St Joseph’s Church on Sunday, May 19 from 3pm with plenty of Children’s entertainment and refreshments served.


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Community Champions An in-depth look at the inspiration, motivation and driving forces behind some of the organisations supported by Dundalk Credit Union's Community Support Fund in 2019.

SOSAD, Dundalk

Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project

Louth County Council who recently fundraised on behalf of SOSAD. SOSAD Ireland - Save Our Sons and Daughters is a suicide prevention and bereavement support charity founded in 2006 by Peter Moroney and the Moroney family after the loss of their son to suicide. SOSAD Dundalk began in Dundalk in October 2010, moving to its office on Jocelyn Street Dundalk in 2014. The team offer free counselling, 24-hour helpline and bereavement supports to those dealing with suicide and its impact. SOSAD Dundalk provides a much-needed support within our community to champion their ethos “There is Always Hope, Don’t Cope Alone.” SOSAD offers free counselling for anyone affected by or experiencing anxiety and depression, suicidal thoughts, and bereavement. Trained volunteers are on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for anyone who may be in distress and in need of professional help and support. Hattie Billingham, coordinator for SOSAD Dundalk said “With the support of Dundalk Credit Union, we can continue our work with those feeling lost or coping with loss through suicide. We rely heavily on the goodwill and generosity of the people of Dundalk and its community. Dundalk Credit Union’s support allows us to work side by side with those deeply affected by Mental Health problems. If anyone is planning to fundraise on behalf of SOSAD, please contact the team who will help publicise and promote the event too. We thank all those who continue to champion SOSAD and fundraise on our behalf.” Lorraine Moran, Director, Dundalk Credit Union added “SOSAD Dundalk provides an invaluable support for Dundalk and its community. They listen without judgement; they

act with compassion. Dundalk Credit Union's Community Support Fund allows the good work of all at SOSAD to continue to be there when they are most needed, supporting our friends, our families, our community.” SOSAD Dundalk’s next big fundraising event is the ever-popular Lip Sync Battle in the Spirit Store. It's being held on the 25th of May, doors opening at 8:30 pm, Guaranteed to be lots of fun. Contact SOSAD Dundalk If you would like to contact SOSAD Dundalk about any of their supports and upcoming events, call 042-9327311 or email sosaddundalk@gmail.com.

Celebrating Dundalk FC at The House. The Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project was first established in 1991. Two derelict unused houses were provided by Dundalk Town Council and were renovated by the people of Cox’s Demesne and its community. The idea for the project grew out of a vision to provide somewhere, within the community, where young people who were excluded from all mainstream programmes, projects and clubs would be welcomed, learn new skills and be given new opportunities. It became known locally as ‘The House’. The mission of The House is to benefit the community and to enable the personal, social and educational development of young people in Cox's Demesne through the delivery of education programmes and service to encourage selfdevelopment and to be actively involved in their community’s development. Over the years, the project has grown and developed. A new extension was built in 1996 making the House now equivalent to four house. While the project would still have a priority for young people at risk, they also offer a general youth service to the community. The House deliver a wide variety of programmes and projects with 250 children & young people availing of their services, such as:

Ciara Solan, SOSAD with Stewart Agnew, Dundalk Credit Union

• An After-School Service (6-12yrs) • Alternative Education Project in Partnership with Ó Fiaich College (13-16yrs) • High Voltage Garda Youth Diversion Project (11-17yrs) • Gaining Ground Probation Project (1618yrs) • North Dundalk Family Support Hub • North Louth Teen Parent Support Programme The House has an excellent voluntary manage-

ment committee of very dedicated people, a super staff team with the interests of the young people always to the fore, young people who inspire & encourage every day and a supportive community. Clodagh O’Mahony, Manager at Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project said “The House is an open, welcoming place where young people can grow and prosper & always feel at home. We believe in each young person and their potential and do everything we can to enable their development. Dundalk Credit Union’s Community Support Fund allows us to continue with our refurbishment programme that increases our capacity to reach out and work, in partnership, with our community.” Upcoming Events Every year The House coordinates the Redeemer Summer Youth Project which takes place for 3 weeks in July with up to 350 children and young people taking part. It is a very popular project & The House rely solely on fundraising & registration fees around this event. Billy Doyle, CEO, Dundalk Credit Union added “Dundalk Credit Union was founded by our community of members, they are our cornerstone, the foundation for all growth and development for us. We see the same community ethos reflected by the team at The House. When you listen to your community and work for your community, the effect and impact is so positive and enabling for everyone. Dundalk Credit Union wish all the staff and volunteers at Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project every success into the future.” Contact The House If you would like to contact the team at The House about any of their supports and upcoming events, call 042 - 933 0432 or email thehouse@ coxsycp.ie

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On Saturday morning as dawn broke, thousands walked from DkIT once again from Darkness into Light on behalf of Pieta House, Ireland’s leading suicide prevention charity. For the first time this year there was a silent kilometre from Hoey’s Lane to the finish to remember those we have lost to suicide, this was a poignant moment for the many families present. Seán Kelly, Event Director, commented: ‘We really appreciate and thank all the sponsors, volunteers and stewards who helped make this event possible. Special words of thanks to Sarah and her team from

KSG Catering for hosting us and the contingent of the Redemptorist Choir who provided an amazing warm up performance”. Pieta House provides round the clock professional support to those seeking help and is available free of charge regardless of your address. “Our committee will work with other voluntary committees in Ardee, Drogheda, Dunleer and Crossmaglen to bring a Pieta House to the Northeast but we need the continued support of the local community to advocate on our behalf,” added Sean. Pieta House 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.

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Coláiste Chú Chulainn students take Canary Wharf by storm

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Bean Ui Riodail, Darren Mundow and Caolán McCabe in London’s Canary Wharf

Caolan McCabe and Darren Mundow from Coláiste Chú Chulainn spent three days in London on Net Éire and Cooperation Ireland’s ‘Futures in Banking’ programme in Morgan Stanley’s office in Canary Warf. The 5th Year students participated in employability and skills workshops focusing on student’s social footprint and interview technique and a presentation from the Irish Deputy Head

of Mission, Gerald Angley. The students also visited the trading floor in Morgan Stanley and were shown around by interns at the international firm. Caolán McCabe from Waterville Crescent described how he networked over lunch with young people working in the City of London and discussed his career paths to their current roles. The Young Irelanders star was taken on a guided tour of

Bloomberg TV Studio in Bank Street and visited the Roman ruins in The City. Darren Mundow from Bay Estate described the Project Management Exercise where he delivered a presentation to invited guests in the Financial Sector. “We had a private tour of Buckingham Palace to finish off the second day which was exciting as all talk was about the imminent arrival of Prince Harry’s baby boy.”

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Locals named runners up in RSA’s Hi-Glo silver award T

Castletown Girls students at the awards ceremony

Scoil Mhuire na nGael students at the awards ceremony

Second class students from Scoil Mhuire na nGael and Castletown Girls National School, Dundalk, Co. Louth were named runners up in the Road Safety Authority’s annual “Hi-Glo Silver” competition for their posters respectively entitled “Go with the Glow!” and “Don’t be a silly billy! Be a clever cat!”. The competition saw entries from over two hundred schools nationwide. The student’s creativity and innovation was rewarded with a day out in Dublin

Castle followed by a trip to Dublin Zoo. Two Hundred and thirty first and second class school children attended the Road Safety Authority’s annual Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver Awards on Tuesday in Dublin Castle to celebrate their achievements in the competition. One of the most energetic road safety events of the year, the RSA hosted children from schools in Cavan, Clare, Cork, Monaghan, Limerick, Louth and Meath to celebrate their excellent dedication to

keeping themselves and their friends and loved ones safe on our roads. Now in its 15th year, entries to both poster competitions grow year on year. The awards were presented by Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive, RSA and David Sheehan, Assistant Commissioner Roads Policing and Major Event Management, An Garda Síochána. On the competition, Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive, RSA said: “It is never too early to start educating our

Concern over latest gun attack

young people on how to be safe on the road. Good road behaviour is learned by example and it is up to each and every one of us to ensure we are setting the right example by wearing our seatbelts and making sure we are wearing high visibility clothing when out cycling or walking. Programmes like Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver help us deliver this important information to our younger road users, who in turn help educate their loved ones on the importance of

could lead to murder. The Dundalk South representative was speaking on Sunday following an early morning incident at a house at Rockfield Manor, Hoey’s Lane, where the

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Success for Coláiste Rís at Junk Kouture finals

pened around 1am. He was contacted by residents after the incident and visited the area on Sunday morning. He urged anyone with in- Coláiste Rís stu- ing. It would seem that formation to bring it to dents are celebrating some of us are taking Gardaí in Dundalk. huge success at the Na- our hearing for granted. tional Junk Kouture Fi- How often do you get your Hearing checked? nal again this year Over 80 secondary Probably not enough. school students sporting With the help of Hid12 Crowe Street, Dundalk their stunning couture den Hearing the team Tel 042 933 6811 designs fashioned from collected thousands of Fax 042 933 3372 junk stormed the stage hearing aid batteries Web www.kmr.ie at the 3 Arena in Dub- and used these to create lin on Thursday May 2, a striking design with a competing at the Grand message to take care of Finale of Bank of Ire- your hearing. The design features a land Junk Kouture. After months of one shouldered design preparations the talented leading to a statement teenagers strutted the train completely covered catwalk with their care- in hearing aid batteries The successful candidate will be courteous, committed to becoming part of our professional team fully choreographed collected from hidden while demonstrating the ability to work on your own initiative in a busy practice environment. routine in the hope of hearing Ireland with Key responsibilities will include: impressing the judges broken speakers used in front of thousands to create a feature back   l  Recording bank transactions on a daily basis. of screaming fans in design. Orange stickers   l  Preparing bank lodgements and administering payments. Irelands largest indoor from the batteries are   l  Credit control duties that will include contacting clients for payment, issuing statements on a used to add colour and venue. monthly basis. to high light the warning “Hear I am, Can you   l  Ensuring all purchases invoices are authorised and recorded. Hear me?” created by message.   l  Receptionist Duties – managing the administration function and all associated duties. The design also Leon Duffy, Paddy O’   l  IT Duties – oversee the IT function in conjunction with external providers. Rourke and Sean Mc features a striking   l  Work closely with other departments within the firm to meet reporting deadlines. Guiness and modelled headpiece and a mask   l  Ensure all work and tasks are done to the highest professional standard within the team. by Leah Louise Conway completely covered in   l  Deal with all queries from partners and staff in a timely and professional manner ensuring that who took to the stage batteries and wires. all advice provided is in line with agreed company procedures and guidelines. Inspiration was taken delivering a deeply im  l  To manage other ad hoc projects as appropriate. portant message of the from couture designdangers of headphones ers timeless black and Key requirements will include: and earphones. So many white collections such   l  Minimum of 7-8 years working in a similar office environment is essential. people these days are as Dolce and Gabanna   l  Third level Business Studies qualification preferable. spending hours on in- and Maxmara, while   l  Ability to work in a fast paced environment and perform well under time constraints and with teractive games using the neon trend is here frequent interruptions. headphones or listening to stay according to the   l  Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook. to music or perhaps driv- spring catwalks 2019.   l  ability to prepare detailed reports and presentations for senior management on a weekly basis. ing long distances with Inspiration was taken   l  Excellent communication skills. an earpiece in place, the from Calvin Klein’s col  l  Enthusiastic and confident with the ability to work as part of a team. powerful sound coming lection which incorpofrom these devices for rated neon reflective 3M If you feel that you have the necessary skills and you want to become part of our professional team long periods of times detailing, that wouldn’t please apply in writing stating the reference to the address above or by email to info@kmr.ie. Closing has to be having a dam- look out of place on a date for receipt of applications is the 17th May 2019. aging effect on our hear- building site.

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seatbelts and hi-visibility clothing. Huge congratulations to all the students and teachers here today who do such a great job in promoting road safety.” ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ are fun, educational road safety programmes, for children in first and second class in primary school. The competition encourages children to get involved in saving lives on the road by teaching them the importance of buckling up andC e wearing high visibility clothing. p t 6 c a a a

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This is Coláiste Rís fourth time competing in the National finals along with their teacher Ms. Mc Caughey. They were represented by “Hear I am, Can you Hear me” who were the only finalists representing Louth. The judges for the competition included Louis Walsh, Doireann Garrihy, Jane Leavey, Dr. Tracy Fahey and Stephen McLaughlin. Coláiste Rís students and Ms McCaughey have had huge success in the last three years

in this competition. In 2017, Pandora’s box won the Overall Eastern Regional Winner and appeared on the Late Late Show and won a trip to the Cannes Film Festival. In 2018, ‘A Chance to Change’, won the prestigious award of Best Performance picked by Louis Walsh. This year the students won “Best Techno Wearable” Award. Which is an award for the best use of technology within a design.

IHF Car Boot Sale

The Irish Heart Foundation are holding a car boot sale in Lordship on Sunday May 19 between 9am and 3pm. The car boot sale will take place in the car park of St Pat’s Gaelic Football ground. Everybody welcome. Call Susan on 087 2559405 or Mona on 087 2891720 for further details.


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Tributes paid locally to the late Feargal Quinn

Tributes have been paid to businessman Feargal Quinn who passed away at his home in Howth on April 24. The 82-year old had plenty of friends in Dundalk and indeed began his empire in the town with the opening of Quinn’s supermarket on Clanbrassil St in 1960 when just 23 years of age. The supermarket closed in 1982 but Feargal would return to Dundalk with the supermarket which was now called Superquinn as the anchor tenant in Carroll Village Shopping Centre in February 1999.

The late Feargal Quinn on a visit to the Superquinn shop in Dundalk

Former Superquinn employees have been sharing their stories of Feargal whose dedication to his employees and customers have become the stuff of legend.

The Superquinn CEO could often be found in his supermarkets packing bags for his customers and helping out wherever he could. One of his former em-

ployees in Dundalk was Pauline from Blackrock who paid her own tribute to the popular businessman. “I was very saddened to hear of Feargal

Quinn’s passing as in my opinion he was the nicest boss you could ever wish to have. I began a four-week training course for Superquinn in February 1999 where we were given a book to read which was written by Feargal called ‘Crowning the Customer’. From the very first time I met him he was warm and kind and he insisted on learning everybody’s first names. He had 5000 people working for him at one stage and every single person got a Christmas card from him each year without

Election candidates are confirmed

Candidates for the upcoming local elections will be stepping up their campaigns over the next couple of weeks as the deadline for May 24th looms large. 60 candidates as well as their teams of canvassers have been busy knocking at doors and pressing the flesh as they aim to claim one of the 29 seats available in the local elections. There will be plenty of familiar faces looking for re-election but also a number of first-time candidates in the five electoral areas of DundalkCarlingford, Dundalk-South, Ardee, Drogheda Urban and Drogheda Ru-

ral. Last Saturday was the final day for submissions and now it is up to the public to pick the 29 candidates they would like to represent them for the next four years. The full list of candidates for the Dundalk and Ardee areas are as follow: Dundalk-Carlingford: CORRIGAN Edel SF, DALY Eoin GP, DUFFY Roisin FG, GARVEY Eugene SF, KEELAN Conor FF, KELLY Seán FF, McGAHON John FG, McGREEHAN Erin FF, WATTERS Antóin SF Dundalk South: BOYLE Niamh REN, BUTLER Marianne GP, CAMP-

BELL Anne SF, COFFEY Emma FF, DOYLE Maria FG, ENGLISH Linus FG, MORGAN Oliver IND, Ó MURCHÚ Ruairí SF, REILLY Liam FF, SHARKEY Tomás SF, YORE Maeve IND Ardee: BYRNE Albert IND, CARROLL Kevin IND, CONLON Hugh D. IND, CONNOLLY Seán GP, MALONE Fintan FF, MARKEY Colm FG, McCOY Finnan FG, McGEOUGH Pearse SF, McKENNA Brendan SF, MINOGUE Dolores FG, MURRAY Enda IND, SHERIDAN John FF, TENANTY Jim IND.

fail. I remember one year when I was sick I received a card in the post from Feargal wishing me a speedy recovery and hoping that I was ok. I’ve heard so many similar stories over the last week from former employees and it’s these little personal touches that stay with you and make you realise what a great person he was. Superquinn opened its doors on the 23rd of February 1999 and closed almost exactly ten years later on February 27th 2009. I can remember Feargal

coming down to say goodbye to us all on the Monday before it closed which is something he didn’t have to do. I really enjoyed my time in Superquinn and I especially enjoyed having a boss with such a good heart as Feargal Quinn. He was a great man and I have nothing but fond memories of him,” stated Pauline. Chamber of Commerce P.R.O also paid tribute to Feargal Quinn stating that the businessman had a great love of the region. “In 2015 Dundalk Chamber in conjunc-

tion with both Newry Chamber and Warrenpoint Chamber made a submission to the All Island Economy Oireachtas Committee. At that presentation Senator Quinn asked a number of questions which allowed me to expand on the presentation I had made. The questions were insightful and demonstrated his great love of the Region. Afterwards he followed this up by making a number of marketing suggestions demonstrating his own expertise,” explained Paddy.

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novena to the sacred heart Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). P.C. When you are in urgent need…. Pray to Saint Expedite Our dear martyr and protector, Saint Expedite. You who know what is necessary and what is urgently needed. I beg you to intercede before the Holy Trinity, that by your grace my request will be granted. (Clearly express what you want, and ask him to find a way to get it to you). May I receive your blessings and favors. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. If Saint Expedite grants your request, place fresh flowers beside his statue in your home or in the church. Also place an advert in the newspaper thanking Saint Expedite, so that his name and fame will grow. B.D.

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Daniel Nordon Heynestown cross with Grandfather Phil Lynch. Winner of Sligo Feis Ceoil 2019 Irish and English Verse Speaking. Filíocht- Corn Phadráig Uí Fhuaráin. “Cúl an Tí” Sean Ó Ríordaín. Junior Yeats “September 1913” Sonnet “Lines written on a Seat on the Grand Canal Dublin.” Favourite poem “On Raglan Road” Patrick Kavanagh. Daniel is a pupil of his mum, Sharon Lynch Nordon. 


DkIT confirms partnership with ABP Food Group

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has confirmed a new partnership agreement with one of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group (ABP). The agreement which will run for three years will include the development of a new DkIT talent up-skilling pathway and increased research collaboration across the science, engineering and business disciplines. Building on their existing long-standing relationship, the new multi-annual partnership between ABP and DkIT will focus on collaboration through academic programme development, joint-research initiatives, and cooperative marketing and sponsorship opportunities. The partnership will also explore the feasibility of developing a new public-private venture to create a dedicated meat industry R&D facility at DkIT. The agreement was announced

today at the DkIT Industry Showcase which was inaugurated by Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and was attended by Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Enterprise Ireland. The DkIT Industry Showcase which took place today was organised by the Regional Development Centre and the Research Office at DkIT and involved participation from more than 100 industry from across the North Leinster South Ulster region. The event included a variety of presentations and workshops from leaders from across industry and academia who demonstrated how engagement has worked in practice and outline how businesses can avail of supports for investment in Research & Innovation. Speakers included Anita Finnegan, CEO at DkIT Spinout, Nova Leah, Martin Kane,

Managing Director and Stuart Murphy, HR Manager of ABP Ireland and Poland, and who jointly led a panel discussion about the importance of industry engagement with Higher Education Institutions. Minister Humphreys delivered a welcome address at the Showcase and took time to meet with researchers from DkIT’s Research Centres and Research Groups who exhibited at the Showcase. Impressed by the energy and the ideas she encountered, the Minister commented, “Today’s showcase demonstrates the huge potential in higher education institutions in Ireland to convert publicly-funded research into ground-breaking technologies and spin-out companies. DkIT has an excellent track record in this regard and from speaking with the researchers I have met here today I feel confident that this will continue.”

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Art Exhibition North Louth Artists’ new exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre runs from May 17 to June 1. The exhibition features a variety of paintings, ranging from abstract to photorealism, in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour, acrylic and tempera, as well as sculpture in bronze and steel.

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Mothers organise fundraiser for Autism Family Fun Day By Paul Byrne

Three Dundalk women have launched a fundraising page to try and fill a void locally in relation to resources for autistic children. Nadine Mulligan, Traci Lennon and Ciara Lennon are on the first steps of a journey which they hope will ultimately see them form a charity which will be a one stop

shop for advice and help for families affected by autism. Nadine’s son Liam is almost two years old and is currently been assessed in relation to his autism. Traci, also has a son called Martin who is in Junior Infants and he also has autism. Ciara is Martin’s aunt and she has teamed up with Nadine and Traci to help raise money to

throw a huge family fun day in aid of autism acceptance. The trio would love to provide a super fun day for all families in the locality, with sensory hours dedicated to kids on the spectrum and also prizes that will directly benefit asd families. This promises to be an inclusive, fun event for all families. A day filled with laughter,

games and lots of memories to be made. There will be entertainment, stalls, games, sensory area, sensory hours, food and drinks and raffles every 30 mins. It is also hoped that vendors will be available to sell asd related resources at a discount price with much needed items such as weighted blankets etc. According to Nadine

there is a lack of resources locally to support families affected by autism and she is hoping that this fundraiser marks the beginning of a charity which will remain long after the family fun day to help local families. “Although it is an autism acceptance event we would like to stress that everybody is invited to come along to our family fun event which we hope to have in August. Obviously, autism is something quite close to our committee’s hearts and we want this to be a sensory friendly event as with regular family fun days can prove to be a bit much for kids with autism who can be affected by the bright

Autism Nadine and Liam.

lights and noise. “We wish to welcome as many people as possible, families of all shapes and sizes, disabilities or not. We plan to make this such a fun enjoyable day. “We are currently looking into the steps involved in becoming a regulated charity as

we hope to eventually become a sort of one stop shop to be able to give advice and help to parents of children with autism. This idea only came to us last week but we’re already very busy organising things and we’ve already secured a venue for August 4. It’s going to be a busy few months ahead but we look forward to the challenge and we welcome any help and support from people around the locality to ensure we have a great day,” stated Nadine. If you would like to support the Autism Family Fun Day event you can visit the trio’s fundraiser gofundme page.

De La Salle raise €1200 for Pieta House

De La Salle raised €1200 for Pieta House through a non-uniform day and coffee morning. Pictured are teachers Emma O’Brien, Emily Phelan and Principal Patricia O’Leary presenting the cheque to Sean Kelly of Pieta House.

recent deaths Ann Duffy (née Mc Guinness), Lower Point Road grandnieces, grandnephew, relatives and friends. and formerly of Oakland Park, Dundalk, unexpect- Fr. Gabriel Harty OP Anne Street, Dundalk/ edly at The Mater Hospital Dublin on Friday May Dublin. Fr Gabriel (Thomas) Harty OP, St Malachys 10. Predeceased by her mum and dad Maureen Priory, Anne Street, Dundalk and formerly of Duband Gerry (late of Oakland Park)and sister in-law lin, peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in his Kay McGuinness. Ann will be sadly missed by her 98th year on Thursday May 9. Fr Gabriel son of the loving daughter Gillian, sons Eamonn, Neill, David late John Joe and Margaret, step son of Delia, brothand Matthew, foster daughters Caitlin and Irene, er of the late Betty, and Sr. Bernadette (Kathleen), brother Jim, son in-law, daughters in-law, grand- and uncle of Mary, Rita, Catherine, John, Gerard and children Christopher, Naomi, Alicia, Seanín, Emma Paul. Deeply regretted by his nephews, nieces, Doand Daniel, great granddaughter Kaycee, aunt minican Community, relatives and friends. Peggy McGailey, nephews, nieces, extended family, David Curran Tully, Edmondstown, Ardee, sudrelatives, neighbours and friends. denly on Tuesday May 7. Sadly missed by his loving Patricia O’Brien 10 Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk, and children Ronan, Criodan and Sinead, his parents Meath, peacefully, in Dealgan House Nursing Home Noel and Bridget, brothers Eugene, John, Noel and on Thursday May 9. Beloved daughter of the late Richard, sisters Margaret and Bridget, nephews and John and Elizabeth and dear sister of Agnes (Whelan) and the late Rose (O’Connor), Elizabeth, Alice nieces and his children’s mother Tina. (Dunne), Matthew, Jack and Mary. She will be sadly Shirley McGeown Priorland Villas, Dublin Road, missed by her sorrowing sister, brother-in-law Joe Dundalk, peacefully in Blackrock Abbey Nursing Dunne, nephews, nieces and a large circle of rela- Home on Wednesday May 8. Predeceased by her tives, neighbours, work colleagues from PJ Carroll parents John and Maisie late of (Priorland Villas), sister Maura Hande (Cluan Enda). Shirley will be and many friends. Columba Ward Clontarf and late of Dundalk, very sadly missed by her loving sisters Harriet peacefully at Beaumont Hospital on Thursday May Thompson (Australia) and Amy McGeown (USA), 9. Predeceased by her sisters Maureen and Eithne nieces Margaret, Catherine, Marie, Caroline and and by her brother Seán; sadly missed by her sister Susan, nephew Michael, extended family relatives Sr. Ita Ward, sister-in-law Gráinne, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.


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Annual DKIT Film Showcase in IMC Cinema The annual end-of-year Film Showcase of work from students on the BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production will take place in the IMC Cinema, Dundalk on Thursday May 16 from 2pm to 6pm. Over the course of the fourhour showcase, the audience will experience a mix of short films, documentaries and music videos, along with TV format dramas and a comedy panel show. Selected work from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year will screen from 2pm to 3pm with the world premiere of the 3rd year industry

standard short fiction films taking place from 3pm to 4pm. With themes ranging from the 1960s moon landing, to the homelessness crisis, mannequins, paranormal activity and grief, there is something for everyone in this year's line up. For the first time this year, 4th year Major Projects will also screen as part of the showcase, all of varying formats and created with specific TV broadcast slots and funding models in mind. They include a new comedy panel show featuring well

known names like comedian Joe Rooney, as well as a documentary about the burning of the Wildgoose Lodge near Ardee, a new police drama set in the future and a touching drama exploring the effects of dementia on a family. All staff on the programme are immensely proud of the work our students have produced this year and acknowledge the endless hours of effort that went into the work that the audience will see now on screen. The Film Showcase is free and open to all.


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