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Wednesday, 16th May, 2018. Vol. 11, Issue 20 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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Students in St Louis Secondary School will spend the next number of weeks in DkIT as all operations are transferred to the campus following the damage to the school in the early hours of Saturday morning. A fire was reported to Dundalk Fire Station just before 3am on Saturday morning with two engines from Dundalk and one from Ardee arriving to the scene to tackle the blaze. It is believed a passer-by who was about to partake in the Darkness Into Light fundraiser reported the fire. A prefab was destroyed in the blaze but the quick response of the emergency services ensured the fire

didn’t spread to the main building. The prefab had two rooms, a study hall and technology room. Acting principal Michelle Dolan thanked the fire services who she said ‘worked tirelessly all night’ to save the main school building. She also assured worried parents and students that there is a procedure in place to deal fairly with pupils who have lost project work during the fire. “A Garda forensic team are continuing their work this morning and a number of classrooms are out of commission due to health and safety issues with broken glass, electricity & water supplies and some smoke damage.

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“The insurance company will send a professional team today to begin the clean-up. We have made a lot of progress over the weekend and have had discussions with the Department of Education and Skills to begin planning to repair the school and replace lost rooms. We have also had reassurance from the State Exams Commission that they have a procedure in place to deal fairly with the exam candidates who have lost project work in the recent fire and will work closely with the school this week,” explained Michelle. “It has been a challenging 48 hours but we have had amazing support from the Board of Management, our founders the Sisters of St Louis, Department of Education Building & Transport sections, State Exams Commission, Le Chéile, JMB, Allianz and local friends,students, parents and colleagues in other schools/ colleges, from all sectors, who have rallied to offer help


in Brief Thanks

The staff, pupils, BOM and Parents Association of Scoil Naomh Lorcan Omeath would like to thank everyone who supported and donated prizes for the Bingo Fundraiser night in the Granvue Hotel.

IHF Sale The next summer Car Boot Sale in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place next Sunday May 20 in St Patrick’s GAA complex, Lordship between 10am and 3pm. Cars €15, vans €20. For bookings contact 087 2559405 or 087 6479715.

and support. “The school’s motto is Ut Sint Unum or We are one and we have certainly felt the amazing power of teamwork and mutual support, in action, this weekend,” stated Michelle. Following talks with DkIT on Sunday and Monday it was announced by Michelle that all school operations for the next few weeks would be transferred to the campus on the Dublin Road. According to Michelle the campus in DkIT is fully prepared and ready to take in the students. She also praised the Department of Education for their role in ensuring the smooth transfer of operations. “The facilities provided by DkIT allow us to continue to provide all of our normal activities. “It is envisaged that the Junior and Leaving Certificate students will locate to the DkIT campus and run as normal on Tuesday May 15 with all other classes resuming on Wednesday 16. Following intense planning on all sides, the Institute campus is

fully prepared and ready”. “The entire school will relocate for the next few weeks to DkIT and for the duration of the State Exams. Providing excellent teaching and learning to our students is our priority as well as providing a safe and calm learning environment for all, including exam candidates while they continue to prepare for state exams. “An Annual Awards night, planned for Thursday May 17, will go ahead in the school gym as this area is safe. The transport section of the Department of Education and Skills has engaged with the school authorities and support is being provided from Bus Eireann who will carry any student who needs transportation to the DkIT campus from St. Louis School Fatima gate. “Discussions are ongoing with the Department of Education and Skills to begin planning to repair the school and replace lost rooms and we look forward to returning to our home base in St. Louis by August,” Ms Dolan concluded.

1 Eurovision What country came second behind Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest? 2 Politics Who is the current Chancellor of Germany? 3 Prisoners On which island was Nelson Mandela incarcerated for 27 years, from 1962-90? 4 Medicine Pertussis is the medical term for which childhood illness? 5 Entertainment In which country was escapologist Harry Houdini born? 6 Geography Belfast is situated on which river? 7 Human Body Which is the largest joint in the human body?

8 Insects The Colorado Beetle attacks what crop? 9 Professions What animals does a mahout work with? 10 Celebrity Who is the highest earning dead celebrity? Stinker Roughly how many seconds are there in a year?

—this week’s answers— 1. Cyprus 2. Angela Merkel 3. Robben Island 4. Whooping cough (Latin, per means extreme, tussis means cough) 5. Hungary 6. River Lagan 7. Knee 8. Potato 9. Elephants 10. Michael Jackson. His estate earned $75m in 2016. Stinker - 31½ million (60 x 60 x 24 x 365 = 31,536,000).

Huge support for St Louis after blaze

St Nicholas’s School Farm visit Children from St Nicholas’s National School in Dundalk were treated to an educational and fun morning down at the farm last Tuesday morning courtesy of Farmyard in Your Schoolyard is run by Ashley O’Rourke who brings his farm animals to schools all over the country to give children an educational lesson about life on the farm. The children were brought down to the farmyard next door to the school and got to meet various animals including chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and even a young goat who was happily munching

hay in his pen as the children looked on. Ashley let the children hold and pet each animal while giving them a little bit of information about each animal. They were shown how to correctly pick up the animals and how to hold them as well as given information on their habits and diets. Children were then invited to ask any questions they had about any of the animals and after the session they left a lot more knowledgeable about life on the farm. Further information about the mobile farmyard can be found at www.farmyardschoo- Ashley O’Rourke with Sebastian and Robyn at St Nicholas tional School

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Brendan Lawlor claims second European trophy There was more success recently for talented golfer Brendan Lawlor as he claimed his second EDGA tour win of the season. Having claimed the biggest victory of his young golfing career earlier this year in Portugal the Louth Village man has backed that up with another sensational victory at the Pas de Calais Handigolf Open in France. The European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) was formed in Wiesbaden in the year 2000 by organisations representing golfers with disability from seven countries. Today the association is

Brendan with his trophy

made-up of the National Governing Bodies from 23 countries. 21-year-old Brendan who is a member of

Dundalk Golf Club put in a fantastic display to win the tournament by four shots from Britain’s Ashley Harris. On a tough course with lightening greens Brendan carded rounds of 74 and 78 to take home the top prize. Brendan who was born with Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome, a bone growth disorder that leads to shorter limbs only joined the EDGA tour just before Christmas and has already notched up two victories. According to Brendan his performance in that tournament gave him plenty of confidence

going into next month’s prestigious European Individual Championships in Portugal. “It was great to pick up my second EDGA victory on what was a beautiful but very challenging course. “I played pretty well on the first day and finished +1 which was two shots clear of a British playercalled Ashley Harris. It ended up being a straight shootout between myself and him on the final day and to be honest neither of us played great and we sort of dragged each other down a bit. “I managed to get a good birdie on the 13th

a hole which he had a double-bogey so I sort of knew I had the win after that. The win has given me plenty of confidence ahead of the European Individuals which take place in Portugal next month. “It’s on the same course (Troia) where I won my first EDGA event earlier on this year so that’s another factor that should see me go well,” stated Brendan. The European Individual Championships will take place in Troia, Portugal between June 6 and 9. It is a flagships event for the EDGA Tour.

Car boot sale in aid of Rape Crisis North East

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come along to their Car Boot Sale on Sunday 20th May, 2018 in McEvoy’s Car Park, Bachelor’s Walk entrance. Admission for buyers is €2.00 per person, free entry for children attending with parents. Organised by Rape Crisis North East, the event takes place from 10:00am

to 4:00pm and sellers with their cars can set-up from 9:00am at a fee of €10.00 per car and €15.00 per van. This is a great opportunity to sell on some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items. All proceeds will go to Rape Crisis

North East to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of Women, Men and Teenagers attending the service. Prior booking for sellers is essential. To book your space contact Rape Crisis North East Centre on 042 - 9339491 or email

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Fury at reports of charge for ‘free’ smear tests Sinn Féin TD for Louth Imelda Munster has today expressed fury at reports from women in the Louth area who have been told that the free smear tests prom-

ised by Simon Harris in the wake of the Cervical Check scandal will cost up to €85 if women elect to have their smear tests analysed in this State, rather than outsourced

to American labs. Deputy Munster said: “I received calls today from women in my constituency who were outraged to learn from their GPs this week that

they would have to pay €85 for a repeat smear test, despite claims made by Ministers Simon Harris and Regina Doherty that free smear tests would be available


in Brief

“Feet On The Street Against The HSE” A group of concerned people from Dundalk are organising a rally on Saturday May 19, to show solidarity with the women of this country that are caught up in the cervical cancer misdiagnosis. People are asked to gather at the Thomas J Clarke Park, at 4pm (opposite the Pet Shop) on Linenhall Street to march from there to the Market Square where there will be a guest speaker present to address the crowd. All are welcome to attend.

for all women who had concerns about the Cervical Check scandal and wished to take an additional test. “I am told that a letter was sent by Minister Harris to all GPs, advising that the “free” repeat smear tests are only to

be given free of charge if the lab work is sent to America for testing. “In cases where women choose for their lab work to be carried out in this state, they have been asked to pay €50 for a GP visit and €35 for the smear test.

“For reasons that must be obvious even to the Government since Vicky Phelan went public with her story, many women in Ireland have lost confidence in the outsourcing of lab tests to the United States, and would prefer that their

tests be carried out at home. “After all that’s happened the government should arrange to have free smear tests carried out and tested in Ireland. It’s the least they could do,” stated Ms Munster.

St Vincent’s students present Sister Act The incredibly talented St. Vincent’s Transition Year students are set to tread the boards in what will mark their twelfth consecutive school musical, staging the worldwide smash-hit Sister Act. Following the enormous success of last year’s show Billy Elliot, which was entirely sold out for its three day run, directors Victoria O’Hagan and Laura Jones are bringing this high-energy musical extravaganza to Dundalk this May. Inspired by Emile Ardolino’s film which starred Whoopi Goldberg, the musical follows Deloris, a struggling cabaret artist whose no-good, sometime boyfriend Curtis threatens her life after she witnesses the gangland hit on snitch, Ernie. Follow the thrills and spills as Deloris attempts to hide her larger than life personality in a convent in downtown Philly amongst The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith. Her musical talent breaks

St Vincent students getting ready for Sister Act

down the barriers that divide the community, bridging the gaps with music, dancing and unfailing joie de vivre. The musical is brought to life by the visually stunning set created by the immensely talented teacher Carmel Clyne who this year has

taken inspiration from the renowned Irish artist, Mainie Jellett. Innovative costumiers, Anne Stacey Coburn and Dervilia Hargadon, have conceived of, designed and created a unique and dramatic wardrobe with custom-made costumes

for the entire cast. The curtains will be raised on this exciting premiere in St. Vincent’s school hall where the show will run from Thursday May 17 until Saturday May 20. Curtains up at 7pm sharp, doors open from 6.30pm.

Caolan reclaims club championship title Caolan Rafferty regained the Club Championship on Saturday when shot a seven under par total of 137 to win the 36 hole event by nine shots from fellow plus player Aaron Grant. Grant, who is now off plus three, was battling a head cold as well as the course and in the circumstances did remarkably well to produce two rounds of 73 to take second place. Conor Curran (2) took the best nett with a score of 145 after nett rounds of 73 and 72. Fergal Sexton picked up his third win of 2018 when he won PGA Tankard on Sunday. Last month Sexton (11) won back to

back Wednesday Open competitions and produced similar form to claim the overall victory by two points from Shane McGuinness (19) with Andrew Keenan (3) recording the best gross score of the day. The category prizes were won by Zak Alderdice (9), Kieran Reidy (15) and the in-form Mark Browne (17). Browne started 2018 with handicap of 22 and began last week with a handicap of 20, but lost three shots after he shot a spectacular 42pts to win the Semi-Open Singles Stableford competition on Bank Holiday Monday by seven points from Kyle Rafferty (4) and

Michael McDermott (16). Wednesday’s Open Singles Stableford competition was won by Garett Duffy (4) with 39pts with Aaron Grant (+2) just a point behind with 38pts which was enough to see his handicap lowered to +3. Eoin Murphy was part of a three man Ireland U18 team which took part in the Fairhaven Trophy in England and he finished 13th in the individual competition after rounds of 71, 75, 74 and 71. He also led Ireland to ninth place in the team event. The performance has moved Murphy up to sixth in the Bridgestone Order of Merit.

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Tony Golden Memorial Cycle The third annual Tony Golden Memorial Cycle was launched in Dundalk Garda Station on Wednesday May 9. This year the cycle takes place on September 22 and covers two routes of 55km and 110 km taking in Blackrock and Omeath, as Garda Golden resided in Blackrock and was stationed in Omeath. All proceeds are going to Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, National children’s cancer charity. Present in the photograph are Nicola Golden, Mick Roch-

ford from Aoibheanns Pink Tie, Chief Supt Christy Mangan, Supt Gerry Curley and Supt Andrew Watters, Louth

Division along with members of the Garda Tony Golden Memorial Cycle Committee and IPA cycling club.

A fundraising table quiz is also being held on May 17 in Brubakers, Park St, Dundalk at 9pm.

Good start for Quay Celtic Ladies

Quay Celtic Ladies team have made a big impression at the start of the league campaign with victories over Terenure and Donnycarney. Against Terenure, goals from Reanne Condon ane Ciara Woods had their side 2-0 up at half time. In the second half assists from Nicole Sheeran helped Ciara complete her hat-trick while Emily Thompson completed the scoring in a 5-1 win. Next for the Ladies was an away game at Donnycarney in Clontarf

on Wednesday evening and they maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory in a physical encounter with an impressive 3-1 victory. Some neat play between Emily Thompson and Reanne Condon found Samantha Newman on the wing and a low cross was by the onrushing Kerrie Gregory who fired home after ten minutes. Goal number two came when Ciara Woods was hacked down just outside the box and Shauni Carraher punished the hosts by

drilling the resulting free kick into the net. Just before half time Quay showed their dominance with a third goal when Sarah McAleer found Alannah Kelly who slipped past her opponent and calmly slotted home. The second half continued in the same vein with Quay unlucky not to extend their lead through Alisha Sharkey and Caoimhe Murnaghan, a late consolation didn’t change the pattern of the game and the Dundalk side were able to comfortably see out the match.


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Did you know?

In Britain,

97% of abortions are on healthy babies.

The government’s abortion proposal will also allow this to happen here in Ireland. It allows abortion for ANY reason at all for the first 12 weeks of a baby’s life - because the baby is a girl, or a twin, or even because she or he is just inconvenient. This is abortion on demand. Late-term abortions would also be legal up to 6 months on mental health grounds, just like the British model of abortion. Removing the 8th Amendment will leave EVERY unborn boy or girl with NO constitutional rights before they are born.

Don’t be fooled: this a not “limited” abortion proposal, this is abortion on demand.

NO vote

Real compassion doesn’t kill. Vote No.

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Darren Taaffe’s 30th Birthday

Another good week at golf club It was another good weekend for Dundalk Golf Club on the interclub front with three teams advancing although it was tinged with disappointment that the Mens’ Pierce Purcell team just missed out on qualifying for the matchplay stages of their qualifier in Balbriggan while the Ladies Junior Foursomes side lost narrowly to Headfort. There were wins for the Men’s All-Ireland Fourball Team and the Ladies Junior and Minor Cup teams all whom had to come through tough tests. The All-Ireland Fourball team, managed by Frank Byrne and Larry Soraghan, are into the last 16 of the Leinster section after a super 3.5 to 1.5 win over neighbours Greenore on Saturday. The Dundalk pairing of Eamonn McEneaney and Joe Flanagan held a one hole lead playing the last and when McEneaney sank a 30ft putt for par it looked all over but Green-

Dundalk Golf Club’s Ladies Minor Cup team which defeated Balbriggan on Sunday in Luttrellstown. From left: Elizabeth McGuinness (Team Manager), Geraldine Blackmore, Marie McGuigan, Ide McDermott, Briege Renaghan, Bernie Prendergast.

ore holed their 12ft birdie putt to send the match into sudden death. However, the Dundalk pairing came out on top on the first play-off hole when Flanagan sank a 20ft putt for victory. That gave Dundalk the crucial third point as earlier Colm Garvey and David Cairns had recorded a 3&2 victory. In Dundalk, Peter O’Brien and Dermot McKenna claimed an impressive 5&4 victory.

Michael Keating and Michael Begley, playing in the third match in Greenore, lost out 4&3. The final match in Dundalk saw the home pairing of Adrian Kenny and Gerry McDermott come from three down after six holes to lead by one hole after 13 and the match was level standing on the 16th tee box when the pairings were called in. The Ladies Junior Foursomes team, which is managed by Maria Kerr

and Violet McGeady, were beaten 2-1 in the second round on Saturday in Mannan Castle by Headfort despite winning the opening match but there was much better news on Sunday when both the Junior and Minor Cup teams advancing to the next stage of their respective competitions. The Junior Cup team, under the stewardship of Maeve Ahern and Anne Murray, faced Co Meath in Kilcock and three great

wins by Pauline Campbell, Lady Vice-Captain Criona O’Reilly and Elaine Ward secured the victory for Dundalk and a place in the third round of the competition. The Minor Cup team, managed by Jacinta Foran and Elizabeth McGuinness, met Balbriggan the third round at Luttrellstown and the three points needed to advance to the fourth round were duly delivered by Ide McDermott, who won by 3&2, Marie McGuigan, who won 4&3 and Briege Renaghan who also won the 15th,. The other members of the team were Geraldine Blackmore and Bernie Prendergast. The Men’s Pierce Purcell team, managed by Seamus Bailey and Billy Cairns, finished seventh in qualifying at Balbriggan with the cumulative score of 357 by the five scotch foursomes pairings just five shots short of the total needed to qualify for the semi-finals. Greenore eventually won through.

DkIT lecturer launches new book on women in European Holocaust films Lecturer in the Department of Creative Media, Arts and Music, Dr. Ingrid Lewis has launched a new book entitled ‘Women in European Holocaust Films: Perpetrators, Victims and Resisters’ published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book was launched at an official ceremony by DkIT Creative Arts Research Centre at DkIT in April 2018. This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators,

victims and resisters. The official launch was formally opened by the President of DkIT, Dr. Michael Mulvey, who noted Dr. Lewis’ academic achievements to date, her Romanian heritage and her positive contribution to the Institute. Noting that the launch of a book is one of the highest achievements in academia, event host Dr. Gerard Bob McKiernan, Head of the School of Informatics and Creative Arts, highlighted the positive reception amongst academics for Dr. Lewis’ book, reading commendations from renowned scholars from Ireland, the US Daithí Malone and Tadhg Traynor with their first and the UK. place trophies from the Downpatrick Feis

deaths Gerry Clifford New Street, Dundalk, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Monday May 14. Predeceased by his brother Frank, he will be very sadly missed by his cousins and extended family, relatives, wonderful friends and neighbours. Brendan Cassidy Artnalivery, Ardee and formely of Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh, peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, on Friday May 11. Brendan will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kay, his children Shane, Ciara and Clare (Tierney), daughter-in-law Maria, son-in-law David, grandchildren Ethan, Zarah, Charlie, Robyn, Sylvia and Myles, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Gerard (Sparky) Clarke Fatima Park, Dundalk, peacefully, surrounded by his family at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, on Friday May 11. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Bernadette. Sparky will be very sadly missed by his loving daughter Sharon Smith, sons Andrew and Gary and their mother Margaret (née Fox), sister Mary Cooney, brothers Kevin and Peter, son in-law Anthony, Andrews and Garys partners Catherine and Hannagh, grandchildren Zara and Robyn, brothers and

sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, relatives, wonderful friends and neighbours. Dessie Gorman Lennon-Melia Terrace, Dundalk, peacefully, in the care of the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, Louth County Hospital, on Friday May 11. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Eileen, grandson Lee Luchessi, brothers Johnny, Peter, Joe and Paul, nephew Anthony, niece Lisa and brother-inlaw Donald. He will be sadly missed by his sorrowing daughter Carla Luchessi, brother Lenny, sisters Rose, Bridgie and Ann, grandsons David, Adam and Luca, Carla’s partner David, sisters-in-law Anne, Cheryl, Kathleen and Patsy, Paul’s partner Kathleen, Anne’s partner Stephen, his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Joe KELLY snr coal merchant, Bellurgan Point, Dundalk, peacefully surrounded by his family in the Louth County Hospital, on Friday May 11. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Elizabeth, brothers Feilim and Oliver. He will be very sadly missed by his loving son Joseph, daughters Grace, Carol and Josephine, thier partners and 9 grandchildren, brothers Eddie, Eugene and Vincent, sisters

Maureen, Christina and Margaret, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends. Peadar-Christopher Quinn Castle Park, Dundalk, peacefully at his residence on Thursday May 10. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Annie. Peadar, beloved husband of Pauline (née Cunningham) and loving dad of Sandra, Mark, David and Nicola. He will be very sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, sons and daughters in-law Mark, Ruth, Lynn and Eddy, grandchildren Anna, Tommy, Ben, Olly, Calum, Harris and Luca, brothers and sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends. Bridget (Bridie) Bruen (née Whelan), Ardan Genteli, Omeath, and Hacketstown, Carlow, peacefully in the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin on Wednesday May 9. Predeceased by her husband Jack, brother Eddie and sister Mary. Deeply regretted by her daughter Catherine, son Michael, daughterin-law Charlotte, Catherine’s partner Frank, grandsons Matthew and Patrick, sister Harriet Brophy (Kellistown), brothers Willie (Hacketstown), Jim (Rathdangan) and Oliver

(Malahide), sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Dorothy Rogers (née Larkin) `Kia-Ora`, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, peacefully, in the Mater Private Hospital, on Wednesday May 9. Dorothy, much loved wife and best friend of the late Patsy (Mc Geoughs Funerals), devoted mother of Patricia, Rosemary and Annmarie, cherished nana of Patrick, Oisín, Irene and Rían, adored great-nanny of Molly and sister of the late Maura McCartney, Rita Murphy and Theresa Kieran. Deeply regretted by her daughters, grandchildren, greatgranddaughter, sons-in-law Michael Molloy, Declan McDonnell and Alan Bourton, Oisin’s fiancé Sinead, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Matsy Kelly Sheffield, England and late of Carrickedmond, Kilcurry, Dundalk, peacefully at home in Sheffield, England, on Wednesday May 25. Beloved son of his late parents Anthony and Kathleen and cherished brother of Brendan. Matsy will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his brother, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends and by all that knew and loved him. continue rapid growth as 20 new jobs are announced

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situations vacant RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES NEGOTIATOR/VALUER REA Gunne Property Dundalk are looking for an experienced residential sales negotiator/qualified valuer to join their team. Qualifications & requirements: • MIPAV or equivalent with residential valuer qualifications. • PSRA Licence holder • Experience of residential property sales • Car owner with full drivers licence • Flexible to cover appointments outside normal working hours Apply by emailing your CV & cover letter to Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence

The success of local transport firm has been further underlined with the announcement of 20 new coach drivers jobs at the company. The award-winning company carries 4,500 passengers a day on 145 services to and from the north east to Dublin. To fill the full and part-time positions, are holding an open recruitment day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk on Saturday May 26 from 10am to 2pm. “We have received numerous awards for

our ground-breaking work in the areas of management, safety and energy conservation, but we are most proud of the bond that our drivers have with our customers,” Managing Director Paddy Matthews. “Due to expansion, we are looking for drivers with a valid D licence to join our team, which operates from a very accessible base ten minutes from Dundalk and 20 minutes from Ardee and Newry. “We offer excellent rates of pay and a company pension including death in service benefits. “Drivers will have


the advantage of working with a modern fleet, in a friendly company, with CPC modules supplied free of charge. “As an age friendly company, we do not have a defined retirement age, and pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. “Drivers receive a company phone and uniform, and ongoing training is an integral part of our culture, as is adoption of technology to make daily duties easier. “The team, including some of our drivers, will be at the Crowne Plaza for an informal chat with people interested in joining a company that

has set standards. “We are the only transport company in Ireland to have alcolocks installed – and every Matthews coach and support vehicle carries one of the dePaddy Matthews vices.

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Drivers Open Recruitment Day Saturday, May 26, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk

Award-winning passenger transport company are holding an open recruitment day for drivers from 10am-2pm.

Come along, meet the team, and find out why is the place to be for drivers. Working from an accessible base, ten minutes from Dundalk and 20 minutes from Newry and Ardee, offers drivers full and part-time positions driving in a modern fleet. If you hold a valid D licence, come along and find out how you would fit into the team. We offer: • excellent rates of pay • company pension • full and part-time positions • CPC modules free of charge • uniform supplied • 20 days paid leave • nine paid bank holidays • modern fleet Refreshments served See for more details


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in Brief

GDS Show In An Tain

Geraldine’s school of Drama is delighted to announce its annual production in An Tain Arts Centre. On May 1 the school will present ‘A Charmed Life’ a magical tale of sorcery, love and finding oneself. This fun adventure will be performed by GSD school and directed by Geraldine Kieran. For more information contact geraldine@ 087-1914076.

Geraldines GFC Lotto

Congratulations Thomas Soraghan, Ardee Road, Dundalk, who won the €20,800 jackpot in the Geraldines GFC lotto with numbers drawn 1, 5, 14, 15.

St Mary’s GFC Lotto

This week’s St Mary’s GFC lotto jackpot was not won, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21 and 27. The lucky dips were as follows €50 Patrick McCormack, €20 Joan Dolan, €20 Agnes Scott and €20 Michelle Scanlon. Next week’s jackpot will be €4400.

Kevin’s portrait raises Man warned not €2600 for Make A Wish to drive again By Paul Byrne

Broughton Street artist Kevin Haughey helped raise €2600 for the Make A Wish Foundation as his portrait of Samuel Beckett was sold at auction recently. Kevin, one of the town’s most talented artists was approached by the Make A Wish foundation ad asked to donate a painting to the Make A Wish Ireland Crystal Ball which took place at the end of April. Kevin was delighted to oblige and offered a painting he had recently completed of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. Initially Kevin thought his painting was going to be raffled off and given away as a prize but when he arrived at the glittering ball he was told that his painting was actually a part of the auction that evening. According to Kevin he was delighted but nervous when told of this news. “I was excited that my painting was going

Kevin Haughey with the portrait of Samuel Beckett

up for auction but at the same time I was a bit nervous in case nobody bid for it which would have been a bit embarrassing. Thankfully the auctioneer started proceedings by saying he would accept nothing less than €1000 for it and very quickly it reached €2600 which turned out to be the win-

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ning bid. I was shocked it went for so much as I was sort of hoping it would reach €750. “The whole thing came about after representatives from Make A Wish saw some of my paintings on my facebook page. They contacted me through my wife’s aunt who is well known in charity circles

around Dublin and when I was asked to donate I a painting I immediately agreed. It’s a very worthwhile cause and I’m delighted I was able to help the cause. “It was a great evening and I got to rub shoulders with Imelda May and Paddy Cole which was cool. A few days later I got a message from the mother of a terminally ill child thanking me for my donation which was heart-warming to receive,” stated Kevin All money raised from the ball will go to MakeA-Wish Ireland who grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. Since 1992, Make-AWish has granted wishes for more than 2,200 brave children across Ireland, including 221 wishes granted in 2017 alone. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.

A man who pleaded guilty to a number of motoring charges including drink driving and no insurance was warned that if he drove again he would face a long time in Mountjoy. Michael Ward (25) Bay 3, Woodland Park, Dundalk, had the case against him put back to July 18 for a Probation Report. Judge John Coughlan stated that he would consider 240 hours Community Service in lieu of five months in jail. The defendant pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on April 13 on the Inner Relief Road this year at a time when he was disqualified. Judge Coughlan imposed a 10-year ban and €100 fine. He also admitted a drink driv-

ing charge at Doolargy Ave, Muirhevnamor, on January 2, 20016 and was disqualified for one year. Solicitor, Siobhan Murphy, stated that her client was a married man and his wife was due their second baby at the end of May. In putting the case back to July 18, Judge Coughlan, warned Mr Ward not to drive again.

Dundalk Library celebrates Bealtaine Festival (celebrating creativity in older age) with a host of events to suit all tastes: Thursday May 17 at 6pmKavanagh’s Big Fair DayMemories of Patrick Kavanagh with Art and Una Agnew and

book launch with Constance Shortt. Thursday May 24 at NoonDundalk Men’s Sheds Choirmusic performance by the Dundalk Men’s Sheds. Places are limited so booking is essential.

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LYNCH 4th ANNIVERSARY In loving memory of Frank/ Francie Lynch, late of 98 Avenue Road, Dundalk, who died 18th May, 2014. Anniversary Mass in Redemptorist Church, Friday, 18th May, at 7.30 pm. Lovingly remembered, Though sadly missed, Gone but not forgotten. —Remembered always by your  wife Patricia, family and friends.

novena 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). J.C.

novena 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). T.B. 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). J.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). L.F.

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Community Room Opens In Long Walk

articles wanted WANTED FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES—Dundalk FC Ireland etc. Preferably 1970s of earlier, particularly friendly’s & Europeans. Contact G @ 089-416-4410

counselling SHAMANIC COUNSELLING—Shamanic Healing preliminary one to one consultation, 30 mins. Investment E20. For app. Tel. Peter 085 837 1708. FBK - Heaven Sent - Shamanic Healing Practice.

The Art as Exchange group launched the summer programme of events.

Longwalk Shopping Centre has announced the opening of a brand new community room. concert tickets for sale The aim of this multi pur2 TICKETS FOR BILLY JOEL—Saturday 23rd pose room is to provide a June, Aviva Stadium. Block 510, Row G. €100 space for the community to each O.N.O. Contact 087-769-5567 host meetings, deliver work4 TICKETS FOR ED SHEERAN—Friday 18th shops or classes, display art, May. €80 each. Contact 086-772-6324. provide training etc. Manager of the Longwalk Shopping Centre Elaine McGeough stated that she was thrilled with the opening of

the room to the public. “The centre has always aimed to be a friendly, welcoming and community centric place and this room will add to our offering with creative and fun local initiatives. “To launch the Summer programme of events the centre has teamed up with Art as Exchange (AAEX), a group of local artists to bring you interactive and creative workshops aimed at having

fun while bringing out your inner creativity. In addition our Community Room will showcase individual members art practices in an exhibition that will run until May 29. If you are interested in using the space for a class, meeting or gathering then please contact the Longwalk manager Elaine McGeough .

A man who failed to appear at Dundalk District Court was disqualified from driving for two years after being convicted of driving without insurance. Peter Cumaskey (35), no fixed abode, was stopped by Gardai at Doolargy Avenue, Muir-

hevnamor, on November 24, 2016, and failed to produce documents. Solicitor, Paula Tiernan, stated that she had been unable to contact the defendant in relation to the case, and that he had failed to appear to answer the case at a

previous sitting. She added that Mr Cumaskey had suffered from mental health difficulties and had been in and out of hospital. In convicting, Judge John Coughlan imposed a two-year ban and €50 fine.

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Sharon Shannon at An Tain Sharon Shannon will perform at An Táin Arts Centre on Friday, May 25 at 8pm. In support of her most recent album, 2017’s “Sacred Earth”, Sharon

Shannon brings her tour to An Táin Arts Centre. Combining traditional Irish music with African and blues music, the album is an exciting collaboration

with celebrated African musicians, Abass Dodoo and Seikou Keita as well as including Finbar Furey and Alyra Rose. This is guaranteed to be a wonderful evening of music. Throughout her career, Sharon Shannon has recorded and toured with a whole host of Irish and international musi-

cians, including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy and Alison Krauss. “Sharon Shannon & Band” come to An Táin Arts Centre on Friday May 25 at 8pm. Tickets cost €22.50. Booking at An Táin Arts Centre or 9332332.

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Student Night

Friday 18th

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Many Dundalk acts lined up for Vantastival

Vantastival returns to Beaulieu House and Gardens this June bank holiday weekend and Dundalk musicians have a very strong presence on this year’s line up. Local acts Elephant, Nix Moon, Third Smoke, Sonnets & Sisters, Video Blue, Ines Khai, Sophie Coyle and the Off Key Collective will all appear on a bill

of over 80 Irish acts, topped by The Stunning and Le Galaxie. Now in its ninth year, Vantastival is one of Ireland’s most unique independent music festivals, a relaxed and super friendly event attracting enthusiastic campervanners and tent campers alike, sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Vantastival is known for the diversity and quality of its line up, while other attractions at this year’s festival include the very popular Volkswagen Campervan Cook-off. Dog-loving festival-goers can enter their pooches to compete in the ‘golden oldie’ and ‘best rescue dog’ categories among others. The festi-

val also has interactive art installations, fire shows, stand-up comedy, open mic, eco workshops, festival traders and a host of children’s activities. Celtic Adventures will even be on site with an adventure sport area including water zorbing, shooting, archery and much more. Vantastival has something

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The Old Dundalk Society is hosting a lecture in St Nicholas’s Parish Church (Green Church) on Wednesday May 23 commencing at 7pm. The event will include a tour of the church and graveyard. The church was built circa 1226 but it has been altered and repaired many times over the years. As you will see from the plaque inside the church it was restored in 1707 after the wars of the seventeenth century. The spire was erected in 1787 to the design of Francis Johnston. The graveyard was closed for burials in 1896. The oldest tomb is that to Thomas Field who died in 1536, the graveyard includes a number of monuments of note. This is a rare opportunity to visit this historic church and graveyard. Patrons are advised to come early, as there is limited capacity available at the lecture venue, and assemble inside the church on arrival. Please note the earlier time of lecture. Voluntary contribution at the door.

for everyone, with or without a campervan. Vantastival 2018 will take place from Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3 at Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda. 3-day, 2-day and single day tickets are on sale now from and

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17th May €10 & €15

Simon & Garfunkel

Fri 18th May - €25

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“Simply The Best” Sat 19th May €25

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2nd – 6th July €300

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Snooker Exhibition

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Sat 18th Aug

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Plenty of us have got stuck into the spring cleaning in the last few weeks, but why stop at the house? Now is a great time to give your car the once over, inside and out – especially if you plan on clocking up the miles at home or abroad during your summer holidays. Here is AA IRELAND’s essential checklis. Tyres Your tyres keep you on the straight and narrow so it pays to look after them. Now is the time to check the tread depth on all four of them – while the legal minimum is 1.8mm, we recommend no less than 3mm for safe driving. Don’t forget to check the tyres for signs of wear and tear too, and consult a tyre specialist if you have any concerns. Finally, top them up with air. You can do this for free at many petrol stations – check your manual or search online to find out the right tyre pressure for your car’s make and model. Oh, and make sure you have a spare if there’s space for one in your vehicle. Oil check If you want to keep your car running smoothly, you need to do a regular check of the quantity and condition of the oil in your engine – monthly and before any long journey. Make sure you have enough oil – and that it’s in good nick – by using the dipstick in your engine. Park on level ground and make sure the engine has been off for a few minutes to let it cool and settle. Locate and remove the dipstick, wipe clean with a cloth and replace it fully. Then pull it out and check the oil level against the markings on the stick. These vary from engine to engine but you should be able to see two marks – high and low. If the oil level is between the two marks then you have no problem. If it’s below the lower mark then add some oil – make sure to check which type is right for your car. Be sure not to overfill the engine as this can get very messy. Coolant The principles above also apply for engine coolant – it keeps things cool in summer and acts as antifreeze in winter so it’s very important to keep track of how much you have. Screen wash and wipers Top up your screen wash reservoir before any long journey, and keep some in the boot in case you ever run out. Here’s a tip – decant some into a small bottle so you can leave the big jug at home. Take a close look at your windscreen wipers too – if they are causing streaks or smears as they wipe, or if you can see any damage to the rubber, then it’s time to replace them. Hand wash and valet We all like to think we keep our car spick and span but let’s be honest – it doesn’t always work like that. Why not take the opportunity to treat your motor to a thorough clean – inside and out? Take it to a high quality valeting service for a professional job that will leave the interior and boot spotless and fragrant. Finish the job with a hand wash and wax – many firms will do both for a single fee. Satnav When is the last time you updated your satnav? You should really do it every three to six months, as road layouts can change and new developments and roads are being built or altered all the time. It’s also important to do so before a big trip – you may be able to download maps for foreign countries too. If you have the manual handy, it will take you through the process of updating your maps. If not, head to the manufacturer’s website for instructions and downloads. You may need to register first, so have your device’s serial number handy. You’ll also need a USB connector for your device – if you’ve lost yours you should be able to find a replacement on the manufacturer’s website or by searching online.

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161 HYUNDAI SANTA FE EXECUTIVE 2.2 CRDi 4WD GREY 26,900MLS................................ €31,950 161 OPEL ZAFIRA TOURER Sri 5DR 1.6 BROWN 35,400MLS............................................. €16,450 142 CITROEN DISPATCH COMBI 9 SEATER L1H1 2.OHDi SILVER 34,500MLS....................... €21,500 2012 PEUGEOT 5008 ACTIVE 5DR 1.6HDI SILVER 47,900MLS........................................... €12,850


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petrol MODELS

171 PEUGEOT 208 ACTIVE 5DR 1.2 WHITE 5,800MLS....................................................... €13,795 161 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE 5DR 1.2 SPIRIT GREY 15,900MLS........................................... €15,450 161 Peugeot 108 Active 5DR 1.0 black 23,800MLS..................................................... €10,650 151 NISSAN NOTE ACCENTA PREMIUM 5DR 1.2 AUTOMATIC GREY 25,800MLS................... €14,695 151 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE 5DR 1.2 BLACK 30,900MLS.................................................... €13,750 151 PEUGEOT 308 ALLURE DR 1.2 6 SPEED BLACK 32,900MLS.......................................... €13,995 151 SUZUKI SWIFT SZ3 5DR 1.2 RED 17,600MLS............................................................. €11,750 141 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE 5DR 1.2 CUMULUS GREY 48,600MLS...................................... €12,350 141 PEUGEOT 2008 ACCESS+ 5DR 1.2 BLUE 35,300MLS................................................... €11,950 2012 SKODA FABIA SE 5DR 1.2 ESTATE BEIGE 74,400MLS..................................................€7,695 2011 HONDA CIVIC SE iVTEC 5DR 1.3 BLUE 47,600MLS......................................................€9,795 2011 CHEVROLET AVEO S 3DR 1.2 SILVER 65,900MLS........................................................€4,695 STRAIGHT DEAL PRICES QUOTED TRADE IN’S WELCOME - EVERYTHING CONSIDERED

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Samantha McMahon from St Nicholas Avenue winner of the Kia Rio in the Dundalk Credit Union Car draw receiving her keys from Stuart Agnew, Dundalk Credit Union with Derek Malone of Rice and Roddy Newry Road, Main Kia dealers.

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