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The arson attack on three Gardai cars in Knockbridge has been condemned by local Local independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick. The cars were parked in a housing estate in Knockbridge and at this stage of the investigations by Gardaí it is thought that one of the vehicles were set on fire which subsequently resulted in two other cars being damaged also. A statement from Gardaí confirmed that nobody had been injured during the attack. “Gardai in Dundalk are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred to a car at a house in Knockbridge, Dundalk in the early hours this morning April 10. Two other cars

were also damaged in the process. No persons injured, and investigations are ongoing,” read the statement. Responding to the incident Peter Fitzpatrick called upon authorities to do everything in their powers to find out who was responsible for this attack. “I hope there is a full and through investigation to get to the bottom of who carried out this cowardy and disgraceful act. I would be very surprised if this wasn’t picked up on CCTV. The house as far as I’m aware is at the back of the housing estate in Knockbridge and I would guess that a number of houses have picked up images of the person or people going in and coming out of the estate. See page 2

CBS 150th anniversary celebrations begin

The celebrations to mark 150 years of CBS education in Dundalk began in the primary school with a recorder concert featuring the children of 4th, 5th and 6th classes. In the morning, the junior classes at the school had the chance to hear talented young musicians perform and learn about the various wind instruments in the band. There followed an impressive afternoon performance from the CBS children for parents and friends. See Page 2.

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CBS 150th anniversary celebrations begin in style Wednesday April 10 saw the launch of the 150 year celebrations of the CBS in Dundalk. Fittingly, the celebrations were launched by Music Generation Louth musician in residence Micheál Gaskin, a past pupil of both CBS primary and Coláiste Rís secondary school. This amazing event brought a team of professional musicians and the Bailieboro Senior Youth Band to the school for the day to play for and alongside the students. The celebrations began in the primary school with a recorder concert featuring the children of 4th, 5th and 6th classes. In the morning, the junior classes at the school had the chance to hear the super talented young performers from Bailieboro perform and learn about the various wind instruments in the band. There followed an impressive afternoon performance from the CBS children

Sixth Class pupils Kristofer Timsans, Luke Haughey-McCrorry, Chloe O’Donovan and Rachel Marley who took part in the Music Generation’ concert held in the CBS primary school

for parents and friends. Preparations for this event began in October under the leadership of Micheál as part of the Music Generation Blown Away recorder

programme of bringing music to schools throughout the county. This initiative sees all children from 4th-6th classes experiencing instrument playing and

music learning as part of their education. He also leads the afterschool brass band group which has been an exciting development at the school over the past

two years. CBS Primary Principal Patricia McKeever said: “It is great to see that the tradition of music started by the Brothers in 1869 is alive and

thriving in the CBS primary.” A series of 150 year celebration events are planned in the coming months to include a Mass for both schools on May 10 with Archbishop Éamon Martin concelebrating. A football match will be held on May 11 featuring players from the 1985 Colaiste Rís championship winning team and past Louth players, while a schools’ concert in November featuring children from both schools and a gala dinner will be held on November 23. There will also be workshops, guest speakers and open days where pupils past and present will be welcomed to take a trip down memory lane. A commemorative book will also be launched to celebrate this momentous occasion featuring photos, articles and interviews with pupils past and present.

Arson attack is a disgraceful act From page 1 “Gardaí are here to protect and serve us and I find it absolutely shocking that somebody would go to their home houses and attack their property in such a way. The last thing an off duty Garda should have to put up with is somebody following them home and trying to intimidate them in this manner.

“I will be raising this issue with Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and I will be asking for greater protection for off duty gardaí. The Garda Representative Association echoed Deputy Fitzpatrick’s words stating that they hoped those responsible for the attack are brought to justice. “The overnight attack on the private car of an off-duty Garda

near Dundalk is not likely to be a coincidence and almost certainly connected to his work. Regrettably, the targeting of Gardai working to protect communities is becoming more common and shows the need for regular risk assessments to be carried out for officers investigating violent and serious crime. “On behalf of all GRA members, I extend our support to these

officers and offer any assistance we can. “Attacking the property of committed public servants who have been victimised for carrying out their duty is a serious crime and I very much hope those responsible are brought to justice as soon as possible and dealt with appropriately by the courts. “I urge anyone with information about this attack to contact Gardai.”


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A female was robbed at approximately 10:50pm on Sunday April 14. The incident occurred in an estate just off Tom Bellew Avenue where a male described as being 6ft and wearing dark clothing approached the woman and demanded she hand over cash. The male took the cash and some of the woman’s property before fleeing the scene. Gardaí say enquiries are ongoing and they are still looking for the suspect. An aggravated burglary took place in the DkIT campus between 12:30am and 1am on Monday April 15. A male broke in to the apartment via the back patio door which he forced open. The male who lived in the apartment had

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his phone, clothing and a bag stolen in the attack. Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses or anybody with any knowledge of the attack is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station. Finally, there was a small amount of drugs and cash in relation to the sale of drugs seized at Hoey’s Lane on April 10 around 7:20pm. The drugs were seized have been sent away for testing.

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Blackrock Tidy Towns

Blackrock Tidy Towns are running a one-off awareness exercise to try and capture the amount of packaging associated with Easter Eggs, and invite residents of Blackrock to deposit their Easter Egg packaging in the three separate receptacles that will be placed at the Community Centre, Sandy Lane on Easter Monday. Afterwards, the packaging before it is sent for appropriate recycling.

Longwalk Energy Award

The Longwalk Shopping Centre were celebrating recently as they received a Green Jersey Award as part of the Harcourt Shopping Centre group. The centres received the award from Rayal Energy for replacing their existing lighting with LED lighting and the results have been immediate and extremely cost effective. Longwalk shopping centre is committed to being as energy efficient as possible and the conversion to LED has vastly reduced the centres energy consumption.

St Louis hosted a SciFest event in the school chapel hall. There was a range of interesting projects on display with the content being linked to topical issues such as technology, well-being, climate change and sustainability amongst others. Hugo Rowsome, SciFest national manager judged on the

day alongside Ms Enright and Ms McGrath. He was hugely impressed with the student’s ability to confidently communicate their findings. He also commented on the excellent standard of the projects. First place in SciFest went to a project called ‘The effects of eating a healthy breakfast’ by Ellen Hodgers, Laura Maguire,

Lana Butlyar and Éabha Nugent. Second place went to a project called ‘Mobile Phone Usage’ - by Natasha Kearney Emma Havekost and Ailika Dippe. Deputy Principal Ms Gilmore thanked everyone for their work in organising the event, including all the students, but especially Mr Kierans and Ms Kirk.

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Participants at the workshop to discuss the proposals for Border Town Centre Regeneration

A workshop was organised by the Heritage Council, Louth County Council and Dundalk BIDS in the Imperial Hotel, Dundalk, to discuss, share and capture their experiences and proposals for Border Town Centre Regeneration. Representatives from three government departments, local government partners, expert groups and business leaders focused on ways to improve the living and working environment of local communities and to increase potential to support improved economic activity into the future. The key findings of the afternoon’s session forms the basis of a White Paper Report to advise a European-wide study into best practice for border town centre

enterprise and management. Commenting on the workshop Alison Harvey, Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Training Programme Coordinator, said “we are delighted to bring all the historic Border Towns together in Dundalk for this second training workshop. We are very pleased to see the collaboration, focus and commitment demonstrated today. Our goal is to build a Town Centre that responds to and grows with future generations, working together is a key driver in this project’s success.” Dundalk is part of the Historic Border Towns grouping along with Monaghan, Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Sligo. This second workshop follows on from the first-ever workshop for Bor-

der Towns held in Monaghan in June 2018. The workshop forms part of a robust 15-step Collaborative Town Centre Health Check (CTCHC) Training Programme led by The Heritage Council. The outcomes focus on the creation of base-line information to formulate collaborative, evidencebased plans that will then be used as the foundation to develop a Town Plan that directs future town centre development and revitalisation along the Border. Councillor Maria Doyle, Leas Cathaoirleach, Louth County Council, opened events and said “Collaboration is vital. To see how many stakeholders are involved in the Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme makes me so optimistic about the future of our town.”

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Renewed call not to erect election posters

As the nomination process for the local and European Parliament elections is now under way, Louth Tidy Towns Together is again asking all candidates to voluntarily comply with their request not to erect posters within the 50km/h speed limits of, nor at landscaped approaches to, 13 designated towns and villages in the county. A spokesperson for the group explained that there may be

some confusion as to what they are requesting following the recent rejection by Councillors of a motion calling for a total ban on posters. “We are seeking a voluntary commitment to avoid only the designated areas, and feel that this limited restriction on where posters are erected is a reasonable compromise between the need for public engagement with the election process, and

Table Quiz

On Thursday April 18 a table quiz will be held in the Clermont Arms, Blackrock as part of the North Louth RNLI Branch fundraising effort in respect of the new Shannon Class Lifeboat which will be delivered to Clogherhead RNLI Station in June of this year. The quiz starts at 8.15pm and the contribution per table of four is €40.

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the aesthetic and environmental considerations that concern our member groups,” he said. “We are delighted that so many candidates have already agreed to comply with our voluntary code, and we hope that the others will also do so” he added. The 13 towns and villages involved are Annagassan, Ardee, Blackrock, Carlingford, Castlebellingham/ Kate Mc Ardle, Meabh Mc Cann and Clara Jane Lennon who competed Kilsaran, Dromiskin, Dunleer, successfully in the Newry Feis recently Knockbridge, Louth Village.

Drink driver banned from the road A man who pleaded guilty to drink driving was banned from the road at Dundalk District Court. David Murphy (38) of 25 Bridge St, Dundalk, was stopped by Gardai at Linenhall St, Dundalk, on December 12 last year. Judge John Coughlan imposed a one-year disqualification and a €25 fine. The defendant also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and was banned for two years and fined €25. Mr Murphy, who was described as having a previous conviction for a

‘political offence’, pleaded guilty to threatening to damage the property of his brother on October 22 last year at Riverside Crescent, Dundalk. Solicitor Peter Lavery stated that the incident arose from a family dispute and that his brother had asked for the charges to be dropped. However, as the incident was witnessed by a Garda, the State was pursuing the charge. Judge Coughlan took the matter into consideration along with other traffic matters.

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The Four Seasons win ‘Spa Hotel of the Year Leinster 2019’ The Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club based in the scenic medieval village of Carlingford in County Louth are proud to announce they have won the prestigious award for ‘Spa Hotel of the Year Leinster 2019’ by Irish Hotel Awards. The awards, in their third year were held in The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway on the 8th April 2019. With over

300 guests representing hospitality professionals from across the island, the evening was a celebration of outstanding excellence in the industry. Shane Smith, Managing Director of NI Media who run the awards said “We would like to thank our sponsors Allied Irish Bank Merchant Services, Britvic & Greaseshield for supporting the Irish

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Students from De La Salle primary school at the blitz

De La Salle Transition Year students organised a Gaelic Blitz for 120 5th and 6th class primary school pupils. This was organised as part of the TY Future leaders programme which ran though the school year in De La Salle. Ten primary schools were invited to participate in the Gaelic blitz which proved to be a huge success. There was a Cup and Shield presentation at the end of the tournament. The cup

was dedicated to past pupil Conor Morgan. Conor’s parents Paul and Blathnaid Morgan presented the Cup to the winning team. Thank you to Fyffes Dundalk, Country Fresh and STATsports who sponsored the event and also to the Clans GFC for providing equipment on the day. Winners of the Cup were St. Mary’s, Knockbridge NS and winners of The Shield were Inniskeen N.S.

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Hotel Awards. Each and every one of our members has been individually assessed and our winners here tonight were judged by a panel of industry professionals.” Four Seasons Carlingford General Manager, Adam Coburn said, “It’s an amazing achievement for the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford and Luxe Spa and a reflection of the hard work of our wonder-

ful staff led by Luxe Spa Manager Tara O’ Hanlon. Since opening Luxe Spa in June 2017, we have gone from strength to strength having recently been featured on Xposé for being one of only five spas in Ireland certified by Christine Clinton Cancer Care Treatment” Visit for more information about the hotel and our Luxe Spa.

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Professor Moyna and Israel Olatunde launch Marist 5km

Professor Niall Moyna DCU Head of School: Health & Human Performance and a former past pupil of the Marist College helped launch the Marist 5km Run/Walk on Friday evening with local athlete and current Sixth Year Student Israel Olatunde. The Marist 5km will take place on Friday, May 3rd. The run will start at 7pm and registration is open online at RunMaristRun2019 This will be a chipped race. Over 500 participants took part last year. The link is also available on the school Facebook page. Registration is €20 and students have the opportunity to register in school for €10. The race will start and finish in the school grounds, St. Mary’s College. The students are pic-

T t p t l Pictured at the official launch of the Marist 5k

tured in their new athletics kit which was kindly sponsored by past pupil Jason Quinn, KME Steelworks. St Mary’s College student Israel Olatunde having had a very successful indoor season retaining his National U20 title and setting a new youth national record is about to embark on a very demanding outdoor season. Israel will participate in the Athletics Ireland Junior training camp in

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On the team front the Irish Mixed Foursomes team are through to the next round where they will face Ardee following their impressive 4-1 win over Laytown & Bettystown. In the Barton Cup Dundalk beat Ardee 3-2. Conor Curran & Bobby McCarthy came from one down with two to play to beat Jamie Kelly & Peter Taaffe on the 19th. Brian Renaghan & Damian English had a convincing 7&6 win over Ben Caffrey & Jack Phipps having taken early control of the match by winning the first three holes to go three up. Billy Cairns & Aidan Thornton had a 4&2 win over Paul Wisniewski & Ronan Phipps. Having turned three up and then won 12 to go four up, Dundalk were three up with three to play when Cairns stitched his second shot on 16 to within a foot of the pin to close out the match. Martin McEnteggart & Mark Gorham were

beaten 2&1 by Kevin Commins2 & John Callan. Alan McDermottD & Jim Dwyer lost 3&2 to Eamonnh Breen & Sean McAufield. Dundalk will now play Ashbourne in the next round. Gavin McDonnell shot the only sub-70 round in a gale force wind on Sunday to win the Jubilee Cup. His 69 was enough to give him a two shot winning margin from Gerry Oakes (17) who took second place on countback.. Maurice Murphy (3) took the Gross Prize with a 76 while Sean McGeough (17) won the Veteran’s Prize with a 74 and Chris Clarke (16) was the best JuvenileV after a 69. Neil Mullooly (6),C Brendan Duffy (13) and LarryM Hanratty (23) were the respective winners of the three category competitions. Robert Treanor (19) with a score of 42pts was the winner of Wednesday’s Singles Stableford competition. L h A r

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Summer Cycling League back with a new format

Thursday last saw the return of the everpopular The Bike Station Summer Cycling league. League Director Padraig Murphy and his team have come up with a great event, which will encompass 18 rounds, up three from 2018. A number of new courses have been added, while the main favourites, such as the finish up the Flagstaff Climb, have been maintained. Another feature this year is individual races, so on these nights each group is also racing among themselves, as opposed to the normal handicapped race situation which produces just one winner. The first round, a 26km course out to Dunleer and back was held on such a format.

Group 6 were first off and averaged a blistering 46km for the night. The race was won by Newry Wheeler’s Barry McConvey with a perfectly timed attack to hold of Gary Gorman of Stamullen Cycling Club and Cuchulainn’s Liam Dolan in third. Group 5 also saw a Newry Wheelers man win with Rob Cumming beating Dermot O’Rourke. Group 4 saw a “home” win with for Cuchulainn’s Donnacha Callan with Mick Sheridan in second. Donal Quin of Ventoux Club was victorious over Lorcan Kilkenny in Group 3. Meanwhile in the Challenge League Christopher Reilly from Cuchulainn was first ahead of Andrew Flood in second and Jason Boyle in third. Meanwhile on the

open racing front the club has had some good results of late. The pick of these was Sé Weston’s second place in Round 2 of the IVCA league. Liam Dolan came seventh in the Drogheda Wheeler’s promoted Peter Bidwell Memorial on Saturday last. On Sunday the action also resumed in Drogheda, with Aidan Cunningham forming part of the winning move in the A3 race, sprinting home for sixth position, after a hard 100km of riding in the wind. In the A4 event the club had two men in the top 10 with Gavin Greene in seventh and Dermot O’Rourke in eighth, both riders gaining valuable points as they hope to make the step up to the A3 category.

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Gardai are praised for recent action on drugs

Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has welcomed the recent action by An Garda Síochána against “drug related intimidation behaviours.” Gerry Adams said that two weeks ago he met a family in mid Louth that was living under constant threat of violence following their refusal to hand money over to drugs gangs. “Following this meeting I raised the issue of drug related intimidation with the Justice Minister and I demanded that Gardaí in Louth be provided with the resources to protect this family and address the drugs epidemic in the county. “I wish to commend the work of An Garda Síochána in Louth and I again call on the Justice Minister to allocate the appropriate resources to

deal with this. “I have also asked him to introduce or support legislation to ensure proof of identity will be required in the purchase of mobile phones as this is the method of communication used in this intimidation,” stated Mr Adams. Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú added: “I have been liaising with the Gardaí in Louth on the issue of intimidation of families by drugs criminals for some time now. “These gangs are targeting the family members of people they deem to owe drug debts. “I have dealt with numerous families across Mid Louth and Dundalk who have endured intimidation and attack.”

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Louth Camogie is proud to field our first minor team in many years. Louth Camogie development have worked tirelessly on building future intercounty structures and in 2019, have a senior team, minor team, U16 and U14 teams. The minor team played their first inter-county blitz where they defeated Monaghan, and only narrowly lost to Donegal in the last minute, having led throughout the match.

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St. Vincent’s Senior Rugby team were celebrating this week with the announcement that three of their top players have been named as the DkIT Future Stars 2019. Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Nina Hjalmers and Caoimhe Kampes were delighted to be named in the roll call of 15 top young female rugby players in North Leinster, at the ceremony which took place in Dundalk Institute of Technology. The senior team in St.Vincent’s have enjoyed great success this year when they qualified for the Leinster schools final which took place in Donnybrook. While they were unlucky not to win at the finals, their hard work and dedication have helped the team to grow and develop over the last number of years, under the coaching team of teachers Edel McNulty and Aaron Comerford. The inclusion of three of it’s key members in this prestigious list will surely inspire the team to bigger and better things next year. Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Nina Hjalmers and Caoimhe Kampes

DkIT students produce live outside broadcast

Students studying on the Film and Television Production and Production of Music and Audio programmes at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) collaborated on a live TV Outside Broadcast in the MacAnna Theatre. This Outside Broadcast was the culmination of several months’ work to produce a live TV comedy-panel show, entiltled C’mere ‘till I Tell Ya! The broadcast is a 26-minute pilot episode produced by fourth year film and television students who are undertaking the Major Project module. The objective

of this module is to produce industry standard screen outputs, spanning many different Film/ TV genres, including documentary, factual, TV Studio/OB and scripted drama. C’mere ‘till I Tell Ya! consists of two teams, a presenter and special guest. It is a similar format to Have I Got News For You and 8 out of 10 Cats. This pilot episode featured comedians Joe Rooney, Lisa Casey, Eve Darcy and James Cadden. The special guest was actress, Sheila Moylette. It was recorded in front of a live studio audience which included first

year students from both programmes. Speaking about the project, Lorcan Dunne, Progamme Director on the BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production said, “I feel it’s very important for first year students to see what the fourth years are making and what’s expected of them when they get there. This Outside Broadcast was a very complex production scenario involving the hire of an OB truck, a camera crane and five 4K cameras. The students received extensive OB training from veteran TV Director, Theo O’Grady, and

the final product is of broadcast quality.” Retired RTE Director, Theo O’Grady, did a number of rehearsals with the students in the DkIT TV Studio. This ensured the students were prepared for the pressure of the live show in the McAnna Theatre on March 28. Theo O’Grady has over 40 years experience and has worked on thousands of OBs. The students spent several months planning this project, which included pitching, development, budgeting, logistics, talent scouting, production design and set dressing.


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National Banana Day

Today (Wednesday April 17) is National Banana Day, the day when Ireland can go bananas – officially. Now in its third year, the event is intended to give support to the national drive to encourage better, more-healthy eating habits. As Emma Hunt-Duffy, Fyffes marketing manager puts it: ‘This is especially important for young and growing children’ and a reminder to adults to ‘think bananas’ when it comes to choosing a natural and nutritious convenience food or main meal accompaniment.

Divine Mercy Sunday

St Nicholas Church in Bridge Street will host the Divine Mercy Sunday Celebrations on Sunday April 28. The timetable for the day is as follows: From 2pm there will be holy hour confessions; 3pm - Chaplet Divine Mercy; 3:15- Solemn Mass. All are welcome to attend.

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recent deaths Larry Brown Kells Road, Collon, and Teresa McGeary (née Dobbin), Ard dear mother of Gerard, Kathleen Mclate of Tyrone and London, peaceful- Mhacha, Dublin Road, Dundalk, and Gahon, Margaret Mulholland, David ly, at his daughter, Catherine Duffy’s formerly of Blackwatertown, Moy and Michael, Nannie B of Marie, Paul, residence, on Saturday April 13. Sadly and Collegland, Co. Armagh, on Sat- Sharron, Barry Aideen, David, Caomissed by his daughter Catherine, urday April 13. Teresa beloved wife imhina, Aoife, Rachel and Michael, sons Laurence and Gary, wife Bridie of Patsy and dear mother of Colette, great Nannie B of Lauren, Kayla, Coand brother William, son-in-law De- Pat, Eileen, Brenda, Verona, Grainne, rey, Emelie, Lilly-Rose, James, Dylan, clan, daughters-in-law Sinead and Terri and Ciara and the late Aidan Finn, Ellie, Patrick, and James mother Nicola, grandchildren Ronan, Pauric, and Joseph, loving granny of Chris- in law of Michael, Theresa, Sharon Conor, Ciaran, Sean, Niamh and Orla, topher, Graceanne, Patrick, Colman, and the late Kevin, sister of Kathleen sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, rela- Lucia, Eireann, Eoghan, Ronan, Leah McEleavey, and the late Peader, Padtives and friends. Rose, Luke, Patrick, Conall, Meghan, dy, Hughie, Seamus, Ronnie, Mickey Crissie Cunningham (née Myles) Eva, Caoimhe, Robert, Shona, Aimee, and John. Deeply regretted by her Campbell’s Park, Ardee, peacefully Nicole, and great granny of Chris- husband, sons, daughters, grandchilat Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, topher, Kayla, Shaun, Harry, Rosha, dren, great grandchildren, son in law, Drogheda, on Sunday April 14. Pre- and Chloe, her sister Patsy and the daughters in law, sister, brothers in deceased by her husband Paddy, late John, Harry, Larry, Mary, Vera, law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, son Johnny, granddaughter Ciara Lilly, and Joey. Deeply regretted by relatives and friends. and son-in-law John. Sadly missed by her husband, son, daughters, sons Peter (Pete) Coyle Irish Grange, her loving family, daughters Cather- in law, daughters in law, grandchil- Carlingford, peacefully, at Our Lady ine, Margaret, Shirley and Tina, sons dren, great grandchildren, nephews, Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, surMartin and Patrick (Junior), son-in- nieces, relatives and friends. rounded by his loving family, on law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, Seamus McCarthy Cooley Park Tuesday April 9. Predeceased by great-grandchildren, nephews, niec- and formerly of Williamson’s Place, his parents Paddy and Mary Coyle, es, relatives, neighbours and friends. Dundalk, peacefully in Daisy Hill Hos- brother Benny, sister Christina and John (Johnny) Hughes 3 The pital, Newry on Wednesday April 10. brother-in-law Hugh Brennan. Very Square, Crossmaglen, and formerly Predeceased by his daughter Chris- deeply regretted by his beloved wife of Roncalli, Wavecrest Drive, Black- tina, wife Vera (née O’Reilly), parents Jean, sons Martin, Brian, Padraig, rock, peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, James and Alice, brother Thomas, sis- Peter and Eamon, daughters Mary, Newry, on Wednesday April 10. De- ter Alice. He will be sadly missed by Cathrina, Jane, Annmarie and Helen, voted husband of the late Maura RIP. his loving family, son Eddie, daughter sons-in-law Neil, Roger, Gerard and Cherished father of Anne (Lennon) Tara, son-in-law David, daughter-in- Des, daughters-in-law Anne, Eileen and Gerard. Dear brother of Frankie law Cecilia, grandchildren Robert, and Anne, grandchildren, greatand Josephine (Sharkey) and the late Christopher, Alison, Paul, Glenn, Ed- grandchildren, brothers-in-law Terry, Danny, Peter, Tommy and Elizabeth ward, Christopher, Joe and Francis, Eamon and Ciaran, sisters-in-law (Parker). great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Anne, Aileen and Patricia, nephews, Gerry Callan Long Avenue, Dun- Gabriel Loy, nephews, nieces, ex- nieces, relatives and friends. dalk and formerly of Drumconrath, tended family, relatives, neighbours Lester William (Bill) Doran HarCo Meath. Peacefully at Our Lady Of and friends. ristown, Ardee, at Our Lady Lourdes Lourdes Hospital, on Saturday April Briege Murphy (née Kerley) Willow Hospital, Drogheda following a short 13. Predeceased by his brothers John, Grove, Carrick Road, Dundalk, and for- illness, on Tuesday April 9. Bill will be Joe, Leo, Owen and James, sisters merly of Mary Street North, Dundalk, sadly missed by his wife Anne, son Molly Murray and Maggie. Gerry will peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Alistair, daughters Sandra and Tara, be sadly missed by his loving nieces, Hospital on Saturday April 13. Briege, grandchildren Aidan, Caoimhe, Robnephews, cousins, neighbours and daughter of the late Patrick and Mar- bie and Esme, sister Mary, son-in-law, friends. garet Kerley, beloved wife of Michael, brother-in-law and extended family.



Diversity Week in the Marist

Marist students celebrate Diversity Week

The students council at St Marys College Dundalk plays a major part in school life and they are always trying to promote the student voice and listen to their ideas in order to better themselves. The students took the lead with Diversity Week along with their teachers to celebrate the event throughout the different years. Each morning the prayer was read out in one of the native languages of some of the students, this included Africans, Polish and French. Students also participated in a poster competition and a scavenger hunt kept many very busy at lunch-time. The student council welcomed in their guest speaker, Collete Damikeni from DkIT who gave a thought provoking talk on asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Ethnic foods was a definite highlight

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for the students in Home Economics to celebrate many tradition dishes enjoyed throughout the school community. Meanwhile, the Transition Year students recently took part in their annual Driver Safety Day, with the 1st Drive Team at Whiteriver Park. The 1st Drive team Transition Year driving course is specifically aimed at students who are under the qualifying age to hold a learners permit but want to learn to drive and eventually sit their test. The programme assists students in developing their driving skills in a safe and controlled environment before taking to the open roads. The interactive classroom sessions challenge students to deal with realworld driving situations. As usual the students were enthusiastic about and delighted with the day.


in Brief Dog Rescue

Dundalk Dog Rescue invite you to join them to “Walk The Greenway” on Sunday, April 28 in aid of their continued fundraising for the build of a rescue centre to call their own. €10 donation per person is required for taking part or alternatively sponsorship cards are available from the DDR team. The walk will also mark the end of the groups most recent initiative which inspired people to complete 100k walking or running with their dog during the month of April. Meeting at the Carlingford Marina for 11.15am the walk will commence at 11.30am where the group will be covering up to 7km.


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Dundalk Swim Club and Friends do North Louth proud in Community Games Aura Dundalk Leisure Centre was again the venue for the Louth Swimming Community Games which took place at 8am last Sunday morning (7th April). Swimmers competed to see who would represent Louth at the National Community Games in Limerick in May. Dylan Logan opened the North Louth account with a Gold in the Boys U8 25m Freestyle for Blackrock/Haggardstown. Dundalk Swim Club swimmers secured a second and third place finish in the Girls U10 50m Freestyle when Shyne Kasozi took Silver for Dundalk St Joseph’s and Emily Coye landed the Bronze for Blackrock/Haggardstown. The Club struck again in the Boys U10 Freestye when Hugo Friel picked up a Bronze for Blackrock/ Haggardstown. Bronagh Harmon picked up the club’s first Gold medal securing first place in the Girls U12 50m Freestyle representing St Joseph’s Dundalk. This was quickly followed by Skye Kasozi who picked up a gold in the Girls U14 50m Freestyle with Julia van Coller also taking a Bronze representing Blackrock/Haggardstown in the same event.


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Matthew Messin took Bronze in the Boys U12 50m Freestyle while Oisin Garry took Silver in the Boys U14 50m Freestyle both representing Blackrock/Haggardstown. Evelyn Donnelly took first place in the Girls U16 50m Freestyle representing Cooley while David Coyle landed a Bronze for Blackrock/ Hagardstown in a very competitive Boys U16 50m Freestyle. Blackrock/Haggardstown secured all three places when Kate Delany secured Gold in the Girls U14 50m Butterfly event with Faye O’Rourke and Sadhbh Mullen landing Silver and Bronze. Sean O’Rourke took Silver in the Boys U14 50m Butterfly and Katie Farrell representing Ardee/Collon/Reaghstown completed Dundalk Swim Clubs success in the Butterfly with a Silver

in the Girls U16 50m Butterfly. The Backstroke started well for Blackrock/ Haggardstown when Maebh Mullen took Silver in the Girls U10 50m event, while Amelie Friel secured another Silver in the Girls U12 event. Finn Garry also representing Blackrock/ Haggardstown then took home Gold in the Boys U12 50m Backstroke, while Eliza Logan secured a first place finish in the Girls U14 Backstroke for the Seasiders. The Blackrock/Haggardstown success carried through to the Breaststroke when Jake Logan secured Gold in the Boys U12 50m Breaststroke and Rebekah Friel took Gold in the Girls U14 50m Breaststroke. Cedric Saavedra, representing St Josephs, won silver in the Boys U14 Breaststroke completing the individual success for

Dundalk Swim Club and friends. Just a few hours later the Club had five swimmers compete at the Bangor Open. In the first event Eliza Logan landed a first place finish in the U13 100m Freestyle. Patrick Harmon (17) secured a Silver in the 16 & Overs 100m Breaststroke and also took Bronze in the 100m Backstroke and rounded off his day with another Silver in the 200m Individual Medley (IM). Brother Eoin Harmon knocked a massive 9.11 seconds off his Personal Best in the 200IM. Eliza Logan won a second Gold in the U13 100m Butterfly event while Alex Lapko also secured a Personal Best knocking almost a second off his 100m Freestyle time and secured a top 5 finish in the 100m Backstroke.

Easter fun and games at the Marshes There will be fun and games as Marshes Shopping Centre hosts a hive of colour as its Easter Art Wall goes on display this week. As part of Marshes Art for Schools competition, children from local schools have painted eggs for Easter. Marshes’ Easter Art Wall

will display painted eggs from Bellurgan National School, St Malachy’s Girls’ National School and Scoil Realt na Mara. The exhibition will run until Wednesday, April 24 and the most impressive school will receive a €300 prize towards their art department, with €100 for

each of the two runner-ups. Meanwhile, there is great news for gamers with the announcement of the arrival of the Godomex Entertainment and Video Game Bus at Marshes. The bus will be at Marshes on Easter Saturday, April 20 and Easter Monday, April 22 between 12 noon and 4pm.

Conall is the best speller in Louth

Conall Halpenny beat off strong competition before emerging as this year’s winner of the County Louth Eason Spelling Bee Final. Conall, who is a 6th Class pupil at Ballapousta National School, Ardee, came out on top against 18 fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Leinster Provincial Spelling Bee in May. Now in its ninth year, the Eason Spelling Bee is the very definition of fun for school kids, encouraging them to read more, expand their vocabulary and fall in love with literacy. Along with the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2019 Champion, the winning speller will also take home a collection of books for their school library, worth €7,500 as well as a personal collection of books worth €500. Conall Halpenny

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Glamour stakes reach new heights at Dundalk Stadium Competition in the glamour stakes reached new heights at Dundalk Stadium on Sunday when a Best Dressed Gentleman prize was added to the accolades on offer at the acclaimed Marshes Shopping Centre sponsored Ladies Day. Stylish Jane Mulholland from Castleblayney was named Best Dressed Lady, whilst Best Dressed Man was the superbly turned-out Micheál Peters from

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Blues evening raises money for SOSAD The organisers of a charity Blues music evening have thanked all the local businesses who offered their services for free to help make the evening a success. The charity gig was organised in aid of SOSAD with a total of €382.60 raised on the evening. Byrnes of Number 10 Hill St. provided guitaraoke as well as an ideal venue without charge, an offer which was greatly appreciated by the event organisers. Audiocomm in Dundalk and Beat It Music Shop in Blackrock also helped out by providing a P.A system and amplifiers free of charge for the gig. As well as this a variety of musicians from the North-East region played some serious Blues on Thursday April 4 in Byrnes free of charge all in aid of the local suicide prevention charity SOSAD. One of the event organisers Gerald Cosgrove praised everybody who helped ensure the event was a big success. “Clearly the North-East music community has delivered in terms of rolling up their sleeves to stand with / for their local mental health charity SOSAD.

Bansha, Co Tipperary. Some of the country’s best dressed couples descend on Dundalk Stadium for Marshes Ladies Day. The event has grown to become one of the most enjoyable and glamourous days of the year on the Irish racing

calendar. Marshes provided a top prize of €3,000 for the Best Dressed Lady and a €500 gift card and goodie-bag for the Best Dressed Gentleman. The top five best dressed ladies also received a Marshes goodie-bag. “This is the eleventh year

of Marshes Shopping Centre’s partnership with Dundalk Stadium for Ladies Day,” said Centre manager Seán Farrell. “During that time, the event has grown to become one of the most glamorous and popular days on the Irish racing calendar.”

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in Brief Marist School 5K

After a hugely successful event last year, the Marist school in Dundalk will host their second annual 5km run/walk on Friday May 3 at 7pm. Online registration can be done through the Marist 5km run facebook page or at https://register. p r i m o e ve n t s. c o m / p s / event/RunMaristRun2019. Free T-shirts and goodies bags are available for the first 300 entries. All finishers will be randomly selected for spot prizes including restaurants vouchers, a flat screen HD TV, two Liverpool home tickets.

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Given chance to avoid conviction

A man who pleaded guilty to public order charges was given one week to make a donation to charity when he appeared at Dundalk District Court. Solicitor Frank McDonnell explained that Robert McKinley (28) of 2 Laurel Grove, Greenacres, Dundalk, was present in a car that had attracted the interest of Gardai but wasn’t very co-operative. He added that his client apologised for his behaviour. As a result of the incident at Marshes Upper on January 1 this year, Mr McKinley faced three public order charges. Judge John Coughlan stated that in view of his previous convictions he was giving him just one week to come up with €300 for charity as he adjourned the case to April 10.

St. Vincent’s Secondary School debating team have once again proven they are made of stern stuff when they presented their impassioned take on the motion that ‘This House believes that the electorate for the presidency should be extended to voters outside Ireland’ at the Griffith College Legal Debating Competition

on Thursday last. Team captain, Kerri Martin, and her teammates Caoimhe Wall, Florence Goodayle and Silvia Ekedigwe were chosen from hundreds of entries nationally to compete in this prestigious competition. The girls impressed the judges with their innovative take on what has become a hot

political topic with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar promising a referendum on this very issue in the autumn. The girls certainly made made their mark on their opponents and on the adjudicators in their debut competition, with Florence being awarded the prize for best rebuttal in the competition.

Jordan Sets New World Record Local man Jordan Holland took part in the recent Drug Free Powerlifting National Competition in Letterkenny and came home with the U-20 single title. He squatted 171kg, 175kg and an amazing 180kg, all new under 20 world records and benched 90 kg before he went on to deadlift 185kg, which were all new Irish records. He was awarded squat lifter of the day which means he out lifted every athlete on the day pound for pound and this is the first time in drug free history a teenager won such a prestigious award.

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De La Salle College pupils Jack McKay, Jack Mahoney and St Vincent’s Secondary School pupils Ciara Lambe, Aoife Gart lan, Lily McGahon, Fionnuala Kirby and Emily Conor Mackin Lucid St Vincent’s Secondary School pupils: (l-r): Kamile Andzelyt, Hanna Nowacka and Vicky Polak.

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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.F. 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.T. novena to the sacred he art Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). R.G.

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.G. novena to the sacred heart Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). A.M.

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DkIT culinary event celebrates Irish-French relations

The French Ambassador to Ireland, Stéphane Crouzat, DkIT President, Michael Mulvey PhD and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar at DkIT, Dr Sheila Flanagan hosted a very successful culinary event in the DkIT Hospitality Studies Training Kitchen recently to mark ‘Goût de France’ or Good France-Ireland month. ‘Goût de France’, initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is a series of culinary events celebrating French gastronomy, involving 2,000 chefs and 2,000 menus in 150 counties across five continents including Ireland during the month of March. It was inspired by Auguste Escoffier who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912. The event was expertly organised by the Department of Hospitality Studies at DkIT. Food was prepared by students


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articles for sale Attention Landlords—We supply furniture & Beds for any rental properties you have, Sofas from €299, Beds from €180, Bedroom Furniture Sets from €249 Call us today, Coes Rd, Dundalk Tel 042 932 0927. BEDS & FURNITURE DIRECT—Beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chests, lockers, pine beds etc., also furniture removals call 086 870 4908 anytime. EDWARDIAN CABINET/Sideboard For Sale. 5” 7’ length x 6” height. Tel. 086 844 0801. SELL IT THROUGH A CLASSIFIED—Only €5 for one week up to 20 words. 042 93 20888. The Dundalk Leader. Visit our new Picture & Mirror Gallery at Dealgan Furniture Longwalk, Dundalk (inside The Paint Store). For a wide range of Bedroom & Dining room Furniture, Beds & Mattresses made to any size, always a selection of quality second-hand furniture on display. Suite Re-Upholstery and Furniture Repair Service. Tel Paddy 086 320 7383. 3 PIECE SUITE FOR SALE—Nearly new. E800 o.n.o. Tel (afternoons) 042 9352962. 3 Double Beds 1 Single Bed and Single & Double Mattress for sale, all in very good condition, €120 for the lot Tel 087 269 7285. 2 DOORS—Mahogany Front & Back doors. 80”x32”x23” and 72”x30”x23”. Contact 04293-36252 after 5pm.

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Pictured L-R are Michael Mulvey DkIT President; Stéphane Crouzat, French Ambassador to Ireland and Dr Sheila Flanagan, VP of Academic Affairs & Registrar, and Alan McCabe, Culinary Arts Programme Director, DkIT DkIT at the Good France-Ireland event in DkIT

on the BA in Culinary Arts programme and service was provided by BA in Hospitality Management students. Event attendees included representatives from local government, business and the wider cultural and hospitality sectors. Students prepared a five-course, French-inspired menu developed from local Irish produce. Speaking during the event, French Ambassador Crouzat said:

“I am delighted that Dundalk Institute of Technology has participated for the first time in Gout de France this year with an exquisite meal prepared and served by superbly talented students.” DkIT President, Michael Mulvey, PhD added: “We were delighted to welcome Ambassador Crouzat and his team to our campus. Good France / Goût de France is an exceptional

opportunity to showcase the vitality of agrifood links which exist between our two countries and I am delighted that some of our local food producers could be here today to join the celebration. I would like to thank our Hospitality Studies students and staff for their hard work in preparing and serving the food today. As always food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.”

Clayotic Easter Camp Dundalk now taking bookings! Screen-free, battery-free and mess-free-fun activities! 23-26 April, tues to fri! Get in touch for more info! Limited spaces. 0871315659, CRASH COURSE MATHS GRINDS—Lastminute, intensive maths grinds available for Leaving & Junior Cert, May 1st to June 9th. One-on-one tuition with an experienced tutor. Limited places. Tel. 083 1969431. DRUM LESSONS—Drum lessons including Bodhran, for adults & children, ages 8yrs upwards. One to one lessons. Contact 087-4144228. Get fit the fun way and learn to dance, the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Jive, now taking place in the Lisdoo, Dundalk Tuedsay’s from 8pm - 10pm. The Barbican Centre, Drogheda Friday’s 8.15-10pm. Contact 086 357 3271 for further information.

special services BUILDER & HOME MAINTAINENCE—Building, Woodwork, Painting, Plumbing, Tiling, Kitchen Refurbishments, Paving & Fencing. No job to big or too small. Tel. 087 295 2529. CHIMNEY & STOVE CLEANING—Tel Paul McArdle 042 933 2491 / 087 666 0094 Email DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE—Best Rates Guaranteed. No Commission. We Buy and Sell All Major Currencies; Electronic Bank Transfers; US and Australian Dollars. 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open MonSat) - Call 042 933-9922/937-0101; Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards.


LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL—FURTHER INFORMATION BWH Developments Ltd have submitted to the planning authority significant further information in relation to planning application ref. no. 181066 at Old Golf Links Road, Blackrock, Co. Louth. This significant further information in relation to the application has been furnished to the planning authority, and is available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the authority during its public opening hours. (Monday—Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm). A submission or observation in relation to the further information may be made in writing to the planning authority not later than two weeks after receipt of this newspaper notice and site notice by the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20.00, except in the case of a person or body who has already made a submission or observation. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed—P. Herr & Associates, Block 4, Third Floor, Quayside Business Park, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. A91 KA9R. Tel. 042-9330019. E-mail

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