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Wednesday, 24th April, 2013. Vol. 6, Issue 17 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email:;

By Paul Byrne

Dundalk man Garry Hoey will be leading a team of amputee men in a record-breaking pursuit this May as they take part in the Limerick City marathon. Back in 2009 while at work a car display ramp slipped and fell over, crushing Garry’s foot resulting in him being rushed to hospital where he remained for a month before a decision was made to have his right leg amputated from just below the knee joint. Garry is now part of a relay marathon team who are taking part in the race to raise awareness for the Irish amputee football team and to raise money to hold a six nations football tournament in Limerick later on this year. The four man relay team

Garry with his team mates from the Ireland team

will run six and a half miles each on crutches in what Garry hopes will be a world record time. “We’re hoping each man

will do his six and a half miles relay team to complete a marin about one and a quarter athon on crutches” explains hours which will hopefully Garry. earn us a Guinness World Continued on Page 4 Record as the fastest amputee

Cancer Care Centre earmarked for Dundalk Plans are afoot to put a specialist cancer support centre in place for Dundalk, and the group has come up with a novel idea to raise funds for the project. The Cara Cancer Care Centre aim to support people and their families on their cancer journey by offering a warm, comfortable environment where advice, information, holistic therapies will be among a wide range on offer. To start the fundraising they have come up with the idea of ‘Fun Friday Funny Feet’ where people will be asked to wear odd shoes on May 10 and donate €2. Maria Clarke, secretary of the newly formed CARA (Irish for friend), says they are currently appealing for a house which can be used to provide the much needed service. “Our aim is to provide comfort and care support in a professional and dedicated manner which Continued on Page 9

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Family Hub hold seminar THE North Dundalk Family Support Hub which is a community based Family Support initiative, is holding a well being seminar entitled: “Give my Head Peace” on Wednesday April 24 at 10.30am in the Redeemer Resource Centre, Cox’s Demesne. Speakers will include John Lonergan former governor of Mountjoy Prison and a selection of local speakers who will talk about positive life

solutions in the area of Mental Health. There also will be a number of stalls and information points who will provide advice and information on the day to all participants. The event is free and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. The morning will be full of useful tips and inspirational stories from local people creating local solutions.

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AN Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, will be told that more jobs to support local communities are needed in the area when he visits Dundalk this Thursday. Despite seeing an influx of investment from foreign companies like PayPal, eBay and Prometric, Dundalk is still suffering on the jobs front according to the President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Paddy Malone. Once an industrial town, Dundalk has seen the pillars of its economy fall away, engineering, tobacco, shoe manufacturing and

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A talented secondary school student is celebrating national success after winning first place in a story-writing competition. Jimmy Dunne, a Third Year student at the De La Salle College in Dundalk, beat off stiff competition from secondlevel students around the country to be awarded first place in the junior category of the ‘Tell The Future’ competition. Jimmy’s wnning entry in the junior category (1st-3rd year) entitled “The Energy Independent Home of the Future”, focused on powering Ireland’s homes using only renewable energy. Bringing these written stories to life is a key feature of this year’s Tell The Future competition, and Jimmy’s entry will be transformed into a one-of-akind animated video. In addition, he also received an iPad and a speciallyengraved trophy, while his school received five Netbook laptops, and T-shirts for his class.


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Benefit night for David By Niamh Kirk

A BENEFIT night will be held in memory of David Carney from Stabannon this May 10 in Dunleer’s Grove Hotel. The night was planned a number of weeks ago but sadly, David passed away before he could see it. However, the organisers thought that it would be fitting to go ahead with the night, and hold it in his memory. David was well known for his involvement in charity work and fundraising and had a lifelong passion for motorcycles. A number of performers are donating their talent on the night. Jennifer Reynolds, from

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A woman who has admitted hitting rock bottom was warned that her daughter and grandchild face following in her footsteps if she does not mend her ways. Natalie Dullaghan of 37 Slieve Foy Park, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, was given the stark warning by Judge Flann Brennan at Dun-

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Two local charities, Special Needs Active Parents (SNAP) and Simon are set to benefit from the Dundalk FM Radiothon which took place over the weekend. For 36 hours nonstop, more than 36

presenters were on air, raising funds to keep the station going and to support local charities. The community radio station hosted a 36 hour long breakfast show, interviewing people all over the world when it was breakfast in their time zone. The airwaves in

“We’re doing this because we want to raise awareness for the Irish amputee football team and to try and raise a few euro to help with the costs of running the Paddy Power Amputee Six Nations Cup which is being held in Limerick in August. “I’ve been playing with the team since last December and I absolutely love it. “I’ve played with Ireland twice this year and we are hoping that the team will be competing in the Amputee World Cup in Mexico next year. “We train down in Ballymun every

Wednesday and it’s just great to be back out on the pitch again competing. My fitness levels have improved so much since I started playing and I’ve made lots of new friends as well. “I used to love playing football and would have played with Demesne Celtic in the Dundalk Summer League a few years ago. Obviously when I had my accident I thought that my days on the football pitch had finished but thankfully it hasn’t turned out that way.” says Garry. Garry has been training hard for this next month’s marathon and admits he’s been getting a few strange looks

from passing motorists as he runs around the Dundalk roads on his crutches. “Cars tend to stop and ask me if I’m ok when they see me out on the roads. “When I tell them that I’m out training for the Great Limerick Run marathon relay I get a few strange looks”, laughed Garry. Garry’s Limerick marathon world record attempts takes place on May 5 and anybody who wishes to sponsor Garry and his team can do so by contacting Garry himself at 0876496711 or through the Irish Amputee Football Association’s My page.

One big listener to the station, Maura Martin, whose 80th Birthday last week made a large donation to the station from some of the money given to her as gifts. Donations are still being left into the station, and online through

Missing person appeal

Gardai are appealing to the public to help them as they try to find a missing girl. Seventeen year old Naolmai Whittington from Ardee was last seen in the Tallanstown area. She is described as 5ft 6 in tall, small build, green eyes and has dyed orange hair that is shaved at the sides with designs. She was last seen wearing black tights, kaki shorts and a blue Back Sabbath T-shirt, navy hoodie and navy NY Baseball cap with Converse boots. Anyone with information should contact Gardai on 041 6871130.

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The second Patsy Kelly 5K run proved once again to be a hugely successful event with 517 runners, joggers and walkers taking part on what proved to be a perfect spring evening. The event which was put together by Clan na Gael GAA club and North East Runners was organised as a tribute to well known ‘Clan’ Patsy Kelly, an avid road runner who tragically passed away in 2010 whilst out jogging.

The route started at the top of the Ecco Rd turning right onto the Castletown Rd through O’Hanlon Park ad Ice House Hill before turning right again down the Ecco Road and finishing at the Clan na Gael Clubrooms. All proceeds were donated to the local SOSAD organisation a free service dedicated to helping all people who might be considering suicide, suffering from depression or bereaved by suicide.

Maurice Harrison, for the Clans club, was delighted with how smoothly the race ran and thanked everybody who helped make the event such a success. “So many people were involved in the organisation of the race from members of the North East Runners, to the Kelly family, to all the 65 stewards who volunteered their time, to the Clans women preparing all the food, we are all extremely grateful to them all.”

said Maurice “A big mention also has to go to Paul Gray who put in a Trojan amount of work to ensure that this race was a success.” added Maurice. “Most importantly I’d like to thank each and every person who turned up and I sincerely hope we will see everybody back here next year. The crowds came out in force and lined the route from Oakland Park, Fr Murray Park

and right up to the Carrick Road.” The overall winner of the Patsy Kelly was local running legend Gary O’Hanlon who won with a course record of 15:09. The first lady to complete the course was Aoife Talty who crossed the line in 16:46 also a record. Adrian McGlynn was the first Clan home while the winner of the over 60 age category was won by Patsy Fitzsimons in a time of 20:46.

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Last week in Drumcar, 12 Louth secondary school took part in the very first Transition Year Triathlon. PE teachers network, An Garda Síochána, Louth Local Sports Partnership and St Mary’s Drumcar joined forces to put the event together. The event had the contestants put up 16:32 against each other in a race which consisted of a 200m indoor swim, a 9km cycle through the Drumcar and Togher and a 3km run at which point the runners were met by a huge group of cheering students and teachers alike.

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Over 250 students from the 12 schools took part in the event and everyone seemed to be happy with how they performed. The winners of the males were in first was Cormac Jones (Dundalk Grammar) second went to Conall Kelly (De La Salle) and in third place

was Darragh Shevlin (Scoil Ui Mhuiri) The winners of the females were in first was Ciara Fay (Dundalk Grammar) second place went to Caitlin Ní Chonbuirn (Bush) and third place went to Niamh Murray (Scoil Uí Mhuirí) Team winners

were De La Salle, in second was Dundalk Grammar and in third place was Bush. In the end Dundalk Grammar School took the prize of the overall Best School back with the cup for the second time. All school involved were very pleased with the results.

McCabe (Business Support Manager Louth County Council) and Tim Mullins (Chair of An Táin March). Friends and family from near and far are invited to gather at Dundalk Stadium on May 3 which promises

to be an unforgettable night of mythical merriment. Take a journey through time at the stadium’s ‘Mini Museum’ providing a glimpse into the past of traditional Irish culture and heritage. Experience the

spectacle that is An Táin March and enjoy entertainment of set dancers and traditional Irish music gracing the Stadium. Doors open at 5pm with horse racing commencing at 5.50pm and greyhound racing

A 35-year-old mother of two died following a crash just outside Dunleer on Sunday night. Linda Bray of Gort Nua, Castlebellingham, was involved in a twocar collision at 10.15pm at Castletown, Dunleer. She was the only occupant in the car. The only occupant of the other car was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda with serious injuries. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Dunleer Garda Station on 041-6862380, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Dundalk Stadium along with DkIT’s fourth year Public Relations students launched their legendary Gathering event ‘The Louth Land of Legends Race Day’ which will take place on Friday May 3. Cuchulainn, Queen Maeve and Dougall, the Irish Wolf hound welcomed Dundalk Stadium’s mythological themed event to coincide with The Gathering 2013 and to promote County Louth and all it has to offer. Joining Cuchulainn and Queen Maeve was Adrian O’Sullivan (Tourism and Business Support Louth County Council), Michael

taking place at 9.40pm. A team of DkIT’s fourth year PR students are working alongside the Stadium to promote The Gathering Ireland and showcase the very best of what Louth has to offer.

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A man who was an observer at an eviction in Dundalk avoided a conviction at Dundalk District Court after pleading guilty to a public order charge. Finbarr Markey of St Fursey’s Tce, Blackrock, was among a crowd that had gathered while Gardai were supervising a house eviction by the County Sheriff. While the owner was leaving he told him to stand his ground and he attempted

to get into the property. He was asked to leave by Gardai and when he refused, he was arrested. Inspector Martin Beggy stated that the defendant had no rights to the property and his intervention caused difficulties. Solicitor, Conor MacGuill, stated that his 37-year-old client accepted his guilt on the charge which arose from a remark he made during the incident.

He said the defendant, who had no ulterior motive, is a highly educated community worker who contributes a lot to the people in his community. Judge Flann Brennan said that he would deal with the case as an isolated incident and applied the Probation Act in view of his guilty plea and previous good record. He warned Mr Markey not to behave like this again.


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Tesco gets ready for exciting new store When the Dundalk Shopping Centre first opened in 1974 it was a trail blazer. As an entirely enclosed shopping centre, it was one of the first of its kind in Ireland and now Tesco Ireland is continuing that tradition as works begins on their redevelopment of the local landmark on the Dublin Road.

Michel Sullivan who has worked on the project with Tesco since its inception says that the new shopping centre will also be unique in its own way as one of the most up to date retail outlets in the country. “It will be really beautiful, I’m very excited about seeing it come to fruition,” he said.

Working from blank sheet and with years of retail expertise behind them, it will be a real flagship for Tesco said Mr Sullivan. It could be good news for retail in general in Dundalk as Mr Sullivan believes that it will also encourage more footfall in the town centre. Work on the project will

begin in the coming weeks. A lot of preparation on the site must be done before construction can begin but Mr Sullivan says they expect the Shopping Centre to open in the summer of 2014. In the mean time, Tesco will continue trading on the site in a scaled down outlet. The store currently employs

about 100 people but the new store expects to employ 200, creating 100 jobs in the town. Tesco Ireland announced plans to redevelop the Dundalk Shopping Centre in 2010 at an estimated to cost of €33 million. It will include a two storey building, with three retail units and parking for more than 500 cars.

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Cancer Care Centre earmarked for Dundalk

From Page 1 will help cancer patients and their families through what is a very difficult experience”, explained Maria. “We would appreciate input and support from all corners of the community of Dundalk and surrounding areas. We invite volunteers, fundraisers, ideas and suggestions. Family and friends who have experienced cancer will have a huge role to play in this project. We are committed to this cause and we are determined to make it happen”, she added. “The service will be for people from Dundalk and its surrounding areas. We

Maria Clarke are in the early stages of making this happen and we obviously have a huge challenge in front of us. We are asking for the people of Dundalk to help us make this dream a reality. “First and foremost we are appealing for a house to be given to us where we can run the service and

Chowder Cook-off Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant claimed second place in The Annual National Chowder Cook-Off in Kinsale. The event saw chefs, fishermen and commercial chowder producers from every county of Ireland serve up pots and pots of delicious creamy chowder in a bid to walk away with the coveted title. Photo includes Arunas Jokubauskas, Danny and Dymphna Fitzpatrick and Janine Renaghan representing Fitzpatricks Bar and Restaurant.

this house would ideally be in the town centre of Dundalk. We are also calling on people around town to support us as much as they possibly can for our very first fundraiser which takes place on Friday May 10”, urged Maria. The fundraiser ‘Fun Friday Funny Feet’ will ask people to go into their schools, factories and places of work wearing odd shoes for the day. Everybody who takes part is asked to donate just €2 to CARA which will go towards getting the project of the ground. The day is designed to be a fun day for all who take part and there will be

spot prizes given out throughout the event by the CARA team. Cara’s motto reads “We’ll support you every step of the way” and they are appealing for the Dundalk communities support as they try and get the cancer care centre up and running. For more information on Cara Cancer Care Centre go to their facebook page and for anybody who wants to take part in the ‘Fun Friday Funny Feet’ fundraiser call Claire at 0874157544. There is also an email address should people wish to ask any questions at cccc@gmail. com.


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Local trio to represent Ireland

Crosscause – to nazwa organizacji charytatywnej założonej przez wspaniałego człowieka, lokalnego filantropa, Conora Hughes. Organizacja zajmuje się dwoma projektami, w których skład wchodzą: -  Szkoła i Dom Wspólnoty w Afryce Zachodniej,  -  Domy i przedszkole dla dzieci w Rumunii. Współpracując z Conorem od lutego 2012 roku, pomagając w prowadzeniu sklepu w Blackrock, załadunku TIRów z darami, przygotowywaniu i prowadzeniu imprez kulturalnych i gromadzeniu funduszy, mieliśmy okazję poznać się lepiej i przekonać, iż nasze ideały nie różnią się zbytnio od siebie. Dlatego też, kiedy rozmawiałem z Conorem o przyszłych projektach, wpadliśmy na pomysł zrealizowania zbiórki pieniedzy pt. Bag Packing Day. Polega to na tym, że przez cały dzień jeden z supermarketów daje nam do dyspozycji swoje kasy, gdzie wolontariusze pomagają kupującym pakować nabyte towary. Szukając supermarketu, który udostępni nam miejsce, udałem się do Long Walk Shoping Centre, gdzie, ku mojej radości, dostaliśmy od kierownictwa w Tesco zezwolenie na przeprowadzenie tej akcji i to przez 2 dni! Data została ustalona na 5-6 kwietnia br. Jedynym problemem dla Conora był brak zasobów ludzkich. Z racji tego, że z doświadczenia wiem, iż większość Polaków współpracująca z Simul Polonia ma wielkie serce i dużo chęci do pomocy, zaoferowałem Conorowi, iż popytam wśród lokalnej Polonii. Po raz kolejny odzew przeszedł nasze najśmielsze oczekiwania!  W akcji pakowania zakupów

wzięło udział 20 osób! W tym: Klub Pajęczyna: Ania, Milena i Żaneta, Ewka i Edyta, Edyta Baran, Janek, zaprzyjźniona młodzież: Tosia, Jola, Karolina, a także grupa dorosłych wolontariuszy w składzie: Anita, Magda, Ania, Ewka, Aga, Angelika, Krzysiek, Krzysiek Keringer, Piotr i Gienek. Pomoc w pakowaniu, jak i krótkie, przyjazne rozmowy, wywierały pozytywne wrażenie, a ludzie widząc sympatyczne, uśmiechnięte twarze okazali się bardzo szczodrzy i wrzucali resztę pieniędzy z zakupów do otrzymanych od Conora kubełków. Drodzy Czytelnicy, Wolontariusze, Pajęczyno i Simulowcy! Po ostatecznym posortowaniu wszystkich darowizn i przeliczeniu pieniędzy po Bag Packing Days zebraliśmy co następuje: 1 tabletkę przeciwbólową 1 agrafkę 1 żeton do wózka w Tesco 50 groszy 10 centów amerykańskich 20 centów austalijskich 5 funtów i 43 pensy Oraz 1400 euro i 15 centów. I co Wy na to? Powiem Wam tyle, Conor był w wielkim szoku. Nie mógł uwierzyć, że udało nam się aż tyle zebrać! Bardzo nam podziękował za pomoc w tym projekcie i kazał przekazać wszystkim uczestnikom – „Jesteście wspaniali!”. W imieniu Conora i dzieci w Ghanie i Rumunii dziękujemy Wam wszystkim gorąco! Po raz kolejny wszyscy ukazaliśmy Polaków jako pracowity, chętny do pomocy i wielkoduszny naród, za co my, Simul Polonia, Polska Organizacja w Dundalk dziękujemy. Z pozdrowieniami Eugeniusz Ząbek

Included are four competitors who will represent Ireland

MAS-F Juniors Monique Martin and Enda Kelly, and Cadets Darren O’Donogh and Tomás Flanagan represented their club and town on Sunday April 14 at the KickBoxing Ireland/ WAKO Irish National Championsips in City West. This competition allows the top martial artists in the country to compete for the highest accolade in Kickboxing in Ireland - The KBI/ WAKO Championship title, where only the top two students in each division, represent Ireland at the most prestigious tournament in Europe. Current National Champion, Darren O’Donogh, entered the younger cadet division for forms and weapons. Up against competition

from several counties he dominated to win two gold medals and places for both sections on the Irish National Kickboxing Team. Darren then donned his sparring gear and in a very close semi-final obtained a bronze in continuous sparring and a ranking of third in Ireland. Tomás Flanagan sparred in the continuous section for older cadets. Winning his semi-final by a unanimous decision, he competed in a high paced final against his opponent. Tomás achieved a silver medal and a ranking of second in Ireland, giving him a place on the cadet team also. In the Junior division, World Bronze medalist Monique Martin took the gold and the Irish Na-

tional Title for weapons and a place on the junior team for the Europeans in September. Monique then swapped the sword for sparring gear and won a silver medal. Enda Kelly who recently won gold in the Senior weapons division, entered his final National Junior competition and secured the final Gold for MAS-F and another national title for himself. Enda also gained a coveted spot on the Irish Kickboxing team. All four students have done themselves and their club proud and will now begin the arduous task of fundraising for the European Championships. The road to the Europeans costs approximately €1,100 per student and demands rigorous training.

Three Gardai are injured during arrest A man who took exception to be arrested, lashed out at Gardai resulting in three officers being injured. As a result, 19-year-old Michael Murden, 529 Aisling Park, Cox’s Demesne, Dundalk, appeared at Dundalk District Court where he was sentenced to 10 month after pleading guilty to assault. The court heard that on February 27 this year, the defendant was being arrested on foot of a bench warrant but resisted. He lashed out at the Gardai, thumping and kicking one officer who suffered a sore back and kidney difficulties as a result. The same officer was assaulted again at the station and had to attend hospital. Another Garda suffered ligament damage to her hand and has been out of work since. A third Garda was also assaulted

and although he was sore afterwards, he did not require medical attention. Mr Murden also faced charges in respect of an incident on October 3 outside the courthouse when he was being transferred to a prison van. When it was suspected that he was concealing something, Gardai attempted to search him but he resisted and had to be restrained. A Garda suffered minor injuries to his hand. Solicitor for the defendant stated that his client, who is currently serving a nine month sentence, apologised to Gardai after the incidents. He was in a highly agitated state at the time and added the behaviour was inexcusable and that he was ashamed of himself. “He has had a problem with drink and drugs but is drug free in prison and is doing well. He has the support of his family.

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Derek Moran, Barry O’Connor, Padr aig

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Peter Maguire with Gerard and Gavin Ferguson

Jamesy and Brenda Clinton with Jake and Kerri Clinton

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Mary and Aoife Scanlon, Madge Gormley and Carmel Murphy, all of the newly opened Blackrock A.C.

Man thanks Gardai for arresting him

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A man who was found wandering around in a field in the early hours of the morning believes that Gardai did him a favour by arresting him. Enda McKevitt of Proleek, Ravensdale, initially resisted arrest and headbutted a Garda, but despite his actions leading to a court appearance, on reflection believes it was the best thing that could have happened. The court heard that on May 4, 2012, Gardai discovered a vehicle abandoned at Hackballscross and on investigation discovered the defendant in a field at 5am. He was very drunk and disorientat-

ed. When Gardai tried to restrain him, he headbutted an officer and made a second attempt before being taken to the station. Solicitor, Frank McDonnell, stated if Gardai had not come across his 25-year-old client, his safety would have been at risk. “Being found by Gardai was the best thing that could have happened. He had been out at a nightclub and can’t remember how he got to a field in Hackballscross, which is nowhere near his home. “When the doctor was called he was found to be in a hallucinatory state. He is lucky the Gardai


came across him as his safety was in jeopardy. “He apologises to Gardai and also thanks them as otherwise he doesn’t know what would have happened him”, added Mr McDonnell. Judge Flann Brennan accepted a contribution of €500 into the Court Poor Box before finding the facts proven and dismissed the case, but warned the defendant not to act like this again. “I don’t know what went on, but don’t ever misbehave like this again. Headbutting is a particularly cowardly activity in my book”, stated the judge.

A team of students from Dundalk IT has won third place in the final of the Health and Safety Authority’s first ‘Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare’ competition aimed at nursing undergraduates across Higher Education. Teams battled it out to win at the final interviews held in Dublin. Third place was taken by Dundalk IT, made up of third year nursing undergraduates Grainne Miggin (captain), Rachel Cusack and Evelyn Farrelly.  Athlone IT took first and second places. 



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Faughart NS clean up with another Green Flag The environmentally conscious pupils in Faughart National School were delighted to see their second Green Flag raised on the same day as their Annual Spring Clean. On Saturday morning the pupils and parents were up bright and early to spruce up the roads and amenities around the school. It was fitting that after the clean-up they could celebrate the raising of their second green flag, which was awarded to the school for their outstanding achievement in energy saving. Green School Coordinator and teacher in Faughart NS, Aine

helped out with the energy efficiency efforts by taking surveys, making adjustments in the school like sensor lighting system and dou-

A plaque-unveiling ceremony took place at Coláiste Lú in Chapel Street, Dundalk last week to mark the establishment of the new all-Irish post-primary school in the former premises of the ESB in the town centre. The ceremony was officiated by the Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council, Cllr Jennifer Green. Cllr Green unveiled a brass plaque inside the front door of the school which acknowledges the historical significance of the building. Guest of honour at the event was Canice O’Mahony, former town engineer with Dundalk Town Coun-

of the ESB premises on Chapel Street. Speaker after speaker took to the podium to congratulate Canice on his dedication and determination to ensure that the historical significance of the site is not lost to future generations of students attending Coláiste Lú, as well as future generations of Dundalk people. The event was held on April 18 to coincide with the International Day of Buildings and Monuments. The International Council on Monuments and Sites Dr Padraig Kirk and Una Kirk help Cllr Jennifer Green unveil the plaque holds an “International cil who retired in 1987, of a ceremony to mark premises. Day of Monuments and and who was credited the occasion of the esLast year, Mr Sites” each year and at the event as being the tablishment of Coláiste O’Mahony published a this year’s theme was brainchild of the hosting Lú in the former ESB comprehensive history ‘Education’.

Paddy Keenan helps Faughart NS celebrate their Green Flag

Marks praised the turnout over the weekend and the enthusiasm shown by all. She described how an action plan was initiated

by the Green Schools Committee comprised of students, staff and two parents reps. The pupils embraced the plans and actively

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ble glazed windows. They also followed the ‘switch it off’ campaign and turned down the heating by one degree. “It’s fantastic to see so many people here in support of the Green Schools’ campaign and community clean-up and it’s a positive step in making the environment a better place for children”, explained Ms Marks. The school has no plans to stop there and the next project will be on water- conservation. Louth GAA captain Paddy Keenan attended the days celebrations and helped with the award ceremony held for children who took part in a Green Art Competition.

By Niamh Kirk

A Ravensdale resident who has been burgled for the second time in the space of three years has appealed for any information as to the whereabouts of the stolen goods. Dympna McKenna returned to her home on Saturday afternoon March 23 this year to find the patio doors smashed in and thousands of euro worth of goods stolen. Flatscreen TVs, laptops, an iPad, Playstation and a Blackberry phone were amongst the items taken by the robbers. “We got back home at about 3pm on Saturday to find the fence knocked over and the patio door smashed. We knew straight away we’d been burgled as we had the same thing happen to us three years previously. “I am still very upset about the whole incident and it is absolutely

soul destroying to see the destruction these people inflicted on us. “I was told that a number of cars were broken into on the same day in Ravensdale so I’m guessing the incidents are probably connected. “My son is only 11 years old and he’s heartbroken as they took his brand new Playstation and his Wii. These people never seem to think of the destruction they leave in their wake. Dympna has offered a reward for any information leading to the recovery of the stolen items especially the stolen cherry red colour Packard Bell Dot.S laptop which contains a large quantity of essential college assignments. For more information regarding the stolen laptop see the classifieds section of this newspaper.

Bikes and cakes Event held to mark establishment of Coláiste Lú at a very busy Realt na Mara By Paul Byrne

Thursday morning was a typically busy one in Réalt na Mara school with the annual cake sale taking place in the school hall as well as a ‘Safety on Bikes’ lesson in the yard. According to Paul Leonard from the parents association the annual cake sale proved a great success helping to raise over €1,065 for the school. “We were delighted to raise over a thousand euro for the school and thank all the parents and children for making it such a resounding success. Compliments were flowing in regarding the quality of the baking so all those who helped out out there take a well-deserved bow. The money raised will be put to great use in the school.” explained Paul. School principal Mary Hession thanked all those who had helped raise money for the school. “On behalf of the school I’d like to say a huge thank you to the parents association for raising the money to make this possible.” she stated. “The Parents Association in Realt na Mara organises events to raise

Chloe Smith, Caoimhe McCormick and Kate Mackin.

DkIT host active Upcoming events in citizenship night Dundalk Library Huvert Maslyk, Aronas Jurcikonis and Alex Nievauvr

vital funds for the pupils. Positive input from parents is essential to the success of school life”, she added. The money raised from the parents association fundraisers have been reinvested in a variety of ways including a PA system for use in the school hall, iPads for use in the Autism Centre, purchase of school books for the literacy initiative, improvements to the school security system, by way of three new cameras as well as new playground markings which were put in

last year. Safety was also on the agenda on Thursday in the school with children from 4th to 6th class being taught the values of safe cycling. Qualified instructors Mary Kelly and Maria Quinn were on hand to teach the children the basic principles of cycling safety in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The classes which were run in conjunction with ‘Pedal Right’ and Go Dundalk aim to encourage children to get on their bikes whilst teaching them to cycle safe.

Dundalk Institute of Technology will be hosting its annual School of Business and Humanities Active Citizenship night on April 25 to recognise honour and encourage the contributions made to the local community by the Business and Humanities students of DkIT. The evening will be filled with a number of events that will include presentations of cheques to various local and national charities such as The Simon Community, SOSAD, the Irish Cancer Society and the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre among others. Despite the current economic difficulties faced by students, they have managed to raise significant sums of money for charities across Ireland. In addition to raising money for local charities, this year DkIT Public Relations students also provided ‘pro bono’ work for local charities through their course work. “It is refreshing to see young students working so hard to raise funds for local charities, for without these much needed funds our work would be extremely difficult if not impossible,” said Elaine Gillespie from the Irish Cancer Society. At the end of the evening DkIT president, Dennis Cummins will present the Active Citizenship award to a student that has shown commitment to the community as well as excelling academically during the year.

Dundalk Library are running events to suit all ages and tastes this spring. Upcoming events include: ‘The EU and You’ a talk by the European Movement Ireland on Thursday, April 25 at 11.30am. This talk will incorporate all you need to know about being an EU citizen today, Ireland’s Presidency of the EU and the European Year of Citizenship 2013. The talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend. As part of the Dundalk Book Festival the library will run children’s events on Sat April 27. ‘Fighting Words’ Creative Writing Workshop at 10.30am, suitable for 7-10 year olds. ‘True Stories’ with Sarah Webb, author of the ‘Amy Green’ series at 2.30pm. Suitable for aged 10 and over. Please leave name at issue desk for these events.

European Classical Drawing Classes. 6 week course commencing Friday, May 3 at 10am. Classes are free but materials are not supplied. Please bring along pastels, charcoals or pencils and an easel if possible. Places limited so please book at issue desk. Grow Happy with Bealtaine 2013 in Louth Co. Libraries Celebrating Creativity As We Age, May 1 to 31. Events include: Flower Arranging Demonstration, Thursday May 2 at 10.30am Quick & Easy Paint Transformations for your Home, Tuesday May 7 at 10am Mobile Phone Classes, May 8 and 9 at 2pm. Bealtaine Table Quiz, May 23 at 2.30pm. All events are free but places are limited so please book at issue desk.

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LSPCA open new animal shelter By Niamh Kirk

After two years hard work by countless local volunteers, the animal shelter for Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA), ‘The InnBetween’ was officially opened last weekend by Linda Martin. LSPCA officer Fiona Squibb praised the work of the volunteers who helped out over the past two years. They said it was impossible to count how many people turned out to help as there were so many who were so kind. Without them the project would not have been possible, particularly the trades people whose skills were required to ensure the kennels and cattery were of the best quality. Committee members were delighted with the shelter in Haggardstown and said it is a huge improvement. Some admitted that they had resisted the idea when it was first presented to them, but now are very happy to have been wrong. Chairman, Mark Gallagher said that he and

Fiona Squibb, Linda Martin with ‘Chilli Willy’ and members of the LSPCA committee with volunteers - Sally Thornball, Claire Cooney, Christine Lambert, Caroline McNally, Arabella Scott

Fiona had a hard time convincing people that the new shelter was not only necessary, but achievable. They hit a financial stumbling block and feared that the sanctuary may not be completed. But a fundraising drive and a donation from PetSafe, saved the day. “We are grateful to be able to show all our supporters what we have done with their donations,” said Fiona. The new sanctuary has some outstanding features. As well as spacious kennels, complete with outdoor areas for each, a mother and

puppy area and medical facilities, they also have a faux living room and kitchen where prospective owners can take a dog too see how they are in a home environment. Fiona Squibb also praised the people who keep the sanctuary running day to day, to feed, exercise and entertain the animals there. “There are some who are particularly dedicated, they are here every morning, in the most awful weather,” she said. Singer and TV personality, Linda Martin, was there to cut the ribbon and officially christen

the shelter. She got her Chihuahua, Chilli Willy, though the LSPCA four years ago. She commended the attention paid not just to animals but also to people around them, making sure that a dog finds the right home. “Not everyone has a family, for so many, an animal is there companion. Tell everyone what a good thing this is,” she said. There is always someone at the sanctuary, in Haggradstown so there are no excuses for dumping animal instead of handing them over if they cannot be kept.

Drink drive suspects claims he needed more information A Clogherhead man attempted who was charged with drink driving attempted to have the charges against him struck out by claiming that he was not given sufficient information by investigating Gardai. Mark Mulroy, 58 Gort Uaine, Clogherhead, was stopped by Gardai at 1.05am on February 7, 2012, after being observed using a mobile phone. After Gardai noticed a strong smell of alcohol and slurred speech, the defendant was arrested and taken to Dundalk Garda Station. A doctor was unable to attend to take a sample the breath test was conducted on an evidencer, which showed that Mr Mulroy was over the limit for driving. Prior to the sample

Gardai were obliged to provide “objective justification”, such as saying observation was required in conjunction with the manufacturer’s guidance or under best international practice. He argued that as this had not been done, it followed that his client’s detention was unlawful. Inspector Martin Beggy stated that there is nothing in the legislation to say that Gardai have to elaborate on the reason for 20 minute observation. Judge Flann Brennan stated that he would not be making a decision until he looked carefully at previous judgements in previous cases and the implications of the State’s evidence. The case was adjourned until May 15.

being taken, the defendant was told that he would have to be observed for 20 minutes to ensure he did not consume anything which would contaminate the test. However, the defendant’s barrister argued that when Gardai informed his client about this observation period, they failed to tell him why it was required. He stated that in light of two test cases when the intoxilyser was introduced, the


in Brief Blackrock Festival

The ‘Glitz and Glam’ night which was held in Dundalk Golf Club last week as a fundraiser for this year’s Blackrock Seaside Festival was a great success, and the Festival Committee would like to thank the businesses and individuals for their generous help in making the night possible, including Dundalk Golf Club for the use of their venue and for very kindly sponsoring the complementary glass of bubbly. A further fundraising night in the Stone House which will feature a historical film and slide-show is also being planned. The date will soon be confirmed and announced.

St Padre Pio Triduum St Padre Pio Triduum will take place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer on Monday May 20 - Mass 7:30pm; Tuesday May 21 Mass and Annointing the Sick at 7:30pm; Wednesday May 22- Mass and Benediction at 7:30pm. There will be a rosary at 7:10pm each evening.

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Ardee comes together to remember Davy

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A day of special events is lined up to commemorate the life of Davy McCoy, the former Louth and St Mary’s footballer. Davy passed away last December after a short illness. His friends made a promise to Davy to have a day to remember to celebrate his memory. So in his honour a day of special events has been lined up to help raise funds for the Ardee Hospice Homecare. The day’s activities include a 40k cycle, a 5k fun run, walk and a Football Legends tournament as well as a host of other entertainment. All the

activities will start from Davy’s beloved Ardee St Mary’s GAA Club. Davy was one of the founders of the Football Legends, was a marshal

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for the cycling club and walked every morning. “Davy lived his life to the full and the whole day is a celebration of his interests and

activities,” Vinny McCoy who is part of a committee of Davy’s friends and family who have come together to organise this celebration. He said he was bowled over by the response from the community who have come together to get behind the celebration. ““It will be one of the great days in Ardee,” said Vinny. The 40k cycle is open to all and will be supervised by Ardee Cycling Club. Registration is at 11am, with the event starting at Noon. The 5k run will be overseen by Ardee and

District Athletic Club and will be an ideal warm-up for those taking part in the Boyne 10k that weekend. Registration is from 1pm onwards with the fun run or walk beginning at 2.30 and, again, all are welcome. Many familiar faces from the past will be lining out in the Football Legends match at 5.30pm which will feature a host of St Mary’s and Louth heroes through the years. There will be music, entertainment and festivities for all the family throughout the day and into the evening.

Novel project helps generations learn from each other By Jack Healy

For the last few months students from VEC schools (Scoil Uí Mhuiri, St Oliver Community School, O Fiaich College and Bush Post-Primary School) have been taking part in a course in Dundalk Institute of Technology called SANDPiT. This is an inter generational project which has been launched in DkIT. These students in Transition Year are working with members of Great Northern Haven to design software for

smartphones which will appeal to the two generations. The students are mixed into groups and placed along with elderly citizens and so far they are on the verge of creating the software. The idea of the whole course is to teach the two generations that the modern world has a place for people of all ages and that technology shouldn’t put up a wall between itself and anyone. Great North Haven is a development in Dundalk which has 16 ‘Smart Apartments’ c o n s t r u c t e d


specifically for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) application. Fifteen of these apartments are occupied by older residents. One student, who is taking part in the course, said, “it is a great learning experience in both technology and understanding our elders”. He and three other student along with a participant of the Great North Haven project are designing a quiz app which will feature a huge range of categories.

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Ardee Concert Band in Derry Saturday last, April 20 was a most memorable day for Ardee Concert Band

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Community Wind Band who joined in with the festivities for the day” said PRO Sinead Nutley. This is the third Band Ardee Concert Band has had collaboration with a band from the North and this encourages cross border liaisons having already fused links with Fermanagh

Concert Band and St Eugene’s Concert Band from Omagh. Colin Laird, Chairman of Britannia Concert Band was presented with a Crystal bowl by Ardee’s Acting chairperson, Jen McKeever, which sat on a wooden engraved Base in recognition of the days.

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Arts Festival set to be a hit Now in its ninth year the annual Drogheda Arts Festival brings a wealth of music, dance, theatre and art to the area each May. This year’s festival continues to showcase the best of local, national, and international 
talent, bringing actors, artists and musicians from far and wide to this historic town for four days of Festival celebration. Premiering new works commissioned by the festival, lots of free events for families is sure to make this event very popular. This year one of the highlights is certain to be ‘Things in Translation’, a


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THE FAr SIDE Friday 3 May, 8.30pm Droichead Arts Centre Theatre, Stockwell St Tickets 15


mIcHAEL gOrDON’S TImBEr Saturday 4 May, 8.00pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter Street Tickets 110


THE cOckrOAcH AND THE INvENTOr Sunday 5 May, 6.00pm & 8.00pm Outside St Peter’s Church, West St Free, but prior booking required

>> B o o k i ng T e l e p h o n e : 0 41 9 8 3 3 9 4 6 W e B S i T e : w w w. d r o g h e da a r t s f e s t i va l . i e

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Countdown to music festival season

Members of the Realt na Mara Parents Committee taking part in their recent cake sale

By Niamh Kirk The countdown to festival season is on, and local boutique music festival Vantastival is set to kick off the season this May Bank Holiday weekend. As final preparations get underway, organisers can reveal the finer details. The Campervan Cook Off is returning this year working with local artisan food producers, Aruna. The event gives par-

Friday 26th April

Karaoke with Roz

All Pints Longneck & s €3.5 from 9pm 0

Saturday 27th April Live Music with

LAST ORDERS Sunday 28th April Live Music with

Gerry & Keenan Premiership Live on Big Screen – Pints & Longneck Specials Saturdays and Sundays during games.

ticipants a list of set ingredients from which they must make a two course meal. This year it has an Asian twist as Aruna’s range of Indian sauces are all based on authentic recipes passed down to Bangladeshi chef Sarajit Chandra by his mother, Aruna. The prize is a food hamper and a voucher for the acclaimed Fuchsia House Restaurant in Ardee. The Campervan Cookoff will take place Sunday May 5 at 3pm in the main Vantastival arena and will pose a colourful spectacle as a circle of vintage VW campervans take part. But due to unforeseen circumstances the Lock –Up stage which housed much of the local talent, will not be returning to the festival this year. The cancellation of the stage was announced late last week but the Lock-Up organisers are already planning to reschedule the performances for an event in June. The announcement read “The Lock-Up stage has been proud to be part of all previous Vantastival’s but we are very disappointed to announce that we are cancelling our stages’ appearance. Due to unfortunate circumstances the Lock-Up stage will not be appearing at this year’s Vantastival in Bellurgan Park.” “We sincerely apologise to everyone who was looking forward to checking out the 15 bands and 25 DJs scheduled to appear on our stage.” The Festival organisers have said that they will continue to support local acts and that more information will be available soon.

The Animals & The e Featuring Th nd Troggs ba ppers Show To

Friday 26th April - €25

Friends In Low Places -Rodeo Tour 2013 The Story & Music of Garth Brooks - 4th May - €24

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Tribute

Sun 5th May @ 3pm - Tickets - €12

The Leddy Family Show In Aid of Boyneview & Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre - May 8th €11 inc booking fee


50th Anniversary Concert “ The Greatest hits from Love Me Do to Let It Be” 17th May - €20

Nights On Broadway The Bee Gee’s Story Friday, 24th May - €23 Special Early Booking Price of €20 to the first 50 Customers (available from the Box Office only)

Paddyland Comedy Show starring Dave O’Connor

Friday 31st May Tickets €15 plus booking fee

Man in the Mirror Saturday 7th June - Tickets €25

Dundalk Leader 24th April 2013


Over to you QUESTION: A Mayo councillor is trying to ban hoodies as people use them to hide their faces while commiting crimes. Do you agree with him?

Malcolm Thornton Now, I think it’s a bit over the top. It would be too hard to enforce it on everybody.

Audrey Kerr That’s silly, everyone wears them, and if they ban hoodies they will only use something else to hide behind.

Nick Fenlon

Dessie O’Rourke

Valerie Stewart

It’s ridiculous, you can wear what you want in this country. Who is he to decide what people wear? There’s no way to enforce it and where do we draw the line? Only people over the age of 25 able to wear them or just no one being allowed a hoodie? I just don’t see it happening.

I wouldn’t ban them, it would be better if the goverment focused on stopping the crime, not focused on what they wear.

I agree, they’re abused by people who steal. Someone could come and take my handbag and if they’re wearing a hoodie I wouldn’t know who they were. Otherwise, hoodies are great, cosy and warm, but they are definitely abused by criminals.

More diesel sludge found in Louth Despite the continuing crackdown on diesel laundering in the area, gangs are continuing to make a quick buck from the illegal fuel trade. Two IBCs, the large plastic containers used to hold the toxic bi-product from the process of washing the dye from the fuel, were found dumped at Lacknagreagh. A third was found at Courtbane on April 18. Gardaí are working with PSNI officers and customs on both sides of the border in Operation Loft to curtail the trade. Premises in North Louth and South Armagh were raided as a part of the ongoing investigations last

Students ready for national finals It’s a project that has changed the lives of thousands of young engineers around the world and now on April 30, six students from the Grammar School are at its final stage, hoping to earn the opportunity of a lifetime to represent Ireland at the F1 In Schools World Finals this November. Erin Maguire, the leader of Infinity F1, Dundalk Grammar School’s F1 Team for 2012/13 season explained just how much is has meant to those taking part. “It has been a life changing experience, never did I think this kind of project would revolutionise my life. I went from being that quiet little girl, who kept to myself, to this 16 year old business

woman filled with confidence”, she explained. Infinity F1 has been very successful since they were first formed back in August, they have progressed from 5 Page Plan stage to Regional Finals and now on to the National Finals, they’ve had to go up against hundreds of other students from around the country all fighting for the once in a lifetime opportunity. The level of expectation is at an all time high as well for the team, after not only being very successful since their formation, but also the previous success of 2010 and 2011 teams Govannon Racing and Octane Racing whom also represented Ireland at the F1 In Schools

World Finals. “We want this so much its down right indescribable, weve worked so hard and learned so much in the past 10 months” said Sean Og Cairns, Infinity F1’s Manufacturing Engineer. So as the weeks turns to days, and now the days turn to hours Infinity F1 are feeling the high level of pressure. “Even if we don’t progress to International Finals, it would be the greatest understatement to say we did not succeed, I have learned all kinds of skills , ones most people don’t even get the opportunity to aqquire until college or in many cases the real world” said Luke Reid, Infinity F1’s Co Designer.

month. Earlier this month a sophisticated mobile fuel laundering operation was uncovered in Ravasdale Park. The operation had the capacity to launder about 15 million litres of fuel per year, representing a loss to the exchequer of up to €8 million. It is the responsibility of Louth County Council to clean up after these dumps, placing increased strain on already stretched finances. The illicit fuel trade poses a threat to the environment, causes thousands of euro worth of damage to cars, and means the state coffers are down hundreds of millions of euro every year.

Drove at 188kph on motorway A man who was travelling on the M1 motorway at 188kph escaped a driving ban after being convicted of careless driving. Cornelius Clarke of 4 Ferryhill Road, Newry, was also fined €350 at Dundalk District Court and warned that he would be disqualified if he ever drove at that speed again. The 30-year-old father of four admitted the offence at Drumaleck, Castlebellingham on November 12 last year and his solicitor, Conor Breen, stated that he apolo-

gised and he no excuse. He stated that his client provides a lot of employment locally and the loss of his licence would provide hardship to his own family and others. He added that Mr Clarke was late for a meeting on the date and that driving conditions had been good. Judge Flann Brennan took into account the defendant’s previous good record and warned: “If you ever drive at this speed again I will disqualify you”.

Danger of Radon gas outlined to householders Two public meetings about the dangers of exposure to radon gas were held in Dundalk and Carlingford this week. The meetings were part of a wider campaign by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII), to urge people in Louth to test their homes for the presence of the cancer-causing gas, radon. The RPII’s campaign is to persuade the people of Louth to ‘Take the Radon Test’. As

part of that campaign every home in Louth has received an information pack with their post outlining the dangers of the cancer-causing gas, radon. Louth’s TDs, senators and councillors have being briefed on the issue. Radon, a radioactive, odourless, invisible and tasteless gas is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking and is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland.

Speaking at the public meeting in Dundalk Councillor Mark Dearey said: “Only by taking the radon test can you be certain of the level of exposure.” Speaking at the meeting in Carlingford, Councillor Peter Savage said: “I welcome the RPII’s campaign in County Louth. Much of the Cooley peninsula is a high risk area which is why the RPII recommends that all householders get their homes tested.”

A number of service providers provide a radon measurement service. The cost of a measurement is around €50 depending on which service provider is chosen and includes postage. If radon reduction is required there are two straightforward methods commonly used. If a moderate radon level is found, improving indoor ventilation may be sufficient and the cost of this is relatively low.

If higher levels are found, a fan assisted sump can be installed which can reduce radon levels by over 90%. The sump can be installed in a day by a contractor with little disruption to the home. The typical cost of this work is €1,100 with the fan costing approximately €90 per year to run. An interactive map is available on the RPII’s website ( so that anyone can search for their

address or nearest town to see whether their home or workplace is in a High Radon Area. On the website, they can also find out what they need to know about radon – what it is, why it is a problem and how they can have a measurement made. Information can also be obtained by phoning the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland on Freefone 1800 300 600.


in Brief

Boost for Lourdes Fund

A local group that organises pilgrimages to Lourdes received an unexpected boost at Dundalk District Court when a donation of €2,000 was made to the Faughart Lourdes Committee. Shop owner, Declan McEneaney, 17 Elm Grove, Bay Estated, Dundalk, made the donation to the Court Poor Box after pleading guilty to a charge of selling drink to a minor and in doing so avoided a conviction. The incident on April 12 last year was part of a test purchase case, supervised by a Garda. In handing over the money, the defendant’s solicitor asked that it be paid to the Faughart Lourdes Committee.

Marist Car Boot Sale

A car boot sale will be held on Sunday May 26, 1 to 5pm. Marist school grounds hosted by St Mary’s College Parents Council. Great fun day for all the family, great stalls, cakes, refreshments, bouncy castle, ice cream, face painting and much more. Come and enjoy a great day out! Plus raffle on the day.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics collection day is happening this Friday April 26, throughout Ireland and the Special Olympics Council is looking for people in Dundalk, Dunleer and Ardee to help out on the day. Annette Codd, Regional Director Special Olympics Leinster said “This is our biggest annual fundraising event so it is hugely important to us. If you have a few hours to spare on Friday, please help us by joining one of our collection teams. Every donation we receive will help us to continue to change the lives of people with an intellectual disability. If you can’t volunteer on April 26, you can support Special Olympics on the day by donating to the on street collectors or by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2. 100% of your €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland.

Dundalk Leader 24th April 2013


Family Notices

In Memoriam Announcements , Anniversaries, Birthday Remembrances, Thanksgivings & Acknowledgements.

In Memoriam


The Clan na Gael U-8 squad who travelled to Croke Park last week and put in a great performance on the famous pitch. It proved to be a very enjoyable day for players, mentors and supporters to made the journey.

Car boot sale The annual Car Boot Sale and Coffee Morning will be held at The Presbyterian Church, Jocelyn St, Dundalk on May 6 , from 11am -2.30 pm. Cars cost €15 and vans €20. This includes the cost of refreshments for two people. Gates close for vehicles at 10.30am. Entrance for pedestrians is €2, children free. Enquiries to 0872396776

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1st Anniversary In loving memory of Seamus Reilly, Roskeagh, Kilcurry, who passed away on 30th April 2012. —Never forgotten by his family & many   friends.





Maria Rosa Mystica – Mystical Rose, Immaculate Conception – Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Mother of the Mystical Body of the Church. You came down on earth to call upon us children of this earth to love each other, to unite; and to live in peace. You requested from us charity, prayer and penance. We thank God from the bottom of our hearts that he has given you to us as our Mother and Mediatrix in all our needs. Mary, full of Grace, please help me, I beseech you, and grant me my special intention..... You promised us your motherly protection, full of graces: I am always very close to you with my mystical love. Rosa Mystica, Immaculata Mater Dolorosa, Please show me that you are my Mother, Bride of the Holy Ghost, and Queen of Heaven and Earth. Amen. Recite the Hail Holy Queen. Y.M.

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Patsy Kelly 5k Run

Mark Hoey came in second place at Patsy Kellys 5k Run

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Dundalk Leader 24th April 2013

Dacia have launched their new Logan MCV (Multi Capacity Vehicle). The Logan MCV is capable of carrying 575 litres of luggage with all the seats in place – when you lower the 60/40 split rear seats this increases to a very respectable 1,518 litres which is more than the Skoda Fabia Estate. The Logan MCV has a choice of three engines, the entry level engine is as with all the engines from the Renault Group, and it is the petrol 1.2 16V 75 bhp unit which can deliver on the official combined cycle 5.8L/100km(48.7mpg)

with 135 g/km on the emissions front. There another petrol unit the TCe 90 which features in the Renault Clio, the 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit is capable of 175kph(109mph), with fuel economy of 5L/100km(56.5mpg) and CO2 emissions of 116 g/km. If you prefer a diesel there is the dCi 90, a 1.5 litre engine capable of 3.8L/100km(74.3mpg) on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions are rated under 100 g/km. There are three trim levels, Access, Ambiance




and Lauréate – standard equipment includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ASR traction control, ISOFIX points in both outer rear seats and four airbags all fitted as standard. The entry level Dacia Logan MCV Access does not get a lot of standard equipment, i.e. manual windows and pre-wiring for the optional accessory fit radio and speakers – you do not get a radio. You can upgrade to the Logan MCV Ambiance to gain a radio CD player with fingertip remote controls, USB/ AUX input/ Bluetooth, remote central locking, electric front windows, 15” ‘Colorado’ wheel trims and black roof bars. A plusher interior with chrome surrounds for the air vents, instrument dials and steering wheel logo. The top of the range Dacia Logan MCV Lauréate is set to be the big-

gest seller – it benefits from air conditioning, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, cruise control and electric rear windows as standard. There is height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, leather steering wheel and gear knob

and an upgraded radio CD player with MP3 CD reader, fingertip remote controls and four speakers. The interior has graphite look finish for the centre console surround, front door handles and steering wheel lower insert. And there

are 15” ‘Kalahari’ wheel trims, chrome front grille, front fog lights, body-coloured door handles and door mirrors and satin chrome roof bars. You can add navigation to the Lauréate – which includes an AM/ FM/LW radio, satellite

navigation, USB and AUX connectivity, Bluetooth and steering column-mounted fingertip controls. Should you wish you can also add leather to the interior and parking sensors. Other options include metallic paint and 15-inch ‘Sahara’ alloy

Motoring Services Guide Details just in about the new Subaru Forester AWD. The new Forester has a larger footprint than its predecessor, it is 2mm taller, 15mm wider, and 35mm longer, with a 25mm longer wheelbase which equates to more cabin space and cargo carrying capability. The top grade XT model now has a powered tailgate. There is a choice of three power plants, a 2.0D litre (147PS) diesel and a normal aspirated 2.0i litre (150PS) and an all-new turbo charged 2.0DIT litre (240PS) unit. The 2.0D and 2.0i engines come with a new six-speed manual gearbox, with the option of Lineartronic CVT automatic box on 2.0i, which is standard on 240ps DIT engine. The Lineartronic CVT transmission models are equipped with shift and a custom driving mode system, Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive), which allows drivers to choose between different driving modes to match road conditions. It also comes with X-Mode which is Subaru’s new AllWheel-Drive control system that includes Hill Descent Control with improved traction over the older model. There is a choice of six trim levels, ‘X’, ‘XC’, ‘XC Premium’ for diesel models and ‘XE’ and ‘XE Premium’ for the 2.0i petrol and for the 2.0DIT litre there is only on spec, ‘XT’. The new Subaru Forester is protected by a fiveyear warranty, plus a 12-year anti-corrosion guarantee.

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wheels, both available for Ambiance and Lauréate. The Access model comes exclusively in white, with the other two trim levels able to be specified in one of five metallic shades: Cinder Red, Mercury, Pearl Black, Sargasso Blue and Stone.

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2012 VW Transporter SWB

€17,000 + VAT












2013 VW Amorak T-L 163bhp 2008 Mercedes Benz Vito 2013 VW Transporter 2.0TDi 2.2 €10,000 + VAT LWB €22,000 + VAT €29,000 + VAT

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2011 VW Caddy 1.6TDi

€11,000 + VAT






2003 Peugeot 206 Van 1.4 €3,000

2010 VW Crafter 2.5L

€15,950 + VAT


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