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Thieves strike during Blessing of Graves Thursday, 8th August, 2013. Vol. 6, Issue 32 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email:;

By Niamh Kirk and Paul Byrne

Opportunistic thieves targeted the Carlingford and Greenore area on Sunday as residents were attending the annual Blessing of the Graves at St Michael’s Cemetery Carlingford. Gardaí received reports of a spate of burglaries during the ceremony and believe that the thieves are not from the area but travelled from elsewhere in the knowledge that a number of homes would be empty as families attended the event. Gardai are advising that when events like this are taking place, people should consider leaving someone to mind the property and keep an eye on the area. Speaking about the string

of burglaries at the weekend, a Garda representative appealed for vigilance. “If you are vacating your home for these type of public events, just leave someone in charge,” he said. Cllr Jim Loughran echoed the Gardai’s advice and urged people to be extra vigilant when there are events on which many in the community attend. “I’ve heard about the spate of burglaries around Carlingford and Greenore as people attended the Blessings of the Graves and unfortunately this is happening all too often nowadays. I’ve heard the same reports from Faughart and Kilcurry recently as well.”, explained the Sinn Fein councillor. See Page 10

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Nicky, Trisha, Peter and Catriona Stewart at the fun day in honour of Siobhain

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Proud moment for Garry in Limerick event resent his country this weekend as the Irish Dundalk man Garry Amputee Football team Hoey will proudly rep- take part in the first ever By Paul Byrne

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amputee international soccer tournament which is being held in Limerick. Garry and his teammates will take their place in the Paddy Power Cup alongside England and the Netherlands in what is a very tough Group 2, while Group 1 sees Poland Germany and Belgium battle it out in the two day competition. Back in 2009, as a result of a work accident, Garry had his leg amputated and he is now looking forward to what will be the biggest amputee football event ever held

in this country. “We’ve been training really hard over the last few months and we’re all raring to go at this stage. All the hard work has been done and now we can’t wait for the first game on Saturday against England”, said Garry. “We’ve worked hard raising funds throughout the year to make sure this competition took place and we’d like to thank all the friends and family who helped us raise over €7,000 when the team took on the challenge earlier this year of the Great Limer-

ick Run Marathon relay. “We’re hoping that people come down to Limerick to support the event and hopefully the competition will raise awareness of amputee football and help the sport grow over the next few years”, added Garry. We have been invited to the Amputee World Cup in Mexico next year so once this tournament is finished we’ll be focusing on fundraising to try and take part in that. Our sport is growing and is now played in over 30 countries around the world. Even-

tually we hope to given paralympic status”, he added. Amputee football is played using one goalkeeper and six outfield players. Outfield players may have two hands but only one leg whereas goalkeepers may have two feet but only one hand. The game is played with metal crutches without prostheses. Don Bennett the founder and ambassador for Amputee football is flying in from America to watch the Paddy Power tournament this weekend. For more informa-

tion on the Paddy Power tournament visit the Irish Amputee Football Teams facebook page.

The competition takes place on August 10 and 11 in the University of Limerick

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Trouble makers are not real fans By Paul Byrne

DUNDALK FC is on the up as is the support for the team and the buzz about Oriel Park is infectious. However following arrests following two home games in recent weeks, Gardaí say there are concerns that a number of people were travelling to the area on match days with the sole aim of causing trouble. Gardaí made a number of Public Order arrests on Friday night after Dundalk’s win over Shamrock Rovers. However it is not the football that was attracting the individuals to town. “They don’t support

any team, they appear to be from various locations travelling to the area to make trouble,” said a Garda representative. There were no incidents inside the grounds of Oriel Park. Usually away supporters are kept inside the grounds for a few minutes to allow the Dundalk fans clear the area, and then they too make their way home on busses or trains. However those who had been arrested on Friday night had not attended the match, and were located between Oriel Park and the town centre as Dundalk fans made their way home.

Colm Murphy Dundalk FC’s spokesman also stressed that these people are not true football fans and that the Shamrock Rovers supporters attending the match were perfectly well behaved. “The atmosphere in the grounds was just electric; it’s a great night out and family friendly. We can’t let a few individuals ruin that,” he said. “The other clubs won’t have anything to do with them. They are no addition and we don’t want them anywhere near us”, he said. Fans of League of Ireland teams have

previously shown support for each others’ clubs in their hours of need. Last year, when Dundalk FC was in financial difficulties, Shamrock Rovers fans paid twice into their Oriel Park fixture to help with the fundraising effort. The club has been in discussion with Gardaí about their concerns. However, the club are confident that there will be no further incidents. The individuals in question are not associated with any of the teams that Dundalk will face at home before the end of the season. No further trouble is anticipated.

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St Josephs GFC are taking to the hills once again

characters? 8. The body Veisalgia is the medical name for what human condition? 9. Movies In the film ‘The Great Escape’, Steve McQueen rode around the prison camp on what make of motorcycle? 10. Television Sean O Riada’s ‘The Palatine’s Daughter’ was the theme tune for what lon-running RTE drama series? The Stinker Indiana Jone’s first name is Henry, but what is his middle name?

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St Josephs GFC are calling on all members and supporters to join in their sponsored hill walk in the Cooley Mountains on Sunday August 11. The 6k walk comprises a fully guided tour through one of the finest areas of the Land of Legends, with panoramic views into the Mournes, Carlingford Lough, out to the Isle


in Brief

Richie Goss remembered

Republican Sinn Fein will hold their annual commemoration at the grave of Richie Goss on Sunday August 11 at 2.30pm. Guest speaker is Fergal Moore. For information call Francis at 087 2368235 or Dara at 087 6967840.

of Man, down as far as Dublin & Wicklow . There will be buses out and back from the clubrooms and light refreshments supplied. The walk will be splitting the walk into different groups as it goes along, to cater for different levels of fitness and walking speeds. Showers will be available

to all who wish to have one at the end of the walk. There will be a complementary BBQ at the Four Seasons Hotel and a chance to relax for a couple of hours in the peninsula before you are bussed back to the Joes clubrooms, where there will be top entertainment for the evening. It certainly promises to be a

day full of fun. Bus leaves St Josephs Clubrooms, Commons Cross, Dromiskin at 12.30pm to return at 7.30 that evening. Please note that the bus will make pick ups in Dundalk and on route, but only by prior arrangement. Walkers will need to raise a minimum of €50 in sponsor-

ship to enter the walk/join on the day out. Sponsorship Cards are now available from all Joes committee members or by emailing For any queries in relation to the walk, please contact Michael Kinahan on 0871257720 or pro.stjosephs.

Man attempted to collect Social Welfare for friend Two men appeared in Dundalk District Court in relation to charges of deception and forgery after one attempted to collect a Social Welfare payment for a friend who was out of the country.

Isa Ibrahim of 19 An Cearnog, Toberona, was charged with making gain and causing loss by deception and forgery at Quay St on July 10, 17 and 24, and forger at the Department of Social Protection, St Alphon-

sus Rd, Dundalk on July 24. Alex Kolawole Isijola of 25 Riverside Crescent was charged with deception on July 10, 17 and 24. The court was told that the payments were

due to Mr Isijola but were collected by Mr Ibrahim as he was out of the country at the time. The total amount involved was €563.50. The case was adjourned to November 13.


in Brief Secret Garden Market

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2013 LOCAL YOUTH CLUB GRANT SCHEME Under this Scheme, one-off grants are being made available to local youth clubs/groups to assist with their development needs including supporting administration, programme and services costs. Youth clubs/groups are invited to apply for one-off funding under one of the following two categories:

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contemporary numbers to thrill the international audience and bring them to their feet. One of the performers, 18-year-old Eoghan Murphy, explained that it was a real thrill to be part of the occasion. “Dancing in competition is one thing but performing feels amazing. It’s great to get feedback from an audience as you don’t get that in competition. “It’s great too to be able to dance fun, modern routines and use our

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arms and bodies a bit more. “The audience last night went mad, it was such a buzz”, he added. Music on the night was provided by Dundalk based group “The Upducky Band” and guests were seen attempting to replicate some of the moves they had just seen on the dance floor! Event organiser Dr Páraic Sheridan said “I had people queuing up afterwards to gush about how fantastic it was -







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Bed push over mountains in aid of Crumlin hospital

Participants get ready for the bed push over the Cooley Mountains on Sunday afternoon in aid of Crumlin Children’s hospital

By Paul Byrne

A local man’s efforts to raise money for the ‘Fix Crumlin’ hospital appeal as well as Cystic Fibrosis proved a huge success as roughly a hundred people joined him in his trek across the Cooley Mountains pushing a bed. This is the second year Oliver O’Shaughnessy has organised a fundraiser for the ‘Fix Crumlin’ hospital appeal but this time he is also raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. Oliver’s seven year old son Daniel suffers from a disease called severe aplastic anaemia which means his bonemarrow is unable to produce red and white blood cells. As a regular visitor

to Crumlin, Oliver was moved to try and help the hospital raise some much needed funds to rebuild the crumbling building. “Our seven year old boy Daniel is an outpatient in Crumlin and the staff up there have been absolutely fantastic. “Unfortunately thehospital requires a major revamp and they need to raise €8 million to help raise funds for the renovation of the cardiac and cancer care facilities. “Thanks to fundraising all throughout the year they have built a new cancer care unit but there is still a lot of work to be done and that’s what the bed push is about really “ explained Ollie. Oliver’s bed which

has ‘Fix Crumlin emblazoned on the front now has ‘4 CF’ added to reflect the addition of Cystic Fibrosis in his fundraising efforts. On a fine summer’s morning Ollie and his supporters set out from Fitzpatrick’s pub in Lordship as they made their way across the Cooley mountains into Carlingford. “I was delighted with the response we got to our appeal”, said Oliver after the walk. “The walk probably took us about three and a half hours and we plenty of people join us and we took it easy as we made our way across the Cooley Mountains. I’d like to thank everybody for coming out and supporting us and making the event a suc-

cess” enthused a delighted Oliver. Oliver and the rest of the bed push team where brought back to Fitzpatricks thanks to Anchor Tours where they proceeded to have a great night with music courtesy of ‘The Mulligan Family’ greeting them on their arrival. “We had a great night in Fitzpatrick’s and I’d like to thank them for putting on food for us and looking after us on the evening. “I’d also like to thank the Mulligan family from Ard Easmuinn who played traditional music for us for free. “At this stage the money is still coming in so I’d sincerely like to thank everybody for coming along and helping us out” he added.


in Brief

Charity night Frank Duffy of the Celtic Supporters Club, Dundalk, is organising a fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society in the Stags Head. The event on August 31 will feature the sounds of the 1960s and 70s with DJ Shane Mullen. Tickets are €5 and the night will feature spot prizes. All are welcome and encouraged to dress in 60s/70s style. Donations will be accepted.

Protest An anti-eviction protest isplanned for Dundalk Town Centre this coming August 16 at 4pm it has been announced following the introduction of legislation that paves the way for more repossessions of homes by banks.


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Dundalk community to celebrate milestone

W minionym tygodniu obchodziliśmy 69 rocznice wybuchu Powstania Warszawskiego. Powstanie warszawskie zostało rozpoczęte zbrojnym wystąpieniem oddziałów Armii Krajowej, 1 sierpnia 1944 o godz. 17:00 (tzw. Godzina „W”). Walki zbrojne zakończyły się natomiast 2 października 1944 w godzinach wieczornych. Pułkownik Adam Borkiewicz zaproponował następującą periodyzację powstania: ogólne natarcie powstańcze dla opanowania Warszawy (1-4 sierpnia), okres powstańczej obrony zaczepnej (5 sierpnia – 2 września), walka o przetrwanie (3 września – 2 października)http:// - cite_notePrzygo.C5.84ski16-75. Generał Jerzy Kirchmayer podzielił natomiast powstanie na dwa okresy: okres polskiego natarcia (1-4 sierpnia) oraz okres polskiej obrony (5 sierpnia – 2 października). Plan powstania został opracowany przez komendanta Okręgu Warszawskiego AK, pułkownika Antoniego Chruściela „Montera”. Przyjęto w nim założenie, że oddziały polskie będą w stanie prowadzić działania zaczepne przez 2-3 dni, a w razie niekorzystnego obrotu spraw będą mogły wytrwać w obronie maksymalnie przez 14 dni (przy założeniu, że możliwe będzie uzyskanie broni ze zdobyczy i zrzutów) - cite_note-Borkiewicz2829-19. W rzeczywistości walki trwały 63 dni. Na wieść o wybuchu powstania Hitler wydał Himmlerowi i Guderianowi ustny rozkaz zrównania Warszawy z ziemią i wymordowania wszystkich jej mieszkańców, rozkaz brzmiał mniej więcej następująco: „każdego mieszkańca należy zabić, nie wolno brać żadnych jeńców. Warszawa ma być zrównana z ziemią i w ten sposób ma być stworzony zastraszający przykład dla całej Europy”http:// - cite_noteZeznania41-158. W rezultacie spośród około 150-180 tys. cywilnych mieszkańców Warszawy, którzy ponieśli śmierć w czasie powstania, co najmniej 1/3 stanowiły ofiary egzekucji przeprowadzanych przez niemieckie formacje policyjne i wojskowe. Pamiętajmy o naszych przodkach, którzy polegli w Powstaniu, o wszystkich, którzy polegli podczas wojny. Pamiętajmy jak wiele im zawdzięczamy – WOLNOŚĆ, pamiętajmy jak wiele krzywdy, śmierci i zła niosą za sobą wojny. Pozdrawiam, w imieniu Simul Polonia Agnieszka Boniewicz

By Eunan Whyte

Residents from one of Dundalk’s best known communities is preparing for a huge celebration to mark 80 years in existence. O’Hanlon Park and Hillview was constructed in 1933 and the Residents Association are planning to invite all past and present residents to a special gathering over the coming months. According to committee chairman, Anthony Taaffe, they are looking for ideas and suggestions for the best way to celebrate the past 80 years.

“During that time a lot of families went through the area and it would be great to get as many as possible together for one night. “Naturally there are people all across the globe who have lived in the area but there a so many big families now spread all over Dundalk and we are calling on them to meet up for a night”, explained Anthony. “At the minute we are just putting the idea out there with the plan to do something before the end of the year. We are hoping people will get back to us with any suggestions and so we can get an idea of numbers.

“We can be contacted at Anthony. and the committee will take on board any feedback we get”, added Anthony. Meanwhile, the O’Hanlon Park & Hillview Residents Association held their AGM recently with the following committee elected: Chairperson – Anthony Taaffe; Vice Chairperson – Richard Wykes; Secretary – Lisa Duffy; Asst Secretary – Eoin O’Neill; Treasurers – Marion O’Melia and Bernadette Dermody. The meeting discussed the building of the new community hall and the facilities that will be available in the near future.

Milk Cup Round Up

presented to The Dundalk team wearing the hats at the Milk Cup

them by Collina from Chile

The Dundalk U15 Squad competed in the prestigious Milk Cup tournament last week where they turned in fine performances against some of the top teams from all over the world. Unfortunately the Dundalk lads were drawn in a very tough group and although they didn’t come home with any silverware, they can be proud of their efforts. The local side were unlucky to lose out to Armagh in the opening game on a 2-1 scoreline, before taking on favourites and eventual champions, Everton, in the second game. The Toffees were made to work all the way by Dundalk and didn’t open the scoring until first half injury-time before going on to win 3-0. In the final group game, Dundalk came from two behind to draw with Swindon Town. The team was unlucky to lose out to Fermanagh 4-3 on penalties in the

Planning permission had been granted and work is likely to commence in September. One of the ideas was to set up a ladies group and any suggestions will be considered by the committee. The annual fishing trip for the John Dawe Memorial Cup will take place at the end of August and those wishing to get more information should contact Richard Wykes. Another upcoming event is the bagpacking in Tesco at the Long Walk from October 24 to 26. Any adults who can spare a few hours should contact Bernadette Dermody or Marion O’Melia. Plate semi-final, before a tired side lost their final game against San Luis de Collina from Chile. Despite the results, the Dundalk lads aqquitted themselves well throughout the week and enjoyed the experience of a lifetime rubbing shoulders with players from all over the world. Well done to all the players and coaches involved. 2013 Dundalk U15 Milk Cup Squad: Aaron Khan (Dromin Utd), Eolann Aiken, David Anderson, Dion Conlon (Ardee Celtic), Rory Duffy, Matthew Lyons, Cian McDonald (Bellurgan Utd), Sean Murphy, Danny O’Brien, Cillian Staunton, Vincent Smith (Quay Celtic), Shane Breen, Killian Cunningham, Caoimhin Leonard, Christopher Sweeney (Glenmuir Utd), James Corrigan (Rock Celtic), Aaron Casey, Eoin McDonnell (Shamrocks FC), Coaches: Gerry Cooney, John McKeever, Raymond Trimble, and Barney Connolly.

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If you are interested in applying for one of these courses or in just coming in and having a chat about what course might suit you best please call 042-9334047 before 12th August to arrange an interview time. To be eligible for the full-time courses you must be have been signing on the live register for at least 6 months on entry.

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Luke takes campaign to Minister By Eunan Whyte

A Dundalk man is launching a campaign to attempt to persuade the Minister for Justice to review to current family law system. Luke Martin, a campaigner for parental rights, believes that the current system is outdated and in an effort to create a fairer approach for all parties, he is organising a petition to force the Government to take notice. Mr Martin reveals that he was prompted to take this step due to a combination of his role with Parental Equality and his own personal experiences, and he feels that the system needs to be fairer, cost effective and more transparent. “I am calling for a

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public inquiry into the Family Law system as it is totally outdated and we need to look at a process like the one they have in the North which seems to work well”, explained Luke whose role in Parental Equality means that he represents the rights of both men and women as well as grandparents. While it is a complicated process, Luke has outlined some of the

main issues that he feels should be addressed. “One of the big things is that there is a fourmonth waiting list for legal aid which is too long because in that time a person could be denied access to their children. “Maintenance is a big issue and in certain cases people simply can’t afford the payments. There is no doubt that maintenance has to be paid but it must be at a reasonable rate. In this regard, I believe that a Maintenance Board should be set up. “Mediation should be compulsory before going to court and that shared parenting on an equal basis should be promoted”, he explained. As a result of these and other related issues Luke felt compelled to

take action and he hopes there will be a response at Government level. “The petition will be available for people to sign within the next two weeks at our office in 15A Clanbrassil St, Dundalk. We are looking for 3,000-5,000 signatures but would be delighted if we got more. “If we had that volume from one town it would send out a strong message and we could even look to organise petitions in other areas. “This is not a purely personal opinion but it comes from what many people are telling me about their own situations. I also know from my own experience that the system has not improved”, he added. Luke can be contacted at 086 2058250.

Second D’Arcy McGee Summer School The second international D’Arcy McGee Summer School will be held in Carlingford from August 19 to 21. Fenianism and Orangeism is the theme for this year and a wide range of speakers will offer a ‘back to the future’ perspective on the two words that still dominate politics in the town halls and on streets of Ulster.

Key speakers will include Minister Nelson McCausland, MLA, Minister Fergus O’Dowd TD, Professor David Wilson, Professor of Celtic Studies, University of Toronto, Professor Seamus Smyth, President Emeritus, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Dr. Ruth Dudley Edwards, journalist, broadcaster, novelist and historian, Professor Liam

Kennedy, Queens’ University, Belfast, Ian Crozier, CEO, Ulster Scots Agency, and Professor Patrick Murphy, Irish News columnist. Other distinguished politicians and academics will chair the discussions. The Summer School will be opened, and hosted, by the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, his Excellency Loyola Hearn.

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in Brief St Pats Host High Kings

St Patricks GFC are staging a special concert featuring The High Kings on Saturday August 10 in their Lordship clubrooms. The show will be followed by a party afterwards to the ‘Moone Men’. Tickets cost €25. Doors open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8.30pm.

Repossession Protests

An anti- eviction protest is planned for Dundalk Town Centre this coming August 16 at 4pm it has been announced following the introduction of legislation that paves the way for more repossessions of homes by banks. The event is being organised by ‘Dundalk Says No’ and the group say they want to lessen the impact of debt and recent repossessions such as homelessness, increasing suicide rates and emigration and aim to change the trends through resistance.

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Fun day fundraiser tribute to Siobhain Family and friends of a young Dundalk woman who passed away just two weeks after her 21st birthday gathered over the Bank Holiday Weekend to honour her memory and raise funds for charity. Siobhain Stewart, from Muirhevnamor, passed away in July 2011, just eight months after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Since then her parents, Peter and Patricia, along with sisters, Nicola and Catriona, have organised a number of event to raise both money and awareness. The latest event was a walk and fun day on Sunday August 4 with the walk starting and finishing in Oriel Park before the children were entertained by an afternoon of fun activities. According to Siobhain’s father, Peter, it proved to be a huge success and he is grateful to all who supported the venture in a week when Motor Neurone Disease was again in the head-

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Nicky, Trisha, Peter and Catriona Stewart

lines following the passing of RTE’s Colm Murray. “The main thing was that the weather was great so I think Siobhan was looking after us in that regard. We had Dundalk FC come on board and they really gave us great support. The walk was led by Stephen Kenny and some of the players and with the team going so

well at present that was a big boost. “There was a great crowd of people who turned up and when we got back to Oriel we had some activities for the children, which included some old-fashioned games such as a Treasure Hunt and bobbing for the apple”, explained Peter. “Dundalk player Patrick Hoban stood in

goals for a penalty kick competition and I think overall the kids had a ball”, stated Peter who added that a special jersey signed by the Dundalk squad was also raffled. Siobhain was diagnosed in December 2010 and passed away in Manchester in the following July, just a day after attending a cousin’s wedding.

O P P O RT U N I S T I C thieves targeted the Carlingford and Greenore area on Sunday as residents were attending the annual Blessing of the Graves at St Michael’s Cemetery Carlingford. Gardaí received reports of s spate of burglaries during the ceremony and believe that the thieves are not from the area but travelled from elsewhere in the knowledge that a number of homes would be empty as families attended the event. Gardai are advising that when events like this are taking place, people should consider leaving someone to mind the property and keep an eye on the area. Speaking about the string of burglaries at the weekend, a Garda representative ap-

pealed for vigilance. “If you are vacating your home for these type of public events, just leave someone in charge,” he said. Cllr Jim Loughran echoed the Gardai’s advice and urged people to be extra vigilant when there are events on which many in the community attend. “I’ve heard about the spate of burglaries around Carlingford and Greenore as people attended the Blessings of the Graves and unfortunately this is happening all too often nowadays. “I’ve heard the same reports from Faughart and Kilcurry recently as well.”, explained the Sinn Fein councillor. “I would urge people to try and have at least one person in their neighbourhood staying at home to report any strange activities to their local Garda station” he added.

Cllr Loughran has been a long time advocate for a text based community alert system to deter burglaries and he is hopeful that this idea will soon be implemented by Gardaí and local community groups. “Evidence shows in areas where such systems have been piloted there has been a significant drop in burglaries and public order offences. Text alerts can be used by the Gardai to alert communities of suspicious activity in their area and also by the community to alert the Gardai of suspicious activity. “Text alerts already exist on an ad hoc basis in some areas, particularly border areas. A more co-ordinated system would be a significant tool in cutting crime.” explained the Ravensdale based councillor.

Fun day in honour of Siobhain Stewart

, y, with his wife, Siobhan and Kids Dundalk F.C. Manager, Stephen Kenn Fionn, Eoin and Caoimhe.

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Kelly and Holly Gorhan

Fiannagh and Ceadaoin Mc Closkey

Shane Dullaghan with Bobby and Michael Conlon

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Over to you QUESTION: The world’s first test tube beef burger was unveiled on Monday. Would you eat one?


Abi Wilson

Thomas Durrigan

Roy Byatt

Colm McClelland

Stephen Byrne

No, I wouldn’t be keen on trying that at all. In my view labs are for making pharmecuticals not for creating food.

No. I’d rather stick with the real thing. You know what you’re getting when it comes from a farm so I wouldn’t be too keen in trying any lab created burgers.

Absolutely. If I’m hungry I’ll eat anything. If I like the taste of something I don’t care where it comes from to be honest. The fact that it’s made in a lab doesn’t bother me at all.

Ah yeah. I would give it a go anyway. If I liked it and it tasted similar to ordinary burgers I don’t see the problem in eating them.

Definitely not. I would boycott any burgers using genetically modified ingredients so I don’t think I’d be too keen on sampling any burgers that were created in a lab.

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Sean McDonald from Dundalk, Co. Louth has won €19,000 on last Saturday’s (3rd August 2013)National Lottery, Big Money Game show on RTE. Pictured at the presentation of cheques to the winners were, from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host; Sean McDonald the winning player; Peter Plunkett, Head of IT, The National Lottery and co-host, Brian Ormond. The winning ticket was bought from Carroll Newsagents and Bakery, Longwalk Shopping Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth.


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The Corona Golden Boot Trophy as well as the not too insignificant matter of €5000 are up for grabs this September as the Corona Cic Saor Championship returns after last year’s inaugural competition. This year’s competition will be held in Oriel Park as 100 competitors compete for a cash prize of €5000 and as the competition is open to all you too can test your skills against the best in the All Ireland Cic Saor Championship. The event is being organised in aid of the Dundalk Young Ireland’s Club and according to event organiser Adrian O’Donoghue the event will give a unique opportunity for people all around the country to rub shoulders with some of the best footballers in the country. “Bryan Sheehan, Jamie Clarke, Oisin McConville, Joe Sheridan, Dessie Dolan, Dean Rock, Paddy Keenan and last year’s winner Brian White are just a few of the GAA stars who have already registered and we are getting

people from all around the country entering every day so it should be very competitive this year”, explained Adrian. “This competition is not a distance test. It is purely an accuracy test and this year we are allowing kicking tees to help competitors. The whole idea of this is to help raise money for the Dundalk Young Irelanders club. They are the oldest club in the country and it would be great if people come along and support what will be a fantastic day out ” added Adrian. The Cic Saor competition will run from 10am until 4:30pm and will take place in Oriel Park on Saturday September 14. Entry to watch the event costs €6 or £5. Anybody who is interested in taking part in the competition will pay €110 to enter the prestigious competition. The number of entrants is capped at 100 so anybody who is interested should to get their names in. For information check out Cic Saor on Facebook and Twitter.

Heatons show great heart Heatons have raised an impressive €60,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation, through the outlet’s support for the national heart and stroke charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Happy Hearts Appeal, by selling happy hearts for €2 in store for the month of May. According to the Irish Heart

Foundation, the generous €60k cheque raised from Heatons stores including County Louth, has given the charity’s free patient information and support services a much-needed cash boost for the rest of the year to help those affected by and living with heart disease and stroke.

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New 5K run promises athletes double the fun LOCAL runners, joggers and walkers have the chance to put the ‘Fun’ back into fun running with a new take on the popular road running craze. The ‘Double the Fun 5K Run’ on Saturday September 7 around Lordship Village is encouraging participants to run in pairs. Any combination is welcome, such as husband/wife, boyfriend/ girlfriend, brother/ sister, parent/child, friends – basically whatever you decide. This provides a great opportunity for experienced runners

to help guide a novice through a 5k run, perhaps for the first time, but those who wish to run as individuals are welcome to do so. The event is being organised by St Patricks GFC and Ravensdale Sports Field committee to raise funds for juvenile sport in the area. It will take place on Saturday September 7 commencing at Noon from St Patricks GFC complex in Lordship. The course will see participants take on a flat course past Fitzpatrick’s restaurant and back to the St

Patricks. Entry is €20 for two participants, or €15 for an individual. If you register as pair, you must stay as pair. Chairman of St Patrick’s GFC, Alan Duffy, explained that the event is being organised as part of a family fun day for the club. “There is a huge amount of interest in running at the moment but we wanted to do something a little bit different and ensure there was a large fun element to it. “There are plenty of races where people can

run against the clock, but we wanted to attract people who might be running for the first time, or would like to run with somebody. It is also an opportunity for a more experienced runner to help a novice through a 5km run by helping them with pace and offering encouragement and support throughout”, stated Alan. Registration will take place on Thursday September 5 at 8pm and Saturday 7 from 10.45am at the St Patricks cclubrooms. For information contact 086 772 6324.

Dundalk musicians impress at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

Duet Under 12 Winners (James White & Leona McCahill) 4

Harp 12-15 Winner (Fionnuala Donlon)

Disqualified from driving for ten years A MAN who is currently serving a five-year sentence in Wheatfield prison was given a five month sentence and disqualified from driving for ten years after pleading guilty to driving without insurance at Dundalk District Court. Michael Regan

with an address at 44 Montpellier Gardens, Infirmary Road, Dublin, was stopped by Gardai at Apple Green, Castlebellingham, on March 30 this year. He pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to pro-

duce insurance. The 21-year-old defendant, who has 92 previous convictions is currently serving a sentence and due for release on August 15, 2016. The court was told that Mr Regan has had difficulty with tablets in the past but since

entering prison he has been putting his time to good use by attending school and workshops. In convicting the defendant on the no insurance charge, Judge Cormac D Dunne convicted on the other matters and took them into account.

Above: Senior Mens Iriish Singing Winner (Daithi Kearney); Left: Piano Accordion 1st & 2nd with Paul McMahon

Piano Accordion Winner Under 12 (James White)

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Musicians impress at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil


in Brief 50 Shades Of Maggie

The TLT in Drogheda are staging 51 Shades of Maggie on October 24. This is the story of the loveable Maggie and her search for love. Tickets are €25 and available from TLT.

Car Boot Sale

The Irish Heart Foundation Car Boot Sale will take place in St Patrick’s GFC, Lordship, on Sunday August 18 and Sunday September 22. Call 087 2559405 or 087 6479715 for details.

Reunion Night

Cluan Enda and St. Alphonsus Villas residents are holding a reunion night this Friday August 23. The event will begin with a Mass for all deceased residents of the estates in the Redemptrist Church at 7.30pm. Then it is over to the Lisdoo at 9pm for a night of catch-up and cabaret, followed by Golden Oldies Disco with D.J Ollie B. Tickets must be purchased and all proceeds to Friends of St Oliver’s Support Group.

While all around them were wilting in the Summer heat at the Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 201 (Leinster Fleadh Cheoil) the young musicians of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan were keeping cool heads when performing in their various competitions. The provincial Fleadh was held in Edenderry, Co. Offaly this year and a delighted branch chairman, Austin Dawe said it was the most successful Leinster Fleadh for the local branch in many years. “We had competitors in the top three positions in 17 competitions achieving eight first places, three second places and six third places. We even had a first and second in one of the event. With first and second placed competitors qualifying to compete at All Ireland level it means that Craobh Dhún Dealgan will be represented in 11 competitions when Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is staged in Derry in mid August”, explained Austin. “This success is due in no small way to the

Membersof Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Craobh Dhun Dealgan who performed in the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

commitment of our branch teachers/tutors and the musicians themselves. We have been using the Oriel Centre (Dundalk Gaol) as our base for the past few years and during that time great cohesiveness and spirit has built up within the branch and I’m sure that this has had some impact on our recent impressive results”, added the chairman.

The successful members were as follows; Fionnuala Donlon, Greenwood Drive 1st 12-15 Harp, 1st 12-15 Harp Slow Airs and 2nd in accompaniment in the 12-15 age group Conal Duffy, Mullagharlin Road 1st Senior Uilleann Pipes and 1st Senior Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs James White, Knockbridge 1st Under 12 Piano Accordion

James White, Knockbridge and Leona McCahill, Point Road 1st Under 12 Duets Daithí Kearney, Blackrock 1st Senior Irish Singing (male) and 2nd Senior English Singing (male) Tadhg Mulligan, Ard Easmuinn 3rd Senior Fiddle Donncha Hughes, Blackrock 1st Under 12 Flute and 3rd Under 12 Flute Slow Airs

Jessica Woodlock, Smarmore Ardee 2nd Under 12 Piano Accordion Sárán Mulligan, Ardeasmuinn 3rd 12-15 Concertina Áine Scott, Headford Mount Avenue 3rd Under 12 Fiddle Slow Airs Niamh Taaffe, Dunmor Avenue Road 3rd 12-15 Fiddle Slow Airs Craobh Dhun Dealgan Goup 2nd Grúpaí Ceoil Under 12.

Struck off-duty Garda D while trying to park a A man who was attempting to park outside a shop struck an off duty Garda who was in the process of crossing the road, causing him soft tissue injuries. As a result, Neil Waters of 9 Rathmount, Seafield Road, was convicted of a hit and run offence after failing to remain at the scene of the incident which occurred at Quay St on May 4, 2012. The court heard from Emmet Ryan that he was crossing the road to meet a friend. He was near the centre line when he heard a car reversing at speed and felt an impact on his right side. “The driver stopped and put down his window. I told him he had hit me and he said ‘what are you doing crossing unexpectedly?’. I asked him to hold on but he drove off in the direction of town. I got his registration and reported it to Gardai”, stated Mr Ryan who added that Mr Waters did not enquire if he was all right. In his evidence, Mr Waters stated that he did not reverse at speed but as he was half way through the parking manoeuver he felt a slap on the back of his car. He stopped and asked the man if he was ok before driving to a shop 200 yards away. “The conversation lasted about 30 seconds and I asked him a couple of times if he was ok”, stated the defendant who added that Mr Ryan looked ‘a bit shook’ but not injured. In convicting Mr Waters, Judge Cormac D Dunne stated that the statement of a witness which was handed into court supported the evidence of Mr Ryan. “There is a significant irresponsibility on Mr Waters’ part to leave the scene after 30 seconds and it appears that he was indifferent in waiting only 30 seconds. He didn’t give enough time to a fellow citizen to give details”, added the judge who imposed a €150 fine.

Fun day in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

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Dispute over wall led to verbal altercation between neighbours

A dispute over a wall between neighbours led to a man driving his car in the direction of three people and becoming involved in a verbal altercation. As a result, Konstantiu Scigelskij of 198 Glenwood, Dundalk, appeared at Dundalk District Court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening and abusive behaviour and to careless driving. The court heard that on July 18 last year in the Glenwood area, the defendant drove at speed towards three people and causing them a fright before stopping. This was followed by an altercation that involved shouting and abusive behaviour. Solicitor, Michelle Murphy, stated that her client did not think he was driving in a threat-

ening manner, and that he had stopped outside a house. She added that there was anger on both sides, but no violence. Ms Murphy added that he had made peace with the individuals afterwards and thought this was the end of the matter. After hearing that the defendant, who is married with one child, had a previous conviction for having no insurance and drink driving, Judge Cormac D Dunne stated “this man had contempt for the rules of the road”. “He has no respect for public safety with that record and he is the one person who should be most careful as he has a previous conviction for no insurance and drink driving. “He was detected drink driving (on December 16, 2006) and

less than two months later he is detected for having no insurance”, stated the judge. Ms Murphy pointed out that those offences were over five years old and hoped that it wouldn’t aggravate the current case. However, Judge Dunne was not impressed and added: “He was disqualified for one year and two years previously. You don’t need to be a lawyer to see that this man has contempt for the rules of the road. I have to take into account the public interest of the people of Dundalk as well as the interests of the accused”, he added before adjourning the case to the following day when he imposed a €750 fine for careless driving.

Anita Gonnelly of Belfry

Turas sale

Avenue winner of €5000

Turás Counselling services are hosting book, bake and fashion sale in the Longwalk shopping centre this Thursday August 16 to Saturday 18. Turas are also organising a family fun walk on Sunday 18 at Slieve Foy. Participants is being asked to donate €15 to the fundraising effort. The group will round off the day with a barbeque.

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History on the double at All-Ireland Poc Fada History was made on the double at the All-Ireland Poc Fada on Saturday as Brendan Cummins and Patricia Jackman claimed the honours in front of a large crowd on Annaverna Mountain. Once again the star of the show was Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins who claimed his place in history as he equalled Ger Cunningham’s record of seven All-Ireland Poc Fada titles. Menwhile, Patricia Jackman from Waterford also entered the record books with her fifth successive Camogie Poc Fada title. Competing in excellent conditions, the man from the Premier County beat off stiff opposition to secure the title for a third successive time, while he also won the title in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The main challengers included, fellow goalkeepers, minders James

Brendan Cummins and Patricia Jackman, winners in 2012, who repeated their success on Saturday

Skehill, Eoin Reilly, Stephen Brenner and Colm Callanan, along with former Cork AllStar and RTE television pundit, Donal Og Cusack. Cummins covered the testing course in 51 pucks to win from Down’s Gra-

ham Clarke, the 2010 Poc Fada winner, with Galway’s Skehill finishing in third place with 57 pucks. The local interest was provided by Niamh Mackin and Shane Connolly who took part in the Camogie and U-16

events, respectively. Niamh turned in a good display to finish fifth overall with a total of 33 pocs. In the U-16 event, Stephen finished in fourth place with 27 pocs, just two behind winner, Jack Coyne of Galway.

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Fun day in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

Yvonne Waring, Geraldine Bond, Catherine Robinson, Trisha Stewart, Aileen Conway and Linda Robinson

Oriel Live Concert –Affordable Tickets For All The organisers of the Oriel Live Concert on August 24 are determined to make it an all-inclusive event by making the tickets affordable for everyone. Promoters of the show at the Oriel Active Centre realise that finances may be tight for a lot of people at the moment so they have priced the tickets at just €20 with a special €10 ticket for children under 16 that are accompanied by an adult. A limited VIP package priced at €40 which includes a glass of champagne on arrival, free buffet until 8pm, and access to private bar with balcony view of the concert is also available. On another note Dundalk legends The Trampz have also been added to the strong line-up which includes The Original Rudeboys, Bressie, Bob Marley’s Natty Wailer with The Reggae Vibe, Shadowplay, Dirty Epics, The Flaws, Ben Reel, The Enemies, Third Smoke and many more. A host of Dundalk DJs will also

Oriel Live will take place on August 24

play over the two stages and two rooms. Magicians will roam the three bars for your entertainment and a gourmet food court will be in place for your nourishment. Doors open at 4.30pm and if you get up early three cocktails are €10 before 7pm. So Dundalk show your support for the biggest concert since the 1970s Jamboree.

Tickets available through Photospeed, Longwalk Shopping Centre, Dundalk, facebook/oriellive, www. and For group bookings you can contact the organisers through their website or facebook/oriellive ID will be required for purchases at the bars. All ticket prices exclude booking.

The Realm return to The Store

Comebacks have been a big trend of late. From Rolling Stones to Fleetwood Mac, new audiences are tuning keen to relive the old days. Dundalk had its own music reunion in May when The Realm who were frequently seen on the sages of The AOH, The Sunshine Bar and Rock The Planet during the 1990s played to a rapturous crowd at Vantastival. Now they are set to return to the Spirit Store stage

Dubhaltach Mulvenna and Niamh Watters

Harry and Ronan Johnston

Cian and Emma Keiran with Kate Lucc hesi and Jakie Clarke

after an eight year absence. The band have a set list that includes some favourites like St Paddy, Sweet Fanny Adams and Saint Jean Baptiste that is sure to get new and old fans on their feet. The Realm will be supported by I’d Fight Gandhi, who are playing the first Dundalk show of the year. The band are set to unveil some new tracks at the show.

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Nathan Carter to visit the Carlingford Oyster Festival

The famous Carlingford Oyster Festival is delighted to welcome Country singing sensation Nathan Carter as a late addition to its already packed 2013 programme. The performer who has brought a whole new generation of fans to country music, will host a ‘meet and greet’ on Friday afternoon, August 9, in

Friday 9th August Live Music With

the village centre. After his sell out performance in Carlingford earlier in the year, Nathan is said to have been delighted to return and has since acquired a taste for the locally farmed oysters. Good music and good food are on the agenda for the festival which is happening this Thursday 8 through to Monday August 12 and

promises to entertain every member of the family with its programme full of new and traditional activities. Other stars to perform on the medieval streets over the weekend are singer/ BBC Radio presenter Hugo Duncan and everyone’s favourites - the Long Riders, Henry Mac and many more. Chefs from Carlingford’s

awarding winning restaurants will be on duty on the streets of the gastronomic destination, offering samplings of delicious seafood chowders and mouth watering fishy dishes with the children being catered for by Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the Teddy Bears picnic the playground. Lots of action hap-

pening in Carlingford harbour with the World Crab Fishing competition and free kayaking/ fun water activities sponsored by Carlingford Adventure Centre. The picturesque coastline will be dotted with bright wellies as children search for the hidden treasures under seaweed, stones and mud at the Welly Oyster

Pearl hunt. Fresh and famous Carlingford Oysters are guaranteed over the five days amidst the colourful market stalls lining the streets of the medieval village where you are likely to meet the occasional fire eater, stilt walker or magician! The good music will continue in the evening with lively festival en-

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tertainment in the pubs and in The Four Seasons Hotel where the 2013 Morgans Fine Fish Oyster Peal will be crowned on Sunday night. The very competitive Oyster Opening competition which will also be taking place when local chefs and oyster farmers battle it out with their knives followed by live music.

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Family Notices

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


In Memoriam

woodcock 12th Anniversary Woodcock (Joseph William) 12th Anniversary In loving memory of Joseph William Woodcock, who died on 10th August 2001 in Fortaleza, Brazil. May God remember forever our dear son Joseph who has gone to his eternal rest. Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, The Lord is One. Blessed is the Name of His Glorious Kingdom for all eternity. —Joseph you are sadly missed and always remembered by your family.

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 know to fail). J.T.

Given time to find place in rehab Paul Gorman of no fixed abode and 11 Melia Tce, Dundalk, was encouraged by Judge Cormac D Dunne to make the best use of the time afforded to

A man who pleaded guilty to theft and trespass charges was given time to secure a place in a rehab centre in order to deal with his problems.

him after the case was adjourned to September 25. “I wish you well during that time and use it wisely”, stated Judge Dunne after hearing


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that the defendant was making efforts to secure a place in Newry. The court heard that on April 19 at 4.40am, Mr Gorman went to his brother’s house at Lennon Melia Tce and entered the premises without permission as he was homeless at the time. He started a small fire in the living room which caused smoke damage but there were no injuries. He also pleaded guilty to theft at Tesco in the Long Walk on June 22 and two counts of theft from Dunnes Stores in the Marshes Shopping Centre on June 4. A friend of the defendant also spoke in court and stated that Mr Gorman is a nice man who needs help.

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LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT? Create a personalised newspaper page to celebrate a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, birth, sporting success etc. Contact 086 3238328 A VAN & DRIVER: available for furniture removal, also single items, 3 piece suites, cookers, fridges, washing machines. Day & night Tel 086 8704908 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: Repairs, building plastering plumbing, painting, tiling, concreting, patios, gardening, PVC facia and soffits, window cleaning. Over 20 yrs experience. References available. Tel Michael 085-858-8090 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE to over 60,000 readers for only €5 per week up to 20 words Phone Dundalk Leader 042 9320888 WE CAN DISTRIBUTE your leaflets from €65 + vat per thousand Phone Dundalk Leader 042 9320888 CHIMNEY CLEANING SERVICE: Dust Free. Brush & VAC. Reasonable rates. Call Tommy. 087186 9164 EAMONN COONEY Aerial & Satellite, T.V, Freeview & Freesat Service & Repairs. Phone 087 2671809 042 9331348 DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE – MoneyGram Money Transfer – Pay Household Bills – Payzone/ Postpoint – Buy Stamps – Phone Top-ups – Prepaid Credit Cards – Sterling and Euro Cheques Available - Best Rates Guaranteed – No Commission – 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open Mon-Sat) - Call 042 9339922/9370101 – – Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALS: Beautiful wedding photography professional taken presented in Picture Book Album With 150 photographs fot €750.00 Peter Hughes Photography 087-2561161 or 042-933-3732 CARPENTER AVAILABLE 26 years experience. All interior, exterior, including kitchens, decking, doors, floors, flat-packs etc. No job too small. Keenest prices. Quality finish assured. Call Des for free quotation 087-618-0150 WINDOW CLEANING Gutter & facia cleaning carried out by professional, fully trained and insured staff. Affordable rates. Call our office for a free quoatation. Everkleen 0429352717 or 0868293585. CLEANEST & KEENEST Have your windows, carpet or suite of furniture cleaned at keenest prices . Also guttering, fascia boards, power hosing. Call Damien 0868469559 or 0879319243 TILER AVAILABLE Experienced local tiler to carry out all types of tile work - marble, granite, porcelain. Indoors and out. Call 0876563705 for free quote. DUNDALK COMPUTER REPAIR CENTRE We fix P.C’c, laptops, tablets, ipads, iphones and smartphones. Great value Laptops & P.C. for sale. No fix, no fee! 9am to 10pm. 7 days a week! Call Gerard 04293-28301 and 085-1286436 Gardens - All gardening work and gutters cleaned. Trees trimmed & topped. Contact 087-229-6441 or 042-937-9270 HANDYMAN SERVICES: For all your domestic jobs. Painting/Decorating/Flooring/Building/Plastering etc. Phone Brian 087-295-2529 or 042-932-8727

R Levins Home Maintenance & Painting. Give your home a fresh coat of paint this summer. Keen prices.For free quote call 042-9320019 or 086-402-8291 GRIMLEY’S DUBLIN ST. DUNDALK - TV aerials, satellite, Freeview & Saorview, new installations, sales & repairs. 042 935 4343. BUILDING: McElroy UPVC productsFor a competitive quote for all Home Improvements, extensions, sunrooms & conservatories. All PVC products supplies & fitted, facia, soffit & guttering. We also have a complete range of PVC doors & windows. Contact Hughie, anytime, on 087 260 2501. A ALTERATIONS For all your tailoring/sewing needs. We now offer a DRY CLEANING SERVICE. Find us at Long Walk S.C. Tel. 042 9333380 / 087 9688518. BEAUTY THERAPIST available. For all your beauty needs. Fully qualified therapist available for treatments,Avenue Rd Area Dundalk or House calls Contact 085728-8077 Facebook-traceysbeautyparties ROOFING REPAIRS - We fix leaks, broken tiles,gutters etc. All work guaranteed. Fully insured. 25 years experience. For a FREE quote call Tony 087-6066-722 Magician & Balloon Modeller available for all parties, contact ‘Odenni’ Owen Rice 042-9372455 or 087-2473342 THE WELLNESS CO: Non toxic enviromental friendly cleaning personal care & vitality products, plus nature based beauty range. Save 30/40 per cent on regular prices as a preferred customer. Contact Tricia 086-87-89-482

HOUSE CLEANING: Let the professional cleaning lady leave your house sparkling and like new. €10 Per hour. Contact 087-392-9372 LADY LOOKING: for extra housework in Dundalk/Blackrock area. Cleaning, ironing, housekeeping and caring for the elderly, everything considered. References available. Contact : 087-922-8730 TRAVEL GROUP: Travelling can be daunting on your own, so why not travel with us, make new friends. Our group welcomes Singles, Retired, Widows & Couples. Contact : 042-93-54604 or 085-120-4994 FURNITURE REMOVALS - Man with van for furniture removals or collections. Local runs from €20 Contact - 087-951-8166

articles for sale BEDS & FURNITURE DIRECT Beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chests, lockers, pine beds etc., also furniture removals call 086 8704908 anytime. SECONDHAND DIVAN BEDS in good condition, perfect for rental accommodation, doubles €70, singles €50, can deliver Tel 085 1459788 BEDS FOR SALE Totally heavy solid pine beds. Brand new, super strong, rock solid bases, lifetime guarantee. Good deep super high quality mattresses included. Everything brand new. Can deliver. €89. 086 8208303 DEALGAN FURNITURE Longwalk, Dundalk (inside The Paint Store), for a wide range of New & Used Bedroom, Dining room and Kitchen furniture, great deals on Beds & Mattresses. Water proof mattresses in stock. Suite reupholstery and furniture fixing service available Tel 042-932-9111 COOKER/DRYER Creda electric cooker and Whirlpool tumble dryer. Excellant condition. Contact - 086-060-9713 SOFAS - A set of 2 seater sofas. Red fabric with woven pattern stitched in. Easy to clean & maintain. Mint condition. Real bargain @ €150 for both. Contact : 087-921-2853

special services GERRY’S UPHOLSTERY SERVICE: Suites/Antique furniture repaired and re-covered. Better than new. 086-080-0788 CHIMNEY & STOVE CLEANING Inspection & Repair Tel Paul McArdle 042-9332491/0876660094 - Email DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE – Best Rates Guaranteed – No Commission – We Buy and Sell All Major Currencies – Electronic Bank Transfers – US and Austrailian Dollars – 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open Mon-Sat) Call 042 9339922/9370101 – www. – Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards. PERFECT FIT ALTERATIONS - For all your sewing needs. For your convenience NOW OPEN on Avenue Road. 10% off for Slimming World members. Castletown Road: Tel: 042 9327837. Avenue Road: Tel: 042 9352348

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FANTASTIC BUSINESS opportunity for self motivated people who can work from home on a part time basis. No selling required. If interested please call 086-8789482

cars for sale

2005 Toyota Yaris 1.3 3 dr, Air con, f/lamps, alloys, c/locking, excellent condition, 25,000 miles. Uk reg, price €3,250 Vrt approx €750. Tel 086 2460714 / 0044 75 63198072 location Newry area. 2005 Fiat Punto Sport 1.2, 3 dr, 56,000 miles, alarm, f/lamps, alloys, Car kit, excellent condition. UK reg, price €2,250, Vrt approx €380. Tel 086 2460714 / 0044 75 63198072 location Newry area.

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Dundalk Credit Union Car Winner

Hot dogs!

AA Ireland is reminding all motorists to remember their dog passengers in the hot weather. "We all love the sunshine, when we get it, and typically in Ireland it’s not often the case during the summer months, but we still do get the odd ‘heatwave’. At the moment temperatures are in the mid twenties and it’s worth noting that hot weather brings extra responsibilities if you have a dog. It’s important to be aware of the dangers that can be caused by leaving a dog unattended in a vehicle when it’s sweltering out. If you plan on driving anywhere with a dog, make sure that you do not leave them in a vehicle for any length of time or you risk your dog getting heat stroke and potentially dying. While you might be thinking it will never happen to your dog, you must still be cautious. Even Francis Byrne, Smamore, Arrdee, winner of the VW Golf in the Dundalk Credit Union Car draw receiving leaving a dog in a hot car for his keys from Pat Donaghy and Elizabeth Loughran of Dundalk Credit Union with Brendan Cumiskey of “just a minute” can prove detrimental to their health. Gerry Cumiskey Ltd.

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Carmel Murray, Public Relations Officer for the ISPCA says, “heat stroke could only take ten minutes if your pet is left in your car on a hot day. Take precautions and don’t let it happen to your pet!” Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, means that body temperatures reach an abnormal high and can result in damaging effects and often

lead to death. The length of time this takes varies between animals and humans. Obviously the hotter it would be the shorter the length of time it takes for the effects to occur. You may think leaving the car window open will alleviate the risk of heat stroke, but under intense sun this won’t entirely prevent it from happening. If you do want to bring your dog or pet on a journey it’s important to have a source of cool air from the windows/sunroof or air conditioning. Also be sure that the destination is dog friendly and has a cool area with plenty of shade. A constant supply of cold drinking water is advisable and try stop regularly to give your pet water breaks. “Planning is key, ensuring you don’t have to stop where dogs are left in extreme heat”, says Carmel. So if you need take the dog in your vehicle during the hot weather, make sure you take them with you when you get out."

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