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Accident waiting to happen

A LOCAL man whose brother was killed in a collision while walking to school is afraid there is “an accident waiting to happen” near a school in Lordship.

Stephen O’Connor from Rampark, Jenkinstown is concerned that newly installed ‘speed cushions’ are not sufficiently slowing down drivers in the area.

“The speed ramps have not been re-instated as per their original design. The ramps are still very small. They are big cushions really. They are not ramps,” said Stephen.

“Traffic is moving so much faster. There is no need to slow down. I contacted Louth County Council about this issue but to date, I’ve not had a response.

“There was a council meeting recently and Councillor Andrea McKevitt put in a motion about the issue.”

Stephen added: “I’m hopeful of getting a good result. I lost a brother in 1989 on that stretch of road when we were both walking to school.

“He got hit by an oncoming vehicle and died on the way to hospital so you can understand why I am so concerned about road safety.”

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He continued: “Heavy goods vehicles can now speed straight past the entrance of St Patrick’s GFC, which has multiple cars entering and leaving at all times, not to mention the hundreds of local children walking in and out of the gate.

“Prior to this, the people of Lordship campaigned for years to have these ramps installed, and although they provided the children of the school some level of the previous ones were still not completely effective in protecting them from the speeding lorries.

“Now we have been greeted with replacement ramps, which are completely ineffective at slowing down

large vehicles.

“Are we going to have to wait for someone else to be killed for this to be addressed?”

Councillor Andrea McKevitt told the Dundalk Leader that it is “absolutely ridiculous” that the ramps have been removed in the first place “without prior notice”.

“The ramps were installed for the safety of children. There has been a fatality along this stretch of road,” she said.

“The change appears to be a new policy by the council. Gardai are out there at the moment doing a speed count review. I hope the council will re-visit this topic and re-install the ramps.”

St Oliver’s 5K fundraiser takes place this weekend

A fundrAising 5K for the friends of st Oliver’s Community Hospital in dundalk takes place on saturday september 16 at 11am.

The event, which had been postponed due to the pandemic for a couple of years, is back and will take place on saturday september 16, starting at 11am from the dowdallshill gfC clubrooms on the newry road in dundalk.

registration is open at https://eventmaster. ie/event/WvZEu65i0j

and it is hoped that a large number of runners, walkers and families will take part.

Chairperson of the friends of st Oliver’s Community Hospital, Anne Campbell, said: ‘it is great to be back at the dowdallshill gfC clubrooms and this is a major fundraiser for the charity.

‘All the money raised goes directly to the provision of comforts for the people who call st Oliver’s home’.

registration will

also take place at dowdallshill gfC on friday september 15, from 6pm to 8pm and on the day, from 9am. There will be tshirts for the first 100 registered and everyone who takes part will receive a commemorative medal.

in addition, there will be cash prizes for the first, second and third male and female across the line, as well as a cash prize for the winning juvenile.

Anne said: ‘Of course, there is a social element to the event so afterwards, there will be refreshments served at the clubrooms on the newry road afterwards and there will be a raffle for spot prizes, including an incredible signed and framed dundalk fC shirt.

‘We are hoping as many people as possible will take part and help us raise the funds needed for the residents of st Oliver’s.

‘We are very grateful for the sponsorship we have received from local businesses

who have been good to us. These include McEvoy’s, Woodies, Auto Assure, gift and Art gallery, denise Beauty, Aldi, Lidl, Eddie Maguire’s, fyffes, CBC, Liam Keogh, garden Kraft, Byrne’s Chemist, sheba Boutique, Mackin Leather shop, Oak gym and Clarke’s Bar. for more information, check out friends of st Oliver’s Community Hospital on facebook.



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Inclusion Louth Family Day

furTHEr to the success of inclusion Louth’s family fun day in Oriel Park last year, the local support group for families of those with intellectual disabilities held another family fun day on sunday 27th August. This time it was an indoor event in the Community Centre, Blackrock where 230 family members, young and old had a wonderful afternoon. families were in-

vited through contacts with st John of god services, rehab Care, Praxis Care and HsE (Mounthamilton House). The highlight of the day for the children were the amusements provided by Pelican Promotions, also facepainting and Tommy the wonderful magician who entertained all with his magic show. Paul Callan of Louth WATCH Club brought out two Trishaws

– and provided wheelchair users with bicycle spins around nearby Blackrock Park.

Alan McEneaney, a PayPal volunteer, did dJ and his music provided a great atmosphere. Other PayPal volunteers manned the registration and car parking. delicious food was provided by Conlon Catering, ice-creams were donated by HB and crisps and minerals

also provided through local sponsorship. The Selfie Mirror Party Promotions photographs were a great success and partygoers took home a lovely memento of their enjoyable day. Chairman Eoghan Bailey thanked his committee, the staff of Blackrock Community Centre and the many volunteers for helping to make the day such a wonderful success.

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Large primary school classes unacceptable states O Murchú

SINN FéIN TD for Louth has said that Government must act urgently to reduce ‘unacceptably large class sizes’.

New figures from the Department of Education, show that there were 27 primary schools in Louth with 30 or more students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deputy Ó Murchú said: ‘Government has failed to plan and properly fund schools, which has resulted in unacceptably large class sizes including in Louth. This has been raised as a concern for many years now, by unions, parents and headteachers yet government has failed to act despite these warnings.

‘Starkly, the new figures highlighted that there are many students in classes of 30 or more spread

across 27 different schools in Louth. This is clearly unacceptable.

‘The problem is particularly acute in the North Louth area, with schools in the Cooley peninsula showing largest class sizes of 28 at Ardaghy NS, 29 at Monksland NS Omeath; 30 at Dulargy NS in Ravensdale and Rampark NS and 31 at St Oliver’s in Carlingford.

‘The issue is not confined to North Louth. In Blackrock, Scoil na Creagha Dubha, St Fursey’s NS and St Francis NS all have largest class sizes of 32.

‘Large class sizes have a detrimental impact on the quality of education teachers can deliver. This undermines the teaching environment and children’s ability to learn to the best of their ability.

‘I am urging the Minister to urgently address

this issue. There can be no more delays or excuses. All our children deserve the best chance in life, through high quality education that should be a right and not subject to a postcode lottery.

‘Sinn Féin wants to put an end to classes of over 30 pupils and ensure standards never slip to this stage again.

‘We are committed to working towards the EU average of 20 children per class which supports education and learning, and allows for children who may need additional support or guidance to have that opportunity’.

“Government need to get their act together and cut class sizes to fair and appropriate levels so children in Louth get the education they deserve.”

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2 - What is the capital of Cuba?

3 - Four countries have successfuly completed soft landings on the moon. Can you name them?

4 - Which famous country and western singer is godmother to pop star Miley Cyrus?

5 - James St. in dundalk changed it’s name in 1832 to what?

6 - name the film which boasts

the famous line: “You can’t handle the truth!”

7 - The Carolina Reaper is known for what in the culinary world?

8 - How many public holidays are there each year in ireland?

9 - Can you name the three countries in the world that begin with the letter R (excluding countries that start with Republic of…)

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Establishment of working group for Ice House Hill is a step in right direction - Kelly

Cllr Seán Kelly’s motion before Septembers meeting of Dundalk MD calling for the establishment of a working group for Ice House HiIl was passed. In light of issues at the Park over the past number of months which cultivated in Carmel Naughton, the main sponsor of the Park, writing to the local papers outlining her pressing concerns.

The motion called for a representative of the

Cllr Seán

four residents groups in the area namely:

O’Hanlon Park, Pearse Park, Northend and Demense to meet along with a representative from the Naughton Family and local Councillors to discuss areas in which the Park could be improved. The group will meet on a quarterly basis and raise issues directly with council management.

Kelly commented ‘the overall upkeep of the Park has been a concern for locals in recent

years due to areas being overgrown, graffiti and the general pond area. A lot of progress has been made in the summer months since this conversation began but there is more to do with the footpaths and ornamental lights surrounding the Park. We now have a vehicle in this new working group to drive progress for the benefit of the whole community.’

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Kelly Deputy Ó murchú
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A night not to be missed—SOSAD Lipsync Battle

THE Greatest Show on Earth returns after a three-year hiatus with the eagerly awaited renewal of the SOSAD Dundalk Lipsync Bat-

tle. Once again generously sponsored by The Magic Hill Brewery, Jenkinstown. A venue change will see the much antici-

pated event move to the Clan Na Gael Hall on the Ecco Road, Dundalk on Saturday October 7th with the show starting at 8PM sharp.

Majella Watters, event organiser said “Such has been the demand for tickets we have had to move to a larger venue to accommodate what is shaping up to be an unmissable night of music and craic.”

First held in 2016, and unfortunately halted due to the Pandemic, the organisers promise that it returns with a bang and that competition is sure to be fierce with 2016 winner Paul Kinahan, 2017 Winners, The Weldon Brothers and 2018 Winners Carina Drumm

and Alan Doherty, all vowing to “wrestle” the belt of reigning champion Brian Dunne, who lifted the title the last time it was held in 2019. As grudge matches go, the gloves are off for this one!

SOSAD Dundalk

Spokesperson Gerry Duffy said “We are delighted to see such an important event in our fundraising calendar return. In the four years that it was held before COVID, it raised over €13,000 for our cause which is so appreciated

by all of us at SOSAD”

Tickets are still on sale priced at €10 from McAteer’s the Food House or from the Facebook page.

“Lip-sync Battle in aid of SOSAD, Dundalk”

If you are brave enough to have a go yourself, there are a few spots left for performers on the night. Please contact keatingmajella@ gmail.com

As “nights that you do not want to miss” go, this one tops the lot.

Retained firefighters vote to accept new proposal

THE shop steward for Louth’s siPTu retained firefighters has welcomed the vote to accept proposals from the Workplace relations Commission (WrC) aimed at resolving a dispute over pay and conditions.

Lorcan Conlon from Ardee said he is “pleased” retained firefighters voted to accept the proposals in a ballot of siPTu members.

Of those who took part in the ballot, 63 per cent of the members voted in favour of accepting the deal.

“it’s a great step forward. it goes some way towards addressing work-life balance and pay and conditions for retained firefighters,” said Lorcan.

“i hope this commitment will be hon-

oured. Hopefully everything will be worked out over the coming months and we will have a viable service.” since June, approximately 2,000 retained firefighters had been participating in a

campaign of industrial action across 200 retained fire stations.

Last month, they suspended their industrial action after agreement was reached at the WrC.

Lorcan added that

if anyone in the area is interested in becoming a retained firefighter to get in touch with their local fire station.

Louth County Council is currently recruiting retained

firefighters. The fire stations are based in Ardee, Carlingford, drogheda, dundalk and dunleer. for more information please visit www.louthcoco. ie/vacancies.

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Councillor McKevitt calls for signage at Gyles Quay Toilets

L OCAL councillor Andrea McKevitt, has requested that signage be erected at the toilets at gyles Quay advising people ‘’ no campervan waste to be disposed of into toilets’’. This call comes after a summer of toilets being closed more often than they were open due to blockages.

The peninsula based councillor has commented on the matter saying ‘’ The closure of these toilet facilities could not have come at a worse time for people who were enjoying gyles Quay this summer, it was mostly the men’s section that was closed off and this resulted in men using the women’s toilets, which is not acceptable.

“i have been advised on previous occasions that the toilets are blocked due to campervans disposing of their toilet waste in these public toilets,

which is not the purpose of these facilities, and in turn raises a sanitation concern. in other popular locations throughout the country i have seen

where other councils have signage on beach toilet facilities that state ‘’no campervan waste to be disposed of into toilets’’, and it must be effective as the toilets were open.

‘’i trust the people disposing of their waste have no other option but to take their waste home, but in the interest of the health and safety of all concerned this is what they must do, gyles Quay car park is not a designated camping area and therefore there are no such facilities for those wishing to camp here overnight, so they should do the responsible thing and dispose of their waste in an appropriate manner.’’

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Cllr Andrea McKevitt.

Cross Cooley Challenge donate massive cheques to local charities

THE FINAL CHEQUE presentation was made recently to two local charities who both benefited greatly from this year’s Cross Cooley Challenge which raised an amazing €39,493.34. Funds raised were divided equally between the North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation with both organisations receiving a cheque for

€19,462.79 last week. .

The Cross Cooley Challenge has become a hugely popular event every summer and this year was the 11th renewal of the fundraiser which sees hundreds of people take part in a sponsored walk across the mountains from Ballymakellet to Carlingford. In total the Cross Cooley Challenge has

now raised over €360,000 for the North Louth Hospice and Maria Goretti Foundation over the last decade plus.

The hard working committee are already looking forward to he 2024 renewal where more money will be raised for local charities around the county.

dundalk Brownies and guides

dundalk Brownies and guides are ready for another year of fun and adventure! All girls between seven and thirteen are welcome to join us in making lots of new friends through fun games and activities. no week is ever the same. it is a great place to just be you and grow in confidence through new and exciting activities each week.

dundalk Brownies and guides meet on Wednesdays at the redeemer family resource Centre. Contact Chris Cumiskey (leader) 085 838 3875 or Maggie Cumiskey 083 828 6111 for more information.

Artisans Watercolour Painting Open Night

ArTisAns dundALK will host a Watercolour Painting Opening night on friday 22nd september at 7pm in Carroll Mead Hall, dundalk A91V8K0.

Try out watercolour painting with our tutors. no painting experience necessary. suitable for adults of all ages. refreshments will be served on the evening.

There will also be musical entertainment and a display of 2023 paintings. Warm welcome guaranteed.

Artisans was established in 1990 and continues to flourish. It boasts a membership of 25 active participants, both male and female, who meet every friday from 7pm-9pm in Carroll Mead Hall.

new members are always welcome throughout the year. no previous experience is necessary as a basic skills course is offered to new members every friday night.

Artisans recognizes the intrinsic value of an art in promoting people’s wellbeing and encourage those who feel their creative side is not being developed to its full potential to visit the exhibition or to drop in any night to view the activities.

for further information please call either Colleen on 0863567529 or Pat on 0868393525.

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Anne newell and maura O Callaghan north Louth hospice paula Dowdall maria Goretti foundation Jenifer harrison martin Beggy and Brian Watters missing from photo Seamus Gormley all of the Cross Cooley Challenge team

Allsún ready to tackle Kona

Local woman Allsún Kelly is preparing to take part in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii next month.

Originally from Kilcurry, Allsún (31) currently lives in Dundalk and works for Wu Xi Biologics as a QA Validation Engineer in the Quality Assurance Department.

“At the moment, I’m training twice a day, every day doing running, cycling and swimming. I did Irish dancing when I was younger and that’s how I stayed fit,” said Allsún.

“When I was older, I got into running and later worked at Aura Dundalk and took part in a fitness event there.

“I took part in a few more local events and gradually moved on to international events.

This is my first time doing the Ironman World Championships.”

Allsún added: “I had to qualify for the event in Estonia at the beginning of August. I’m really looking forward to the Ironman World Championship next


“The event will take place in Hawaii on Saturday, October 14 in Kailua Kona. It’s beside the island where the fires took place this summer.

“The islands have been the home of the

World Championships since the event’s inception in 1978. It has been ultra-triathletes ultimate target as a result for decades.”

An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.2 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22mile (42.2 km) run, completed in that order.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the atmosphere and being able to go up against the best athletes in the world,” she said.

“I’m aiming to complete the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km marathon in around 12 hours.”

Eoin captures prestigious dundalk scratch Cup

Eoin Murphy made a big breakthrough on home soil today when he captured the Dundalk Scratch Cup sponsored by One Finance.

The 23-year-old became the fifth Dundalk player to lift the Carroll Cup and joins some of the biggest names in Irish golf, like threetimes major winner Padraig Harrington, on the competition’s roll of honour.

Murphy, who was a member of Leinster’s Inter-provincial winning team last week, finished on six under par after two rounds of 69 and won by three shots from Roganstown’s Sean Keeling who is heading for Rome as a member of the European Junior Ryder Cup team.

Murphy was Munster


Cup 2023 eoin

Boys U16 Champions in 2016 and won the Boyd Quaich Memorial Tournament at St Andrew’s last year but this is his first senior

trophy and he was delighted to have made that breakthrough.

“It’s nice to get a scratch cup like this. Any scratch cup you’d



We are delighted to launch our very first Alzheimer’s Café in Dundalk Library as part of World Alzheimer’s Month this September. Join us on Tuesday 19th September at 11:00am12:30pm for a relaxing morning of advice, music, tea and a chat! and every Third Tuesday thereafter. Our speaker will be Maeve Montgomery, the Dementia Advisor for County Louth, on the “Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia”, with a Demonstration of the Magic Table and Live Music and Refreshments. The Café is a warm and welcoming place for people to come and meet others also living

with Dementia / Alzheimer’s. Carers, family and friends are all welcome, there is no booking required. For further information, please contact Dundalk Library on 042-9353190 or libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

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Join us in Dundalk Library on Tuesday 19th September at 6:00pm for an information session promoting ISL (Irish Sign Language). This session will be delivered by the Dundalk Deaf Group as part of Deaf Awareness Week, which celebrates the vibrant deaf community. All are welcome, there is no booking required.

be delighted with but the home one means a whole lot more, so I am delighted to get this over the line. The pressure’s off now.”

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There will be no meeting on Monday 18th september due to a day trip.

b ethany Meetings

Monday weekly prayer meetings resumed on Monday 11th september, 8pm – 9.30pm in “Bethany” House of Prayer, 34 Point road, dundalk, A91 W0C9 –Tel: 042 9331602 – All are welcome

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11th anniversary

late of manydown close, Dundalk whose 11th anniversary occurs 17th september 2023 an eternal memory of a much loved son.

this is for someone wonderful as loved as one could be for you were everything in life you meant the world, you see. and sometimes life can be unkind when hearts are torn in two but nothing ever could compare to the pain of losing you. But all the love you left behind, forever will live on and so until we meet again rest peacefully, dear son. loved and missed, mam & Dad XXX

along the road of suffering you found a little lane; that took you up to Heaven, and ended all your pain. you may be out of sight, We may be worlds apart; But you are always in our prayers, and forever in our hearts. always loved and sadly missed by your sister siobhan & Family our hearts are filled with memories, that we gathered through the years, and all the happy times we shared are treasured souvenirs. always in our hearts and thoughts John with love from your sister tara & Family.

Deep are the memories, Precious they stay no passing of time can take them away this day is remembered and quietly kept no words are needed We will never forget loved and remembered always by your sister Kerri & Family.

anniversary mass will be celebrated in the redemptorist this saturday 16th september at 6.30pm.

An C HU i RT dU i CH e t he D IS t RIC t CO u R t no. 69.3 intoxicating liquor act, 1927 section 12a intoxicating liquor act, 1960 section 9 notice o f application For a limited Restaurant Certificate slieve Foy Construction limited, slieve Foy Construction limited (applicant)

TAKe nOTICe that the above-named Applicant slieve Foy Construction Limited, slieve Foy Construction Limited of beagan’s business Park, newry road, Dundalk, Louth the holder of an on-licence in respect of the premises known as Juniors Bar, Slieve Foy Construction Limited and situate at Dundalk road, Carlingford, Louth, A91 YY89 in court area and district aforesaid, intends to apply to the Court at Dundalk District Court on 27 sep 2023 at 10:30 for a certificate certifying that portion of the said premises, to wit: beagan’s business Park, newry road, Dundalk, Louth is a resTAurAnT for the purposes of section 13 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927.

District Court Area of Dundalk District no. 6

Signed: eleanor kelly & Company solicitor for Applicant solicitors, 10 george’s street, drogheda, louth. dated 8th september, 2023.

To the Garda superintendent, at Dundalk_ds@garda.ie, Dundalk Garda station, Dundalk, Louth

To the Health Service Executive Official, at louth.peho@hse.ie

To the District Court Clerk, Dundalk District Court.

Meenan calls for local govt. staffing crisis to be resolved

SINN FéIN councillor Kevin Meenan has called on Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) to resolve the Local Government staffing crisis before it impacts on people in Louth.

Clr. Meenan made the call as members of the Fórsa Trade Union initiated industrial action commencing with an ‘indefinite ban on engagement on all political representations’ which will “severely hamper our ability to serve our constituents on day to day matters.”

Cllr Meenan said “this has been on-going as the Local Government sector is in a retention and recruitment crisis. The problem is that the Government and the Local Government Management

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Agency are refusing to address issues around job evaluation and rates of pay. This is the basis of any job, evaluation and proper remuneration.

“Despite this being before the Workplace Relations Commission, the employers have now withdrawn from

the negotiation table leaving Fórsa members with no option but to pursue industrial action.

“The reality is, this will impact on all councillors in Louth and our TDs as we need that engagement with staff to carry out our duties on behalf of our

constituents who will ultimately suffer. However, this is absolutely not the fault of staff, the blame lies solely with the government and the LGMA and I would ask that Chief Executive Joan Martin exert whatever influence she has in her role, to demand that the Government and the LGMA get back to the negotiation table and work towards addressing the issues of job evaluation and sort out the retention and recruitment crisis in Local Government.”

Cllr Meenan concluded by saying “Sinn Féin support the workers in pursuing their rights and respect their decision to initiate industrial action. However, the government and LGMA need to get this sorted as soon as possible to minimise any impact on the public.”

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Coláiste Chú Chulainn Class of 2023 are heading into exciting careers and studies

rECEnT graduates of Coláiste Chú Chulainn convened in the local school to share stories of their new careers and studies after their Leaving Certificate results.

The school’s guidance Counsellor Ms nichola fitzpatrick said:

“Our students worked very hard and achieved a historic set of Leaving Certificate

results. it is part of our vision to ensure that this hard work pays off in the form of career and studies pathways. so, we invited the graduates back to school to share their stories before they head off on their new adventures.

“some students have already started working in engineering and air conditioning apprenticeships.

The local economy is already benefitting from their work.

Other graduates are entering courses ranging across engineering, nursing, psychology, languages, music, economics, nursing, sports, security and the arts.

The broad range of chosen pathways is a result of our broad and balanced curriculum where students sat

exams in 30 subjects.

“We were delighted to learn that nearly all students were offered their top 2 choices in the CAO system.

This is down to good planning from the students and their families. it also shows the benefit of Transition year and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. guidance Counsellor Mr steven Creighan said:

“Coláiste Chú Chulainn now has graduates in nearly every university and institute of Technology in the state. Other graduates are in universities across Europe and the us.

We maintain contact with them through our alumni network. Already, past pupils have volunteered to share stories of college life.

We wish them every success and welcome them back with open arms.”

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ellen murphy - trinity music and Spanish, harry Begley - ulster university psychology and Sophie Bastible Diaz ulster university Speech and Language naoise mcKeown, O fiaich Insititute of fe Sports excerise and Coaching, Kamile Audzeviciute uCD Law and Anneke Waynbery uCD (nursing) Leah O Grady, nuI maynooth Arts english and history with mr Richard melaniphy, Deputy melaniphy Cheta Obiefuna, Cork music, Joshua ebele ubaezuonu tuD - engineering Charlie Irwin, O fiaich Insititute of further education, pre Garda and Security Studies with ms niamh O’neill Deputy principal
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