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Wednesday, 4th September, 2013. Vol. 6, Issue 36 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
By Niamh Kirk
THE discovery of a drug den in an unused shed in the middle of a residential area has led to concerns among local residents at the scale of the problem. The issue came to light after two local men discovered a drug den in a shed in a premises along the Castletown Road. Over the past few weeks Matthew English and David Taaffe had noticed an increase in activity around the dilapidated premises once known as Rice’s Shop, in particular with respect to land adjacent to it. The two men had noticed people entering and exiting the location and suspected that the area was being used to take drugs. “We have seen people going in and out of the
shed and during the day you can hear the people in there. The people coming out of there, some of them are simply off their heads,” said Matthew. “We wanted to go in and find out how this can be going on,” he explained. Waiting until they were sure that the building was not in use, the two men along with a local councillor inspected the shed located on the land behind the once popular shop. What they found there was a carpet of burnt tin foil shreds, used syringes, medical bottles and prescription tablet packets. They estimate they could see 200 individual pieces of burnt tin foil which they believe indicates the number of ‘hits’ Continued on page 2
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Amazing transformation sees Dundalk FC top of the league By Paul Byrne
Less than a year after barely surviving relegation Dundalk FC are sitting proudly at the summit of the Premier Division. Friday evening’s 2-0 away victory in UCD coupled with St Pats 1-1 draw with Bohemians seen Dundalk leapfrog Pats to lead the division by a single point. It marks an amazing turnaround for the club who were struggling for their very existence this time last year with major financial worries and dwindling attendances threatening the clubs future. A supporters group who went under the name of ‘Save our Club’ raised much needed funds for the beleaguered club as the side finished the season bottom of the league which resulted in them having to play a relegation/promotion playoff against Waterford to maintain their top
Stephen Kenny has helped transform Dundalk’s fortunes
flight status. Michael Rafter’s goals ensured Dundalk stayed up and major changes were initiated to re-establish the club as a force once again. Dundalk FC Trust, a group of Dundalk supporters who have worked tirelessly to help the club joined forces with Fastfix to usher in a new era for the club. Stephen Kenny was brought in to lead the team and it was hoped that the 2013 season would bring stability
and hopefully a finish in the top half of the table. As the season began Dundalk’s new look side were praised by pundits for their easy on the eye style of play and more importantly they were winning matches with their away form especially impressive losing just one away fixture in their opening ten games on the road. Victories against Shamrock Rovers, Derry, Pats and Sligo in recent weeks have seen the
crowds pour back to remember as the dalk at last woke up from through the turnstiles in sleeping giants of Dun- their slumber. Oriel Park with over 3000 people in attendance at the start of August as Dundalk beat the current champions Sligo. A far cry from the average attendances of 600 last season. These victories have propelled Dundalk to the top of the league and there is a massive feel good factor around the Carrick Road venue these days. Sunday sees Dundalk take on local rivals Drogheda in front of what will surely be a heaving Oriel Park. Then follows what will probably be the pivotal fixture of this season’s campaign as Dundalk travel to Inchicore to take on title rivals St SPEECH TRAINING Pats as Dundalk chase MILD SPEECH THERAPY their first league title since 1995. COMMUNICATION SKILLS Whatever happens SPEECH & DRAMA from here on in, those who are involved and EXAMINATIONS who follow the LilyALL LEVELS WELCOME whites will surely look (Beginners To Advanced) back on 2013 as a season
Residents fear at drug den find “They are firing syringes around the place,” that have been taken in said Matthew who has the shed. found used needles in Ice house Hill in the past. David spoke of his concerns that children can easily access the site and walk around it. Both men want something to be done about the den, and soon. Local councillors have been contacted about the site. Independent councillor Oliver Morgan inspected the site recently and said that he was concerned that the den is in the middle of residential area. Cllr Jim Ryan has
regularly raised security and safety concerns about the premises at council meetings and lives not far from the site. He had approached the issue when he noticed dumping taking place in the shops former car-park and in the area around it. He
described the situation area as scandalous. “I think this is a scandal what has happened here. There were three or four attempts to torch it. They managed to burn it out on the fourth go. I plan to raise it again at the next meeting, “ he added.
The ever-improving Dundalk Institute of Technology added another string to its bow with the confirmation last week that the purchase of the JJB sports complex at Dundalk Retail Park has gone through. The deal involves the
purchase of the fitness gym, soccer dome, swimming pool and retail outlet and is set to provide a huge benefit for both DkIT and the town. The negotiations had been ongoing for some months before the terms were agreed last
week much to the satisfaction of the college authorities. Over the coming weeks it is expected that the deal will be completed and that the sports centre will be available for use by students and public by the beginning of next year.
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Local battalion celebrates 40th anniversary The local 27th Infantry Battalion reached a significant milestone when it celebrated 40 years since its formation. The battalion, which
is based at Aiken Barracks, was founded 40 years ago in Dundalk and to mark the occasion an anniversary parade was held in Dundalk on
Saturday. At the event, Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council Eamonn O’Boyle, paid tribute to the efforts of all mem-
bers over the past four decades. “It is my great pleasure and honour, as Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council, on behalf of all the people of Dundalk to warmly congratulate the men and women of our Defence Forces - who are here today and who are attached to Aiken Barracks here in Dundalk and who form what is known as the 27th Infantry Battalion – on the 40th anniversary of its formation in Dundalk. “Looking back on the many work involvements and achievements of this 27th Infantry Battalion over past 40 years one cannot but be very grateful and proud of the very willing, gallant and dedicated professional services provided by the many men and women of our Defence Forces attached to Aiken Barracks in Dundalk, who have served and who
continue to serve in this Battalion. “They have contributed to on-island security and stability by providing on request, aid to the civil power e.g. to An Garda Síochána, aid to the civil authority, and to other emergency and non-emergency services, They have contributed to the maintenance of international peace and security through participation in UN mandated peace keeping support,
crisis management and humanitarian relief operations all over the world, including Chad, Bosnia, Kosovo and Lebanon to name but a few”, explained Cllr O’Boyle. “Later on this year members of this 27th Infantry Battalion will be deployed in Syria and also in the Lebanon with the UN on Peace Keeping Missions. “We wish them every success and safety in these forthcoming new
challenging and difficult missions. “I am very happy to see that many former serving members of the 27th Infantry Battalion are here with us today to celebrate this 40th Anniversary and I look forward to meeting them later and to hearing accounts of their experiences from years past”, he continued. The 27th Infantry Battalion was established on September 1, 1973, at Aiken Barracks in Dundalk. At that time the 27th Infantry Battalion consisted of army establishments in Cavan, Monaghan and Meath and Dundalk town. Lt. Col. Louis Hogan – who was later appointed Chief of the Defence Forces – was the first Officer Commanding the 27th Infantry Battalion and the first Sergeant Major was Battalion Sergeant Major Brendan Burke.
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For all you budding Ballerinas and fans of Russian Ballet, The Royal Moscow Ballet returns to the TLT Theatre once again in 2013 and will bring to life the enchanting fairytale that is Cinderella. With Lavish sets and sceneries and eye catching costumes the Royal Moscow Ballet will transform the The TLT stage into a fairytale wonderland for all to enjoy. Cinderella is tormented by her spiteful stepsisters and longs to attend the Prince’s glamourous ball. Abandoned to an evening of drudgery Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and transforms her into a glittering Princess who shall go to the ball . But will she find her Prince Charming at the Ball and live happily ever after? Book your tickets now for The Royal Moscow Ballets Performance of Cinderella and all shall be revealed. Tickets €35/€40 available from www.thetlt.ie or 0419878560.
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous will hold a public information meeting on Sunday September 15 at 3pm in St Gerard’s Hall, adjacent to the Redemptorist Church. There will be speakers from AA and Al Anon along with a professional speaker. All are welcome.
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Participants on the Open Door tour during a visit to the Redemptorist Church Due to popular demand Aiken Barracks opened its gates once again on Sunday August 25 for a Dundalk Tidy Towns Open Door Tour for Heritage Week 2013. The guide for the day was Sgt Ricardo Lucchesi who treated the 40 attendees to a wonderful historical tour of the barracks - from the time it was given to the French Huguenots by Lord Roden, its be-
ginnings as an Infantry Barracks to a Cavalry Barracks, through the War of Independence, the Troubles, Reserve Forces and the current history of the 27th Battalion. The group were given a tour of the museum which included memorabilia and artefacts of the barracks’ history. Dundalk Tidy Towns are most grateful to the Department of
Defence and Aiken Barracks Commander for granting permission for this tour, and also to Sgt Lucchesi for his wonderful ability to portray army life as the best career you could dream of. Judging by the comments from those that attended, this tour will hopefully feature in the Open Door Programme of events for many years to come.
Gold medal for Teeling whiskey By Niamh Kirk
The Great Northern Brewery is likely to continue producing ‘gold’ when the Teeling Whiskey takes over the site as two of the company’s whiskeys have been awarded gold medals by the Irish Whiskey Masters in London last week. Teeling Whiskey
collected nine awards at this year’s ceremony with the two gold standard were the Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey in the Irish Blended category and the Teeling 21YO Single Malt Silver Reserve in the Irish Single Malt in the Super Premium category. An agreement between Diageo and Teel-
ing has been struck and the company are set to formerly take over in February 2014. John Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, commented, “We are delighted that the first offerings from the Teeling Whiskey Company have been recognised by industry experts as being of Gold Medal
standard. Our team’s wealth of Irish Whiskey industry experience has given us the confidence to diversify the category by producing interesting and unique small batch bottlings.” “We will continue to innovate and create new expressions of Ireland’s greatest export,” he said.
Ardee Concert Band’s weekly Sunday night Jackpot is €5,500 at Bohemian Centre, Ardee from 8pm. The successful games of Play your cards : €50 + €100 and the Winner takes all game, will also be played on the night. Be early to get your seat as we have had big crowds over the last few weeks for the Jackpot game.
Clinic relocates Chartered Physiotherapist Felix Jose who ran a popular clinic in Limerick has relocated to Dundalk. Felix’s wife has worked in Dundalk for some time, and he decided it was time to lay down his roots there and get more family time. He recently opened a new clinic in the Church Street Medical Clinic which tends to accommodate those who cannot get time off mid week. Felix deals with muscular skeleton injuries, sports and neuro-rehab injuries.
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1 - go września 1939 roku, 74 lata temu, hitlerowskie Niemcy napadły na Polskę; rozpoczęła się kampania wrześniowa i II Wojna Światowa. Był to wczesnojesienny poranek i nikt nie spodziewał się ataku. Gdy nagle, prawie jednocześnie całe wybrzeże, północna część kraju została zaatakowana, a popołudniu także nasza stolica, Warszawa: godz. 4:00 atak bombowców na Wieluń, godz. 4:30 atak bombowców Ju 87 na linię kolejową koło Tczewa, godz. 4:45 atak bombowców He-111 na Morski Dywizjon Lotniczy w Pucku, godz. 4:48 szkolny pancernik Schleswig-Holstein ostrzelał Wojskową Składnicę Tranzytową Westerplatte (ostrzał trwał ok. 7 minut), godz. 5:55 niemieckie samoloty dokonały przelotu rozpoznawczego nad portem wojennym w Gdyni, godz. 6:55 drugi tego ranka atak oddziałów niemieckich na Westerplatte, godz. 7:00-7:40 pierwsza bitwa powietrzna podczas II Wojny Światowej (54 samoloty Brygady Pościgowej przeciwko 80 bombowcom i 20 myśliwcom niemieckim), godz. 13:50 pierwsze silne uderzenie lotnictwa niemieckiego (60 bombowców nurkujących i 60 ciężkich myśliwców) na Gdynię (okręty i baterię Canet), godz. 16:30 drugi nalot na Warszawę (40 bombowców przeciwko samolotom Brygady Pościgowej i 152. eskadry myśliwskiej), godz. 17:45 pierwsza, podczas II Wojny Światowej, bitwa powietrzno-morska koło Helu. ORP Wicher, ORP Gryf, 6 trałowców i 2 kanonierki zaatakowane zostały przez 33 bombowce nurkujące (18-minutowa walka była nierozstrzygnięta), wieczorem niszczyciele ORP Błyskawica, ORP Grom i ORP Burza w towarzystwie okrętów Royal Navy weszły do szkockiego portu Leith koło Edynburga. prezydent Ignacy Mościcki wprowadził na obszarze całego państwa stan wojenny. Jeden dzień, który nie tylko dla Polaków, ale dla całego świata, stał się blisko 5 letnim koszmarem. Okresem walk, głodu, biedy i śmierci. Cierpienia i rozpaczy, lęku i rozstań z najbliższymi. Pokolenie naszych dziadków, którzy przeżyli wojnę, powtarza jedno: to najgorsze zło jakie może zgotować człowiek człowiekowi. Moja Babcia 1 września 1939 roku miała zaledwie 7 lat, zamiast pójść do szkoły została wraz z rodzicami, najmłodszą siostrą i bratem wysiedlona z własnego gospodarstwa, druga siostra, pięcioletnia wraz z moją praprababcią (babcią mojej babci) zostały nie tylko wysiedlone ale także oddzielone od swoich najbliższych, a i tak mieli sporo szczęścia bo wszyscy przeżyli i wrócili do domu po wojnie, ich sąsiedzi nie mieli tyle szczęścia, do domu obok, po wojnie wrociła tylko dwójka straszych dzieci, rodzice z tamtej rodziny zgineli podczas wojny, najmłodszą dziewczynkę z wrodzonym garbem Niemcy okladali po plecach by się wyprostowała, nie była w stanie tego zrobić, nie mogła wyprostować pleców więc zginęła od ciosów na oczach swoich bezsilnych rodziców i starszego rodzeństwa. Ileż tak smutnych historii usłyszał od swoich dziadków każdy z nas? Za dużo. Moja Babcia skończyła w czerwcu 81 lat, do dziś ma kompleksy z powodu nieznajomości ortografii, gramatyki, po wojnie skończyła tylko 3 klasy podstawówki i musiała iść do pracy. W Polsce, na pamiątkę wybuchu II Wojny Światowej, do szkół, po wakacjach, dzieci i młodzież wracają 1 września - nie wiem czy wciąż podczas uroczystego rozpoczęcia roku szkolnego wygłasza się apel z tej okazji, ale mam nadzieję, że tak. Mam nadzieję, że każde polskie dziecko zanim skończy swą edukację w szkole podstawowej będzie wiedziało jakie zło niesie za sobą wojna. Pozdrawiam w imieniu Simul Polonia - Agnieszka Boniewicz
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Dundalk to host only Irish screening of cult film After being inspired on a visit to Lourdes, James McCrave from Marian Park, Dundalk has secured the first and only rights to screen popular religious documentary film ‘The Triumph’ in Dundalk. Having travelled to Lourdes earlier this year, James heard about the impact of the film from fellow pilgrims and decided to find out more. When he returned to Dundalk he got in touch with the films distributors and to secure the right to screen it for one night, and arranged a private viewing of the film in the local cinema. However when word got around, tickets to attending the screening were snapped up within hours and it became clear that more and more people
Ollie Bradley and James McCrave
were as eager to see it. Further negotiations have resulted in the film being privately screened for four nights from September 30 to October 3 in Dundalk, however tick-
ets for the film are limited and going fast. It is the only screening of the film in Ireland but hundreds of thousands have seen it the world over and it has been packing
out cinemas since it was released earlier this year. The documentary follows a young man who has addiction problems who visits the site of the apparitions of The ‘Mother of God’ at Medjugorje. It interviews pilgrims, priests, believers, sceptics and non Christians all of whom say they have seen an apparition of Mary and investigates the modern day phenomenon. More than 30 million people visit Medjugorje annually and many from Dundalk have travelled to the site and say they too have seen a Marian Apparition. The film says it contains a ‘warning to the world’ and that ‘a major change is coming’, battle lines will be drawn and the makers ask ‘What
side are you on?’ James McCrave, with some help from Oliver Bradley have arranged the four screening of the film. However they were keen to not detract from St Gerard’s Novena which begins in early October and allow people to focus on the film’s message. The film is attracting huge interest already and some nights have only a few tickets left. Ollie Bradley who is helping out has been to Medjugorje 15 times and says that he can identify with the documentary’s protagonist. “I was a bit off the rails, just a bit of a jack the lad,” he explained. But Ollie has found his life has drastically improved since he began
travelling to Medjugorje. “Everything was a chore and an ordeal. But this has really impacted on me, I am happier and I can feel it and people can see it,” he said. The screening is privately held, and any profits that are made from it are being donated to the Voluntary Medjugorje Mountain Rescue Fund. The climbing conditions on the mountain are not as good as they could be and team of volunteers who live near the Medjugorje site have set up a rescue squad to help those who are injured on the pilgrimage one of whom is also originally from Dundalk, but now living in village in Bosnia Herzegovinia. To get tickets to the film contact Ollie Bradly on 086-2375527.
Town Square to host French-style market DUNDALK Tidy Towns are organising a unique event at the Market Square when they host the ‘Dundalk Brocante’ on Saturday September 7 from 10am to 4pm. The event has been described as a community garage sale that will feature all the Tidy Towns associations
from the local region. In France a Brocante is a community event held in villages and towns across the country where local people can sell their surplus non-food items. They usually sell bric-a-brac, toys, books and unwanted items. On Saturday Dundalk Tidy Towns
will be joined by groups from Omeath, Dromiskin, Castlebellingham/Kilsaran/Annagassan, Blackrock, Grange, Tallanstown, Kilkerley and Dunleer. Each group will have their own stall and all funds raised will go to local Tidy Towns projects.
If anyone would like to donate an unwanted item that might have a resale value, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange delivery/collection and the item will be passed on the participating tidy towns group of your choice. For info contact louthttt@gmail. com.
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How would you like to get a firmer, more toned and trim, cellulite-free body? Are you tired of those lumps and bumps? You may not be hitting the gym five times a week but you eat well and are quite active yet you cannot shift those last few inches. Cellulite is another curse for women, with 90% of us suffering from the dreaded orange peel effect. It is caused by fat deposits just below the skin’s surface and as we know, tends to target the upper thighs, stomach, buttocks and even the upper arms, giving skin that dimpled, orange-peel appearance. We can reveal that Therapie Clinic has a wondertreatment in the form of the FDA-approved, bodycontouring VelaShape II treatment, which is designed to eliminate cellulite and tighten and tone the body. The treatment has actually been made famous by the Kardashian clan and featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians, who attribute their cellulite free bodies to the award winning treatment. Jennifer Anniston is also said to be a fan.
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1. History Captain Matthew Webb in 1875 became the first man to complete what athletic feat? 2. Ireland In what city can you hear the Shandon Bells? 3. Rock and Pop Noddy Holder was the lead singer of what English glam rock band? 4. Movie Stars What movie star is Catherine Zeta Jones’ equally famous husband? 5. Buildings By what name is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue commonly known? 6. Local One of Dundalk’s longest established snooker clubs is the CYMS, what does CYMS stand for? 7. Literature Harper Lee wrote only one novel, what is the name of this classic American book?
8. Television In the BBC TV sitcom ‘Til death us do part’, what football team did Alf Garnett support? 9. Trade and Business Who would use a Snellen Chart at work? 10. Sport A member of the 1966 World Cup winning ream, England full-back, Ray Wilson left football to take up what occupation? The Stinker What Irish man described an intellectual as ‘someone who can hear Rossini’s William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger”?
—this week’s answers—
Boylesports get help from clairvoyant calf By Paul Byrne
Pajo the clairvoyant calf’s reputation is on the rocks after he wrongly predicted that Kerry would beat Dublin in last Sunday’s All Ireland Semi-Final. Pajo, a nine week old calf from Augnamullen near Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan has become something of a celebrity in recent weeks after correctly predicting that Monaghan would beat Donegal in the Ulster Final. As a result of his shrewd Monaghan pick, Pajo was invited to Boylesports headquarters in Finnabair Industrial Estate last week
Special Olympics 5K From page 1 The event also marks the 10th anniversary of the Special Olympics being held in Ireland in 2003. “All our local directors have come on board to spread the great message of Special Olympics Ireland. Here in Louth
Answers: 1. First to swim the English Channel 2. Cork, 3. Slade 4. Michael Douglas 5. The White House 6. Catholic Young Men’s Society 7. To Kill a Mockingbird 8. West Ham 9. An optician 10. Undertaker. Stinker – Frank Carson.
Santa Fun Run returns for 2013 The Santa Run is returning to Dundalk for a second year and this time around the Dundalk Chamber are aiming to break the world record as they look for over 4000 Santas to take part. Last year’s event raised in excess of €18,000 including in-kind toys as well as a magical trip to Euro-Disney for local child Travis Foley. Each of the nominated charities also received a cheque on the day for €2,500 and the toys were distributed to St Bridget’s School and other local charities. The Chamber are launching this event on Wednesday September 11 at the Market Square Dundalk at 6pm with special guests including Paddy Keenan, Robert and David Kearney and the highflying Dundalk FC team due to be in attendance. The event itself will take place on Friday November 29 at 6.30pm from the Redemptorist Church on St.Alphonsus Road to the Demesne, Market Square Dundalk. Five local charities will benefit from the run this year: Lordship Children’s Respite Centre, North Louth Hospice, Men’s Sheds, SNAP and SOSAD. Many more local charities will also benefit from the Santa Run. This record breaking attempt
to try and determine who would win the All Ireland Football Semi and final as well as trying to pick the hurling final winner. Pajo’s owner Alan Sheridan was on hand to watch his beloved calf get ready to pick the three results. “We have two bales of hay here, one with the Dublin Flag and one with the Kerry flag. “Pajo will have a wee think about the match and when he decides who he thinks will win he’ll walk Leon Blanche (Boylesports), Aoife Heffron (Boylesports PR), Alan over to that County’s bale”, Sheridan (owner of calf), Pajo the Calf and Liam Glynn (Boyle- explained a proud Alan. sports) Pajo decked out in a
for most santa’s in one place will kick start the whole Christmas period by being the opening event of the Festival of Light & Culture. A spokesperson for the chamber urged the people of Dundalk to register for the event and be part of what they hope will be a new world record. “The chamber hope that it will provide an opportunity to create a feel good factor. It will be a first for the town and will be led by 4 reindeers. It will enable over 4000 people to enter into the Guinness book of records and at the same time raise vast sums of money for local charities. We want you and your colleagues, friends, work mates, families and communities to participate. “To register only costs €10 per person or €25 per family, this enables you to participate in the book of records, and also provides you with a Santa Suit. We will also provide sponsorship cards which we hope to raise additional funds for all the charities. We want you to tell everybody about this historic event in the year of the gathering. Thank you in anticipation of your support!!! Note that registration closes on Thursday 28th of November.” they explained.
we have organised a 5km Road Race. We want to raise as much as possible for Special Olympics Ireland so are encouraging everyone to come along,” said Bluebird Director Kieran Hallinan. Registration for the event will take place at Dowdallshill GFC from 8.30am.
For more details on the campaign or to get involved in an event in your local area log onto bluebirdcare.ie or specialolympics.ie. For further details on the fundraising campaign in Louth please contact Kieran Hallinan on 0860419599 or email email@example.com
A local woman who suffered a heart attack at the age of just 31 is helping to spearhead a national campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation as part of Irish Heart Month. Barbara Gallagher from Ardee is lending her support to the ‘Fats of Life’ campaign throughout September, which is a national alert to Irish adults to reduce their consumption of saturated and trans fat in their diet for a healthier cholesterol and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Mum of two Barbara, 50, suffered a heart attack aged just 31, hav-
ing been diagnosed with an inherited condition which increases cholesterol when she was just 14 years old. “Statins hadn’t been invented,” explained Barbara. “So the advice was ‘skimmed milk, Flora and cut out the cakes.’ I hated the skimmed milk, never liked the Flora and I soon graduated onto full milk and butter again.” When Barbara was pregnant with her second child the doctors were concerned about her cholesterol which had crept up to 14 by then. “The intern in the maternity hospital said I’d
Monaghan jersey and shorts initially headed towards the Dublin flag but had a last minute change of heart and plumped for the Kingdom. However he probably now wishes he had stuck to his first choice as Dublin edged out Kerry in an exciting semi-final last Sunday. Pajo’s reputation is on the line this Sunday for the hurling final and he will be hoping his pick Clare can restore people’s faith in his ability to see into the future. Pajo also picked out Mayo for All-Ireland glory and it remains to be seen if the calf is the real deal or fake leather.
Local woman backs Fats for Life campaign
have a heart attack by 30 if I didn’t do something about it. The doctors put me on a special drink to help lower my cholesterol but I tried a few sachets and said ‘no I’d rather die young and happy’, as you would at
that ill-informed aged of 29”, she explained. Two years later Barbara was admitted to hospital after experiencing chest pain and didn’t know why. She said: “The cardiologist said ‘You do know you’ve had quite a substantial heart attack?’ I was in shock. It turned out my cholesterol level was 18.” With two young children at home, Barbara began to realise the gravity of what had happened and decided to grab her ‘second chance’ at life with both arms. “I lost two and a half stone in the following month, I got fit and I changed my
diet,” she said. “I got a new start. I hope people will take care of their health and watch their cholesterol so they don’t get the fright I got. It’s never too late to make a fresh start.” The Irish Heart Foundation is encouraging adults to literally ‘face fats’ and learn how to make smart choices. Know the Fats of Life and learn how to replace bad fats like saturated and trans fat for healthier fats in your diet. Start by calling to request your free copy of our Fats of Life magazine today on 1850 364 364 or download for free on www.irishheart.ie.”
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning places, homes and local organisations across Ireland are being asked to hold a coffee morning and to collect €2 for each cup of fresh coffee consumed.
fund local hospice care services.
Left: At the launch of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice and sponsored by Bewley’s were TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy, Model Daniella Moyles and Carol Geary of Bewley’s along with Iris Carr and Anita Fleming of North Louth Hospice.
fee Morning in aid of the North Louth Hospice, phone 042 9328533 or 087 2066538.
This year will mark the 21st anniversary of Ireland’s biggest Coffee Morning and hosts will be invited to hold a Coffee Morning on September 19 or on a day that suits them.
It really is very simple to organise. On receipt of your registration, our Coffee Morning team will prepare your proAll money raised lo- motional pack for delivOn Thursday Septem- cally stays locally and ery or collection. ber 19, people in work- goes directly back to To register for a cof-
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Dreams Unleashed hits the stage this weekend DanzeMania School of Dance presents their New and Impressive showcase, ‘Dreams Unleashed’, on Saturday September 7 at 7pm in the Bohemian Centre Ardee. This will be their fifth showcase and it is promised to be the biggest and best one yet. This show will feature a variety of performances by the four groups of the school based mostly around hip-hop, lyrical and commercial dance styles. DanzeMania School of Dance was set up by choreographer Stephanie Larkin in 2009 with classes based in Tallanstown. DanzeMania School of Dance have performed at many shows, promoting
their up and coming award winning groups, including fashion shows, the annual Ardee Turfman Festival, The Miss Armagh and Miss
Down finals last year and also supported X Factor’s Boyband ‘The Risk’ when they played a local Co. Louth venue. They have also taken
the title of first place in the Junior Northeast Got Talent in 2011. Tickets available for this show, “Dreams Unleashed”
by Text: 0861671509 or Email: danzemania@yahoo. com. Limited amount of tickets will also be available on night of the show.
Vintage club drive for Motor Neurone Disease The North East Vintage Car Club is organising a ‘Drive for Motor Neurone Disease’ on the Cooley peninsula on Sunday September 29. All vintage enthusiasts are invited to take part because this event is open to everybody. If you have a vintage car or tractor, a vintage motorbike or indeed a high nelly bicycle, you are welcome to join in the fun. The drive will commence
at Cooley Parochial Hall on Sunday September 29. Registration will take place on Sunday morning between 11am and Noon. After a cup of tea and light refreshments the cortege of vehicles will move off. Driving at a leisurely pace, the cars will travel through the Cooley Peninsula, while vintage tractors will be travelling a different route and bikes will have their own
currently living in Ireland chairs, hoists, and high tech separate route. In the afternoon, all vehi- with Motor Neurone Disease. communication aids some cles will return to Cooley Hall In the year 2012, the Irish of which can be controlled Motor Neurone Disease As- by eye movement, enabling for further refreshments. There is no set entry fee to sociation (IMNDA) spent in patients to communicate dethis event, a voluntary con- excess of €1 million on pro- spite having lost their voice tribution to the Irish Motor vision of home helps, patient and the use of their limbs to Neurone Disease Association care, nursing help, medical MND and therefore retaining aids, appliances and equip- some level of independence. is most welcome. Eighty per cent of this money It promises to be a family ment. Their equipment bank is of is raised by the general public fun day with plenty of novelty events, such as poker run, the highest standard, provid- through fundraising. For enquiries, contact Anne ing patients with such things auction, raffle, and music. Mark Sheils and Ciaran Caldwell (Glenmuir Coaches) Three hundred people are as wheelchairs, beds, recliner 086 3938289.
Luke campaigns for change in family law A DUNDALK man’s campaign to instigate a review of the current family law system is up and running with the launch of a petition this week. Luke Martin is hoping to persuade the Minister for Justice to review to current system, which he believes is outdated and should be replaced by a fairer approach for all parties. The parental rights campaigner is calling on people to sign the petition which will be available at the Social Services building in 15A Clanbrassil St, Dundalk, on week days from 9.30am to 4.30pm. “We are looking for 3,000 to 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”, he explained. 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 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. “We are asking people to come in and sign the book and it is open to all and both genders”, he emphasised. Luke can be contacted at 086 2058250.
d i A t r a e H t a g n i n Scree r i u m n e l G Mark Sheils and Ciaran Caldwell (Glenmuir Coaches)
Kieran and Jim Lennon
Woods Kevin Tooher with Philip and Stephen
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Azlin Ahmed (Medical Officer) gives Stephen Caraher the once over at the Heart Aid Heart Screening at Glenmuir on Saturday
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Junction 18 students who passed their grading exams
The local Junction 18 Junior Kickboxing class enjoyed a very successful evening recently with a number of members passing their grades. Supported by class mates Gareth, Mathew, Joshua, Johnny, Andrew, Oliver, Ben, Jake Daisy and Charolette, ten students earned their grade. These included Sleibhin, Dualta and Jack who earned their yellow stripe while
Diarmuid, Enda, Charlie, Louise, Ben, Katelyn and Connor earned their yellow belts. This is the first grading session held by Junction 18 and judging on the standard of these students, success is the only way they are heading. Both kickboxing instructor Bernard Duffy and fitness instructor Ciaran McArdle are extremely happy with the performance of all students in the
class and especially on the day of grading. All students are tested in a huge range of skills including Kata, Self-defence, Blocks and Techniques and couldnâ€™t be faulted on the day. All kickboxing students train every Wednesday at either 6.15pm or 7.15pm. It is their dedication to training and learning that made this day a success for them.
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Deirdre excited by challenge at Coláiste Lú Dundalk’s newest secondary school, Colaiste Lu, which opened its doors for the first time last week, is looking to a bright future under new Stiúrthóir, Deirdre Uí Liatháin. Deirdre was appointed to the position by the Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) and is very much looking forward to the challenge in Louth’s first gaelcholaiste. Deirdre joins Coláiste Lú from Gaelcholáiste an Chláir where she held the position of stiúrthóir (director) and brings a wealth of experience in the operation, daily management and strategic leadership of a Gael- Colaiste Lu stiúrthóir, Deirdre Uí Liatháin choláiste to her new role. As a member of Cólaiste Lú Deirdre was the guest speaker night held in November, where School’s Implementation Team, at the Coláiste Lú information she spoke about the benefits of
all-Irish education, as well as how to make the transition experience from primary school to a Gaelcholáiste as rewarding as possible for students. Rejoining the Coláiste Lú team, Deirdre says that she is excited at the prospect of providing a new educational pathway for children of the region. Deirdre has over a decade of teaching experience in a variety of schools including the Patrician Academy, Mallow, Co Cork, Laurel Hill Coláiste, FCJ and Ardscoil Rís, Limerick where she has taught Chemistry, Biology, Science, Maths and SPHE. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to her new role, having held a number of positions of responsibility including
school timetabling, transition year co-ordinator and Science department head as well as her assistant principal post as Stiúrthóir. To add to her extensive experience in pastoral care, mentoring and induction and school development planning Deirdre has also worked with the National Biology Support Service as a regional project facilitator. She is very active in the promotion of learning through Irish and is currently involved in the development of electronic Leaving Certificate Biology resources in collaboration with An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gealscolaíochta.
Table Quiz in aid of RCNE A Pub Quiz in Aid of Rape Crisis North East Counselling & Support Service will be held in McGeough’s Bar & Restaurant, Roden Place, on Friday September 13 at 8.30pm. Cost is €20 per team of four with spot prizes and refreshments on the night. For further information on the event contact RCNE on 1800 21 21 22. All proceeds go directly to RCNE Counselling & Support Service.
Knockbridge getting ready for annual vintage day
The annual Knockbridge Vintage Day and Working Rally takes place on Sunday September 15 and promises to be a fun day out for all the family. The show commences at 1pm with ample parking available close by. The list of highlights on the day is endless and indeed all ages will be catered for and a very enjoyable day out is guaranteed. There will be an extensive display of vintage tractors, cars and
bicycles in the field as well as vintage threshing and a working area which will include binders, reapers and vintage combines to name but a few for all the machinery enthusiasts. Sheep racing will be one of the many attractions on the day following its tremendous success over the past few years. There are several other exciting attractions including a Tug of War competition between the
local men and ladies, a vintage army display and a Dog Show which always attracts a large number of entrants. Many demonstrations will take place throughout the day such as cookery and flower arranging along with art and crafts. The Knockbridge Vintage Club are very excited about the return of the Vintage Fashion Show which will feature some fabulous vintage pieces which local peo-
ple have kindly donated for modelling. This promises to be a fantastic event and with many familiar faces modelling a wonderful array of colours and styles in outfits and hats it is definitely not to be missed. Knockbridge’s Got Talent is making a welcome return this year with lots of brilliant prizes up for grabs. If you can sing, dance, are a member of a band, group, a magician, impressionist
or can entertain in any way then this is the competition for you. Knockbridge’s Got Talent is open to all, regardless of level of ability, age or where you’re from. The only requirement is that you register. Registration for the competition is free. However, there are limited places available so don’t miss your chance and get your registration in today. Email your details to knockbridgevintageclub@
hotmail.com Children will be catered for in the fun corner with amusements including bouncing castles, slides, sing-along, hop-on/hop-off, face painting, nail art, puppet show, an animal farm and many more novelty events. The food marquee will be serving delicious freshly cooked food and home baking and here you can rest, congregate or chat as you
watch the activities over a cup of tea. If anyone would like to get involved in any of the attractions please contact any member of the club or phone 087 2204261 All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to local charities. For more information and details contact 087 2204261 / 086 2578428 website www.knockbridgevintageclub.com.
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Kieran and Jim Lennon fill out forms at the Heart Aid Heart Screening at Glemuir on Saturday
Mark McShane and Liam Corrigan
Caraher and Mark Sheils (Glenmuir Paul Ryan (Cardiac Technician), Niall ECG at the Heart Aid Heart Screenan gets aher Club Secretary). Niall Carr nds on Saturday grou ing that took place at the Glenmuir
Sean O Dufaigh and Dominic Keenan
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Leinster rugby stars visit Dundalk
Robert Kearney signs autographs at Dundalk Rugby club and inset with one year old Aidan Corcoran
By Niamh Kirk
Dundalk RFC were honoured to host Leinster Rugby on Thursday last. More than 3,000 people attended to watch the Leinster Squad train prior to their pre-season friendly against Ulster Rugby over the weekend. The day was a great success with squad members spending nearly an hour after the training session signing autographs and meeting fans. Former Dundalk players Robert and David Kearney were especially popular and
were on hand to inspire the next generation of young players. Mini Rugby training begins again on Saturday 7 at 10.30am. All new and existing members are welcome to come along. In particular the club are encouraging new members to join for the coming season. The club caters for both boys and girls from u7 to u 12 in mini rugby and 13s to 19s in the youth’s section. U7s to u8s play in the North Leinster League, while u9s to u12s play in the Dublin Metro League. There are cur-
rently 250 children playing under these ages. A manager and a team of coaches manage each age category with an emphasis on full participation by each player in a fun environment while developing skills. The club runs both Easter and summer camps which have been very well attended and offer excellent training under the club’s head coach Ene who hails from New Zealand. Club Minis won the prize for best visual display at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade for its Haka demonstration.
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Dundalk Ravens rise to the challenge
The Dundalk Ravens team who played at the Market Square
Dundalk town centre was the location for an international sporting challenge when a game of wheelchair basketball held at the Market Square. The Square was turned into a basketball arena on Saturday August 24 as the local Dundalk Ravens hosted the Manchester Mavericks. Manchester took the lead on the first game by two points, which was worrying for the local Dundalk team, but the day wasn’t over yet. The Dundalk Ravens rose to the
challenge and took the lead in the second game winning the tournament by six points. The event was enjoyed by all on the day, giving local people the opportunity to see and experience this truly unique sport. The award winners on the day were as follows: Most Valuable player Dundalk Ravens - Capitan Jason Ryan; Most Valuable player Manchester Mavericks - Capitan Nick Howard; Most Points Scored Manchester Mavericks – Nat Craig.
Manager says Dundalk inNews Brief moving in right direction McCabe’s Anniversary
Dundalk Town Centre Commercial Manager Andrew Mawhinney has announced he is to step down from the post he has held since 2009, due to family considerations. In making the announcement he said that it had not been an easy decision but to due to family considerations he feels that it was the correct choice at this time. Mr Mawhinney became the first ever Town Centre Commercial Manager in Dundalk when he was appointed by Dundalk Business Investment District Scheme four years ago. In that time there have been major changes in the Dundalk Town Centre, but the outgoing manager stated that he believes the town is now heading in the right direction.
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“I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years in Dundalk. It has, without a doubt, been my most challenging job though equally satisfying and rewarding job to date. The concept of BIDS and Town Centre Commercial Management is always going to be a difficult one to sell especially in this very difficult economic climate. “I have seen the TCCM office evolve from humble beginnings in the Ramparts to our central location on the Market Square,
which has seen a major transformation in recent years and is a project that the entire town can be very proud”, he explained. “Finding our niche and particular role in the town centre was as expected, a challenge. So many businesses are hurting out there and I think we all have to admit there is no magic formula, but I firmly believe that Dundalk is heading in the right direction. “We have had our successes as well as failures. Mistakes were made but, more importantly, we learned valuable lessons from them. Some projects had never featured in Dundalk before and in many instances, have provided a sound base for future development”, continued Andrew who reflected on a number of highlights during his time.
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and these numbers are growing all the time meaning that more and more children are becoming active. Not only does the club give children the opportunity to be physically active, it also helps them to develop a healthy lifestyle that supports their athletic endeavours. Liby Dynamites is run predominately by parents of the children in the club and all efforts are made to make the club as efficient as possible. For more information please go to www.libydynamites.com. Alternatively you can contact Orla on 0872770121 or Ray on 0876672824.
to 13 years, 2 to 3pm; 14 to 19 years, 4 to 5pm. Having travelled to Spain for the past two years to competed in the Barcelona and Santa Susanna International Tournaments and playing in Olympic Stadiums on both occasions and with representation in the Masstricht Cup in Holland where the under 18 players were part of the winning team. Dynamites Basketball Club are extremely proud of their work in the community, providing a local outlet for children and adults that encourages healthy living and a community atmosphere. Membership ranges from as young as seven years upward
Liby Dynamites Basketball Club are running a “Give it a Go” basketball sessions to encourage more students to play the sport of basketball in the Louth area. Dynamites Basketball Club will hold three sessions in St Joseph’s GFC gym in Dromiskin starting on Sunday September 8 with sessions continuing on the September 15 and 22 These sessions are free and open to all from absolute beginners to experienced players. Sessions are designed to allow players and parents to get a feel for basketball and the Liby Dynamites Basketball Club. Times of sessions are as follows: 7 to 9 years, 1 to 2pm; 10
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Patricks GFC and Ravensdale Sports Field committee to raise funds for juvenile sport in the area. The event starts at Noon. Entry is €20 for two participants, or €15 for an individu-
ALL runners, walkers and joggers are reminded that registration for the ‘Double the Fun 5K Run’ on Saturday September 7 will take place on Thursday September 5 at 8pm and Saturday September 7 from 10.45am. The event, which will take place from St Patricks GFC in Lordship is encouraging participants to run in pairs – starting and finishing together. 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
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Paul Ryan (Cardiac Technician), Niall Caraher and Mark Sheils (Glenmuir Club Secretary). Niall Carraher gets an ECG at the Heart Aid Heart Screening that took place at the Glenmuir grounds on Saturday
Football club show great heart ON Saturday August 31 the busy and active Glenmuir Football Club hosted Heartaid which is a doctor-led mobile cardiac screening service in Glenmuirâ€™s Clubhouse. Glenmuir Football
Club made available this service to all their club members and to the general public which can help in the detection of silent cardiac abnormalities. Heartaid is ultimately aimed at reducing
incidents of sudden adult death syndrome, a syndrome that kills over 100 young people in Ireland each year. The day was a tremendous success and with every appointment eagerly filled, Glenmuir
Football Club are happy in the knowledge that their club are doing their best in bringing awareness and peace of mind to Parents and Players. For more information on Heartaid visit www.Heartaid.ie
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Play to highlight issues surrounding suicide
A play aimed at addressing the issues relating to suicide is coming to Dundalk for a one-off show on Tuesday September 24. “Bring Me Back Alive” is aimed particularly at teenagers and has been touring Ireland to rave reviews. The play is a thought provoking story set in a youth centre in modern day Dublin. The play highlights some of the warning signs to watch out for. It focuses on the need for far more mental health services in order to deal with this escalating crisis which is spiraling out of control. It looks at the devastating affect
that suicide has on family and friends. The main aim of the play is to show that there is hope, there is an alternative. The play is written in as lighthearted way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it the most. Tobar Na Run Theatre Company, who have produced the play, want to bring this play to every theatre, school, university in every county in Ireland so that every teenager, and hopefully every adult will have the chance and the knowledge to be aware that there is help and hope out there. The facts in Suicide and self-harm
The acclaimed play ‘Bring Me Back Alive’ is coming to Dundalk
reflect the need for more public awareness on an issue that has been neglected for far too long. It is difficult to understand what drives so many individuals to take their own lives, but a suicidal person is in so much pain that he or she can see no way out. It is the intention of the organisers to highlight the awareness in order to try to help prevent suicide in our society through medium of theatre. 490 suicides were registered in Ireland in 2010 ending their lives through Suicide or self harm and this rose by an alarming rate of 7% in 2011 to 525 and for 2012 the
figure stands at 507. The 2011 figures show 439 men and 86 women ended their lives by Suicide and furthermore the majority between the age of 15 and 44. Recession has a huge impact on people’s well being, those who lose their jobs experience a drastic reduction in their income or are in danger of losing their home. They experience anxiety, despair and depression, relationship difficulties and marriage breakdown can follow on from that. Suicide awareness agencies are now attending to and trying to support a huge increase in under 18 year olds.
Silence beach party People of Dundalk, the summer may be over, everyone may be back to school, but Silence Nightclub is re-opening with the Event of the year, The Silence Beach Party. Get your shorts and sandals out, lie under the palm trees, have a cocktail from the new cocktail menu because Saturday the 7th of September sees Silence pull out all the stops to put on The North-Easts biggest Beach
Party. Driven by none other than one of the towns best DJs, DJ Eamon Bishop, the entire club will be transformed into a scene from Hawaii. The club has undergone a small refurb to include a new smoking area and a new VIP area. Indulge in luscious surroundings with table service and a new bottle menu. Doors open 11.30pm and entry is only €5 for the first 100 in the door and €10 then after.
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Gerry & Keenan All Pints & Longnecks only €3.50 Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Thursdays from 7pm till late & Sundays during Football. All Major Sporting Events shown live on our Screens Parties catered for – We can arrange the music & finger food if required
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In Memoriam Announcements , Anniversaries, Birthday Remembrances, Thanksgivings & Acknowledgements.
NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Behold me kneeling at your feet Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. You know why I make this novena. I come exhausted with fatigue to show you the crushing weights of my trials. You are powerful, O Mary, and can come to my assistance. (Here mention your request) I feel confident by the thoughts you can help. I have reason to expect any favour from a mother who is at once so powerful in the name of the love which you ever had for your divine son. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Queen of Peace, pray for us. This Novena will grant you any request. Publish prayer immediately. Also thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart. Thanks to the Sacred Heart for favours. R.D.
campbell In loving memory of John, whose birthday occurs on the 1st September. You were my beautiful brother, Who left me wonderful memories behind, And special days like your birthday, Bring many fond memories to mind. And memories are possessions, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART That time can never destroy, St Jude Glorious Apostle, faithful servant and For it is in happy remembrance, friend of Jesus The church honours and invokes The heart finds its greatest joy. you as patron of hopeless cases, bringing help —Loved always Tara, Sean, Chloe and Seanie when we are most tempted to despair. Pray for us, come to our assistance in all our necessities Thanksgiving Novena To St Jude O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and particularly in our present needs. (Here make and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, your request) Blessed apostle, with confidence faithful intercessor of all invoke your special we call upon you. St Jude, help of the hopeless, patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse aid us in our distress. Pray for us and for all who from the depths of my heart great assistance. invoke your aid. Pray for us that we may receive Help me in my present and urgent petition. In forgiveness, strength and consolation now. Pray return I promise to make your name known and for us that at the end of our lives on earth we may cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all enter into the company of the Saints to rejoice in who invoke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers, the presence of God forever. Amen. D.H. three Hall Mary's and Gloria's. Publication must Our weekly Deadline for Family Notices is be promised. This Novena has never been known to fail. I have my request granted. Publication 4pm Fridays prior to Wednesday publication Tel 042 932 0888 promised. M.M.
Busy time for Cycling Club Cuchulainn Cycling Club hosted its last open event of the year with the staging of the Leinster & Louth Hill Climb Championships. Over 50 riders signed up for the unenviable task of trying to get up the 2kms of Jenkinstown hill as fast as possible. Before the event kicked off the official record for the climb stood at 4:37, set in the early 90s by then junior rider Alan Bingham. Fastest on the night and setting a new record for the climb in a time of 4:35 was South Dublin CC rider James Davenport. James edged out Cuchulainn’s Ray O`Shaughnessey by seven seconds, with Stamullen rider David Wherty in joint third with Orwell’s Brian Aherne. The women’s Leinster title went to Isabel Cogan in six mins flat. Cuchulainn had a clean sweep of the
2nd Ray O`Shaughnessey, 1st James Davenport, 3rd David Wearty & Brain Aherne
Leinster Junior podium with Aimhirghin O`Brannagin winning ahead of Nathan McGreehan and Ultan Stokes. The vets category saw the club take another medal with Johnny McCabe taking bronze, the gold going to Philip O`Flaherty of
Swords. In the Louth Championships the podium for the ladies was Breda Dawe, edging out sister Annette by a mere second and Eve McCrystal in third. The senior medal went to Ray O’Shuaghnessey ahead of Colm Quinn,
with Thomas McCabe in third. Also in action recently at the Junior National Track Championships was Lisa Neary, winning a bronze in the 2km Pursuit and backing that up with another bronze medal in 12 lap scratch. Lisa also competed in the 500m time trial, where she missed out on a third medal by less than three seconds. Another lady from Dundalk going well is Eve McCrystal, who has been selected for the Leinster Team for the upcoming international stage race the An Post Rás na mBan. The four-day event features six stages in and around Ennis Co. Clare and attracts some of the best female cyclists from across Europe. Finally the club will be running it’s annual overnight trip on October 5 to Monaghan. Details can be found at www.dundalkcycling.com
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ATTENTION—BERs now required for Better Energy Home Grants. For BER certification at affordable prices contact Robert Mulholland 087 6091906.www.louthber.ie
MEDITATION CLASSES—Take time out at Meditation class. Mondays 8pm, Thursdays 11am. Rampart Rd Dundalk, opposite Dundalk Lighting. €10 drop in. Beginners welcome. Contact Mary 087-634-2800 YOGA CLASSES—Every Thursday 6pm 55's and over. 7.15pm Beginners and improvers. 8 Roden Place, Dundalk. 085-734-7133. Free trials. Begins 12th September. GUITAR LESSONS—Guitar lessons available, all levels & ages taught. €10 for 30minute lesson, one to one tuitian. Flexable times. Dundalk town location. Ph Conor 086-198-8151 TUITOR—Why choose to watch your child struggle through another year with Reading, English or Maths. Private assessment and individual tuition from highly experienced senior teacher in all primary and secondary levels including honours English and Maths. Fran, 0863476107. YOGA—Yoga & meditation courses 6 week course only €50, location Creative Spark Building. Sunday 8th Sept 2-3.3pm, Wednesday 6.30-8pm & Saturday morning 10-11am. Pay as you rate of €10 per class. Ciars specialised in HATHA YOGA TRAINING in INDIA intensively.Contact Ciara 087960-0475 TUITION—Tuition available in J.C./ L.C.Hons. English, History & Geography, from experienced & registered Secondary Leval teacher. Contact : 086-152-5000 GUITAR LESSONS Available. Learn to play fingerstyle. Blues, folk, rock and country. Beginners welcome. Contact Gerry at 087 1684260. SOCIAL BALLROOM/Latin Dance Classes. Commencing Mon. 9th Sept. at Dundealgan AC Hall, Seatown. Qualified Instructor.Beginners 7.30pm, Improvers 8.45pm. Information 087 6556030.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.dundalkbureaudechange.com. 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. LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT? Create a personalised newspaper page to celebrate a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, birth, sporting success etc. Contact 086 3238328 www.frontpagenews.ie 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 TILER AVAILABLE—Experienced local tiler to carry out all types of tile work - marble, granite, porcelain. Indoors and out. Call 0876563705 for free quote.
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. 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; www.dundalkbureaudechange.com – 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 087-256-1161 or 042933-3732 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 DUNDALK COMPUTER REPAIR CENTRE—We fix PCs, laptops, tablets, ipads, iphones and smartphones. Great value laptops & PC for sale. No fix, no fee! 9am to 10pm. 7 days a week! Call Gerard 0429328301 and 085-1286436 BUILDER & HOME MAINTAINENCE—Building, woodwork, painting, lawn cutting, all jobs. No job to big or to small. Tel. Brian 087 295 2529/042 932 8727. GRIMLEY’S DUBLIN ST. DUNDALK—TV aerials, satellite, Freeview & Saorview, new installations, sales & repairs. 042 935 4343. 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. ROOFING REPAIRS—We fix leaks, broken tiles,gutters etc.Bird stoppers €25 for 1 or €35 for 2 fitted. 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 ROOFING—Slating, tiling, roof repairs. Velux windows fitted & replaces. Free quotation Contact - Frank 087-269-3721 CHIMNEY CLEANER—The Clean sweep, clean & tidy, no dust. Brush & Vac. Contact - Cahal 087-225-9799 GARDENS – All gardening work and gutters cleaned. Trees trimmed & topped. Contact 087-229-6441 or 042-937-9270
R LEVINS HOME MAINTENANCE & Painting. Give your home a fresh coat of paint this summer. Keen prices.For free quote call 042-932-0019 or 086402-8291 Holistic Massage Therapy now avalible in the Strongroom in Dundalk. Reasonable rates, qualified therapist. Call 0894334066 for an appointment. PLASTER WORK taken on and completed by semi-retired professional. Small to medium jobs only. Tel. 042933-5858. STARTING THIS SEPTEMBER Range of Holistic Therapies (with qualified nurse) including: pregnancy & fertility reflexology, Indian head massage, Kansa Vatki foot/leg massage, integrated energy therapy, Thai foot & leg massage. SPECIAL OPENING OFFER to end of Sept. - 4 treatments for price of 3. Tel. 086 3730924. Daytime and evening appointments available.
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classes & courses LINE DANCING—New beginners class starts Tuesday 10th Sept Fairways Hotel @ 7pm. Contact 087-2618773 LINE DANCING—New Beginners course starts Wednesday 18th September, Lisdoo Arms @ 8p. Contact : 087-850-6576
situations wanted LADY WORK—Lady looking for work, anything considered. Flexable hours. contact - 089-353-13010
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 Nissan XTrail '08—5 seater, 95,000 km or 60,000 miles. full service. €11,500 ono. Contact 042-93-34059 07 OPEL CORSA 1.2 For Sale. NCT Dec '14, taxed Dec '13. Tel. 089 4575058.
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2014 discovery The Land Rover Discovery has be updated for 2014, amongst the revisions are a new look, fuel saving technology and a new audio system. Firstly it has been given a facelift with new front grille, new front bumper, new headlamp design, new daytime running lights with LED signature lighting, plus two new alloy wheel designs. The Land Rover name is removed from the front of the bonnet and will be replaced with Discovery – and the ‘4’ is being dropped on the rear, just leaving Discovery on the tail-
gate. The engine badging is being moved with an ingot mounted on each of the front doors, reflecting the engine type. Co2 emissions have been reduced and so has fuel consumption, the 256PS
2011 Volvo V50 1.6 Diesel 34k miles..............€12450 2011 Peugeot 308 Diesel 30 miles.................€10995 2010 Grand Picasso 7 Seater 90k miles......... €9995 2007 Peugeot 207 1.4 Diesel.......................... €5,995 2007 Ford CMax 1.6 Diesel 85k miles............. €4995 2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 Diesel 85k miles..... €3995 2007 Ford Fusion 1.4 Diesel 102K miles......... €3500 2007 Peugeot 207 Estate 46k miles................ €4700 2004 Ford Fiesta 1.2 IR reg 65k miles......... €2200 2004 VW Polo1.4 IR reg 54K miles............ €2950
3.0 SDV6 now produces 213 g/km (improved from 230 g/ km) and fuel consumption on the official combined cycle is 8L/100km (35.3mpg). On the tech front, the 2014 Discovery can now be equipped
with Wade Sensing, Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Reverse Traffic Detection and T-junction Cameras. Meridian premium audio is available to order with 825 Watts on tap with 17 speakers and surround.
the vw golf r Volkswagen has announced the new Golf R which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Golf R is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (EA888 TSI) engine producing 300 PS and 280 lbs ft, with power being delivered via the latest 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. With 300 PS on tap the ‘R’ is able to accelerate from 0-100kph(62mph) in 5.3 seconds or 4.9 with DSG – and will carry on to a limited 250kph (155mph). The fifth generation Haldex 4MOTION under low loads will decouple the rear axle to save fuel but under load can deliver 100 per cent of power to the rear. On the combined cycle
it will achieve 7.1L/100km(39.8mpg) and CO2 emissions are 159 g/km. The ride height is 20 mm lower than a standard Golf and 5 mm lower than the GTI – and sits on bespoke springs and dampers – it also features progressive steering like the GTI. There will also
be the option of Adaptive Chassis Control. The Golf ‘R’ rides on 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres, the brake calipers are black-painted with ‘R’ logos. There is a bespoke radiator grille with ‘R’ logo and new bumper with large air inlets. The daytime running lights are integrated into
the standard bi-xenon headlights. At the rear, there are smoked LED tail lights, an ‘R’ diffuser and four chrome-tipped exhaust pipes – two at either side. Interior features sports seats with a cloth centre section while the instrument dials are bespoke with blue needles.
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Following on from the successful Hyundai Coupe we now have the Veloster, which is billed as 1+2 Door Coupe. Why a 1+2 Door Coupe? Well it has 1 door on the drives side and doors on the passenger's side - sort of odd but practical. There are two models the Veloster and Veloster Sport. Both are powered by a 1.6 140 PS GDi petrol engine with option of dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and Blue Drive technology. The Veloster is available with Hyundai’s fuel-saving Blue Drive technology which includes Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres. The six speed dual-clutch transmission or DCT is available as aN option; it offers all the benefits of an automatic with those
of a manual. You can manual mode via steering wheel-mounted paddles you can sequential change gear without the uses of a clutch. Standard spec includes 17inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch TFT touch screen media centre (with capability of playing games through consoles and films from smartphones), Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, climate control air-conditioning, reversing sensors, front and rear fog lights and striking LED daytime running lights. The Veloster also features a stereo RDS radio/ CD player with MP3/WMA compatibility and an iPod connection, with the ability to operate all functions using controls on the leather steering wheel for added convenience. The Veloster Sport benefits
from 18-inch alloy wheels with colour inserts, black leather upholstery with heated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof with tilt and slide function, cruise control, keyless entry with engine start/stop button and sporty alloy pedals. As an option on the Sport derivative, the Media Pack combines touch screen satellite navigation with a rear view parking camera, premium audio with eight speakers (including a subwoofer), and an uprated amplifier. Red leather seat upholstery and front door trim panels can be specified. Hyundai are predicting high residuals for the Veloster of 35% after three years ownership, which, aided by a five year warranty, makes the Veloster an interesting proposition.
2008 VW Passat Van 1.9Tdi Comfortline, Black, 91k, Full Commercial, Alloys, Climate, Cruise, Full Electrics, DOE 03/14 - €7,300 + VAT
2010 Skoda Octavia 1.9Tdi Elegance, 62k, Rear PDC, Climate, Cruise, MFSW, Full History, €280 tax - €14,950
2010 Renault Megane 1.5DCi Privelege Tom Tom, 52k, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Half Leather, Top Spec, €200 tax - €12,950
2012 Opel Corsa 1.3CDTi Diesel, Black, Onlu 9k, €200 tax and returns 64MPG, Remote Locking, Electric Windows - €13,950
2008 Nissan Tiida 1.5DCi SE, Diesel, CD Player, RCL, EW, EM, NCT 03/14, Fully serviced including timing belt, Bluetooth, €280 tax - €7,950
2004 Nissan Almera 1.5 Sport, 94k, Alloys, Fogs, CD Player, NCT 03/14 - €2,950
2011 Mini Cooper 1.6 Diesel, Blue, Alloys, 6 speed, Electric Windows, Front Fogs, Trip Computer, €180 tax and 72 MPG - €16,450
2011 Ford Focus 1.6TDCi Sport, Alloys, Fogs, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Tip Computer, Only 7000 miles, Annual tax €200 = €16,450
2005 BMW 316i M-Sport, 18’’ Alloys, Sport Seats, Fogs, Climate Control, NCT 02/15, Tax 12/13 - €5,950
2006 Audi A3 1.6 3dr Attraction, Full History, Remote Locking, Traction Control, CD Player, Electric Windows/Mirrors - €7,450
2011 Fiat Panda 1.0 Activ Eco, 5dr hatch, Low Road tax of €200 per year and low running costs - €6,450
2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCi, Alloys, Fogs, Remote Central Locking, Bluetooth, Full Electrics, Tax €280 - €19,950
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