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NEW IRISH YOUTH CLUB IN DUNDALK

As part of a campaign to have a full immersion Gaelcholáiste open in Dundalk under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta, parents are also looking at how to promote Irish with the nextgeneration.

The first step of this is to open a Youth Club ‘as Gaeilge’ supported by Ógras of Conradh na Gaeilge, with a maiden registration night for interested children taking place this Thursday February 13th at 7pm in the Dundalk Conradh na Gaeilge building at 5 Seatown Place.

The club is open to children ranging from fifth class to third year and all the games, activities and crafts will be conducted ‘as
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TREE OF REMEMBRANCE

TREE OF REMEMBRANCEThe tree of remembrance is present in St Nicholas, Dundalk again this year. If you are in the church at any time, whether for a service or otherwise, do feel free to take a tag and write a prayer upon it for your needs or the needs of others and then tie it on the tree as another way of offering prayer to God. Tags and pens are available at the position of the tree. The tags will be burned on Ash Wednesday as a symbolic way of collectively offering all the prayers through Christ to the throne of God’s grace.

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RCNE is RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE SUPPORTERS

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and finish on Thursday 2nd April 2020. The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Venue: Cherrywood Counselling Centre, Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road, Dundalk.

10 Day Workshops over 5 Weeks (2 days
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Dance Kids’ celebrate ‘I Believe in Christmas’ success

The Dance Kids performed their Christmas show ‘I Believe in Christmas’ in An Tain Arts Centre on the 29th and 30th December.

Dundalk woman awarded OBE

Dundalk woman Colette Cohen has been awarded an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry and government collaboration.

Ms Cohen, who hails from Haggardstown, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen.

She was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list along with other professionals who have climbed to the top of their fields.

Colette was appointed the CEO of the Scottish company Oil & Gas Technology Centre in 2016.

Created to help firms work together following a downturn in the energy sector, the organisation has gone on to broker millions of
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Dundalk’s wind turbine

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Annual CO2 emissions savings from the Dundalk SEZ have been progressively increasing. By 2010 emissions had decreased by over 4000 tonnes. It is estimated that the targets, once reached, will save almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

A second wind turbine will be introduced to the town to power the Xerox campus.

A major feature of the Dundalk 2020 project is the the first “urban turbine” in Ireland . It is the first autoproducer (electricity used locally) large turbine in the country and
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Christmas Homecoming Concert – Sat 28th Dec @ 8pm – An Táin Arts Centre

Gerry O’Connor with his family and friends will host this year’s homecoming concert. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and this year’s concert will continue in this tradition. With various members known individually throughout the world, “The O’Connors of Dundalk” have brought their music and song of their native County Louth and the Oriel region to international stages for many years.

Frostival Winter Festival

Experience the magic of Christmas at Frostival Winter Festival Friday 22 & Saturday 23 of November in Dundalk Town Centre!

The theme of this year’s festival is Carnival of Light and the ‘Frostival Parade’ promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of arts, culture and Christmas fun featuring beautifully lit floats, stilt and fire performers, an aerialist, dancers in breath-taking costumes and much much more!

• Parade Route •• Longwalk SC |
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Plunge into the Christmas Season in aid of Special Olympics

Superintendent Watters and Special Olympic Athlete Cian Martin, help launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics Leinster.

Gardai Launch 2019 Polar Plunge with Cian Martin

Superintendent Andrew Watters and Special Olympics Athlete Cian Martin launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge with local members of An Garda Siochana.

Superintendent Andrew Watters and Local members of An Gardai Siochana were on hand to launch the Clogherhead Polar Plunge this week with local Drogheda Special Olympics club Athlete, Cian Martin. The Polar Plunge returns to Clogherhead strand on Saturday 30th November 2019 at
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Dundalk Lions Club win community radio award.

Congratulations to Dundalk Lions Club Radio Team on their award from Community Radio Ieland for their weekly programme on Dundalk FM. The programme is broadcast every Thursday from 8 to 9 pm (repeated on Sundays at 7 pm) and features interviews, local news and music.

Action Quote

“The best things in life aren’t ‘things’.”

Your action for today is to make your own list of what you consider the best things in life and see how many of those you are currently enjoying

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