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Talking Newspapers – Lions Club

Dundalk Lions Club would like to let people know that the ‘Talking Newspapers’ service continues for the visually impaired. Each week, members of the Lions Club read and record articles from The Argus and Dundalk Democrat onto CDs.

These CDs are then distributed in custom-made wallets to listeners in various parts of Co. Louth. Listeners can reverse the address labels in the wallets for return to the Lions Club. An Post does not charge for delivery or return of the wallets so there is no cost to the listeners. Dundalk Lions Club provides the CDs free of charge.

CDs are usually posted on Wednesday
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Cuchulainn CC hosted the Louth Hill Climb Championships

Competitive action returned to Dundalk after a long Covid induced break on Thursday last, when Cuchulainn CC hosted the Louth Hill Climb Championships. The championships were held on Jenkinstown Hill, which is 1.7km long, with an average gradient of 8% and has 136m of elevation gain.

The biggest surprise of the night was when under 14 rider Rhiannon Dolan of Cuchulainn CC won the ladies event in a time of 7min 38seconds. She had 8 seconds to spare over local triathlete Lorraine Dunne
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Hong Kong tycoon to visit Dundalk as plans for new city progress

Up to 15,000 Hong Kongers could relocate to Co. Louth if the development gets the green light.

Plans to build a new city for thousands of Hong Kong residents in Co. Louth have taken a step forward.

It’s proposed that up to 15,000 Hong Kongers would relocate to a newly built development called “Nextpolis” near Dundalk over the next five years.

The development would take place on a 50 square kilometre area of land, making it the country’s fifth largest city.

The Irish Independent also reports that Chinese billionaire Ivan Ko, chief executive of the Victoria Harbour Group (VHG), is set to visit
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New Dundalk boss flies in for ‘kamikaze mission’

Italian Filippo Giovagnoli, the shock successor to departed Dundalk boss Vinny Perth, has described his new role as a “kamikaze mission” and urged friends to “pray” for him.

The news that Giovagnoli is set to arrive on a short-term deal has left players and staff at the League of Ireland champions scratching their heads.

He will be assisted in his first senior management role by his compatriot Giuseppe Rossi with the duo having worked together at a New York junior soccer academy.

Giovagnoli (49) spent his playing career in the Italian lower leagues, but coaching commitments have taken him to America where he worked
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Stephen Kenny undaunted as a bold new era beckons.

His ambition is, of course, to engineer victories, something there is pressure on him to do from day one due to the fixture list he has been handed. Getting to the European Championships is a particular goal, however.

“I think that we have to achieve something extraordinary,” he says of the play-offs. “We have got to get extraordinary results; win away in Slovakia and then win away in Bosnia or Northern Ireland, win two matches back-to-back against significant nations which we have not done in many, many years. We have not looked like doing it but we must do everything that we can to
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SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival will make a colourful return to Dundalk.

Kicking off on August 1st, SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival is gearing up for a colourful return to Dundalk next month. Due to run for a total of eight days, the town will turn into an outdoor art gallery of sorts – one that can be enjoyed by both locals and visitors.

A number of largescale street art exhibits have been programmed for public spaces in the heart of the city with SEEK 2020 promising to carry on the successful legacy of last year’s festival. Now in its second year, this year features an exciting line-up of national and international artists including Aches, Omin,
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ONE-WAY PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM TO BE ROLLED OUT IN PARTS OF DUNDALK

Louth County Council are set to roll out new social distancing measures in Dundalk town centre next week which will ask people to walk in a one way flow as a temporary measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

While key areas such as the Market Square, Clanbrassil Street and Earl Street will remain two way for pedestrians, new one way systems are being applied to Crowe Street, Francis Street, Park Street, the Long Walk, Dublin Street, Market Street and the Ramparts to name but a few.

Under the new system pedestrians will be asked to stay on the left hand side of the
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Coronavirus

The health experts are confident that they are getting some control on this disaster with the strict restriction controls on movement we have all had to get used to over the past number of weeks.

The Irish public have played their part in the pandemic battle and have shown strict adherence to the controls. If there are any positives to be learned, the bravery of the public is one that shines out.

The nurses, doctors, carers, paramedics, ambulance crews, fire services, pharmacies, supermarkets and many other groups have been outstanding in the pandemic war. They are all heroes, as are many others, including the
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Rape Crisis Centre North East Pop Up Shop in Long Walk Centre

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come and visit their Pop-up Shop on Tuesday 31st March to Saturday 4th April 2020 in the Long Walk Centre, Dundalk.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items. Buy a gift for someone special, or just treat yourself, and support your local charity. It will be much appreciated.

All proceeds will go directly to Rape Crisis North East Clg. to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of Women, Men and Young People
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BREAKING: Dundalk St Patrick’s Day parade postponed amid coronavirus fears

The organisers of this year’s St Patrick’s Day events in Dundalk have taken the decision to postpone the festival due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement to the Democrat, Cllr. Conor Keelan said the decision was made in the “interest of public health”.

The statement said: “Following careful consideration this morning the Dundalk St. Patrick’s Day Committee have decided to postpone the events scheduled to take place in the town centre on March 16 and 17. We appreciate that this decision will disappoint many people but in the interest of public health and to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 is minimised
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Action Quote

“Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Your action for today is to take something that you think is bad and see if you can see something good in it and vice-versa.

— William Shakespeare