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At the Spirit Store

Spirit Store

Dance Kids proudly present ‘The Greatest Snowman’ – 29th and 30th December

 

The Dance Kids are back once more with their Christmas show ‘The Greatest Snowman’ which takes place on the 29th and 30th of December in An Tàin Arts Centre.

‘The Greatest Snowman’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites as well as an excerpt from the ‘The Greatest Showman. The talented dancers will also be performing to many favourites from the hit musical ‘Wicked’, as well as songs from ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Tina Turner’ to name just a few that are guaranteed to have audiences of every age dancing and singing along in their seats.

“The Dance Kids have been busier than Santa’s elves rehearsing for ‘The Greatest Snowman’,” said Freda Hearty, founder, Dance Kids Stage School. “Tickets for ‘The Greatest Snowman’ make great stocking fillers and with our earlier show time of 6:30pm it promises to be a perfect night out for all the family.”

‘The Greatest Snowman’ takes place in An Tàin Arts Centre on the 29th and 30th of December at the earlier starting time of 6:30pm. It is the perfect festive event for all the family to enjoy during the Christmas period. The Dance Kids are well known for putting on a fantastic show, and ‘The Greatest Snowman’ will be no exception. Book your tickets today at An Tàin Arts Centre box office on 042 9332332.

 

Frostival Winter Festival

Experience the magic of Christmas at Frostival Winter Festival on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of November marking the start of the festive season in Dundalk Town Centre.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Carnival of Light’ and 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.

We will also be hosting a Christmas Market, Family Fun Zone, Santa’s Grotto, Frostival Express Train and a Family Treasure Hunt at Market Square.

We invite you all to come out and support all we have
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Dundalk Lions Annual Poker Classic – Sun 18th Nov – at Lisdoo Bar – 6 pm.

Dundalk Lions Club are holding their 23rd Annual Poker Classic at the Lisdoo Bar and Steakhouse, Newry Road, Dundalk on 18th November 2018 starting at 6 pm.

Prize Fund = 50% of income

A buffet meal will be provided on the night.

Tickets are €50,

Tickets are available by calling James on 087 2568895 or Matt on 085 1740221.

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE COUNSELLORS

HELPLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

 

RAPE CRISIS NORTH EAST CLG

CHERRYWOOD COUNSELLING CENTRE

 

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO BECOME HELPLINE COUNSELLORS

 

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 6th February 2019 and finish on Friday 14th March 2019.  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.

 

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Dundalk’s Cuchulainn Cycling Club – AGM report

Dundalk’s Cuchulainn Cycling Club recently held their AGM in The Spirit Store to discuss the season past and to outline the future development of the club. Club Chairman Sé Weston in his opening address outlined some of the some of the club’s milestones over the year, in particular the number of female members in the club, which has grown to 20% of it’s almost 400 strong membership. Another huge growth area for the club has been the underage section. Under the tutelage of Philip Kerley, the Monday night cyclo cross regularly sees in excess of 40 children from 8 through to 15 years old taking
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Christmas Panto – 8th to 13th Jan 2019

It’s that time of year again. Oh yes it is! Dundalk Musical Society returns to An Tain from the 8th to the 13th January 2019 with their Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime.

Evening shows will be on from 7:30pm nightly plus 2:30pm matinées on Saturday and Sunday.

Featuring a stellar local cast and a super talented chorus of over 100 local children and young adults, this panto has all the ingredients of a great night out with music, dancing, laughter and of course good triumphing over evil.

Tickets are now available from: www.antain.ie or by calling the box office on 042 9332332.

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Living With Sight Loss – Six Week Course. Sept 25th to Oct 30th

 Join Fighting Blindness and RNIB for a free information course taking place in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, September to October. Lots of interesting topics covered.

Living with Sight Loss: Six Week Confidence Building Course  Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth  Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 – October 30, 2018

If you’re living with sight loss in Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim or Northern Ireland, this confidence building course could provide the practical and emotional support you need to face the future with confidence.

As well as providing an opportunity for people with sight loss to meet and connect with each other, family and
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Cracks – An Tain Arts Centre, Thu 13th Sept.

Quintessence Theatre

I remember what it was like. Being like everyone else. Whole. Complete. Unshattered, unbroken. Normal. But things change. Now I’m falling between the cracks in myself, and I don’t know how to crawl back out…

A powerful piece of devised theatre from An Táin Arts Centre’s company-in-residence exploring the issue of mental illness in Ireland. Cracks premiered in October 2016 and is back for a fourth run due to popular demand.

Tickets 11am Students €10 / Teachers free | 8pm €15 / €10

Ladywell Shrine – 15th August

The annual devotions at Ladywell Shrine in Dundalk for the Rising of the Waters will take place on August 14th.

The devotions mass will begin at 11:15pm, starting with the Rosary. This will be followed by mass with the Blessings of the Water at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bottles to be filled with holy water from the shrine, which can be blessed during the next day.

These personal devotions take place all day on the 15th of August.

Large crowds are expected to arrive at the Dublin Road shrine next week. People from across Louth, and our neighbouring counties such as
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Two holes in one at the Dundalk Lions classic

THERE were not one but two holes in one at the recent Dundalk Lions Golf Classic which took place on the testing 18 hole layout attached to Ballymascanlon House Hotel on the outskirts of the Co Louth town.

Patricia McAllister, a 10 handicapper from Laytown & Bettystown, aced the 114 yard index five fifth hole with a seven iron while Paul Connolly of Swords Golf Club, who plays off 13, holed his hybrid tee shot on the 185 yard index 10 14th hole.

The event attracted 24 teams and the monies raised will go towards taking 120 senior citizens and
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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