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Sun, 16 Jan 2022 18:00:11 GMT

Are you a young reader feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Looking for a new  series to delve into? Then pop into the virtual Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic!  Chat to the Book Doctor via ZOOM, consult on your favourite reads and leave with a  prescription for your next book which y


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:00:11 GMT

Photographer Arthur Kinahan has gone into his archives to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. Click the 'Next >' arrow above or 'Next Story' below to go through the gallery. How many familiar faces will you spot today. Get tagging! Photographer Arthur Kinahan has gone into his archives to t


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 16:00:25 GMT

At the first Louth GAA County Board meeting of 2022 earlier this month, club delegates made a big decision on what sort of adult competitions they wanted to see going forward. Proposal A focused on the league, splitting it into two stages where for the first-round clubs would not have their county p


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 15:00:39 GMT

The Louth minor and under 20 teams have learned their championship fate as the draws for the 2022 Leinster minor and under 20 championships were made this week. The hurling and football championships will kick off in March and with training well underway at this stage, both teams now have a clear vi


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 13:30:04 GMT

While many will have resolved to get more active in the New Year, few will be as active as Ravensdales’s Ryan Doherty who is currently training to climb Island Peak mountain in the Himalayas in aid of Dundalk Dog Rescue. Ahead of the climb in April, the Democrat chatted to Ryan about his love of cli


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 11:30:12 GMT

Take your little ones along to this wonderful interactive event where author Sinéad Murphy  reads from her new book ‘A Tiger Named Lee.’ *Suitable for 4 - 7 years old. Reading is a wonderful way to spend time with your child.  Lee is a tiny tiger who lives with his Mum in the safety of his tree top


Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:01:00 GMT

Fianna Fáil Senator in Louth, Erin McGreehan, has welcomed the launch of the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 - 2027. The Strategy sets out the Government’s vision for delivering housing and related supports for disabled people. It replaces the National Housing Strategy for People


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:00:07 GMT

My question about Dundalk Council houses reminds of a story I once heard about some of Dundalk's red brick houses. Some readers may know that Dundalk was once known as 'The Red Brick Town' because of the quality of many of the brick buildings in the Town which are greatly admired by visitors. Most o


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 20:00:18 GMT

Photographer Arthur Kinahan has gone into his archives to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. Click the 'Next >' arrow above or 'Next Story' below to go through the gallery. How many familiar faces will you spot today. Get tagging! Photographer Arthur Kinahan has gone into his archives to t


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 19:00:04 GMT

The Applegreen service station off the M1 motorway at Castlebellingham, Dundalk has been deemed the fourth best service station and also the cleanest service station in Ireland, in a survey carried out by Chill Insurance. Analysing factors such as cleanliness, amenities, catering options, and electr


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:00:53 GMT

Stephen O’Donnell continued to strengthen his team this week with news that he had got the signing of Welsh Under 21 keeper Nathan Sheppard over the line. His signature has been widely hinted at in the media over the past number of weeks. But until a player puts pen to paper one cannot be sure of an


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 16:00:19 GMT

Dundalk Lions have announced the winners of their 'Peace Poster Competition.' For the last 30 years Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. The art contest for children encourages young people worldwide to ex


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:00:42 GMT

Honeysuckle, Frodon and a number of Christmas Festival winners feature among the entries for the eight Grade 1 races at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6.  Successful in the race in 2019 and again last year, Honeysuckle, trained by Henry de Bro


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:00:39 GMT

Louth Fianna Fáil Senator, Erin McGreehan, has today welcomed news that the Government has agreed to begin the process of recruiting an Online Safety Commissioner. This comes as the Minister with responsibility in the area received Government approval to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulatio


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:00:23 GMT

M.A.D Youth Theatre is running a free special programme for young people in 4th class/ Transition Year to 6th Class year launching this Friday 21st of January. The engagement programme is looking for young people who are interested in drama to take part in a weekly 2 hour 10 week programme.  No expe


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:28:01 GMT

JYSK, the Danish retailer, is set to open a new store in Dundalk, Co Louth next Thursday. Bringing a new shopping experience to the east coast, the Scandinavian inspired retail store will create approximately 15 new jobs. JYSK (pronounced YOOSK) is well known for high quality, on trend products for


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:01:19 GMT

With the spread of the Omicron variant, 67% think restrictions need to be tightened for the unvaccinated and 51% agree that recent restrictions were needed for everyone, according to a new iReach survey. 67% think restrictions need to be tightened for the unvaccinated with 47% agreeing with recent G


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:01:17 GMT

This O’Byrne Cup clash, played in close to perfect conditions under the lights in Parnell Park, rarely fluctuated from the script most GAA fans would expect when a Division Three side goes up against the might of Dublin. Dessie Farrell gave Louth the upmost respect and put out a much stronger team t

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