Late deflected strike earns Dundalk the victory in Louth derby

DundalkCrest2010A A 90th minute deflected free kick from John Mountney earned Dundalk a 2-1 victory over neighbours Drogheda Utd in last night’s Louth derby in United Park.

Darren Meenan had given the visitors the lead with a left footed shot from the edge of the area on 55 minutes but Drogheda levelled four minutes later when Lee Duffy rounded Gary Rogers to slot home the equaliser.

Dundalk’s persistence paid off though as Mountney’s free struck Meenan to creep past Micheal Schlingermann, who had pulled off several fine stops prior to that.

Plans for six new houses in Kilkerley

Plans have been drawn up to build six new houses in Kilkerley.

Bespoke Trustees Limited have applied to Louth County Council for planning permission to carry out site development works at Tankardsrock for a proposed development of six houses.

The works would include a new site entrance, roads, services and all associated site works.

Plans to redevelop Riverside factory on the Coes Road

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Plans have been drawn up to redevelop the former Riverside factory on the Coes Road in Dundalk.

Wiseman Asset Holdings Ltd have applied to Louth County Council for planning permission to develop the former manufacturing premises. The works will consist of elevational changes to the building, alterations to the existing site entrances and boundaries, the provision of car parking for the existing building and potential future development and all associated site works.

The council are due to make a decision on the matter by August 18th.

Sean O’Mahony’s to host community day tomorrow

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Sean O’Mahony’s GFC will host a community day at their grounds on the Point Road tomorrow.

An underage 5k sponsored walk will get the events underway at 1pm followed by a sports day from 2pm to 6pm.

There will be bouncy castles, face painting, ice cream and a BBQ on the day with entertainment afterwards in Tom Clarke’s Bar.

Water safety classes to be held next week

Flags flying at Port Beach in Clogherhead

Flags flying at Port Beach in Clogherhead

The County Louth Committee of Irish Water Safety are running a summer week from July 13th to 18th.

Courses in swimming, water safety, rescues and CPR will take place all week at Port Beach in Clogherhead.

Registration on Monday morning is at 9.30am with classes starting at 10.30am.

For further details email clogherheadwatersafety@gmail.com

Bee workshop in Dundalk next Wednesday

Dundalk Library

Dundalk Library

A bee workshop will be held in Dundalk Library next Wednesday at 11am.

This workshop introduces the Bees of Ireland, and their importance for plants, biodiversity and humans.

The workshop is suitable for children age 5 to 12 years.

Contact Dundalk Branch Library at 042 9353190 for further information about this event.

Funky Feet prepare for Groove on Down the Road

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Funky Feet will stage their show ‘Groove on Down the Road’ – a hip hop adaptation of the Wizard of Oz – in An Táin Arts Centre tomorrow.

The show gets underway at 7.30pm with tickets priced €15/€13.

To buy tickets and to find out more check out the An Táin Arts Centre website here.

Dundalk boxer Kelly faces world title fight next month

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Dundalk boxer Michael Kelly will take on Glasgow’s former Commonwealth champion Craig Docherty for the World Boxing Union’s Super Welterweight world title next month.

The fight will take place as the headline of ‘The Comeback’ event at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley, Scotland, on Saturday August 15th.

Tickets, priced £40, £50 and £75 (VIP) are available from any of the boxers taking part or at www.tkoboxoffice.com

Tech breakfast in Dundalk tomorrow

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A tech breakfast will take place in Dundalk tomorrow morning.

Supported by Digital Dundalk, the free event will allow entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, business people and other interested parties share food and ideas.

David Norton will also be demonstrating a commercial aerial drone plus 360 virtual tour technology.

The breakfast takes place at 10am in Black and White Living at the North Link Retail Park.

For further information and to register, click here.