Knockbridge Hurling Club table quiz tomorrow

Knockbridge HCKnockbridge Hurling Club will host a table quiz this Friday night at 9.30pm in Cluskey’s of Little Ash.

A table of four is €40 and a raffle will also be held on the night.

All are welcome to attend what is an important fundraiser for the club.

LGBT Helpline seeking volunteers in Dundalk

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The LGBT Helpline are currently recruiting volunteers for their centre in Dundalk.

The LGBT Helpline supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with anyone interested in helping asked to fill out an application form and email it to info@lgbt.ie

The next round of volunteer training will commence in Dundalk in mid February.

Dates for Dundalk training will be confirmed next week but the training will consist of two full Saturdays and three evenings.

All applicants will be asked to attend for a short interview and volunteers must attend all training dates. The LGBT Helpline only takes volunteers who identify as LGBT.

Once trained, LGBT Helpline volunteers are required to contribute a minimum of five hours service per month for at least once year. If you would like to apply to become a volunteer with the LGBT Helpline email info@lgbt.ie.

You can call the LGBT Helpline on 1890 929 539.

Dundalk ghost estate set to be completed with homes now on sale from €183,000

An artist's impression of how The Towers will look from the Red Barns Road

An artist’s impression of how The Towers will look from the Red Barns Road

The new estate will be located on the site of the old Towers house

The new estate will be located on the site of the old Towers house

Plans are in place to complete a Dundalk ghost estate.

The Towers estate on the Point Road has been lying idle for a number of years but now Black and White Construction, headed up by local man Niall Wiseman are looking to complete the project.

Indeed, local estate agents DNG Duffy have begun to promote the new builds with enquiries now being taken for the homes, which are set to be located opposite the entrance to the Red Barns Road.

The energy efficient houses will offer uninterrupted views of the Mourne Mountains and 9ft high ceilings on the ground floor.

A four bed detached house in the estate is available at €295,000, a four bed semi is €230,000 while a three bed semi has a €183,000 asking price.

Further details are available on www.dng.ie or by contact Keith Duffy of DNG Duffy at 042-9351011.

The Towers was previously a castle-like residence that was built by local businessman Thomas Craig around 100 years ago. In more recent years the Mackle family, who still reside locally on the Lower Point Road, had owned it.

The 3 bed semis in The Towers

The 3 bed semis in The Towers

The 4 bed semis in The Towers

The 4 bed semis in The Towers

The 4 bed detached homes in the Towers

The 4 bed detached homes in the Towers

The Contender returns to Dundalk next month

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A fundraising white collar boxing event will be held in Oriel Active next month in aid of Dealgan Boxing Club and The Birches.

The Contender will take place from 8pm on Saturday February 21st with 16 action packed bouts planned.

Tickets are on sale now priced €25 for ringside seats or €20 for standard seats. For further details or to order tickets call 087 0528170 or 086 3748688. Alternatively get in touch with Dealgan Boxing Club or The Birches.

Dundalk Mavericks to host Superbowl party in Kehoe’s this Sunday

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Local American football team the Dundalk Mavericks are hosting a Superbowl party this Sunday from 7pm in Kehoe’s Bar in Quay Street.

The free event has become something of an annual tradition with the Mavericks and on the night there will be music, finger food, games, spot prizes, drink promotions and the broadcasting of the game between the Seahawks and the Patriots on three TVs.

Dundalk woman Evelyn to appear on This Morning today

Evelyn Toner

Evelyn Toner

Dundalk woman Evelyn Toner will be appearing on This Morning on ITV at around 11.30am today.

Evelyn, from Bellurgan, runs a nutrition consultancy service called Prime Health Nutrition in London and will be promoting the business as well as speaking to hosts Philip Scofield and Christine Bleakley about special tips and tricks you can take.

A registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, you can find out more about Evelyn’s work at www.primehealthnutrition.co.uk

UTV Ireland viewers can also view the show or watch it back on UTV Player.

Brave Sara to host Dundalk event for Today FM’s Shave or Dye in aid of cancer

Sara Dooley will shave her hair on February 21st

Sara Dooley will shave her hair on February 21st

Today FM’s Shave or Dye is back and local woman Sara Dooley is hoping to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society when she hosts an event in McGeough’s Bar in Roden Place on Saturday February 21st.

Sara, originally from Chapel Street but now living in Dromiskin, will be shaving all 20 inches of her voluminous dark hair off on the night out of solidarity to her sister, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last November.

The shave will get underway at 9pm, with admission €10 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Commenting on the night, Sara said: “If someone asked me a year ago to cut my hair to my shoulders never mind shave my head it would have been a straight up no but now I want to shave my hair off, all 20 inches of it.

“The reason for my change of mind is that recently someone near and very dear to me has been diagnosed with cancer.  I could write pages on how cancer affects people, the patient and the people around them, but to sum it up it’s shit!  It’s completely shit!

“I want to do something to help, and so I have arrived at this.  I am going to shave my head to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.  I will also be donating my pony tail to www.littleprincesses.org.uk so please sponsor me and if you can, come along on the night.

You can donate to Sara’s collection by logging on to www.justgiving.com/Sara-Dooley.

Louth name side for league opener against Fermanagh

Louth crestLouth have named their team for Saturday night’s National Football League Division Three opener against Fermanagh in Brewster Park (throw-in 7pm).

Five players – Paddy Reilly, Adrian Reid, Eoin O’Connor, Brian Donnelly and Colm Judge – will all be featuring for the first time this season.

Colin Kelly will be hoping for a first victory since taking over from Aidan O’Rourke when he brings his side to Enniskillen.

The team in full is: Neil Gallagher; Kevin Toner, Patrick Reilly, Darren O’Hanlon; Derek Crilly, Padraig Rath, Adrian Reid; Brian Donnelly, Eoin O’Connor; Bevan Duffy, Colm Judge, Declan Byrne; Ryan Burns, Daniel O’Connor, Derek Maguire.

Meanwhile, The Louth GAA Supporters’ Club are running a bus to Louth’s National Football League Division Three opener against Fermanagh in Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Saturday.

The bus leaves Drogheda at 3.30pm, Dunleer at 3.45pm and from McKeown’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk at 4pm.

For booking contact Brian Matthews on 087 2830308 or Gerry McGee on 087 7500414.

Gardaí searching for man suspected of three muggings in Dundalk at the weekend

GARDAI3Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for information on a man who is believed to have been involved in three different muggings in the town centre at the weekend.

On each occasion the culprit threatened his five victims before escaping with their mobile phones and, in some instances, cash.

None of the victims were injured.

The first mugging took place at around 12.30pm on Friday at the Táin Court apartments on Bridge Street where a victim in his 30s was texting before being approached by the thief, who threatened to stab him before forcing him to hand over his Samsung Alpha device.

The second incident occurred that night at 11.15pm when two men were approached in the car park at the back of the Clanbrassil Centre and forced to hand over their wallets and phones.

Then around 2am on Sunday two friends, aged 23 and 21, who were walking near the Ramparts Road entrance of the Marshes Shopping Centre were approached by the man who was brandishing a broken bottle. They offered to hand over cash instead of their phones and went to an ATM in Clanbrassil Street where €40 was handed over but he insisted on taking their phones then too, one of which was an iPhone.

The thief is described as being in his late 20s, around 5ft 10in in height, with a Dublin accent and was wearing a black puffer jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Gardaí on 042 9388400 or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.