Traffic lights out at Xerox junction

The Xerox junction in Dundalk

The Xerox junction in Dundalk

Traffic lights at the Xerox junction in Dundalk are out of order at present.

This follows a road accident at the junction around 2.30am this morning that resulted in the road being closed for a short period.

It is not known when the lights will be back working again so motorists are asked to proceed with caution.

The lights have been an ongoing problem due to faults in recent times.

Help sought in relation to hit-and-run at Dundalk Train Station

The side of David's car after the incident at the train station on Thursday

The side of David’s car after the incident at the train station on Thursday

A local motorist has appealed for the public’s help in relation to a hit and run incident at Clarke Station in Dundalk on Thursday last, July 2nd.

David Needham was parked at the local train station from 7am until 6.45pm but during the course of the day his vehicle was badly scraped right along the driver’s side by what he believes to have been a white or silver car.

Anyone that may have witnessed the incident can contact David at

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


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


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

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

funky feet

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.