Britain’s Got Talent stars to return to Dundalk next week


Britain’s Got Talent stars Bars & Melody are set to return to Studio 8 at the Fairways Hotel next week.

The talented young duo will be in Dundalk on Friday week, October 31st, with support from the Pow Pow Girls.

Tickets, priced €15, are on sale now from the Fairways, with meet and greet tickets also available for €20.

For further details call the hotel on 042-9321500.

Motor-Ed Driving School open day this Monday


Motor-Ed Driving School will hold an open day at their premises on the Newry Road on Bank Holiday Monday from 12 noon to 4pm.

Motor-Ed is the leading provider of driver training in the North East with all categories covered including cars, bikes, buses and trucks.

Discounts will be available on bookings on the day.

For further details call 087-7874448.

Shotgun and rifle stolen during break-in to house in Kilcurry

A shotgun and a rifle, both legally held, were stolen during a break-in to a house in Kilcurry last week.

The incident happened sometime between 10.30pm on Sunday night and 7.30am on Monday morning.

No one was home at the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042-9335577.

Volunteers sought for Reclaim Ravensdale event this Saturday


Volunteers are being sought to help reclaim Ravensdale Forest from invasive species this Saturday.

Those involved will help clear an area of Rhododendrons and Cherry Laurels.

The group will meet at the forest car park at 11am and it will take approximately four hours.

All support is most welcome.

Dundalk v Cork match to be screened live on big screen at Market Square tonight

Cllr Jennifer Green

Cllr Jennifer Green

Sinn Féin Councillor Jennifer Green has delighted Dundalk FC fans who were left disappointed when they failed to get a ticket for tonight’s Dundalk v Cork City title decider match.

Hundreds of supporters had queued outside Oriel Park on Wednesday morning hoping to get tickets but many were left disappointed when they sold out very quickly.

Jennifer said “My husband and I were hoping to take our boys to the match but weren’t lucky enough to secure tickets so I thought, wouldn’t it be great if it could be shown at the Town Square? I imagined there were other families in a similar position to us so I set about trying to make it happen.”

“What we want to do is to recreate the atmosphere at Oriel Park, which will be electric tonight. We want everyone in Dundalk to witness and share in, hopefully the success, of our football team. Come to the Market Square this evening. C’mon the Town!”

Councillor Green continued “This is a big event for Dundalk and we are all part of it. Let’s join together and celebrate. Bring your families and watch Dundalk FC make history tonight.”

Cllr Green concluded by saying: “I want to thank everyone who helped me make this a reality. RTÉ, Airtricity, Dundalk Tourist Board, the Screen Operator and even the people in Norway who operate the stream.”

She laughed as she said: “After all this, Dundalk FC better win tonight.”

OG Christmas Show to take place in Dundalk Golf Club on December 12th

Paudie Breen will be performing at the OG Show in Dundalk Golf Club

Paudie Breen will be performing at the OG Show in Dundalk Golf Club

Owen Gray’s Christmas Show and Dinner Dance will take place in Dundalk Golf Club on Friday December 12th.

Special guest Paddy Cole will entertain the crowd along with appearances from Paudie Breen (performing songs of the Rat Pack), Tom O’Rourke (Joe Dolan tribute) and Rocabilly Stars Reily and the Moon Rockers.

Tickets are €40 including a meal.

Booking is essential. For further details contact the O.G. Hotline on 087-9440042 or Dundalk Golf Club on 042-9321731.

Cross-border group to tackle cattle rustling

Seamus Kirk TD

Seamus Kirk TD

A cross-Border group of gardaí, PSNI officers and the investigative units of the Departments of Agriculture in both jurisdictions has been established to investigate the recent spate of cattle rustling in Border counties.

Minister of State for Rural Development Ann Phelan said the North-South liaison group was investigating thefts, while a recent Garda and Department of Agriculture investigation uncovered an illegal abattoir near the Border.

The Minister was responding to Fianna Fáil Louth TD Seamus Kirk who said he had had “too many broken-hearted farmers standing in my constituency clinic complaining” about cattle theft. “We seem to be able to do nothing about it.”

Ms Phelan said that since the beginning of 2012 just 555 cattle were reported stolen out of a total population of 6.9 million.

Mr Kirk said there had been a “serious intensification of activity in this most nefarious area” recently, affecting farmers in Louth, Monaghan and Armagh.

It was costing farmers tens of thousands of euro and in many cases the top-quality cattle were bought with bank loans, he said.

Mr Kirk suggested that the catering industry could be using the meat and there should be a system in place where “individuals trading in the area must be compelled to vouch for the source of their meat”.

Ms Phelan said it was an issue mainly for the Garda and called on people to be vigilant, which she said could reduce the impact.

Fiver Friday deals in Dundalk today


A number of local businesses are taking part in Fiver Friday today.

The initiative, which was launched by The Joe Duffy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 back in 2011, sees businesses put forward an offer at a cost of just €5.

There’s quite a few bargains going in the area today.

Check them out below.

Graphic Lights Creative Solutions

Logo design for €5 before 5pm today. A new logo designed for your business or organisation, with the chance to make three amendments. Email or visit for more info.

Sure Shot Productions, Wedding Videographer

A fantastic offer for three couples on their wedding day

Sure Shot will film from the couples’ guests arriving at their ceremony, through to the ‘Meet & Greet’ after the ceremony. Normal price €575.  Offer to 3 couples only @ €5.

T&C: Offer is subject to availability / Along with normal conditions (nothing onerous available on request){outlined in booking form) / Offer available only on 24th October 2014 / Offer available for Sunday to Thursday Weddings ONLY / Wedding Date must be before 30th April 2015 / Contact by email only

Print Express Limited, Stapleton Mews, Ramparts, Dundalk

  • 50 6×4 digital print €5 normally €9.50
  • 80 6×4 photo album €5 normally €8.99
  • 16×12 enlargement €5 normally €8
  • Printed mugs €5 normally €12.99

Find us on Facebook:
Tel: 042 9351878

Johnny Morgans Quality Seafood, Market Square,  Dundalk

  • Six sole fillets €5 (usually €1.50 each)
  • Four Plaice fillets €5 (usually €2 each)
  • Four salmon darnes for €5

Tel 042 932 7977

Kearney’s Wallpaper & Paints, 56 Dublin St, Dundalk

We have a vinyl wallpaper priced €28.95. On Fiver Friday just €5.

We have a fresco wallpaper priced €15.95 euro. On Fiver Friday just €5. While stocks last. Tel 042 9388288

East Coast Alloys Ltd, Dundalk Road , Ardee, Co. Louth

1x Terraclean service for your car/ van/ 4×4/ motorbike.
The Terraclean will de-carbonised your engine, restore fuel economy, regain performance and reduce emissions.
Usual price is €135 up to a 2.0l

On Fiver Friday €5 for the first caller 041-6857801

Creative Spark, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, Co. Louth


Email your interest in advance by email
Friday 24TH OCT 10:00am-12:00pm- Come to Creative Spark and try some printmaking today in our new studio. Give it a try for €5.00. This is a limited offer – please contact us for booking in advance.

Windmill Bistro, Seatown Place, Dundalk, Louth

All our bistro burgers only a fiver this Friday 24th October 2014 (Normal prices start at €9)

Industrial and Farm Machinery Ltd, Mullin’s Cross, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Fiver Friday Offer: XL Snickers Workwear Hoodies normally €57 only €5 Contact number:  042-9372294

McCormick’s Butchers, Church Street and Long Walk Shopping Centre, Dundalk

  • 2lb beef mince €4.99
  • 5x chicken fillets €4.99
  • 1lb sirloin steak €4.99
  • 5x boneless chops €4.99
  • Large Irish chicken €4.99


Today is the day

The view from the temporary stand erected behind the Carrick Road end goals at Oriel Park

The view from the temporary stand erected behind the Carrick Road end goals at Oriel Park

The day is finally here. After what must have felt like one of the longest weeks of the year, it’s finally game night.

The destination of the 2014 SSE Airtricity Premier Division title will be decided at Oriel Park tonight as Dundalk and Cork City go head to head.

Stephen Kenny’s side need to win the sold-out affair to ensure a first league success since 1995, while the visitors need just a share of the spoils to clinch glory.

It promises to be a memorable affair no matter what the outcome.

Before the game, Dundalk have issued some vital match information. Please read it below.

  • The match is sold out. There are absolutely no tickets left for this match.
  • The match is live on RTE2 and will also be shown on the big screen in Dundalk Town Square.
  • You will not gain access to the area surrounding Oriel Park unless you have a match ticket.
  • Oriel Park will be locked down from very early in the afternoon. Apart from people working at the match, nobody will gain access to the area surrounding Oriel Park from that point without a match ticket.
  • This match will have upwards of 5,000 people in attendance. We are asking all supporters to please co-operate with all security personnel at the match. They are there to ensure that everybody can enjoy the game safely.
  • We are requesting that all supporters make a major effort to be in your seat one hour before the 7.45 kick-off.
  • Not only will this help create the type of atmosphere we desire before the match, but also will significantly reduce delays for supporters entering the match.
  • The Lilywhite Lounge will be opened from 6PM for pre-match refreshments. A Match/Season ticket will be needed for entry into the clubs bar.

Entry Points

  • All Dundalk fans enter via the normal entrance beside the garage.
  • All Cork fans enter via the away supporter lane way on the Carrick Road side of the ground
  • Message For Supporters who wish to watch the match from the Shed.
    • If you want to watch the match from the shed we are advising that you, in particular, should be as early as possible before the match.
    • Restrictions exist for the capacity for each part of the stadium, and it is likely that the Shed will fill up first. So, again, be there one hour before the match.

    For Supporters who purchased tickets for the Hiney Park Temporary Stand

    • Dundalk FC went to great expense to install a temporary stand in order to accommodate an extra 900 supporters.
    • We are asking people who purchased tickets for this stand to not attempt to go to other areas of the ground.
    • Stewards will be checking tickets in the ground and ticket holders will not be able to base themselves in the Shed.
    • This stand probably offers the best seats and views in the stadium! So please again arrive in good time to take your seat.
    • Supporters with tickets for this stand enter via the normal turnstiles for home supporters and must walk around past the Shed – Security will assist you in this regard.

    Are you a Cork fan with a ticket to the Dundalk end?

    • As this is a Category A match strict segregation is in place.
    • Regardless of how you got your ticket, you will not gain entrance to the Dundalk section of the ground if you are a Cork supporter. Please go to the away section with other Cork fans for admission to the match.
    • Any Cork supporters that manage to get into the Dundalk section of the crowd will be escorted to the away supporter area.

    Are you an adult or a teenage Dundalk fan who has a juvenile ticket?

    • You will not gain admission to the match if you have the wrong category of ticket.
    • However, there will be a hatch that will allow you to pay the difference and enter into the match. Juvenile tickets are STRICTLY for children of 12 years and under.

    Message for Cork Fans

    • All Cork City supporters, for both ground and stand, enter via the Carrick Road side entrance (see map above).
    • Stand Ticket holders gain access to the stand via the entrance by the away supporter terrace. Security personnel will assist you in this regard. You will need your stand ticket to enter the stand.
    • Toilet facilities for Cork fans will be located beside the away terrace and near the stand entrance. Cork fans in the stand can avail of the facilities at in the terrace area and must show their stand ticket to gain re-admission to the stand.
    • The weather forecast appears to be good tomorrow. However, Oriel Park is an old stadium and does not offer covered terraces for away fans. Please bring a raincoat!

    No Flares!

    • There is going to be an incredible atmosphere at this match and there absolutely no need for any pyros. There has been a major improvement with the use of flares but since we are close to Halloween we feel we need to repeat that want all fans to be able to watch this match safely and under no circumstances should any flares or pyros be used.