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.

Dundalk boxer Kelly faces world title fight next month


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

Tech breakfast in Dundalk tomorrow


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.

277 personnel in Louth Garda Division


There are currently 277 personnel in the Louth Garda Division.

That’s according to figures from the Garda Commissioner, as of April 30th 2015.

There are also 45 Garda Reserves and 22 civilians attached to the division.

There are also 16 Community Gardaí in the Louth Division, with six in Dundalk, five in Drogheda, three in Dunleer and one apiece in Clogherhead and Ardee.

The figures were requested by local TD Gerry Adams who has also requested the current budget for Gardaí in Dundalk and north Louth and how it compares each year since 2010.