New menu for Kieran’s Take Away

Kieran’s Take Away in Chapel Street has one of the best reputations for fast food in the town.

Over the years the food, particularly the chicken, has been consistently good but in that time their menus haven’t changed a lot.

Until now that is.

The take away recently hired Liam Barnacle of Awesome Chalk Design to redo their menus.

Liam recorded the process and uploaded it to YouTube. Check it out above.

For further details on Liam’s work visit

From the jungle to the town


From the jungle to the town… X Factor and I’m A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden was in Dundalk today.

The singer, who was runner-up in I’m A Celebrity to Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty, stopped off in the Carrickdale Hotel for a spot of lunch and posed for photos with a couple of staff and visitors.

Keep track of Dundalk FC’s 2015 fixtures with Talk of the Town


2015 might be a few weeks away yet but the release of next year’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures yesterday has really whet the appetite of Dundalk fans for their league title defence.

Stephen Kenny’s side will be back in league action on Friday March 6th when they welcome First Division champs Longford Town to Oriel Park.

Over the course of the season there will be some mouthwatering fixtures both at home and away and a few fans have already began planning for them.

With that in mind, Talk of the Town has put together a handy graphic that can be saved on your computer or printed off to keep track of when all the big games are. Just click on the link below for the full-sized version.

On the other hand if you’d prefer to have the fixtures a bit bigger in A3 size why not pop into Devenney’s in Crowe Street where they will print your fixtures on an attractive glossy card for just €1.70. Just mention Talk of the Town and they will look after the rest.

To download and print yourself just click here Dundalk Fixtures (PDF File)

O’Brien’s Discount Store in Castlebellingham to cease trading after Christmas


O’Brien’s Discount Store in Castlebellingham have announced that they will cease trading after the Christmas period.

The business will keep going, however, on a door to door basis with deliveries in Kilsaran, Castlebellingham, Togher, Dromiskin, Stabannon and Dunleer.

Writing on their Facebook page, owner Paidi O’Brien said: “It is with regret that I wish to let you all know that after the Christmas period, O’Brien’s Discount Store will cease trading in Castlebellingham.

“Over the last few months things have happened beyond our control, and we feel that in the long run it is better to close the shop and continue on with a new business venture and new direction.

“The ‘O’Brien’s Discount Store’ brand will still be running behind the scenes but it will be door to door from now on – daily deliveries of all washing powders, coal, logs, gas, sticks, toilet rolls etc. We will be delivering fliers around over the coming weeks so make you let us know if you would be interested in door-to-door deliveries. This will cover all areas – Kilsaran, Castlebellingham, Togher, Dromiskin, Stabannon, Dunleer etc.

“On behalf of myself, Eileen and Charlotte, we want to say a huge thank you to all our customers, for your support from day 1 and we wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

A Christmas Story in Lordship this Sunday

St Patrick’s GFC and Rampark Players will present ‘A Christmas Story’ this Sunday in the St Patrick’s GAA clubrooms in Lordship.

The production involves over 65 children and promises to be a great night of music and dance.

Doors open at 7.15pm, with the show at 8pm sharp.

Admission on the night is €10 for adults and €5 for children.

This week’s Argus


This week’s Argus leads with the story of a number of cows that were stolen from a farm in Jenkinstown last week. There’s also coverage of the Dundalk Sewage Plant not achieving EPA standards and a report of Dundalk RFC’s All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-final clash with CIYMS and a look ahead to this Saturday’s replay.

All that, and more, in this week’s Argus… on sale now!

Ward to appeal sentence for killing of Niall Dorr in Dublin today

Douglas Ward

Douglas Ward

Douglas Ward will appear before the Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin today in a bid to get his sentence reduced for the killing of teenager Niall Dorr in Dundalk in 2010.

The 39-year-old father of four will be appealing against the severity of his 16-year prison sentence, which was handed down two years ago this Sunday.

Ward, with an address at 7 Loughantarve, Knockbridge, admitted the manslaughter of the 18-year-old on the Castle Road on October 13th 2010.

At the time the court heard that Mr Dorr, from Avondale Park, was acting as a peacemaker and trying to break up a row when Ward attacked him.

Mr Justice Paul Carney said at the time that it was totally unacceptable to kick someone in the head leading to brain damage.

He said it was an aggravating factor that Ward was on bail at the time he committed the offence although the judge did suspend the final three years of the sentence.

Mr Dorr was with two friends on the Castle Road on October 13th 2010 when a group, including Ward, approached them at around 9pm and a row broke out.

Mr Dorr, a champion kickboxer, was trying to stop the row and keep the peace when Ward repeatedly punched and kicked him in the head.

Ward did not know Mr Dorr, but he ripped the teenager’s shirt off him and continued to attack him even when he was unresponsive.

He left zigzag shoe marks on the teenager’s forehead and the side of his head after he punched, stamped and kicked him.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Patrick Marry said Mr Dorr sustained irrevocable brain damage.

Silver Linings pop-up shop opens on Clanbrassil Street

Orla Barry and Sarah McKenna of Silver Linings

Orla Barry and Sarah McKenna of Silver Linings

Bridge Street Studios artists Orla Barry and Sarah McKenna have recently opened a pop-up shop of Irish Designer Art and Craft ‘Silver Linings’ at 22 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk.

The store opened last Wednesday and will remain open until Christmas Eve. It has a fantastic range of work by 35 Irish artists, makers and designers.

‘Silver Linings’ will be open daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am-6pm, Thursday from 10am-8pm and on Sunday from 12-6pm.

The shop has a large variety of work for sale which is ideal for Christmas presents and all are handmade in Ireland. The ethos behind ‘Silver Linings’ is to demonstrate that people can buy quality Irish handmade products at affordable prices while supporting local artists, makers and designers.

Stockists include ceramicists Mary Cowan and Gillian Callan, jewellers Garrett Mallon, Fiona Thornton, Cecelia Casey, Jill Graham, Nuala Lynch, Natasha Duddy, Emma Andrews, Sinead McInerney and Rachel McKnight, textile artists Fiona Quigley, Mel Bradley, Rachel Tinniswood, Liz Christy, Breda McNelis and Rag Button by Heather Burgess. Also taking part are Patricia Murphy Art, Slated tableware by Tara Hammond, Koko Designs; handpainted silk scarves, bags and lamps, home and giftware by Green Gorgeous, Mooble and Toobles baby apparel, King’s Forge Glass, print artists Martina Scott, Tracey Fry and Orlaith Cullinane, Emma’s Eco-Soy Candles and of course Orla Barry Art and Sarah McKenna Ceramics. Plus more to come!

Visit for more information.

Dundalk 10k to take place on April 22nd

dundalk-10k_no-dates_1080xWe will all probably overindulge in some way over the Christmas period but if you want to motivate yourself to get fit in the New Year then what better way than to get into training for the Dundalk 10k.

Organisers have confirmed that the annual road race will be officially launching on January 14th, with the event pencilled in for Wednesday April 22nd.

Earlier this year Dundalk IT were the major sponsor and organiser of the race, which started and ended on the campus.

Darragh Greene retained the title in a time of 31.10, pipping Gary O’Hanlon and Brian McCloskey to the title.

Donna Evans was the first woman home, with 695 people in total taking part.

Further details on how to register for the 2015 event will be published in the New Year.

Old boys up first for Kenny as Dundalk face Longford in season opener

DundalkCrest2010Dundalk will be at home to Longford Town when they kick off their league title defence on March 6th.

The newly promoted side will prove a stern test as Stephen Kenny goes head to head with the club who gave him his start as a manager when he was just 27.

The first trip of the season is to face another of Kenny’s former sides, Derry City, a week later before 2013 champs St Patrick’s Athletic come to Oriel after that.

The full list of fixtures can be found here.