Eoin’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street to open this Sunday

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Eoin’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street will open this coming Sunday afternoon at 5pm with a trad music session.

Formerly The Central Bar and Benny Brady’s, the pub – opposite the post office and beside Carphone Warehouse – has gone under extensive renovation work in recent weeks.

Once open the bar will cater for live music sessions including traditional Irish, jazz and bluegrass.

A number of jobs have also been advertised. Those interested should send their CV to eoinsbar@gmail.com

Christmas-themed nightclub to open in Dundalk


A new Christmas-themed pop-up nightclub is due to open in Dundalk in the coming weeks.

Rudolph’s will be located in the former Silence nightclub at the Imperial Hotel and will be open in the build-up and over the festive period.

No opening date has yet been revealed but it gives people an additional place to party over the festive season.

The Academy by Karen Daly to hold open evening this Tuesday night

Catriona Hughes before and after joining The Academy

Catriona Hughes before and after joining The Academy

The Academy by Karen Daly has proved to be a huge success since opening at 3 Jocelyn Mall in June.

Located opposite The Home Bakery, the Academy will hold an open night this Tuesday at 7pm so people can see what it’s all about. There will also be special offers and prizes on the night.

Catriona Hughes has recently joined the Academy’s health and wellness team.

Catriona is a proud wife and mum to four beautiful girls living in Jenkinstown. She began her career as a registered nurse and midwife and then spent a number of years studying and practising holistic therapies. She is qualified in reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling, therapeutic use of oils and many more.

Having lost over 2 stone with Karen Daly in the Academy, Catriona became passionate about healthy eating and the impact food has on the body. With lots of motivation, learning and encouragement along the way she found the journey to health and happiness easier than ever and looks forward to helping others achieve their weight loss dreams. She is currently studying a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and having completed her Academy training Catriona is excited about opening her own weekly classes.

She said: “I cannot wait to welcome people to The Academy, where they will learn so much about, food and nutrition as well as what works for their body and how to set goals and achieve them.

“I will run a half hour session at 10am every Tuesday and every second week I do a live cookery demo. This gives people an opportunity to learn new skills that will satisfy their body’s needs and help them enjoy delicious, nutritious foods forever.”

Her expertise in mindfulness of the body and soul from her holistic training fits well within the Academy teachings. Catriona will focus on helping you release the body’s natural narcotics and elevate your mind to reach your goals. Having lived with fibromyalgia for 15 years Catriona found that holistic practices helped her to alleviate symptoms overtime.

The Academy was opened in 2013 by Karen Daly founder of Slender Choice. Karen has worked for over six years in Weight Management and is completing her Masters in Weight Management this academic year. The Academy is built on a foundation of learning and fun and each week you will pick up nuggets of information that will change how you eat and live forever. The Academy teachings are all evidence based, no foods are banned and all is enjoyed in their fun, retro Academy on Jocelyn Mall!

The results speak for themselves, local lady Elaine Bates has lost almost six stone in six months with many others achieving their goals weekly. Food is the order of the day with fab recipes including chicken pie, chicken curry, Big Mac in a bowl and chicken in black bean sauce incredibly popular with members.

Catriona is so excited to begin this new journey with The Academy and you can contact her on 0868512466.

With Karen, Kathleen and Linda by her side she is ready to introduce and enlighten you on how to be the best version of you possible.

The Academy is open Tuesdays at 3 Jocelyn Mall at 10am or 7.30pm and you will receive a warm welcome and the kettle is always on.

Christmas Claus-et to return to Dundalk next week


It might be only mid-October but Clanbrassil Street will be given a festive feel next week when the Christmas Claus-et returns.

The festive store will be returning to Dundalk for the third year running after opening in Newry last week.

The store will once again sell all you need to get yourself ready for Santa Claus coming.

Eoin’s Bar to open soon on Clanbrassil Street

eoin's bar

Eoin’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street is due to open in the coming weeks and are currently hiring staff.

Those interested in the part-time bar staff positions are asked to send their CV to eoinsbar@gmail.com

Formerly The Central Bar and Benny Brady’s, the pub – opposite the post office and beside Carphone Warehouse – has gone under extensive renovation work in recent weeks.

Once open the bar will cater for live music sessions including traditional Irish, jazz and bluegrass.

Dundalk FM to change frequency from next month

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Dundalk FM is set to change its frequency to 97.7FM from next month.

The station will no longer broadcast on the 100FM frequency as of Sunday November 1st.

The 100FM frequency has been used since the community radio station got up and running in September 2004 but now they have been requested to move to 97.7FM by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

There will be no effect to the station’s online streaming service available through dundalkfm.com and mobile apps such as ‘TuneIn’.

However, those listening on their radios are advised to retune the channel to 97.7FM at their earliest convenience.

Dundalk FM will be simulcasting on 100FM and their new frequency 97.7FM until the changeover.

For further details call the station on 042 9395100.

Frightfest to return to Fitzpatrick’s next week

Fitzpatrick's in Rockmarshall

Fitzpatrick’s in Rockmarshall

Frightfest will return to Fitzpatrick’s in Rockmarshall next week.

The annual Halloween event is now in its sixth year and in that time has attracted people from both near and far to the award-winning bar and restaurant.

The haunted house will be back this year, as well as a few additional surprises with proceeds raised from this year’s event going to the Maria Goretti Foundation and Carlingford Scouts.

The event kicks off on Thursday October 16th and will run each evening until the 18th at 6pm each day. It will then return the following weekend on Friday October 23rd and run right through until Halloween night, Saturday October 31st.

Niall Clarke Oils to host 5k walk for Action Breast Cancer

niall clarke oilsNiall Clarke Oils on the Dublin Road are organising a 5k walk for Action Breast Cancer in conjunction with Centra Ireland.

The event will take place on Saturday week, October 17th, with as much support for the event as possible welcomed.

The walk will start and end at the Dublin Road filling station with refreshments provided afterwards.

For sponsorship cards and other details call into the shop or phone now to 042 9339485.

AIB Dundalk support GOAL jersey day


Fair play to the staff at AIB in Dundalk who got behind GOAL jersey day today.

Each staff member donned their favourite colours as part of a fundraiser for the charity.

After last night’s superb victory for Ireland against Germany green was the predominant colour.

A great effort by all those at the Clanbrassil Street branch.

Irish Water planning upgrade to Cavan Hill Water Treatment Plant

irishwater-waterchargesIrish Water are planning to upgrade the water and sludge treatment process systems at the Cavan Hill Water Treatment Plant in Knockbridge.

The utility company has applied to Louth County Council for planning permission to upgrade the treatment plant, which currently supplies up to 27,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day to Dundalk and its environs.

The planned upgrade comes after question marks were raised about the quality of the town’s drinking water in recent weeks.

Earlier this year a national newspaper suggested that the town’s water was being polluted by diesel launderers operating in the area while just last week Cllr Maeve Yore questioned the local authority on the cause of brown effluent discharge into the River Fane and why fish stock in the river was down.

The council reiterated that there was “no evidence of pollution” following recent inspections, pointing out the plant was being closely monitored and that they were satisfied there was no accidental discharge into the River Fane.

They added that all process wastes are retained on site and disposed of to a landfill.

Despite this, locals will be pleased to see upgrade works planned.

The proposed development will include the provision of a new flocculation tank of approximately 142sqm with an overall height of approximately 6.2m. There will also be a new underground UV chamber of approximately 80sqm.

Internal modifications are also planned to the existing chemical storage building, sludge treatment facility and control building, while modifications will also be made to an existing boundary wall and the existing entrance gate to provide a new entrance arrangement.

There will also be a new external perimeter fence of approximately 1m at the north west and south site boundaries and an internal security fence of approximately 2.4m at all of the site boundaries.

The existing drainage system will also be upgraded to provide a petrol/oil interceptor.

A decision on the matter is due by November 25th.