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IRA attack on Dundalk barracks is remembered

TheIrishStory.com’s John Dorney has put together a fascinating article about an anti-Treaty IRA attack on Dundalk 91 years ago yesterday. The attack during the Irish Civil War took place on

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St Vincent’s student gets eight A1s

A student from St Vincent’s Secondary School in Seatown received one of the best Leaving Cert results in the country today when she landed 8 A1s. Only nine other students

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Louth County Archives Service to open their doors to the public for Heritage Week

As part of the forthcoming Heritage Week 2013, the Louth County Archives Service will be opening up their facility at the Old Gaol on the Ardee Road to allow the

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Dundalk Youth Arts Festival gets underway today

The Dundalk Youth Arts Festival gets underway in Dundalk today and will run until Saturday. The event is a multi-disciplinary arts festival to promote and develop high quality arts and

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Virtual reality time in Louth County Museum

It’s virtual reality time in the local museum! A new ‘virtual presenter’ created by Casio is now in situ at the Louth County Museum in Roden Place. In what is

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Local school hopes to move into Keytronics building on the Ramparts

The local Grace Christian School are hoping to move into the former Keytronics building on the Ramparts. Robin House, as the building is known, has been used in recent years

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Local Gathering History project shortlisted for Net Visionary award

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx05nOvtf7E] The Local Gathering History Project website has been nominated for an IIA Net Visionary Award. The website, which has digitally recorded stories from Irish people returning to Louth as

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Moran demands apology for Senator’s “insulting” remarks

Local Labour Party Senator Mary Moran has called on a Fianna Fáil senator to withdraw his “insulting” comments about Special Olympics athletes being prevented from being born. But Brian O’Domhnaill,

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Dundalk IT project named as one of the best in Europe

An initiative spearheaded in Louth by two Dundalk Institute of Technology research centres has been named as one of the top projects in Europe at an EU awards ceremony for

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Future of Dundalk church and Starbucks coffee shop secured

A local church has been granted planning permission by Dundalk Town Council to retain its facility at the North Link Retail Park on the Coes Road. Grace Fellowship had converted

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Local childcare facilities to share over €100,000 in funding

23 local childcare facilities in Co Louth will share €101,833 in funding as part of a €2.75m allocation to 671 providers nationwide in the Childcare Capital Grants Scheme. The grants

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St Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage to leave Dundalk this Sunday

A nine day walk called the St Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage will be held between Sunday July 7th and Tuesday July 16th. Local women Dolores Whelan and Karen Ward are inviting

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Louth County Museum in Dundalk awarded interim accreditation by Heritage Council

The Louth County Museum in Dundalk is amongst five museums to have been awarded interim accreditation by the Heritage Council under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland at a ceremony

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Speech and Drama stage camp to be held next month

Geraldine’s School of Speech and Drama will be hosting Stage Camp Summer Performance Workshops from July 22nd to 26th in the Louth Creative Community Hub in Muirhevnamor. The workshops run

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Dundalk native Duffy is new CEO of Longford/Westmeath VEC

The Louth VEC might have wrapped up this week but one local man is set to play a prominent role in the future of the education committee in the Midlands.