Supermac’s to return to Dundalk?

logoSupermac’s could be set for a return to Dundalk.

The Irish fast food chain, which operates over 100 restaurants nationwide, was previously based in the former Phil Lynch premises – now Heustons – in Clanbrassil Street in the mid to late ‘Nineties.

It has been closed over a decade, however, with the nearest restaurant located in Main Street, Carrickmacross.

Now Supermac’s could be set to return after they recently advertised a number of positions on their website for a new store opening in Co Louth.

While a spokesperson for Supermac’s could not confirm whether or not the new store would be in Dundalk due to the matter still having to go before the planning authorities, they said it would be in a large population area.

The positions advertised include general managers, assistant managers, supervisors and trainee managers. Further positions will be advertised at a later date.

While the exact location of the new Supermac’s is not known, the new restaurant is not expected to open until “early next year.” Any restaurant opening would also likely to include the company’s pizza chain, Papa John’s.

Further details can be found at www.supermacs.ie

Starbucks and the Christmas Claus-Et opening in Dundalk today

starbucks_logo_by_takako_and_merieru-d45qp2nCoffee lovers will have a new place to get their fix from this morning.

Starbucks opened its doors in the Marshes Shopping Centre at 8am this morning.

The multi-national chain is located in the former Heaven boutique, opposite the entrance to Penneys with a number of new jobs being created by its arrival in town.

This is the first official Starbucks outlet in Dundalk, although its products are sold in other local stores.

Another store opening its doors today is the Christmas Claus-Et in Clanbrassil Street.

The festive store, which was also open last year, is bigger and better than ever and will be located in the former Cumiskey’s music store, opposite Costcutter.

You can read more about the Christmas Claus-Et here.

The Christmas Claus-Et returns to Dundalk

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The Christmas Claus-Et is on its way back to Dundalk.

The popular seasonal store first opened its doors last year in the build up to the festive season but this time around it is set to be bigger and better than ever having secured a much bigger unit in the old Cumiskey’s music shop on Clanbrassil Street, opposite Costcutter.

The Christmas Claus-et promises to be the North-East’s largest dedicated Christmas store and will have lots of opening offers on beautiful new decorations, lights, trees and much more.

For further info on the store, check out their Facebook page here.

McGee suffers brutal attack at hands of Shamrock Rovers fan

Paul's injuries

Paul’s injuries

A local man was attacked outside a wake at the weekend by thugs from Shamrock Rovers FC, who were in Dundalk for Saturday’s EA Sports Cup final, which the home side won 3-2.

Fitness guru Paul McGee was left with a number of facial injuries after being attacked by Hoops supporters outside a house in Pearse Park.

Paul was with his wife Dara at the wake of her grandmother Maura Coleman (77), when he says he was struck in the face with a beer can.

The 37-year-old suffered a broken nose, a fractured eye socket and had to receive six stitches in his face following the attack.

Paul was with the deceased’s son Eddie Coleman at the time when a group of more than 70 Rovers fans walked past the house en route to Oriel Park.

Video footage shows them walking from Clanbrassil Street towards the Carrick Road chanting the likes of ‘Shamrock Rovers, we’ll do what we want” and “We hate Dundalk.” The same video expires just minutes before the brutal attack while fans were congregated on Mulholland Avenue outside the Magnet.

Paul told The Irish Daily Mirror that “what happened was disgraceful and unreal. The can was smashed into my face without any warning and it was completely unprovoked.”
Mrs Coleman’s Funeral Mass and burial occurred yesterday.

Gardaí seek help in locating two-man gang suspected of local thefts

Gardaí are seeking assistance in locating a two man gang, who are suspected of carrying out two robberies at local businesses last week.

The duo, armed with what appeared to be a hand gun, entered the Backhouse Pharmacy on Clanbrassil Street last Thursday at 3.45pm before threatening staff and demanding that they hand over pills.

They then made off with some tablets, as well as cash from the till, and fled the scene in a dark-coloured Ford Mondeo.

The same pair are suspected to have made an attempted robbery at Arthur’s Shop on the Newry Road the previous evening.

A man wearing a white facemask and gloves, who was carrying what appeared to be a small handgun, entered the shop and threatened staff around 5.10pm.

He fled without getting anything and sped off in a Ford Mondeo with false Northern Irish number plates, which was driven by another male.

The man is described as being 5ft 10in tall, of average build and was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the pair are asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station at 042-9335577.

Vehicles damaged as BMW flees across border following high speed chase

A number of cars were damaged in Dundalk on Saturday after a BMW fled across the border following a chase with Gardaí.

Local Gardaí tried to fence the driver of the car, which had no registration plates, in on the Ramparts but he mounted a footpath to escape. The car then proceeded up River Lane, where it struck a car before turning right onto Park Street the wrong way and then speeding down Earl Street. From there it also crashed into a couple of parked cars on Clanbrassil Street and the Castleblayney Road before finally fleeing over the border.

The incident happened around 3.30pm, with the car believed to have been stolen from north Dublin the previous day.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Gardaí on 042-9335577.

Another blow for Clanbrassil Street

Michael H boutique enjoyed a popular location fronting onto Clanbrassil Street

Michael H boutique enjoyed a popular location fronting onto Clanbrassil Street

Clanbrassil Street has suffered yet another retail blow following the closure of Michael H boutique at the Clanbrassil Centre.

The women’s clothes store have closed their doors in recent days, following hot on the heels of the Brass Rail last month.

To make matters worse, it appears that charity shop Something Old Something New at 42 Clanbrassil Street is also set to close, with a closing down sale currently going.

Something Old Something New are currently holding a closing down sale

Something Old Something New are currently holding a closing down sale

Hat-tip to Niamh Kirk

Drama at the post office

The pair clash outside the post office

The pair clash outside the post office

There was drama at the Post Office earlier today when a Roma woman attempted to scare off a local collector from in front of the entrance to the Clanbrassil Street branch.

In a video captured by Darren O’Donagh, the Roma woman is seen pushing over the collector’s desk and then later stamping on it before threatening the local collector with her stool.

You can check out the video for yourself here.

Designer bridal weekend in Modern Fashions

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Modern Fashions in Clanbrassil Street will host a designer bridal weekend from Friday to Sunday this week.

The event will showcase the latest in bridal wear from top international designers.

All orders placed over the course of the weekend will be discounted by 10%, while appointments can be made by calling 042 9334356.

Bank of Ireland to host Open House event in Dundalk next Saturday

BOI_Spon_logo[Ulster Rugby]Bank of Ireland will host an ‘Open House’ event in their branch in Clanbrassil Street on Saturday August 23rd from 11am to 3pm.

The event will tell you all you need to know about getting a mortgage, whether you are a first time buyer or simply moving home.

Local auctioneers will be on hand to display some of the latest property listings while local solicitors will also be available to answer legal questions you might have on the day.

All are welcome to attend.