Campaign launched to turn Dundalk purple for Today FM’s Shave, Dye or Oh My

80448_54_news_hub_28660_588x448A campaign has been launched to turn Dundalk purple as part of Today FM’s Shave, Dye or Oh My fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Organiser Orla Crilly, from Pearse Park, is asking all hairdressers and barbers in the town to participate in the event on Thursday March 12th.

Each business is being asked to dye the hair of at least 10 people purple on the day.

Amongst the hairdressers signed up so far are Monet on Dublin Street, The Grafton Barber in the Marshes, Signature Hair in Clanbrassil Street, The Works at the Market Square, Charlie’s Barbers and Chaplin’s in the Clanbrassil Centre and Felda.

Already signed up to get dyed are Spirit Store staff Alan Anderson and Brian Loughran and John Doyle of The Fane Bar.

Anyone who wishes to get involved can contact Orla at 087 2797901. Donations can also be made online here.

St Peter’s AC to host 50 shades of spring fashion show in aid of athlete James Meenan

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St Peter’s Athletic Club in Dromiskin are hosting a 50 shades of spring fashion show in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday March 5th to raise funds for young athlete James Meenan, who will carry the Irish flag in the Special Olympics in Los Angeles this summer.

The event will also seek to raise funds for the club’s new track.

On the night there will be exhibitors from Ruby Nu in Park Street and Elmay and Bella Me Dress House in Clanbrassil Street.

Tickets, priced €10, are available from any of the competing shops or from The Gift and Art Gallery. Alternatively you can pay at the door on the night.

Mexx’s Dundalk concession to close

og-shareThe Mexx fashion brand is set to close its concession in Houston’s in Dundalk.

The closure comes after the label’s Dutch-based parent compant went bankrupt in December, with more than two dozen stores and concessions across the country also closing.

Banbridge-based businessman John Houston has operated the Mexx brand as a franchise since 2011 but their bankruptcy has meant that the supply of stock has come to an end.

It is understood that no jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, with staff being redeployed to other parts of the Houston’s store on Clanbrassil Street.

Yore told there are no plans to refurbish paths on south end of Clanbrassil Street

Upgrades to Clanbrassil Street will stop just before Bank of Ireland

Upgrades to Clanbrassil Street will stop just before Bank of Ireland

There are no plans to extend the improvement works earmarked for the south end of Clanbrassil Street to the rest of the street.

According to LMFM, independent councillor Maeve Yore had asked council officials if it was planned to refurbish and renew the footpaths on both sides of the street from the post office to the Bank of Ireland to reflect the planned works for the rest of the street.

However, she was told this was not in the plans and was told that any future project would be subject to funding being available.

According to the radio station, Cllr Yore said she was disappointed with the response from officials.

White collar MMA event in aid of Dundalk Simon Community scheduled for Easter

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Fight Pit MMA Dundalk will host a white collar mixed martial arts fundraiser on Saturday April 4th at 7pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The event is being run in aid of Dundalk Simon Community and a full bar will be available on the night.

Tickets are priced €20 and are available from the Crowne Plaza, Costcutter in Clanbrassil Street or from the club or any of the fighters.

More information is also available on Facebook.

Last year a similar event proved a huge success when funds were raised for SOSAD.

Louth name side for league opener against Fermanagh

Louth crestLouth have named their team for Saturday night’s National Football League Division Three opener against Fermanagh in Brewster Park (throw-in 7pm).

Five players – Paddy Reilly, Adrian Reid, Eoin O’Connor, Brian Donnelly and Colm Judge – will all be featuring for the first time this season.

Colin Kelly will be hoping for a first victory since taking over from Aidan O’Rourke when he brings his side to Enniskillen.

The team in full is: Neil Gallagher; Kevin Toner, Patrick Reilly, Darren O’Hanlon; Derek Crilly, Padraig Rath, Adrian Reid; Brian Donnelly, Eoin O’Connor; Bevan Duffy, Colm Judge, Declan Byrne; Ryan Burns, Daniel O’Connor, Derek Maguire.

Meanwhile, The Louth GAA Supporters’ Club are running a bus to Louth’s National Football League Division Three opener against Fermanagh in Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Saturday.

The bus leaves Drogheda at 3.30pm, Dunleer at 3.45pm and from McKeown’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk at 4pm.

For booking contact Brian Matthews on 087 2830308 or Gerry McGee on 087 7500414.

Gardaí searching for man suspected of three muggings in Dundalk at the weekend

GARDAI3Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for information on a man who is believed to have been involved in three different muggings in the town centre at the weekend.

On each occasion the culprit threatened his five victims before escaping with their mobile phones and, in some instances, cash.

None of the victims were injured.

The first mugging took place at around 12.30pm on Friday at the Táin Court apartments on Bridge Street where a victim in his 30s was texting before being approached by the thief, who threatened to stab him before forcing him to hand over his Samsung Alpha device.

The second incident occurred that night at 11.15pm when two men were approached in the car park at the back of the Clanbrassil Centre and forced to hand over their wallets and phones.

Then around 2am on Sunday two friends, aged 23 and 21, who were walking near the Ramparts Road entrance of the Marshes Shopping Centre were approached by the man who was brandishing a broken bottle. They offered to hand over cash instead of their phones and went to an ATM in Clanbrassil Street where €40 was handed over but he insisted on taking their phones then too, one of which was an iPhone.

The thief is described as being in his late 20s, around 5ft 10in in height, with a Dublin accent and was wearing a black puffer jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Gardaí on 042 9388400 or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.

Louth GAA Supporters’ Club running bus to Enniskillen on Saturday

Louth crestThe Louth GAA Supporters’ Club are running a bus to Louth’s National Football League Division Three opener against Fermanagh in Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Saturday.

The bus leaves Drogheda at 3.30pm, Dunleer at 3.45pm and from McKeown’s Bar in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk at 4pm.

For booking contact Brian Matthews on 087 2830308 or Gerry McGee on 087 7500414.

New Louth boss Colin Kelly will be hoping for his first victory since taking over from Aidan O’Rourke against the Ulster men.

Blow for Supermac’s fans as new Louth restaurant is to open in Drogheda, not Dundalk

logoThere has been some bad news for local fans of Irish fast food chain Supermac’s, with their new Louth store not set to open in Dundalk.

Last October Talk of the Town revealed that the franchise, which operates over 100 restaurants nationwide, was due to open in Co Louth.

At the time management at Supermac’s would only reveal that the new restaurant would only be in one of the county’s two major towns but it has now been revealed that the new Supermac’s will be opening in Drogheda, not Dundalk.

Supermac’s were previously based in Dundalk in the former Phil Lynch premises – now Heustons – in Clanbrassil Street in the mid to late ‘Nineties.

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

While people from this area now have the option of travelling to Drogheda, it will come as a disappointment to many that the new store will not be opening locally with many highly enthusiastic about the prospect when discussing the matter on the Talk of the Town Facebook page last year.

As well as Supermac’s, the new Drogheda outlet will also include the company’s pizza chain, Papa John’s.

New barbers opening in Dundalk this Saturday

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A new barber shop, Signature Hair, will open its doors on Clanbrassil Street this Saturday.

Run by local man Barry Kieran, the barbers will be located at 74 Clanbrassil Street – the former Portway Travel/Rug Store shop, in between Swift Alterations and Property Partners Laurence Gunne.

The shop will open at 9am Saturday and appointments can be made by calling or texting Barry on 087 9642463.