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


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.

New stores open but others close in a mixed few weeks on the retail front

The Brass Rail boutique closed its doors last Friday after over 19 years in business

The Brass Rail boutique closed its doors on Clanbrassil Street last Friday after over 19 years in business

There has been mixed news on the retail front in recent days with stores both opening and closing in the area.

A new Mace store opened its doors in Blackrock yesterday while Kieran’s Avenue Pharmacy is set to open shortly on the Avenue Road beside The Gym and the former Joan’s Stores.

There have been casualties too unfortunately. After over 19 years in business, the Brass Rail boutique in Clanbrassil Street closed its doors last Friday.

This follows hot on the heels of other recent closures such as The Bar on Francis Street and the Buy and Sell shop on Clanbrassil Street.

Dundalk restaurant served with closure order by Food Safety Authority of Ireland

The Golden Dragon in Clanbrassil Street

The Golden Dragon in Clanbrassil Street

The Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Dundalk was one of seven businesses around the country that had closure orders served on them during the month of July by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The restaurant, located on the first floor of 88 Clanbrassil Street above the Greenmount Restaurant – had a closure order served on it under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010.

The notice was served on Zhao Jie Wu by the Health Service Executive on July 29th and lifted on August 1st.

Earlier in the month a similar notice was served on Neil McGorrian of The Coachman’s Tearooms on the Dublin Road at Dromiskin. It was served on July 10th and lifted on July 11th.

Explaining the closure order to Talk of the Town, a spokesperson for the Coachman’s said: “We were closed due to the water being brown due to pipework being done in the area. We were granted a lift the next day when it came back.”

The Coachman’s insist the problem was beyond their control and that everything has been running smoothly since then.

The law under which both premises were closed relates to a non-compliance with food legislation.

The Market Bar prepares for Bank Holiday weekend Fiesta


The Market Bar in Clanbrassil Street are hosting an August Bank Holiday weekend Fiesta from Friday to Sunday.

There will be food and drink specials over the course of the weekend as well as music from 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be no cover charge for any of the events.

Bank of Ireland looking to update Clanbrassil Street signage

BOI_Spon_logo[Ulster Rugby]Bank of Ireland are hoping to change their signage at their Clanbrassil Street branch in Dundalk.

The bank’s governor has applied to Louth County Council for permission to replace the existing sign with a new sign of 8sqm. They also hope to replace the existing banner signs with two new projecting banner signs of 0.9sqm each and one projecting banner sign of 0.35sqm all to the front of the bank at 78-81 Clanbrassil Street.

It is also hoped to replace two existing signs at the rear of the premises with new signs of 5.5sqm and 4sqm.

Louth County Council are due to decide on the matter on September 4th.

The Market Bar gets a facelift


The Market Bar in Clanbrassil Street got a bit of a facelift yesterday with a new look front and covered outdoor seating section.

Since opening just before Christmas 2012, the tapas bar – run by the McGuinness family – has grown increasingly popular and their new look front certainly adds to its offering.

You can find out more about The Market Bar at www.themarketbar.ie

Witnesses sought to Dundalk assault

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Clanbrassil Street last week.

The incident happened just before midday on Tuesday last, close to the Clanbrassil Centre.

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

News & Deli customers can get refunds for Garth Brooks tickets at any Ticketmaster outlet

Some of the crowd who camped outside News & Deli for Garth Brooks tickets in January

Some of the crowd who camped outside News & Deli for Garth Brooks tickets in January

Refund details have been unveiled for those who purchased tickets to Garth Brooks.

Those who paid via card over the phone, online or via mobile will receive an automatic refund from Tuesday July 15th – although it may take 7-10 working days to reach your account.

Those who paid in cash at News & Deli in Dundalk can receive a refund by returning a form to any existing Ticketmaster ticket centre or by posting the form off. News & Deli is no longer an affiliated Ticketmaster retailer but locals can call into the new Ticketmaster outlet at Costcutter on Clanbrassil Street to start the refund process.

This option can take longer and may take 21 days to process.

Full details are available here.