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Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny amongst 350 participants in Cross Cooley Challenge

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny and his assistant Vinny Perth were amongst those who took part in the Cross Cooley Challenge on Saturday. Just hours after their side had beaten

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Cross Cooley Challenge taking place this Saturday

This year’s Cross Cooley Challenge will take place on Saturday morning. Last year 250 people took part in the trip across the mountain, with some of the nicest scenery in

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Mountpleasant AC to host Easter 5k on Monday

Mountpleasant AC will host an Easter 5k event this Easter Monday. The event will get underway from The Rosewood Country Club in Ravensdale at 1pm with entry €10. There will

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Countdown is on to the Cross Cooley Challenge

This year’s Cross Cooley Challenge will take place on Saturday week, April 22nd. Last year 250 people took part in the trip across the mountain, with some of the nicest

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Louth Cuchulainn Cycling Team for An Post Rás is unveiled

Friday saw the launch of the Louth Cuchulainn Cycling Team for The An Post Rás at The Bike Station in Dundalk. The team will compete in the professional bike racing event

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Fire Service spend three hours tackling blaze on Ravensdale

Dundalk Fire Service spent three hours battling a gorse fire on the mountain at Ravensdale overnight. Three units attended the scene which could be seen from Dundalk at around 11pm.

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Local singer Tara Erraught performs Irish classic Gortnamona for the BBC

Local mezzo soprano and opera singer Tara Erraught teamed up with pianist James Baillieu on St Patrick’s Day to perform a live version of the poginant Irish song Gortnamona by

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Woodland walk to mark National Tree Week in Ravensdale this Sunday

National Tree Week takes place from March 5th to 12th and to mark the occasion Louth Woodland Gatherings are hosting a woodland walk in Ravensdale Forest Park on Sunday. The

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Cross Cooley Challenge to take place next month

The countdown is on to this year’s Cross Cooley Challenge which will take place on Saturday April 22nd. Last year 250 people took part in the trip across the mountain,

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Former Louth TD Brendan McGahon passes away aged 80

The death has occurred of former local TD Brendan McGahon. The former Fine Gael representative, from Ravensdale, passed away last night following a short illness. He was aged 80. From a

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Cross Cooley Challenge set for April 22nd

This year’s Cross Cooley Challenge will take place on Saturday April 22nd. Last year 250 people took part in the trip across the mountain, with some of the nicest scenery

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Councillor insists person responsible for dumping in Ravensdale will be prosecuted

Following on from yesterday’s story about a quantity of waste being illegally dumped in a scenic area of the Cooley Peninsula, a second case has emerged. Talk of the Town

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Tara Erraught returns home for special concert on January 28th

Ravensdale singing sensation Tara Erraught will return to Co Louth for a very special concert in Drogheda on Saturday 28th January. Tara is a major star in the opera world

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Message of condolence from Pope Francis read out at Funeral of Bishop Clifford

A message of condolence from Pope Francis was read out at the Funeral Mass of Bishop Gerard Clifford in Dundalk yesterday. Bishop Clifford, originally from Bellurgan but most recently residing

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Funeral of Bishop Gerard Clifford to take place in Dundalk on Thursday

The funeral of the late Bishop Gerard Clifford will take place in Dundalk this Thursday. Bishop Clifford, who hailed from Bellurgan and lived in Ravensdale, passed away on Sunday in