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Tribute flotilla in memory of Rescue 116 to be held on Carlingford Lough

A tribute flotilla in memory of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 will be held at Carlingford Marina later this month. The event on July 30th will remember Dara Fitzpatrick,

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Absence of island from Rescue 116’s onboard warning system was flagged up four years ago

A pilot had flagged the absence of an island off the Co Mayo coast from the Irish Coast Guard’s onboard warning system four years before Rescue 116 crashed into it

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New three bed homes at Cnoc na Mara to be sold off plans this weekend

The third phase of the Cnoc na Mara development on the Golf Links Road in Blackrock will launch this weekend with new three bed homes being sold off plans. The

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New pre-school building given the go ahead in Blackrock

A new pre-school has been given the go ahead for Sandy Lane in Blackrock. Footprints have been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to build a single storey


Jimmy Dunne moves to Barrow on loan from Burnley

Local footballer Jimmy Dunne will spend the first half of next season playing in the Vanarama National League after completing a loan move to Barrow AFC from Premier League side

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Blackrock site offers potential for residential development

A 1.23 acre development site in Blackrock has recently gone on the market with an asking price of €150,000. The site at Bothar Maol is being advertised by local estate

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Additional Garda resources planned for Carlingford and Omeath

Additional Garda resources are expected to be announced shortly for the Carlingford/Omeath division. News of the impending announcement was revealed at last night’s Local Policing Forum meeting in Dundalk. The

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New show homes open for viewing at Earlsfort this weekend

A new show home will be open at Earlsfort on the Seafield Road in Blackrock this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. Joint selling agents Mallon Property and Sherry FitzGerald Carroll

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Sum of money found in Blackrock

Gardaí in Blackrock are looking to trace the owner of a sum of money that was found in the village on Sunday. The cash was found at Chapel Pass on Saturday

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Birth of baby girl helps local woman Katie move on from the horror of Paris terror attacks

The local woman, who along with her fiancé survived the Paris terror attacks in November 2015, has moved on from the terrifying experience by throwing herself into motherhood following the

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18th century country house at Ballymascanlon sells for seven figure sum at auction

An 18th century country house on the outskirts of Dundalk sold at auction for a seven figure sum this week. “The Cottage” at Ballymascanlan went under the hammer with local estate

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Captain Mark Duffy to be remembered at Blackrock Raft Race on Sunday

The annual Blackrock Raft Race and Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday. Captain Mark Duffy, who perished after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 crashed off the Co Mayo

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Blackrock Sprint Triathlon taking place this Sunday

This year’s Blackrock Sprint Triathlon will take place in Blackrock on Sunday. The ‘Crack the Rock’ challenge, hosted by Setanta Triathlon Club, gets underway on the day from 1.15pm. This

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Café and deli planned for Cross Cause charity shop in Blackrock

Local businessman Conor Hughes is seeking to convert part of the Cross Cause charity shop on Main Street in Blackrock into a café/delicatessan. Conor, who also runs Danny Hughes’ shop

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Residents at local care home witnessed incidents of aggressive behaviour by other residents

Residents at a St John of God Community Services run care home in Blackrock were vulnerable to witnessing incidents of aggressive behaviour displayed by other residents. According to a report