Family fun run

Published 26/02/2014 | 05:28

RACE director, legendary athlete and Senator, Eamonn Coghlan is calling on all Louth runners to take part in the forthcoming St. Patrick's Festival 5K Family Fun Run which takes place in Dublin on Sunday, March 16, beginning at 12noon from a new start/finish line at the junction of Dawson Street/St. Stephen's Green.

Timed to allow participants to travel to the city and back on the same day, the race is open to fun runners of all ages and has become an integral part of the St. Patrick's festival programme.

According to the organising club, Metro St. Brigid's AC, early online entries are running at record level and this year, runners can enter online for €20 by March 14th or on the day for €25. A special rate of €40 applies to families of up to four who register on the day only. Runners taking part can sign up online at patricksrun.com

€13,000 FOR DEMENTIA

Argos staff from Louth stores joined colleagues around Ireland in raising €13,090 to help people living with dementia stay in their own homes for longer. Customers arriving at stores to check out the new Argos Spring/Summer range were all encouraged to make a donation to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Rosemarie Coleman, Argos Dundalk Store Manager said: 'Our customers gave generously and we're really proud to be able to help The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and support people living with dementia in the Louth area. Argos colleagues in Dundalk and Drogheda raised €847 in total.'

COASTLINE FUNDING

Deputy Gerald Nash has said he will be supporting any funding applications made by Meath County Council to repair the damage caused to the coastline particularly along Bettystown and Laytown.

'I've had many calls on this issue and I was shocked myself when I took a walk along the coast and saw the results for myself.

'The government have already committed to providing extra funds to assist with storm repair and future safeguarding and I will be making a strong case to have Meath coast included in that.'

Drogheda Independent

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