Thursday 22 March 2018

Tain Walking Festival

The Tain Walking Festival takes place in Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula from Friday 28th February to Sunday 2nd March.

The festival will offer geological walks, fascinating historical walks and a spectacular night walk. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic Cooley mountains on this wonderful weekend of guided treks suitable for all grades of walkers. For further information please contact Frances Taylor at info@carlingford or phone 042-9373033.


The Strictly Cooley Style 2014 dancers began training for their first steps last Wednesday and Saturday and will continue their practice sessions this Wednesday, January 15 in the Cooley Kickhams Sports Complex.

The committee are very optimistic that the show night will be another great success as it was last year judging by the very enthusiastic and vibrant group of ladies and gentlemen who made themselves available to take part in this year's show.

The club are most appreciative of these people who put themselves forward and promise them a night to remember.

The launch night will be on this coming Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in the Cooley Kickhams Complex where the dancers will be partnered off and then begin to train their own personal dance for the show which is on Saturday night 15th February.

Training will then continue regularly through to the mid February show night.


The Annual General Meeting of Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust will take place on Monday next, January 20, at 7.30 p.m. in the Carlingford Heritage Centre.

The Heritage Trust has had quite a busy year with many successful events taking place such as the Thomas D'Arcy Magee Summer School, the Zoe Conway & John McIntyre Summer Concert series, Carlingford Choral Festival, McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School, and many more functions.

All members of the Community are welcome to attend.


The Irish for beginners class resumed last Wednesday night in Cornamucklagh House, Omeath, and continue every Wednesday night over the coming months.

They start at 7.30 p.m. and everyone is welcome!


There is a DVD of the recent D KUBE show that took place in the St. Patrick's Clubrooms at Lordship just after Christmas on sale in all the local shops.

Priced at €5, this is a must see for anyone who missed this spectacular show and also for those who were part of the event on that night.

The event was a tremendous success and was very well organised. Everyone enjoyed the night and those taking part as competitors certainly deserve great praise for their effort and the sense of fun that they brought to the occasion.


The Cooley Active Retirement Group re-opens on this coming Thursday January 16 after the Christmas break.

The re-opening time is 2.30 p.m. in the Cooley Kickhams Complex.


The Saturday evening Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church, Carlingford, on this coming Saturday January 18 at 7.30 p.m. will be recorded on LMFM Radio and will be broadcast by the station on Sunday morning, 19th January, at 9.00 a.m.


The Christmas trip to Donegal by a group of up to thirty peninsula folk was even made more memorable by the fact that four of them were celebrating birthdays and these were celebrated in style.

The group stopped at Aughnacloy on the way but thoroughly enjoyed the mini break in Donegal town. They travelled to Derry to shop in the Foyle Centre, an experience they greatly enjoyed. The Christmas party night in the hotel was the main event of the break and Brendan Shine made many new peninsula fans that night with a superb show! Afterwards he joined them for a bit of craic and photo session.

Jim Gartland celebrated his 50th birthday and Joe Connor his 75th birthday so we had cake and plenty of craic on the Friday night. Dorrie Elmore and Noleen Finnegan were also celebrating their birthdays on the trip so the group had a very busy time singing Happy Birthday!


If you're looking for real change in 2014 then meditation classes are starting in Carlingford Apothecary Centre on this Wednesday, January 15, at 8pm.

Mary McShane from Cooley has been running the classes in the area since 2009. She says people come back every week to take time out of their busy lives and from the mind. She says meditation gives you a welcome release from stress and allows you to connect to your higher self.

Everyone, including beginners are very welcome. Classes are €10 or buy 6 for €50. For further information or to book your place, phone Mary on 0876342800, contact her by email at or visit facebook, Dundalk Meditaiton Class.


The Carlingford / Omeath parish lotto draw resumed this week after the Christmas break, taking place on Tuesday night last.

The jackpot on offer was €15.000 but the four numbers drawn, 6, 22, 24 and 27, were not matched. There were no 'match three' winners and the six consolation prizes of €25 went to: G. McGarrity, P. Farrell and Sr. Josephine, all Carlingford, M. Burke and B. McManus, Omeath, and M. Shields, Irish Grange.

The jackpot for this week's draw is €15,000.

The Argus