Saturday 24 February 2018

Restaurant awards

CARLINGFORD eateries again featured among the Louth winners at the Leinster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards which took place in The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin last Wednesday.

The Bay Tree, owned by chef Conor Woods, was once again named as Louth's best restaurant while P J O'Hare's is the county's best gastro pub.

Other awards went to the Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill, Scholars Townhouse and Wm Cairns & Sons, Drogheda.

All county winners now compete for the regional and All-Ireland title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Double Tree Hotel, Dublin on Monday, June 9.


A WOMAN who was 'unable to mind herself' was arrested by Gardai for intoxication the district court heard last week.

Caroline Fitzpatrick (45), 5 Patrick Tierney Crescent, Dundalk, admitted the charge before Judge Flann Brennan.

The court heard how on March 24, Fitzpatrick was at the Crescent and was 'unsteady on her feet and unable to mind herself' and was arrested for public order.

She has previous convictions for theft and public order.

Solicitor Niall Lavery said his client had become 'very upset about a missed appointment concerning her children' and was annoyed it didn't happen. He asked for leniency from the judge as 'any fine imposed would have a considerable impact on her life'.

Judge Brennan fined the defendant €75.


Louth Comhairle na nOg will debate the topic 'Is Europe Good For Me' in Dundalk Library on Tuesday, April 29, at 6.30 p.m. The debate is being organised by the Europe Direct Information Centre at Dundalk Library and is highlighting the upcoming European Elections on May 23.

The event will be chaired by Cllr. Mark Dearey and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call Dundalk Library on (042) 9353190 email

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