Torch relay for peace
Dundalk played host to the World's largest torch relay for peace last month as the Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run passed through on the relay's Irish leg.
Running from Belfast to Dunleer, an estimated 127km, the participants stopped off at the Ramparts Tennis Club to give a presentation to young members and pass around their torch. The Peace Run is humanities largest and longest grassroots effort for peace, now in its third decade. It does not seek to raise money or highlight political causes but to unite members of the international community during it's 24,000km journey from Lisbon to Belgrade. The relay will go through 47 countries before finishing in the Serbian capital on October 7.
SOUNDS IN SPACE EVENT
LOUTH Contemporary Music Society will host a 'Sounds in Space' event in the Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol at 8pm, this Friday, June 20.
The event will celebrate the unique musical visions of the pioneering composers Alvin Lucier and Eliane Radigue. Sounds in Space is funded by the Arts Council and financially supported by Create Louth and the Goethe-Institut Irland. Please reserve tickets by 5pm on Thursday, June 19.
HIGH NELLY WORKSHOP
IN the lead up to the Inniskeen Road July Evening Festival, Inniskeen Enterprise Development Group have organised a High Nelly refurbishment workshop for Saturday, June 21, to ensure all are ready to take part in the Kavanagh Country cycle on Sunday, July 13.
The workshop takes place at Inniskeen Round Tower Museum from 11am to 4pm. Lunch provided. Booking is essential at 042 9378560 and admission free.
THE Dundalk Active Retirement Association will close July and August so the following is the programme for June: Monday 23 holistic therapies lecture and demonstration, Saturday 28 a cruise on the Liffey followed by a visit to Newbridge Cutlery (names to Mary Conlon) and on Monday 30 there will be a closing party – so have your party piece ready!