Monday 26 February 2018

Fashion Show

AN Autumn Glamour Fashion Show in aid of The Samaritans was held in Greenore Golf Club last Wednesday featuring the latest autumn/winter collections from Unique Boutique, Carlingford, and Rosie's Closet, Newry.

This year, for the first time, outfits for the fashion-conscious man were also included courtesy of Tony McDonnell Menswear, Dundalk, and were displayed by a lonely looking male model.

Hats, for ladies only, were provided by Elite Hats & Accessories of Warrenpoint, and side stalls offered a range of services from aerial photography to beauty-aids.

The Golf Club was packed with would-be fashionistas from the age of two upwards. Fashions on display covered outfits for every occasion, from weddings to race-meetings, and all possibilities in between.

The show was organised by Julie Keenan, who took to the catwalk along with Emily Marmion, Roisin Soraghan, Rosena Lynch, Sarah Wakrim, Pamela Keenan, Claire Duffy and Darren Guest.

This was Julie's second year organising a charity coffee morning fashion show for the Samaritans and she is very grateful to those who supported it.

The show was part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Samaritans in this area and was organised to raise much-needed funds for the Dundalk and Newry branch, which is located at 19 St Coleman's Park, Newry.

Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day, and are always available to receive calls at 048 302 66366 or email at or by text at


A vote of sympathy was passed by members of Louth County Council to the family of the late Aidan McCrystal, Bellurgan. Cllr Martin Murnaghan said that Aidan had not only been a great man for Fine Gael but also for the community and did a lot of work for Bellurgan FC.


Rampark National School, is one of four Louth schools to benefit from the prefab replacement programme. The school will get one new mainstream classroom.

Welcoming the news, Senator Mary Moran stated: 'The 4 local schools have been in negotiations with Minister Quinn and his officials for some time regarding the need for permanent accommodation on site, so it is great to see this announcement finally be confirmed.

The phasing out of inefficient prefabs is a key education commitment in the Programme for Government and I welcome that we have delivered for our local schools on this.

'Announcements such as this send reverberations throughout our community. Not only will the students and teachers benefit but construction jobs will be created and savings will be made by removing the rented prefabs.


Cooley Community Alert will hold their AGM in Cooley hall at 8pm on Thursday.We would ask that as many current members as possible would attend.New members would also be very welcome.


Sadie McCourt is hosting her annual coffee morning in aid of the Hospice on Wednesday from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The Argus

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