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Go-Go Dermo’s Last Leg Fast Approaching

It is easy to see by following the blog of retired school teacher Dermot Higgins, 55 from Rush, that he has not only broken records by being the eldest man to ever have cycled around the world, but he has also used his adventure to fundraise, meet new people, raise…

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Oldtown man and Coast Guard winchman, Ciaran Smith

Ministerial Response To Interim Statement On Rescue 116

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has welcomed the publication of the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU’s) interim statement on Rescue 116. Oldtown man Ciaran Smith was one of four helicopter crew tragically lost at sea, a year ago, when Rescue 116 crashed into the sea off Blacksod…


Mother’s Day at Millfied

Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan held a free Mother’s Day event at the centre on 10th March last, the day before Mother’s Day. The event was called ‘Treat Your Mum’ and the idea was that mums could be spoiled, by having a face makeover by professional makeover artists, Lida Hertel…


News

Go-Go Dermo’s Last Leg Fast Approaching

It is easy to see by following the blog of retired school teacher Dermot Higgins, 55 from Rush, that he has not only broken records by being the eldest man to ever have cycled around the world, but he has also used his adventure to fundraise, meet new people, raise…

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Local Politics

Playground

New Funding Available For Local Playgrounds – Senator Reilly

Fine Gael Senator James Reilly said Fingal children will benefit from funding to support new and existing play and recreation facilities for children and young people. The Capital Grant Funding Scheme for Play and Recreation will see the roll out of new and innovative play and recreation projects and the…

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Business

Spice of India Celebrates Second Anniversary

Spice of India restaurant on Main Street in Swords is celebrating its second year trading in the town. In that time, the restaurant, which specialises in the finest food from the Indian sub-continent, has developed its own clientele and its reputation is growing all the time. Co-owner Suleman Mohammed was…

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Entertainment

Cities of Light – Irish Tour

Bhakti Yoga is one of the three types of Yoga that has been brought to the West by the Spiritual Masters. It is considered by many as the easiest path of Yoga to attain enlightenment. Bhakti Yoga is centred around developing a personal relationship with the Divine, in such a…

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Human Interest

Audrey Cashell and Nora Roban from Remember Us Special Needs Group

Remember Us Easter Fundraiser Extravaganza

Remember Us Special Needs group, based in Balbriggan will hold a family fun Easter fundraising extravaganza, to mark their 20th anniversary. It will include getting your Easter photo taken by Greenscreen photography (€5 per photo), a magic show, fancy dress competition, disco, arts and crafts corner, egg hunt, meet the…

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Schools

Rush Student Awarded UCD Ad Astra Scholarship

A former pupil of St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Culann Noonan, has been awarded an Ad Astra Academy scholarship for academic excellence by University College Dublin. Culann Noonan, 18, from Rush was awarded an Ad Astra Academy scholarship for his outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony on January 30th,…

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Sport

Donabate Student Swims To Success

A Donabate youngster has reached the headlines, with a remarkable performance in the schools national swimming finals that were held recently. Evan Simpson, (10), a student of Donabate Portrane Educate Together National School competed in the Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championship on Sunday 11th February last. Having qualified in the…

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Galleries

St Patrick’s Day Captures Wonderful Community Spirit

Large numbers braved the cold weather to attend the St Patrick’s Day parades held across the North County. Parades were held in Swords, Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk and Rush. All parades demonstrated local community endeavour at its best, with a great sense of local pride displayed. It is estimated that approximately…

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