February 2022 Edition
This newsletter is jointly produced by the bodies representing the Carlingford Community, namely:
Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust, CLHT
Carlingford Tidy Towns,CTT
Carlingford Community Development, CCD (The Foy Centre)
Carlingford Traders Association, CTA
The Forum has written to Louth County Council regarding the provision of a bus shelter on the Greenore Rd. to be located close to housing developments. We look forward to hearing if this can be achieved. A meeting took place to discuss how the Community can move forward with its objectives under the Rural Regeneration Project ‘Living in Carlingford/ Visiting Carlingford. Funding opportunities discussed will be followed up. Monthly meetings continue under Carlingford Vision’31 Steering Committee. Members are participating in ongoing training with Fáilte Ireland and will represent Carlingford at the Meitheal Conference in Killarney on March 31st & April 1st. Training in social media for businesses with reference to Carlingford.ie website is ongoing. The Tourist Office continues to welcome visitors and supply information both in person and online. The office would appreciate increased engagement with businesses on the Peninsula as it prepares an audit of tourism products in the area. Please come along to the talk on sustainable tourism, details in this Newsletter.
Carlingford Knights under 15s pushed Barnhall all the way in the Leinster cup at the weekend. The match against the County Kildare side had an early kickoff on Sunday with many players going to the Ireland v Italy game that afternoon, Carlingford kicked off into a strong wind but just couldn’t make possession count with Barnhall scoring two tries off Carlingford mistakes at the lineout, The knights had a much stronger 2nd half playing into the wind, with a fantastic try in the 3rd quarter from prop Liam Griffin , leaving for a tight finish.
The Barnhall coaching staff were very impressed with the superb facilities the Foy Centre offered them on their first trip to Carlingford, with covid restrictions eased players had full use of changing room and showers , and it was great to see this fantastic facility the community worked so hard to develop being fully utilised .The mini section of the club has had a busy start to the year with under8s9s 10s and 11-12s having blitzes every other week with clubs in North East Leinster. The girls Youth section continues to grow and we will be entering an under 14s and 16s into 7s competitions in March.
Volunteers needed for Carlingford Half Marathon
Volunteers are needed to help with the Water Station on Saturday 5th March at 10am for 2 hrs. Contact Orla Mc Bride on 0876885614 if you can help. Bronze medal for Carlingford-Louth Tidy Towns finally members met up in February to celebrate their achievements in the National Tidy Towns at Stephenstown Pond. Carlingford brought along their Bronze medal.
Takeway packaging-Less is more– We would urge all businesses to look at their packaging in advance of the high season to see if the volume of packaging can be reduced for environmental reasons. Bulky boxes and large bags are a particular problem as they block the litter bins because they are difficult to get into the openings. This can cause a litter issue. The openings are small on purpose to deter illegal dumping. Minimising packaging would be a great help to our volunteers as it would alleviate the litter problem
New Gate for Carlingford Playground – A new self-closing gate has been installed by the Council to allow easier access to the playground. The old gate and chicane has been removed. We had made the Council aware of this issue. We are happy the accessible equipment is now accessible to wheelchair users and double buggies can get in.
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