Christmas 2014

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas      [countdown] Ev’rywhere you go;”

Dunleer had a great Christmas in 2014. Check out these photos!


S Factor was a great success again this year. Click on the image to view photographs from the night.








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And what celebrations were held:

December 4th

Santa Came to town!!!!!


The Dunleer Development Board sent out the invitation and THE BIG MAN arrived to open the Christmas Festival 2014.

December 5th

Feile An Dreoilin ( Wren Boys Competition) started at 7.30pm ( all children were ready for 7.00 pm) in the Teach Scoraiocht Barn Rd. Dunleer. Louth-Land-of-Legends-circle-logo

All members  competed in the Wren Boys Competition which was judged and prizes awarded.

The committee will presented the following awards :

JF_RibbonTommy Powderly Award for the most exceptional member of scoraiocht in the past year

The John Flanagan Award

There will be loads of sweets and presents for the Children.

We would like to thank our Main Sponsors:

Glen Dimplex             Victory Value

Dunleer Credit Union       Dunleer Post Office

9:00 pm in Shearmans Bar     Traditional Irish music by the Brendan Mc Creanor Group

Saturday 6th December

Christmas Market was held in the New Market House on Saturday Morning. All were made welcome.

The Market was organised by the Dunleer Development Board.

Phillipstown Orchestra, The Scoil Uí Mhurí choir and Scoraiocht Óg performed during the Christmas Fair.

S Factor 2014 in the Ballroom  Grove House Dunleer Co. Louth

€1000 in prizes

Main Sponsors:                        Dunleer Spar                  Grove House

All participants were presented with Paddy Torris Memorial MedalsPT_Ribbon

Practice Sessions in Anteroom started 9.00am

Auditions in Ballroom started 10.0am

Finals 7.00 pm

A big thank you to the following Councillors for their support of the S Factor:

Colm Markey
Dolores Minogue
Liam Reilly
Jim Tennanty
Pearse McGeough and
Tom Cunningham

Special mention and “Thank You” to our judges: Councillor Frank Godfrey, Brian Larkin and Anne Larkin.


  Also in the Grove Bar  on 6th Dec.

8.00 pm    Big Traditional Session featuring

Declan Warren and friends

Sean Clare & Scoraiocht Lannleire

               Newry Writers Club

               Ramblin House       and lots More

10.30 pm  Mal Reilly  (Featuring his  hits ” Just For You” and ” I’ll be there” )

 Late Night Grand Finale in Ballroom

Full Shilling Big Band
Tickets were €5.00 and covered S Factor Finals & Grand Finale

Sunday 7th December

CarolersThe celebrations closed with a Christmas Carol Service in the beautiful St. Brigid’s Church.

Phillipstown Junior Ensemble

Scoil Uí Mhuirí Choir

Phillipstown Children’s Choir

Cara Folk Group


We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year.