New Dundalk FC FSR Officer Aoife Burns paid a visit to several local organisations who were doing their bit to promote International Women’s Day on March 8th.

Dundalk FC WU17 player Jennifer Freeman and local boxer, and Dundalk Credit Union brand ambassador, Amy Broadhurst

Dundalk Credit Union

Aoife, along with Dundalk FC WU17 player Jennifer Freeman, Commercial Manager Nita Whelan, Head of Football Operations Brian Gartland and Head of Women’s Football Bernard Freeman, made a trip to the offices of  Dundalk Credit Union, on Market Street to join in on the celebrations.

Dundalk Credit Union, who are the proud Women’s Football Patron of Dundalk FC, marked the day by celebrating the amazing women in our local community.

Local marathon runner Colette O’Hagan was unveiled as a new brand ambassador for Dundalk Credit Union while local boxer, and fellow Dundalk Credit Union brand ambassador, Amy Broadhurst was also on hand to pose for a picture with Jennifer.

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Dundalk FC FSR Officer Aoife Burns pictured with Creative Spark’s Artist in Residence Julie Corcoran and Stephen Hurley

Creative Spark | Womanhood by Julie Corcoran

Next up was a trip to Creative Spark in Muirhevnamor to take part in photographer Julie Corcoran’s project, Womanhood, which is a collection of portraits of individuals, who identify as a woman. 

Julie, who is the current Artist in Residence at Creative Spark, manipulates her digital photographs using computer software to produce digital prints that look more like paintings than photographs. 

Her work has been on display in solo and group exhibitions and is represented by three galleries on the island of Ireland; ArtisAnn, Belfast, Solart Gallery, Dublin and Hambly & Hambly, Enniskillen.

The Creative Spark Residency Programme provides opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It supports both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium.

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Dundalk FC FSR Aoife Burns, pictured with members of Women’s Aid Dundalk at their Sea Dip at Templetown Beach

Women’s Aid Dundalk Sea Dip in Templetown Beach

Aoife also popped out to Women’s Aid Dundalk’s Sea Dip, which was held at Templetown Beach.

As well as the refuge court office in Dundalk, the organisation also has drop-in centres in Ardee, Omeath and Carlingford. 

To emphasise and highlight these locations, Women’s Aid Dundalk extended its International Women’s Day charity dips to several locations in North Louth this year.

Women’s Aid Dundalk has a 24-helpline and website offering support and information for anyone affected by domestic abuse, including family and friends.

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