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First Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market

Carrickmacross will be holding its first Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market this August. It will feature the best local producers, artisans, and crafters. The market promises to provide an opportunity to discover unique handmade treasures, enjoy the freshest produce Carrickmacross has to offer, and support our small community. It will be

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Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Gold 2023

Outdoor Dining Provision Fee Waiver for Carrickmacross

The Elected Members of Carrickmacross – Castleblayney Municipal District have unanimously agreed to waive the Application Fee of €50 and Street Space Rental Fee of €50 per square metre for Outdoor Dining Provision within Carrickmacross – Castleblayney Municipal District until 30th September 2024. Please note that applicants must complete and

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Gallows Hill

Have your Say on Gallows Hill

How would you improve this town centre park? Monaghan County Council would like to hear your views about Gallows Hill in advance of commencing a design process for its improvement. Complete the Survey – online via the QR code  or in person at Carrickmacross, Civic Offices or Matilda’s Cafe. Meet

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inaugural Monaghan Plein Air Festival

Inaugural Monaghan Plein Air Festival

The inaugural Monaghan Plein Air Festival takes place on 13th July, as pat of the Inniskeen Road July Evening Festival This is an all-day event in various locations around Inniskeen. Artist registration will take place 9-11am at the Inniskeen Round Tower Church (pictured), and an exhibition of completed works will

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Carrickmacross Free Walking Tours

Free Walking Tours of Carrickmacross are Back

The Free Walking Tours of Carrickmacross starts on Saturday June 1st at 11am, departing from the Shirley Arms Hotel. This is also the Carrickmacross Street Festival weekend so if you have friends and family coming please mention this tour to them. The Free Walking Tours will continue until September, running

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Toy Library

Little Free Library for Carrickmacross Shopping Centre

A new Little Free Library has been unveiled in Carrickmacross Shopping Centre on Main Street. Set up by Carrickmacross Toy Library, the Little Free Library serves as a book exchange, providing an open-access platform for the entire community, working on a ‘take a book, leave a book’ basis. The Little

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Monaghan County Council

Have Your Say on the Arts Strategy 2024-2030

Monaghan County Council is preparing its Arts Strategy 2024-2030 and to assist in this delivery they would like to hear from you. You can attend a one to one meeting with Vncent O’Shea who is preparing the Strategy. He will be in Carrickmacross on the 20th of May between 2pm

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Carrickmacross Street Festival

Carrickmacross Full Festival Line Up 2024

Carrickmacross Festival Committee have announced the full line up for this years festival. As ever it is a packed weekend of activity for all the family. The festival starts with the family parade on Friday evening and will end on Monday the 3rd of June with Tina Turner. The Festival

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Pickleball Club in Carrickmacross Recruiting New Members

Carrickmacross Pickleball Club was founded in 2024 following on from a tester program ran by Monaghan Sports Partnership in 2023. It is played on a badminton court with a tennis net and hard paddles and is suitable for all ages. The Carrickmacross Pickleball Club are delighted to welcome new members

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Ulster GAA Coach of the Year - Colm Birdy

Colm Birdy Ulster GAA Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Colm Birdy who has been announced as the Ulster GAA Coach of the Year. Colm lead Carrickmacross to 3 All-Ireland Rounders titles in 2023.  Colm owns and runs Birdy’s Newsagents on Mail Street – Read more at

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Today FM Big Busk

Calling all Carrickmacross Buskers!!

Keegans Nearby on the Main Street of Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, are hosting buskers on the day. We will sponser €25 into the bucket for each performer/group who comes to join us. They will also get free tea/coffee and biscuits to warm their wee mittens. Just contact the store @

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easter egg hunt

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Underway

The annual Easter Egg Hunt has started and will run until April 6th. Collect your forms in Keegan’s Nearby, Birdy’s Newsagents, Hand Footwear and (GoLo Insurance). All you have to do is collect the form and find the eggs in the windows of the participating businesses. The hunt will

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Winners All-round on St Patrick’s Day 2024

The weather did not dampen the spirits for the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade. A large crowd turned out to see a great array of parade participants. Huge effort was put in to the floats and the following were selected as winners: First Place Float – Bunscoil Lughaidh Naofa (Mr

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St Patricks Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Parade – Sensory Friendly Space

This year we have a sensory friendly space located at the Market House, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. We hope that this will help to ensure that all families will be able to enjoy the festivities. It is envisioned that the sensory friendly space will act as a calm area for those

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St Patricks Day 2024

2024 Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The town of Carrickmacross expects a large attendance at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Sunday, 17th March at 3pm.   The day kicks off at 11:00am with the raising of the flag at the Courthouse, Carrickmacross which will be accompanied by music from the Stedfast

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Phoenix Centre – Celebrating 25 Years!

The Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross is celebrating 25 years and is inviting people to call into the Centre on Thursday the 21st of March. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Centre and all of the sports played there over the last 25 years. It is

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Interested in Chess?

Carrickmacross Library is looking to establish Chess groups for both juvenile and adults depending on interest. If you would like to improve your game or learn to play as a group let us know! Dates and details to be confirmed. See or email

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