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Getting Ready for Culture Night at Carrickmacross Library

Culture Night is the 23rd September 2022 This year Carrickmacross Library will celebrate with several events and Art is a theme. So Carrickmacross Library is having a poster competition for children age 8-12. Design your own Culture Night poster ‘What does Culture in County Monaghan’ mean to you. Posters will

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Walking tours photo Coutesy of Pat Byrne

New Tour Guide Vests for Walking Tours

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce are delighted with the participation on the Free Walking Tours. O’Gorman’s SuperValu have sponsored new Tour Guide vests which make the Tour Guides easily visible and make the tours look even more professional. The tours take place every Saturday morning and start at 11am from outside

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Call all from St. Louis Class of 1972 – 50th Year Reunion

St. Louis Convent Carrickmacross Class of 1972 are having their 50th year reunion in the Nuremore Hotel on 1st October 2022. We hope to share many stories from our days in St. Louis Convent Carrickmacross and celebrate the years we spent together and the lifelong friendships made in Carrick 50 years ago.

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Waking Tours Carrickmacross

Free Walking Tours

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce has been delighted with the participation on the Free Walking Tours. The tours started back this year after being put on hold for the last two years. Since the tours started on June Bank Holiday, they are proving very popular with locals and tourists to the

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Carrickmacross Tennis Club – Now Open

Established in 2019 and officially opened in 2022, Carrickmacross Tennis Club has 3 artificial clay courts, all of which will soon be floodlit with an adjacent club house pavilion. The club is located on the grounds of Mannan Castle Golf Club 5km outside the town centre. Club membership is available

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Toy Library

Toy Library Opening Times

The toy library is a non-profit aiming to promote play for children aged 0-6 by enabling families to #borrownotbuy quality, sustainably sourced toys. Check out their opening times this Summer and visit them on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CMXToyLibrary/

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Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award Open

Closing date Thursday 18th August 2022.   The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Join the prestigious ranks of past award winners including

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***Hot off the Inver College Press***

Amy Hoey, TY student and programmer extraordinaire, has won “The 4 Nations Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Championship” Amy will now represent Ireland in the World Championship in California Amy is pictured with her dedicated IT teachers Ms Beirne and Mr Rooney, and with her proud mother, Ms Hoey, a maths,

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Summer Reading

***Summer Stars Reading challenge is Go,Go,Go!!!***

We’re hoping to sign up over 1,000 children from across Co. Monaghan to take part in the challenge. What is the challenge? To read up to 8 books of your choice over the Summer months. Why? Because you’ve worked hard on reading since September and you don’t want to slide

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Carrickmacross Festival

What a weekend!

  Carrickmacross Street Festival 2022 was a huge success and everything/everyone was so positive. After a three year gap, we all made up for lost time with crowds exceeding previous years at all of the different events.   None of this would be possible without the very hard-working committee, so

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Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Launch of Patrick Kavanagh Centre

There was a huge turnout for the launch of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen this morning. The Patrick Kavanagh Centre preserves, interprets, and celebrates the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh and the surrounding environment. The Centre has been a focal point for Patrick Kavanagh poetry and memorabilia in

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Patrick Kavanagh Mural Carrickmacross Monaghan

Patrick Kavanagh in Colour

You may have noticed…that as part of the Creative Monaghan series there was another amazing mural recently completed in Carrickmacross. Produced by @ominous_omin as part of Monaghan Murals which celebrates the story of Monaghan through high quality international class street art. We had the pleasure of watching the artist at

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Walking Tour

Walking Tours Coming Back!

After a long break the popular The Free Walking Tours of Carrickmacross are back on June 4th! In conjunction with Carrickmacross Street Festival we are starting our weekly walking tour of Carrickmacross as part of the June Festival. Come along and enjoy the story of our town. It is less

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Inver College

Inver College fund raising on Sports Day

Inver College will be fund raising on the end of year Sports Day for past pupil Stephen Kirk. Stephen has stage 4 Glioma a type of tumour that occurs in the brain & spinal cord and he is currently in Texas at the Burzynski Clinic getting treatment. Sports Day is

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Carrickmacross Workhouse Visitor Experience

Workhouse Visitor Experience Launched By Minister Heather Humphreys

Minister Heather Humphreys officially launched the ‘Carrickmacross Workhouse Visitor Experience’ on Thursday, 14th April. The Workhouse Visitor Experience tells the story of life, death and emigration during the 1840s Great Famine. History is brought to life using an Animated Film, Interpretative Artworks, Information Panels, and Architectural Features. Visitors see an

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Joan McNally

Corduff Woman – Joan McNally 100k Ambassador

Local woman, Joan McNally from Corduff is one of 14 Ambassadors from around the country for this years 100k raising funds for Breast Cancer research. Read Joan’s story below:   After finding a lump in my breast I was referred for a mammogram and got an appointment 12 days later.

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Monaghan County Council

Festivals & Events Funding

Festivals & Events funding now available to community/voluntary groups and organisations via the Monaghan County Council Community Development Section for your information: – https://monaghan.ie/communitydevelopment/2022/03/24/monaghan-festivals-and-events-grant-scheme-2022/ Certainly please do feel free to submit an application if eligible and/or share and circulate amongst your contacts if it may be of interest to them

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St Vincent de Paul Volunteers

Volunteers Wanted – Vincent’s Shop Carrickmacross

We are looking for volunteers for Saturdays. We have 2 shifts, 10am – 2pm or 1pm to 5pm. No experience necessary full training will be provided. #volunteer #jointheteam #volunteering #svp #vincents #communityorganizations #meetnewpeople #learnnewskills #carrickmacross #monaghan

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Smart Village Training for Carrickmacross Town

Smart Village Training for Carrickmacross Town

Are you a member of  Club, Community Group, Charity or Business in Carrickmacross? If Yes then you need to get involved in Smart Village Training for Carrickmacross Town. What is a Smart Village? Smart Villages are communities in rural areas that use innovative solutions to improve their resilience, building on

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Feile Patrick Byrne

Féile Patrick Byrne 2022

Since 2007 the Carrickmacross Branch of Comhaltas have organised a traditional music festival in honour of the 19th century harper Patrick Byrne. The festival is held each year on the Palm Sunday weekend and takes place in and around the town of Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. We are very excited about

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