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Walking Tours of Carrickmacross

The Walking Tour of Carrickmacross aims to bring alive the vibrant history of the Town, including the Famine Times, the two families who owned the town for many years: The Shirley Estate and the Bath Estate, and the War of Independence. Carrickmacross has had many famous residents, including Daniel McGovern

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Down syndrome north east

Summer Camp Assistant Volunteers Needed 2023

Tasks: The Down Syndrome Centre North East is running a 6 week summer programme of activities for children with Down syndrome this July & August. Summer activity assistants are required to assist with various classes and sessions across the week as children will loosely be grouped by age, and their

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Dog Park

New Dog Park Open – Ruff

The Dog Park is now open and it is expected to be a place that people will enjoy with their pets and use the dog bins This is an initiative of Carrickmacross Tidy Towns to help tackle dog foul on footpaths. The park was supported and developed by Carrickmacross Castleblayney

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Countywide Litter Picks – Get Involved

As part of National Spring Clean 2023, Tidy Towns Groups around County Monaghan are coming together and are holding litter picks. These litter picks will take place between the 25th of April and 12th of May. This is a great opportunity for people to join in and clean up their areas and our County. A list

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Reconditioned Bin

Tidy Town’s Reconditioned Bins Project

As part of The Carrickmacross entry in the Best Kept Town Competition and the Tidy Town Competition, the Tidy Town Committee have been working on a project with the Municipal District to bring the street bins back to their former glory. They are being reconditioned by Francie Marron F&F Shotblasting

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craft in the library

Are you looking for a new hobby or a social outlet?

 Join us for a Free 6 week Creative Crafting Course starting next Wednesday from 10am – 11:15am. This course is designed for complete beginners – no experience necessary! Places are limited. Bookings can only be taken at library desk or phone 042 9661148

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Monaghan Tourism Have Your Say

New Tourism Strategy

#Monaghan County Council (Monaghan Tourism) is in the process of developing a new Tourism Strategy for the county for the next 5 years which will set out a clearly articulated, refreshed vision for driving sustainable, innovative, resilient and inclusive tourism sector growth in Monaghan. 💻🌲🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Have your say –

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Easter egg poster

Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt

The Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt is back!! It will run for 2 weeks from the 1st of April. Pick up your forms from Birdy’s Newsagents, Keegan’s Nearby, Hand Footwear, and return them to the same spot! The closing date for the forms is Saturday the 15th of

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St Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day Winners

Best Float 1st Prize –  Lisdoonan Vintage & Heritage Club – Sponsor – Gift & Things Carrickmacross 2nd Prize –  6th Monaghan Scouts – Killanny Inniskeen Sponsor – Carrickmacross Credit Union   Best Band 1st Prize – Aughnamullen East Pipe Band Sponsor – ERA Tobin Estate Agents 2nd Prize – Corduff Pipe Band Sponsor –

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Supermac’s in Carrickmacross Get’s the Thumbs Up from FRC

The Food Review Club visited Carrickmacross after having an questionable experience in Supermac’s in Dublin. “REDEMPTION TIME 🍔 Last time we visited Supermac’s we gave it one of our worst scores EVER! However we apparently visited the worst Supermac’s in Ireland so this time we venture out of Dublin to

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Monaghan County Council

St Patrick’s Day Temporary Closing Of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of its intention to close the following road in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney in County Monaghan: Date of Closure: 17th March 2023 Times: 2pm to 6pm To Facilitate: St Patrick’s Day Parade Road Closed: R927-3, from Castle Road to Castleblaney Rd  R178-6, from Dundalk

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Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day Volunteers Needed

Daffodil Day is on Friday, March 24th . If you can help Carrickmacross Cancer Society by selling daffodils, counting money or serving tea/coffee to sellers please give your name to Marian Maggs at 086 280  61977 or Pauline at 087 949 9335.

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Feile Patrick Byrne 2023

Féile Patrick Byrne Festival 2023

Féile Patrick Byrne festival will from Thursday 30th March to Palm Sunday 2nd April. On Thursday 30th March there will be the formal opening and annual lecture with Irish Times columnist Frank McNally. We hope to follow this with a dedicated singing session. On Friday 31st Belfast singer Gráinne Holland

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Chamber Meeting

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce are holding a meeting for Business Owners on March 22nd at 7pm in the Shirley Arms Hotel. The aim of the meeting is to listen to the concerns of businesses and try to find solutions, bring you up to date on the work the Committee has

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St Patricks Day Carrickmacross

Large Crowd Expected at 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 Friday, 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 Shoes

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Carrickmacross Cancer

Carrickmacross Cancer Society Public Meeting 2023

Carrickmacross Cancer Society Public Meeting takes place in the Shirley Arms Hotel at 8pm on Thursday March 16th. The guest speaker is a local doctor from the Avenue Practice who will talk about general health. Some of the Committee Members are standing down after many years of voluntary service. Five

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Carrickmacross Workhouse Logo

Free Part Time Courses in Carrickmacross Workhouse

FREE PART-TIME COURSES FROM MARCH & APRIL During March and April, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence a range of free courses in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, and Monaghan Town, including: * Art * Beauty (Introduction, Personal Care and Presentation, etc.) – Levels 2 and 5 * Business Administration

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St Patricks Day Parade

Take Part in the St Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us once again and we are taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. that wish to take part in this year’s fun! We are anxious to recreate last year’s success and make this year’s parade even bigger and better! There will be prizes

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Carrickmacross Workhouse


On Saturday, 11th February 1843, the first adult and children ‘inmates’ were admitted to Carrickmacross Workhouse, which was built two years prior. It was one of 130 Workhouses built throughout Ireland pre-famine, between 1841 and 1843. A further 33 Workhouses were built post-famine, between 1850 and 1851. WORKHOUSE VISITOR EXPERIENCE

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Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Litter Pick

Carrickmacross Tidy Towns are organising a litter pick for Sunday the 12th of February at 10.30pm meeting at the Civic Centre. They are inviting all members of the community in Carrickmacross to take part see post on for other languages. Carrickmacross Tidy Towns are asking that people use recyclable

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