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Carrickmacross Toy Library

Carrickmacross Toy Library – On the move

Unfortunately, the Castleblayney Road premises has not worked out as we had hoped Sadly, it was just not meant to be. A very big thanks to everybody who pitched in over the past few months, and to you, our members, for your patience and understanding Exciting times are on the

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Local Link

New Local Link for Carrickmacross

TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan are very excited about the new 171 route connecting people in Shercock, Carrickmacross, Inniskeen and Dundalk. Feedback from the passengers says the the new electric buses are very comfortable and drivers are great. The 171 operates 5 return trips Monday to Saturday and 4 return

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Minor Final

Good Luck to Monaghan in All Ireland Minor Final

It’s the Electric Ireland GAA All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Final! Monaghan GAA and Derry GAA go head-to-head at 1 pm on Sunday the 9th There are a number of players from Carrickmacross and the surrounding parishes playing for the County and we wish them all the best!

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Carrickmacross Workhouse

Free Part Time and Full Time Courses

During September, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence a range of free courses in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, and Monaghan Town, including: * Accounting (Manual and Computerised) – Level 5 * Anatomy and Physiology – Level 5 * Art and Design – Level 3 * Book-Keeping (Manual and Computerised)

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Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award Tme

Yep, that time of year again. The Kavanagh Poetry Award 2023 is open for entries. Check out our website for details and guidelines. This years entries will be adjudicated by the frankly terrific Victoria Kennefick, whose poetry collection ‘Eat Or We Both Starve’ was published in 2021 to widespread acclaim,

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The Lace Gallery Interior

What to see in Carrickmacross

Check out the great post from Monaghan Tourism about what to see  in Carrickmacross A local’s guide to Carrickmacross – where to go and what to see in Carrickmacross, Monaghan

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Carrickmacross Festival Poster

Johnny Brady to Join the Festival Line Up – Friday

Carrickmacross Festival are delighted to announce that Johnny Brady will be joining us on Friday evening at the main stage to perform a surprise gig. The wonderful Ruaile Buaile will be playing for after the parade (which is lining up to be the biggest parade ever) and Johnny will take

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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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