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Local author RJ Deeds presents debut novel ‘Ulser’

“The book was written in 2007 and parked til the author’s retirement in 2019. He had six positive responses from the seventy odd letters he wrote to publishers, including an expression of interest from Penguin. But utimately RJ signed a book deal with an American publisher Atmosphere Press. He wanted

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Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ scheme

The Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ scheme is being delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country. The Scheme will provide funding for individual tourism and hospitality businesses to develop and increase their own outdoor seating capacity. The scheme opens for applications on

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St Patricks Day Parade 2021

Thank you to everyone who sent in videos for our first ever virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade. Don’t forget you can still take part by using the hashtag #CarrickmacrossParade if you are posting a video to social media today. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the

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Would you like to know more about Pollinator Friendly Plants?

Join us for a FREE Webinar with Dr. Fiona MacGowan, Consultant Ecologist, Botanist and National Tidy Town Adjudicator on 23rd March 2021 at 7.30pm. This webinar is open to individuals, groups, Tidy Town committees, students/teachers, or sports clubs looking to get started or for some advice Register at

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Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Parade 2021

Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade       Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District are currently organising the annual St. Patricks day parade in Carrickmacross Town. This year we are going virtual, and we are asking groups, bands, indivudals and businesses interested in participating, to submit a video, no longer than 30 seconds,

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0 to 3K Beginner Walk To Jog Podcast Programme: Monaghan Sports Partnership

0 to 3K Beginner Walk To Jog Podcast Programme: Monaghan Sports Partnership 01st March Registration is through Eventbrite: 0-3k Beginner Walk to Jog Podcast Programme is specifically suited for complete beginners, to increase walking fitness and progress to jogging with relative ease. Over a 6-week period, participants will receive

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Donaghmoyne Òg – Virtual 5K

Donaghmoyne Òg are asking that on Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st of February , you do a 5k run/walk( obeying all Covid rules and regulations) , post a photo on your social media & tag the club , and then donate on our GoFundMe link. All funds raised are being

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Carrickmacross Tennis Club Virtual Quiz – ONLINE

This is a Zoom event and you will get details after you register. You will need 2 smart devices for the quiz (ie 2 phones, tablets, laptops or PCs). Carrickmacross Tennis Club is a new tennis club for South Monaghan and surrounding areas. We are building 2 courts at Mannan

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FREE Part-Time Courses from JANUARY

During January, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence the following course modules in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan Town:* Art – Level 3* Beauty (Anatomy, Massage, etc.) – Basic and Level 5* Business Administration (Bookkeeping, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets, etc.) – Levels 3 and 5* Childcare Modules – Levels 5

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‘Lights on for the Public’ – Carrick Aces Track

Carrick Aces Track open during the current lockdown.The lights will continue to be switched on at the following times:Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 6pm-8.30pm To safeguard the health of everyone in our community, we’re asking all Track users to please follow Government guidelines re social distancing. Under no circumstances can any

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HGV Restrictions Carrickmacross

Monaghan Co. Council is now implementing measures to restrict the movement of HGV’s (Heavy Goods Vehicles) through Main Street, Carrickmacross between the hours of 8am to 5am Monday to Sunday. These restrictions will apply only to vehicles of 3-axle or greater. Under these measures Monaghan Co. Council can issue permits

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Chemists Christmas Opening Hours

Doctor’s in Carrickmacross: GP Carrickmacross: (042) 966 3233 Dr Pascal Larney: (042) 966 1274 Carrick House Family Practice – Dr Laura Breen (042) 969 0222 Dr On Call Address: 21, 23 Bleaberry Walk, Bree, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, A75 E627, IrelandHours: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PMPhone: +353 1850 777 911 Below are

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2020 has presented a unique challenge and Carrickmacross has responded by going online and supporting local businesses who are online through is a collective of online retailers in Carrickmacross offering both an opportunity for the shopper, to support local Irish businesses, and for Carrickmacross retailers to reach customers

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Christmas Message of Hope: Cathaoirleach Cllr Aidan Campbell

  Photo by Pat Byrne Speaking during the week the Cathaoirleach of the Castleblayney/Carrickmacross Municiple District Cllr Aidan Campbell has being wishing that this Christmas we need a message of hope in what has been a strange and challenging year.   The people who walked in darkness have seen a

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Brass Funds For Carrickmacross Lions Club

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with some wonderful guests this year to help celebrate Christmas 2020 . Faced with the many challenges presented by Covid, we are working on bringing you some socially distanced Christmas music to get you in a festive mood. In doing

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FREE Part-Time Courses from January

During January, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence the following course modules in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan Town. For full details of all courses and their locations, see: NOTE: Due to COVID-19, courses will be a mixture of Online and Classroom sessions. So, students MUST have access at

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St Mary’s Castleblayney 10k Fun Run

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year our 16th annual 10k will be virtual, you can take part from the 26th Dec – 1st January. You can donate via the link Get those running shoes on, Keep safe!  

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Virtual GOAL Mile 2020

This years GOAL mile  will be taking place virtually. Walk/jog/run a mile between December 24th-26th, or any time over the Christmas period.  See their Facebook page for more details:

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Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Calendar 2021

Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Calendar for 2021 is on sale right now in Keegans, Birdy’s Newsagents and Cassidy’s Fuel station. We ask that you help support us for 2021 by purchasing one of our calendar’s.  Most of all Please Support our Local Businesses if ever they needed support it is now.

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