Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
The Carrickmacross branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is part of a larger organisation known as Ireland’s Premier Cultural Movement. To its friends this organisation is better known as Comhaltas, founded back in 1951. Comhaltas is today rooted in everyone of the thirty-two counties of Ireland. It also has branches in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Sweden, Sardinia and Italy bringing the total to 400. Its aims are to promote Irish traditional music, song and dance, and to foster and promote the Irish Language. The Carrickmacross branch was formed in the later part of 1971. Thirty years on, the branch is still live and active and with up to fifty members its future looks very good.
Contact: Finian McCluskey
Tel: 042 9662850
Founded in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St, Dublin on 28th December 1898 by Fr James A Cullen. The Pioneer Association promotes absentisim. Pioneer Associations in south Monaghan, co-ordinate days out and promote absentisim. Pioneer Association operate in Carrickmacross, Donaghmoyne, Killanny, Inniskeen, and Magheracloone.
Carrickmacross Theatrical Society
The Carrickmacross Theatrical Society produce a pantomimeevery 2years – the last production was of Jesus Christ Superstar (musical) in April 2002. Barbara Reay is director of the Speech and Drama school in An Lochlann Linn Hall. For more information you can contact Tom Clark, producer/director on 042 966 4541
new hat theatre co
new hat theatre co was formed to foster new writing and performance talent. It has produced one original production “Mad About You” which was well received by sold out Carrick audiences. It has brought the acclaimed comedy revue “Funny Girls” to town. It orgainised a writing workshop with professional writer Michael Harding and it has sponsored a local recipient to attend a weekend writing workshop with Dublin based Fishamble Theatre Co. The company was formed by Alan Donnelly, Michael Downey and Eileen Gordon-Lonergan. The cast & crew are a mixture of both experienced and new talent.
For more information please contact us:
new hat theatre co, 32 Main Street Suite 1a, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Tel: 042 969 2510 Fax: 042 969 2510
Carrickmacross Celtic Supporters Club
Match Bookings: 042 966 3366
Meetings: McNally’s Lounge, Main St, Carrickmacross
1st Monday of every month
The Carrickmacross Celtic Supporters Club was set up on the 30th July 2001 following a meeting which took place in McNally’s Tavern. The club committee was elected on the night and the Club now boasts approximately 230 members. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month in McNally’s at 9.00pm. These meetings are held specifically for club members to voice their opinions, to find out about upcoming trips, club events, general information about the club, etc. Club news will also appear in The Northern Standard and Dundalk Democrat on a weekly basis. For further information about the Club contact Brian Keenan (Club Chairman) at the above number or phone 087 250 8058.
Macra na Feirme
Macra na Feirme organises activities around eight areas: Sports and Social, Travel, Competitions, Arts and Culture, Farming, Rural Development, Education and Leadership Training. Currently Macra na Feirme has 8,000 members in 300 clubs. Approximately one-third of Macra members are involved in farming, with males making up 60% of the membership and females 40%. Macra is a democratic organisation and every member is entitled to air their opinions at club, regional and national level.
St. Mary’s Band, Broomfield
St. Mary’s Band are currently the holders of the All Ireland Senior Miscellaneous Band Title for the third year in a row, an achievement that is very rare. We have also taken part in numerous band competitions throughout Eire and the six counties and hold an annual Christmas recital for the patients and staff of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblayney and the three local churches in the parish. The band has 45 members, both boys and girls from the age of 6 to 23 years of age, who meet once a week in the local halls of Broomfield and Toome. St. Mary’s Band are a miscellaneous band, which means they play a variety of instrument such as drums, accordions, whistles, flutes and tambourines. Many members also carry flags and we have some mini majorettes who twirl pom-pom’s and sticks. St. Mary’s Band are resplendent in red and white, the local colours, and their uniform and flags are trimmed with gold. Their dedicated teacher is Francie McCusker from Madden in Co. Armagh.
3rd Monaghan Scouting Ireland C.S.I Carrickmacross
We are the 3rd Monaghan Scout Troop Carrickmacross. We are a national youth organisation for boys and girls aged between 6yrs and 24yrs. We have been in existence in Carrickmacross for 70 years this year having started in 1932. We have our Scout Den on O Neill Street in town beside the Catholic Church. Our activities include Hiking, Canoeing, Camping, Abseiling and many other pursuits.
Contact: Unit Leader Jimmy Cunningham
Tel: 087 2421511
Recruitment: All section recruit in September
Other social groups in the area:
Steadfast Brass Band
Friends of the Eldery