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Carrickmacross honoured at the All-Island Pride of Place Competition

Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:57

PRESS RELEASE 05/11/2012

2012 IPB Pride of Place Award Winners Announced

Carrickmacross honoured at the All-Island Pride of Place Competition

At a gala awards ceremony in Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday last, 3 November, Carrickmacross took one of the top prizes in the ‘All-Island IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland’.

More than 900 representatives from practically every county in Ireland attended the event where the winners of the 10th consecutive annual competition revealed. They were announced by Will Leahy, 2FM presenter.


Read more: Carrickmacross honoured at the All-Island Pride of Place Competition


€82,000 in funding secured for Carrickmacross Youth Café - Humphreys

Thursday, 08 November 2012 14:05

Local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD, that €82,000 in funding is to be provided for the establishment of a Youth Café in Carrickmacross.


Deputy Humphreys said the funding was forthcoming following a long process and she praised the efforts of Mary Lynch, Youth Work Ireland, who she had been liaising closely with to ensure that the application for funding would be successful.


“I am absolutely delighted to receive confirmation from the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD today that over €82,000 in funding is to be provided for the development of a Youth Café at the premises of the old Presbyterian Church in Carrickmacross.


“This is a project that I have been working closely on together with Mary Lynch, Regional Director of Youth Work Ireland. When Minister Fitzgerald visited the constituency last February, I arranged for her to visit the excellent Youth Café facility that is in place in Castleblayney. While she was there, the Minister met members of Carrickmacross Youth Club who impressed upon her the importance of a Youth Café to the area.


“Since then, I have been raising the Carrickmacross project with the Minister on an on-going basis and I am delighted with the news today.


“I want to pay tribute to the huge work that Mary Lynch has put into making this project a success. This project is a major boost to the Carrickmacross community and it will provide young people with a safe, alcohol free environment in which to socialise with their friends,” said Deputy Humphreys.



Rumble in Dublin

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:57

Christina Marks McMahon will be back in the ring this Saturday night in the National Basketball Arena, fighting for the inaugural Celtic Warrior title.

Carrickmacross Boxing Club will be running a bus to and from the Event for more information contact Lee Martin or Paddy Kwan or the Phoenix Leisure Centre. For tickets contact Frick (087) 2550505 or see Facebook

Good luck Christina!


Halloween Party

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:01

Feile Samhain 2012 takes place again.

Emmet Centre, Carrickmacross

31st October

Gates Open @ 6:30pm

Fire Works – Fancy Dress Prizes

Music by Hush

Presented by Carrickmacross Town Council in association with An Garda Siochana.



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