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Humphreys welcomes €3.9 million in funding for Carrickmacross Water Supply Scheme

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:33

Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for the Environment that he has approved €3.9 million in funding for the Carrickmacross Water Supply Scheme.

Speaking on the matter, Deputy Humphreys said:
“I am delighted with the announcement from Minister Hogan that this significant level of funding has been approved.

“This funding is being provided under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 and will allow Monaghan County Council to accept the tender of Veolia Water for the Carrickmacross Water Supply Scheme Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO).

“The contract includes the design, construction and operation of facilities to abstract and pump water from 8 production wells and also the treatment and storage for distribution to the existing network.

“The Minister’s approval today clears the way for Monaghan County Council to accept the tender for this contact and commence construction as soon as possible.

“This contract is part of the overall allocation of €40 million in Water Services in Monaghan over the course of the current Water Services Investment Programme and is further evidence of the Government’s commitment to provide a quality water supply in Co Monaghan,” said Deputy Humphreys.


Carrickmacross Library News

Monday, 07 January 2013 16:34

Extended Opening Hours came into effect this week at Carrickmacross Library, including Saturdays!

We are now open throughout Lunch time, late night to 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am – 1pm. 
The complete hours are as follows:


11.00am – 8.00pm


11.00am – 5.00pm


11.00am – 8.00pm


11.00am – 5.00pm


11.00am – 5.00pm


10.00am – 1.00pm**

We are open through lunchtime everyday
** There will be NO Saturday opening on a Bank Holiday Weekend.

If you would like to join the library and avail of the wide range of books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines, Newspapers, Public PCs and Free Wi-Fi then please bring along Photo ID and additional Proof of Address.  Annual Membership is FREE for Children, Students and OAPS and just €3 for Adults.
Books, Magazines & CDs can be borrowed for a period of 3 weeks, DVDs are for 1 week only.

Parents Guide to Social Networking Sites – Information Talk
A Speaker from Monaghan Youth Information Centres will give a talk to Parents explaining the various Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and 
In Light of recent tragedies as a result of Cyber Bullying this is a good opportunity for Parents to come along and familiarise yourself with the sites that your child is most likely accessing online. 
This talk will take place in Carrickmacross Library on Monday 21st January @ 7.30pm.
To reserve your place please phone 042 9661148.


Good Start to 2013 - Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce

Monday, 07 January 2013 11:39

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who shopped local in Carrickmacross in the run up to Christmas and in to January 2013! There was a great take up on the Chamber vouchers which are always a great Christmas present and can be used as a present through out the year.


Carrickmacross included as part of Eircom’s Fibre Network roll out – Humphreys

Monday, 07 January 2013 11:10

Local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed confirmation from Eircom that Carrickmacross has been included as part of its latest phase of fibre network roll out.

Speaking on the matter, Deputy Humphreys said: “I am delighted with the news today that Carrickmacross has been included as part of the latest stage of Eircom’s fibre roll out plan.

“Once completed this will mean that residents and businesses in the Carrickmacross area will be able to avail of high speed broadband of up to 70Mb.

“This is further good news with regard to the provision of broadband in Co Monaghan and follows up from the announcement last month that Monaghan town has also been included in Phase IV of Eircom’s roll out plan,” said Deputy Humphreys.


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