chamber christmas 2020 social postShop Locally in Carrickmacross and get your Free Ticket to the €5000 Chamber of Commerce Draw.

The draws for €1000 take place on Nov 27th, Dec 4th, Dec 11th, Dec 18th and Dec 23rd.

The tickets can be placed in the Drum in the Market Square Shopping Centre.

We want to encourage consumers and businesses to “look locally” when buying products and services for Christmas to help support the economy.


safe image1Water quality in our rivers, lakes, groundwater, and coastal waters has deteriorated in recent years. We need urgent action to halt this decline and reverse the damage.
The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are asking for your views and comments on what needs to happen for the next six-years that can make a difference for water quality, nature, climate, and local communities.
Come along to an online meeting for PPN Members on Tuesday 30th November at 7pm and let your views be heard.

The purpose of this meeting, which will comprise of a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion, is to consider the issues affecting water quality in Monaghan’s rivers and lakes, and what is proposed to protect and restore them as outlined in the Draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027. Participants will also be informed as to how they can go about making submission on the Draft River Basin Management Plan.
The Draft Plan was published in September by the Government and is open for public consultation period until 31st March 2022. You can download it here:

You can also learn more about the Draft Plan via the Virtual Public Consultation Room and make a make a submission on the plan here:
If you wish to attend, please register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

allotments1Carrick Community Allotments Ltd, situated in the heart of the town of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan was established twelve years ago. It consists of a community orchard, sensory garden, vegetable plots, greenhouse and many other features. It is wonderful oasis of peace, colour and, in summer, abundance for all who visit.

This video hopes to give a flavour of life as a plot-holder, parent or volunteer in CCA. It is a celebration of gardening, friendship, and the wonderful rewards nature gives to those who work and respect the soil. Our thanks to Fiona Mc Entee, of Monaghan Co Council for facilitating a grant from Healthy Ireland. We are very grateful to Pat Byrne who spent many hours filming, editing and finally producing this record of a wonderful achievement for the town of Carrickmacross.

Music by Barry Jay Hughes


IMG 3281Carrickmacross Tidy Town Committee are delighted with the results of the national competition today.
Not only did they retain the Gold Medal for the 8th year in a row, they also won a Special Innovation award for the circular economy!
This was for the Reverse Vending Machine for plastic bottles pilot project.
This will hopefully be rolling out nationwide next year.

Christmas Flyer Custom dimensions Custom dimensionsThe Christmas Lights Switch On Weekend will be very special this year! We have Santa arriving in Carrickmacross at the Shirley Arms at 6pm on Friday November 19th and the children will bring him up the town to turn on the lights with new friends Elsa and the Big Bears! There will be music form An Lochrann Linn Band and DJ Wesz.

On Saturday afternoon we will have Free Live Music outdoors on Main Street from our local talent: Steadfast Bass Band, St. Louis School Choir, Born 2 Preform, Cantemus Choir, Ben Troy and Brendan McCahey and his band! Bring your fold up chair and an umbrella in case!

On Sunday the Carrickmacross Festival are holding a Drive-in Movie afternoon with 2 festive movies in the car park behind Supervalu.  

These events are free and are sponsored by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce and the Festival Committee so show your support and shop local this Christmas.





CoursesDuring this month, December and January, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence the following course modules in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan Town:
* Accounting (Manual and Computerised) - Level 5
* Business Administration - Level 5
* Childcare (Child Development, Creative Arts for Early Childcare, etc.) - Levels 5 and 6
* Communications - Levels 3 and 5
* Computers - Beginners to Level 4
* Flower Arranging - Introductory Course
* Genealogy - Introductory Course
* Information Technology Skills - Level 4
* Internet Skills - Level 3
* Mindfulness and Personal Effectiveness - Level 3
* Stress Management - Introductory Course
* Word Processing - Levels 3, 4 and 5
For full details of all Courses, Locations and Reference Codes, see:
To ENROL, either:
1) Contact Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board at:
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - for a faster response time, contact via email
T: 047 719 14
2) Register with
Use the Course Reference Codes provided at:

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District

Public Consultation – Proposed Parking Control Schemes

Draft Carrickmacross Town Parking Control Scheme 2021

Draft Castleblayney Town Parking Control Scheme 2021

councilImageIn accordance with Section 131A of and Schedule 14A to the Local Government Act 2001 (as inserted by section 21(3) and 21(4) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014), and as provided for under Section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District intends to adopt the above Parking Control Schemes.  

The draft Parking Control Schemes, together with associated mapping and a briefing note, shall be available for review on Monaghan County Council’s website,, for a four- week period, commencing Friday the 5th of November 2021. You may submit your views/comments by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 5pm on Friday the 3rd of December 2021.

The draft Parking Control Schemes, together with associated mapping, shall also be available for inspection at Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, during normal office hours (9.30am- 4.30pm), from Friday the 5th of November 2021. Please contact the above-mentioned offices, via telephone on 042 9661236 or alternatively via Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to  arrange an appointment to view the draft Schemes. Hardcopy submissions with respect to the draft Schemes may be made in writing to:


A/Municipal District Co-Ordinator, Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road,

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan A81 RY22

no later than 5pm on Friday the 3rd of December 2021.


Residents on a street or portion of a street where parking is restricted to a period of 2 Hours during business hours, 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, may apply for an exemption Permit.

Application forms and particulars are available here:

Application Forms

Please note that the following conditions/eligibility criteria:

  • Maximum of one Permit per residence
  • Residence must be owner-occupied
  • Applications will not be considered where there is car parking available for one or more vehicles within the curtilage of the residence/premises
  • Parking Permit issued in respect of one vehicle only
  • Parking Permit to be displayed on vehicle at all times


Community Health Reminder:
A monitored, public Defibrillator is located on the Shercock Road, outside the Entrance Gates to Carrickmacross Workhouse (EirCode A81 E372).
The Defibrillator can be accessed 24-hours a day, all year.
The easy-to-use Defibrillator is stored in an easy-to-open heated cabinet, and is checked weekly.
Please spread the word - you may save a life!

NEMSInterested in joining the North East Musical and Dramatic Society. NEMS
You have the option of auditioning for a lead role or being in the chorus and dancer.

NOTE: No audition necessary for chorus and dancer.
Rehearsals are due to start in Inver College on Tuesday, 2nd November at 8pm-10pm.

The musical to be staged is "9 to 5".
A fun and upbeat musical which guarantees fun for all and will be nice to get involved in something for YOU.


NEMS9to5PLEASE register as soon as possible because final numbers are needed before rehearsals begin: Click here to register:

See their Facebook page for more information:

opendoorOpen Door Exhibition Launch
Culture Night
Friday 17th Sept. 19:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend. The limited capacity of 50 guests. As per Public Health Guidance at the time of the launch, refreshments may be served.

“Reflections on the Past” is a body of work from a group of artists who have drawn upon memories and images from their life's at various times throughout the years.

Artists: Niall Cunningham. Sinead Callan, Kathleen Coleman, Gloria Doohan. Angela Doran, Carmel Farrell, Marie Kelly. Catherine Mc Hugh. Michelle Mc Hugh , Antoinette McCahey. Brigid McKenna, Helen McCluskey. Claire McCaul. Denise Deighan. Maria Rooney.
Culture Night is brought to you by The Arts Council in partnership with Monaghan County Council.
Cuireann an Chomhairle Ealaíon Oíche Chultúir i láthair, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin