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

ShopFrontFunding Announced for Shopfronts

A new scheme aimed at giving the towns and villages of rural Ireland a facelift through refreshing the front of premises has this week been announced by Minister Heather Humphreys’ Department of Rural & Community Development. Streetscape Enhancement Initiative will provide funding to property owners to improve the facades of their buildings, and is part of the government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ initiative.

In Co. Monaghan, three towns have been selected to benefit from the scheme: Monaghan town,

Ballybay and Carrickmacross. An allocation of €220,000 has been made to the county, and Monaghan County Council has been tasked with preparing schemes for each town which will make best use of the available funding.

Monaghan County Council is now inviting premises owners to make contact if they are interested in participating in the Scheme. At this initial stage, detailed documentation is not required, just an idea of what you want to do, and how much it is going to cost.

Read more here >>

councilImageMonaghan County Council in conjunction with The Paul Hogarth Company has developed a Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan for the village of Inniskeen. We now invite you to have your say and help us shape the Public Realm Spatial Plan so that it accurately reflects the needs of the village both now and in the future.

An online Webinar, providing an overview of the Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan, took place on Tuesday 17th August 2021. A recording of this Webinar may be accessed here.

The Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan, together with summary “Consultation Boards”, are available at the following links:

INNISKEEN CONSULTATION BOARDS (PDF)

INNISKEEN SPATIAL PLAN DRAFT (PDF)

You are strongly encouraged to review these documents in advance of making any submission.

This Public Consultation process shall run for a three-week period, from Wednesday the 18th August 2021 to Wednesday the 8th of September 2021. You may submit your views/comments via the completion of the dedicated online survey and/or by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 5pm on Wednesday the 8th of September 2021.

It is understood that online information cannot be accessed by everyone. The Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan shall also be available for inspection at Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, during normal office hours (9.30am- 4.30pm), from Wednesday the 18th August 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 Plan. Hardcopy/handwritten submissions with respect to the Draft Plan may be made in writing to:

Mr. Damien Thornton,
A/Municipal District Co-Ordinator,
Carrickmacross Civic Offices,
Riverside Road,
Carrickmacross,
Co. Monaghan
A81 RY22

no later than 5pm on Wednesday the 8th of September 2021.

ONLINE SURVEY

councilImageMonaghan County Council in conjunction with The Paul Hogarth Company has developed a Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan for the village of Inniskeen. We now invite you to have your say
and help us shape the Public Realm Spatial Plan so that it accurately reflects the needs of the village both now and in the future.
Please join us for an initial online webinar, on the Draft Spatial Plan, on Tuesday the 17th August 2021 at 7pm. The webinar shall be accessible via the following link:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497585137

Following the webinar, the Draft Plan, together with summary supporting documentation, shall be available for review on Monaghan County Council’s website, www.monaghan.ie, for a three week period, commencing Wednesday the 18th August 2021. You may submit your views/comments via the completion of a dedicated online survey and/or by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 5pm on Wednesday the 8th of September 2021.

It is understood that online information cannot be accessed by everyone. The Draft Public Realm Spatial Plan shall also be available for inspection at Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, during normal office hours (9.30am- 4.30pm), from Wednesday the 18th August 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 Plan.

Hardcopy/handwritten submissions with respect to the Draft Plan may be made in writing to:
Mr. Damien Thornton,
A/Municipal District Co-Ordinator,
Carrickmacross Civic Offices,
Riverside Road,
Carrickmacross,
Co. Monaghan
A81 RY22

no later than 5pm on Wednesday the 8th of September 2021.

cctv 1Monaghan County Council proposes to install CCTV cameras on Main Street and St. Macartan Terrace in Carrickmacross Town. The purpose of this measure is to deter anti-social behaviour and prevent crime thereby providing a safer environment for the benefit of the whole community.

It is proposed to install 24 CCTV cameras at 8 locations throughout the Town Centre, all of which has been agreed with An Garda Síochána.

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection during normal office hours (9.30am- 4.30pm) at Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

CARRICKMACROSS CCTV – DOWNLOAD PUBLIC CONSULTATION PDF HERE >>

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed scheme may be made in writing to:

Mr. Damien Thornton,
Carrickmacross Civic Offices,
Riverside Road,
Carrickmacross,
Co. Monaghan
A81 RY22

no later than 4pm on Friday the 30th July 2021.

DesignThinkingInnovating Communities, is a project led by Monaghan Integrated Development here in County Monaghan.

The project’s online Idea Generation Workshop for Carrickmacross and Surrounds on Monday 26th July at 7.30-8pm. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/161796392365

What ideas do you have for Carrickmacross and its surrounding areas? Bring them to this quick 30 minute online brainstorming session! Wild and wonderful welcome J
If you cannot make it, you can send on ideas in email or log them in the Challenge Bank on the project website.

Innovating Communities is a 2 year project that will deliver free facilitated training in 'Design Thinking' which is a Creative Problem Solving process. This process will be taught through a series of free Courses addressing ideas identified by local people. Your ideas might inform a new free Course which will support you act on the idea/s - check out the current active Courses at www.innovating.ie/training. Have a think about your ideas beforehand so you are prepared and ready to share and discuss on the evening!

Please share the event with anyone you think would benefit. If you have an interest in and ideas for your community and local area, the workshop and Innovating Communities is for you!

 

For more info, visit www.innovating.ie / contact Collette This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 087 176 1732.

councilImageTemporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following road in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross/Castleblayney in County Monaghan:

 

Dates and Times: Monday 28th June 2021 to Saturday 3th of July 2021 (19.30hrs – 07.00hrs) & Monday 5th of July 2021 to Saturday 10th of July 2021 (19.30hrs – 07.00hrs)

To Facilitate: Road Resurfacing Works at Night Carrickmacross Main Street and the Junction with the R179-5 Kingscourt Rd.

Road Closed: R 927-3 and the R179 in the townlands Cloughvalley Upper and Drummond Otra of Co. Monaghan.

 

Diversion Route:

Traffic wishing to travel on the R-179-5 to Kingscourt via Main Street R927-3 will be diverted via the LP4052-0 onto the R178 to Shercock. From Shercock turn left onto R162 and continue to Kingscourt.

Traffic wishing to travel on the R927-3 to Ardee via Main Street R927-3 will be diverted via the N2-2 onto the N2-11 taking 2nd exit from the roundabout onto the R927-4 (Oriel Rd) and turn right onto the LP4921 and continue to Ardee.

Traffic wishing to travel to Dundalk via Main Street R927-3 will be diverted via the N2-2 on the N2-11 taking 1st exit from the roundabout onto the R178-7 and continue to Dundalk.

Traffic wishing to travel to R179-6 Cullaville/Crossmaglen via Main Street will be diverted via LS8510-0 (Rockdaniel Rd)

All detours will be signposted to direct traffic.

 

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

Gareth Mc Mahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

 

24th of June 2021

digital strategy 1024x575The Digital Strategy is a County strategy which has been informed by a series of stakeholders’ surveys, engagements and interviews. It features a range of focus areas and two specific headline projects which will aim to enhance Co. Monaghan’s reputation as an agri-food producer and as an inclusive, forward looking Digital Council.

The Digital Strategy will be launched by Minister Humphreys, Aidan Mckenna from Enterprise Ireland who chairs the County Digital Steering Group; Claire Cunningham, Aura internet, vice-chairperson of the Steering Group and Cllr Aidan Campbell, newly elected Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co. Council.

The event will be live streamed on this link at 2pm: https://www.youtube.com/c/FabianMuphyVideoServices/live

To download the Digital Strategy and read more please click here >>