Thank you to everyone who sent in videos for our first ever virtual St Patrick's Day Parade. Don't forget you can still take part by using the hashtag #CarrickmacrossParade if you are posting a video to social media today. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the best videos using this hashtag on social media. Enjoy!!


Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade




Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District are currently organising the annual St. Patricks day parade in Carrickmacross Town.

This year we are going virtual, and we are asking groups, bands, indivudals and businesses interested in participating, to submit a video, no longer than 30 seconds, capturing your St. Patrick’s Day event.  It is important that you have your phone/tablet on the landscape setting when recording and use the hashtag #CarrickmacrossParade. There is a prize award for the best video posted on social media on St. Patrick’s Day using the #CarrickmacrossParade

We must emphasise that all submissions must comply with current Covid-19 restrictions.

Our civic building will be lit up green to celebrate the event and we encourage all businesses with shopfronts to “Turn your Business Green” by decorating your shop windows in honour of our patron saint.

0 3k0 to 3K Beginner Walk To Jog Podcast Programme: Monaghan Sports Partnership 01st March Registration is through Eventbrite: 0-3k Beginner Walk to Jog Podcast Programme is specifically suited for complete beginners, to increase walking fitness and progress to jogging with relative ease. Over a 6-week period, participants will receive two podcasts each week to guide them through each session, making the transition from walking to jogging easier and more fun.

safe imageDonaghmoyne Òg are asking that on Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st of February , you do a 5k run/walk( obeying all Covid rules and regulations) , post a photo on your social media & tag the club , and then donate on our GoFundMe link. All funds raised are being donated to Carrickmacross & Castleblayney Cancer Societies.

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photo 1560012057 4372e14c5085This is a Zoom event and you will get details after you register. You will need 2 smart devices for the quiz (ie 2 phones, tablets, laptops or PCs).

Carrickmacross Tennis Club is a new tennis club for South Monaghan and surrounding areas. We are building 2 courts at Mannan Castle Golf Club, Carrickmacross as the first part of a 5 court floodlit development. New members welcome. Coaching available for all tennis players , new and experienced, young and old.

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Monaghan Imidlntegrated Development are offering one to one life coaching if you are out of work. Details below or visit





Life coaching Jan 21

th 4During January, Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board, (CMETB), will commence the following course modules in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan Town:
* Art - Level 3
* Beauty (Anatomy, Massage, etc.) - Basic and Level 5
* Business Administration (Bookkeeping, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets, etc.) - Levels 3 and 5
* Childcare Modules - Levels 5 and 6
* Communications - Level 5
* Computers (IT Skills, Word, etc.) - Basic to Level 4
* Creative Writing
* English for Business - Level 4
* Health and Fitness
* Health and Safety - Level 3
* Healthcare Modules - Level 5
* Home Repairs and Maintenance - Level 4
* Embroidery
* Flower Arranging
* Maths for Apprentices
* Mindfulness and Stress Control - Basic and Level 3
* Patrick Kavanagh History
* Reading and Writing Skills
* Work Experience - Level 5

For full details of all courses and their locations, see:

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, courses will be a mixture of Online and Classroom sessions.
So, students MUST have access at home to a Computer and Internet/WiFi.

To ENROL, or for more information, contact Cavan/Monaghan Education & Training Board at:
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T: 047 719 14

Carrick Aces Track open during the current lockdown.
The lights will continue to be switched on at the following times:
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 6pm-8.30pm

To safeguard the health of everyone in our community, we're asking all Track users to please follow Government guidelines re social distancing.

Under no circumstances can any group training take place. Strictly individual training only.


HGV Fleet specialists2Monaghan Co. Council is now implementing measures to restrict the movement of HGV’s (Heavy Goods Vehicles) through Main Street, Carrickmacross between the hours of 8am to 5am Monday to Sunday. These restrictions will apply only to vehicles of 3-axle or greater. Under these measures Monaghan Co. Council can issue permits for exemption to the restrictions under section 35 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994 as amended by Section 26 of the Roads Traffic Act, 2004 (44 of 2004).

Signage has now been erected on approach roads alerting drivers of these new restrictions which will come into effect from Monday the 11th of January, 2021.

Download HGV permit application >>

Carrickmacross HGV Restriction Map (PDF) >>