The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in the Phoenix Leisure Centre, Carrickmacross on the following days: Wednesday 30th January, 2013 & Thursday 31st January, 2013 from 5.00pm to 8.30pm

Help Ensure Essential Blood Supplies Are Always Available By Giving Blood Regularly.

New and lapsed donors always needed!

If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years), over 7st.12 lbs (50kg) and have not donated in the last 90 days, please make a special effort to come along.

Help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available.

Remember YOU can make a difference.

For further details, please contact our lo-call Donor Information Line 1850 – 73 11 37 or John Healy, Area Organiser at our Ardee Regional Office, 041 – 685 9994 or www.giveblood.ie.

Deputy Seán Conlan TD welcomes the announcement of an allocation of €250,000 by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for the Carrickmacross to Dundalk Road in 2013 and a €161,000 which has been allocated to Carrickmacross Town Council.
Deputy Conlan stated that he was “pleased with the announcement from Government today that a total of €411,300 has been allocated to the Carrickmacross area. This is great news for the residents of Carrickmacross and the surrounding area”.

Deputy Conlan stated that he is “delighted with the allocation of €250,000 to fund improvements to the Carrickmacross to Dundalk Road. This road is a commuter route for many from the greater Carrickmacross area who commute daily to Dundalk and the continuation of road improvements on this busy stretch of road will make the journey safer and easier for all”.
The Deputy called on the people of Carrickmacross to bring road issues to his attention, or to the attention of local Town Council representatives so that the works which are necessary can be carried out by Carrickmacross Town Council in the wake of this announcement.
Deputy Conlan in welcoming the allocation of funding says “this is evidence of this Government's commitment to infrastructural improvements in the Carrickmacross region”

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.

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:

Monday

11.00am – 8.00pm

Tuesday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday

11.00am – 8.00pm

Thursday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Friday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday

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 Ask.fm. 
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.

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.

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.

The Town Council's night of celebrations was hosted by An Meara Bhaile Darcy Lonergan, in conjunction with Carrickmacross Town Council & Tidy Towns Committee. It was a night to celebrate the achievements made by the Carrickmacross community in 2012 including:

  • Gold Medal Winners Tidy Towns Award 2012
  • Pride of Place 2012 Certificate Award
  • Retail Excellence Award 2012.

Christina McMahon was also honored in respect of her recent win of the Celtic Warrior Women's Bantamweight Title.

Community and voluntary organisations throughout the town were represented at the celebrations on Wednesday evening in the new Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross. Also in attendance were County Council Chairman Cllr. Hughie McElvaney, Town Councillors, Council Staff, members of Tidy Towns and Chamber of Commerce.

 

Awards received by Carrickmacross in 2012
Council Members & Staff
Community Organisation Members

From Monday 7th January Carrickmacross Branch Library are extending opening hours to include Lunchtimes, Wednesdays, and Saturday mornings from 10am – 1pm.

The new hours will be as follows:

Monday

11.00am – 8.00pm

Tuesday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday

11.00am – 8.00pm

Thursday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Friday

11.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday

10.00am – 1.00pm**

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

Monaghan Sub Aqua Search & Recovery Unit are selling their Charity Calendars, which they were prepared to strip off for, to raise money for the Unit and Monaghan Lions Club.  Available in many shops throughout the County and to buy online at www.golo.ie for , €8 each.  You can listen to Emma Gollogy on Ryan Turbidy talking about Monaghan Sub Aqua and the calendar.