MapPublic notice on Notice of Intention to Renew Prospecting Licence with map and listed townlands:

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Notice of Intention to Renew Prospecting Licence - PDF

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Prospecting Licence Area PDF

Townlands affected:

Aghlattacru, Annacroff, Ballyloughan, Coolaha, Coolderry (E.D. Ballymackney), Coolreagh, Coolremony, Corcrin, Corcuilloge, Corduff (Kelly), Corkeeran, Cornacarrow, Cortober, Derrylavan, Doohatty, Drumcargy, Drumever, Drumgoan, Drumhillagh, Drummond Otra, Kilmactrasna, Kinallybane, Kinallyduff, Leons Beg, Leonsgarve or Leons (McKenna), Lisanisk, Liscorran, Losset, Magheraboy, Magheross, Monaltybane, Monaltyduff, Mullaghmacateer, Mullaghmeen, Nure Beg, Nure More (E.D. Ballymackney), Nure More (E.D. Lough Fea), Part of Nure Beg, Radrumskean, Rahans (E.D. Donaghmoyne), Rossdreenagh, Shanmullagh, Stradeen, Trostan, Tullyallen, Tullynaskeagh East, Tullynaskeagh West.

christmas treeMonaghan County Council

Emergency Cover arrangements for the Christmas period

The Offices of Monaghan County Council including the offices of the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones, Municipal District of Monaghan will be closed on Monday 23rd December, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and will re-open on Monday 30th December, 2019 at 9.15 a.m.

The Offices will close again on Wednesday 1st January, 2020 and re-open on Thursday 2nd January, 2020 at 9:15 a.m.

The Motor Taxation Office at Market Street, Monaghan will close to the public on Monday 23rd December, 2019 at 3.00 pm and will re-open to the public on Monday 30th December 2019 at 9.30 a.m. The office will close at 1pm on Tuesday 31st December, remaining closed on Wednesday 1st January 2020 and re-opening Thursday 2nd January.

In emergency cases only, the following numbers may be contacted.

Area   Contact Person Phone Number
Machinery Yard Damien Stirrat 087  2076506  
Municipal District of Monaghan Incl Monaghan Town   Colm Lynch       087 6501833  
Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones   Clones Town and Environs     Michael Leonard         087  2041672    
Municipal District of Carrickmacross- Castleblayney   Michael Duffy 087 6873154
Water Services Irish Water Customer Services 1890 278 278 or 01 707 2828


Fire Service Telephone Number 999/112


Ireland’s First Reverse Plastic Bottle Vending Machine Far Exceeds Expectations

Carrickmacross Tidy Towns has been overwhelmed with the level of interest and use of the Reverse Plastic Bottle Vending machine. The machine has processed over 50,000 bottles in just over 2 months since its launch. Carrickmacross Tidy Town's secretary Gerry Hand said the committee hadn't expected to reach this target for at least 12 months after launch, stating that the really great news from the tidy towns perspective is that there isn't a plastic bottle to be seen on the streets of Carrickmacross.

Recycling 50,000 PET Bottles can avoid the equivalent of more than 4 Tonnes of C02. This is equivalent to saving the Co2 emissions on 450 gallons of petrol or 500,000 mobile phone charges or the planting of 66 Trees to offset. Over 1.5 tonnes of plastic has been recycled through this machine.

The Reverse Plastic Bottle Vending machine was launched on the 30th of September. On its busiest day the machine took in over 1700 plastic bottles. Andrew Spare, the committee member who initiated the machine after seeing it operational in German is delighted with the response. He said that the Committee have been inundated with enquiries from other Tidy Towns and interested groups from around the Country, who are keen to implement a similar system in their towns, businesses and schools.

The Committee has stated that the implementation and use of the system has been a learning process which is ongoing. They have said that they will be providing updates on the implementation and learnings from the experience to help other groups. And that there is a Reverse Vending Seminar proposed for the end of January 2020, when the committee will outline their experience of the entire process.

The machine, located in Market Square Shopping Centre, is sponsored by Monaghan County Council, Monaghan County Council Environmental Section, Shabra Plastics & Re-Cycling and Quinn Packaging Ltd.






The Murphy Twins celebrating the 50,000 milestone. 

The Chamber of Commerce €5,000 is on again in Carrickmacross. To enter this free draw just shop in Carrickmacross. Participating shops will give you a free ticket to enter the draw. First Draw for €1,000 in vouchers takes place on November 30th so shop local to win!


N2 Carrickmacross RoadThe Chamber of Commerce are holding a meeting for Business Owners/Mangers regarding our response to the proposed N2 Ardee to Castleblayney Road Scheme on Monday December 9th at 7pm in the Workhouse. Everyone welcome, make sure your opinion is heard. Submission deadline for this is 19th of December.

75166925 3923365811038381 9030512959993937920 o 300x225"The reputation in this region for quality dairy produce and ingredients is being credited as a key factor in the decision by Newbaze to establish a new facility in Carrickmacross."

"In order to expand production, the company today officially opened their first overseas base with the IreLiffey facility in Carrickmacross this morning. It bought the former Bose factory in Carrickmacross in 2017, two years after it closed with the loss of 150 jobs.

The opening ceremony was attended by Business Minister Heather Humphreys as well as Chinese representatives from the company and their families."

Read full article from here >>

By News Northern Sound -18th November 2019


Join us at our Boost with Facebook event on 6 December in Nuremore Hotel and Country Club, Carrickmacross, Monaghan for learning, inspiration and networking

This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded business owners, hear from inspirational speakers and discover new ways to grow your business.

Click here to register >>

Charity Concert Clones- in aid of St Lukes Cancer Care

image003A variety of musicians performing on the night. With thanks also to our raffle sponsors-

One Night B&B-City North Hotel

€25 voucher -Creighton Hotel

€25 voucher -Matthews of Clones

€20 voucher -McDaids Chemist

One month adult membership -Peacelink

Wine & Biscuits- Value Centre Cavan

image001The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in the

Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross on the following days:


Wednesday 20th November, 2019

Thursday 21st November, 2019

From 4:30pm to 8:00pm


Please Note Days & Times

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 Finbar Gethins, Area Organiser at our Ardee Regional Office, 041 – 685 9994 or

dundalk bayRAWe are currently arranging a meeting to take place in Carrickmacross workhouse on November 9th starting at 10am and to finish before lunchtime at the latest. Please share the date and venue with your friends or anyone who has an interest in the waterways and coastline associated with Dundalk Bay. It is an opportunity to gauge interest in the association and provide information. The plan is to arrange further meetings in other associated counties over the coming weeks. Also have a look at the attached image, Mark Horton of The Rivers Trust will be holding a workshop in the Hudson Bay Hotel Athlone on November 30th. Just another event to keep in mind and this can be discussed further.

IMG 8391Exhibition opening Monday November 11th @ 7.30pm and will be on display until 12noon on Friday the 15th in The Workhouse, Shercock Road, Carrickmacross, a beautiful restored building.

On display will be all of my prize winning pieces between 1989 -2015 plus my latest collection. Please call in if you are in town