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."

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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 www.giveblood.ie

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

councilImagePublic Consultation on the N2 Ardee to Castleblayney Road Scheme

Monaghan County Council is working in partnership with Louth County Council to upgrade a 32km section of the N2 National Primary Road between Ardee and Castleblayney. A public consultation will take place to get feedback on the Route Options.

Public information events are being held in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross on Tuesday the 5th November, in the Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney on Wednesday 6th November, and in Ardee Parish Centre on Thursday 7th November. Drop in between 2pm and 8pm each day to meet the project team, view the route options and find out how to make a submission.

More information can be found on the project website www.N2MonaghanLouth.ie.

County Monaghan Town Implements Ground-breaking Scheme to Tackle Plastic Waste

20190930 151554The Carrickmacross Tidy Town Committee officially launched Ireland’s first deposit return Reverse Vending Machine on the 30th of September. The initiative will allow users to insert their used plastic bottles into the machine and redeem a 10 cent voucher per bottle. The plastic bottles will then be taken away by local company Shabra Plastics for processing and re-cycling.

 Minister Humphreys welcomed the initiative saying: “Everybody will be aware that there has been growing public concern in relation to environmental issues in the last few years. There has also been an acknowledgment that we all have to play our part – Governments, businesses and citizens around the world – to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

“I would like to congratulate the Carrickmacross Tidy Town Committee, together with the local business community, for leading the way at local level in Ireland. This new reverse vending machine is a simple idea but a brilliant one, which will facilitate and incentivise people living locally to get on board with the fight against plastic waste. If you want people to take action, you have to make it easy for them, and that is exactly what Carrickmacross is doing here. Without a doubt, we have a model here that should be replicated in other towns and villages across the country.”

Committee member Andrew Spare, who spearheaded the initiative, first saw the reverse vending machines in operation in Germany and was keen to get one operational in Carrickmacross to reduce waste and encourage the public to recycle used bottles

The T-70 Reverse Vending machine is produced by Tomra, who have supplied over 83000 machines world wide; Carrickmacross is their first Irish installation. The state-of-the-art machine reads bar codes and bottle shapes and has the ability to recognise acceptable bottles for re-cycling.

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

If you are more interested in finding out about this initiative. Contact Carrickmacross Tidy Towns on https://www.facebook.com/carrickmacrosstidytowns/

resizedCouncilImageMonaghan County Council is developing three craft studios at the Market House in Carrickmacross. The studios are 160 square feet; 175 square feet; and 250 square feet in area. Monaghan County Council is seeking applications from individual or groups of artists and craft makers to lease these newly developed units which are being provided to complement the existing Carrickmacross lace Gallery and Craft Shop.

The county has many talented, creative and innovative craftspeople. In recognition of this Monaghan County Council is developing these craft studios as part of its major refurbishment works at the Carrickmacross Market House Building. These will provide appropriately designed bespoke units for craft workers.

It is envisaged that the Craft Studios will be available to lease from January 2020.

The fit out of the studios can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual craft operator.

For the purposes of evaluation, persons expressing an interest before the below closing date will be invited to submit further detailed proposals and a business plan for further consideration.

Expressions should be made in writing to the following address on or before Friday 8th of November, 2019 and be clearly marked “Carrickmacross Craft Studios”.

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Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District,

Riverside Road,


Co. Monaghan.

Halloween2019Gates open at 6.30pm
Prizes for best costumes (children and adults)
DJ Wezo and Children’s Entertainment
Goody bag for children in costume (first 500 only)
Fireworks display at 8pm
All welcome