Untitled 1Guaranteed Irish will be holding a Preparing for Brexit event on the morning of Friday 11th October at Combilift HQ, Annahagh, Co. Monaghan. Speakers at the event include Martin McVicars, MD Combilift, Margaret Hearty, Director Intertrade Ireland and Hazel Cryan, Director in Corporate Finance, KPMG.

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DrumgossattRoadA decision was made to reopen the LP4900 local road at Drumgossat with immediate effect, following a meeting today (28 August 2019) between representatives of Monaghan County Council, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, Irish Public Bodies Ltd., together with mining consultants, Wardell Armstrong and Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.
The road had been closed to public access since December 2018, following the emergence of a crownhole, 35 metres from the roadside. Since then an extensive programme of safety measures has been put in place, including the installation of 8 extensometers to monitor ground conditions along the LP4900. Additional measures will also be put in place in the coming months along the R179 and LP4900 to monitor ground conditions into the future.
Works on demolishing structures above the disused underground mine will commence shortly.
Monaghan County Council apologises to all effected by the road closures, but emphasises that public safety was its prime consideration at all times.

The RSA’s free ‘Check it Fits’ service will be checking child car seats and restraints on Monday 9th September in SuperValu in Monaghan Town and on Tuesday 10th September in SuperValu Carrickmacross, from 10am to 5.30pm each day.

The law states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height.

Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checkedSV Carrickmacross Social Media

SuperValu Monaghan Town Social Media  

VintageDay2019Sunday the 1st of September can only mean one thing……..
It’s time for Carrickmacross Vintage Club 7th annual field day.

There will be BIG BAND DANCING this year to MICK FLAVIN and his band, so why not come out and show off your fancy footwork. We hope to have a large range of vintage cars, tractors, lorries and bikes on display. As well as a variety of stalls and auto jumble for everyone to delve into, and hopefully find a bargain or two.

The 7th annual Jigger Run, a Honda 50 run, in memory of club member Frank O’Connor, will leave from The Workhouse and enjoy a scenic route before returning to the show field. This run is open to bikes of all sizes.

The tug-of-war competition, in memory of club member Henry Babington, will be taking place in the field in the late afternoon, when we hope to have a good number of teams to take up the rope. If you want to get a team together (8 members and a coach) please contact John-Joe Cunningham on 087-2371221.

The dog show is being adjudicated by an independent judge, and if previous years are anything to go by, is going to attract a large number of people and their canine companion. The competition is open to all who wish to partake and display their dogs.

The pre-1980 tractor run attracted a good number of tractors last year and we hope to improve on it this year. So, if you are sick of been overshadowed by high-powered four-wheel drives then this is the event for you. It will leave the Workhouse on a local run before returning to show off your pride and joy in the field.

But we certainly can’t forget our younger vintage enthusiasts, there will bouncy castles, obstacle courses and games to entertain them.
We hope that 2019 will be the year of Land Rover in the field, with all vintage models welcome on the day.

Tickets will be on sale shortly for our raffle with the lucky winners being drawn in the field at the end of the day.

Keep an eye out for further developments in relation to our field day on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/carrickmacrossvintage/

For further information or if you wish to have a stall at our event please contact our Chairman John-Joe Cunningham on 087-2371221 or Secretary Teresa McCaffrey on 087-7164565.

NationalEmployerRoadshowVenue - Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Carlingford Road, R173, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 PF57.

Date & Time - Monday, 02 September 2019 from 5pm to 7.30pm

The Minister, Regina Doherty T.D. is supporting this event and will be in attendance on the day.

On the day there will be Information and advice on the Services and Supports available to Employers offered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and local Intreo Centre, and there will also be the opportunity to meet and network with local Employers and Employer representatives.

This is a great opportunity to network with other local Employers as well as discussing services and grants from the Department, ETBs, Chambers, Local Enterprise offices and others. Intreo can help you with your recruitment needs; provide you with a work placement participant through the Youth Employment Support Scheme, avail of EURES European job recruitment service and more – at no cost to you!

If you wish to attend this event, please follow the link below to book your free tickets. Space, on the day, is limited so please get your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment:


You can also follow the updates for the National Employer Roadshow on Twitter by following #workwithintreo

CFC powerliftingLess than one week away from the IDFPA Full Power Championship being held here in Carrickmacross in Treacy's Hotel and hosted by ourselves in Carrick Fitness Centre.

8 athletes will compete as part of CMX Strength Club - 3 of which will be competing for the first time among almost 80 lifters coming from all over the country to compete.

Ladies competition is taking place on Saturday, August 10 and mens competition the following day on Sunday, August 11.

Entry is free for spectators so please come out to cheer on all the lifters, particularly our own team.

This event is also the last chance for competitors to qualify for the World Chanpionships taking place later in the year in Canada.

We will also be using this meet to raise vital funds for SOSAD to help with all the incredibly important work that they do.

FarneyFestival2019Friday 2nd August: Mike Denver @10pm
Sat 3rd Aug: The Wolfe Tones @10pm..
Sun 4th Aug: Derek Ryan. @10pm
Doors open 9pm

Carrickmacross’s “Farney Country Music Festival” this August Bank Holiday Weekend
In A Marquee in The Fiddlers Car park

Carrickmacross’s Farney Country Music Festival takes place over three nights on the August Bank Holiday weekend, in a heated marquee in The Fiddlers Car park, thousands expected to attend.

The Farney Music festival organisers have a heated marquee on the car park of The Fiddlers for the weekend festival of music to house the many thousands expected to attend to hear the bands lined up for the Farney Music Festival.

The festival kicks off with Mike Denver on Friday night then The Wolfe Tones on the stage on Saturday night with doors opening at 9pm. On Sunday night Farney Music Festival welcomes Derek Ryan!

You can pay at the door for €20 for Friday and Sunday nights but Saturday is €25, also for those attending the Farney Music Fest it’s half price entry to Vanity Nigh Club each night.
Seamus McEnaney said that “The Farney Music Festival now has the top music artists in Ireland, we are expecting massive crowds this weekend to the best artists in the business”
Full details of the line-up for the Farney Music Festival in Carrickmacross on the August Bank Holiday weekend can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/farneymusicfest or website www.farneymusicfestival.com

Special Weekend Hotel Packages for Farney Music Festival @ www.nuremore.com use rate code “FarneyFest” , Treacys hotel and Shirley Arms Hotel.

It’s a brilliant occasion for the town of Carrickmacross — bars, restaurants, shops, hotels, accommodation — It benefits everybody in the town.”

Attendees of the festival will be able to avail of half price admission to Vanity Nightclub.

Full details of the line-up for the Farney Music Festival in Carrickmacross on the August Bank Holiday weekend can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/farneymusicfest

GiveBlood2The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in the

Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross on the following days:

Monday 22nd July, 2019

Tuesday 23rd July, 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


PublicConsultation2Public Consultation 1 - Study Area and Constraints

We will hold three stages of non-statutory public consultation. The first public consultation will take place in June 2019, where we will ask for your feedback on the study area and key constraints, and present our consultation roadmap. It will also be an opportunity for you to meet the project team, who can answer any questions you may have.

The project team will consider feedback and submissions from the non-statutory public consultation in their development of potential route corridor options. The second public consultation will then seek feedback and submissions on these route options and from these, the third and final public consultation will seek feedback and submissions on one emerging preferred route corridor.

Castleblayney 25th June 2019 2pm - 8pm, Glencarn Hotel

Carrickmacross 26th June 2019 2pm - 8pm, Nuremore Hotel

Ardee 27th June 2019 2pm - 8pm, Ardee Parish Centre


For more information see: n2monaghanlouth.ie/a2c-consultations

Untitled 3With the Carrickmacross Street Festival 2019 that is only a few weeks away. Here is a quick look at some of the bands that will be playing.

The Carrick Festival is organised entirely by volunteers who give up their precious time. To put on the best show possible for the Carrickmacross community and surrounding areas.

To see full list of the line up click on the links below:

Festival Line-Up page 1

Festival Line-Up page 2

Visit their website: carrickmacross.ie/festival for more information.

councilImageThe Municipal District of Carrickmacross – Castleblayney are seeking Expressions of Interest for a brand new “Variety Market Experience” in Carrickmacross. Carrickmacross has always been a destination Market town and together with the longestablished traders we want to add a variety and mix to widen the visitor experience.

Do you operate your own Cottage Industry?
Do you trade in arts, crafts, crockery, meats, fish, herbs and spices, fruit and vegetables, sauces and oils, chocolates and cakes, cheese and pasta, poultry, clothing, novelty items etc.?

Would you like to be part of this new vibrant experience?
Expressions of Interest should be put in writing to:
Carrickmacross Castleblayney Municipal District,
Civic Offices,
Riverside Road,
Co. Monaghan

not later than 5:00pm Friday 7th June, 2019. Please mark the envelope “Variety Market Expressions of Interest”.
For further information contact Gareth or Stephanie on 042 9661236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.