CCSCarrickmacross Cancer Society is holding the Annual Public Information Meeting in the Shirley Arms Hotel on Friday, April 5th at 8pm.

The guest speaker is Aileen Emery from the Gary Kelly Centre, Drogheda. Aileen will speak about counselling, wig service, support for families and a variety of other services available in the Centre for people living with cancer.

Committee members will give brief reports on the activities of CCS over the last twelve months.

A number of fundraisers will present cheques and have photos taken for the local press and CCS Website

The support and generosity of the people of Carrickmacross and surrounding areas makes it possible for Carrickmacross Cancer Society to continue to help so many since it was founded in 1986.

Everybody welcome to attend.

monaghancoco logoMonaghan County Council in partnership with Carrick Aces Athletic Club and Carrick Rovers  Football Club are carrying out a study to assess the potential for development of a shared Sports Complex Building on the former convents lands adjacent to the Carrick Aces running track and the new pitches development being undertaken by Carrick Rovers.

Any new facility would in both service these investments and also be made available for use by other interested clubs and community organisations. Funding is potentially available for predevelopment supports under the recently announced Large Scale Sports infrastructure fund.  Any new shared building and facilities' would complement existing provision in the area and would service the greater South Monaghan and surrounding areas. A key part of the process is to undertake an extensive public consultation regarding the development of any new facilities.

We would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire.


monaghancc logoMonaghan Co. Council is seeking expressions of interest for the use of the former Ski Club and launch facilities at Lough Muckno, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. The Council has recently received funding to refurbish the building and upgrade the facilities and are seeking expressions of interest from interested parties for short term lease agreements for use of the building, water facilities and surrounding areas.

The area consists of the land, buildings, compound and facilities which will accommodate water and land based recreational activities at Lough Muckno.

This will be a two-stage process whereby persons expressing an interest before the below closing date will be invited to submit detailed proposals and a business plan for further consideration in stage two.

Expressions should be made in writing to the following address on or before Friday, 29th of March, 2019 and be clearly marked “Lough Muckno Recreational Activities”.

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Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District Council,
Riverside Road,
Co. Monaghan.

ShamrockThe town of Carrickmacross expects thousands of spectators at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Sunday, 17th March at 3pm.

The day kicks off at 11.15am with the raising of the flag at the Courthouse, which will be accompanied by music from the Stedfast Shoes Brass Band – all welcome!! Carrickmacross Comhaltas Branch are performing live traditional music from the reviewing stand on Main Street at 2.15pm which is sure to warm up the crowd!

The Parade will take its usual route, commencing at the junction of the Donaghmoyne and Dundalk Roads, up through Farney Street, down Main Street and finishing at the bottom of the town at the Courthouse. Parade participants are asked to assemble on the Dundalk Road at 2:30pm.

The Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the best Parade’s around with many colourful floats and fantastic marching bands. There will be the annual Perpetual Cups and Shields awarded to the winners and runners-up of the “Best Float” and the “Best Band” on the day, and this year it could be you! €100 Prize Money for Best Dressed Window!!

Plenty of entertainment on the day for the whole family including The Vortex Tunnel and Bouncy Castles. Hudson’s Funfair will be in the Drummond Etra Carpark.

We are still taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. who wish to take part in this year’s fun, so if you’re interested don’t delay in getting your name in!! If you wish to take part, please contact the Carrickmacross - Castleblayney Municipal District on 042 9661236 or alternatively email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

StPatricksDay2018Temporary Closing Of Roads

Monaghan County Council intends to close the following roads in County Monaghan to facilitate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in Carrickmacross:

Date:- Sunday the 17th of March 2019 from 3pm to 5pm

Roads Closed in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney;
Carrickmacross from the junction of the Dundalk Rd (R178) & Donaghmoyne Rd (R179) at the entrance to the Steadfast Industrial Complex, through Farney Street (R178), onto
Main Street (R927) as far as Monaghan Street (R927).

Local diversions will be in place


Monaghan Age Friendly programme will develop a new Age Friendly Strategy for county Monaghan in 2019. The most important part of this process is consultation with older people and those who work with older people in our communities. The consultation aims to identify the issues that are impacting on the lives of older people in the county and look at actions that the Age Friendly programme can deliver to address these issues.


Consultation with Older people - Services Providers - (Word Doc)

chamberCarrickmacross Chamber of Commerce AGM on Tuesday 12th of March 7pm. Upstairs in the Fiddlers. Have your say! Local Auctioneer Shane O’Hanlon will present the findings of the recent report: Rejuvenating Ireland's small town centres - A Call to Action.

All businesses are welcome.

StPatricksDay2019Take Part inCarrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 17th at 3pm and we are now taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. that wish to take part in this year’s fun!! After the success of last year’s parade, with over 60 organisations, along with a number of local and non-local bands taking part, we are anxious to recreate this success and make this year’s parade even bigger and better!

If you wish to take part, please contact the Carrickmacross - Castleblayney Municipal District Council on 042 9661236 or alternatively email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible as the line up for the parade is growing rapidly and booking is essential!

There will be lots fun and giveaways on the day, including best band and best float!!!!

€100 Prize Money for Best Dressed Window!!

So don’t delay, join up today!!