chamber christmas 2020 social postShop Locally in Carrickmacross and get your Free Ticket to the €5000 Chamber of Commerce Draw.

The draws for €1000 take place on Dec 4th, Dec 11th, Dec 18th and Dec 23rd.

The tickets can be placed in the Drum in the Market Square Shopping Centre.

Event Date 12-04-2021
Event End Date 12-04-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

My Waste Food Roadshow QP CarrickmacrossMyWaste’s Food Waste Bin Road Show to reach Main Street, Carrickmacross on Saturday 4th December 2021.

  • Roadshow will provide free Food Waste separation toolkits and information to the people of Monaghan.
  • Pilot resulted in significant increase (20%) in correct food disposal and decrease in waste

MyWaste, Ireland’s official guide to waste management, is commencing its food waste separation roadshow, after the pilot programme recorded a 20% increase in the amount of food waste disposed of correctly.

On Saturday December 4, 2021, the Food Waste Separation Team will be at Main Street, Carrickmacross, handing out free starter kits and some easy to follow advice. The kit will contain a free kitchen caddy, a starter pack of caddy liners and an information leaflet. To avail of the kit, people just have to show up and bring their eircode so that MyWaste can ensure as many households as possible benefit from this free service.

MyWaste, will visit locations around Ireland as part of the roadshow, following the success of a pilot project conducted in 2019.

Pauline McDonogh, spokesperson for MyWaste said that the pilot programme gave great insight into people’s willingness to segregate their waste properly once armed with the correct information and equipment.

“During the pilot project, waste collectors reported an increase of between 20 and 25% in food waste tonnage presented for disposal, while contamination decreased by more than 56%.  In relation to the caddy and liners, as many as 81% of respondents found the caddy enormously helpful,” said Ms McDonogh.

“We know that people are finding this food waste bin resource very useful and it is significantly impacting how we manage our waste. I would therefore encourage anyone in the Carrickmacross area on Saturday to come along and pick up your free starter pack.”

Environmental Awareness Officer with Monaghan County Council Sharon Finnegan said, “Almost 40% of household waste that goes to Irish landfill every week is organic waste, and the majority of this organic waste is food.The incorrect disposal of food waste can increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute negatively to climate change.  Disposing of food waste correctly contributes to improving recycling rates and developing the circular economy which will create more green jobs in Ireland.”

The Food Waste Separation Roadshow initiative is co-ordinated by the Regional Waste Management Offices, supported by the IWMA, EPA, Cre, and the local authorities and funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications,

To find out more information on food waste management and to have all your waste related questions answered log on to

Event Date 12-04-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 12-04-2021 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
ToyHospitalHow does a Toy Hospital operate?
* Everyone is welcome to bring in broken toys during the Toy Hospital’s Pre-Christmas Opening Hours (see below).
* Toy Library Volunteers will assess the toys to determine if they can be fixed.
* Toys that can be fixed will be sent for repair.
* Repaired toys can either be donated to the Toy Library’s collection, or a financial donation can be made.
* Toys that are not suitable for the Toy Library’s collection will be donated to Local Charity Shops.
Toy Hospital’s Pre-Christmas Opening Hours?
1) Saturday, 20th November: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
2) Friday, 26th November: 10am to 12noon
3) Friday, 3rd December: 10am to 12noon
4) Saturday, 4th December: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Why a Toy Hospital?
* The toy industry is the most plastic-intensive industry in the world.
* Over 90% of toys are made from plastic, the majority of which cannot be recycled, and end up either incinerated or in landfills.
The Toy Hospital is supported by Monaghan Co. Council’s Environmental Section, and the idea was inspired by, which is a National Online Repair Directory initiated by Monaghan Co. Council.
Operating from the Workhouse, Carrickmacross Toy Library is a Registered Charity run by Volunteers that lends Toys, Puzzles and Games appropriate for children aged 0-6 years.
Parents pay a small Membership Fee, which contributes towards repairing broken toys and purchasing new toys.
For more information, or to sign-up for Membership, contact Carrickmacross Toy Library at:
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Event Date 12-04-2021 2:30 pm
Event End Date 12-04-2021 4:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Sport Ireland Workshop for Coaching Teenage Girls

Coaching Teenage Girls is designed specifically to support coaches of girls 12-17 years of age. It will enable coaches to create a positive experience of sport and physical activity for girls in their formative years. Enhancing their environment where girls can enjoy their sport leading to a positive experience of being involved with sport in their club. This will then aid in retention within their given sport.

Monaghan Sports Partnership will be running this certified Coaching Ireland Workshop on Tuesday 7th of December from 6:30pm to 9:30pmp online vioa the app Zoom. The cost of the programme is €10 per participant (these fees are subsidised through Dormant Accounts Fund).

Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop is targeted at coaches, volunteers, committee members, involved in female participation across all sporting types, in particular the club structure.


On completion of the workshop, coaches will receive a certificate of attendance from Sport Ireland.

Key Learning Outcomes:

1. Gain an understanding of the relationship between sports participation and physical/mental health for adolescent girls.

2. Identify the key reasons why girls engage in physical activity and sport and why they drop out.

3. The importance of fun and informal participation can have teenage girls

4. Understand the importance of communication (coach to player and player to player) in retaining girls in sport

5. Raise awareness around the effect’s puberty can have in the teenage years.

6. Identify the role of actual competence and confidence for engaging girls in sport and physical activity.

7. Examine coaching practices and communication that build’s autonomy, confidence, and belonging in girls across team and individual sports.

8. Designing club structures and culture that encourages and caters for relationship building and continuing participation in the club.


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Event Date 12-07-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date 12-07-2021 9:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Learn about living sustainably with the Be Planet Positive webinar, delivered by Hugh Weldon, UN Environment ambassador in association with Europe Direct Clones and The Cool Planet Experience.

Individuals might think their actions are small or meaningless but we know that the cumulative effect of all our individual choices do matter.

In this interactive webinar, Hugh Weldon, UN environment champion, presents lifestyle solutions in the areas of transport, food, waste and energy which will reduce your carbon footprint. He takes the serious subject of climate change and makes it engaging and inspiring so that people feel empowered about their life choices and are encouraged to be planet positive.

About Hugh

Hugh is CTO of award winning climate tech start up, Evocco, an app that empowers consumers to eat within planetary boundaries by tracking, improving and offsetting the climate impact of their food purchases. Hugh was named UN Environment Champion of teh Earth for Europe in 2018 and is passionate about helping people take the first steps on their climate action journey.

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Event Date 12-09-2021 1:00 pm
Event End Date 12-09-2021 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Sensational Kids

Sensational Stories programme is with Sensational Kids Clones. Join us as we explore how to prepare for the sensory and environmental changes in the lead up to Christmas.
Occupational Therapists Erin and Mary will share lots of ideas to support children with sensory processing difficulties access the Christmas period more effectively.
This event is part of the Sensory Stories Programme at Monaghan County Libraries and is funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund, Monaghan County Council and the Government of Ireland.

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Event Date 12-09-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 12-09-2021 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Over November and December, Monaghan County Museum, in collaboration with Pegasus Consulting and the producers of RTE Radio's History Show, will present a series of lectures on the changing Ireland of one hundred years ago.
The talks will be available online through the Museum's Facebook page:

Sinead McCoole
The Eyes and Ears - Women's Role in the Campaign of Independence


Event Date 12-09-2021 8:00 pm
Event End Date 12-09-2021 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

chamber christmas 2020 social postShop Locally in Carrickmacross and get your Free Ticket to the €5000 Chamber of Commerce Draw.

The draws for €1000 take place on Dec 11th, Dec 18th and Dec 23rd.

The tickets can be placed in the Drum in the Market Square Shopping Centre.

Event Date 12-11-2021
Event End Date 12-11-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Carrickmacross Library, Creative Writing for Adults. Phone 042 9661148 for further information.


Event Date 12-13-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 12-13-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

A Starling Blue Christmas | Iontas Theatre
Starling Blue bring their wonderful Christmas show back to the Iontas this year after a one year gap.
Thursday 16th December, 8 PM
Friday 17th December, 8 PM
Tickets €21 

Book here:


Event Date 12-16-2021 8:00 pm
Event End Date 12-16-2021 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free