A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!

21 December 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• €9.5 million funding secured for “shared space” facility to house new Museum and Library

Peter Hughes

The recent series of positive funding announcements for Monaghan Town and its environs continued on Friday last when it was learned that the Monaghan Peace Campus project had been successful in securing funding of €9.5 million under the EU’s PEACE IV programme. The new facility will be constructed on lands at the Plantation Road in the town which were formerly occupied by the local authority machinery yard.

The three-storey building will provide a new premises for Monaghan Co Museum and Monaghan Branch Library. Supported under the Shared Spaces and Services Capital Programme of PEACE IV, it will in addition have a multiplicity of functions with an emphasis on cross-Border and crosscommunity interaction.

The Ulster Scots Agency will be accommodated in the building, which will also house a youth café and community hub. It is also intended that…

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