Articles in the Castleblayney Category

CO COUNCIL TO MEET AT CONCRA WOOD

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
CO COUNCIL TO MEET AT CONCRA WOOD

Peter Hughes The Concra Wood Golf and Country Club in Castleblayney – venue in October for the Monaghan Irish Challenge golf tournament – is to host another prestigious event early next year: the January meeting of Monaghan Co Council. The local authority’s monthly meeting is to be brought to the Mid-Monaghan sporting venue by the Leas Cathaoirleach of the Council, Sinn Féin representative Colm Carthy. Cathaoirleach David Maxwell (Fine Gael) announced at Tuesday’s Council meeting that he was according the privilege of bringing the next meeting to a venue of ...

SOCIAL AND NATIONAL MEDIA USE OF ‘BLAYNEY FATALITY FOOTAGE CONDEMNED

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
SOCIAL AND NATIONAL MEDIA USE OF ‘BLAYNEY FATALITY FOOTAGE CONDEMNED

Peter Hughes Castleblayney Fine Gael representative Aidan Campbell led strong condemnation at Tuesday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council of the dissemination by some social media and national broadcast media outlets of filmed footage of part of a road traffic incident in ‘Blayney on Tuesday November 27 last which resulted in the death of a well-known community figure. Councillors united in paying tribute to Stephen Marron, who was killed when his parked car was struck by another vehicle, and sending sympathy to his family, relatives and friends. Good wishes were extended ...

TOWN MOURNS AS CRASH VICTIM BURIED AND DRIVER CHARGED

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment

By PATSY McARDLE BUSINESS in Castleblayney came to a standstill on Saturday last, and a pall of grief shrouded the mid-Monaghan town for the weekend, as the funeral took place of 47-years-old local father of two, Stephen Marron, who was killed in Main Street, on the previous Tuesday night, when he was seated in his parked vehicle which was struck by a speeding car that was involved in a garda chase. Several hundred people attended the removal of the remains, requiem mass, and funeral, at St. Mary’s Church, Castleblayney, of ...

COURT TOLD OF WOMAN’S “DEEP REMORSE” OVER FATAL CASTLEBLAYNEY ACCIDENT

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12 Oct 2018 Comments Off on COURT TOLD OF WOMAN’S “DEEP REMORSE” OVER FATAL CASTLEBLAYNEY ACCIDENT
COURT TOLD OF WOMAN’S “DEEP REMORSE” OVER FATAL CASTLEBLAYNEY ACCIDENT

The deep remorse felt by a woman involved in a road traffic accident in Castleblayney in 2017 in which a well-known school teacher lost her life was conveyed to a sittings of the Circuit Criminal Court in Monaghan last week. Forty-eight-year old Rachel Ward, No 50 The Crescent, Athlumney Abbey, Navan, Co Meath entered a guilty plea to a charge that, on January 7 2017 at Clonavogy, Castleblayney, she drove a vehicle in a manner which was or was likely to be dangerous on the public roadway, causing the death…

CLERKIN PAVES THE WAY FOR STELLAR CONCRA WOOD GOLF EVENT

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5 Oct 2018 Comments Off on CLERKIN PAVES THE WAY FOR STELLAR CONCRA WOOD GOLF EVENT
CLERKIN PAVES THE WAY FOR STELLAR CONCRA WOOD GOLF EVENT

Clerkin is pictured enjoying a spectacular preview of the experience about to unfold for the competitors in this weekend’s Monaghan Irish Challenge golf tournament at the Concra Wood course in Castleblayney. Clerkin joined with Conor McManus and Jack McCarron to play with Welsh professional Stuart Manley in this week’s proam event which preluded the tournament proper. Play commenced today, Thursday and concludes on Sunday next. Tickets for the event are free of charge from Eventbrite.ie. The fourth edition of the Irish Challenge is being held at the picturesque Concra Wood ...

‘BLAYNEY LAUNCH FOR BIG TOM BIOGRAPHY

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13 Sep 2018 Comments Off on ‘BLAYNEY LAUNCH FOR BIG TOM BIOGRAPHY
‘BLAYNEY LAUNCH FOR BIG TOM BIOGRAPHY

A new biography of the legendary country music entertainer Big Tom McBride from Oram, who passed away earlier this year will be launched at the Íontas Centre in Castleblayney on Saturday, September 22 next. Co Galway journalist and broadcaster Tom Gilmore has penned the Big Tom life story, interviewing his family, friends and fans and unearthing previously unpublished interviews with the singer himself. . The book also features tributes to the legend from luminaries of music, sport and politics, including President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. “Featuring never-beforepublished interviews with ...

CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”

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7 Sep 2018 Comments Off on CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”
CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”

The Challenge Tour golf event being hosted by the Concra Wood Golf & Country Club on the Dundalk Road in Castleblayney from October 4-7 next will “showcase Co Monaghan to a worldwide audience”, Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan told Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Referring to the launch of the event last Friday and outlining the sponsorship role the Co Council had taken in relation to it, Mr O’Sullivan stressed that this was a professional level competition, with the Challenge Tour being a natural progression for professional golfers to make ...

’BLAYNEY SHOW TO HONOUR THE KING OF COUNTRY

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2 Aug 2018 Comments Off on ’BLAYNEY SHOW TO HONOUR THE KING OF COUNTRY
’BLAYNEY SHOW TO HONOUR THE KING OF COUNTRY

The recently deceased Country music monarch Big Tom McBride will be the subject of a special tribute at Castleblayney Show on Bank Holiday Monday, August 6th. Attendees can enjoy songs, stories and photographs in a special tribute to the Oram man who was an enthusiastic supporter of the annual event over many years. The Big Tom commemoration is just one facet of a full and varied programme which will include some highly competitive livestock and produce classes where the best of the region’s agricultural activity….

€70,000 CANNABIS HAUL IN A MAJOR DRUGS SWOOP AT BLAYNEY

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27 Jul 2018 Comments Off on €70,000 CANNABIS HAUL IN A MAJOR DRUGS SWOOP AT BLAYNEY
€70,000 CANNABIS HAUL IN  A MAJOR DRUGS SWOOP AT BLAYNEY

THE Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau was involved with local gardai from the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division and the Garda Drugs Unit, in conjunction with the Revenue authorities, in a major swoop in Castleblayney last Monday, in which a consignment of drugs was seized. The search, which was carried out at a dwelling in the town, led to the recovery of a consignment of 3.5 kg. of herbal cannabis, worth an estimated…

HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT BLAYNEY’S MUCKNO MANIA FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

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6 Jul 2018 Comments Off on HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT BLAYNEY’S MUCKNO MANIA FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT BLAYNEY’S MUCKNO MANIA FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

By PATSY McARDLE HUGE crowds from both sides of the border are expected in Castleblayney this weekend for the 20th annual Muckno Mania Festival which is regarded as one of the most entertaining and all-embracing festivals in the country. The event gets under way tonight (Thursday) with the selection of a festival queen. There are eight contenders (See Castleblayney News) in the running for the honour which was claimed last…