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MONAGHAN TOWN VOUCHER SCHEME GIVES €2.1 MILLION BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

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19 Jan 2018 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TOWN VOUCHER SCHEME GIVES €2.1 MILLION BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY
MONAGHAN TOWN VOUCHER SCHEME GIVES €2.1 MILLION BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Scheme had to date resulted in the retention of an estimated €2.1 million in spending in the local economy, the members of the Monaghan Municipal District were informed at their meeting last Monday. Monaghan Town Centre Retail Co-ordinator Trevor Connolly stated that the scheme, introduced by the Monaghan Town Team as a “shop local” initiative, had amassed total sales of €855,000 to date, which, when the “multiplier effect” was applied, translated into approximately….

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND FREE PARKING WILL BOOST MONAGHAN FESTIVE TRADING – MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

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24 Nov 2017 Comments Off on CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND FREE PARKING WILL BOOST MONAGHAN FESTIVE TRADING – MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND FREE PARKING WILL BOOST MONAGHAN FESTIVE TRADING – MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

This Sunday’s official switch-on of the Christmas lights in Monaghan Town, and the introduction of free afternoon car-parking in the county town from December 10 until January 2, were hailed as important boosts to the crucial festive trading period by the members of the Monaghan Municipal District this week. Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the local government body, Cathaoirleach Paudge Connolly (Independent) complimented the members of the Monaghan Christmas Lights Committee for the wonderful amount of work they had put into this year ’s switch-on event on Sunday November 26 ...

AMBASSADOR INVENTS COURTHOUSE STEPDANCE FOR CANADA DAY!

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8 Jul 2017 Comments Off on AMBASSADOR INVENTS COURTHOUSE STEPDANCE FOR CANADA DAY!
AMBASSADOR INVENTS COURTHOUSE STEPDANCE FOR CANADA DAY!

Going “up the courthouse steps” is a phrase with ominous connotations in Monaghan Town as it usually denotes a humbling appearance before the judiciary who preside in the imposing edifice that dominates Church Square. But Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers put a much more pleasurable connotation on the journey during Saturday’s Canada Day in Monaghan celebrations. The envoy extemporised his own “Courthouse stepdance” as he introduced a special…

MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHED IN STYLE

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19 May 2017 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHED IN STYLE
MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHED IN STYLE

The 2017 Monaghan Town Country Music Festival was launched in grand style at Monaghan’s Hillgrove Hotel on Sunday night last. The honour of officially initiating the fifth annual open air extravaganza set to take place in The Diamond in Monaghan from July 13-16 next fell to hugely popular country songster Jimmy Buckley, whose stand-out performance in the Hillgrove gave fans a foretaste of what to expect when he headlines the opening Thursday night festival bill. The other lead performers on this year’s programme are Derek Ryan (Friday, 14th), Michael English ...

MONAGHAN CBS – ST. MARY’S BNS MONAGHAN – 150YR DINNER DANCE AND BOOK LAUNCH

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12 May 2017 Comments Off on MONAGHAN CBS – ST. MARY’S BNS MONAGHAN – 150YR DINNER DANCE AND BOOK LAUNCH
MONAGHAN CBS – ST. MARY’S BNS MONAGHAN – 150YR DINNER DANCE AND BOOK LAUNCH

There will be a Dinner Dance and Book Launch for the Monaghan CBS, St. Mary’s BNS 150yr Celebration in the Hillgrove Hotel on Friday, June 9th at 8.00pm. Past pupils, staff, former staff members, parents and friends are all welcome to attend. We have already had confirmation that past pupils and family members from the 1940s,50s,60s,70s,80s,90s and 2000s will be attending. This night is a great opportunity for generations of Monaghan people from far and wide to gather together. People who wish to arrange specific tables of 10 or 12 ...

ANGER EXPRESSED BY COUNCILLOR TREANOR OVER LOSS OF RTÉ RECEPTION IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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14 Apr 2017 Comments Off on ANGER EXPRESSED BY COUNCILLOR TREANOR OVER LOSS OF RTÉ RECEPTION IN MONAGHAN TOWN
ANGER EXPRESSED BY COUNCILLOR TREANOR OVER LOSS OF RTÉ RECEPTION IN MONAGHAN TOWN

Work carried out by a mobile telephone service operator to a mast located near the Garda Divisional Headquarters in Monaghan Town had caused many people in the locality to lose their RTÉ television reception, Independent councillor Seamus Treanor claimed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. Councillor Treanor said a 4G aerial had been changed and this had knocked everyone’s RTÉ service out. He knew people who had to spend €270 to get their reception up and …

HOME DÉCOR BUSINESS BADLY DAMAGED IN FIRE

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18 Mar 2017 Comments Off on HOME DÉCOR BUSINESS BADLY DAMAGED IN FIRE
HOME DÉCOR BUSINESS BADLY DAMAGED IN FIRE

Michael Fisher A well-known home decoration and paint shop in Monaghan town was badly damaged in an intense fire early on Friday morning that caused traffic disruption. It was a major setback for the McAdam family, who started up Albany home décor nearly fifty years ago and have served thousands of customers in that time.   The outbreak was one of the largest ever that the fire service in Monaghan has had to cope with. It began in the three-storey building close to the Market House shortly after 2.30am. The area around Market ...

FILM FANS IN FOR A TREAT WITH OPENING OF MONAGHAN OMNIPLEX

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15 Dec 2016 Comments Off on FILM FANS IN FOR A TREAT WITH OPENING OF MONAGHAN OMNIPLEX
FILM FANS IN FOR A TREAT WITH OPENING OF MONAGHAN OMNIPLEX

By Cianna McNally Film fans rejoice! Monaghan’s new cinema is opening tomorrow, Friday. The county has been without a cinema for almost three years and Monaghan Omniplex, which is located in the Retail Park on the Clones Road, will open its doors to the public at 2pm on Friday. However, people are invited to head along to the cinema tonight, Thursday, at 8pm as they may get the opportunity for a sneak preview. The cinema has five screens and the films being shown are Rogue One, Fantastic Beasts and ...

MONAGHAN TIDY TOWNS AND MONAGHAN U3A CELEBRATE SUCCESS

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15 Dec 2016 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TIDY TOWNS AND MONAGHAN U3A CELEBRATE SUCCESS
MONAGHAN TIDY TOWNS AND MONAGHAN U3A CELEBRATE SUCCESS

Monaghan Tidy Towns has presented Monaghan U3A with €2500 in lieu of their part in this year’s success in Monaghan’s winning the National Climate Change Award. The award prize money was €5000. “When we were making the application for this award we agreed that if we were successful we would share the prize equally,” explained Emer Brennan, Secretary of Monaghan Tidy Towns. “We were surprised and delighted to be successful in our first attempt at this special category. The conference organised by U3A was a very important part of our ...

MONAGHAN ST LOUIS STUDENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL SUCCESS WITH HEALTH-BASED SCIENCE PROJECT

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18 Nov 2016 Comments Off on MONAGHAN ST LOUIS STUDENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL SUCCESS WITH HEALTH-BASED SCIENCE PROJECT
MONAGHAN ST LOUIS STUDENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL SUCCESS WITH HEALTH-BASED SCIENCE PROJECT

Alison McDonnell and Simone Clerkin, 5th year students from St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan competed among the top young scientific minds at SciFest 2016 and were awarded an Excellence in STEM award, for their project “The Healthy Alternatives to the High Calorific Ingredients in Food for Young Children”. SciFest is an all-island STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second level students. This year saw a record number of over 8,000 students exhibiting their projects in local and ...