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FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY
FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY

Peter Hughes A funding announcement on Monday was hailed as possessing significant potential to bring the regeneration of one of the main commercial arteries of Monaghan Town closer to reality. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD granted approval of a Monaghan Co Council application to the Government’s new Urban Regeneration and Development Fund in respect of the Dublin Street Regeneration Plan which was launched in 2017. The Monaghan local authority will share with the Co Councils of Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo a funding “pot” of €1,674,000 ...

WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!
WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!

• Monaghan forest park gets €421,000 for future developments Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD has allocated funding of €421,000 to Rossmore Forest Park under Measure 3 of his Department’s Outdoor Recreation Scheme, it was learned on Tuesday last. The funding will facilitate a programme of major development works at the amenity, where construction of a playground has just commenced and plans are in train for further development of the Giant’s Trail feature. Welcoming the funding, Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather ...

FOODIE HEAVEN!

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5 Oct 2018 Comments Off on FOODIE HEAVEN!
FOODIE HEAVEN!

Monaghan Town became Foodie Heaven last weekend as the annual Taste of Monaghan festival exerted a magnetic attraction on the public. Thousands of gourmands and gastro buffs filed through the commodious tented enclave in the town centre from Friday through to Sunday to sample the delights of a dizzying array of food retailers and producers from across the county and beyond, and watched spellbound as a gallery of local and TV celebrity chefs worked their culinary magic. Among the attendees was Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD ...

LOCAL GOOD CAUSES TO REAP €50,000 BENEFIT FROM MONAGHAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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2 Aug 2018 Comments Off on LOCAL GOOD CAUSES TO REAP €50,000 BENEFIT FROM MONAGHAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
LOCAL GOOD CAUSES TO REAP €50,000 BENEFIT FROM MONAGHAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Charities and good causes in the Monaghan area will receive €50,000 as a result of the recent Country Music Festival in the county capital town, it was revealed on Friday last. The impressive sum – which brings the total charitable benefit generated by the festival since its inception to over €0.25 million – was announced at a function held in the Westenra Arms Hotel as a token of appreciation to the more than 120 voluntary stewards who assisted in the smooth running of the 2018 event, which took place from ...

#MY MONAGHAN – TOURISM CAMPAIGN

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27 Jul 2018 Comments Off on #MY MONAGHAN – TOURISM CAMPAIGN
#MY MONAGHAN – TOURISM CAMPAIGN

The fourth #MyMonaghan video is being released today. Each video in the series features local people, talking about their passions and telling their stories. In this video, Paul Bond and Benny Magennis shed some light on ‘Roddy Den Drum’ who is making a big impact in Rossmore Forest Park. And it appears that he won’t be the only giant in the park for very long! Plans are afoot for more drumlin giants throughout the park so keep your eyes peeled when you’re walking the dog…….. To hear more about Roddy ...

FAMILY SHOCKED AND HURT AT VANDALISM AND THEFT AT THEIR MOTHER’S GRAVE IN LATLURCAN

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19 Jul 2018 Comments Off on FAMILY SHOCKED AND HURT AT VANDALISM AND THEFT AT THEIR MOTHER’S GRAVE IN LATLURCAN
FAMILY SHOCKED AND HURT AT VANDALISM AND THEFT AT THEIR MOTHER’S GRAVE IN LATLURCAN

Michael McDonnell A MONAGHAN TOWN family have expressed distress and disappointment following an unprovoked attack on their mother’s grave at Latlurcan Cemetery on Wednesday of last week. The incident at the final resting place of Bridget Cooney of Mullaghmatt occurred at some time between about 1.45pm and 4pm on that afternoon, and included the theft of five of the seven solar lights her family members had lovingly placed around the grave. Bridget’s daughter Cheryl Cawley told the Northern Standard that all members of the family were extremely upset about what ...

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 ...