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Restricted rules on Mass attendance in Tydavnet parish to continue

In welcoming the good news that public worship has re-commenced in Tydavnet parish churches, we will not be instantly returning to the ‘normal’ of three/four months ago but will begin with small and tentative steps, with a number of restrictions still in place. Father Joyce and Fr Early have laid on 10 weekday masses as […]

Successful Tidy Towns work evening in Tydavnet

A big thank you to everyone who took part in Tydavnet Tidy Towns work evening on Monday evening last. This was our first work evening of the year and it was heartening to see such a big turnout for what was a hastily arranged event. We got all the brown area’s around the car park dug […]

The late Jenny Foy, Kilmeague, Co Kildare; local family bereaved

The death has taken place of Jenny Foy (née Capper), Pluckerstown, Kilmeague, Kildare (and formerly of Swords and Raheny, Co Dublin), peacefully at Beaumont Hospital on Friday 3rd July. Sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, daughter Danielle and her partner Mark, sisters Dorothy, Fiona and Sandra (McBride, Ballinode), brothers Fergus and Trevor, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt, uncle, nephews, […]

Seeking interesting GAA stories for new book

There are loads of local GAA anecdotes suitable for this book…just waiting to be told! A major drive has been launches to source and publish GAA stories from the grassroots of the organisation. Publishers Ballpoint Press Ltd and the GAA aim to gather a comprehensive treasure trove of Gaelic related stories ever compiled in the […]

National Broadband Ireland surveying work ongoing in the north Monaghan area

Since January 2020 National Broadband Ireland contractors have surveyed a total of over 25,000 premises in the counties of Cork, Galway, Limerick, Cavan, and Wexford – and are currently on the ground in Kerry, Westmeath, Roscommon and Monaghan. To date they have been out and about around Drumhillock, Tydavnet, Cloghnart, Scotstown, Mullinahinch, Ballinode, Cornacassa, Cortolvin, […]

The late Maura (Connolly) Mullen, Cappog, Ballinode

The death has taken place of Maura Mullen (née Connolly), Cappog, Ballinode, and late of Aughnacloy, Smithboro, Co Monaghan (staff member of Monaghan Credit Union) on Saturday 27th June, peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by her loving and caring family.  Maura will be sadly missed by her loving husband Martin, sons James and John, her beloved […]

Emy Lough fundraising walk on Sunday 2nd August 2020

Emy Lough annual Fundraising Walk around the Lake will take place on Sunday 2nd August 2020. We look forward to seeing all the folk who use the Lake Walk supporting this on the day between 7am to 8pm, or if that doesn’t suit, please do your own walk at a time that suits you, and […]

Beep, Beep! Drive in Bingo coming to Kilmore GAA training grounds

Drive in Bingo is  coming to Kilmore GAA grounds in July. You’ve heard of drive-in movies and drive-through fast food outlets, but have you heard of a drive-in bingo? A lockdown friendly drive-in bingo is an opportunity to enjoy a large community event from the safety of your own car. All you have to do […]

Talented local artist launches new website

Congratulations to local artist “Mags” McCarron from Glasdrummon, Milltown on the launch of her new website http://artbymagsstore.com. Mags, a daughter of Seamus and Geraldine McCarron always had a keen interest in art, and she creates wonderful portraits, framed and ready to hang. She has a wonderful talent, and her attention to detail is fantastic. All artwork […]

“Art shelters” a new phenomenon around Sliabh Beagh area

Anyone driving around the Sliabh Beagh Fermanagh border area will see the area much brighter this summer with many brightly painted “art shelters” springing up on rural roads. The artwork is part of an initiative where already 18 shelters have been painted with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with the paintings done […]

Monaghan Rugby Club looks forward to returning to a new “normal”

Monaghan Rugby Club members are delighted to share the positive news that the IRFU is now in a position to add a ‘Competition Stage’ to their Return To Rugby Guidelines For Clubs. Lots of work is currently going on behind the scenes at the club to get back to some normality while at the same […]

Misuse of Ballinode’s “Spraoi na hAbhann” play park

Parent’s, please take note! Concern has been raised in Ballinode this week about young teens abusing the equipment in the children’s playground “Spraoi na hAbhann”. While it’s lovely to see all the young people from Ballinode and neighbouring areas out and about in our village, some of them have been congregating round the children’s play […]

Scotstown’s Conor one of nine UCD scholars selected for coveted transatlantic prize

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations (adapted for use here) Conor Holohan from Scotstown is one of nine of University College Dublin’s brightest scholars who have been awarded coveted research and teaching roles at some of America’s universities and institutions. The group are among 36 recipients of this year’s Fulbright Irish Awards, which […]

Exciting graduation event for St Dympna’s School sixth class

There was great excitement on Friday 19th June when the sixth class pupils from St Dympna’s celebrated their graduation. The event was in a number of stages, and during the day there were messages from Josh Moffett, Rory Beggan, Grainne McElwain, Conor McCarthy, Darren and Kieran Hughes, the McAnespie girls, a representative from global phenomen brand […]

Footpaths are for pedestrians, not bicycles!

There have been a number of complaints about young cyclists on the footpath in Scotstown and Ballinode villages, posing a danger to pedestrians and those with baby buggies. These bikers are not little children on stabilisers or with parents – these are groups of (mostly young) people thundering along on their shiny bikes. With so […]

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