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Pat appeals for new members for Monaghan Rotary Club

Tydavnet’s Pat Deery has recently made an appeal for new members for Monaghan Rotary Club of which he is a member. The club is involved in gathering and distributing funds to those who need it, participating in social events like the Golf Classic and Greenway challenge, and attending meetings which take place every Tuesday night […]

Participants invited to take part in Virtual Show

2020 is all about new experiences. The situation surrounding Covid-19 has unfortunately led to the cancellation of shows for this year, including Tydavnet. In order to keep the community spirit alive among our loyal exhibitors, the Irish Shows Association is running its very first virtual show, to take place on Saturday, August 22nd. The schedule […]

Canon Philip Connolly celebrates 65 years of ministry

Canon Philip Connolly of Doohamlet, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination last week. He was ordained by Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, on 19th June 1955, before being assigned to Garrison, Co Fermanagh, where he remained for 3 years, from where he moved to Belleek nearby. In 1962, he returned to County […]

Eircom (Eir) to impose €5.99 monthly charge on users of its email addresses

Eir is to begin charging €5.99 per month for its Eircom.net email service, which has been free for almost 20 years. From 1st July, Eircom.net account holders who don’t pay won’t be able to open individual email messages. If they don’t pay within two months, their email account will be deleted. The new charge system may leave […]

The late Dympna Connolly, Sruveil, Scotstown, and late of Threemilehouse

The death has occurred of Dympna Connolly, Surveil, Scotstown, H18 T992, and late of Coretard, Threemilehouse, Monaghan, (and formerly of the staff of Heatons Monaghan), on  Saturday 13th June, peacefully surrounded by her loving and caring family. Predeceased by her father Joe. Dympna will be sadly missed by her loving partner Tom Tierney, her mother Lily, sisters […]

Community Projects team do Ballinode river clean up

Ballinode Community Projects members organised a clean up of the river area on Saturday 13th June 2020. 3 black bags of rubbish were removed from a small section of river around the mill wheel. There was all sorts of debris including sweet and ice lolly wrappers and lots of tin foil and take away packaging. Littering […]

New local food business making fantastic artisan jams, sauces and chutneys

Subh Fraoċ Bán, (White heather preserves) based at the 150 year old Drumreask Lodge, Ballinode,  produces homemade artisan jams, condiment sauces, and relishes. Born and raised in the family home ‘Fraoċ Bán’ in Kildare town, Chef Val O’Kelly started his career as a chef over 35 years ago. His culinary journey that has taken him to nearly all […]

The late Madge Cassidy, Carrickmacross; Fr Philip Connolly bereaved

The death has taken place of Margaret (Madge) Cassidy (née Connolly), Carrickmaclim, Carrickmacross, Monaghan, on Thursday 11th June, peacefully in the loving care of St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Castleblayney in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Tom, her brothers Pete, Jim, John, Matt and her sisters Nan, Angie, Cassie, Ena and Josie. Sadly missed and remembered with […]

Alzheimers “Virtual Big Breakfast” on Sunday 21st June 2020

The Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association in Drumkill and Carrickmacross invites everyone to participate in a virtual “Big Breakfast” on Sunday 21st June, and donate funds to continue providing necessary care and support to current service users and a new service of home respite. Observe Covid 19 restrictions, enjoy your hearty feast, share your […]

Clogher diocese Lourdes virtual pilgrimage from 3rd to 8th July 2020

The Lourdes2Clogher virtual pilgrimage will take place from 3rd to 8th July 2020. Due to Covid 19 the diocesan pilgrimage could not happen this year, so a virtual pilgrimage will be hosted on the Diocese of Clogher Facebook Page and also on the Clogher-Lourdes website. The liturgies and other devotions will be broadcast from various […]

“The king from over the water” a book of short stories with Ballinode connection

Watch out for a new short story compilation from award winning London Irish author John O’Donoghue, who is well connected with the Ballinode area. John’s mother was Mary (nee Murphy), sister of Thomas Murphy who lived in Cappagh, Ballinode in the 50s/60s/70s, and his father was from the Kerry gaeltacht. John’s book “The king from over […]

The late Mary Hanna, Lannaght, Knockatallon

The death has taken place of Mary Hanna, (née Cusker), Lannaght, Knockatallon, Monaghan on Thursday 11th June 2020, peacefully in the loving care of her family. Predeceased by her husband Peter. Sadly missed by her daughters Ann, Angela, and Pauline, son Sean, sons in law Frank Lambe and Shane Kelly, and daughter in law Anita Byrne. Devoted grandmother […]

Local photographer has image featured on RTE weather updates

Congratulations to Patricia Cavanagh, from Tullyvogey, Tydavnet who has been contacted by Nuala Carey from RTE weather to say that her photo is runner up in the Spring RTE Weather photography competition and will be shown before all weather forecasts on Thursday 11th June. The photo was taken a few days before the lockdown began, and features Stroove […]

Golden wedding anniversary for Benny and Teresa

50 years of marriage is a huge milestone, one that is worthy of a big celebration. However, when Benny and Teresa McMahon’s plans were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their family and Tydavnet neighbours stepped up to make sure their day was memorable while still maintaining a safe social distance. The couple had to […]

Ballinode’s Killian earns PhD in Canadian university

Congratulations to Killian McCormack, Cappog, Ballinode, who was awarded a PhD from the Dept of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, Canada on Tuesday 2nd of June 2020. Founded in 1935, the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography is one of the oldest and largest geography departments in North America. Killian’s research interests were […]

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