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Author: Michael Fisher

Talk on Private Robert Hamilton, Ballinode

Private Robert Hamilton from Ballinode is one of the thousands of Irishmen killed in World War I whose stories have been forgotten for nearly 100 years. Now to coincide with the centenary of the start of the Great War in August 1914, his story deserves to be told. According to his obituary in the Northern Standard, he was a member […]

Memories Amidst the Drumlins

The dozens of poems and stories of the late Terence O’Gorman, Tullyvogey, containing his memories amidst the drumlins of Cavan and Monaghan will shortly be available in print. Over the past two years, his daughter Patricia Cavanagh, President of the ICA in Co. Monaghan, has carefully compiled and edited this literary treasure, which provides a wonderful […]

Welcome to our Visitors from Geel

WELKOM! Tydavnet in County Monaghan has welcomed a group of fifteen visitors from Geel in Belgium, led by the new Mayor Vera Celis. Tydavnet is twinned with Geel in the province of Antwerp through the common link of St Dympna (Davnet). The group, some of whom have been here before, are staying with host families in […]

Geel Day 5

The visit to Geel by a group of 22 from Tydavnet ended tonight in great style with a European sing-song in the newly refurbished market square. This was also the hottest day so far, up to 38C and even tonigh the reading coming home to Ten Aard in André’s car was 25C at 1:30am! So […]

Geel Day 3

Owing to a technical glitch, this report is coming to you from Geel slightly later than the previous ones…….well that’s my excuse anyway. In reality, my kind host André produced a glass or two of Powers and we did not get to bed until late after solving the problems of the world (especially Belgian politics!!). […]

Geel Day 1

All arrived safely in Geel and were met by the host families. Andre and Mia are hosts once again for Evelyn and myself; Donagh is staying nearby and tonight Hermann and Annie gave us dinner. Regards from all to Harry & Deirdre. Plenty of good Belgian beer when we arrived. I led a sing song  briefly in the festival […]

Milestone for family of former Roslea PP Canon Brian McCluskey

A County Monaghan family has marked a significant milestone in the Catholic church in Ireland, with over 350 years between them in religious life. There was double cause for celebration at the St Louis Convent in Dundalk as two of the McCluskeys from Inniskeen, a priest, Fr Peter, and a nun, Sr Ethna, held their […]


The 2011 national cycling championships hosted by Emyvale CC came through Tydavnet and the surrounding area in June. On Sunday 26th June 2011 the senior mens’ race took place and a number of leading cyclists displayed their talents. MICHAEL FISHER watched them as they passed along the circuit and put together this video: