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Tydavnet Historical Society lecture on Golagh House, Scotstown

To a capacity Cornagilta attendance on Wednesday 30th November 2022, Marie McKenna from Tydavnet Historical Society gave a comprehensive history of Golagh House, Scotstown which was razed to the ground on 25th February 1921. Many of the audience members came from the Gola townland, and it was very enlightening to find out what an amazing history […]

Motorists advised to show caution regarding wild deer on local roads

A few people have contacted us to remind everyone to be extra careful about deer on our local roads. It follows a few near miss events in the locality where young deer suddenly appear out of nowhere and narrowly avoid being hit, or damaging vehicles. While accidents can happen at any time of year, most […]

Nine lessons and carols in Ballinode on Sunday 18th December 2022

St Dymphna’s Church, Ballinode will hold their annual Christmas nine lessons and carols celebration accompanied by the U3A choir, in Ballinode Church on Sunday 18th December at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Faith and Light Fiesta on Sunday 4th December 2022

The Tydavnet Faith and Light December Fiesta will take place on next Sunday 4th December. Young helped are invited to assist wtih setting up the hall at 2pm; the Fiesta will start at 3pm, with a special visitor popping in. Looking forward to seeing you there.

The late Peggy Seeley, Webster, New York; local families bereaved

The death has taken place of Peggy Seeley (née McGinnity, Kilmore West), late of Webster, New York on Tuesday 22nd November ’22, aged 96, at Aaron Manor Nursing Home, dear sister of Gene McGinnity, Kilmore West, and aunt of Martin Kilpatrick, Scotstown, and the McGinnity family members. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Donald in […]

The late Sean McCague, Stracunnion, Scotstown

The death has occurred of Seán Mc Cague, Stracrunnion, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan, on Thursday 24th November 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of the Lorgan Unit, St Mary’s Hospital, Castleblayney surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Rose and brothers Gabriel and Frankie. Beloved and much loved husband of […]

Canon Philip Connolly heading for his 94th birthday

We send good wishes to Canon Philip Connolly who celebrates his 94th birthday this weekend (27th November 2022). Born in November 1928, Canon Phil, as he is popularly known, is the oldest priest in the Diocese of Clogher. The middle child of a family of 13 children, 7 boys and 6 girls, he lived on […]

A gift from Princess Grace – a delightful local story from “Fireside Miscellany, A collection of Irish memories”

One of the many fantastic contributions from the “Forge Anvils” concert in Cornagilta School on Saturday 19th November was Josephine Higgin’s story of the amazing foresight of a County Monaghan Mammy who reached out to Irish American (Princess) Grace Kelly and her gift of a beatuiful doll (pictured below) remains a treasured keepsake to this […]

The “Forge Anvils” visit Cornagilta School Heritage Centre on 19th Nov 2022

Thanks so much to the “Forge Angels” who came along to a music, history, poetry, and singing event in Cornagilta School on Saturday 19th November. It was a fantastic night – with MC Enda Galligan, Peter McKenna, Martin McKenna, Peter Cavanagh (all vocals/guitar), Nigel Brannigan (keyboard/vocals), Pat Murtagh (accordion/vocals), Frank Scullion (story/song/poetry), Freddie Carbin (songs), […]

Sniper Joe and Sister Jim – new radio drama with Tydavnet’s Pat Deery

Tydavnet’s Pat Deery will star in a radio play “Sniper Joe & Sister Jim” on Newstalk Radio on Saturday November 19th at 9pm. The full length radio comedy drama writtten by Seamus McRory, and directed by Kevin McCann, will also feature Tina Kellegher (Ballykissangel, Fair City), Mikel Murfi (Jimmy’s Hall, Barabas), Geri Maye (RTE’s The […]

Lifetime Volunteer of the Year award for Tydavnet’s Marie

A great event took place in the Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney on Sunday 6th November 2022 with the presentation of the Monaghan Integrated Development Volunteer of the Year Awards 2022. These awards recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of volunteers and voluntary organisations across County Monaghan. There were 3 categories – Volunteer of the Year […]

“Saviour” – the new Christmas single from Darren Mulligan’s “We Are Messengers”

Saviour, oh Saviour A Child and yet a King Lord of everything Saviour, my Saviour Emmanuel has come With hope for everyone Here in the darkness I see the light of the world Here in the chaos There is peace coming to the earth And all this will change In the most beautiful way With […]

Téada nominated for “Best Folk Group” in RTE folk music awards

Sean McElwain’s trad group “Teada” are absolutely delighted to be nominated in the Best Folk Group category for the upcoming RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. Among the groups nominated for the same award are top rated bands like “We Banjo 3”, “Navá” “The Alt”, “The Allam”, and “The Whileaways”. The awards ceremony takes place in Dublin’s Vicar […]

Community Games appeal for new volunteers to keep activities going in the area

Tydavnet Area Community Games Information evening will be held on Friday 11th November 2022, from 7pm to 8pm in the Meeting Room of Scotstown Complex. The outgoing Committee is calling on parents and individuals from Knockatallon, Scotstown, Ballinode, Tydavnet, Milltown/Dernagrew to consider volunteering and making sure the children get to experience what Community Games has […]

Tydavnet GWS source protection litter pick on Sliabh Beagh

With the current mild weather another litter pick took place last weekend on Sliabh Beagh, as part of the Tydavnet Group Water Scheme source protection project. As with the previous event a few weeks ago, there was not a lot of litter about – some plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminium drinks cans which were […]

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