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Hogweed warning for Ballinode river area

Warning about Giant Hogweed along the river in Ballinode. Giant Hogweed is an invasive alien species which will cause a serious burn on contact with skin, it spreads very fast by seed, and it destroys native biodiversity.Giant hogweed is not native to Ireland, and causes serious economic and environmental damage.The plant is still in patches […]

Tydavnet Tidy Towns disappointed over response to village work evening

Tidy Towns: We had our 3rd and final work evening last Monday night last and once again we had a very disappointing turnout. We sent out text messages to the tidy towns group, the parents association and a number of individuals who had been very supportive in the past; about 50 in all but only […]

Upgrades at Quig Lough in preparation for upcoming competitions

Swim maintenance was carried out by Rossmore Coarse Angling Club members last Saturday at Quig Lough, Ballinode. Anyone fishing the lake please be mindful of lake rules set by the landowner. Members of the public shall be allowed to access to Quiglough for the purposes of angling under conditions that they comply with a number […]

Defibrillator locations in Tydavnet parish area

After the trauma of a near death experience of Christian Erikson on the football pitch last week, it’s a good time to review what we’d do in an emergency, or even where would we get a life saving defibrillator in the community. Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse […]

Ballinode village – help us to build up our own community!

Ballinode is buzzing, and the Community Projects team hopes to get the support of the community to raise money ourselves to enable new projects like a new off road walk/cycle track to Kilmore GAA grounds, a planned car park and picnic area near the bridge and water treatment plant, and the completion of our new […]

The late Josie McAdam, Australia; local family bereaved

The death has taken place of Josie McAdam (nee “Farowey” McKenna, Sydney Australia and formerly of Drumcoobrady, Tydavnet Co. Monaghan, on Thursday June 10th. Sister of Mary McKenna (Dernalussett, Emyvale) and Vera Treanor (Derrilla, Tydavnet). Predeceased by her brother Jimmy and sisters Peggy, Sr. Monica and Dympna. Burial will take place in Australia. We extend our sympathy to her […]

Tydavnet Tidy Towns work evening on Tuesday 8th June – the improvements continue

Thanks to the people who turned out on Tuesday 8th June for our work night (apologies to the people who I missed with the camera). We got one of the shrub beds covered but we ran out of stones. We will resume again next Monday evening at 7pm. With a good turnout next week hopefully we can get […]

Give your opinion on Monaghan’s Litter Management Plan

Monaghan County Council proposes to replace its existing Litter Management Plan 2018-2020. A new draft plan has been prepared for the prevention and control of litter within the county, setting out appropriate objectives and activities for the three- year period 2021-2023. The plan proposes to address the negative impacts of litter on our county, improve […]

Monaghan Special Olympics club appeals for funding support

Please support Monaghan Special Olympics raising funds to keep our local athletes competing in sport. For Clare McElroy, Special Olympics is more than just participating in sport. Clare has had many successes thanks to her club in Monaghan, most notably her recently published popular cookbook which is in constant high demand! She has overcome many […]

“Everyringfort” in Ireland to feature on Twitter heritage page

Every ringfort: This is a Twitter page set up in April 2017 which intends to post a satellite image of every ringfort in Ireland, one per hour, and the admin Keith Phelan using data from National Monuments intends to have his project completed by August 2022. Ringforts are one of the most populous field monuments […]

Volunteers welcome to assist with repair works at Cornagilta School

Work is progressing slowly at Cornagilta School, with the scaffolding and safety hoarding up, and the ESB on site last Monday to make safe the electric cables in advance of the repairs. Thanks to Denis Meehan, Brendan McCrudden and Paudge McCarron who were volunteering onsite last Saturday; we welcome any help that’s offered however small […]

Killylough Cycling Club undertakes nine county Ulster charity sportive

The Killylough Cycling Club has organised a 9 counties challenge cycle of 345km on Sunday 4th July 2021. The sportive in aid of Crocus Monaghan will take in the counties of Monaghan, Cavan, Fermanagh, Donegal, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, and then back to Monaghan. They have a Go Fund Me page called Killylough C.C. […]

June bank holiday Sliabh Beagh ramble with Paddy Sherry

Local rambler Paddy Sherry is planning a long walk for (next) Monday 7th June. At the minute the route is from the site of the former Hunting Lodge, via the 3 County Hollow to Mullaghfad, then back via Knockanearly. The route is subject to change depending on ground bird nesting sites, numbers, weather, and underfoot […]

Disappointing turn-out at Tydavnet Tidy Towns work evenings

Tydavnet Tidy Towns have had two work evening’s the last 2 Monday nights and the turn out was very disappointing, particularly after the great response that we got in years gone by. We are trying to get the surrounds of the car park planted and the shrub beds covered with stones. We are going again […]

Planning permission refused for 20 houses in Ballinode village development

A planning application for the development of 20 dwelling houses adjacent to the existing Sean Mhuilean development in Ballinode village has been refused by Monaghan County Council. The application by RPK Construction Ltd had been submitted in April 2020, with significant further information submitted to the planning authority on 30th April 2021. The application for […]

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