It was the end of an era in Ballinode village on Saturday 20th October 2018 with the demolition of the former Ballinode Creamery to make way for a new community centre on the site. Ballinode Creamery has a long association with dairy farming in the area, and it was powered by a steam engine which is now preserved in McAree’s Vintage Museum. Ballinode Creamery amalgamated with Town of Monaghan Co-Op in 1976, the last of a number of small branch creameries to merge. Former manager of the creamery Mr Donaldson lived at Lemaculla (where the late Brian McKenna lived). The dairy was extended in the 1930’s and Mr Montgomery became the manager. He lived in Ballinode village (where Jane Sherry lives), and he later moved to the Georgian Bessmount House on the Armagh Road, outside Monaghan town. It provided a great service to the farming community in the area, and John Hanley and Billy Monahan from Ballinode worked long years in it. In recent years George McCarron (Clontibret/Knocknagrave) worked at the premises.