Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures.

The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, manages the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme. The principal objective of this scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings and other related structures that contribute to the character of the landscape and are of significant heritage value, are conserved for active agricultural use.

The 2023 grant scheme is now open for applications.

You must apply online for this grant scheme through the Heritage Council’s online grants management system located here:

For more information on the grant click here:


Ukrainian Welcoming & Information Event

Information will be provided on services and supports available to recently arrived Ukrainians to County Monaghan.
Hot refreshments will be provided along with entertainment for children, music and dance.

When: 23rd March 2023, 6 to 8pm
Where: Iontas Arts & Community Resource Centre, Castleblaney

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Temporary Closing Of Roads – LS-8400 in the Townland of Toome

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following road in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney in County Monaghan:

Date: Monday 23rd January 2023 to Friday 27th January 2023 

To Facilitate: Reservoir upgrade works

Roads Closed: LS-8400 in the Townland of Toome

Diversion Routes:

Traffic wishing to proceed Northbound past the Reservoir will be diverted back on the LS-8400, Left on the LP-4410 and Left on the LS-8400.

Traffic wishing to proceed Southbound past the Reservoir will be diverted back on the LS-8400, Right on the LP-4410 and Right on the LP-8400.

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).


This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

Gareth Mc Mahon 

A/Director of Services

Transport, Community and Rural Development

12th January 2023

Night Time Temporary Closing of Roads – N2 Castleblayney Bypass – from the townland of Kilcrow (N2 Clontibret Roundabout) to the townland of Tullyvin (N2 Tullyvin Roundabout)

Monaghan County Council intends to close the following road in the Municipal Districts of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, Ballybay- Clones and Monaghan in County Monaghan.

Dates of Closure:            Thursday 26th January 2023 until Friday 27th January 2023


Road Closed: N2 Castleblayney Bypass – from the townland of Kilcrow (N2 Clontibret Roundabout) to the townland of Tullyvin (N2 Tullyvin Roundabout).

Times: 7.30pm – 6am  

To Facilitate: Pavement Investigations.

Diversion Routes:    South East Diversion- From the N2 Clontibret Roundabout, take the R184, then travel south east along the Old N2 (LP3444), through Annayalla Village and Castleblaney Town (R183 & R181), then access the N2 via the N53.

North West Diversion- From the N2 Tullyvin Roundabout, take the N53 into Castleblayney Town. Travel north west through Castleblayney taking the R181 & R183, then continue north west along the Old N2 (LP3444). Then access the N2 via the R184 at the N2 Clontibret Roundabout


Diversions will be in place for the duration of the closure.

Every effort will be made to minimise delays.

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned roads with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 17th January 2023.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection to Road Closure”.

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

Gareth McMahon

A / Director of Services 

Transport, Community and Rural Development

12th January 2023

Monaghan County Council is about to make an Annual Rate on the rateable properties in County Monaghan.


Oifigí an Chontae, An Gleann, Muineachán


County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan




Notice is hereby given that Monaghan County Council is about to make an Annual Rate on the rateable properties in County Monaghan.

The Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV) for the ordinary expenditure of the County Council for the service year ending 31st December 2023 is €0.2374.

The Rate Book is available for inspection by appointment by any ratepayer in the Rates Offices, Monaghan County Council, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan, and will be open for inspection between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm during the fourteen days following the date below, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


John Murray 

Head of Finance

County Council Offices 

The Glen 


H18 YT50


Dated this: 

12th day of January 2023

Attention All Dog Owners

Attention Dog OwnersLambing time will begin soon.

Every year in Monaghan, there are many attacks on sheep by dogs, particularly around lambing time. These attacks cause great cruelty and result in sheep and
lambs dying from their injuries, lambs being aborted, and stock not thriving for fear of further attacks. These attacks result in serious losses for the farmer, including veterinary fees, disposal of dead animals, the value of the dead sheep and lambs, and loss of thrive.

Any dog, large or small, may become involved in attacking sheep – MAKE SURE YOUR DOG DOESN’T GET THE CHANCE!

If you own a dog or dogs, you are required to:

  • Keep your dog under control at all times. This means not allowing your dog off your property unaccompanied.
  • Have a microchip certificate of registration which proves that your dog is microchipped and registered to you. (Required since 2016)
  • Ensure that every dog under your control wears a collar bearing the name and address of the owner at all times and that the name and address are legible.
  • Have a current licence for each dog in your possession or a general dog licence to cover all dogs in your possession.  YOU CAN NOW BUY YOUR DOG LICENCE ONLINE AT   


Brendan Smyth

County Veterinary Officer

12th January 2023

Siro Announces €6 Million Investment In New Full Fibre Broadband Network For Carrickmacross And Monaghan Town

  • 5,300 homes and businesses will have access full fibre-to-the-premises broadband 
  • Build already underway in Carrickmacross, with Monaghan town to follow
SIRO announces €6 million investment in 100% fibre broadband for Carrickmacross and Monaghan town, with network to go live in early 2023, the launch took place in the Civic Offices, Carrickmacross on Monday morning last (L-R) Damien Thornton (Carrickmacross-Castleblayney MD Co-Ordinator), John McArdle (Monaghan County Council Broadband Officer), Carmel O’Hare (Director of Corporate Services & Innovation Monaghan County Council), Suzanne Tracy (Chief Technology Officer SIRO), Amanda Glancy (Director of Corporate Affairs SIRO), Micheal Crowe, Councillor Aoife McCooey, Rodney Howard (Build Manager SIRO), Aidan Campbell (MD Chairman) and Damien Murray (SIRO). Pic. Pat Byrne

Tuesday, 25 October – SIRO, the broadband network operator, has today announced that it is investing €6 million in the roll out of a new full fibre network to Carrickmacross and Monaghan town.

As part of the roll out, 5,300 premises in these towns can connect to SIRO’s gigabit, 100% fibre network. SIRO is targeting 2,800 premises in Monaghan and 2,500 premises in Carrickmacross, respectively. The investment was officially announced by the company as part of a presentation made to Carrickmacross-Castleblaney Municipal District Councillors and Monaghan County Council representatives by senior SIRO management.

Areas across Carrickmacross that will receive SIRO’s fibre broadband include (but not limited to) include: Alderwood, Cluain Alainn, Coill An Rí, Farney Street, The Elms, Castleblayney Road, Saint McCartan’s Villa.

Some areas across Monaghan Town that will receive SIRO’s fibre broadband include (but not limited to)include: Drumbear Lawn, Dublin Street, Tully Estate, Belgium Park, Doctor McKenna Park, Montfort, and Manor Wood.

Works by SIRO and its contractors on the ground commenced in Carrickmacross in September, with Monaghan town set to begin in December, with works continuing into early next year.

It’s expected that homes and businesses will be able to connect to the network in quarter one and quarter two 2023 in Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town, respectively. The roll out is part of SIRO’s ongoing national network expansion, where the broadband network operator is working to roll out its network to 770,000 premises across 154 towns.

SIRO is a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, established in 2015. To date, the wholesale operator has already connected over 450,000 premises in 75 towns.


Commenting on the announcement, SIRO Chief Technology Officer Suzanne Tracy, noted:

SIRO’s announcement that we are bringing our 100% fibre broadband to Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town continues our commitment to ensure equality of access to high speed, reliable and future proofed broadband to towns across Ireland.

“Connectivity is now vital to how we work, live or learn online. SIRO’s fibre broadband is future-proofed to deliver speeds of up to 10 Gigabits, ensuring that regional towns such as Carrickmacross or Monaghan are not left behind but can fully participate in our digital society and economy.

“At its core, SIRO’s fibre broadband gives power back to people and communities, allowing them to choose how they live and work today, and over the longer term,” added Ms. Tracy.


Welcoming today’s announcement, Monaghan County Council Director of Services for Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District of Carmel O’Hare, said:

We are delighted to welcome SIRO to Co. Monaghan and to see SIRO commence their broadband rollout in the Carrickmacross and Monaghan town areas. The rollout of the SIRO network throughout Carrickmacross marks a milestone for the urban area and will offer significant broadband improvements for all of the many business interests in the town and for residential customers.”

SIRO will be available to order for residents and businesses of Monaghan in early 2023. To register your interest, please visit

South Dublin Street & Backlands Regeneration Project

Monaghan County Council has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála seeking approval under Sections 175 and 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) for the above project.

The planning application submission is available to view online from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates), at the links below:



This information is also available in hard copy to inspect and purchase at the following locations:

  • Monaghan County Council Planning Offices, 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan, H18 X982 between 09:15-13.00hrs and 13.30-17.00hrs from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates).
  • The offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 between 09:15hrs and 17:30hrs from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates).


Submissions and Observations

Any person may, within the period of 6 weeks from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates), make a submission or observations in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01 V902 or online at in respect of:

  1. the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned, and
  2. the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out.


Any submission or observations must also include the following information:

  1. the name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
  2. the subject matter of the submission or observations, and
  3. the reasons, considerations, and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.


Any submission or observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by An Bord Pleanala not later than 17.30hrs on Wednesday 19th October 2022.  Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application.

Submissions or observations made directly to Monaghan County Council in respect of this proposal will not be considered as valid submissions/observations by An Bord Pleanala.

(Submission received)

ABP Cover Letter

An Taisce

Heritage Council


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Dept of Housing Local Government and Heritage


Public Alert: Drinking Water Restriction – Three Mile House & Togan

Public Alert: Drinking Water Restriction

Irish Water and Monaghan County Council

Three Mile House & Togan

Date of Drinking Water Restriction Notice:
2nd of September 2022

Due to elevated levels of manganese in the Three Mile House & Togan network. The public drinking water quality is considerably compromised and an immediate risk to your health.

As a result and following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water and Monaghan County Council are issuing a Do Not Consume Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of all consumers on this scheme. This Do Not Consume Notice applies to all customers served by the Three Mile House and Togan PWS and as indicated in the pink areas of the map.


IMPORTANT: Boiling your water will not render it safe to drink.

1: Please use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. Bottled Water) for the following:

• Drinking
• Preparing Drinks made with water
• Cooking of Food.
• Food Preparation including washing and preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
• Brushing of teeth and/or gargling
• Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

IMPORTANT: Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

Alternative supply’s will be provided at the following locations Darley National School and White Horse Hotel. Remember to boil this water before use for drinking or for food preparation.

2: You can continue to use your internal water supply for the following:

• Flushing of toilets
• Personal Hygiene (showering/bathing)
• Laundry and washing utensils

3: Caution:

• Domestic water filters will not render your water safe to drink
• Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from an alternative safe source of water (e.g. Bottled Water)
• If you have pets and are concerned about the impact of providing mains water while this restriction is in place, you should ask your local vet for advice

4: Only use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. Bottled Water) for the following situations.

• When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing and preparing salads)
• Preparing Infant Formula. Where a Do Not Consume Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from bottled water. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute), and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

5: Always Take Care:

If you are boiling bottled water to prepare infant formula, care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

6: How long before the Do Not Consume Notice can be lifted?

We do not know at present, but Irish Water and Monaghan County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive (HSE) with a view to lifting the restriction as soon as practicable.

7: How will we keep you informed?

You will be kept informed through the following media: Website: ;
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1800 278 278
Local Media –Radio and Press
(IW registered vulnerable customers will be directly contacted)

8: Awareness for commercial premises

Irish water request that this Restriction is placed in a prominent position within your commercial premises.

Remember – Do not use your tap water for drinking or food preparation until further notice.

Do Not Consume Notice Issued by:
Anthony Skeffington, Regional Manager, Irish Water.

Nuala Woods, Director of Services Monaghan County Council.