Installation of a Pedestrian Crossing with Belisha Beacon and Lighting on the L5516, Oriel Way, Killyconnigan, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan.

Legislative Procedure for Traffic Calming Procedures under the Road Traffic Act 1994

 Under the Road Traffic Act 1994 (As Amended) A road authority may, in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users, provide such traffic calming measures as they consider desirable in respect of public roads in their charge.

 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (As Amended) of the following scheme:

 

Installation of a Pedestrian Crossing with Belisha Beacon and Lighting on the L5516, Oriel Way, Killyconnigan, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan.

 The proposed scheme will consist of:

  • Installation of a Pedestrian Crossing with a combined Belisha Beacon and Lighting.
  • Installation of Drainage pipework where required.
  • All associated site works.

In accordance with Section 38 of the above-mentioned legislation, Monaghan County Council, as the competent roads authority has concluded that the above scheme complies with the relevant section of the legislation, based on the nature, size, and location of the proposed scheme.

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme are available for inspection at the offices of the Road Section, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Armagh Road, Monaghan and also at Monaghan MD Office, Glen Road, Monaghan Town during office hours from the 19th April 2024.

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed works may be made in writing to the Roads Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Armagh Road, Monaghan, or MD Offices. up to 4 pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024.

Signed:                Kevin West

A/Senior Engineer Roads Section

Monaghan County Council

 

18/04/2024

 

Canal Street/Mall Road Active Travel & traffic calming works at Tirkeenan Monaghan Town Co Monaghan.

Section 38

Legislative Procedure for Traffic Calming Procedures under the Road Traffic Act 1994

 Under the Road Traffic Act 1994 (As Amended) A road authority may, in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users, provide such traffic calming measures as they consider desirable in respect of public roads in their charge.

 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (As Amended) of the following scheme:

 

Canal Street/Mall Road Active Travel & traffic calming works at Tirkeenan Monaghan Town Co Monaghan.

 

The proposed scheme will consist of:

  • Provision of kerbing, build outs, pedestrian crossings along the L1412
  • Provision of additional traffic calming signage
  • Provision of high friction surfacing
  • Improvements to existing Drainage network where required.
  • All associated site works.

 

In accordance with Section 38 of the above-mentioned legislation, Monaghan County Council, as the competent roads authority has concluded that the above scheme complies with relevant section of the legislation, based on the nature, size and location of the proposed scheme.

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme are available for inspection at the offices of the Road Section, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Armagh Road, Monaghan and also at Monaghan MD Office, Glen Road, Monaghan Town during office hours from the 19th April 2024.

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed works may be made in writing to the Roads Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Armagh Road, Monaghan, or MD Offices. up to 4 pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024.

 Please contact the above-mentioned offices to make an appointment to view the Plans and Particulars.

 

 

 Signed:                Kevin West,

A/Senior Engineer – Roads Section, Monaghan County Council

18th April 2024

Monaghan is set to Feature in RTE’s Tracks & Trails Episode this Friday 19th April

Monaghan County Council is delighted to let you know that Monaghan will feature on RTE 1 this Friday at 7.30pm.

Tracks & Trails returns for its 11th Season and this season features our own ‘Monaghan Way’

This inspirational series epitomises what is best about our wild and natural landscapes with presenters taking us on a journey along some of the most beautiful trails on the Island of Ireland. The presenters get a chance to link their passions along the trails that they discover.

 

In episode 3 this Friday 19th April at 7.30pm on RTE 1, Irish Historian and Broadcaster, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter travels to Ulster to complete two trails on either side of the border, one in the Sperrin mountain range in Co. Tyrone and the other along the scenic Monaghan Way.

His first walk is a 12km loop in the Gortin Glen close to Omagh.

Diarmaid then travels to Co. Monaghan to Kavanagh Country. His walk begins at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen where he meets the manager, Darren McCreesh who shares Diarmaid’s love and knowledge of the life and work of Kavanagh.

 

This walk follows a trail for 18.5km along the recently upgraded Monaghan Way and is a combination of quiet country roads, cross country trails and riverside and lakeside approaches. Wanting to see first-hand the landscapes that inspired the poet and writer Diarmaid enjoys the time he has here with Kavanagh’s words and spirit. This is a varied walk and to complete this journey Diarmaid crosses fields, disused railway lines and quiet roads to end at beautiful Loch Muckno where he feels he has seen the essence of the place that inspired Patrick Kavanagh.

Be sure to tune in.

 

Open Invitation – 50th Anniversary Commemoration for the life and service of the late Senator Billy Fox

Ballybay/Clones Municipal District, Cathaoirleach Cllr Sean Gilliland Together with Christ Church Aughnamullen & Latton/Bawn Community Groups Wish to invite you to the 50th Anniversary Commemoration for the life and service of the late Senator Billy Fox On Sunday 28th April 2024

 

1.00pm:         Senator Billy Fox Park Memorial Park Derrygoony

Monaghan (laying of wreath)

3.00pm:          Christ Church Aughnamullen (service/unveiling of plaque)

4.30pm:           Latton GAA Club (Refreshments)

 

A Park & Ride system will be in operation, Pick Up at Latton GAA (Latton O’Fahillys GAA Club, Latton, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 NY32) Buses Departing @ 11.30am

Please contact 047 51018 with any queries.

Tracks & Trails Series – Featuring County Monaghan

Tracks & Trails Series, 11, begins Friday, 5th April 7.30pm RTE1,  and every following Friday for 6 Episodes.

 

Episode 1. Friday, 5th April 7.30pm, RTE1  Co.Waterford. 

The Boolas Loop and Dunmore East Coastal Path,

Presented by Journalist, Author and Podcaster Nicola Tallant.

 

Episode  2.  Friday, 12th April 7.30pm RTE1  – Co.Offaly.

Glinsk Forest, Croghan Hill & The Grand Canal Greenway from Ballycommon to Rahan.

Presented by Author of Adult & Children’s books, Sinéad Moriarty

 

Episode  3. Friday, 19th April  7.30pm, RTE1 – Ulster.

Gortin Glen, Co Tyrone and The Monaghan Way

Presented by historian, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter

 

Episode 4. Friday, 26th April, RTE1 Co.Kerry.

Tralee to Fenit and The Mass Loop Derrynane,

Presented by Camogie All Star and commentator, Ursula Jacob

Episode 5. Friday 3rd May, RTE1 Co.Kilkenny

 Kilkenny City to Bennetsbridge,on the South Leinster Way from Graiguenamangh to Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum,  Inistoige,

Presented By Director of Science for Society,  Dr. Ruth Freeman

Episode 6.  Friday 10th May, RTE1, Co.Tipperary.

On St Declan’s Way from Cahir to the Knockmealdown Mountains,

Presented by journalist and former RTE political editor Tommie Gorman. 

Tracks & Trails returns for its 11th Season with six episodes across 7 counties on the Island of Ireland.   Six presenters explore trails in Waterford, Offaly, Monaghan and Tyrone, Kerry, Kilkenny and Tipperary.   In this uplifting series, which represents what is best about our wild and natural landscapes our presenters take us on a journey along some of the most beautiful trails on the Island of Ireland.  In this season the presenters get outside into the wilds of Ireland and immerse themselves in the beautiful Irish scenery.   The presenters get a chance to link their passions for history and poetry, science and nature along the trails that they discover.  The people that they meet bring colour and context to where the trails take them and as a viewer we get a real insight into the presenter as they bring their own personality, pace and perception of their experiences to where they walk.  Each trail is challenging in its own way,  but all of these walks follow established national waymarked trails, including, St Declan’s Way, The Monaghan Way,  The South Leinster way, The Royal Canal Greenway, The Kerry Way as well as well trodden riverside and cliff paths.

Ulster

Irish historian and broadcaster, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter travels to Ulster to complete two trails on either side of the border, one in the Sperrin mountain range in Co.Tyrone and the other along the scenic Monaghan Way.

Starting out 10km from Omagh, his first walk is a 12KM loop in the Gortin Glen, an area beloved by locals for generations.  The area has many walk options and Diarmaid is following a trail which takes in the forest park, a waterfall, spectacular views across the Sperrins and of course no visit to Northern Ireland would be complete without an encounter with a giant.  Diarmaid is a lover of poetry and he finds plenty of opportunity to recall lines of verse that link with the landscape and with periods of history.   Diarmaid enjoys the company of local musician and writer Declan Forde and historian Dr Patrick Fitzgerald as they walk and talk about the people here and their deep connections with the land.  The route itself changes constantly and includes forest paths, wide pathways, proper mountain paths but is well waymarked .   This 12km loop is a challenging and beautiful hike with sweeping views and a variety of terrain underfoot.

Diarmaid then travels to Co.Monaghan to Patrick Kavanagh country.  He starts his walk from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Iniskeen where he meets the manager Darren McCreesh. Both men share a deep love and knowledge of the life and work of Kavanagh and enjoy swapping stories about Kavanagh and his links to this area.  This walk follows a trail for 18.5km along the recently upgraded Monaghan Way and is a combination of quiet country roads, cross country trails and riverside and lakeside approaches. Wanting to see first hand the landscapes that inspired Patrick Kavanagh, Diarmaid enjoys the time he has here with Kavanagh’s words and spirit. This is a varied walk and to complete this journey Diarmaid crosses fields, disused railway lines and quiet roads to end at beautiful Loch Muckno where he feels he has seen the essence of the place that inspired Patrick Kavanagh .

 

 

YOUR VOICE MATTERS AND YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT – REGISTER OF ELECTORS

Local and European Parliamentary Elections are taking place on Friday, 7th June 2024.

 It is now your responsibility to ensure that you’re registered to vote.

If you are not registered to vote, please submit your application on or before the closing date:

Monday 20th May 2024

To be eligible to vote:

  • You must be 18 years of age on or before 7th June 2024;
  • You must be living full time at the address at which you wish to be registered;
  • To be eligible to vote in the European Parliamentary Elections you must be
  • an Irish citizen OR
  • a citizen of another EU Member State (subject to completing EP1 form which guards against double voting across the EU – please contact us if you have not received your EP1 form in the post)

 

How to apply:

  • On-line at checktheregister.ie
  • Hard copy forms (ERF1) are available at Council Offices, The Glen, local libraries and Municipal District offices. Completed forms must be returned to: Register of Electors, Monaghan County Council, The Glen, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, H18 YT50.

 

WON’T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE POLLING STATION ON POLLING DAY?

If your illness or disability or the circumstances of your occupation or study is preventing you from attending a polling station on polling day, you may be entitled to vote by post.

If you had an illness/disability postal vote for the Referendum in March 2024, there is no need to re-apply.

Visit checktheregister.ie to download a form or contact Monaghan County Council on 047 30 551 or email register@monaghancoco.ie to check your postal voter status or to enquire about your eligibility.

Applications for entry onto the postal voters list must be received on or before the closing date:

Saturday 11th May 2024

For any enquires please email register@monaghancoco.ie or phone 047 30551.

Carmel O’Hare

Director of Services

Corporate Services

18th April 2024

Urgent Public Health Alert

The Department of Public Health HSE Dublin and North East wishes to advise members of the public about the risk of measles infection to non-immune individuals in the Dublin and North East region.

Since the beginning of March a number of confirmed measles cases have been notified to Public Health HSE Dublin and North East. In view of these cases occurring in this short period of time there is a risk of on-going community spread.

Following a recent notification of a confirmed measles case in the Dublin 15 area we wish to advise that members of the public may have been exposed to measles while:

  • Attending Ship Shape Kids Play Junction 6 Castleknock on the afternoon of 4th April 2024

Action needed:

  1. Be aware of signs and symptoms of measles for 21 days (i.e. 25th April 2024) from the time of possible exposure.

Measles is a highly infectious disease that can cause serious complications, particularly in children under one year of age, pregnant women, and the immunosuppressed. If you are in one of these groups, please seek advice from your GP.

If you or your child was at Ship Shape Kids Play on that afternoon, it is especially important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles, which include:

  • Cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and a cough
  • Sore red eyes
  • A temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or above
  • Rash, which usually appears on head and neck first and spreads to rest of body

If you have these symptoms, please seek medical advice. Phone ahead prior to attending any healthcare setting to let them know that you have these symptoms, so they can make necessary arrangements.

  1. Ensure you are vaccinated.

If you/your child are not vaccinated against measles with two doses of MMR, please contact your GP as soon as possible during normal working hours to discuss whether you require vaccination.

If you were born in Ireland before 1978 or had measles illness, you are unlikely to require vaccination, as you are probably immune.

The best way to protect yourself and those around you against measles is by MMR vaccination. This can be arranged free of charge with your GP (focus on children) or in the HSE vaccination clinics for children (over the age of 5 years) and adults for whom vaccination is indicated– the times and locations are listed on the following web link:  MMR vaccine Catch-up Programme – HSE.ie

Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine at one year of age and a second dose in junior infants at 4-5 years of age.

Further information about measles is available at: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/measles/

 

Contact HSE live for further information on measles (Freephone 1800 700 700)

 

Statement on behalf of Monaghan County Council’s Executive and the Elected Members of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District in relation to proposed use of property at No. 50 Main Street, Carrickmacross

During the proceedings of Monaghan County Council’s monthly meeting, on Monday the 8th of April 2024, local councillors, together with senior officials, received a briefing note update, via E-mail, from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth advising that “31 beds will be provided for people seeking refuge in Ireland who are International Protection Applicants in HQ Accommodation, 50 Main Street, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.”

Subsequent to this communique, representatives of Monaghan County Council contacted Department officials to advise that in relation to the proposal at No. 50 Main Street, Carrickmacross, there continues to remain a number of non-compliance issues pertaining to Fire Safety, Building Regulations and Planning, and respective statutory requirements under the Fire Service Act, Building Control Act and Planning Act. In response, the Department confirmed that the proposal to use HQ Accommodation as a temporary emergency accommodation centre has been placed on hold until all concerns are addressed.

The elected members of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District convened a Special meeting of the Municipal District Council on Tuesday the 9th of April 2024, to discuss the wider public concern, and the lack of consultation by Department officials with the elected members prior to the release of the briefing note update on the 8th of April 2024. Arising from this special sitting of the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District Council, the elected members sought an urgent meeting with Minister Roderic O’Gorman, Minister Heather Humphreys, local Oireachtas members, and senior officials from Monaghan County Council. Accordingly, a meeting with local Oireachtas members, including Minister Heather Humphreys, and senior members of the executive took place on Friday the 12th of April 2024.

Arising from that meeting the elected members of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District have issued the following collective statement:

“As locally elected representatives, we are duty-bound to protect the interests, not only of the communities we serve, but also the wellbeing of those joining our communities. It is therefore paramount that we are kept fully informed on developments of this nature and the processes that apply in the selection of properties for use as temporary emergency accommodation centres. As recently as last November, we were advised by council officials that the property concerned was not considered fit for purpose as an emergency accommodation centre. At Friday’s meeting, it was confirmed to us, that in the considered opinion of the officials of Monaghan County Council, the property referred to as HQ Accommodation continues to remain unsuitable as an emergency accommodation centre. Moreover, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has advised that the proposal to use HQ Accommodation as a temporary emergency accommodation centre has now been placed on hold. This apparently contradictory communication from the Department, in the space of less than a week, does little to inspire public confidence and is totally unacceptable.

We are determined to ensure complete transparency in the procedures applied in welcoming international protection applicants into our communities. Fundamental to this, is ensuring that the accommodation provided meets the required standards. Providers of  facilities must be held to account, and greater oversight exercised in the selection of prospective properties. Basic humanitarian needs, including fit for purpose accommodation, medical care and education provision must be prioritised in the selection of suitable facilities. Public monies cannot, and must not, be spent on sub-standard facilities. Over the coming week, we the elected members of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, through the offices of our respective parties, shall be seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Roderic O’Gorman and his department officials to provide answers. The current situation cannot continue.”

 

Sean McDermott’s GFC – Community Walking Track Lighting Construction of MUGA, installation of outdoor fitness equipment and village landscaping

Funding for Walking track, lighting & MUGA was received from Sports Capital Fund €100,000 (Walking Track) CLÁR €50,000 (lighting of walking track) and Town & Village Renewal Scheme €100,000 (Village Enhancements & MUGA).
The community of Threemilehouse are getting ready to step into a new era of fitness and fun, as they officially open their brand-new Community Walking Track with enhanced lighting and a state-of-the-art Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which is located in the grounds of Sean McDermott’s GAA grounds.
The enhancement of the recreational amenities and landscaping has helped create a more attractive location for people to live in, and to create more opportunities for social/community interaction, with positive health and lifestyle benefits.
Official opening by Minister Heather Humphreys took place yesterday.