An bhféadfadh an grúpa pobail agatsa cur le cur chun cinn na nGaeilge i gContae Mhuineacháin le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022?

Tá sé i gceist ag Coiste Gaeilge, Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin maoiniú teoranta a dháileadh ar ghrúpaí pobail sa chontae a bheadh sásta ócáid a reachtáil le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Bheadh na himeachtaí seo a leanas oiriúnach

  • Léirithe ceoil as Gaeilge
  • Scéalaíocht as Gaeilge
  • Ciorcal Comhrá as Gaeilge
  • Tráth na gCeist as Gaeilge
  • Imeachtaí Spóirt as Gaeilge
  • Pop up Gaeltachta


Ag seo na coinníollacha a bhainfidh leis an maoiniú

  • Beidh an ócáid ar fad as Gaeilge.
  • Is ar ghrúpaí pobail amháin a bhronnfar an maoiniú, ní mór cuntas bainc a bheith ag an ngrúpa. Ní bhronnfar maoiniú ar dhuine aonair.
  • Ní ghlacfar le hiarratais ó scoileanna ná ó chumainn tuismitheoirí i mbliana
  • Beidh na himeachtaí ar siúl le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge agus caithfear iad a chlárú ar
  • Ní mór an maoiniú ó Choiste na Gaeilge a admháil in aon phoiblíocht.
  • Ní bhronnfar os cionn €200 ar aon iarratas.


Má tá suim ag an ngrúpa agatsa in ócáid a reachtáil, seol r-phost led thoil chuig Nial Ó Conchúir, Oifigeach Gaeilge ag agus luaigh an t-eolas seo a leanas

  1. Ainm an Ghrúpa
  2. Sonraí Teagmhála
  3. An dáta molta don ócáid
  4. An Láthair atá molta
  5. Cur síos ar an ócáid
  6. An méid atá á lorg (faoi réir uasmhéid €200)

Dáta deiridh Aoine 25 Feabhra 2022.

Full Steam Ahead for Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022!

The Cathaoirleach of Carrickmacross – Castleblayney Municipal District, Cllr. P.J. O’Hanlon,  is delighted to announce the return of the Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All interested groups, individuals and businesses are invited to take part in the planning of the 2022 Parade.

Should you wish to be part of the planning committee, please come along and have your say. Please confirm attendance by emailing

Initial preparations are underway.

A meeting will be held in Carrickmacross Civic Offices on Monday 7th of February at 17:30

Should you require any further information please contact Carrickmacross – Castleblayney Municipal District by email or phone 042-9661236.


Photographs/Video will be taken at this event

Details of the collection, processing and sharing of images by Monaghan County Council including your right to withdraw consent are outlined in the Council’s Photography and Video policy on the website

Monaghan County Council Notices 27th January 2022

Monaghan Town St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022


An Cathoirleach of Monaghan Municipal District, Cllr David Maxwell, is glad to announce that the St Patrick’s Day Parade will go ahead this year and invites all interest groups/individuals and businesses to take part in the planning of the Monaghan Town St Patrick’s Day Parade.

If you want to be part of the planning committee, then why not come along and have your say.

Please confirm if attending to

Initial preparations are underway.

First Meeting to be held on 3rd February 2022 at 5.30pm in the Market House, Monaghan

For further information please contact the Monaghan Municipal District Office, Glen Road Monaghan at or Phone 047 73777


Temporary Closing of Roads


Monaghan County Council gives notice of the following road closure in the Municipal District of Ballybay/Clones in County Monaghan:

Date & Time:     Monday 7th February 2022 to Saturday 30th April 2022

To Facilitate:      Bridge Replacement and Road Works.

Road Closed: L-4210 in the townlands of Lisduff, Brackly, Greagh, Drumlane and Tullynahinnera Co. Monaghan

Diversion Route: Traffic wishing to travel on the L-4210 in the direction of the R-180 will be diverted onto the L-4200, then turning right on to the R-181, then turning right on to the R-180 at the Lough Egish crossroads.

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-4210 in the direction of the R-181 will be diverted by remaining on the R-180 to the Lough Egish Crossroads, then turning left on to the R-181.

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (L-4210 Local Access only, no through road at Bridge Works).

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


Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation
27th January 2022


Road Works Speed Limit Order                                                         

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Road Traffic Act 2004 Section 10 (1) of the Council’s intention to put in place Special Speed Limits for Road Works on the roads listed below in the Municipal District of Ballybay/Clones. The speed limit is being put in place in the interest of road safety to facilitate roadworks.      

50km/h speed limit signs will be in place at the following locations in the Municipal District of Ballybay – Clones Townland Name Start Date End Date
R183 Newbliss to Swanns Cross Road for a distance of 2,815m between its junction with the LT23401 and LP2311


Lisdarragh, Drumgriston, Feagh, Drumate



03/02/2022 30/11/2022
R162 Ballybay to Monaghan Road for a distance of 3,467m North from its junction with the R184 to its junction with the LT25021


Corfad, Monantin, Lantaur, Creevagh, Aghnaclea, Caddagh, Annamacneil


03/02/2022 30/11/2022
LP3110 & LP3111 for a distance of 4,290m from its junction with the LP4210 and its junction with the LP3101



Creeve, Roo, Aghakista, Annahaia, Carrickatee, Tossy



03/02/2022 30/11/2022
LT28001 & LT21002 for a distance of 1,188m from its junction with the LP2800 at Millbrook to the Northern Ireland Border


Lisseggerton, Lisnaroe Near



03/02/2022 30/11/2022
LP2411 for a distance of 1,411m from its junction with the LT24112, Latnamard and its junction with the LP2411 Drumhillagh


Latnamard, Dooskey



03/02/2022 30/11/2022
LS6120 for a distance of 2,184m from its junction with the N54 and its junction with the LP2111


Edenaforan, Mullanacloy, Longfield, Lisoarty, Aghafin 03/02/2022 30/11/2022


Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
27th January 2022


Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of its intention to close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay/Clones in County Monaghan:

Date & Time:  Between Monday 14th of February 2022 and Friday 7th of October 2022

To facilitate: Road Improvement Works

Roads closed:

  • R183 Newbliss to Swanns Cross Road: For a distance of 2815m between its junction with the LT23401 and LP2311: Lisdarragh, Drumgriston, Feagh, Drumate
  • R162 Ballybay to Monaghan Road: For a distance of 3467m North from its junction with the R184 to its junction with the LT25021: Corfad, Monantin, Lantaur, Creevagh, Aghnaclea, Caddagh, Annamacneil
  • LP3110 & LP3111 for a distance of 4290m from its junction with the LP4210 and its junction with the LP3101: Creeve, Roo, Aghakista, Annahaia, Carrickatee, Tossy
  • LT28001 & LT21002 for a distance of 1188m from its junction with the LP2800 at Millbrook to the Northern Ireland Border: Lisseggerton, Lisnaroe Near
  • LP2411 for a distance of 1411m from its junction with the LT24112, Latnamard and its junction with the LP2411 Drumhillagh: Latnamard, Dooskey
  • LS6120 for a distance of 2184m from its junction with the N54 and its junction with the LP2111: Edenaforan, Mullanacloy, Longfield, Lisoarty, Aghafin


All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times). Each Road may be closed for a maximum of 2 weeks within the Closure Period

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the A/Senior Engineer, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 1st February 2022.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure please contact The Municipal District of Ballybay – Clones, Civic Offices, The Market House, Clones 047 51018 or email

Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation
27th January 2022

Monaghan County Council Notices 20th January 2022





Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 81(1) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) for development at Tullyvaragh Lower, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan.

The proposed development will consist of:

  • Site clearance involving the removal of circa 80m of existing hedgerow and trees to the south of the L8100
  • Creation of a vertical and horizontal realignment of the L8100 with an approximate width of 6m and length of 89m back from the stop-line with the N2 to comply with TII standards.
  • Excavation and disposal of circa 500m3 of unsuitable material. Importation of circa 400m3 of suitable material to form embankments and 400m3 of suitable material to form capping layer to road base.
  • Realignment of 100m of existing water mains for Donaghmoyne GWS
  • Provision of circa 100m of Vehicle Restraint Barrier in total to the north side of the L8100 and west side of the N2
  • Provision of circa 150m of drainage pipes and filter drains and relocation of existing surface water gullies. Drainage network to incorporate the necessary inspection manholes. Provision of new headwall at existing outfall location.
  • Provision of circa 650m2 of new HRA surface along the L8100
  • Ancillary works including drainage, line marking, signage and landscaping


In accordance with Article 81(2)(ca) and 120(1B)(b)(i) of the above-mentioned regulations, Monaghan County Council, as the competent authority, has concluded from a Screening Determination, which is based on an examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and as such has determined that an EIA is not required. This Screening Determination is available for inspection, and at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks from the date of publication of this notice, any person may apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, from 20th January to 17th February 2022 inclusive at the offices of Monaghan County Council, Planning Section, No1 Dublin Street, Monaghan during public opening hours. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the above-mentioned offices to make an appointment to view the documents of this application. All associated documents can also be viewed online at

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated may be made in writing to Monaghan County Council, Planning Section, No1 Dublin Street, Monaghan before 5pm on 03rd March 2022.

Patricia Monahan
Director of Services
Transportation Community & Rural Development
Monaghan County Council
Dated this 20th January 2022


Community Activities Fund 2022

Funding of €265,142 has been awarded for County Monaghan for the Community Activities Fund under the Community Enhancement Programme.  The fund will be administered by Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).  The Community Activities Fund (CAF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  the scheme was launched at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD.

The Community Activities Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their non-pay running/operating costs, as well as funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities and purchase equipment. The scheme does not provide funding for the pay or employment of staff.

  • Any not-for-profit community or voluntary group can apply to this Fund
  • Commercial organisations, individuals and for-profit organisations are not eligible for assistance


Requests for assistance usually exceed the funds available. The Programme is likely to be oversubscribed.  Therefore, all applications fulfilling the conditions may not be successful or may be granted a lesser amount than applied for.

Applications will be evaluated by the LCDC to ensure eligibility and consistency with the Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 (LECP) which can be viewed at the following link

Applications must be made online

Guidelines are available at

This is also the location of the online portal, where the application must be submitted

This is an online application process only and hard copy application forms will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of completed online applications is 5.00 p.m. Monday 31st January 2022  

At this time, the online portal will close and it will not be possible to submit further applications

For any queries please email:


Lambing time will soon begin again.

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
20th January 2022



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 2022 is €0.226.

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

DATED THIS:  20th day of January 2022



Emyvale Village – Removal of Overhead Cables/New Public Lights

Monaghan County Council secured funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme from the Department of Rural and Community Development to carry out public realm improvement in Emyvale main street. This is to remove the overhead cables and upgrade the public lighting system for the main street. This was a priority highlighted by the community during consultation to develop a community plan.
Many of the existing public lights are placed on network, timber poles that require replacement. It is planned to install modern low energy, LED lighting throughout the village as per the Climate Change adaptation plan. It is also planned to remove the congested over head cables which are to be placed under ground. This will enable new public light columns to be place at correct spacing to create a well lit environment for the public. The works willl involve major excavation of the footpaths and a number of road crossings to lay the new ducts for placing the cables underground. Footpaths to be replaced as existing, in concrete finish. It will also require new connections to many individual premises.

Any queries/comments, please e-mail Monaghan Municipal District at up to 31st January 2022

Read the full PDF here: Emyvale Public Realm Improvement Jan 2022a (PDF)


Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses in Monaghan to take steps to prepare for freezing weather and to conserve water

January 17 2022: Irish Water and Local Authorities are asking homes and businesses to take some simple steps to avoid damage to their pipes and help conserve water during the cold weather.

Freezing conditions can lead to a higher than normal volume of burst pipes. A burst pipe can cause severe damage in the home, while also leading to valuable water being lost. Sometimes a small leak can go undetected for weeks, resulting in expensive repair bills and a disrupted water supply.

To avoid this, we are asking home- and business-owners to take some simple steps to winter-proof their premises over the coming months.

Speaking about preparing for colder weather, Tom Cuddy, Head of Operations, Irish Water, said, “With temperatures often dipping below zero at this time of year, we are appealing to homes, businesses and those responsible for unoccupied buildings to check for leaks whilst adhering to current public health regulations and advice, and to turn off water where it’s not needed. We are also appealing to customers to check outside pipes in particular that can become frozen and burst during periods of cold weather and report leaks they see on the public network to us. 

“Small efforts by everyone to conserve water wherever possible make a big difference and we would ask the public to only use what they need whilst continuing to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding COVID-19. Simple advice on conservation includes for example taking showers over baths and fixing dripping taps where it is possible to do so.

“In preparing for freezing weather, there are some simple steps to follow to avoid your pipes freezing or bursting. These can be viewed online at or below


What to do if you have a frozen pipe: If you have a basic knowledge of plumbing, these tips will help you locate and thaw a frozen pipe. If you are unsure of what to do, call a registered plumber.

Turn off the water supply, this will limit the amount of leakage or damage if a pipe bursts:

• Find and turn off your inside stop valve, usually located under the kitchen sink

• Turn off the stopcock in your cold water tank, usually located in the attic


Locate the pipe

• Check the water pressure in appliances such as taps and toilets to see if it is lower than usual

• Locate the general area where you think there may be a frozen pipe

• Check for visible pipes that are not insulated, pipes that feel much colder than others, have nearby draughts or damage

• Turn on nearby cold taps to relieve pressure on the frozen pipe. NEVER turn on the hot taps


Thaw the pipe

• If the pipe and fittings are not cracked or broken, you can try gently thawing the pipe

• Protect or move anything which might be damaged if the pipe bursts when thawed

• Use a hairdryer on the lowest setting to gently warm the pipe, starting at the end nearest the tap

NEVER attempt to thaw out frozen pipes by switching on your immersion, central heating, blow torch etc.

What to do if you have a burst pipe: A burst pipe can cause serious damage to your home so it is important to take action as soon as possible.

Limit the damage

• Turn off the water supply as instructed above

• Drain the system by turning on all the cold water taps and flushing the toilets

• Switch off the central heating and immersion. If you use solid fuel, let it die out

• When the water heating is completely off, turn on the hot taps to further drain the system

• If water from a burst pipe is leaking near any sockets, switches or appliances, switch off the mains if it is safe to do so. If the switch is wet, do not touch it, instead call a qualified electrician

• If you have a shared water supply e.g. if you live in an apartment complex, ensure you have access to the stop cock. This is usually located where the water supply enters the building

• Check with your neighbours that turning off the water has not affected their supply

Get it repaired

• You can make a temporary repair to a burst pipe by binding it tightly with a cloth or tape.

• Replace this as soon as possible by a permanent repair, carried out by a qualified and registered plumber.

• Ensure your hot water system is refilled BEFORE you switch back on your immersion or boiler.


Visit our Winter Proofing for Home page for tips. Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services and would like to remind the public to continue to follow public health advice on hand-washing and hygiene during the global health pandemic.

To report a leak please contact Irish Water on 1800 278 278.

New regulations for parking on footpaths

New regulations doubling the fixed charge penalty from €40 to €80 for motorists caught parking on footpaths, cycle tracks and bus lanes comes into effect on Feb 1, 2022.

Illegal parking can put vulnerable road users at risk.

See full press release here:


Monaghan County Council Broadband Query Portal

As the rollout of the National Broadband Plan continues across the county, a new portal is going online to assist everyone who have queries in relation to broadband, or who may be struggling with broadband issues.

Monaghan County Council is creating this portal to allow citizens submit their questions in relation to broadband options and broadband provision across the county

Queries can be submitted through an online form on Monaghan Co. Co.’s website. It is expected that this will become a resource for citizens and for those involved in business and enterprise who want to explore all of the options that are available for the provision of broadband to their premises.

All queries will be submitted to the County Broadband Officer, John McArdle, who will endeavour to assist with each of these submissions.

There remain many people within the county who are currently unable to achieve download broadband speeds of at least 30 Mb/sec. In this situation, many of these citizens may be entitled to be included in the National Broadband Plan intervention area. Homeowners and business owners who meet this criteria can submit their contact details to the Department of Communications

Broadband queries may also be offered by contacting the County Broadband Officer, Monaghan County Council, Glen Road, Monaghan (047-30500) or by submitting an email to:

Click HERE to access the online portal

Dublin Street Regeneration

Online Public Consultation Event to present the Dublin Street North Regeneration Plan and the Roosky Lands Master Plan, Monaghan Town

Monaghan County Council has engaged consultants, Sheridan Woods Architects and Urban Planners, to prepare the above referenced Plans. A presentation of these plans will be delivered by the consultants.

This presentation forms part of the consultation on the proposed variations of the Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025 to incorporate the Dublin Street North Regeneration Plan (Proposed Variation No. 3) and the Roosky Lands Master Plan (Proposed Variation No. 4).

Click here to read more on Variation No 3 to the Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025

Click here to read more on Variation No 4 to the Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025

Please join us for an online presentation of the Plans on:

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 at 7 p.m.


Further details, including the plans, can be obtained at the Council’s website  and are available for inspection until 5pm on 11 February 2022 at the Planning Offices of Monaghan County Council, 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan.