Temporary Closing Of Roads – L-2340 in the townlands of Lisdarragh and Drumaghakeel

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

Date of Closure:               Monday 19th June 2023 to Friday 30th June 2023

To Facilitate:                     Bridge Rehabilitation Works 

Road Closed:                     L-2340 in the townlands of Lisdarragh and Drumaghakeel


Diversion Routes:

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-2340 in the direction of the R183 will be diverted by remaining on the R189 to Newbliss, then continuing on to the R183.

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-2340 in the direction of the R189 will be diverted by remaining on the R183 to Newbliss, then continuing on to the R189.

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access will be catered for. No through road will be available at the bridge works).

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


Kevin West

A/Senior Engineer

Transport, Community and Rural Development

8th June 2023



Temporary Closing of Roads – To Facilitate: Road Improvement Works

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

Date:     Between Monday 26th June 2023 and Thursday 30th November 2023

(The Road may be closed for a maximum of 3 weeks within the Closure Period)


To Facilitate:      Road Improvement Works

Road Closed:

LT-10202 Tully Road: For a distance of 1,465m between its junction with the LP 1020 at Derrygassan Lower to the end of the road at Derryhallagh.


Diversion Routes:

Northbound traffic travelling from at Derrygassan Lower to Derryhallagh will be diverted onto the LS-5207 and continue West before turning right onto the N2 towards Emyvale and continue to the junction of the LP-1020.  Traffic will turn right and travel east along the LP-1020 Emyvale to Glaslough Road and arrive at Derryhallagh.

Southbound traffic travelling from Derryhallagh to Derrygassan Lower will be diverted left onto the LP-1020 Emyvale to Glaslough and proceed west to the junction with the N2.  Traffic will turn left and proceed along the N2 towards Monaghan to the junction with the LS-5207.  Traffic will turn left and continue east along the LS-5207 and arrive at Derrygassan Lower.

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

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the Roads Department, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Wednesday 21st June 2023.  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 Monaghan, Co. Monaghan at 047 73777 or email monaghan@monaghancoco.ie.


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

Kevin West

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

8th June 2023






Public Consultation Event


 The Study Area for the Ballybay to Castleblayney Greenway has now been completed and a number of Route Options have been developed.  Public Consultation events will be held over the coming weeks for communities along the proposed route.  Landowners, local communities, and the general public are invited to review the Study Area and to discuss with the project team.  The drop-in sessions will be held in;

The Doohamlet Community Centre, Thursday, 17th of August from 4:30pm to 7:30pm & The Doohamlet Community Centre, Thursday, 14th of September from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 Should you have any queries in relation to the Ballybay to Castleblayney Greenway, please contact the Ballybay & Clones Municipal District on 047-51018

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 Monaghan. The speed limits are 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 Monaghan Townland Name Start Date End Date
LT-10202 Tully Road: For a distance of 1,465m between its junction with the LP 1020 at Derrygassan Lower to the end of the road at Derryhallagh.


Tully 26/06/2023 30/11/2023

Kevin West

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

8th June 2023

Warm Air Does Not Mean Warm Water. Advice to reduce your drowning risk.

WATER-SAFETY-IRELAND-LOGOWater Safety Ireland is cautioning people not to underestimate the dangers of swimming in cold water. The caution comes as air temperatures rise however water temperatures are still cold. Swimming in cold water can result in the rapid cooling of muscles needed to swim and stay afloat. Swim within your depth, swim briefly and be mindful that any cooling of the muscles can make it more difficult to swim safely.

Advice to reduce your drowning risk:

  1. Swim within your depth, stay within your depth and enter the water slowly to acclimatize as sudden immersion in cold water can result in “cold shock” which can lead to deep gasping, uncontrollable rapid breathing and panic.
  2. Swim at Lifeguarded waterways this weekend – locations at https://watersafety.ie/lifeguards/.
  3.  If you cannot get to a lifeguarded waterway, swim in areas that are traditionally known to be safe and have ringbuoys available for rescues.
  4.  Never use inflatable toys in open water as they can be swept away by currents and offshore breezes.
  5. Children require close, uninterrupted, adult supervision at all times near water.
  6.  Swim within your depth and stay within your depth. Make sure that the edges are shallow shelving so that you can safely and easily enter and exit the water.
  7. To escape a rip current, swim parallel to the shore and then swim back ashore. See www.watersafety.ie/rip-currents/
  8. Never swim in quarries or reservoirs.
  9. Alcohol is a factor in one third of drownings – never mix alcohol with water activities.
  10. Beware of stranding by incoming tides. Carry a charged phone at all times and in an emergency, call 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.
  11. Always wear a correctly fitting lifejacket when boating and have a means of communication in a waterproof pouch.
    1.  If you see somebody in trouble in the water: SHOUT – REACH – THROW
      a. SHOUT to calm, encourage and orientate them;
      b. REACH with anything that prevents you from entering the water (clothing/stick);
      c. THROW a ringbuoy or any floating object to them.


Know The Lifeguard Flags:
No Lifeguard flag means that there is no Lifeguard on duty. A red flag means that a Lifeguard is on duty but has deemed conditions to be too unsafe to swim. The red and yellow flags mean a Lifeguard is on duty and the Lifeguard is patrolling between those flags.

Visit www.watersafety.ie for more information.

Pre- Draft Consultation for the Monaghan County Development Plan 2025-2031

On Thursday the 11th of May 2023 , Monaghan County Council published a notice of the intention to review the current Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025 and to prepare a new Monaghan County Development Plan for the period of 2025-2031.

In order to encourage discussion on the key issues facing the County over the next plan period 2025-2031, the Forward Planning team will facilitate drop-in workshops in the five towns in the month of June . Please come along , we want to hear what you think should be included in your new development plan!

Details of times and venues below:




A75 AC99



These workshops are informal so call in at any time on these dates to chat with the Forward Planning Team.

For more information check out :



Phone : 047 30532.



Notice is hereby given that the audit of the accounts of the above-named local government organisation for the financial year ended on the 31st day of December, 2022 will be commenced by Martin White Local Government Auditor, on the 16th day of June 2023, in accordance with article 17 of the Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014, objections to any matter or matters contained in the said several accounts will be considered by the Local Government Auditor during the audit.

Written notice of any proposed objection, setting out the relevant particulars and grounds on which it is to be made, should be sent to the above Local Government Auditor at Monaghan County Council within ten days of the commencement of the audit.

The annual financial statement will be available during office hours for the inspection of all persons for a period of seven days before the commencement of the audit.

Dated this 25th day of May 2023

Olga McConnon

Head of Finance and Director of Service

Attention all dog owners! Lambing season

There are lots of lambs in the fields.

Every year in Monaghan, there are many attacks on sheep by dogs, particularly around lambing time.

These attacks cause great cruelty to sheep and lambs.

These attacks result in serious losses for the farmer.


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 monaghan.ie


Brendan Smyth

County Veterinary Officer

18th May 2023


Heritage Week Event Grant Scheme 2023 – Call for applications


National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. The overarching theme for National Heritage Week 2023 is “Living Heritage”. Organisers are also invited to explore biodiversity through events. All events that meet the objectives of National Heritage Week in a meaningful way will be promoted on the National Heritage Week website. To find out more and to register your event please visit https://www.heritageweek.ie/.

Who can apply:

This grant scheme is open to individuals/community groups and not for profit organisations, heritage and biodiversity groups, venues and societies. All groups in receipt of funding from Monaghan County Council must be members of Monaghan PPN.

What Funding is available:

The level of grant assistance for any one event will range from €200 to €500.

To be eligible for funding projects/events must:

  • take place in County Monaghan and celebrate an element of Monaghan’s heritage.
  • be organised by an individual/community/voluntary group based in Monaghan.
  • meet the objectives of Heritage Week in a meaningful way, follow this link for further information https://www.heritageweek.ie/get-involved/project-policy.
  • proposed event must be run during heritage week 12th – 20th August 2023.
  • be designed on a realistic financial basis and provide good value for money.
  • be completed and payment claimed by Friday 29th September 2023.


How to apply:

Please contact heritage@monaghancoco.ie if you are interested in applying for the above grant.

The heritage section will forward on the relevant application form and guidelines & criteria to all interested parties.

Any queries can be directed to Sandra McQuaid via email heritage@monaghancoco.ie

  • The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 9th June 2023.