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 Carrickmacross/Castleblayney. The speed limits are being put in place in the interest of road safety to facilitate roadworks.

Signed: Gareth McMahon,

A/Director of Services, Transport,

Community and Rural Development , 6th April 2023

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 limits are being put in place in the interest of road safety to facilitate roadworks.

Signed: Gareth McMahon, A/Director of Services, Transport, Community and Rural Development 6th April 2023

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.

R-185-3: For a distance of 5200m between its junction at Cavanreagh -Tullyree 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 – the N12 at Cavanreagh to the junction of the LS-5232 and LP-1301 at Tullyree

R-186-4: For a distance of 2700m from its junction Cappog- Tydavnet Village 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 – LP-1620 at Connollys Bridge at Cappog to the junction of the LP-1020 in Tydavnet Village

R-162: For a distance of 1600m from its junction with the Killygowan- Tamlat 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 – R188 at Killygowan to its junction with the LP-1500 at Tamla

R188: For a distance of 6000m from its junction with the Killygowan- Stranoodan 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 – R162 at Killygowan to its junction with the LP-2402 at Stranoodan

LP-1210: For a distance of 3300m between its junction Emyvale Village -Aghaboy 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 with the N2 at Emyvale Village and the junction with the LS-5205 at Aghaboy.

LP-1412: For a distance of 567m between its junction with Old Cross Square- Glen Road 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 – the R-937/N54 (Old Cross Square) and its junction with the R162 (Glen Road)

LS-5600: For a distance of 3100m between its junction Drumbear – Knockaturly 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 with the R188 at Drumbear and its junction with LS-5600 & LS-5620 at Knockaturl

LT-56104: For a distance of 1277m between its junction Urbalkirk – Feragh. 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 with the R-162-4 at Urbalkirk to the end of the road at Feragh

LT-16201: For a distance of 1435m, between its junction Tullycroman – Crosses. 28/02/2023 30/11/2023 with the R186-5 at Tullycroman and its junction with LP-1620 at Crosses.

Signed: Gareth McMahon,

A/Director of Services,

Transport, Community and Rural Development 6th April 2023


Have your say on the Local Economic Community Plan – Public Consultation Events

Public consultation events for the Monaghan Local Economic Community Plan (LECP) will take place throughout April 2023 at the following venues:

April 13th 11.00am till 13.00 Garage Theatre, Monaghan

April 13th 2.30 till 4.30 Peace Link, Clones

April 19th 6.00pm – 8.00pm Workhouse, Carrickmacross.

April 18th 7.00pm – 8.30pm online event*

*To register for the online event please contact

Notices of Termination – End of Eviction Moratorium

Monaghan County Council is aware that households in our area may have received a notice of termination from their landlord and may be unsure about what to do.

Anybody who has received a notice of termination and who has no alternative accommodation can contact Monaghan County Council.

Monaghan County Council first response will be to support households to try to prevent homelessness.

Where a person or household is eligible for social housing:
Monaghan County Council will assess the availability of social housing properties or advise the person or household on the level of Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) they may be eligible to receive.

In some cases, Monaghan County Council will assess if the property in which the tenant currently resides is suitable for acquisition if it is being offered for sale and the owner is interested in selling to the local authority. In prioritising properties for acquisition, consideration will be given to aspects such as cost and value, condition of the property, size and suitability for tenants. If there are social housing units available via the local authority or an Approved Housing Body, allocation to these will also be considered.

Where a person or household is not eligible for social housing:
Monaghan County Council can assess and refer households for the Cost Rental Tenant-in-Situ scheme managed by the Housing Agency and provide advice or direct to appropriate services.

The Cost Rental Tenant-in-Situ scheme is available for tenants who are not eligible for social housing and are at risk of homelessness. Local authorities are a first point of contact for this scheme but it is managed by the Housing Agency. Under the scheme the Housing Agency can purchase a property and rent it to the tenant. Local authorities will undertake an initial assessment of the tenant’s circumstances and refer details to the Housing Agency for consideration, where the tenant is at risk of homelessness and the Cost Rental Tenant-in-Situ scheme applies.

Where a tenant wishes to purchase their home, local authorities can advise and support on the Local Authority Home Loan scheme. We are aware that the Government is examining implementing a ‘right of first refusal’ for tenants to purchase their homes, as well as expanding the First Home shared equity scheme. Monaghan County Council will be able to provide more information on these when available.

We would like to assure households that emergency accommodation will be a last resort only, where no other appropriate alternative can be identified. Households in emergency accommodation will be supported to access more permanent accommodation.

Monaghan County Council will continue to deal with notice of termination queries and cases as quickly as possible, while taking account of circulars issued by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Tenants may also wish to contact the Residential Tenancies Board, Threshold or other tenant support services for support and advice on tenant rights.

If you require further information, the  designated contact for Notice of Termination queries is

Ms. Miriam McMahon  047-30552

Development of new Monaghan Tourism Strategy 2023-2028 – Online Survey – Have Your Say!

Monaghan County Council is in the process of developing a new Tourism Strategy for the county for the next 5 years which will set out a clearly articulated, refreshed vision for driving sustainable, innovative, resilient and inclusive tourism sector growth in Monaghan.

This Online Survey, facilitated by Monaghan County Council’s Tourism Unit, aims to give interested parties an opportunity to provide feedback to the consultancy team commissioned to develop the new Monaghan Tourism Strategy 2023-2028.

At a time of great change and opportunity for Monaghan, this strategy needs your input whether from a service provider, community, visitor, tourism trade or business perspective.

This survey should take about 12-15 minutes to complete. This important part of the consultation process will close on April 30th, 2023. All information provided is private and confidential and will be used only for the purposes of research and analysis to inform the new Monaghan Tourism Strategy.   

Please click below to commence the survey:



Dog Found – Skeagh Bridge, Smithboro Co. Monaghan

A male, black and white, Hound Cross wearing a blue collar, no microchip, approximately 10 years old was found at Skeagh Bridge, Smithboro Co. Monaghan this morning Friday 31st March.  For further information please contact All Creatures Vets, Tullyherim, Armagh Rd., Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, 047 83733.

New €4.5m funding package will conserve and safeguard Ireland’s built heritage

Assistance for 95 built heritage projects provided under Historic Structures Fund 2023

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD, today announced that 95 heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €4.5m under this year’s Historic Structures Fund (HSF).

In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to local construction and heritage trades by facilitating works with a total value of over €8m and generating more employment (an estimated 11,250 days’ labour), including for specialist heritage roles such as thatching and stone work.

The HSF is one of two built heritage funding schemes which work in partnership with owners and the 31 local authorities to protect our built heritage – a key aim of Heritage Ireland 2030, the new national heritage plan launched by the Minister last year. Today’s announcement follows the awarding earlier this month of €4.5m in funding under the Department’s other built heritage grant scheme – the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

By providing grants of between €15,000 and €200,000, the HSF assists owners of heritage structures – including those on the local authorities’ Record of Protected Structures and those in Architectural Conservation Areas – to meet their obligations to care for their properties. The scheme provides assistance to a wide range of heritage structures, including castles, churches, mills, bridges, shopfronts, and thatch structures, as well as to private houses.

Among the 95 recipients of funding, this year’s HSF includes awards to:

  • Red Stables Building, St. Anne’s Park, Dublin: funding of €200,000 for the re-slating of the Red Stables building roof (or part thereof), as recommended by a consultant conservation architect.
  • St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Dublin Road, Monaghan: funding of €200,000 for urgent external refurbishment and stone conservation work to the spire, pinnacles tower, and south transept of the cathedral, and internal high-level plaster repairs.
  • Former Mansion House, Mercy University Hospital, Cork: funding of €200,000 for the conservation and repair of the external envelope of the building, including stone repair, re-plastering, re-slating, leadwork, and window conservation.
  • Birr Castle Suspension Bridge, Offaly: funding of €200,000 for the conservation and repair of the wrought-iron suspension footbridge within the grounds of Birr Castle demesne to bring it back into use.
  • 20 Exchequer Street: funding of €37,500 for the reinstatement of the shopfront which is part of the George’s Street Arcade complex in Dublin City Centre.

In cooperation with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, a grant has also been offered under the Irish-language shopfront stream. Nine larger projects awarded funding over two years under HSF 2022 will also be funded this year.

Announcing the awards today, Minister Noonan said:

I am delighted to announce another €4.5m investment in our built heritage. This year’s Historic Structures Fund will assist 95 owners and custodians of historic and protected structures across the country as they carry out hundreds of conservation projects to repair and safeguard our built heritage. I am particularly pleased to announce the increased number of awards made to vernacular structures. Through this investment, this Government continues to celebrate the value and diversity of our built heritage, while also supporting traditional building skills. These actions also continue to help us deliver on our commitments to built heritage under Heritage Ireland 2030, the national heritage plan which I launched last year.’

Commenting on the announcement, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, said:

‘It is great to see the increased number and range of projects which will be supported by this investment of €4.5m under the Historic Structures Fund. Along with the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, this Government is continuing its commitment to safeguard our rich built heritage, keeping many buildings in use and helping to bring many others back into use. The funded works will also have an economic benefit by generating employment for heritage contractors and other skilled crafts and tradespeople across the country.’

Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Kieran O’Donnell, TD, also welcomed the announcement, stating:

‘Thanks to the close working relationship between the Department and the Local Authorities, particularly the Architectural Conservation Officers, Heritage Officers and planning and administrative staff, schemes such as the Historic Structures Fund continue to be successful in the repair and renewal of our shared built heritage.’


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:


Aging water mains to be replaced in Tullyhirm

Friday 24 March 2023: With the busy summer season around the corner homes and businesses in Tullyhirm, Monaghan are looking forward to a more secure and reliable water supply.

Uisce Éireann crews will arrive in the town in the coming weeks to begin work on replacing more than 350m of old water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts. 


The new pipes along the N12, Armagh Road, will put a stop to bursts, outages and leakage and give customers much more confidence in their local water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s Networks Programme Manager Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting this Monaghan project underway. 

“Fewer bursts and less leakage will ensure a more reliable supply for homes and businesses in Tullyhirm. Securing Monaghan’s water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing in Tullyhirm, which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future.” 


Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann and the works are due to be completed this May. 


Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. In order to safely deliver the works, traffic management will be in place along the N12, Armagh Road during the works. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.


The essential works may involve some short-term water interruptions, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruptions. 

Declan continued: “We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people.  These works are essential for Tullyhirm and the long-term benefits including reliability of supply and reduced leaks will far outweigh any short-term inconvenience. We thank the community for their patience and co-operation.” 


This project forms part of Uisce Eireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and will help us achieve our 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. 


Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 – fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

For more information on the national Leakage Reduction Programme, please visit 


13/12/2020 Irish Water Staff Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure