Monaghan Age FriendlyAge Friendly Programme

Monaghan has been an Age Friendly County for over a decade. Monaghan County Council signed up to become an Age Friendly County in September 2011.

An Age Friendly County is a place where more and more older people can stay living in their own homes and communities, lead healthy and active lives, get to where they want to go, and are valued contributors to the lives of their communities.

The Age Friendly programme involves a multiagency, multi-sectoral approach to age-related planning and service provision.

Seamus McDermott was officially confirmed as the Age Friendly Ambassador for Monaghan at the Launch of the Croke Park Age Friendly Stadium in 2022. His role involves networking and encouraging community members to participate in local activities that cater to older people’s needs and interests.


Monaghan Older People’s Council (OPC)

Monaghan OPC is a representative group of older people in the county. The Council identify priority areas of need, raise issues of importance and inform and influence the decision making process of the Monaghan Age Friendly Programme initiatives. Representatives of the OPC participate on the Monaghan Age Friendly Alliance committee.

Monaghan Age Friendly Alliance

This is a high level, overarching strategic partnership that brings together representatives of older people in the county with the public, as well as voluntary, community, academic and private sectors. The Alliance oversees the realisation of the goals and actions of the Monaghan Age Friendly Strategy.

Barry Eaton is the Age Friendly Programme Manager in Monaghan and can be contacted with any query by phone at 086 3134557 or by email

Explore the Traditions Associated with Brigid

Time to explore some of the traditions associated with Brigid.

Age & Opportunity and Age Friendly Ireland are inviting Older People to take part in a series of inter-county events at the end of September, finishing off the event with a pageant to commemorate Samhain.

We will explore the traditions associated with Brigid through poetry, craft –making, myth and ceremony.

We will be exploring Celtic wisdoms, stories, poems and folklore while linking natural world learnings to the elements of fire, earth, air and water plus heritage sites.

We will be filming the final ceremony so that we can broadcast it on Brigid’s Day in 2023.

No expertise needed, come and have fun with artist Marie Brett, joint workshops for Cavan/ Monaghan will take place in:

  • Errigal Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan- September 27th (Participants from Cavan and Monaghan).


For further information or registration please contact:

Barry Eaton, Age Friendly Programme Manager (Monaghan),