Public Workshop on Monaghan’s new Climate Action Plan

Monaghan PPN and Monaghan County Council are looking for your input into our Local Authority Climate Action Plan. Our Community needs to help us shape appropriate actions to facilitate and enable effective climate action at a local and community level – and that’s where you come in!


We plan to hold a workshop so you can all have your say and make sure your opinion is heard.  We want you to share actions that can be included in the Plan and which we as a county can work on together.

When:            Tuesday 20th June 6:30pm – 9pm

Where:            Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan (Rembrandt Suite)

Tea and coffee on arrival.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but wish to make a submission, please see below for details


Help us shape appropriate actions to facilitate and enable effective climate action at a local and community level. Submissions can be made before 12 noon on 14th July 2023 by email to

or by post to Climate Action Section, Environment Department, Monaghan County Council, MTek 1 Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan.

How to write a helpful Submission. Please write submissions that:

  • Are short and to the point.
  • Are focused on one or more of the key climate themes of interest to you.
  • Include your name and address. (Your contact details will not be published)

The content of your submission may be published as part of the plan-making process. At all times Monaghan County Council will comply with GDPR Guidelines

Find out more information: For more information please visit:


Tá séasúr an uan tosaithe.

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Gach bliain i Muineachán, is iomaí ionsaí a dhéanann madraí ar chaoirigh, go háirithe thart ar séasúr uan.

Cruthaíonn na hionsaithe seo cruálacht mhór do chaoirigh agus uan.

Bíonn caillteanais thromchúiseacha don fheirmeoir mar thoradh ar na hionsaithe seo.

D’fhéadfadh madra ar bith, mór nó beag, a bheith páirteach in ionsaí a dhéanamh ar chaoirigh – DÉAN CINNTE NACH BHFUIL AN SEANS AG DO MHADRA!

Má tá madra nó madraí agat, tá sé de dhulgais ort:

Coinnigh do mhadra faoi smacht i gcónaí.  Ciallaíonn sé seo gan do mhadra a ligean as do mhaoin gan tionlacan.

Bíodh teastas clárúcháin micrishlis agat a chruthaíonn go bhfuil micrishliseadh ar do mhadra agus cláraithe duit. (Ag teastáil ó 2016)

Cinntigh go gcaitheann gach madra atá faoi do smacht coiléar ar a bhfuil ainm agus seoladh an úinéara i gcónaí agus go bhfuil an t-ainm agus an seoladh soiléar.

Bíodh ceadúnas reatha agat le haghaidh gach madra i do sheilbh nó ceadúnas madra ginearálta chun gach madra i do sheilbh a chlúdach. IS FÉIDIR LEAT DO CHEADÚNAS MADRAÍ A CHEANNACH AR LÍNE ANOIS AG


Brendan Smyth

Oifigeach Tréidliachta Contae

30ú Márta 2023

Individual Connaught Ulster Upcycle Challenge Winner of 2021

Beatrice the Caravan, a revamped c1973 Sprite caravan up-cycled by Bernie McMahon, was the Individual Connaught Ulster Upcycle Challenge Winner of 2021, organised by My Waste.

Individual Connaught Ulster Upcycle Challenge Winner of 2021 Beatrice the Caravan Beatrice the Caravan

Another finalist from South Monaghan was Ryan Mulligan for his ‘Reworked Bucket Hats made from Old Football Shirts, who also successfully reached the final.  Both finalists were chosen out of over two hundred and sixty entries.

Ryan Mulligan Ryan Mulligan Ryan Mulligan

 For this competition, people from all over Ireland were challenged to find something that is no longer in use and transform it into something new. The applications were then judged by RTE’s Róisín Murphy, Enda O’Dowd product design lecturer at the National College of Art and Design and Declan Breen Regional Waste Prevention Officer at Eastern-Midlands Waste Management Region.

Environmental Services Funding Scheme 2022

Monaghan County Council is committed to supporting local communities to promote, enhance and develop their local area. This commitment is supported by the annual Environmental Funding Scheme.

We are now inviting applications for the 2022 funding scheme.

Please note this funding is only for Environmental related projects.


Guidelines on criteria and application forms for the Environmental Services Funding Scheme 2022 may be obtained:


Environment Fund Application Form 2022 (MS Word)

Environment Grant Scheme Guidelines 2022 (MS Word)

Supplier Set Up 2022 (MS Word)




The Big Travel Challenge 2022

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2022. This year the Travel competition is celebrating seven years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February.

Walking, cycling, wheeling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase physical activity in the darker winter months, when time spent outdoors is often reduced. The aim of the challenge is to promote a sustainable mode of transport of your choice for 10 days during the month of February.

For more information please visit:


Green Christmas Tips

Many gifts, while lovingly bought go unused, particularly gift sets and novelty items. Giving doesn’t always mean buying. So for a greener Christmas and some smarter gift giving, why not try some of the following ideas. Click on the PDF for even more ideas!

Green Christmas Tips

MyWaste’s Food Waste Bin Road Show to reach Main Street, Carrickmacross on Saturday 4th December 2021.

MyWaste’s Food Waste Bin Road Show to reach Main Street, Carrickmacross on Saturday 4th December 2021.

  • Roadshow will provide free Food Waste separation toolkits and information to the people of Monaghan.
  • Pilot resulted in significant increase (20%) in correct food disposal and decrease in waste

MyWaste, Ireland’s official guide to waste management, is commencing its food waste separation roadshow, after the pilot programme recorded a 20% increase in the amount of food waste disposed of correctly.

On Saturday December 4, 2021, the Food Waste Separation Team will be at Main Street, Carrickmacross, handing out free starter kits and some easy to follow advice. The kit will contain a free kitchen caddy, a starter pack of caddy liners and an information leaflet. To avail of the kit, people just have to show up and bring their eircode so that MyWaste can ensure as many households as possible benefit from this free service.

MyWaste, will visit locations around Ireland as part of the roadshow, following the success of a pilot project conducted in 2019.

Pauline McDonogh, spokesperson for MyWaste said that the pilot programme gave great insight into people’s willingness to segregate their waste properly once armed with the correct information and equipment.

“During the pilot project, waste collectors reported an increase of between 20 and 25% in food waste tonnage presented for disposal, while contamination decreased by more than 56%.  In relation to the caddy and liners, as many as 81% of respondents found the caddy enormously helpful,” said Ms McDonogh.

“We know that people are finding this food waste bin resource very useful and it is significantly impacting how we manage our waste. I would therefore encourage anyone in the Carrickmacross area on Saturday to come along and pick up your free starter pack.”

Environmental Awareness Officer with Monaghan County Council Sharon Finnegan said, “Almost 40% of household waste that goes to Irish landfill every week is organic waste, and the majority of this organic waste is food.The incorrect disposal of food waste can increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute negatively to climate change.  Disposing of food waste correctly contributes to improving recycling rates and developing the circular economy which will create more green jobs in Ireland.”

The Food Waste Separation Roadshow initiative is co-ordinated by the Regional Waste Management Offices, supported by the IWMA, EPA, Cre, and the local authorities and funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications,

To find out more information on food waste management and to have all your waste related questions answered log on to