LOUGH MUCKNO PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT – Strategic Planning and Environmental Appraisal of Concept Development Proposals at Lough Muckno, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Monaghan County Council, in conjunction with Failte Ireland, is undertaking a feasibility study on a potential tourism and recreation proposal for the Muckno Estate, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. As part of this it has prepared two Concept Options which are outlined in the Vision for Muckno document which can be viewed on www.monaghan.ie

The ‘Muckno Adventure Estate’  (Concept Option  1) would involve the development of four connected zones of activity at the historic estate, Lough Muckno, Concra Woods and Castleblayney town, within which it would be possible to undertake over 150 different outdoor adventure activities as well as experiences associated with nature, conservation, art, craft, music, food and drink, and health and well-being. This option would involve the regeneration of Hope Castle situated in the Muckno Estate.

The ‘Great Drumlin of Adventure’ (Concept Option 2) would build on Concept Option 1. This proposed option would involve the carrying out of additional development at the estate. The Estate would host a variety of high value tourism and recreational amenities as well as adventure attractions. It would involve the development of an iconic structure replicating the shape and profile of a drumlin.

MCC has commissioned Fehily Timoney and Company (FTCO) to complete a strategic planning and environmental appraisal of these concept option proposals. As part of this appraisal, MCC and FTCO wishes to provide members of the public with an opportunity to submit their opinions on the environmental and planning aspects of the concept option proposals at a public consultation event and/or via a dedicated project email address.

Interested parties are therefore invited to drop in to an In-person Public Exhibition and Consultation event. This event will take place at:

The Gatehouse, Hope Castle, Castleblayney

on the 6th of October 2022 from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Submissions regarding the planning and environmental aspects of the concept option proposals can also  be made to the email address loughmuckno@ftco.ie until 20th October 2022.