Monaghan County Council Notices 1st July 2021

‘Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ Scheme Traditional Pubs Now Eligible to Apply

The ‘Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ scheme is being delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country. The Scheme will
provide funding for individual tourism and hospitality businesses to develop and increase their own outdoor seating capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.

The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises. As of 14th June 2021, the scheme has been extended to include traditional pubs. Eligibility is dependent on commercial rates due in respect of premises having been paid for the period up to 31st December 2019 or a payment plan being in place with the Local Authority.

The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant. Expenditure incurred on upgrades to outdoor dining spaces including but not limited to: tables, chairs, umbrellas, electric heaters, screens/windbreaks, plant stands, wooden platforms, etc. are considered eligible for the scheme. Tables, chairs, or other furniture shall be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with Monaghan County Council. Monaghan County Council has the right to use its discretion in regard to its process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for our respective streetscapes, businesses etc.

All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.
Expenditure must be incurred between 1st April 2020 and 30th September 2021 and payment will be made by Local Authorities to approved applicants on submission of receipts and photography of furniture in situ.

The scheme is open for applications until 30th September 2021. Further information on the ‘Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Scheme’ can be found at

Or by emailing: Dympna Condra, Tourism Officer,


Public Alert: Mains Flushing to Lough Egish Regional Water Supply Scheme Irish Water and Monaghan County Council

Monaghan County Council on behalf of Irish Water wish to advise customers that Water Mains Flushing will take place from Monday 5th July 2021 to Friday 30th July 2021, on the Lough Egish Regional Water Supply Scheme.

The following areas will be affected: Carrickatee, Carrickavelty, Tossy, Loughmore, Lough Egish, Reduff, Tullynenegish, Tullynamalra, Cooltrimegish, Knocktornagh, Brackley, Tullynahenira, Lisduff, Greagh, Drumhowan, Carrickinaire, Carnaveagh, Aughnamullan, Shantonagh, Corwillian, Corkeenan, Corfad, Rockcorry, Anny, Derryvalley, Kinnagin, Annaglare, Bree, Castleblayney Town Centre Muckno Street, Dublin road Castleblayney, Monaghan road Castleblayney, Cremartin, Annyalla, Latton Clontibret Village, Rackwallace, Scotch Corner, Clerran, Castleshane and surrounding environs.
Mains flushing is undertaken to improve the quality of water supplied to our customers. Customers in areas where flushing will take place will notice a temporary discolouration to their water but this discolouration will clear when allowed to run for a few minutes.

Customers may also experience reduced pressure and interruptions to their supply for the duration of these works. We regret any inconvenience caused.

Signed: Peadar Mc Guinness, Head of Water Services
1st July 2021


Ulster Canal Greenway Phase 3 – Smithborough to Clones

Following the completion of feasibility and constraints studies and as part of the ongoing development of the Ulster Canal Greenway, Monaghan County Council have engaged consultants Clandillon Civil Consulting to carry out the Route Selection and Environmental Evaluations for Phase 3 of the Ulster Canal Greenway between Smithborough and Clones. The environmental studies, which will consist initially of an ecological walkover survey of the study area, will commence imminently. These surveys will be non-intrusive and will be carried out by, Monaghan based ecological consultants, Flynn Furney.

All members of the ecologist’s team will carry identification and be fully insured to carry out their work. Public consultation in respect of the preferred route corridor will be progressed over the course of the summer at a date and location to be confirmed.
Please contact 047 51018 for any further information.


Temporary Closing of Roads

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

Date: Monday 12th July 2021 to Monday 09th August 2021
To Facilitate: Bridge Rehabilitation Works.
Roads Closed: L-22632-0 in the townland of Killynenagh Co. Monaghan
Diversion Route: Traffic wishing to travel on the L-22632 from the townland of Magherashaghry in the direction of the townland of Coppanagh/Lisarney will be diverted onto the L-2262, then turning left on to the L-22621, then turning left on to the L-6280, then continuing on the L-6008. Traffic wishing to travel on the L-22632 from the townland of Coppanagh/Lisarney to the townland of Magherashaghry will be diverted by remaining on the L-6008, then continuing on the L-6280, then turning right on to the L-22621, then turning right on to the L-2262.

All Detours will be signposted to direct the traffic. (L-22632 Local Access only, no through road at the Bridge Works). This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993(Section 75)

Signed: Gareth McMahon, A/Senior Engineer. Roads and Transportation. 1st July 2021