Press Release: 1st December 2020: Monaghan County Council Update on Service Provision

Press Release

1st December 2020


Monaghan County Council Update on Service Provision

In line with Government guidelines, regarding the end of Level 5 restrictions, Monaghan County Council wish to advise that from Tuesday 1st December Monaghan County Council Motor Tax, Library, Museum and Arts services will re-open to the public.

Motor Tax: Our Motor Tax service is open to the public and vehicles can be taxed during open hours 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.  Other options for taxing your vehicle include ‘Drop off forms’ for Motor Tax renewal, first time taxing, taxing of Goods Vehicles, Trailers  which may be left in Motor Tax post box or posted to Monaghan Motor Tax, Market Street, Monaghan or online at  – except first time commercial/goods vehicles and trailers.

Libraries: From today our three larger branch libraries, Monaghan, Carrickmacross and Clones are open for browsing.

Opening hours are;

Monday 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm & 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Thursday 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Friday 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm


All Libraries, including Ballybay and Castleblayney branches that remain closed, will continue to offer a Home Delivery Option as well as a ‘Contact & Collect’ option for those who prefer to limit their social contacts or feel uneasy visiting the library buildings. You can avail of this service by contacting your local branch.


Ballybay Library, phonelines open Wednesday and Thursday from 10am until 1pm, 042-9741256 or email

Carrickmacross Library, phonelines open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, 042 9661148 option 4 or email

Castleblayney Library, phonelines open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am till 1pm, 042 9740281 or email

Clones Library, phonelines open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, 047 74712 or email

Monaghan Library, phonelines open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, 047 81830 or email


Museum: Our Museum will be open to the public from Monday 7th December and visitors are welcome Monday to Friday between the hours of 12 and 4pm.


Arts: The Markethouse will be open to the public for the Christmas Craft Fair from the 5th December during the hours of 11am and 6pm.  The Markethouse office will be open Monday – Friday from 9am until 1pm.


Members of the public are asked to co-operate with the queuing systems in operation and to wear a face covering at all times. 


Customers are further advised that most Council services, including payments, may be conducted online, via the telephone on 047 30500 or email at or or by contacting the following services directly.


Housing Emergency Repairs047 30515Environment042 9661240
Housing04730502Roads047 30597
Planning047 30532Local Enterprise Office047 71818
Finance047 30589Human Resources047 30586
Monaghan MD047 73777Motor Tax047 81175
Ballybay-Clones MD047 51018Carrickmacross- Castleblayney MD042 9661236



Monaghan County Council appeal to the public, in the interests of minimising face to face contact, please use the email and phone contacts provided and avail of our online services at


Public playgrounds and parks in the county are open and users of these facilities are asked to ensure compliance with HSE guidelines on social distancing and hand-sanitizing.


Monaghan County Council would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.


For accurate and up-to-date information on coronavirus, please consult the Health Service Executive’s website at