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The Municipal District of Ballybay – Clones.
The main changes affecting County Monaghan arising from the re-structuring of local government is the abolition of the five Town Councils and the establishment of three new Municipal Districts. These changes come into operation from the 1st June, 2014. As and from this date Local Government will be operated by a single administration structure and [...]
Clones Play Ground
Here are the Proposed plans for the improvement works being carried out in Cara Street with parking, excercise area and access to the future marina .  These plans are subject to final budgets. Let us know what you think please leave a comment by clicking on this link.     Open Playground pdf Open Street [...]
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Category: Public Notices

Cllr. Deirdre Kelly awarded

Engagement with Citizens at Local level

We would like to congratulated Cllr. Deirdre Kelly for her award Clones Councillor Awarded for work on dangerous driving Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has congratulated Cllr. Deirdre Kelly for her award at the LeaDeR awards held by the ALDE Party in Brussels, Wednesday December 19th. Cllr. Kelly was nominated in the Category of Engagement with Citizens at Local level. She was awarded for her “unstinting work to resolve anti-social/dangerous driving practices on the main Clones to Cavan road.” Party Leader Micheál Martin said: “This is great achievement for Deirdre and her work over many years to raise awareness and change policy and behaviour on this issue. I want to thank Deirdre for her ongoing work on Clones Town Council and congratulate her on receiving this award from our political group in Europe. This is another example of the ongoing work by Fianna Fáil Councillors across the country to represent and improve their communities.” Councillor Kelly said: “I am delighted to have received this award from the ALDE group. These awards are an important way to spread the good ideas and best initiatives throughout Europe. I felt it was important that this issue was raised in Brussels and it gave me the opportunity to highlight the difficulties we encounter while addressing anti social driving practices given our proximity to the border. It also gave me the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the people of Clones and surrounding area to ensure that these issues are taken on board when introducing European policy. Cllr Kelly said the award enforced her determination to find a lasting solution to this issue in order that residents can live in peace and without fear and that people can travel this road safely. There were 350 people from all over Europe nominated for the awards. From this the 3 man judging panel shortlisted 25 people. After further deliberation there was 7 winners chosen under the various categories and therefore it is a huge honour to be chosen as winner of the category “Most effective party engagement with citizens” and I was delighted to be able to attend the award ceremony in Brussels. I want to thank everyone who are helped me in Clones in raising awareness of dangerous driving and the need for certain drivers to change their behaviour and help save lives. I would also like to thank Francis Freeman Chairman of Clones Fianna Fáil Comhairle Ceantair for nominating me for this award. Finally, Cllr Kelly said she would like to thank all those involved in the LeaDeR Awards and in particular Bas Verkerk, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Ramona Mǎnescu, Vice-President of the party.”         Photos of the ceremony can be seen on Flickr page:   The videos that were shot during the evening can be found on YouTube page:

Succeed in Ireland initiative

That Clones Town Council invites Alan Gallagher Business Development Manager at Connect Ireland to give a presentation to Clones Town Council, Council, Clones Regeneration Partnership and Clones Chamber of Commerce in order to promote and discuss the ‘Succeed in Ireland’ initiative to targeting new job opportunities with a view to creating jobs.

Because Clones is strategically located along the Border with Northern Ireland and we are only over an hour and half’s commute from Dublin and Belfast it is important that we promote Clones as an attractive place to do business.

We have excellent infrastructures in place in so far as we have a new Primary School, an excellent Secondary School, a State of the Art County Library, Primary Care Facility, a soon to be €8 million Iconic Sports Facility. The €1.6 million Clones Erne East Blackwater Development will also see the upgrade of the local Playground, an upgrade of the Ulster Canal Stores and an upgrade to our Angling Infrastructure. We are also looking forward to the reopening of the Ulster Canal and therefore it is important that we promote and highlight the benefits of this and the aforementioned developments from a social, economic and regenerative perspective to attract new investment to the Town.

Cllr Deirdre Kelly

Festival Training

Festival Development Training Programme

Cavan-Monaghan LEADER invites Community Festival and Event Organisers to join a new Festival Development Programme

Cavan Monaghan LEADER is launching a new Community Festival and Event Development Programme this autumn and all Festival and Event Organisers throughout the region are invited to participate.

The series of five evening sessions will commence on Tuesday 11 September 2012 at 6.30 pm. The programme will be delivered every Tuesday evening for five weeks in the Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, Co Cavan.

The 5 module Festival and Event programme will explore over 5 evenings; Festival and Event Development Ideas, Marketing & PR, Sponsorship & Fundraising, Website & Social Media Development, Volunteer Management and Festival Health & Safety. Download further information on festival modules here. This is a great opportunity for Festival and Event Organisers to meet, share experiences, gather information and skills and identify ways that Festivals and Events can work together to strengthen the Festival, Community and Tourism sectors in Cavan Monaghan.

Cavan Monaghan LEADER have engaged a team of Festival and Event experts to deliver the programme and work with organisers to build on the achievements of the region’s growing festival and event sector.

Colm Croffy one of the training team and Executive Director of AOIFE (Association of Irish Festivals and Event) commented“we have developed successful projects across a number of counties in recent years, we are already working with some of the larger Cavan Monaghan Festivals and we are impressed by the profile and quality of the region’s Festival Calender; we are really looking forward to working with the Community Festivals in the region”.

Established Festival and Event organisers and communities and individuals who are planning new Festivals or Events are all welcome on the programme. Interested groups should initially complete our online application form NOW. A member of the AOIFE team will be in touch with you to confirm more details about this opportunity and confirm you place or places.

This course is funded by Cavan-Monaghan LEADER, the Minister and Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, the EU and EAFRD. Cavan-Monaghan LEADER is a joint venture between Breffni Integrated Ltd. and Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd. for the delivery of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013

website link here

Care Direct Panic Button

Free Information Evening

7pm Friday 21st Sept—No 4 McCurtain St, Clones

 TeleCare, which includes the lifeline /  panic button worn by the older person and the vulnerable. Currently a grant is available to anyone over the age of 65  to avail of a lifeline free of charge. We will also be providing information on security issues and on the Bogus Caller Button. Please come along to see a demonstration and receive further information.

For further details contact Mary Slowey 087 770 1113

Blood Donors Wanted

Irish Blood Transfusion Service


One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Every day, patients in hospitals throughout Ireland require blood transfusions. Sometimes it may be for a routine surgical procedure such as a hip operation. Other times it may be for someone recovering from a road traffic accident, major surgery such as a heart bypass or perhaps a transfusion is needed to enable a patient to tolerate the effects of cancer treatment. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients. Every week 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland. A coronary artery bypass may use between 1 and 5 units of blood. A car victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3 and 30 units of blood. An average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood. A blood donation is just 470mls – less than one pint.
  If you’d like to help, there is an opportunity to give blood at the IBTS mobile clinic in
  Largy College, Clones
Thursday 9th August, 2012
From 5.00pm – 8.30pm
For further details, please contact John Healy,
Area Organiser at our Ardee Regional
Office on 041 – 685 9994