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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 [...]
  • The Municipal District of Ballybay – Clones.
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You are invited

to get involved in creating an identity for the new sporting complex that is being built in Clones to serve the Clones/Erne East area.

a  meeting in the process:

 Choosing an Image/Logo for the Facility

Where: Aghadrumsee Orange Hall, Aghadrumsee, Co. Fermanagh Date: Thursday 21st February 2013 @ 7.00pm

Your creativity, ideas and opinion is an important part of creating the right identify for this sporting space for all, so please get involved, bring your friends and spread the word.

This event is hosted by Monaghan County Council & the Clones Erne East Sports Partnership

Let us know if you are planning to attend by contacting Josephine Treanor on: E:, M: 087 178 1979 from NI 00 353 87 178 1979

This Project is funded by the European Union’s PEACE lll Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body  
Please share this invitation with your people, your members, your contacts across Clones and the Erne East area – both community and sporting.
Getting the name for this facility right, is really important so that it reflects the peace-building ethos of the facility and engages the community in the facility being their place, a place for all to engage in sporting and recreation endeavors.
Getting the name right requires the input, opinions and ideas of as many people as possible, so please encourage your people to come along and get involved in the process.
Please pass this message on far and wide.



Monaghan E-Commerce Network – Tuesday 30th October  @ 7.00pm Four Seasons Hotel

Message from Paul Bond: “We are especially lucky this month to have a speaker of the calibre of Graham Merriman who has worked for Amazon, Wal-mart and most recently was Global Director for online sales for Philips , developing sales of €500 million for them. Graham will be speaking on practical examples of retailers that have blazed a trail and his vision for how the world of e-commerce will develop over the next 3 years. Miss the 500 Million Euro man and miss out !” This is a free meeting to attend and is about sharing experience and information. To be included on regular updates for this network please join the Monaghan E-Commerce Network group on Linked In. Linked In Monaghan E-Commerce Network Group .

Thursday 1st Nov, Opportunties for SMEs – Celebrating 20 years of the EU’s single Market 

The EU is the single biggest market with 500 million people. And Ireland is part of it.  How can Irish SMEs get the most out of the EU’s market without borders? Find out more at a FREE event in Croke Park on November 1st, from 9.00am – 4.00pm to mark 20 years of the EU’s Single Market.All you have to do is register by Tuesday 30th Oct at (Places are limited and on a first come first served basis)
Speakers include:
  • Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
  • John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business and the Internal Market
  • Jerry Kennelly, CEO and founder of
  • Mary Ann McCormack, Founder & Managing Director, Giraffe Childcare
  • Emer Daly, Director, Internal Markets, European Commission
Jointly hosted by the European Commission and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

PLATO East Border Region

The PLATO Programme is Back!! With a new funder – INTERREG IVA, through East Border Region, the PLATO EBR Programme is once more calling business owners in Monaghan to get involved in this deeply enriching 2-year leadership and development programme for small business.  Under this programme businesses from 240 counties Monaghan, Louth and Meath as well as counties Down and Armagh will be engaged in business clusters, mentoring and training over a 2-year period. For more information on the programme take a read through the more extensive details of the programme or contact Cecilia or Mary in the PLATO EBR office T: 047 81975 or

Clones Film Festival

Clones Film Festival is gearing up for this year’s event and Opening Night will take place on Thursday 25 October in the Lennard Arms Hotel, Clones. Over the weekend, films will be screened, as usual, in a specially constructed 100-seat cinema in the Lennard Arms ballroom, in the Cinemobile on the Diamond and in the beautifully restored Courthouse. Programme 2012

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

Basket Making Class

A Basket Making class will be held in the Cassandra Hand Centre on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The fee for the class is €35 which includes lunch and materials. A booking deposit will be required. Please contact Clones Community Forum at (047) 52997 for more details

Knitting and Stitching Show

Trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS, Dublin on Thursday 1st November 2012.  Bus Fare, Ticket to show and Dinner is €40. Bus leaving ’98 Avenue Car Park at 9.30 a.m.   A booking deposit will be required. Please contact Clones Community Forum at (047) 52997 for further details

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