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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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Famine Commemoration

National Famine Commemoration

President Mary McAleese led the official representation at the National Famine Commemoration in Clones on 10th September 2011 accompanied by the Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan. The ceremony, which was attended by over 2,000 people marked the first time the National Commemoration has been held in Ulster and also the first time the President has attended During the 90-minute ceremony, prayers for the victims were offered by leaders from the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church, Society of Friends and Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. It was recognised that the Clones Poor Law Union was among the worst affected areas in Ulster, and Writer and Clones native Eugene McCabe read an extract from the Fermanagh Reporter, dated May 6th, 1847, which reported: “There is scarcely a day but there are wretches found dying or dead either in Clones town or on some of the roads that lead to it.” Community representatives from Co Monaghan and Co Fermanagh, including children from Gaelscoil Eois in Clones and Corranny Primary School in Fermanagh, made a procession with tokens, chosen to reflect all four provinces. Placing them on a “dead cart” used in Famine times to transport those who had perished, the items included a bowl of potatoes, a McMahon spade, a wad of thatching straw symbolising the 2,000 households that lay derelict across Clones Poor Law Union after the Famine, and a fiddle representing lost traditions. At the close of the ceremony, President McAleese planted a rowan tree in the Diamond where she also unveiled a commemorative plaque, carved from two of the original sandstone sills salvaged from Clones Poor Law Union Workhouse Hospital. Diplomats from 25 countries laid wreaths, as did a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, before a minute’s silence was observed. Images from the day
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