Peace IV Funding

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Small Grants Programme

Monaghan LCDC Peace IV Small Grants programme is now open.

If you have an idea for a project that you wish to discuss with us we are holding a couple of drop in sessions. You will have an opportunity to discuss your project with us, and to ask any queries you may have.

28th September 2017, 6pm, YWCA, Y-Zone, Monaghan
29th September 2017, 2.30pm, Iontas, Castleblayney

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TULLYCORBET TEACHER HAS A HAND IN CHARITY SINGLE

Tullycorbet lady Claire Mc Adam is a teacher at Colaiste Chill Mhantain in County Wicklow. During a workshop with Irish Singer/Songwriter Luan Parle, Claire’s students wrote and recorded the charity single 'Your Love Still Guides My Way'. The single will be released tomorrow Friday 22nd September. The Official Video is live NOW...check it out via this link —https://www.facebook.com/colaistecm/videos/1441726925911405/ or Pre-Order the single TODAY on iTunes from the following link:
https://www.apple.com/itunes/
All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Heart Foundation and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. I’ve had a listen and it’s a cracking song and deserves to do well. There are some very gifted and talented singers and musicians in the class. Well done Claire.

CULTURE NIGHT SESSION

As part of Culture Night there will be a session in Tullycorbett Community Centre tonight at 8pm. Recently crowned All Ireland champions Colm Mc Mahon and Mark Tomany will be among the many musicians who will be performing. Certificates will also be presented to those who recently took the LCM exam.

BALLYBAY GIRL GUIDES and LADYBIRDS

Ballybay Girl Guides and Ballybay Ladybird Guides will recommence this Thursday 21st September at the usual times. Please note the Ballybay Brownies will NOT be starting for a couple of weeks yet but parents will be informed of the opening date in due course.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Any local children who participated in the Library Summer Reading Challenge should leave their completed reading cards back. All those left back in time will have a chance to win tickets to Tayto Park.

OCTOBER RETREAT

Cuan Mhuire will be the venue for a retreat on October 21st and 22nd. This retreat will be lead by Father Brian Kavanagh and will the theme ‘Happiness’. More details to follow shortly.

WALKING GROUP RESUMES

The Walking Group has resumed after the summer and will continue in the Town Park every Tuesday evening at 7pm. This group is open to males and females and if the interest is there then an extra night (Thursday) will be added. Please try and get there before 7pm and if you have a high vis vest please take it along.

GOLF CLASSIC

Ballybay Pearse Brothers will host a gold classic at Clones Golf Club on Saturday 30th September. There will be €2000 worth of prizes at the Drury Centra sponsored event. Entry to the classic costs just €140 per team.

BOWLS

There is just one final to be played on the outdoor bowling green and that is one of the most important  as it is what we play for all year namely the league final. Cootehill will play Corcaghan at a date still to be decided owing to the Corcaghan team being on extended holiday.This past week saw two finals decided when Ballybay White took on Clontibret with the later winning by three shots and so capture the outdoor cup for another year.The Town Tournament was played last Thursday evening between Murnane’s and the Soda Barrell with Patricia Mc Cabe from the Soda barrel securing the shield for the first time. The presentation took place afterwards in the club pavilion when Patricia said they were all so pleased to compete in the tournament. On Tuesday the Bowling Green played host to over 20 special needs persons which went on for two hours, with all saying that they enjoyed the experience very much. This will take place each Tuesday in September from 11am until 1pm. We hope that some of our members will turn out to help on their days.The indoor bowling will start on Monday 18th September at 7-45pm in the usual venue. Our Chairperson Angela Rutledge hopes there will be some new members.

BIBLE CLUB

The Rockcorry Children’s Bible Club for primary school children will recommence on Thursday 21st September between 6pm and 7pm in Rockcorry Presbyterian Church hall. Bring a friend or two with you. Bible lessons, quizzes, singing, games and refreshments. Organised by Ronnie and Carey Killops, Faith Mission

COUNTY FINAL – LOCAL AFFAIR?

Could this year’s county final be a local affair? On Sunday 24th September Ballybay will play Scotstown and Latton will meet Magheracloone in the county senior semi finals. Both local sides had good wins at the weekend to secure their last four places. Ballybay beat Truagh 1-14 to 0-12 while Latton had just a single point to spare over Castleblayney winning 0-9 to 0-8. Full details of the games are available in the sports pages.

MARY’S TEA RAISES OVER €14, 000

The recent tea day and quiz sheets organized by Mary Mc Mahon raised a fantastic sum of €14, 700. The proceeds were presented to the Ballybay Cancer Society in Liam Smyth’s last Friday night. A big thank you to all who either helped or supported the events.

HARVEST SERVICE

There will be a Harvest Service in Rockcorry Presbyterian  Church Sunday 17th September 2017 at 3.30pm.  Everyone welcome and refreshments afterwards. Plan to come and bring friends and family.

SET DANCERS ON TV

Well done to the young Tullycorbett set dancers who appeared on TG4’s ‘An Ril Deal’ on Sunday night last. The dancing was recorded in May and while all the youngsters were eagerly awaiting the broadcast they can all hold their heads high for a super performance on the night.

WALKING GROUP RESUMES

The Walking Group has resumed after the summer and will continue in the Town Park every Tuesday evening at 7pm. This group is open to males and females and if the interest is there then an extra night (Thursday) will be added. Please try and get there before 7pm and if you have a high vis vest please take it along.

KENNY WINS CAPTAINS PRIZE

Kenny Farrelly was the winner of the Ballybay Golf Society Captain’s Day event with a fantastic score of 46. Captain David Lennon presented Kenny with his prize. The win was a great birthday present for the popular Kenny.

South Monaghan Adult Literacy Service

Classes available through the Adult Literacy Service are as follows:

  • One to one and/or group support available in Reading, Writing, Spelling or Maths skills
  • Unaccredited including IPAD Classes; Intro to IT; Internet Safety; Arts &Crafts
  • Accredited programmes at QQI Levels 3 and 4 includingCommunications, Maths, Career Planning, Team-skills, Retails Skills, ITSkills.
  • ESOL – English to Speakers of other Languages up to QQI Level 3

ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE*

Classes run both daytime and evening throughout County Monaghan

For more information contact Michael Donohoe, FET Co-ordinator on 087 –6526648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See timetable of classes available here 

Monaghan LEADER Funding Economic/Enterprise Opportunities

The Monaghan LEADER programme is announcing that the funding call for Economic/Enterprise projects is open on a rolling call basis. The Monaghan LEADER programme is announcing that the funding call for Economic/Enterprise projects is open on a rolling call basis.  You are invited to attend a public information event on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7.00pm in the Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.  There will be presentations by Monaghan LEADER staff on the application process, the rates of aid available and scoring criteria for applicants.  Guest speakers, who are past recipients of LEADER economic/enterprise funding, will also provide an insight into what is required to develop a successful LEADER enterprise project.  For further information about the Economic/Enterprise Development and Job Creation funding and planned event, please visit: www.midl.ie/index.php/leader/leader-economic-enterprise-development-job-creation-call.   If you wish to attend this FREE event, please confirm the names of those wishing to attend by telephoning 042 97 49500 (places are limited).  Thank you for your interest in Monaghan LEADER.

EUROPEAN SILVER FOR NEIL

Local man Neil O Sullivan has won a European silver medal at the Japanese Karate Shotokan Federation championships which were held in Belgium last weekend. Neil took second place in the individual event and then to top his weekend off he was part of the Irish team which claimed a bronze medal. Neil has been involved in Shotokan Karate since 1987 with many of his formative training years in the Karate Union of Ireland under Tommy McGrane Sensei.  Over the past 30 years he has trained with some of the world’s top Shotokan Sensei’s: Enoeda, Kanazawa, Okazaki, Yaguchi, Kawasoe, Sherry and Brennan. He has also regularly represented both club and country, competing nationally and internationally.  He has been National Champion twice and Shotokan Open winner twice.  He represented Ireland in ESKA in Poland in 2005, in the JKA World Championships in Sydney in 2006, in London in 2008, in Austria in 2009, in Germany in 2010 and Poland in 2011. Neil is the founder and teacher at Ballybay karate club and also teaches in Culloville.

BOWLS

The Ballybay team gave a good account of themselves when they competed in the Champion of Champions in Omagh on Saturday last. There was no silverware to take home this year but all the players said they enjoyed the experience of competing on grass and in beautiful sunny conditions. Winner of the singles was Enniskillen with Dungannon taking the pairs. The Letterkenny team had a one shot win over an in form Enniskillen team to take the rinks title. All present were treated to a very nice and welcoming meal in their club pavilion at the end of play. The secretary Janet Brown from Enniskillen said that the AGM of the Border Counties Bowling Association will take place in the Omagh Pavilion on Thursday 28th September at 7-30pm. At least 2 members from each club are expected to attend.Back on the home front will see us hosting bowling for special needs on the four Tuesdays in September from 11am until 1pm. Our members are asked to attend to give instruction and help with the bowling.Our Chairperson Angela Rutledge of the Indoor Bowling said we will be starting the new season on Monday 18th September at 7-45pm in the usual venue.

LOURDES DANCE

The annual parish dance in aid of the Lourdes Invalid fund will take place on Friday 13th October. The venue will be the Pearse Brothers centre and tickets will soon be available for purchase.

U16 SUCCESS

The local U16 team known as St. Patrick’s won the county league final last Friday night. The foundation for the win was a fine first half performance which seen the locals lead at the break 2-6 to 0-5. Magheraclone did stage a mini comeback in the second half but the locals held on for a 2-13 to 2-8 victory.

MASS AT CARGA

The annual mass at Carga Mass Rock will take place on Sunday 17th September. Mass will begin at 9-30am and everyone is welcome.

CHAMPIONSHIP DEFEAT

Last Saturday Ballybay were beaten in Round 2A of the championship by Magheracloone. Played in Clontibret the Mitchells edged the game 0-15 to 0-14. Full match report in the sports pages.

DO YOU HAVE NEWS

Do you have any news that you would like considered for the Ballybay news page. If so you can contact Paul at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0861703640.

VARIETY CONCERT SUCCESS

The recent Variety Concert held on 12th August in Tullycorbet was a major success. Organised locally and featuring a magnificent cast of local storytellers, musicians, comedians and dancers – the event raised a whopping €7000 for the Ballybay Cancer Society. The organisers would like to thank most sincerely everyone who participated and everyone who supported the event. Sally Mc Aviney accepted the cheque on behalf of the Ballybay Cancer Society.

IRISH DANCING

Irish dancing returns to Tullycorbet on Thursday 7th September. There will be two sessions each night. At 6-15pm it will the turn of beginners and U8’s while at 7pm dancing for all others will commence.

GOSPEL MEETING

Everyone is welcome to a Gospel Meeting in the Faith Mission Hall, Bushford, Rockcorry on Friday 1st September 2017 at 8pm . This meeting is organised by Ronnie & Carey Killops of the Faith Mission. All welcome. Plan to come, and bring a friend. Refreshments afterwards.

FRANK'S CHARITY PARTY

Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre is the place to be on Saturday 9th September as Monaghan I.F.A. host Frank's Charity Party, on the occasion of the illustrious Frank Brady's 60th Birthday. Frank's multitude of friends from the farming and agricultural sectors, his football and hurling GAA worldwide friends,  neighbours and family will gather to celebrate this great milestone for Frank and to raise funds for SOSAD,ALZHEIMERS & DOWN SYDROME. Doors open from 7.30pm. M.C. on the night is Sean McCaffrey, with a draw for all attending on the night for All-Ireland Football Final Tickets from Monaghan GAA. There will also be numerous special guests from the G.A.A./I.F.A./Broadcasting & Media and entertainment world making appearances. There will also be a Pig on the Split, Draws with fabulous prizes and lots more. Tickets available from I.F.A. members and local outlets-so Latton's the place to be on Saturday 9th September from 7.30pm for Frank's Charity Party.

WELL DONE STEPHEN

Last week we mentioned a number of individuals from the area who were successful at the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Well apologies to Stephen Mc Mahon who was ommitted. Stephen was part of the senior 8 hand team which claimed 2nd overall.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

Ballybay Special Needs will be holding their annual church gate collection takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. Your support of this worthy cause would be very much appreciated.

BALLYBAY PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY?

Dolores Maguire is seeking expressions of interest from anyone in Ballybay and surrounding areas with an interest in forming a new Photographic Society/Camera Club. No special equipment required just a camera or a phone and a desire and interest to take pictures. If you are interested you can private message Dolores on facebook or contact her at 0868340501.

MUSIC LESSONS IN TULLYCORET

Traditional Irish music lessons on numerous instruments will commence in Tullycorbett Community Centre on Wednesday 6th September from 4-30pm to 6-30pm. Registration for anyone interested in learning a new instrument will take place on Monday 4th September in the Community Centre at 7pm. Further details is also available on facebook at Tullycorbet CCE.

BOWLS NEWS

RINKS WINNERSCongratulations to Seamus Smith, George Berry, Shane West and Seamus Lennon on winning their third consecutive champion of champions rinks competition last weekend. Good luck to the lads in the finals in Omagha in September.

 

TIDY TOWNS THREE YEAR PLAN LAUNCHED

The newly formed Ballybay Tidy Towns Committee launched their 2017-2020 three year Plan on Monday evening last. The venue for the launch was the old Day Care Centre at the rear of the Municipal Council Offices/Library.Seamus Coyle, Chairman of the Clones Ballybay Municipal District welcomed everyone and immediately praised the work of the Tidy Towns committee. “It’s a credit to the committee to see progress being made. I have seen people out doing great work. I am also delighted that Monaghan County Council commissioned Billy Flynn to formulate a 3 year plan and I hope that all present will focus on the actions contained within”, said Councilor Coyle. Before handing over to Billy Flynn the Chairman added, “It’s important to get complete buy in from the community who in turn will have a pride in their place”.Clones native Billy Flynn had been commissioned to carry out the plan and he produced a fairly detailed piece of work. He has a wealth of experience in producing action plans and has been a Tidy Towns judge for 10years.

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DO YOU HAVE NEWS

Do you have any news that you would like considered for the Ballybay news page. If so you can contact Paul at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0861703640.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF BALLYBAY CANCER SOCIETY

Tullycorbett Community Centre will host a variety concert on Saturday 12th August with all proceeds being donated to the Ballybay Cancer Society. There will be no charge for the concert but donations can be left at the door on the way in. The show will open with the very popular Ciaran Rosney and will also feature Blackwater Céilí Band, The Siansa Gael Linn Band, Novelty Acts, Local Artists, various Musical and Dance Groups and much much more. It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and all for a very worthy cause, you're not going to want to miss it! Raffle on the night and refreshments served. There will also be a music session in Liam Smyth’s, Ballybay afterwards.

BOWLS

The final of the Mc Gurk Shield will take place at Omagh Outdoor Bowling Green on Tuesday 22nd August between Ballybay and Dungannon. The Ballybay Outdoor club has already won this trophy on two occasions in our time competing in the Border County’s league. With two games left in the Border Counties league we are in third place with a game in hand on Enniskillen who are in the lead at this time. The Town Tournament is down to the semi final stage, with Murnane’s already in the final and awaiting the outcome of the game between Paul Carragher’s and Patricia Mc Cabe’s better known as Soda barrel – that game will be played tomorrow evening 11th August. The games in the Outdoor cup are progressing well now with the following games to be played next week. Corcaghan v BVallybay White, Derryvalley v Ballybay maroon, Clontribet v St. Micahels and Latton v Shercock.Owing to the Monaghan v Dublin game our rinks qualifying games was put off until this Saturday 12th August so there is still time to get your name on the list in the club pavilion. Draws will take place at 9pm on Friday and all games will start at 11am sharp on Saturday.

CUAN MHUIRE NOVENA

The annual Eucharistic Healing Novena in honour of our lady of Lourdes in Cuan Mhuire, Ballybay started on Tuesday night and will run until Wednesday 16th August. This is the ninth annual Novena and it commences each evening at 7-15pm with the rosary. There will also be a Holy hour each morning from 11am until 12noon. Everyone welcome.

HERITAGE CANOE TRIP ON THE DROMORE RIVER

Tanagh Outdoor Education & Training Centre is hosting a Heritage Canoe Paddle on the Dromore River from 10am-3pm on Wednesday the 23rd August. This is a relaxing canoe paddle suitable for all ages, especially those interested in history, archaeology and natural beauty. Booking is essential and can be done by contacting Contact Philomena on 049-5552988.

JUNIOR B's EDGED OUT

The local Pearse Brothers B team lost their Reserve Football Division 2A Final last Friday night in Blackhill. On the night Killanny were victorious 0-13 to 1-9. Full report on the sports pages.

60’s DISCO RAISES OVER €500

Fair play to Joe Sullivan who organized a 60’s night in the Ballybay Inn last Saturday in aid of the Ballybay Cancer Society. A donation bucket was placed at the door and over €500 was raised. Speaking to the Ballybay news Joe said, “We had a great night and a good dancing crowd and in turn raised a few euros for an excellent cause. The plan from here on is to make the night an annual occasion the weekend of Blessing of the Graves”. Joe would also like to thank Pat O Brien for the use of his premises, John Rutledge for taking photographs which are currently doing the rounds on facebook and everyone who turned up to support the evening.

BRENDAN McCAHEY PLAYS LATTON

Local man and Voice of Ireland Winner 2014 Brendan Mc Cahey will be performing in Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre on Friday 4th August. Doors open at 9pm. A great night is guaranteed as one of Ireland top performers comes to Latton. Everyone is welcome to the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre to kick off the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF BALLYBAY CANCER SOCIETY

Tullycorbett Community Centre will host a variety concert on Saturday 12th August with all proceeds being donated to the Ballybay Cancer Society. There will be no charge for the concert but donations can be left at the door on the way in. The show will open with the very popular Ciaran Rosney and will also feature Blackwater Céilí Band, Novelty Acts, Local Artists, various Musical and Dance Groups and much much more. It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and all for a very worthy cause, you're not going to want to miss it! Raffle on the night and refreshments served.

BOWLS

Well done to Philly Gibson and Stephen Duffy who qualified on Saturday 22nd July for the final of the outdoor pairs. The final of this competition will be held on the 2nd September at the Omagh Bowling Club. The rinks competition due to be played this Saturday has been postponed owing to the Monaghan game and will be played on Saturday 12th August starting at 10am. This rinks qualifying competition will take place at the Ballybay Outdoor Club. Now is the time to get your name on the time sheet in the club pavilion as the draw will be made at 8pm on Friday evening (10th August).Another date for your diary is Saturday 19th August when we travel to Fivemiletown to play for the Vincent Cup. This will start at 12-30pm and will be followed by a meal at 4pm in the Clogher Valley Golf Club. Once again you need to put your name on the Travel sheet.As the Ballybay Outdoor bowling club has qualified for the final of the Mc Gurk Shield its hoped to play the game v Dungannon on Tuesday 22nd August at a neutral venue which is the Omagh Bowling Green.

GAELIC SUNDAYGAELIC SUNDAY

This Sunday is been deemed Gaelic Sunday by the GAA and will commemorate "Sunday 4th August 1918",when the GAA nationally organized a day of playing of Gaelic Games and Cultural activities throughout Ireland. This was in protest at the oppression of occupying forces who sought to have the GAA seek a permit for each event. This Sunday Latton O Rahilly’s will host a wonderful day of entertainment and fun for all the family starting  at 3pm. There will be live entertainment in the Centre from 7pm with Lightening Express and a host of Scor Participants from years past

HISTORICAL TOUR OF LATTON PARISH G.A.A. SITES

On Monday next 7th August there will be an historical tour of fields and sites in Latton associated with the GAA. Starting at the Centre at 2pm sharp the tour will include Coyle’s Point and field, Connolly’s Field, Derrygooney (venue of Bawn Erin Hopes), Mc Geough’s Meadow, Rice’s Field and The old Bawn handball alley. This promises to be a very interesting day so if you’re interested be at the O’Rahilly Centre at 2pm.

89 ANGLERS CONTEST ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BALLYBAY

The 57th edition of the All Ireland Championships took place on Sunday last on the lakes around Ballybay. 89 anglers representing the four provinces including competitors who travelled from as far as Cork checked in at the Wetlands Centre ahead of the five-hour match.Six sections were fished from the shores of White Lake and Loughs Egish and Sillan with the average match weight 5.13kg per angler overall. Different conditions were experienced cross the venues with squally weather and bright spells throughout the day. Lough Egish known for its large roach and Sheila’s Shore was the draw of choice having produced the 2016 Champion, but it was not to be with just the end pegs fishing. The shallower waters although be-set by the dreaded pond weed produced the finest nets of quality fish the area is known for. Bream Rock on White Lake fished particularly well delivering the top 5 winners.Chris Simpson, MAP Fishing of Moira Co. Armagh’s efforts at clearing his swim from weed and his decision to fish the feeder paid off with a 24.750kg bag of quality hybrids and a specimen bream to win the match. Chris whose name will now be firmly on the historical cup received his trophy and €500 prize money from Oliver McGauley President of the NCFFI. Runner-up Gary Drew of Enniskillen was beside Chris at Bream Rock where his end peg produced 23.180kg for him. Neil Mazurek Tony Green and Cathal Hughesfinished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectably from the same venue. Other notable weights came from Shamie Winters 9.400kg at Caravan Park, Sillan; Irish Youth International James O'Doherty 9.64kg at Bairds Shore and Johnny Keith 12.900kg at Lough Egish.A full pay-out of all entry with 5 peg sections and the top five followed the match at the Welcome Inn, Mena Martins. A special presentation was made to Youth International Roisin Bohan, the only female to enter this match this year but whose efforts were to be commended. Roisin had a difficult day on Sheila’s Shore for a handful of fish, catching when other senior anglers didn’t weigh.Cllr Seamus Coyle, Chair of the Clones Ballybay Municipal Council welcomed the anglers and organisers to the area. He commended the recent road improvements at Bairds Shore funded though the IFI NASD programme and delivered by the Council and pledged more improvements to support local angling. He wished the Youth Team members well for the upcoming Championships and the organisers with the running of the event whilst stressing the importance of the promotion of angling in Ireland.

RACE NIGHT

Ballybay Pearse Brothers Race Night will take place Friday 28th July. The venue is Stookie’s Bar – kicking off at 9pm.

ALL IRELAND FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BALLYBAY

The 57th edition of the NCFFI All Ireland Championships for Seniors & Ladies will once again take place in the locality of Ballybay on Sunday next 30th July. The draw for the event will take place at Ballybay Wetland Centre with registration from 8am and the draw at 9. A car draw will be available to those who are genuinely travelling together and mention the fact as they register on the day. Fresh bait from Irish Bait & Tackle Ltd will be available to purchase at the draw. A presentation to the winners with refreshments will take place after the competition. Venue to be confirmed. Entry is €25 with a full payout and winners trophies. Everyone is welcome to take part in the championships irrespective of club, federation or community. Advance booking is essential either online or by phone.http://www.ncffi.ie/events/ncffi-all-ireland/ or by phone to Sean Ward 086 811 5526

BIG BREAKFAST

Ballybay Pearse Brothers are hosting a breakfast morning this Sunday in their club house. Why not call for a bite to eat anytime between 9am and 12noon.

COFFEE MORNING RAISES €2780

The coffee morning held at the home of Heather Mc Keown on 5th July has raised a fantastic sum of €2780 which has been donated to Motor Neuron. Speaking to the Northern Standard Heather said, “I would like to thank everyone who attended the coffee morning and everyone who donated prizes. I am delighted that it was a great success and that the boys and myself were able to donate a substantial amount of money to a very worthwhile charity”.

CIARAN ROSNEY IN LATTON TOMORROW NIGHT

Fresh from massive acclaim at last weekend’s Monaghan Town Country Music Festival 2017,Ciaran Rosney will take to the stage in Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre, Latton on Friday 21st July. On the night Ciaran will be launching his latest music video, much of which was shot in the Latton area, including on the shores of Lough Avaghan. Doors open at 9pm, with a great night guaranteed. Everyone welcome as Latton Centenary celebrations continue.

LATTON/BAWN PRIDE OF PLACE JUDGING ON TUESDAY NEXT

Tuesday next 25th July 2017will be a Red Letter day for the Latton/Bawn Community as judging takes place in the 2017 All-Ireland Pride of Place.LATTON/BAWN PRIDE OF PLACE JUDGING ON TUESDAY NEXT Tuesday next 25th July 2017will be a Red Letter day for the Latton/Bawn Community as judging takes place in the 2017 All-Ireland Pride of Place.We are delighted that Monaghan County Council nominated the Latton/Bawn area to represent the County of Monaghan in the 32 County Competition. The community work and excellence of everything undertaken by all Latton based organisations and individuals is surely worthy of the Monaghan honour and indeed much greater awaits the Monaghan nominees. Judging will commence at Derrygooney Community Centre, with a presentation to the judges, followed by a tour to The Senator Billy Fox Memorial Park, Bawn Housing and Handball Club. They will then travel via Lacken Bridge and The Five Crosses to Latton Resource Centre and this will be followed by a display by all groups and organisations in the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre. All parishioners and friends are invited to attend for 11.30am sharp. The event will conclude with entertainment and complementary lunch for all attending. This is a great occasion for the Aughnamullen West parish, so everyone is requested to help have everything looking its best -hedges trimmed, flowers in place and be in attendance in Latton G.A.A Centre for 11.30am on Tuesday next to really show how PROUD OF OUR PLACE we are.

MINISTER HUMPHRIES TO OPEN THE MENS SHED

The Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Culture Heather Humphries TD will officially open the Ballybay Mens Shed on Friday 28th July at 3pm. The Shed would like to extend an invitation to the Ballybay Community to join them on this occasion at their new premises – the Coachouse Buildings, Main Street, Ballybay. There will be a raffle and draw on the day with numerous prizes on offer. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

NOEL LYNCH RIP

A months mind mass will be offered for the soul of the late Noel Lynch, Main Street, Ballybay on Tuesday 25th July in St .Patrick’s Ballybay at 9-30am.

BOWLS

This Saturday 22nd July will see the play off in the Pairs champion of champions competition so make sure that your name is on the time sheet in the club pavilion. The draw will be made at 10-30am on Saturday and playing will commence at 11am and will be played to a finish on the day. Last year’s winners were Matt Mooney and Philip Gibson who have paired up again this year so they are the duo to watch. We will hold the rinks (fours) on Saturday 5th August so now is the time to select your team.There is just four games left in the Border Counties League two at home and two away so it’s all to play for as we are in third place in the league just 5 points from Enniskillen who are in the lead – we play them this week.

RACE NIGHT CHANGED

Ballybay Pearse Brothers Race Night has been changed owing to the participation of Monaghan in the All Ireland championship series. The race night will now take place on Friday 28th July in Stookie’s Bar – kicking off at 9pm.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF BALLYBAY CANCER SOCIETY

Tullycorbett Community Centre will host a variety concert on Saturday 12th August with all proceeds being donated to the Ballybay Cancer Society. There will be no charge for the concert but donations can be left at the door on the way in. The show will open with the very popular Ciaran Rosney and will also feature Blackwater Céilí Band, Novelty Acts, Local Artists, various Musical and Dance Groups and much much more. It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and all for a very worthy cause, you're not going to want to miss it! Raffle on the night and refreshments served.

GREAT WORK BY TIDY TOWNS

A number of people have remarked to the Ballybay news correspondent that the newly formed Tidy Towns committee where doing a great job. The fruits of their labours can be clearly seen with cleaner streets, new bins, new flower baskets and tubs throughout. One individual said, “The hard working committee should be congratulated for the wonderful job they are doing. The town looks really well thanks to their efforts”. Litter picks take place every Tuesday night. If you are interested in volunteering just turn up at the ‘Mens Shed’ at 8pm.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

The annual Blessing of the Graves takes place on Sunday 30th July. The blessing in Tullycorbett and Ballintra will take place after Sunday morning mass while in Ballybay it will take place at 3pm.

PLAUDITS FOR WETLANDS CENTRE

The Wetlands Centre was in full swing last Saturday as it hosted Kerri Rutledge and Darren Duffy’s wedding after party. The venue proved to be absolutely fantastic as it could easily accommodate the bouncy castle and barbeque and with the sun shining all day everyone agreed the venue was amazing.

MADAM MATILDA FOR BALLYBAY

County Kildare fortune teller Madam Matilda will pay a visit to Ballybay Thursday 13th July. Reading will begin at 5pm and will run until late. Further information is available from Margaret at 0894952604.

BOWLS

The next big event on the Ballybay outdoor green which will be the champion of champions pairs which will take place on Saturday 22nd July starting at 11am. This will be proceeded by the draw at 10-30am. Now is the time to get your name on the timesheet in the club pavilion. The rinks (fours)  is the same competition will be held on Saturday 5th August also starting at 11am.The border counties team had a good game in Letterkenny last week and came home with three points which leaves us in third place in the league with 36 points overall. We have no game this week but we will entertain Enniskillen on Wednesday 19th July when we hope to secure maximum points.The Local league is drawing to a close but there is some vital games left before we can decide which teams will make the playoff.Out thanks to those who helped with the special needs folk on Tuesday last. This will go on for another 3 weeks.  The first game in the outdoor cup took place on Monday night and we now have Corcaghan through to the next round. More details later.

RACE NIGHT

Ballybay Pearse Brothers will host a fundraising race night in Stookie’s Bar on Saturday 15th July. Anyone interested in sponsoring a race (€100) or buying a horse (€10) should get in touch with any committee member. It should be a great night.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF BALLYBAY CANCER SOCIETY

Tullycorbett Community Centre will host a variety concert on Saturday 12th August with all proceeds being donated to the Ballybay Cancer Society. There will be no charge for the concert but donations can be left at the door on the way in. The show will open with the very popular Ciaran Rosney and will also feature Blackwater Céilí Band, Novelty Acts, Local Artists, various Musical and Dance Groups and much much more. It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and all for a very worthy cause, you're not going to want to miss it! Raffle on the night and refreshments served.

80’s – 90’s NIGHT

Joe Sullivan has organized an 80’s-90’s night in aid of the Ballybay Cancer Society. The evening will take place in the Ballybay Inn on Saturday 29th July. Joe is already taking requests for songs on the night and anyone with a special song which they want played can message Joe on the Ballybay and Its people facebook page. There is no cover charge - you can just throw a few Euro in the bucket. Joe has also promised that there will be no Nathan Carter on the night!!

BOWLING NEWS

The final of the Champion of Champions singles took place on Saturday 1st July on the outdoor green. In ideal weather conditions apart from a brief shower during the final game all went off very well with 29 members competing for the honour of playing in the Ulster final on 2nd September at the Omagh bowling club. Winner on the day was our Chairman Benny Smyth who bowled superb in all games and had a comprehensive win over Terry Clark in the final game which was refereed by our President Samuel Gamble. Our Sponsor of the prize for the champion of champions was Gabriel Traynor from Traynor trophies Ballybay and Gabriel made the presentation to Benny and said how delighted he was to be associated with the skillful game of bowls.On Friday 30th June we traveled to Omagh where we played the second round match in the Mc Gurk Shield and we had a brilliant win on their grass green – we now await the winners of Dungannon and Clogher Valley who play on 10th July. The pairs qualifying games in the champion of champions will take place on the Ballybay Green on Saturday 22nd July when all members can compete so now is the time to get your name on the time sheet in the club pavilion.

LATTON BAWN REVISED 1916 PARISH BOOK

A revised edition of The Latton Bawn Historical Group’s book ‘Commemorating the Parishioners of Latton & Bawn who were Born or Died in 1916 is now available to purchase from all committee members and in the following outlets – McElroy’s shop, Latton, McDonnell’s & Smyth’s, Ballybay, Paddy Lynch’s, Lisnalong, Maudabawn Co-Op, Hannigan’s, Cootehill, McConnon’s, Ballytrain. Books are €10 each. This is the second & final print of these books, so ‘when they are gone, they’re gone!’

CIARAN ROSNEY COMMING TO LATTON

On Friday 21st July Ciaran Rosney will perform in The O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre to launch his latest Music Video. A lot of the new video was recorded in the Latton area. Doors open at 9pm and a wonderful night is guaranteed.

PRIDE OF PLACE

Ballybay’s  neighbour Latton/Bawn has been selected by Monaghan County Council as Monaghan's Pride of Place representatives for 2017. This is a great honour and recognition of the great community voluntary spirit of the area, especially in the Centenary Year of Latton O'Rahilly GAA. Judging takes place on Tuesday 25th July from 10.00am to 1.00p and on that day there will be an opportunity to show what is best in Latton/Bawn. It is planned the judging will commence at Derrygooney Community Centre, with the judges travelling via the Senator Billy Fox Memorial Park, Bawn Handball Club, Lacken Bridge and Fivecrosses for a display and presentation at Latton O'Rahilly GAA Centre. So everyone and all organisations in the parish, along the route and at the venues are urged to have everything looking its best for the day. Please have everything tidy, hedges and grass trimmed, plants and flowers in place. This is a BIG DAY for LATTON/BAWN so let’s be at our best-it’s your place.

GAELIC SUNDAY-SCOR CONCERT

On Sunday 6th August Latton G.A.A. will host "GAELIC SUNDAY",commemorating one of the G.A.A.s greatest days - "Gaelic Sunday,4th August 1918",when all G.A.A. Clubs across Ireland organized games and activities in the face of oppression by occupying forces. The afternoon will see games and activities, with a "Scor Concert" taking place on the evening in the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre, with it is hoped acts from Scor Sinsear and Scor Na nOg over the years performing on the night. All Scor participants and everyone interested is invited to a meeting in the Club Rooms tonight(Thursday 6th July) at 9.30pm,to discuss and organize "CENTENARY GAELIC SUNDAY-6th AUGUST 2017". So please come along.

MAIN HALL CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT

The O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre Main Hall will be closed from Wednesday 12th July to Thursday 20th July  (Inclusive) for refurbishment. We apologise for any inconveinence. The Social Centre will be available -for further details please contact Brendan Fitzpatrick on 086-8297666.

LADYBIRDS AND GUIDES HOLD DOWN SYNDROME FUNDRAISER

An evening of fun and games was held recently by the Ballybay Ladybird Unit and the girls did some fundraising for the Downs Syndrome charity which is sponsored by HB Ice Cream. The girls raised €115 for this worthy charity.  Well done girls.LADYBIRDS AND GUIDES HOLD DOWN SYNDROME FUNDRAISER An evening of fun and games was held recently by the Ballybay Ladybird Unit and the girls did some fundraising for the Downs Syndrome charity which is sponsored by HB Ice Cream.  The girls raised €115 for this worthy charity.  Well done girls.Ballybay Ladybird Guides offer a varied and exciting programme where the girls earn badges, play games, learn about themselves and the world that they live in and how they can become confident young women in an ever-changing society.  This programme is offered to girls and young women aged 5-18, and there are also opportunities for leaders of all ages.  As it is a girl-only movement, girls are free to develop and express themselves in a safe, comfortable, supported setting.If you would like to enrol your daughter in our unit please contact Sheila on 086 8319459.

GOOD VALUE 99’s IN BALLYBAY

Two local premises in Ballybay made a recent National top 10 list when it came to the price of 99’s. The survey carried out last week by the Irish Mail saw Smyth’s Newsagent and the Sodabarrel finish 8th and 9th respectively. Both shops were offering 99’s for €1-60c. The cheapest ice cream was available in Duffy’s, Ballaghadreen, Co. Roscommon were 50c would have bought you a welcome ice cream.

THREE GOLD FOR LOCALS

Children from the parish won five medals including three gold at the Community Games Athletic finals. The committee would like to congratulate all the children who represented the parish each doing their very best.
Gold medals were won by:
Neasa Doherty - 80m U8.
Aideen Drury - 80m Hurdles U14
Jayne Drury - 200m U16.

Silver medals were won by:
Tom Doherty - 600m U12
Daire Sheridan - 1500m U16.

Excellent performances were given by:
Mark Drury - 100m U10
Eoin Sheridan - 100m U12
Katie Glynn - Ball Throw U12.

Our Gold medal winners will now go forward to represent County Monaghan at the Community Games National Festival in the National Sports Campus, Dublin in August.

BOWLING NEWS

The Ballybay Outdoor Bowling Club has a very busy few weeks ahead with upcoming games in the Border Counties league and also competing in the Mc Guirk Shield. We won the shield in 2013 and again last year so we will be putting in a big effort to retain it this year. The champion of champions competition will be held on Saturday 2nd September at the Omagh club. In order to get the representative from our club we will hold a singles day on Saturday 1st July with the pairs taking place on Saturday 22nd July. All games will start at 11am. If you want to compete you need to put your name on the list in the club pavilion. The draw for the outdoor cup was made last week and there was some very interesting pairings which is as follows: Corcaghan v Muckno, Cootehill v Ballybay White, Ardaghey v Derryvalley, Scotshouse v Ballybay maroon, St. Michaels v Keady, Latton v Shercock while Clontibret Saffron have a bye. These games will take palce on any day by arrangement with the committee.
On June 27th we will host a number of Special Needs groups. This has become an annual event and we are all looking forward to having them.

JOHN WEST FEILE PEIL Na nOg

Latton O'Rahilly GAA will welcome Clontarf G.A.A. Club (U14 boys) and San Francisco G.A.A. (U14 girls) for the finals of the 2017 John West Feile Peil Na nOg. Over 5,000 participants are being hosted by Clubs across Counties Monaghan, Cavan and Fermanagh. Games commence tomorrow, Friday 23rd June, with Latton playing at Cremartin at 4pm, followed by a reception for the Clontarf and San Francisco visitors in the O'Rahilly G.A.A. with refreshments and entertainment. On Saturday Latton play games in Crematin at 11am, 12 noon and 3.30pm. Later that evening the Monaghan v Down game will be shown live in the G.A.A. Centre from 6.30pm and there will be music from 9pm. On Sunday morning Latton participate in the parade and Finals in Clones at 11am. Everyone is invited to attend all games and events in the G.A.A. Centre a marvelous exhibition of Gaelic Games and activities in Latton for Centenary Year.

G.A.A. MEMROBELIA FROM THE PAST 100 YEARS

As the Latton O'Rahilly Club continues the Celebrations of their Centenary work continues on The Museum of G.A.A. Anyone with photographs, newspaper articles or any materials connected to Gaelic activities in the Latton/Bawn Area are requested to bring them to the G.A.A. Centre on any Monday between 10.00am and 12.30pm,where the materials will be scanned and returned immediately. If you know of any materials relating football, hurling, camogie, ladies football, handball, scor, etc please contact Patrick Hamilton on 086-2686619 or Seamus Coyle on 087-6814067 or call to the GAA Centre on Mondays between 10am and 12.30pm. Centenary Ties are available from the G.A.A. Centre. These are limited and are specially engraved for 100 years of Latton G.A.A. Centenary Flags are available by contacting Seamus Coyle on 087-6814067 or from the G.A.A. Centre. There will be a Club Committee Meeting on Thursday 29th June at 9pm.

PROUD GREAT GRANNY

Mary Mc Guinness was like the cat that got the cream last weekend as she witnessed the christening of her great grandson Ruan. The proud nanny seen the child christened in the same robe she wore 89 years ago. Congratulations to Ruan and his parents Donna and Colin.

CIARAN ROSNEY COMING TO LATTON

On Friday 21st July Ciaran Rosney will perform in The O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre to launch his latest Music Video. A lot of the new video was recorded in the Latton area. Doors open at 9pm and a wonderful night is guaranteed.

CHRIST CHURCH SAY THANK YOU

A great big thank you to MS Ireland for their very kind donation to Christ Church following Trad on the hill held in Christ Church Ballybay on Sunday 4th June, a very enjoyable evening of traditional music that was thoroughly enjoyed by all, many thanks to Kevin Curran who organised the event and to all involved.

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Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltach Affairs, Heather Humphreys,pictured with Rev Neal Phair and tradional musicians at the Trad on the Hill concert in Christ Church BALLYBAY on Sunday June 4th

BOWLING NEWS

Saturday last the 10th June saw the first of the trophies played for at the Ballybay Outdoor Bowling Club when almost 30 members competed for the Jimmy Gibson Memorial Shield. On one of the hottest days of the year play started at 11am and was finished just after 5pm. This was played in a singles format with all throwing 4 bowls. The final game was outstanding and featured Matt Mooney and Jocky Gibson and it was very fitting to see Jocky take home the Shield with what he said was the best bowls he ever played. The Chairman Benny Smyth made the presentation to Jocky at the end and said it was very fitting that Jocky won it as he played superb bowls all day and had established himself as one of the leading bowlers in the Border Counties league.
Our next competition will be the singles in the Champion of Champions which will take place on the green on Saturday 1st July starting at 11am so now is the time to put your name down on the draw sheet in the club pavilion. The Town Tournament is still on-going with most teams reaching the second round more about that next week.

CONCERN ABOUT LOCAL BANKING

A number of locals have expressed concern that the local Bank of Ireland branch will no longer be offering cash, foreign exchange and coin services from 9th August. It has been suggested that locals while in the bank should voice their disapproval and ask that the bank reconsider their actions. There is a lot of concern that this could be the beginning of the end for banking in the town.

RACE NIGHT

Ballybay Pearse Brothers will host a fundraising race night in Stookie’s Bar on Saturday 15th July. Anyone interested in sponsoring a race (€100) or buying a horse (€10) should get in touch with any committee member. It should be a great night.

TULLYCORBET CCE

Tullycorbet CCÉ would like to thank everyone within the branch and county board, who helped make the County Fleadh weekend such a success. Many groups/individuals made vital contributions to the weekend’s success. We thank Tullycorbet Community Centre Committee, Ballybay Community College/Recreation Centre, Ballybay Chamber of Commerce, Monaghan County Council, Comhaltas Meitheal Fund, Oriel Sailing Club & Christchurch, Minister Heather Humphreys, Fr La Flynn and Rev. Neil Phair, Corduff Pipe Band & O’Neill Pipe Band Clontibret, local businesses who provided financial support and hosted sessions and all musicians, parents and helpers. The branch where delighted with the success of the weekend’s events, and had many medal winners in the Fleadh competitions. Full details of these will be on the Tullycorbet CCÉ Facebook page, and in the county board Comhaltas notes.

COMMUNITY GAMES

The County Monaghan Athletics Finals take place this Saturday 10th June at the Clones Peace Link. Events will begin at 11am with U8, U10 and U12 events taking place before lunch and U14 and U16 events on after lunch (starting at approx 1.30pm). Entrance charge on the day of €3 per adult/ €5 per family. Programmes will also be on sale at €2 each. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available to buy in the Peace Link Centre. Good luck to the following local athletes who are representing our area at the county competitions:
Neasa Doherty - 80m U8, Mark Drury - 100m U10, Eoin Sheridan -100m U12, Tom Doherty - 600m U12, Katie Glynn - Ball Throw U12, Aideen Drury - 80m Hurdles U14, Emma Glynn - 1500m U16, Jayne Drury - 200m U16 and Daire Sheridan - 1500m U16.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

A Traditional Music Session Night will take place in the Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre on Saturday next 10th June commencing at 9pm. All musicians/singers and artists are invited along for a great night of traditional entertainment. Refreshments will also be served.

LATTON G.A.A.CENTENARY UPDATE

The distribution of flags and registration of same will be available at the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre, Latton on Saturday evening next10th June from 8.30pm. The flags and registration is available to all families and friends of a deceased person, who were associated with Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Club in any way over the past 100 years. Flags available to be placed on their place of rest both locally or across the world. A limited number of specially Centenary Crest Engraved Ties have been commissioned by the Club and are available in the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre. Numbers are limited as these are Souvenir items.

TRACING BERNADETTE NESBITT

The Ballybay and its People facebook page recently received the following message – “Hi thank you so much for accepting me in your group. I'm not from Ballybay but I'm hoping someone might be able to help me get in touch with a lady whose maiden name was Bernadette Nesbitt from Ballybay. We did nurse training together from 1977-1980 in London. We were best friends until I left in 1981 to come to Oz and as was the case back then it was just too difficult to stay in touch. I'm originally from Meath , my Maiden name was Margaret O Brien. A few of us from our class is having a get together in London in Nov and as I'll only be there for a week I'd really love to make contact with Bernie Thank you so much..I remember her mum was May Nesbitt I met her once”. Numerous people have replied and it has been established that Bernadette was a daughter of Tony Nesbitt and lived on the Castleblayney Road and attended St Louis, in Monaghan. She married a man by the name of Guthrie and is living in England. Well thankfully the story has a happy ending. Local lady Patricia Conlan was key as she contacted Bernadette’s sister Rosaleen and Margaret and Bernadette are now back in touch. And for the record Bernadette is a nurse in the Nightingale Hospital in Westminster, London. So while facebook often gets lots of critism thankfully on this occasion it proved to be a power of good in reuniting two old friends.

CUL CAMPS

Ballybay Cúl Camp will run from 17th - 21st July, catering for boys and girls from 5 - 13 years old. The camp will operate from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day, costing €60 for one child, your second child is €50 and every sibling after that is €40. The Co-Ordinator for this camp is Colin Malone.

KAYAK LESSONS

Kayak lessons will be available on Wednesday evenings at the Wetlands centre. Further information is available by contacting the centre on 042 9748022.

ITS COUNTY FLEADH WEEKEND

The County Fleadh which is being held in Ballybay and Tullycorbett kicked off Thursday 1st June and runs for the next four days. Locals should get their flags and bunting out in order to welcome the large number of musicians from all over the county. Minister Heather Humphreys will formally launch the Fleadh on Thursday in Tullycorbet Hall at 8pm. On Friday there will be a heritage trail through Ballybay. Anyone interested in attending this should assemble at the Riverdale Hotel at 7-30pm. Later in the evening (9pm) there will be a music session in Liam Smyth’s. On Saturday the Community College will host competitions from 10am and there will be numerous music sessions in the town pubs. Sunday will be the busiest of the festival with a feast of activity. There will be music in St. Patrick’s at 12-15pm and this will be followed with open air concerts throughout the afternoon in the town centre. Tullycorbet Community Centre will host Sean No’s and set dancing from 2pm. At 4-30pm there will be a marching band parade. This will commence at the Community College. The Ballybay Inn is the place to be from 6pm when the best young musicians in the county will perform. History buffs can then head to Christchurch where there will be a lecture on the famous Ballybay piper William Clarke at which will be followed by a concert in the church at 7-30pm.

SOCIAL CLUB SUMMER TRIP

Ballybay Social Club has their annual summer bus trip on Friday 9 June next. The outing is to Blackrock with morning coffee/tea at Broomfield and dinner on the way home at Watters Castleblayney. Meet for the bus at the Riverdale Hotel Car Park at 10 am. All in fee €15. Everyone is welcome. Further details from Charlie 086 0660270.

GOSPEL MEETING

Everyone is welcome to a Gospel Meeting in the Faith Mission Hall, Bushford, Rockcorry on Friday 2nd June 2017 at 8pm. This is organised by Ronnie & Carey Killops of the Faith Mission. . All welcome. Plan to come, and bring a friend. Refreshments afterwards.

EPILEPSY COLLECTION

The organizers of the recent church gate collection in aid of Epilepsy would like to thank everyone who helped or supported in anyway. The amount collected was €705.

TULLYCORBET CCE

Good luck to all competing in the County Fleadh this weekend, especially members of Tullycorbet CCÉ. All in the branch are looking forward to hosting the county fleadh for the first time. Theres a great program of events, including a session with teachers from around the county in Stookie’s on Saturday at 9:30pm. Full list of events is available in the county board Comhaltas notes and on the Tullycorbet CCÉ Facebook page

CAMPHILL OPEN DAY

Camphill will host their annual summer open day on Saturday 17th June at Robb’s Farm from 2pm until 5pm. Admission is absolutely free and amongst the many stalls there will be face painting, candles, bric-a-brac, weaving, and numerous crafts. Donations of cakes and bric-a-brac are most welcome.

DEFIBRILATOR REFRESHER TRAINING

Defibrillator (AED) Refresher Training will be held in Tullycorbet Community Centre on Tuesday, 6th June from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for all those from the Tullycorbet and Ballybay areas who were previously fully trained in CPR/AED. Please note that prior to this date, an individual text will be forwarded to everyone who has been trained by this group, to advise of the allocated time slots for attending. This is an invaluable community resource and regular refresher training is imperative.

Street Feast 2017

Communities across Monaghan planning 7 Street Feast celebrations so far including in Glaslough, Newbliss, Emyvale and Clones

3 weeks until Street Feast 2017 National Day of Street Parties and Community Celebrations

Over 1000 Street Feast Parties registered to date with 7 parties planned for Monaghan so far!

To register and receive your Free Party Pack* for Sunday, 11th June 2017 log onto www.streetfeast.ie

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CAR BOOT SALE AT CUAN MHUIRE

An op-en Car Boot Sale will take place at Cuan Mhuire on Monday 5th June. All car boot sellers welcome. There will be a working forge demonstration and old style butter churning. Should be a great day and admission is free.

SUCCESSFUL SPRING CLEAN

Last Saturday's Spring Clean was a major success with the Tidy Towns Committee along with a number of volunteers collecting a full skip of litter and waste from the town and the approach roads leading to the town. Speaking to our website the Tidy Town Chairman Martin Gleeson said, "We had a great day last Saturday and all the volunteers can be very proud of their efforts. I would like to thank the hard working Tidy Towns Committee and the volunteers for a job well done. We had lots of fun and it turned out to be a great social ocassion as well as a good days work. I would also like to thank Monaghan County Council for supplying the litter pickers, high visibility vests, plastic bags and disposal gloves".

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