April & May 2018

Notices with a County Monaghan Focus

Bringing the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life (Free Workshop): Thursday, 19 April at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Monaghan. This free, interactive workshop will explore the SDGs and their impacts on local communities. To register, email ppn@monaghancoco.ie or tel Leona Keenan, 047 73750.

(Note: National Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals, Tuesday, 17 April in Croke Park, Dublin. See sdgsforall.ie)


Recycling Workshop: Tuesday, 17 April at 7pm in the Community Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney. Delivered by Recycling Ambassador from Voice and hosted by Castleblayney Tidy Towns Committee.


The Artist Support Scheme: Monaghan County Council’s scheme provides financial and other assistance to artists. Forms available online or from the Arts Office, The Market House, Monaghan. Closing date: Thursday, 19 April. See monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.


GIY Monaghan ‘Climate Change & Community Resilience’ Workshop: Tuesday, 24 April at 7.30pm in the Market House, Monaghan. Workshop facilitators: Anne Walker Summers (Climate Ambassador) & Liam Murtagh (Cool Planet Champion).


The SSE Airtricity Community Fund: Applications invited for community project in locality (20km radius) of these windfarms: Mullananalt (Co Monaghan) and Bindoo and Gartnaneane. Co Cavan. Details at ‘About’/‘Community’ at sseairtricity.com or by emailing anne.reynolds@sse.com. tel 01 6556556


Public Consultation Workshops on Draft Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025. All workshops 6pm – 8pm in April; Thursday, 12 April in Civic Offices, Carrickmacross; Tuesday, 17 in Gatehouse, Castleblayney; Monday, 23 in Clones Library.

The Draft Plan contains the text and maps for Co Monaghan including the five large towns and associated reports. Submissions / observations can be submitted to the Forward Planning Team, Planning Section, Monaghan County Council up to Friday, 25 May. See the Draft Plan at monaghan.ie/planning/stage-2-draft.

Monaghan Arts Network Showcase: Wednesday, 25 April, 7pm – 9pm in Market House, Monaghan.

Other Notices: Courses, Events, etc.

National Spring Clean Month: 1st – 30th April: To see how you can help by organising a local spring clean-up see nationalspringclean.org

Organic Centre’s courses / events (Rossinver, Co Leitrim): Places available. Saturday 14 & Sunday, 15 April: The complete Organic Kitchen Garden. Saturday, 21 April: (1) Urban Gardening, growing in small spaces and containers. (2) Fermented and Cultured Foods – an introduction. Saturday, 19 May: Teachers’ Conference on organic school gardens. See theorganiccentre.ie.

Community Grants for Recycling: Up to €500 per group is available from VOICE / Repak for community groups to support the Recycling Ambassador Programme. Closing date for applications: Friday, 13 April. See voiceireland.org/new-community-grant


A Spring Day in Dalgan (Navan) – Forty Shades of Green, Extolling the Wonder of Leaves with Dr John Feehan: Saturday, 14 April at Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan, Navan. Contact Elizabeth Mc Ardle at devofficemail@gmail.com.

Green Your Gathering – Sustainability in Festivals, Meetings and Events (Free Seminar): Thursday, 19 April in Galway. See ‘Events/Workshops’ at greenbusiness.ie.

SEAI Energy Show: Wednesday & Thursday, 18 & 19 April in RDS, Dublin. Ireland’s leading business to business energy event for businesses / organisations interested in saving energy or switching to clean energy solutions. See seai.ie.

‘Shop and Drop’ Day of Action on Supermarket Packaging: Saturday, 21 April. Friends of the Earth ‘Sick of Plastic’ campaigners are encouraging you to shop as normal in your local supermarket and then take off the excess plastic packaging at the checkout and leave it with the cashier. See ‘News’ at foe.ie.

Earth Day 2018: Sunday, 22 April worldwide. A ‘Gathering at Garden of the Celtic Saints’ in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh at 12.30pm is being organised by Clogher Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Group to mark Earth Day. All welcome. See Clogher JPIC Group on Facebook. The global theme of Earth Day 2018 is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. See earthday.org.

Tackling Climate Change: Rhetoric or Reality? (EPA Lecture): Tuesday, 15 May at 7pm in the Mansion House, Dublin. See ‘News & Events’ at epa.ie.

Community Water Development Fund 2018Grants from Groups: Aimed at projects that have local benefits and meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive. Closing date for applications: Monday, 28 May. See watersandcommunities.ie

While every effort has been taken in relation to the accuracy of notices, it is recommended that readers check relevant websites for up-to-date information. A listing is not necessarily an endorsement by Transition Monaghan.  

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