July & August 2018

Notices with a County Monaghan Focus

Mattress Amnesty: Monaghan County Council are holding a mattress amnesty on Saturday, 21 July, 9am – 1pm at Scotch Corner and Carrickmacross recycling Centres. Save yourself at least €20 per mattress by leaving your mattress on the day for free. An anti-dumping initiative supported by Monaghan County Council and the Government of Ireland.

Pictured is a Daubenton’s Bat in flight

Join in Bat Survey Training and Site Visit (Doohamlet): Monday, 23 July at 8.30pm inDoohamlet Community Centre. Training is part of Daubenton’s Bat All-Ireland Survey and is being organised by Bat Conservation Ireland in conjunction with Doohamlet Tidy Towns.

Community Enhancement Programme 2018. Funding available for not-for-profit groups from Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) for projects in the county. Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 30 July at 5pm. Details at ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.

Local Festivals, Summer Camps and Tourism Events: For listings of other upcoming events in County Monaghan see events.monaghantourism.com and facebook.com/monaghantourism.

Blaeberry Sunday (Mullyash, Castleblayney): Sunday, 29 July. Annual trek to Mullyash Cairn departs from Mullyash Community Centre at 2pm.

New Volunteering Opportunities in County Monaghan. Monaghan Volunteering Centre have listings of short term summer volunteering roles and some longer term one. See volunteermonaghan.ie or Monaghan Volunteer Centre on Facebook.

Summer Stars @ Your Local Library. This reading-based programme for children will run during July & August in Monaghan Libraries. Registration at local libraries. See summerstars.ie and ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.

Making Waves Music Festival (Glaslough): Saturday, 25 August. Monaghan County Council, Clean Coasts and The Riptide Movement bring a new environmentally friendly music festival to Glaslough. Early bird tickets only €18.See Making Waves Music Festival on Facebook

Monaghan Farmers Market: Every Friday, 10am – 2pm Church Square, Monaghan.

 Other Notices: Courses, Events, etc.

Organic Centre’s courses / events (Rossinver, Co Leitrim): Saturday, 21 July: Natural Cosmetic Making Summer Workshop. Saturday, 21 & Sunday, 22 July: Dry Stone Wall Building. See theorganicentre.ie

Creatures of Crom (Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh): Thursday, 26 July at 2.30pm.

Experience a personal tour with one of the rangers to hear all about what lives and lurks around the magnificent Crom Estate. See nationaltrust.org.uk/crom

Beekeeping Summer Courses / Workshops (Gormanston, Co Meath): Sunday, 12 – Friday, 17 August. Beginners to Advanced level. Residential and day visiting options available. See thirishbeekeeping.ie.


World Meeting of Families and ‘Our Common Home’: The World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin will include a focus on ‘Our Common Home’ – the theme of the Pope’s Encyclical on the environment. There will be ‘eco-spaces’ and opportunities to attend workshops on the theme at the RDS event (22-24 August). See ‘Care for Our Common Home’ at worldmeeting2018.ie/en/About or email: jane.mellett@worldmeeting2018.ie.

Energy in Agriculture 2018: Free event on Tuesday, 21 August at Gurteen College, Roscrea Co Tipperary See energyinagriculture.ie.

While every effort has been taken to ensure 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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