January & February 2018

Notices with a County Monaghan Focus

Call for Nominations for Annual Awards: Monaghan County Council awards scheme recognises individuals/groups in the county in Sport, Arts and Culture, Youth, Community and Environment and Heritage. Closing date for nomination: Wednesday, 31 January. See ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.


Heritage Funding: (1) Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) and (2) Structures at Risk Funding 2018. Closing date for applications: 31st January. For details see ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.

Monaghan Arts Network Showcase: Wednesday, 31 January at 7pm in the Market House, Monaghan.

Arts Partners Grants Scheme (Monaghan County Council): direct grant assistance to Arts venues, arts organisations and arts festivals deemed to be of strategic importance to the arts environment within the county. Closing date: Thursday, 1 February. For details see ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.

Music Capital Scheme 2017: Support available the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of instruments for non-professional performing groups in Co Monaghan. Apply by 12 noon, Tuesday, 20 February. See musicnetwork.ie/musicians/award1-info

Rossmore Park Forest School: 5 week course starting Saturday, 10 February 2018. Fee: €40 per child. Contact Philomena on info@tanaghoutdooreducation.com or 0495552988.

Castleblayney Energy Show: Thursday, 22 February, 5pm-9pm at the Íontas Centre, Castleblayney. For details tel Helen at Íontas at 04253400 or see Castleblayney Sustainable Energy Group on Facebook.

Local Link Frequent Bus Service Now In Operation From Tydavnet, Scotstown, Ballinode into Monaghan Town Centre and Monaghan Institute. Also Ballybay to Monaghan Town and Monaghan Institute. For timetable see cmtcu.ie/timetable.

 Other Notices: Courses, Events, etc.

Brigid of Faughart Festival: Saturday, 27 January- Sunday, 4 February in Faughart and Ravensdale, Co Louth. The theme of the 2018 festival is ‘Brigid – Muse to the cultural creative’. One of the many events is ‘Stories and Conversations for Effective Cultural Change’ on Saturday 3rd February 2.30pm – 5.30pm in the Wellington Hall, Dundalk.  Full details of all events at brigidoffaughart.ie

2018 National Sustainability Summit: Wednesday, 31 January in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. See sustainabilitysummit.ie.

Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2018: Wednesday, 31 January in Croke Park, Dublin. See irishrenewableenergy.energyireland.ie.

Love Building Bird Box Day: Build your own bird box – event on Saturday, 10 February, 2pm – 4pm at Crom Castle, Newtowntownbutler, Co Fermanagh. See nationaltrust.org.uk/crom

Guided tour of Marble Arch Caves (in Irish): Saturday, 10 February at 2pm at Florencecourt, Enniskillen. See marblearchcavesgeopark.com

Green-Schools Expo: Thursday, 22 February 22nd in the RDS, Dublin. See greenschoolsireland.ie.

Grow2CEO GIY Student Competition: Cully & Sully want students to use their class grown food to create a recipe, name it, and pitch it as a food business of the future. 4 challenges over 6 weeks. Registration until 28th February. See cullyandsully.com/ourgarden.

Film Screening nationwide of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. See the venues at stopfoodwaste.ie/events/just-eat-it-film

Learn to Grow Organic in 2018: Check out the Organic Centre’s programme of courses / events in 2018. See theorganiccentre.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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