Pictured above is Dara Mac Gabhann facilitating a workshop in the Market House, Monaghan on Saturday last. The workshop focused on the challenges and opportunities that participants felt that people of Co Monaghan will face in the coming 100 years. Creative ways to convey how these opportunities would be realised were explored with a view to holding an event on this theme as part of Monaghan County Councils 1916 – 2016 commemorations. Transition Monaghan will consider the output of the workshop and liaise with Monaghan County Council in relation to planning the 2016 event. There will be a further meeting in the near future to begin acting on the ideas suggested. If you weren’t able to make it on Saturday, but would still like to input, you are welcome to do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPPING OUR BUILT HERITAGE & PROVIDING FUNDING FOR PROTECTED STRUCTURES
Maps of the Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) for Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross and Clones are now available to download from the Monaghan Co Council website. Meanwhile the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Heather Humphreys, TD, has announced the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2016, a new investment scheme for the repair and conservation of protected structures. The closing date for completed applications is on or before Monday, 7 December 2015. To download the maps of the Co Monaghan ACAs or the BHIS details / application form see http://www.monaghan.ie/en/newsevents.