Noticeboard Spring 2014

Events guide for Spring 2014 (March – May)

Drawn: Monaghan 2014 (Architecture Talks and Events)

(1) Young & MacKenzie – Architects of Ulster c 1850-1950 – a talk by Dr Paul Harron, on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 8pm in The Market House, Monaghan.

(2)Iron Buildings in Monaghan and Elsewhere – a talk by Barry O’Reilly on Thursday, 10 April at 8pm in The Market House, Monaghan.

Admission is free to both events. See full news section of for link to full programme.

Community & Environment Grants Scheme ( Monaghan Co Council) 2014: Closing date for applications for funding is Monday, 31 March. For details see ‘News Section’ of or contact Bernie Bradley at 047 73727, email:

Be a Master Composter: Free training course commencing on Wednesday, 2 April at 7:30pm in Carrickmacross.  For details and registration contact Niall O’Connor, Monaghan Co Council. Tel 047 30556. Email:

Allotments Available in Castleblayney. Castleblayney Community Gardens and Allotments Committee has low cost allotments available in Drumillard for use by private users for the growing of fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. Anyone interested should tel 087 2167890 or email

National Spring Clean – April 2014: See the online resource for everybody interested and involved in Ireland’s premier anti-litter programme.

Organic Centre Courses (Co Leitrim): Saturday, 5 April:  (1) How to Design a Garden(2) Fermented and Cultured Foods. Sunday, 6 April (1) Living off Grid – water, wind and sun (2) Create the perfect garden set-up.  For details see

‘Growing for Restaurants’ training coursewith Dermot Carey, Saturday, 19 April at Sonairte, Laytown. See

Earth Hour 2014: Saturday, March 29, from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

Co-op Power: Opportunities for Community Owned Energy Production in Ireland: Seminar on Tuesday 8 April, 11am-4pm at Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8. No fee, but places are limited. Tel 021 4902179 Email:

‘The Greenway Forward for Tourism, Health & Sport’ Crossborder Conference: Wednesday, 9April, Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, 8:45am – 2:45pm. Organised by Dundalk Chamber of Commerce. No fee. Booking: Tel: 042 9336343 or email

Better Building – International Conference for a Sustainable Built Environment: Croke Park. Wednesday, 9 April. To register see

Enviroform Solutions (Insulation Solutions): Warrenpoint Site Visit, Friday, 11 April,10am – 12:30pm. A Smart Ecohub event for businesses. To register to attend, email Tel 042 9385722.

‘Our Once and Future Planet’ (book): Seminar hosted by the book’s author Paddy Woodworth on Tuesday, 15 April, 10:30am – 1:30pm in The Mansion House, Dublin. Event is free but registration required at

Zero Your Waste:   Site visit (for businesses) to Ballymena to Michelin’s world class zero waste programme, Friday, 25 April. See ‘events’ at

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