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FILM AWARD TO NIKA McGUIGAN PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY IN CLONES

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3 Sep 2021 Comments Off on FILM AWARD TO NIKA McGUIGAN PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY IN CLONES
FILM AWARD TO NIKA McGUIGAN PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY IN CLONES

Michael Fisher The late Nika McGuigan was posthumously honoured in July with the lead actress (Film) award at the Irish Film and Television Academy film and drama awards for her final performance in the film Wildfire. Covid restrictions meant that the ceremony had to be held online. So when the film was being given its première showing in Clones on Sunday, a very poignant and brief ceremony took place before the outdoor screening. Nika’s parents Barry and Sandra McGuigan returned to their native town for the event organised by Clones ...

FAREWELL TO MAMO

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25 Jun 2021 Comments Off on FAREWELL TO MAMO
FAREWELL TO MAMO

Michael Fisher Monaghan and Ireland mourned the loss during the past week of one of its best known and admired citizens, the feminist and women’s rights campaigner, Mamo McDonald. Mamo, who was born in Co. Galway but spent most of her 91 years bringing up her family in Clones and then moved to Drumully, Smithborough, was widely respected as a former President of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. She was honoured with a People of the Year award in 1999 for her services to Irish women and older people. Mrs McDonald ...

BALLYBAY CLONES WILL BENEFIT FROM BROADBAND

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16 Oct 2020 Comments Off on BALLYBAY CLONES WILL BENEFIT FROM BROADBAND
BALLYBAY CLONES WILL BENEFIT FROM BROADBAND

Communnity Centres could facilitate remote working Michael Fisher Two centres in the Ballybay and Clones areas are among over fifty sites throughout the country that have been connected to the world wide web this month under a National Broadband Plan initiative designed to connect local communities. As reported elsewehere, the two centres now providing public access to the world wide web are at the Wetlands building in Ballybay and at the hall at Connons, in the Drummully salient a few kilomteres from Clones. In a presentation to the September meeting of Ballybay ...

CLONES MOURNS PASSING OF LITERARY LEGEND

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4 Sep 2020 Comments Off on CLONES MOURNS PASSING OF LITERARY LEGEND
CLONES MOURNS PASSING OF LITERARY LEGEND

The people of Clones lined the streets of their town on Saturday to bid final farewell to a fondly regarded literary legend who had made his home amongst them. The funeral of playwright and novelist Eugene McCabe of Drumard, who passed away on Thursday last at the age of 90, was confined to close family and friends because of prevailing Covid- 19 restrictions. But Clones people took the opportunity to say their goodbyes as the cortege made its way through The Diamond and Fermanagh Street on its journey to the Sacred ...

CLONES IS BACK IN BUSINESS! SHOP LOCAL!

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7 Aug 2020 Comments Off on CLONES IS BACK IN BUSINESS! SHOP LOCAL!
CLONES IS BACK IN BUSINESS! SHOP LOCAL!

Come on in: our doors are open. That’s the message from businesses in Clones as they welcome back customers. It’s been a difficult five months for those shop owners not in the ‘essential services’ category. They had to shut down because of the public health emergency. Now as the government’s roadmap approaches the final stage, trade is beginning to get back to normal. This time however there are strict Covid-19 guidelines in place to keep staff and customers safe. Your patience and cooperation in maintaining social distance and wearing face ...

CAR RECOVERED IN LOUGH ERNE OF MAN MISSING FROM CLONES EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO

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22 May 2020 Comments Off on CAR RECOVERED IN LOUGH ERNE OF MAN MISSING FROM CLONES EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO
CAR RECOVERED IN LOUGH ERNE OF MAN MISSING FROM CLONES EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO

Michael Fisher Gardaí investigating the disappearance of a man last seen in Clones, Co. Monaghan eighteen years ago have confirmed that the man’s car has been located in Upper Lough Erne near Lisnaskea in Co. Fermanagh. The discovery of the vehicle is a significant breakthrough in the search that was renewed earlier this year for 55 year-old Michael ‘Tony’ Lynch. The last known sighting of Mr Lynch was at Fermanagh Street in Clones around 6:00pm on Sunday 6th January, 2002. The father of four came originally from Magheraveely, Co Fermanagh, ...

DEATH OF CLONES GAA GROUNDSMAN TOMMY MCCABE

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22 Nov 2019 Comments Off on DEATH OF CLONES GAA GROUNDSMAN TOMMY MCCABE
DEATH OF CLONES GAA GROUNDSMAN TOMMY MCCABE

Michael Fisher Tributes have been paid to the former groundsman at St Tiarnach’s Park in Clones, Tommy McCabe, who died last week aged 67 and whose funeral was held on Thursday. Mr McCabe, from nearby Cherry Park, spent many years caring for the GAA grounds where the Ulster Final is held every summer. His great care and attention meant that the Clones pitch was always in top condition for the spectacle of the year. Some competitors said it was the best surface they had ever played on. The Clones venue hosts ...

KERRY NOLAN: CASSANDRA HAND ROSE 2019

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22 Nov 2019 Comments Off on KERRY NOLAN: CASSANDRA HAND ROSE 2019
KERRY NOLAN: CASSANDRA HAND ROSE 2019

Clones Community Forum and the Cassandra Hand Rose Committee would like to extend a massive thank you to the businesses, sponsors and individuals who supported the sixth annual Cassandra Hand Rose competition held recently. Without their continued support this event would not be possible. Congratulations to Kerry Nolan, sponsored by the Peace Link who emerged as the worthy winner. To each Rose and their beautiful Rosebuds, thank you for taking part in the event. The day began for the girls at the Cassandra Hand Centre with ice-breakers and if the ...

“A SOFT BORDER IS A HARD BORDER BY STEALTH” — CAPACITY CROWD AT CLONES MEETING TOLD

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14 Sep 2019 Comments Off on “A SOFT BORDER IS A HARD BORDER BY STEALTH” — CAPACITY CROWD AT CLONES MEETING TOLD
“A SOFT BORDER IS A HARD BORDER BY STEALTH” — CAPACITY CROWD AT CLONES MEETING TOLD

By Veronica Corr Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) held a public meeting and exhibition in Clones on Sunday evening last. Before the meeting, the function room of the Creighton Hotel was packed to capacity with people of all ages from those who remembered the realities of the original hard Border, to toddlers in pushchairs. At the outset, BCAB stated that it was a broad organisation with no political allegiance. Public representatives from across the political spectrum were invited but some had sent apologies citing other engagements. There was a predominant ...

OPPONENTS OF BREXIT TO MEET IN CLONES

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6 Sep 2019 Comments Off on OPPONENTS OF BREXIT TO MEET IN CLONES

Michael Fisher With just nine weeks to go before a possible no-deal Brexit that would take Northern Ireland out of the European Union, the Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) group has announced details of a major public meeting in Clones on the realities of the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland. BCAB spokesperson Paul Gibbons told The Northern Standard: “It is now clear that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a reckless course to inflict a no-deal Brexit, resulting in the return of a ...