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SCOTSTOWN BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

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3 Sep 2021 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
SCOTSTOWN BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

JACK MADDEN There is a certain ambition involved in winning. When success comes, the most driven teams generally keep achieving. Success breeds success. In Monaghan GAA circles, Scotstown have been the epitome of this for the best part of a decade. But players can only do so much. Management can only do so much. The essence of the GAA is community, and with over seventy senior men’s players alone, Scotstown have a bigger community than most. New chairman Shane Stirrat is trying his best to be the glue that holds the ...

SLIABH BEAGH WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN

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18 Jun 2021 Comments Off on SLIABH BEAGH WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN

A wildfire management plan for Sliabh Beagh is currently being developed by the CANN (Collaborative Action for the Natura Network) Project. This is funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, through the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The aim is to prevent a repeat of incidents, such as the fire in 2017 when over 700ha of land was destroyed including important habitat, plants and animal species. The fire safety management plan will include the arrangements for implementing, controlling, monitoring, and reviewing fire safety standards and ensuring that the standards are ...

DUMPING OF DEAD LAMBS AT SLIABH BEAGH CONDEMNED

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20 May 2021 Comments Off on DUMPING OF DEAD LAMBS AT SLIABH BEAGH CONDEMNED
DUMPING OF DEAD LAMBS AT SLIABH BEAGH CONDEMNED

There has been widespread condemnation of the dumping of around 35 carcases of dead lambs in the scenic Sliabh Beagh area of North Monaghan. The dead animals were discovered along the popular Esh walking trail near Poll an Aifrinn in the area on Wednesday of last week when local people alerted Monaghan Co Council, who put in place an operation to have the carcases removed from the area. The Co Council said that the lambs were dumped in twos and threes every 20-30 metres for a distance of approximately a ...

SCOTSTOWN LADIES RUN AROUND IRELAND RAISES €11,420

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9 Apr 2021 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN LADIES RUN AROUND IRELAND RAISES €11,420
SCOTSTOWN LADIES RUN AROUND IRELAND RAISES €11,420

Pictured is Mary Callery from the Crocus Cancer Support Group in Monaghan, accepting the presentation of €5,710 from some of the representatives of the Scotstown Ladies GFC Senior Team and management, Laura Carey, right and Alanna and Abbie McCarey. The money is half of the proceeds of the teams virtual run around Ireland, which raised a total of €11,420, with a matching amount presented to Breast Cancer Ireland. The players and management were delighted to have raised such a generous amount and thanked everybody who supported them in the fundraiser, ...

BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!

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26 Mar 2021 Comments Off on BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!
BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!

AMENITY GETS €276,385 FOR MAJOR UPGRADE Hollywood Forest Park in North Monaghan is set for a major upgrade of its amenities following Monday’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD of an allocation of €276,385 from her Department’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The monies will fund the provision of a quality freshwater bathing site and the upgrading of walks, picnic and seating areas, changing facilities, toilets and fishing stands. “Also included is the creation of a strong identity for the amenity and signposting throughout the site,” Minister ...

HOLLYWOOD TRANQUILLITY

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9 Jan 2021 Comments Off on HOLLYWOOD TRANQUILLITY
HOLLYWOOD TRANQUILLITY

This beautiful tableau was captured by Northern Standard photographer Rory Geary on the frozen Hollywood Lake near Scotstown this week, with ducks taking flight and a swan serene in the nascent New Year light.

GARDAÍ LIAISING WITH PSNI IN INVESTIGATION OF BURNT-OUT VEHICLES IN KNOCKATALLON AND SCOTSTOWN

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12 Nov 2020 Comments Off on GARDAÍ LIAISING WITH PSNI IN INVESTIGATION OF BURNT-OUT VEHICLES IN KNOCKATALLON AND SCOTSTOWN
GARDAÍ LIAISING WITH PSNI IN INVESTIGATION OF BURNT-OUT VEHICLES IN KNOCKATALLON AND SCOTSTOWN

The Gardaí were liaising with the PSNI in relation to the investigation of a number of burnt-out vehicles found in the Knockatallon and Scotstown areas, it was stated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee. The occurrences were brought to the meeting’s attention by Monaghan Co Council member Cathy Bennett. Referring to a recent report she had received of a burnt-out car in the Knockatallon area, Councillor Bennett said she had subsequently been made aware of two similar incidents of this nature, leading to Monaghan Co Council ...

COLLISION SURVIVOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SCOTSTOWN ADVANCED PARAMEDIC WHO SAVED HER LIFE

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18 Sep 2020 Comments Off on COLLISION SURVIVOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SCOTSTOWN ADVANCED PARAMEDIC WHO SAVED HER LIFE
COLLISION SURVIVOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SCOTSTOWN ADVANCED PARAMEDIC WHO SAVED HER LIFE

By Veronica Corr Last Friday, Athlone native Maeve Kelly made a presentation to the man who saved her life four years ago, an advanced paramedic by the name of Brendan Clerkin, originally from Scotstown. Maeve felt moved to convey her thanks to Brendan, to whom she says she literally owes her life. The presentation, of a signed Scotstown senior team jersey was made at Athlone Ambulance Station. Brendan and his family live in Clara, Co. Offaly. In 2016, Maeve was involved in a life-changing road traffic collision outside Roscommon Town, ...

REMEMBERING JEAN KENNEDY SMITH

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26 Jun 2020 Comments Off on REMEMBERING JEAN KENNEDY SMITH
REMEMBERING JEAN KENNEDY SMITH

Michael Fisher Tributes have been paid to Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving member of the nine children of Rose (Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. She died last week at her home in Manhattan, aged 92. Her siblings included US President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Special Olympic founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Senator Ted Kennedy and the Rosemary Kennedy, who visited Castleblayney in 1938, when her father was appointed US Ambassador to the UK. KNOCKATALLON VISIT As US Ambassador to Ireland, she travelled to the border area of ...

SCOTSTOWN MUSICIAN SHOWCASED ON DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NORTHERN FIDDLE TRADITION

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28 Feb 2020 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN MUSICIAN SHOWCASED ON DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NORTHERN FIDDLE TRADITION
SCOTSTOWN MUSICIAN SHOWCASED ON DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NORTHERN FIDDLE TRADITION

Dónal McCague from Scotstown is one of the musicians featured on a new TG4/BBC documentary on the northern fiddle tradition. To be broadcast on March 1 on TG4, the documentary is the work of Deaglán Ó Mochain, “one of the Ballybay Moens” as he told the Northern Standard this week. Deaglán’s film draws its inspiration from The Northern Fiddler, a 1979 publication by Allen Feldman and Éamonn O’Doherty, which he describes as “a unique compilation of music, photos, illustrations and interviews, featuring a selection of fiddle players from South Donegal ...