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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 ...

SMITHBOROUGH’S LORRAINE TO RECEIVE IRELAND’S HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONOUR

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20 May 2021 Comments Off on SMITHBOROUGH’S LORRAINE TO RECEIVE IRELAND’S HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONOUR
SMITHBOROUGH’S LORRAINE TO RECEIVE IRELAND’S HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONOUR

Prof. Lorraine O’Driscoll (nee McElroy), Chair of Pharmacology and Biomedicine at Trinity College Dublin, from Annamartin, Smithborough, is being inducted into the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, on Friday 21st May. Membership is by election and is considered to be the highest academic honour in Ireland. The Royal Irish Academy has been honouring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning since its establishment in 1785. Admittance to the Academy is a prestigious honour, and those elected are entitled to use the ...

SMITHBORO’S BATTLING BROTHERS TO SHARE THE BILL IN MAJOR LONDON PRO BOXING PROMOTION

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27 Nov 2020 Comments Off on SMITHBORO’S BATTLING BROTHERS TO SHARE THE BILL IN MAJOR LONDON PRO BOXING PROMOTION
SMITHBORO’S BATTLING BROTHERS TO SHARE THE BILL IN MAJOR LONDON PRO BOXING PROMOTION

Smithboro’s professional boxing brothers Stevie and Aaron McKenna will fight on the same bill for the first time in London on Friday December 11 next. The “baby-faced Irish terrors” as they have been dubbed in the pugilistic press will appear in promoter Mick Hennessy’s prestigious event, coverage of which will be free-to-air on British TV’s Channel 5. Stevie and Aaron will be protecting unbeaten records in separate six-round contests on the undercard of the crunch clash between welterweights Sam Eggington and Ashley Theophane. Stevie, 23, made his first appearance for ...

CYCLE PATH OPENED IN MULLADUFF

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10 May 2019 Comments Off on CYCLE PATH OPENED IN MULLADUFF
CYCLE PATH OPENED IN MULLADUFF

A family fun day was held by Mulladuff Residents’ Association in Smithborough on Monday to celebrate the completion of a cycle path along the greenway area. Monaghan Integrated Development which managed the scheme granted €20,000 from the Outdoor Recreation Scheme and Ballybay Clones Municipal District provided €13,000, making the total cost of the project €33,000. The development was welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Ballybay Clones Municipal District, Cllr Sean Gilliland (Fine Gael). He officially opened the path along with children and residents from the area, in the presence of Minister ...

EXTENDED ULSTER CANAL GREENWAY WILL HELP REVITALISE BORDER ECONOMY

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14 Sep 2017 Comments Off on EXTENDED ULSTER CANAL GREENWAY WILL HELP REVITALISE BORDER ECONOMY
EXTENDED ULSTER CANAL GREENWAY WILL HELP REVITALISE BORDER ECONOMY

NEW ROUTE FROM SMITHBOROUGH TO MIDDLETOWN IS A BREXIT-BREAKER: SHANE ROSS Michael Fisher This cross-border scheme is “a Brexit-breaker”, according to Transport Minister Shane Ross. He joined Minister Heather Humphreys on Monday at the launch of a major upgrade of the Ulster Canal Greenway in County Monaghan. The greenway walking and cycle route around Monaghan town will be extended towards Smithborough in one direction and eastwards into the North up to Middletown in County Armagh. The project will cost €4.95 million and according to the head of Waterways Ireland, the lead ...

KATIE TAYLOR TO ATTEND IRELAND V ENGLAND BOXING TOURNAMENT

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12 Dec 2015 Comments Off on KATIE TAYLOR TO ATTEND IRELAND V ENGLAND BOXING TOURNAMENT
KATIE TAYLOR TO ATTEND IRELAND V ENGLAND BOXING TOURNAMENT

Old School Boxing Club will hold there annual boxing tournament this coming Saturday night in the Skule Inn, Smithboro. A highly anticipated night of action is expected when a Irish select team competes against a English select team. Special guest on the night is Irelands most famous female Amateur boxer ever Katie Taylor who will be making her first visit to the Smithboro village. Katie who is the 2012 Olympic champion is also a 3 times World Champion and 5 times European Champion. It promises to be a great night of top class boxing with ...

DWAYNE MCAREE’S DISNEY WORLD ‘MAKE—A—WISH’ HAS BEEN GRANTED

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23 Oct 2015 Comments Off on DWAYNE MCAREE’S DISNEY WORLD ‘MAKE—A—WISH’ HAS BEEN GRANTED
DWAYNE MCAREE’S DISNEY WORLD ‘MAKE—A—WISH’ HAS BEEN GRANTED

By Veronica Corr Dwayne McAree, a ten-year-old boy from rural Smithboro who is recovering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), is about to have his Make-A-Wish granted. He has opted to go to Disney World, Florida with his family — mum Ann Marie, dad Dessie and siblings Dylan (17) and Kirsty (14). The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening illnesses and Dwayne has been on the charity’s waiting list for over a year and a half now. PASSPORT EXPRESS The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Cathy Elliot asked the McArees if they would be able ...

BODY FOUND MAY BE THAT OF MISSING SMITHBORO MAN

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6 Sep 2013 Comments Off on BODY FOUND MAY BE THAT OF MISSING SMITHBORO MAN

THE body of a man was recovered from a slurry tank on a farm at Kilcorn, Monaghan, in the Smithboro area shortly after 4pm yesterday evening, as the search continued for a local man who had been missing since Thursday last, 29th August. At the time of going to press, a garda source told this newspaper that while the person had not yet been identified, it was believed that the body may be that of 40-year-old Gerard Tierney, who was not seen since 8pm on Thursday of last week. ...

AARON IS KING OF THE RING!

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9 Aug 2013 Comments Off on AARON IS KING OF THE RING!
AARON IS KING OF THE RING!

European Schoolboys Boxing title winner Aaron McKenna got a hero’s welcome when he returned to Smithboro on Sunday evening. The powerhouse pugilist is pictured by Rory Geary with Monaghan Co Mayor Sean Conlon and Monaghan Co Boxing Board Chairman Martin Cadden at a reception in the local community centre to honour his achievement (see sports pages for full coverage of what has been described as a landmark week in Irish boxing).

MEAT COMPANY HIT WITH €10,000 IN FINES FOR HYGIENE BREACHES

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15 Feb 2013 Comments Off on MEAT COMPANY HIT WITH €10,000 IN FINES FOR HYGIENE BREACHES

A meat company that failed to keep a pallet of pork properly frozen was hit with substantial fines at Clones District Court last Friday — where the judge accused the firm of engaging in “economic sabotage”, and a veterinary inspector said it appeared those involved did not “give a toss”. Flynn’s Irish Meats Ltd, with an address at Mullitagorry, Smithboro, was summoned for alleged breaches of hygiene regulations in relation to frozen pork when its premises at the John Matthews Enterprise Centre, Largy, Clones was inspected in May of last year. The ...