Articles tagged with: Carrickmacross

SOUTH MONAGHAN “BOMB” DEVICE MADE SAFE IN SECURITY OPERATION

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7 Feb 2014 Comments Off on SOUTH MONAGHAN “BOMB” DEVICE MADE SAFE IN SECURITY OPERATION

THERE is speculation that a home-made explosive device found beside a car in South Monaghan last Friday may be linked to an ongoing feud between some individuals in the Carrickmacross area. A similar device was found some months ago and two people, a man and woman, were later detained for questioning but subsequently released without charge. Initial local reaction had linked the device with dissident activity in the area but it is understood this was subsequently ruled out. Gardaí alerted the Army bomb disposal team after the device was discovered ...

ALL-SQUARE AT AUGHNAMULLEN

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15 Jun 2012 Comments Off on ALL-SQUARE AT AUGHNAMULLEN
ALL-SQUARE AT AUGHNAMULLEN

BALLYBAY 1-09 CARRICKMACROSS 0-12 BY JOHN GRAHAM BALLYBAY and Carrickmacross have to do it all again after they fought out an absorbing draw in their senior championship meeting in Aughnamullen on Sunday evening last. Overall a draw was probably a fair enough result although Ballybay will feel that they were marginally the better side throughout but they could never put any real daylight between themselves and a tenacious Carrickmacross who were fielding 8 players short of the team that won the intermediate double last year due to a variety of reasons and at ...

THREE MONTHS’ JAIL FOR PUBLIC ORDER DEFENDANT WHO HAD 118 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

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11 Nov 2011 Comments Off on THREE MONTHS’ JAIL FOR PUBLIC ORDER DEFENDANT WHO HAD 118 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

A man from a Travellers background who was arrested for a public order breach in Carrickmacross last Sunday night and who had 118 previous convictions was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment at Monaghan District Court on Monday, in a case where the defendant’s tragic personal circumstances were also outlined. John McDonagh (42) of St Margaret’s Halting Site, Finglas, and with a new address at 2 St Vincent’s Park, Navan admitted to the court that he was intoxicated in public and had failed to comply with garda directions at Drummond ...

CARRICKMACROSS REACH SEMI-FINALS

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3 Nov 2011 Comments Off on CARRICKMACROSS REACH SEMI-FINALS
CARRICKMACROSS REACH SEMI-FINALS

Carrickmacross 0-11 Kildress 0-8 JOHN GRAHAM reports Carrickmacross staged a strong final quarter to book their place in the semi-final of the Ulster club intermediate football championship at the expense of 14 man Kildress in a game that was played in somewhat blustery conditions in Omagh on Sunday afternoon last. Kildress were reduced to 14 players some 10 minutes into the second half following an incident involving a number of players from both sides and that was the turning point of the match as Kildress never effectively recovered from this setback and were pinned ...

Next Twin Parade to include triplets and other multiples!

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11 Feb 2011 Comments Off on Next Twin Parade to include triplets and other multiples!
Next Twin Parade to include triplets and other multiples!

The largest gathering of twins in Ireland organised by the Carrickmacross Lions Club took place last June as part of the town’s Summer Festival Weekend. All roads will lead to Carrickmacross again on June 4th, 2011 when twins, triplets and other multiples will gather to parade through the town and help create a new Irish record for the largest gathering of twins and multiples assembled in one place at the same time. Lions Club President Michael Murphy explained that during a presentation on last year’s parade to The Irish Multiple ...

Carrick woman awarded €425,000 in High Court

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28 Jan 2011 Comments Off on Carrick woman awarded €425,000 in High Court

A CARRICKMACROSS woman was awarded €425,000 in compensation at the conclusion of a seven year legal case which ended in Dublin’s High Court on Wednesday of last week . Natasha Gartlan of Corrinty, Corduff, Carrickmacross was a back seat passenger in a stolen car which was involved in an accident near Kingscourt, Co Cavan on November 9th 2004. Ms Gartlan , who was then a fifteen year old schoolgirl, received serious personal injuries including head injuries. She took the case against the driver of the car Gavin ...

Zero increase in Carrickmacross rates for fourth successive year

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14 Jan 2011 Comments Off on Zero increase in Carrickmacross rates for fourth successive year

Rates in Carrickmacross will remain the same this year as they were last year, following the formal adoption of the Budget for 2011 at the Annual Rates Meeting of the Town Council on Monday last. A provision for Gross Revenue Expenditure of €2,446,286 and Gross Revenue Income of €615,899 leaves the amount to be levied from rates at €1,295,041, which will require a General Annual Rate on Valuation of 65.55. This represents a zero percent increase for the forth consecutive year. There was general support from all the ...

Santa turns on Carrick lights with a little help from his friends

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30 Nov 2010 Comments Off on Santa turns on Carrick lights with a little help from his friends
Santa turns on Carrick lights with a little help from his friends

Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce were delighted with the success of Saturday afternoon’s festivities in the run up to the Christmas light switch on, officiated by none other by Santa Claus, ably assisted by Michéal O’Reilly, winner of North East Got Talent 2010. Jim Hand, Chamber President said that there was a great buzz around the town, which was very busy, with a few hundred people lining the Main Street, to catch a glimpse of St. Nicholas and listen to the vast array of local talent that graced the outdoor stage outside ...

LIONS CLUB PRESENTED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

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14 Jul 2010 Comments Off on LIONS CLUB PRESENTED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
LIONS CLUB PRESENTED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Members of Carrick’s Lions Club gathered in the Shirley Arms on Monday evening last, to relish the success of the Twinning parade which took place during the Carrickmacross Festival. President Michael Murphy welcomed guests and members of the club to the evening and spoke of the success of the parade and the recognition the local club received as a result of the parade. District Governor of the Lions Club James O’Sullivan also attended the function and was delighted to present the club with a special merit award, the Lions media ...

IFI announces funding of CLOSE ON €5m TO BOOST PROJECTS IN CARRICK, CLONES, AND TRUAGH

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12 Jul 2010 Comments Off on IFI announces funding of CLOSE ON €5m TO BOOST PROJECTS IN CARRICK, CLONES, AND TRUAGH

CROSS-COMMUNITY co-operation and peace-building in the Co. Monaghan border region received a welcome boost this week with the announcement on Monday that the International Fund for Ireland is to allocate a further €4.9 million to a number of groups, including three in Co. Monaghan with projects at Carrickmacross, Clones, and Truagh. The announcement of this latest funding tranche was made following a meeting of the International Fund body in Sligo. Full report in this week’s issue