Articles tagged with: Lough Muckno

‘SENSATIONAL REPORTAGE’ LEADS TO AN ASSURANCE THAT LOUGH MUCKNO ‘WATER IS SAFE’

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22 Jan 2015 Comments Off on ‘SENSATIONAL REPORTAGE’ LEADS TO AN ASSURANCE THAT LOUGH MUCKNO ‘WATER IS SAFE’
‘SENSATIONAL REPORTAGE’ LEADS TO AN ASSURANCE  THAT LOUGH MUCKNO ‘WATER IS SAFE’

By PATSY McARDLE ALLEGED sensational claims by anonymous sources published in a Sunday newspaper suggesting there are toxins being pumped into Lough Muckno near Castleblayney, and the water supply to Dundalk, led to a public assurance at a meeting of Louth County Council on Monday last,   from the Council’s Director of Services, Mr. Frank Pentony, that tests carried out on the water, during the past year, had found “no issue” with the supply. The senior official categorically assured councillors—and the public generally—that the water supply to Dundalk was “safe”. The issue was raised ...

ANGLING INITIATIVES CAN LEAD ON TO FORTURNE!

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7 Dec 2012 Comments Off on ANGLING INITIATIVES CAN LEAD ON TO FORTURNE!

Co Monaghan is often perceived as impoverished in relation to other parts of the country when it comes to its attractions as a tourist destination. It is an obstacle of perception that those whose livelihoods are to a significant degree dependent on attracting visitors to the county have to labour hard to overcome – and it is one that is founded on a rather narrow interpretation of what appeals to the tourist market. In one respect, however, we have riches around us that few other areas of the ...

MINISTER PRAISES HUGE IMPROVEMENTS AT LOUGH MUCKNO

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7 Dec 2012 Comments Off on MINISTER PRAISES HUGE IMPROVEMENTS AT LOUGH MUCKNO
MINISTER PRAISES HUGE IMPROVEMENTS AT LOUGH MUCKNO

By PATSY McARDLE THE expenditure of close on €500,000 on the improvement of tourist-angling facilities at Lough Muckno near Castleblayney, as part of a shared cross-border allocation of €1.3 million under the EU Interreg Programme for the upgrade of amenities on both sides of the Monaghan-Armagh Border was warmly praised by the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources, Mr. Fergus O’Dowd T.D., when he officially launched the development at a civic ceremony at Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblayney, on Monday last. The ...

BLAYNEY GETS READY FOR INTERNATIONAL EURO FISHING AT MUCKNO

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20 Apr 2012 Comments Off on BLAYNEY GETS READY FOR INTERNATIONAL EURO FISHING AT MUCKNO

By PATSY McARDLE CASTLEBLAYNEY’S lake jewel in the crown of Co. Monaghan tourism is poised to host one of the biggest coarse angling events in Europe later this year with the European Coarse Angling Championships which are scheduled for Lough Muckno from 5th to 6th October 2012 Confirming details of the international angling event, the President of Castleblayney Chamber of Commerce Mr. Patrick McFadden of the Glencarn Hotel, said yesterday they were delighted to host some of the competition team leaders last weekend from the nine ...

DEVELOPMENT OF MUCKNO ANGLING FACILITIES WILL PUT CASTLEBLAYNEY ON THE WORLD STAGE SAYS COLR O'BRIEN

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5 Apr 2012 Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT OF MUCKNO ANGLING FACILITIES WILL PUT CASTLEBLAYNEY ON THE WORLD STAGE SAYS COLR O'BRIEN

A programme of development works being undertaken to enhance the angling resources of Lough Muckno in Castleblayney had the potential to put the Mid-Monaghan town on the world stage as a venue for major fishing events, Fianna Fáil’s John O’Brien told Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. At the meeting, members formally approved proposals that came before them under Part VIII of the Local Government Planning and Development Regulations for developments at Concra Wood, Black Island and White Island in the Muckno area. The proposals related to the ...

MUCKNO MATURITY

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15 Jul 2011 Comments Off on MUCKNO MATURITY

A maturity of approach was evident on both sides when representatives of the Lough Muckno Community Partnership met the members of Monaghan Co Council to discuss a strategy for the future development of a Mid-Monaghan amenity long regarded as having enormous, if frustratingly untapped, potential to lead the growth of our county’s ‘Cinderella’ tourism industry into a substantial component of the local economy. To applaud experienced local authority representatives on the one hand and responsible and dedicated community leaders on the other for a ‘grown-up’ approach to a subject ...