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RetailIsEtail2018Monaghan IT Forum
Thursday, 12 April 2018 from 16:00 to 19:15
Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

The 6th Annual Retail is e-Tail Conference. This year we have a great line up of speakers and are changing from our usual panel of speakers to Master Classes on topics of importance to ecommerce businesses.

For more information and to register click here >>

coffeecupAttention all shops & cafes who sell takeaway tea & coffee, the Tidy Towns in conjunction with Monahan County Council and the Chamber are inviting you to a meeting on Monday 12th Feb at 6:30 in the Workhouse regarding a campaign to encourage reusable cups for consumers. Everyone welcome.

A meeting with Declan Lavelle, Head of Valuation Services, will take place on Jan 17th at 7pm in the Civic Centre. This meeting is in relation to the letter sent to businesses about revaluation in September. Any business person who received this letter is welcome to attend.

Green Illustrated Christmas Sweater Invitation 5

a3poster copyCarrickmacross Chamber of Commerce are committed to supporting local business. Due to the success of the €5,000 give away last year they have decided to run the event again. Over 4 weeks over €5,000 will be given to lucky winners who enter the draw by shopping in any of the shops in Carrickmacross. All you need to do is ask for a ticket at the till of the shop you are purchasing from and they will enter your name into the weekly draw. The Draw dates are as follows.

1st draw on Dec 1st at turning on of the Christmas Lights
2nd draw Sat 9th
3rd draw Sat 16th
4th Double Draw Tuesday 19th

All retailers are asked to stamp their tickets at the back and return them before 4pm to Hand footwear each Friday.
Shop local this Christmas, support local jobs, support your community. Carrickmacross, One Town, Endless Choices.

ChristmasLightsCome to Carrickmacross, meet Santa and watch the lights being switched on. Fri 1st of December. Followed by a Free Kids Disco in Vanity


AgeFriendly2017Monaghan Age Friendly Business week - Friday 1st December – Friday 8th December 2017

The business community in County Monaghan have embraced the Age Friendly Business Programme with great enthusiasm following its launch last year. Almost one hundred and thirty businesses committed to being more age friendly and to support older customers in our communities.

To celebrate the success of the 2016 Age Friendly Business Programme in the county we are now organising Monaghan’s second “Age Friendly Business week”. This county wide event will be an opportunity to showcase and highlight the changes big and small the business community in Monaghan are implementing as part of the Age Friendly Programme. The following are just some of the initiatives happening all over County Monaghan as part of this wonderful programme.

  • Special offers for older customers,

  • Information events for older customer

  • Changes to the layout of your premises


A social night out for traders and business owner/managers is taking place in Vanity Nightclub on Saturday November 4th. With a busy Christmas season starting soon this is an opportunity for traders to get to know each other and network. It’s an informal evening with a prosecco reception, buffet food and light entertainment. Tickets are €15pp from Bits n Bobs and GoLo Insurance.



Regional Skills North East in conjunction with Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) and FIT is holding a workshop with Retailers and Wholesalers in Monaghan to discuss their skills needs. The workshop is being held on 24th October 2017, 09:30-11:30,  in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross.

This is an opportunity for those in the industry to let us know what their specific skills needs are and to get information on existing training available in Monaghan.

In addition to assessing your skills needs, retail experts will be speaking at the workshops and there will be an opportunity for you to network and meet other retailer and wholesalers in the region.

Places for the workshop are restricted to those businesses in the Retail sector in Monaghan and are limited, so registration is essential.

Regional Skills North East is a skills development initiative for Counties Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. Regional Skills North East is part of a national skills development programme funded by the Department of Education & Skills as part of the National Skills Strategy.
Further information on the initiative is available at www.regionalskills.ie
To register for the Retail & Wholesale skills assessment workshop, please contact Maire Gallen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click on the link here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/employer-consultation-on-retail-skills-needs-monaghan-tickets-38579953680

Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th of September in Fiddlers

Rohan Smyth took the Carrickmacross Walking Tour during his visit to Co. Monaghan.

Read Irish Daily Star article here >>