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Carrickmacross Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 21st of December.
We ask all Banks, Shops, Offices and Businesses to take part in this event by wearing your Christmas Jumper to work. Donate €5.00 each towards this years chosen charity which is Carrickmacross St Vincent De Paul (Food Appeal)
The funds raised will be used to purchase food for hampers for people in need in the Carrickmacross area.xmasjumper

All donations can be dropped into @SVP - Vincent's Shop Carrickmacross, please mark it clearly in an envelope that it is for the Christmas Jumper Day.

The 2nd Shop Local Christmas Draw for €1000 in Chamber Town Vouchers will take place tomorrow in the Market Square Shopping Centre at 4pm. So if you are shopping in Carrickmacross look out for free tickets and enter, sometimes shops can be busy so you might need to ask for one.a3poster

DrumlinWalkThe Four Counties Trail begins at the Shirley Arms Hotel and weaves its way out of town along the Shercock Road, past the Fever Hospital and the Workhouse. The trail takes the country lane at C through to Reilly’s Cross, straight on past the garden centre and left to the high ground in Barnadonagh. Take a moment here to savour the 4-Counties vista, Cavan, Meath, Louth and Monaghan, anticlockwise from the west. The trail drops down to the crossroad and then climbs straight ahead by the laneway (the old Bailieborough Road) to the Dunogue Fort. Enjoy the views on the way back to town.

Drumlin Walk PDF >>



GIBRGOI harp 2018 colourThe Government launched the 'Getting Ireland Brexit Ready' public information campaign. The campaign is a further intensification of the Government’s preparedness and contingency planning, which was
initiated in advance of the UK’s referendum in June 2016.

As part of the campaign, public outreach events have begun to take place across the country. These outreach events showcase the extensive work of the Government’s agencies, including Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. The events bring together this experience and expertise in a ‘one stop shop’ for citizens and businesses in particular. The opening event, on Friday 5 October in Cork, was very successful, with a large attendance and significant interest in the topics discussed.

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • NUI, Galway (ILAS, North Campus), Friday, 12 October;
  • Four Seasons, Monaghan, Friday, 19 October; and
  • Croke Park, Dublin, Thursday, 25 October.

Registration is available here >>

Monaghan Development PlanYou are invited to a Public Consultation Workshop on the Draft Monaghan County Development Plan 2019-2025 which includes Settlement Plans for all of the Towns & Villages in County Monaghan.

This is an informal drop in workshop to enable everyone to talk with Council Officials on matters contained in the Draft Monaghan County Development Plan The Draft Plan can be inspected in the County Libraries , Municipal District Offices , the Planning Office & at www.monaghan.ie

For dates and times see flyer here >>


Join our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Carrickmacross 24th to 31st of March. It's Free!! Forms available from BITS ' BOBS/COBBLERS REST, Keegan's Newsagents, Birdy's Newsagents.

Last Entry's must be back in Bits and Bobs by 12 Noon on Sat 31st.

Remember to look left and right when crossing the road and wear a high Viz Vest!

Monaghan CoCo are looking for expressions of interest for lease of Retail Craft Outlet in Market House, beside new Lace Gallery.

If you know anyone interested please let them know:

Click here for more information >>

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.