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Footer 2 Irelands Ancient EastThis new workshop is designed to deliver service excellence, ensuring that Ireland's Ancient East, as a must see experience destination is communicated to visitors while they are here and worldwide when they return home.

Everyone has a role to play in delivering the optimum visitor experience - a warm welcome, a smile, a real knowledge of our local area and a genuine interest in our visitors. Deliver this and visitors might just stay a little longer in your area, spend more and recommend Ireland's Ancient East globally.

Date: Thursday May 11th
Location: Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Time: 10am – 1.30pm (Registration, tea/coffee available from 9.30am)

Carrickmacross Chamber meeting this eventing at 6.30pm in The Fiddlers Restaurant

dreamstime 630505Monaghan County Council is currently participating in the Dept. of Transport’s Active Travel Towns initiative, which seeks to encourage more people to walk or cycle rather than use private cars for all journeys. The aim is to shift as many people as possible out of their cars and onto the streets when they are making local journeys. This applies to shoppers, school children, and also to you and your employees.

LEOEnterpriseWeekAs part of Local Enterprise Week - 5th to 10th March

Opportunities from a Monaghan Perspective

Presenting Dragons’ Den since 2009, Richard Curran is a journalist, broadcaster and author for 20 years. He presents the hugely popular The Business each Saturday on RTÉ Radio One. Richard will talk about the potential for towns and regions to move beyond the two-speed economy of Dublin vs the rest, about the entrepreneurial potential that exists in the regions but the need to have it fostered and supported at policy level. Followed by Lunch and Awards Reception County Final of National Enterprise Awards 2017 The awards organised by the National Network of Local Enterprise Offices – celebrates the achievements of Ireland’s micro-enterprise sector. The awards recognise and celebrate the success stories of small business owners from all over the country.

For full list of events see Local Enterprise Week pdf here

LEOEnterpriseWeekAs part of Local Enterprise Week 5th - 10th March:

PLATO in association with the Local Enterprise Office, Monaghan are holding an information and Cyber Security for SMEs designed to be a practical workshop, aimed specifically at small and medium sized business owners. Speakers will include John Nealon from M1 Document Solutions, Simon Loughran from Certification Europ and Marc McArdle from McArdles Computer & Offices Supplies. The course will best suit those businesses that are keen to ensure that their Information and IT infrastructure are both physically and cyber secure.

For full list of events see Local Enterprise Week pdf here


We had an exciting finish to the Christmas Shopping Promotion today, when the last 6 winners came into town to pick an envelope containing their prize. The lucky winners brought home a total of €2000 between them. The winners are Geraldine Jackson, Des Marron, Eugene Marron, Rosetta Leegan, Fiona Courtney, Eileen Martin. They shopped in Birdies, Evelann's, O'Rourke Oil, Dinkins, Maguire's Pharmacy. Thank you for shopping local.

Crib 2016

The New Crib is in place outside the Toll House on Main Street.

Two of the local second level schools will perform Christmas Carols at the Crib today at 12 pm.

All welcome.

Carrickmacross Chamber meeting Wednesday 7th December at 6.30p.m in The Fiddlers restaurant.

All welcome.

Winner Clip Art 25768The first draw of the €5,000 give away from Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce took place at the turning on of the Christmas lights on Sunday the 27th.

First prize €500.00 to Eimear McGinn
Second Prze €300.00 to Sharon Murnaghan
Third Prize €200.00 to the very lucky Eimear McGinn.

The next draw takes place on Saturday 3rd of Dec.
To be entered into the draw just make a purchase in any of the participating shops in Carrickmacross and ask at the checkout for an entry.
Support your local retailers, Shop local this Christmas.