27 Jun 2022


Country fest 2013

Country fest 2013

Come along to our Annual May Bank holiday (Fri 3rd – Mon 6th) Country Music Festival in Pairc Grattan.

Featuring this year is: Friday 3rd May: Declan Nerney, Saturday 4th May: Setanta,& Sunday 5th May: Mike Denver.

Monster Bingo on Sun at 3pm . Also a new addition to this year’s festival is: Family fun Monday, which features;-Charity 7 aside football tournament called “clash of the clans”; This Unisex tournament involves playing a fun match with members of your family/Clan.. Feel free to contact us (on the below number) if you wish to submit a team.

There are many more activities on the day such as sports day events for all ages, face painting, BBQ etc.

The Festival weekend will be brought to a climax in the Marquee with a presentation of the “Clash of the clans” winners and a traditional Music Session (everyone welcome to bring an instrument and join in).availability of €25. All drinks only €3.50.

This ticket will allow you entry into each nights show along with your family to the fun day.

They can be obtained from any of our committee members or by calling 087 943417

Annual Fundraising Walk

The Ladies who have for many years participated in the Marathon in Dublin to raise Funds for the Carrick Cancer group, have decided that this year they will take part in the Carrickmacross Marathon, which is also a 10km Walk/Run, and is on the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. There is no entry fee and you can contact Bernie Smyth, Sinead Byrne, Catherine Dooley, Mary Woods or Rita Callan for Sponsorship cards. Hopefullly they will have a huge response to this as it keeping these vital Funds local.d tickets are at a limited

Writing weekend

Award-winning poet, Joseph Woods, will direct the Poetry Writing Workshop Weekend at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen on Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May 2013. Over the course of the weekend, participants will look at poetry publication beginning with simply how a poem gets published in the first place? All aspects of poem publication in journals, magazines, competitions and ultimately through to preparing a first collection or book of poems will be looked at.

Two poems per participant will be work-shopped, with an emphasis on style and exploring why some poems can break the barrier of dull accomplishment. Participants are welcome to bring along their own examples.

Lastly, participants will consider the poetry reading and performance and delivery of their own work.

The Workshop Director, Joseph Woods is a poet and Director of Poetry Ireland. He’s published three collections of poetry, his first; Sailing to Hokkaido won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2000. Ocean Letters, his third collection, was published by Dedalus Press in 2011. He has co-edited Our Shared Japan (Dedalus Press, 2007), an anthology of contemporary Irish poetry concerning Japan. He also reviews occasionally and contributes to radio.

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the venue for this weekend of creative activity. The Centre is located in the picturesque village of Inniskeen which nestles among the Monaghan drumlins immortalised by Patrick Kavanagh, Inniskeen’s most illustrious son and one of Ireland’s best loved poets.

For information and booking: Ph. 00353 (0) 42 9378560. E-mail:

Community Alert

Community Alert .Have you signed up for TEXT ALERT yet ? Forms available in the local shops or from committee members .

€2 per form.Forms along with €2 can be returned to any committee member or placed in a box in Magees shop and Credit Union from this weekend . More details on the launch will be available next week.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Helen Patterson nee McGeeney, St. Daigh’s Tce., on the death of her Son David Patterson in England and formerly of Dunard. To all who mourn his passing we offer sincere sympathy Sister Mrs Mary Neary, Monvallet. To all who mourn we offer sincere sympathy.

Inniskeen Red Cross

A Defibrillator course will be held in St Daigs School on Monday 29th April at 7pm sharp . To book your place call Tomas Ruddy on 087 7657198 or Gerry Dooley on 0872342278. If you trained before Oct 2012 you are now due to update your skills.New members welcome.


The Bingo is on this Saturday night, as usual, in the Community Social Club at the usual time of 8.30pm. . The usual Prizes and a Jackpot of €800 on offer, increasing monthly by €50 if not won, this week on 45 numbers. Books €5 and Sheet €2. Bus from Carrickmacross each night leaving Convent Lands 7.45, Highfield entrance 7.47, Main Street at Bus Stop 7.50, O’Neill Street 7.52 and Cloughvalley 7.55, DundalkRoad 8.05

Social Club

This Saturday music as usual for the weekly Dance for all those who are interested in Jiving etc. 10.15pm. This week Saturday May 4th Country Roots, May 1th Country Cousins, 18th The Mavericks and the 25th Tommy Mac. A great line out of Bands for the Month of May..

Lough Derg

Inniskeen Parish Trip to Lough Derg for the one day pilgrimage on Wednesday September 11th price €50 (including bus) Booking and monies to Fr. Martin as soon as possible to secure seat.

Inniskeen Parish Trip to Lough Derg - Three day Pilgrimage June 12th - 14th. Price €80 (including bus). All names and monies to Fr. Martin as soon as possible.

Dance Classes

Dance Classes resumed on Monday, 7 January in Community Centre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm for beginners, 8.30pm to 9.30pm for advanced.

great way to exercise and good fun as well. all dances covered, salsa, funky waltz, line dancing, and lots more

Sunday Dancing

On Sunday night music as usual for the weekly Fun dance. A great nights dancing for all who enjoy lively music and fun dancing. This Sunday May 5th Big Pat, May 12th the Inlaws, 19th Mickey the butcher and on the 26th The Hustlers, great Bands with lively music for Dancing.

Pick 4

At the Pick 4 draw held on Monday April 15 the numbers drawn were 2, 7,12, and 25 and there was no outright winner of the Jackpot of €3,800. Winners of €20 each are as follows:- Seamus Kindlon Snr, Mullagh, Pat McGeough, 30 Cloughvalley, Patrick & Veola Quigley, Drumboat, Una Woods, Killanny, Willie Steele, Carrickavoley, Gráinne Murphy, Shancobane, Gary Clarke, c/o Bridget Hatzer, Tom Kelly, Blackstaff, Saoirse McKenna, Coolderry and Larry McDermott, Carrickmacross. This week the Jackpot is €4,000 and to be in with a chance get your entry from any member of Inniskeen Ladies GFC, Blackstaff Parents Association or the Development Group

Family Afternoon in

Carrickmacross Workhouse

At 3pm next Sunday, 28th April, Carrickmacross Workhouse is holding a Family Afternoon to commemorate the 38 orphan girls sent to Australia in 1849. Australian Ambassador will attend, with local Artists and Crafts, including Carrickmacross Lace, displaying their work and giving demonstrations. 1-hour film of a Carrick Fair Day in 1999 will be shown, featuring lots of local faces! Refreshments will be served, and children are especially welcome.

Drama Circle

Killanny’s Ultan Drama Circle presents Mary Halpin’s Semi Private on Thursday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of May in the new function room in The Riverbank in Killanny Carrickmacross. The show starts nightly at 8 o’clock and admission €10.00 is payable at the door. The play is a comedy although it contains adult contain.


The Whist is held each Tuesday night at 8pm in the Social Club and new players are always welcome to come along and join in. On April 16th, the highest score was held by Paddy Duffy, highest lady Margaret Woods,2nd Lady Maire Traynor, highest gent Kevin Conroy, 2nd Gent: Thomas Murphy, lowest score Margaret Clarke , Sweep winner Jimmy Marron, and longest Sit Rose Ramsey

For lessons for new members phone 042 9378146.

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