Stress control Notice
 
Stress Control classes starting in the Iontas Centre on Tuesday 22nd Jan and Thursday 24th January 2019. The classes are free to attend, there is no registration and are open to everyone in the community.
 
 
The consist of 6 weeks of 90mins presentations each Tuesday mornings 10 - 11:30 and Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9pm (breaks included).
 
 
The topics include helping people to understand what stress is, how it affects our bodies, thoughts and actions and how we can learn to manage some of the more distressing symptoms of stress in our lives. The course will also give people very practical tips and advice in how to prevent stress, control anxious and panicky feelings and help boost your sense of wellbeing. It is important to know that people will not have to write anything down or talk in front of anyone at these presentations.
 
The classes use jargon free language with ideas and suggestions that are a simple to understand and put in place. Stress Control is particularly supportive of men, women and younger adults experiencing stress to come in, sit and listen to try and manage and control stress in their busy lives.
 
 
Tea/coffee will be provided and participants will be given free booklets and information to support them on this 6 week course.
 
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The Monaghan Integrated Development offices will be closed for the holidays from Monday 24th December and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We wish all our communities and friends a Happy Christmas, Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2019.

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Jobs Club Castleblayney

The 1st Jobs Club of 2019 will be commencing in the Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan from Monday 14th January - 31st January 2019 from 09.30am - 12.30pm.  

Jobs Club includes:

  • Job Searching
  • Exploring further training opportunities
  • C.V. Preparation
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock Interview

To find out more please contact Teresa on 042-9748090 or email to

Jobs Club is free of charge and will not affect your benefits.

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Funding is open to private individuals / enterprises and community-based groups who have an interest in developing a tourism project in county Monaghan. 

Monaghan Local Action Group invites applications for funding under the LEADER Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 under the Rural Tourism Theme (Budget Tourism Accommodation / Leisure Amenities & Visitor Attractions / Promotion / Plans).

Eligible Actions for Funding and Rates of Aid Available

An Expression of Interest (EOI) can be made to Monaghan LEADER under any of the LEADER Action Areas listed below by contacting the Monaghan Integrated Development office on 042 9749500 or email .  In general, eligible private enterprise projects can receive funding support up to 50% and eligible projects by community groups up to 75%.  Upon receipt of an ‘expression of interest’ form, eligible applicants will be invited to the application stage and will be guided through the application process. Funding of between €2,500 and €200,000 is eligible, subject to available funding.  The EOI submission date is 12th October 2018.

  • Rural Tourism Action 1.2 - Development of new specialised and budget tourism accommodation (e.g. caravan & camping, modern hostels, glamping, pods, yurts)
  • Rural Tourism Action 2.1 – Tourism amenities and attractions that will entice visitors to the county (e.g. angling infrastructure, canoe trails, walking / cycling trails, activity centres and visitor attractions).
  • Rural Tourism Action 3.1 – Development of tourism networking through workshops and training to capitalize on marketing and promotion opportunities
  • Rural Tourism Action 3.2 – Development of festivals through shared infrastructure
  • Rural Tourism Action 4.1 – Capital funding for utilization of old buildings for tourism activities or visitor attractions
  • Rural Towns Action 2.1 – Capital funding for projects which seek to utilize town buildings for tourism accommodation, visitor attractions or tourism amenities

Other Funding Opportunities

Please note, in addition to the above funding opportunities, other areas of LEADER funding also remain open.  If you have a project idea and would like to see if it can be funded under LEADER, contact Marianne (042 9749502) or Rita (042 9749501) in Monaghan Integrated Development or email .

Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) is administering the LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan for the Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The County Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is operating as the LAG for the County. Monaghan Integrated Development the Local Development Company for County Monaghan is the implementing partner and Monaghan County Council is the lead financial partner.

 

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The training programme is aimed at community groups including tidy towns groups, allotment groups and the general population who have an interest in Biodiversity and how they can apply learning from biodiversity in their local area. We are planning on running this training programme from a number of different locations simultaneously in Co Monaghan. The courses will be organised to facilitate where the majority of participants come from. The course will be delivered 1 session per week over 8 weeks.

The training programme will include the following elements:
  • Brief introduction to Ecology/Biology as an introduction to the science of Biodiversity.
  • Local plants; Introduction to common native plants, trees and shrubs. Introduction to common field layer plants. Plant habits and habitats and how to manage plants for biodiversity. How to save seeds.
  • Local wildlife; What are the common animals found in the local area? Life cycle of insects and common insect identification. Who are the local pollinators and the plants they like best?
  • Invasive Species; What are invasive and alien species and how do they impact on natural habitats? Invasive species identification and control measures (4-5 most common to Monaghan area) Biosecurity action and awareness raising guidance. Who to report new sightings to. 
  • Good practice for biodiversity: How to manage sites for biodiversity, best practice for pesticide use etc., how a soft touch approach can help plants and animals. Raise awareness of your biodiversity work: planting days, seasonal events, celebration days. Activities to raise awareness of the importance of protecting biodiversity (nature walks etc) 
  • Developing sites and amenities for wellbeing, How natural amenities provide tangible benefits to communities (positive living, mental health), How to make your site a place of calm and refuge? 
  • Development of Bio Diversity Plan -The training will include the development of a bio-diversity plan for a project that the group or individual is interested in. The trainer/facilitator will offer individualised support and guidance in the development of the plan. 
  • Study Visit; A study visit to showcase the benefits to local communities of the availability of nature amenities and for the potential for tourism and the local economy
To apply for a place on this training course please complete this short Application Form.
 
If you have any queries, contact Marianne (042 9749502) or Rita (042 9749501) in Monaghan Integrated Development or email
 
Monaghan LEADER is funding this training and we acknowledge the support provided by Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) who are administering the LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan for the Department of Rural and Community Affairs and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The County Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is operating as the LAG for the County. Monaghan Integrated Development the Local Development Company for County Monaghan is the implementing partner and Monaghan County Council is the lead financial partner.
 

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