This closure is due to a library system upgrade and staff training, as all public libraries in Ireland are working together to create one joint national library catalogue, using a shared computer system, which will be of great benefit to all library users.
As there is an amnesty for the month of February, please return your overdue items to any library in County Monaghan up to and including Friday 24th February and you won’t be charged any fines.
No fines – No questions asked! J
Monaghan, Carrickmacross, Clones and Ballybay Libraries will reopen on Tuesday 2nd March at 11am. Castleblayney Library will reopen on Wednesday 3rd March at 11am.
Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council
Title: The King’s Speech
Start Date/Time: 17/02/2017, 11:00
Details: Colin Firth is the reluctant monarch, King George VI, who overcomes his speech disability with the assistance of an alternative speech therapist. With themes of duty and determination, the film merges historic events with a very personal story in the context of Britain before World War II. A popular choice for Leaving Cert comparative study 2017 For school bookings Please call the Box Office on 059 9172400 or email Box Office Tickets: €5 per student
Title: A Whistle in the Dark
Start Date/Time: 18/02/2017, 20:00
Details: Premiered in 1961 at the Theatre Royal Stratford, having been rejected by the Abbey Theatre, Tom Murphy’s play went on to be a West End hit. The story of the climactic confrontation between Michael, his father and brothers, a brawling, hard-drinking, criminal gang of Irish immigrants living and working in Coventry. A powerful portrayal of tribal violence and the devastation it brings in its wake. It remains Murphy's best known and most performed play. Tickets: €16/14conc
Title: The Jungle Book
Start Date/Time: 19/02/2017, 15:00
Details: The 1957 classic The Jungle Book will be on the big screen in VISUAL on Sunday afternoon. Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. Beloved animation classic to start the midterm break, with lots of songs we all know and love for a price that won’t break the bank. Tickets: €8/6conc Family of 4 €20
Title: Carlow Frmers Market
Venue: Potato Market Carlow
Start Date/Time: 18/02/2017, 09:00
Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public
Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
Venue: Carlow County Museum
Start Date/Time: 17/02/2017, 10:00
Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Title: The Quiet Revolution - 70th Anniversary of Rural Electrification Exhibition
Venue: Carlow County Museum
Start Date/Time: 17/02/2017, 10:00
Details: The Rural Electrification Scheme has been described as one of the greatest social and economic developments in twentieth-century Ireland. This exhibition explores the bringing of the light to Carlow, from the first public lighting in 1891, to the implementation of rural electrification in the area (1947-1963) and has a focus on Paddy Dowling, Carlow Person of the 20th Century. The Quiet Revolution Exhibition has been developed in association with the E.S.B.. Admission is free. Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Review of the Wexford County Development Plan 2013-2019 and preparation a new County Development Plan
Wexford County Council intends to review the Wexford County Development Plan 2013-2019 and prepare a new development plan for the county.
What is a County Development Plan? The development plan is a land use plan and its purpose is to provide an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. It sets out the policies and objectives in relation to a wide range of topics which will guide the future development of the area. It will influence how the county develops during the period 2019-2025 and beyond. It is therefore important that individuals, residents, communities, groups and businesses have an input into its preparation.
Issues Paper The Planning Authority has prepared an ‘Issues Paper’ which highlights the strategic ’big picture’ planning issues that will be addressed in the new Plan. These issues include population and housing, economic development, infrastructure, energy provision, climate change, the environment, community facilities, education and conservation and heritage. We want to know what you think about these issues and how we should plan for them.
While the Planning Authority intends to review the zoning of the area of the development plan for the purposes of developing the objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the development plan, requests or proposals for zoning of particular lands for any purpose shall not be considered at this stage.
The Issues Paper will be on public display from Friday, 10th February 2017 to Tuesday, 11th April 2017 and can be inspected online at www.wexfordcoco.ie and at the following locations during normal office opening hours:
Planning Department, Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford., Y35 WY93
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Bank Holidays and Public Holidays excepted).
Borough of Wexford District Office, Spawell Road, Wexford, Y35 FPC2
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
(Bank Holidays and Public Holidays excepted).
Gorey Municipal District Office, Civic Offices, Civic Square, The Avenue, Gorey, Y25 V1W5
Enniscorthy Municipal District Office, Market Square, Enniscorthy, Y21 W2V4
New Ross Municipal District Office, The Tholsel, Quay Street, New Ross, Y34 CF64
Please contact your local library or check online at www.wexfordcoco.ie for details of library opening times.
Strategic Environmental Assessment Notice is also given pursuant to Article 13(B) of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations, 2004 (as amended) that the Planning Authority proposes to carry out an environmental assessment as part of the review of the existing plan and preparation of the new development plan and in this regard, the Planning Authority will prepare an Environmental Report of the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the new plan.
Appropriate Assessment Pursuant to the requirements of Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended), an Appropriate Assessment Screening of the new development plan shall be carried out as part of the overall process and a Stage II Appropriate Assessment shall be carried out, if required.
Submissions and Observations The Planning Authority would like to know your views on the issues affecting planning in County Wexford and the objectives and policies required to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. Written submissions and observations are thereby invited from all members of the public, community groups, business interests and all other interested parties including children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children.
Written submissions and observations can be made to the Planning Authority from Friday, 10th February 2017 to 4pm on Tuesday, 11th April 2017. Submissions and observations marked ‘County Development Plan Review Submission’ should be submitted:
By hard copy to Forward Planning Section, Planning Department, Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford, Y35 WY93, or
When making a submission or observation, please state if the views expressed are personal or are being made on behalf of an organisation. If views of an organisation are being submitted, it should be made clear which organisation is being represented. Submissions and observations may be made available to the public.
If you have any queries in relation to the plan preparation process please contact the Planning Customer Service Unit at 053 9196101.
Wexford County Council have received information that an individual called to a house in the Murntown area stating that trees on the property were overgrown and needed to be cut back from the edge of the roadway. The individual claimed to work for Wexford County Council and that he would have to report the matter but for a small fee he would be able to sort the issue for the landowner. The individual is reported to be driving a small white van (no registration number available).
Wexford County Council would like to categorically state that this person is not a staff member of Wexford County Council, that Wexford County Council would not charge fees in this manner and also that this incident has been reported to An Garda Siochana. 02 2017