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Spring Book Fair at The Argory, Sat 19 March ’16, 12.00-5.00pm

Visit The Argory on Saturday 19th March to stock up on all your spring and summer reads at the spring Book Fair. The courtyard will once again be filled with a vast array of second-hand books to suit all tastes and interests.  Follow it up with a walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoy a cup of coffee in the Courtyard café.  A great day out for bookworms and all the family.



Walk to fitness trail at Benburb Park

Benburb District Community Association are just back from a funders workshop for a stage 2 application to space and place to develop a multi use trail around Benburb Playing Fields. They were successful in stage 1 and have begun their consultation for stage 2. They need help from the community to strengthen their bid, and are currently trying to make contact with groups and organisations within the village. If you are interested in this project and would like more info, or to simply get involved, please email or call 07796947974.

Minister Humphreys promotes environmental awareness among young on World Wetlands Day

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, is encouraging young people to become more environmentally aware on World Wetlands Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the importance of protecting wetlands.
A month-long Global Photo Contest open to 15-24 year olds started this Monday and is aimed at encouraging young people to visit their local wetland.
Shirley Clerkin, Chair of the Irish Ramsar Wetland Committee, who is also Monaghan Co. Council’s Heritage Officer, said: “We must work to secure the future of our wetlands in Ireland, as we cannot achieve a sustainable environment for all without healthy wetlands.
“An ecosystem services evaluation for Co Monaghan wetlands has found that these wetlands are worth between €500 per year for a small lake site and €135,500 per year for the blanket bog on Sliabh Beagh. These case study site valuations include flood control, water quality and quantity, recreation, aesthetics, biodiversity and carbon sequestration services. The replacement cost of wetlands is simply enormous. It makes economic and ecological sense to preserve them.”