1. LOCAL LEGEND: Castleblayney could be set to get a statue of Big Tom.

    ‘Ireland’s King of country music’ has been the front man of the Irish showband Big Tom and The Mainliners since 1966.

  2. GARDAI IN THE SKY: Three serving and one retired Gardaí from the local region will undertake a challenge to raise awareness about mental health within the organisation this weekend.

    The ‘Garda Four Peaks Challenge’ will see participants climb the highest peak in each of the 4 provinces in Ireland, over the next three

  3. BETTER WITH AGE: St Mary’s Boys School in Monaghan town is celebrating 150 years.

    The school started off as a Christian Brothers School in 1867 after three Christian brothers were invited to Monaghan by Bishop James Donnelly.

  4. GET CAVAN SCRIBBLING: The Irish Writers Centre is launching its Cavan Literary programme this evening.

    The Irish writers centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature, and supports and promotes writers at all stages of their development.

  5. MORE THAN MUSHROOMS: Monaghan has already its campaign for the Foodie Destinations competition 2017.

    The “Foodie Destinations” is a competition run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, and last year Monaghan made it into the top 10 list of finalists.  This year it’s hoped to be even better, and tonight will see the kick off of a new initiative as part of Monaghan’s Foodie Destinations campaign.