Line dancing and culture night in Keady dates announced

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Monaghan Community Network is tasked to deliver a Cultural Awareness Programme and the Cross Community Engagement Programme as partner delivery agents with Monaghan County Council. Both programmes, which involve 48 different events, are supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Line Dancing will be starting in Murdock Memorial Hall, Ballyalbany on Monday 19th February 2018 as part of the Cross Community Engagement programme. This will run for 4 weeks and there will be a Social Dance to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Monday 19th March 2018. This is in keeping with engaging community groups from all traditions, nationalities and cultures in Co Monaghan and the wider community. Dancing has proved to be an enjoyable way to promote direct cross community and cross border contact that will build friendships and break down previously held barriers to engagement.

A visit to the Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre in Keady is planned as part of the Cultural Awareness project, and this will take place on Thursday 15th February 2018. Bus leaving McNally’s car park at 7.20pm, contact the Community Network office to book your place.

The Community Network office is based at the YWCA Building, North Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-30912. E-mail  See the Monaghan Network website and “Like” the Facebook page “Co Monaghan Community Network”

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the

Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate

  • The Special EU Programmes Body is

a North/South Implementation Body

sponsored by the Department of Finance

in Northern Ireland and the Department of

Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.

  • It is responsible for managing two EU

Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV

and INTERREG VA which are designed

to enhance cross-border co-operation,

promote reconciliation and create a more

peaceful and prosperous society.

  • The Programmes operate within a clearly

defined area including Northern Ireland, the

Border Region of Ireland and in the case of

INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.

  • The PEACE IV Programme has a value of

€270 million and aims to promote peace

and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and

the Border Region of Ireland.

  • For more information on the SEUPB please