Monaghan Network walk on Sliabh Beagh 11th June 2018

An outstanding event took place last Monday in Knockatallon when Monaghan Community Network hosted a walk and social at the community owned and run Sliabh Beagh hotel. Almost 100 people turned up to walk an area of Sliabh Beagh, and Monaghan people were joined by friends from Tyrone, Armagh, Fermanagh and people of new communities who are now based in Monaghan and Castleblayney. It was a wonderful celebratory event – a chance to meet new friends and renew acquaintances from previous network events, and an opportunity to once again hear the wonderful singing of Emyvale’s Edelle McMahon – what a treat that was! The Sliabh Beagh hotel put up a wonderful feast, and representatives Mary Mullen and John Moyna spoke about the building of the hotel – in a marginalised area decimated by the border. The hotel is a wonderful example of sustainable community development, and the importance of a “can do” attitude in bringing dreams into reality, and a community space so important to both sides of the border. Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without unity). Thanks to everyone who came along and made the event such a success.

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