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Innovating Communities in Monaghan – where the sky is the limit! Check out the full Monaghan blog post here.
We, Monaghan Integrated Development, have partnered with Icecream Architecture to deliver the Innovating Communities project along with some financial support from Combilift.
We believe that Monaghan can combat the uncertainty of Brexit and COVID19 while leading the delivery of Innovative Thinking in the county & border region.
Already, we are proud of the innovation in Monaghan community projects such as the Sliabh Beagh Hotel Community Hotel, Concra Wood Golf & Country ClubCoH-Sync (Community Health Sync Project) plus much more, along with innovative business practices and production by Combilift.
We're building a strong challenge bank on the website with themes and challenges such as Climate Transition, Rural Attractiveness, Digital Inclusion, and Improved Accessibility for people with disabilities and more, posted so far. But we want to hear more from YOU.
Visit the website and register at 
Innovating Communities will enable local Monaghan people to lead change in their area so get involved!
To chat more about the project with MID, contact Collette  / 087 176 1732
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If you missed the Monaghan Launch and Workshop of Innovating Communities on Tuesday 23rd February, you can watch the recording at 
Innovating Communities (IC) is a new project in County Monaghan and across neighbour counties Cavan, Louth, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal.
The project invites and needs community organisations, individuals and businesses like YOU to contribute and participate in a series of (free) facilitated sessions to work through an idea or challenge that you identify in your local area. Challenges and ideas can address Biodiversity and Climate Action to Connectivity / Broadband and Social Enterprise plus much more.
Ways to get involved with Innovating Communities in County Monaghan;
  • Register on the website and keep up to date with IC activity in Monaghan, no commitment required, at
  • Log your own challenge and or ‘like’ and comment on challenges in Monaghan at 
    The challenges with the most 'likes' and interaction will be considered most popular and so, most likely to be addressed through the design thinking process.
  • Share the project with any individuals or groups you think would benefit from the programme
For more information, please visit or contact Collette  
Keep up to date by following Monaghan Integrated Development and Innovating Communities on all social streams.
#innovatingireland #innovatingmonaghan #innovatingcommunities
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Watch the Regional Launch of Innovating Communities
If you missed Innovating Communities Regional Launch on Wednesday 17th February, you can watch the recording and read Minister Heather Humphrey’s speech on the project’s website at
Heather Humphries                                                            We were over the moon to have Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, launch our Innovating Communities Programme (ICP) on Wednesday 17th February.
The Minister commended the aims of the project saying "This project is very timely in supporting communities to build from the bottom up and respond to COVID-19 at a local level."

"When we are talking about rural development, innovation is pivotal when it comes to assisting rural communities to be more active stakeholders in making our communities more sustainable."
To get involved with the project, register at and visit 

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Co. Monaghan Migrant Integration Strategy
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The County Monaghan Migrant Integration strategy was launched today, November 16th 2020 by Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, Heather Humphreys.

The three year strategy, commissioned by Monaghan Integrated Development and undertaken by KW Research and Associates, sets out Monaghan Local Community Development Committee’s plan to ensure the integration of all those who live in county Monaghan.

The vision for Monaghan is one that celebrates the diversity of our communities. A county where everyone who lives, works and visits are valued, respected and supported to fully participate and contribute to their communities. We aim to achieve this goal through collaboration, interagency working and promoting values of equality, dignity and inclusion.
Many of the actions will not affect you directly, you can support integration and belonging in many other simple ways. By welcoming people from diverse backgrounds into your community, your organisation, your sports club, your school, your home. By helping them to improve their English language ability where possible. By being friendly and by being ourselves, you will be making County Monaghan a better place for all.

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Jobs Club Programme - Online Training

The Jobs Club are currently running online for 4 mornings from 10am-11.30am.  A good internet connection and access to either a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet are required to avail of this programme.

Jobs Club includes:

  • CV Preparation
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock Interview

To find out more please contact Linda Bolger on 086-8105058 or email to

Jobs Club is free of charge and will not affect your benefits.


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