Castleblayney Urban Text Alert Launch

urban text alert launch 1Castleblayney Urban Text Alert Service is now officially open and ready for action. On Saturday the 19th September at 11.00am in McMahan’s Supervalu Castleblayney was when and where the official launch event was held.


The Committee has put in a number of weeks behind the scenes to successfully launch this urban service to help local estates in the fight against crime. The launch took place in conjunction with An Garda Siochana and Muintir na Tire.

The service provides communities a facility where they can, for an annual fee of €5, receive text alerts to their mobile phone of suspicious or criminal activity in their local area. This service promotes more awareness among users and leads to users reporting suspicious actions to the Gardai. This gives you greater peace of mind that when you are not at home, your neighbours will be watching over your property and surrounding areas.

The Committee are pleased to announce that they have already signed up 10 local residential estates and hope to have more estates signed up in the coming weeks.

Two of our well-known local town councillors, Aidan and Jackie took time out of their busy schedules to show their support for this magnificent new service.

The Committee would like to thank Cllr. Aidan Campbell, Cllr. Jackie Crowe, Pete McMahan, Sergeant Ken Coughlin, Garda Frances Merrick, Garda Pat Merrick and all the Castleblayney Credit Union staff for all their support. The Committee would also like to thank Brian Mc Guigan from Simply Signs for his expertise in the designing and manufacture of Castleblayney Urban Text Alert signs.

To join please contact your local committee member or call in to the Castleblayney Credit Union. The annual fee for service is €5.