35 Years and the Journey Continues

Castleblayney Community Enterprise the highly successful Community group which was established in the mid 1980’s in a response to high unemployment in the town due to the recession and the closure of major local industries last week launched a pre-Christmas Magazine which outlines their achievements over the past 35 years.

The 40 page glossy magazine and was printed locally by Castle Printing tracks the journey of the group from its origins in 1984. It will be distributed to homes locally and contains a comprehensive analysis with narration and colourful photographs of the 35 year journey right to this present day.

The launch of the magazine was attended by staff and current members of the Board of Directors as well as members of the first Board of Directors of Castleblayney Community Enterprise who included Liam Murtagh, Michael McHugh, Seamus Kerr, John McKeon and Paul Shortt.  Incidentally Paul Shortt is still an active member of the current Board and the longest serving Director.

The Magazine outlines the origins of the group and identifies the late Pat McNally then an Urban District Councillor, Sr. Margaret McQuaid and Liam Murtagh as those who spearheaded a move to address unemployment in the town at that time, which eventually led to the renovation of the former Boy’s National School which had fallen in to disrepair as a Community Enterprise Centre.  The Enterprise Centre was the first of its kind in County Monaghan and one of the first nationally.

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The 35 year journey..