Belturbet Christmas Market

Beturbet Christmas Market will be on Saturday 1st December at 3pm in the Carpark area. The Christmas lights will also be turned on, a lovely family afternoon to get into the festive spirit.

There will also be a Christmas Train for children.

Enquiries to projectbeturbet@gmail.com or through facebook

Belturbet Awarded €500,000 for Recreational Trail.

Cavan County Council, along with project partner Waterways Ireland, has been awarded €500,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 for the Belturbet to Corraquill Recreational Trail.

The funding was awarded by the Department of Rural and Community Development under Measure Three of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and follows the award earlier this year of €103,000 to seven projects in County Cavan under Measure One of the scheme.

The €500,000 award, to be match funded by €200,000, was announced on Tuesday by Minister Michael Ring, and will fund the second phase within Cavan of a larger project which extends from Belturbet, Co. Cavan to Dromod, Co. Leitrim via Ballyconnell, Ballinamore and Mohill and covers a distance of approximately 54 km.

The 6km trail will extend from Belturbet Town to Lock One Corraquill via the Old Aghalane Bridge, by reinstating the derelict footbridge along the Ragg River and following the towpath of the Woodford River to Lock One.

Work is currently progressing on Phase One, the 5.5km Ballyconnell to Bellaheady recreational trail.

The creation of these recreational trails is part of a wider strategy to develop an integrated network of greenways and blueways as outdoor recreational amenities and a tourism product in Cavan and the surrounding border region.

Cavan County Council acknowledges the assistance of Belturbet Walking and Heritage Group, Kilcorby Log Cabins and local landowners in the successful submission of this application.

 

 

Belturbet Tidy Towns Shop and Car Boot Sale

Belturbet Tidy Towns Shop and Car Boot Sale

Last Sunday of every month (except December)

From: 10.00am to 1.00pm(ish)

Hosted by: Belturbet Tidy Towns

Sellers: €5 per pitch

Located: at or near old Railway Station Platform



Belturbet Car Boot Sale has been running since 2003, and combines not just Car Boot regulars, but includes newcomers, local Farmers Market and artisan food producers, local crafts, and Belturbet Tidy Towns Recycle Shop.

Belturbet Tidy Towns volunteers run the Shop as a means of recycling those unwanted items that others may value, and as a modest fundraiser for our activities. We invite those who haven’t sampled this yet, to drop in. There is serious value to be had!

If anyone would like to set up a stall and sell their quality unused items, this is exactly what the Car Boot Sale is all about, please contact:

Margaret Reynolds 086 0821150

Christine Hewitt 086 0541984 christine_hewitt@hotmail.co.uk

Fairgreen National School 150yrs & Book Launch

Fairgreen National School celebrate 150 years Anniversary and will be launching a wonderful book to celebrate. Great activities over the weekend, come and along and support them.

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Project Belturbet

What is Project Belturbet?

There is a fresh optimism in town as a result of a newly formed broad based committee. Consisting of members from our local community groups and businesses.

Our intent is to deliver a sustainable future for Belturbet. Through a programme of future upgrades and improvements, this will promote and develop the town.

We have defined the following mission statement:

To engage in activities to promote and develop the town of Belturbet and its environs. To liaise with local organisations, government agencies and local authorities in order to administer projects designed to bring socio/economic benefits to the town of Belturbet.

How do we plan on achieving this?

The Project Belturbet committee meet regularly and are keen to have new people and any ideas brought to the table. Within the committee we form steering groups to co-ordinate future activities and projects. Projects happing at the moment include: youth café, signage, media hubs/apps and marketing ideas, CCTV, upgrading picnic areas and walks within Belturbet.

This is not just another committee…..It’s a Commitment to Belturbet!!!

At the moment we are updating a data base of all businesses and community groups in Belturbet. Do you want to be on the list? email projectbelturbet@gmail.com or send a private message to this page with your information or business card.

If you would like more information call Brendan Fay 049 9522274.

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Youth Service in Belturbet

Bounce Back Youth Service Is now providing Detached Youth work in Belturbet two evenings per week.
The detached youth work element of this service will be carried out by staff members of youth work Ireland by being present on the streets of Belturbet on key nights when we know the most at-risk young people are hanging around the streets.
Detached youth work is a distinct form of youth work, it uses the principles and practices of informal education to engage young people in constructive dialogue within a broad agenda of personal and social development. It seeks to work on and from young people’s “territory”, meaning detached youth workers work where young people have chosen to be, whether is on the streets or shopping centres.
Our detached youth workers will engage with young people on the streets and develop relationships with these young people. We provide confidential advice, information and support the following:
• Homelessness
• Education, Employment and training
• Sexual Health
• Drugs and alcohol use/misuse, including information on drugs and the law
• Crime diversion including anti-social behaviour and its consequences
• Counselling, dealing with issues such as stress and depression
• Family and peer issues.

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Belturbet Fitness Strongman Event

This years Strongman charity event will be bigger & better than ever!

Come join us at Belturbet Fitness and watch our strongest men & women compete! BarBQ, bouncy castle, face painting, games and raffle for spot prizes! Join us for more celebrations & raffle in The Castle that evening! Music and dancing till the wee hours!! All proceeds going to Monaghan Rehabilitation!

Check out the event page on Facebook

 

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