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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) opened their Dementia Information Hub at the Íontas Arts Centre in Castleblayney in 2016. And throughout 2019 we will look forward to offering further support.

Maeve Montgomery, Dementia Adviser for Cavan/Monaghan/Louth operates the drop-in service on the last Friday of each month, where people who have a dementia diagnosis or family members who are caring for someone with dementia can call in and have a chat with Maeve to address their concerns and get information on dementia. This is a free service and no appointment is necessary. ALL WELCOME.

Maeve Montgomery, ASI Dementia Adviser for Cavan/Monaghan/Louth says: “From discussions, I’ve had with people during our drop-in service I’ve identified a number of common subjects that I feel necessitate further discussion. It’s so important for people to have as much information as possible when they are faced with a dementia diagnosis so they can continue to live life to the full and that is what I aim to do with my series of talks”.

If you would like to reserve a place please contact Maeve Montgomery on 087 748 9258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The ASI urges people who have a dementia diagnosis or family members who are caring for someone with dementia to call into Íontas Castleblayney and have a chat with Maeve.



Moving On Sport & Recreation LTI NOW ENROLLING

Moving On Sports and Recreation LTI

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The Moving On Sport & Recreation course is a QQI Level 4 Major Award programme. Our holistic career programme has been running for 18 years and is aimed at women and men currently in receipt of social welfare, aged 18 and over with no formal qualifications. 

The goal of the programme is to assist learners to obtain the knowledge, skill and ability to develop proficiency in a range of careers through the medium of sport and recreation activities. Learners will be given the opportunity to grow in confidence and ability, while also adding significantly to their bank of knowledge. 

Through relevant work experience and obtaining nationally recognised sport and career qualifications from many of Ireland's most prestigious governing bodies including GAA, FAI, Coaching Ireland, etc. this course has an excellent progression rate for both men and women.

The course allows all learners no matter of sporting ability, to go beyond their current horizons and be confident in their future education and work options.

The course modules include:
Health Related Fitness
Food and Nutrition
Human Biology
Gaelic Games
Customer Service
IT Skills
Work Experience
Short Order Cooking
Word Processing (Level 5)
Desktop Publishing (Level 5)
Occupational First Aid (Level 5)

Additional qualifications this year included:

FAI Kick Start 1 
FAI Kick Start 2
GAA Intro
Volleyball Ireland
Olympic Handball
Child sport psychology
Walking Leader
Triathlon Ireland
Child safeguarding
Occupation First Aid
Games 4 All -Disability
Disability Awareness
Kayaking Level 2


This course is aimed at persons primarily aged between 18 years +
For persons that have no formal educational qualifications or have achieved less than 5 D’s in their Leaving Certificate or other equivalent qualification.
Motivated to learn/ become employed
No specific personal skills required.
No specific previous experience required.
Interest in leisure is advantageous but not essential.

For more information contact Martin at the Íontas Centre on 042 9753404 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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As many of you know our friend and colleague Leanne Gallagher experienced a serious brain injury in October 2016. Thanks to the support of medical staff and through her own determination Leanne is recovering. However, this will be a long process and Leanne will require support as she adapts to her new circumstances. With this in mind a group of friends and colleagues have formed a committee named ‘For Leanne’ to fundraise on behalf of her and her young family.

Íontas Theatre 2019 Event Guide


Our MEGA LIST of interactive events - available for you to view now!

Grab a cuppa, and a mince pie and peruse brochure online and plan in some live entertainment time for you and your loved ones.

>>>Ideal wee stocking filler ideas<<< 

>>>bookable online for a cool night out next year<<< 

>>>Gift an Experience, Give an Iontas Theatre Night Out <<<

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Iontas Car Boot Sales

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Our next Car Boot Sale will be going ahead January 2020.

If you would like to reserve a space, please call Reception on 042 9753400. 

Cars €10; Vans €15.  Booking is essential.

Otherwise, why not just come along on the day & see what bargains you can pick up!

The Íontas Car Boot Sales will take place on the last Saturday of every month.

County Monaghan Libraries become Autism Friendly


Íontas Castleblayney Arts & Community Resource Centre, Castleblayney

Branch Librarian - Helen Cunningham

Telephone: 042-9740281

Opening Hours:






2.00pm - 5.00pm

11am - 1.30pm

2.00pm - 5.00pm

11.00am - 1.30pm

11.00am - 1.30pm

6.00pm - 8.00pm

2.30pm - 5pm

6.00pm - 8.00pm

2.30pm - 5.00pm

2.30pm - 5.00pm


Monaghan County Library Services aim to provide access to all members of our Community. However, we realise that the hustle and bustle of the modern library is not a comfortable environment for everybody, especially those with autism or sensory issues.

All of our Branch Libraries are now offering the opportunity to avail of a quiet, private visit. We can ensure bright lights are switched off and background noise is kept to a minimum.

People with sensory issues & Families that include a Child who has Autism are welcome to book a private visit before the Library opens to the Public.

Visits must be booked in advance and times will be subject to individual Branch Library opening hours.

Please can contact your local branch Library to arrange a visit:

Castleblayney Library: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 042 9740281


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