Town Councils

Local Government Reform Act, 2014

Establishment of Municipal District Offices and Dissolution of Town Councils

The main changes affecting County Monaghan arising from the re-structuring of local government is the abolition of the five Town Councils and the establishment of three new Municipal Districts. These changes come into operation from the 1st of June, 2014.  As and from this date Local Government will be operated by a single administration structure and will have a single corporate entity with headquarters at County Council Offices, The Glen, Monaghan.   

The Municipal Districts are designed to enhance democratic governance, subsidiarity and accountability while also improving operational efficiency and value for money. Elected Members arising from the recent local elections are elected in the first instance to the Municipal District (6 members), with the combined District membership constituting the membership of the plenary County Council (18 members). 

Monaghan County Council wishes to advise the public of the location of the Municipal District Offices as follows:

Municipal District of Monaghan, The Glen, Monaghan.

Telephone Number (047) 73777



Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones, Monaghan Street, Clones.

Telephone number (047) 51018



Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross.

Telephone number (042) 9661236



Dissolution / Closure of Town Council and Area Offices in County Monaghan

As a result of the abolition of the Town Council’s and the necessary associated restructuring of the organisation the following are the list of offices which are closing and the relevant new contact points:

  • Monaghan Town Council offices, Dublin Street, Monaghan.
  • Emyvale Area Office, Enterprise Centre, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

All future enquiries to the Municipal District of Monaghan (details above)

  • Clones Area Office, The Diamond, Clones, Co. Monaghan

All future enquiries to the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones (details above)    

  • Castleblayney Town Council offices, Main Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
  • Castleblayney Area Office, The Commons, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

All future enquiries to Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney (details above)


All working hours will remain the same 9:15a.m. to 5:15p.m.  Monday to Friday including lunch.