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Blackwater Learning Centre

Community Services Programme Notes:


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY   takes place Monday 11th December in The Blackwater Learning Centre at 1pm. Freshly prepared four-course meal served, followed by live music by Martin McGilly.  Bus transport is available on request in the Truagh and Donagh areas for an extra €5.00 return.  

HOME MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE: We can arrange for a freshly cooked meal to be delivered to your door in the Truagh Donagh area.  This service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at €5.00 per meal, including delivery.  For further details please phone Bronagh or Angela 047 87055 / 089 2268469.

FINAL WEEKLY SOCIAL DINNER & DANCE OF 2017: takes place on Monday 18th December.

SEND YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS YEAR: Tru Irish is an online shop selling beautiful home-wear, fashion, jewellery and so much more. Everything is either Truagh made, Monaghan made or Irish made.  Contact Claire at or phone (047) 87049 for more details.  Tru Irish delivers a piece of home to family and friends worldwide.



 Free training opportunity for women in Truagh and the wider north Monaghan area.  This is open to all women between the age of 16 and 65 who are out of the workforce. You can take part if you are on no payment whatsoever but also if you are on a payment such as Carers Allowance, Disability Allowance, Farm Assist or One-Parent Family payment.  Classes will run 2 mornings a week in the Blackwater Valley Learning Centre in the new year (dates to be confirmed).  The programme will cover personal development and Health & Wellbeing.  For further details you can contact Fiona at Errigal Heritage Centre on 047 87049 or phone Ceinwen Fergus, Cavan Monaghan ETB Coordinator for this programme, 087 1967888 or email

For further details contact Fiona or Claire on 047 87049 or  Please be advised that these courses are run by Cavan Monaghan ETB in conjunction with the BVLC therefore we will be passing on contact details to Cavan Monaghan ETB as part of registration. Please note, CMETB requires 15 people to run a course (Introduction to Beauty requires 10 people).

New Support Service for Carers in North Monaghan: Truagh Development Association is now providing a Home Care Support Service in the North Monaghan area. This is a flexible support service for full-time carers looking after a loved one and who would need time to do personal errands. This confidential service is provided by our Homecare Support Worker, Bronagh McConnell.  This support service is provided at €15 per hour, including travel to your home. For further details contact Bronagh on (089) 4927056

ARTISAN BAKERY: freshly baked artisan breads, scones and tarts available from the Blackwater Valley Learning Centre from 1pm to 4pm every Monday (except bank holidays).

OUTSIDE-CATERING SERVICES:  Truagh Development Association’s Community Services Programme offers an outside-catering service for all occasions where freshly prepared food is delivered directly to your event.  Communions, Confirmations, birthday parties or celebrations, big or small, the Community Services Programme can look after all your catering needs. We supply the food, glasses, crockery and cutlery and can also serve it too if you wish, so you can relax and enjoy your special occasion and leave the rest to us.  Contact Fiona/Mary t: 047 87049 / 87055 for further information.

BLACKWATER VALLEY SUPPORT & ADVICE CENTRE provides support to the over 55s in your area.  The services provided includes home visitation/befriending service, good morning call service, community library service, message in a bottle, support and advice on form filling, e.g. medical card and advice on crime prevention, keeping you safe in your home.  This service enables the over 55s to live independently in their community.  Please note our Community Support Workers will never visit your house unannounced, this service is by appointment only. Contact Bronagh or Angela on 047 87049 / 87055 for further information and advice on the range of services provided.