Monaghan County Council Environmental Section

The Monaghan County Council Environmental Section plays a key role in protecting  and enhancing the natural environment and in providing quality environmental services in the county.

Carrickmacross Civic Offices
Riverside Road
Co. Monaghan

Phone (042) 9661240

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It is responsible for dealing with over 100 different pieces of environmental legislation and has a broad range of environmental functions including waste management, litter management, river and lake water quality, dog control, environmental awareness and food safety.

stop food waste taste of monaghanVisit the Monaghan County Council Environment Section Stand to find out more about its exciting and very informative Stop Food Waste Campaign and to with Monaghan Master Composters and Monaghan Allotments.

Monaghan County Council also sponsors The Taste of Monaghan Schools Cookery Competition at Taste of Monaghan 2014.  Thank you for all your help and support!


Other Exhibitors

  • Barry John Sausages – Enjoy the amazing and imaginative range of award winning “Barry John Sausages” at Taste of Monaghan. Barry John Sausages are brought to us by the Crowe family in Cavan town. Don’t miss these delicious creations at Taste of Monaghan.  Looking forward to that!  [to Page » »,]
  • Wildwood Vinegars – Through an infusion process using Wild Berries,Blossom and Herbs Wildwood Vinegars are able to capture the magic of the hidden essences of nature so that these unique flavours can be brought to your table, your food or your drinks. Their flavours include  Blackberry,Raspberry and Elderflower Balsamics as well as these …[to Page » »,]
  • Scott's Irish Cider – Scott’s Irish Cider is a delicious and beautifully blended medium dry cider with a crisp and refreshing apple taste. This sophisticated taste is handcrafted to ensure its superiority and opulence. A great alternative to wine with poultry, seafood, pork and mild cheese or drunk on its own.  It is a …[to Page » »,]
  • Tom and Ollie Olives – It is often difficult to explain a phenomenon or the circumstances that have led to a particular success, but that’s Tom and Ollie Olives. The story began in 1998 and has grown from a few passionate believers in providing the freshest Mediterranean produce to a handful of markets around Ireland, …[to Page » »,]
  • Cathy's Cakes and Bakes – Taste of Monaghan is delighted to welcome the very talented Cathy Mac Kenna – winner of TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off 2015 – to this year’sFestival. Lots of innovation, creativity and entertainment in store from this wonderful Monaghan Baker. We look forward to seeing you there Cathy!  [to Page » »,]
  • Ulster Bank – Meet the friendly and informative staff of Ulster Bank Monaghan at this year’s Festival. We’re hoping Henry Hippo can join us too!    [to Page » »,]
  • Pollocks Pickles – Monaghan Farmers’ Market patrons will be very familiar with Glennys and Meredith Pollock of the extremely successful Monaghan business, Pollocks’ Pickles. Pollocks Pickles produce home -made quality pickles, including chutneys and jams.  They use traditional cooking methods to make high quality full flavoured products that rekindle memories of ‘days gone …[to Page » »,]
  • Mr Muffin Man – Great muffins and bakes from Taste of Monaghan friend, Mr. Muffin Man  [to Page » »,]
  • Kookee Handmade Cookies and Dry Mixes – Kookee Irish Handmade Cookies and Dry Mixes – also available in Gluten Free Pauline’s love of baking started from an early age and her years working within food manufacturing gave her an invaluable understanding of how to run a successful Artisan Bakery. The inspiration for Kookee came after spending each …[to Page » »,]
  • LacPatrick – We are delighted to welcome LacPatrick to the Taste of Monaghan Festival. LacPatrick is one of the longest established Dairy Co-operatives in Ireland, with its precedessor, Town of Monaghan Co-op , being founded in 1901.  The co-operative was established  by a group of Monaghan farmers and business people who came …[to Page » »,]
  • Delish Donuts – De-Lish Donuts to tempt and satisfy the palette – Their 7 different toppings include coffee and walnut – lemon or strawberry shortcake – vanilla and Oreo biscuit AND MORE! And of course you must try out their all time favourite – De-lish donut filled with custard cream+ Apple+ Lemon+ Jam and …[to Page » »,]
  • Greg Fira - Crafter – Greg Fira is a very talented Crafter. Visit Greg’s stand at Taste of Monaghan and see his beautifully designed and crafted range of handmade wooden chopping, cheese and service boards, wooden spoons, spatulas and wooden kitchen utensils. Greg also makes a great range of handmade wooden vikings and knights memorabilia …[to Page » »,]
  • Marcocrisps – Freshly made potato crisps from Marcocrisps, Ballincollig, County Cork. Welcome to Monaghan Marcocrisps – we look foward to enjoying your lovely fresh potato crisps!  [to Page » »,]
  • Papas Cordials – This sounds great.  Papas Mineral Company offers an exciting  range of Award Winning Artisan Cordials. There are 7 flavours  for you to try – Original Ginger Wine, Spiced Winterberry, Elderflower, Cloudy Lemonade , Traditional Clove, Classic Sarsaparilla and Sugar Free Ginger. Visit their stand at Taste of Monaghan to sample these …[to Page » »,]
  • Brehon Brewhouse – Irish Beer, Crafted By Hand in County Monaghan. The Brehon Brewhouse is set  amongst the rolling drumlins of County Monaghan, just a few miles from the birthplace of Patrick Kavanagh – the inspiration for the Brehon Brewhouse India Pale Ale –  “Stony Grey IPA”. The brewery is housed on the …[to Page » »,]
  • Fluffy Meringue – Catherine Finnegan Fluffy Meringue, specialises in making magnificent meringue nests and pavlova bases. Catherine  believes in sourcing local ingredients and uses no artificial preservatives in her produce. Fluffy Meringue supplies retailers, the hospitality trade and large private parties. Catherine also makes a stunning range of sponges, bakes, breads and scones. …[to Page » »,]
  • Tully Farm – Tully Farm rears pedigree Dexter, Irish Moiled and Kerry cattle all of which are native to Ireland. They are all grass fed and reared for their farm shop. We are delighted to have Tully Farm at Taste of Monaghan so that we can savour their delicious home reared produce.  [to Page » »,]
  • Magic Mayan Chocolate – Magic Mayan Produces RAW Chocolate. This means that the Cacao is minimally produced from start to finish. The cacao beans are fermented at source in Peru by a fairtrade Co-Op. It is then slow melted at a maximum of 42 degrees for 5 hours before adding organic ingredients, then tempered, …[to Page » »,]
  • Coole Swan Liqueurs – Coole Swan is created from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients. These are combined to deliver the ultimate, most delicious Cream Liqueur. It all begins with fresh Irish Cream which comes from the rich dairylands in County Cavan. Here Coole Swan’s cows feed year round on the lush grass which is …[to Page » »,]
  • Riverside SPA – A visit to Riverside Spa, situated on this oldstyle unique estate dating back to the early 1800s, will leave you feeling revitalised and deeply relaxed. This unique 200 year old stone building in A secluded estate will take you to tranquility and peacefulness, away from stress and daily chores. At …[to Page » »,]
  • Meadow Farm Quality Foods Ltd. – We welcome Meadow Farms Quality Foods to the Taste of Monaghan Festival. Enjoy their range of locally produced top quality smoked meats – beef, pork, ham, chicken and turkey.  [to Page » »,]
  • Cara Mara Luxury Seaweed Baths – Friend from the Sea … Having lived in the west of Ireland for a few years, Monaghan native, Richard McManus  had discovered the novelty of the traditional Irish seaweed bath. Over the years Richard returned to enjoy the benefits of the few bath houses sprinkled along the Atlantic Coast. If …[to Page » »,]
  • Irish Kidney Association - Cavan-Monaghan Branch – Taste of Monaghan welcomes the Cavan Monaghan Branch of the Irish Kidney Association to this year’s event. The Irish Kidney Association is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978.  The Kidney Association is  dedicated to meeting the needs of renal patients and their families and carers, living with and affected …[to Page » »,]
  • Claire Does Cake – Meet Claire Gillanders – Claire Does Cake! See and try her range of bespoke homemade, hand crafted celebration cakes and wedding cakes. Another great Monaghan business at our wonderful Taste of Monaghan Festival.  [to Page » »,]
  • Joan Boyd Tray Bakes – Experience Joan Boyd’s delicious range of home made cakes, buns and tray bakes at Taste of Monaghan. Joan will show us how it’s done in the Taste of Monaghan Festival Marquee at her demo on Friday morning.  See full programme here. You will also find Joan in action every Friday …[to Page » »,]
  • Specsavers Monaghan –   Taste of Monaghan is delighted to welcome Specsavers Monaghan,  to this year’s Taste of Monaghanan Festival. With the very latest in eyecare technology, the state of the art Specsavers in Monaghan Shopping Centre provides the best experience and service in eyecare and hearcare for customers. Specsavers first opened its …[to Page » »,]
  • Ambledown Ice Cream – Meet Patrick and team from Ambledown Cottages, Glaslough at Taste of Monaghan and sample their amazing Tickety Moo Icecream. A treat not be missed at the Taste of Monaghan Festival and wonderful food and hospitality!    [to Page » »,]
  • Kepak – We are delighted to welcome the Kepak Group to Taste of Monaghan. Big Al’s is Ireland’s No. 1 frozen convenience meat brand.  The Kepak mission is to help you make the most out of your family freezer, keeping everyone happy and making mealtimes more exciting through bringing new flavours to …[to Page » »,]
  • Monaghan Fire Authority – Monaghan Fire Authority provides us with an invaluable service.  The Authority’s remit covers a broad range of functions ranging from Fire & Rescue service to Fire Prevention and Building Control. Monaghan Fire Authority is responsible for: Fire fighting and rescue services Community fire safety Technical fire prevention services Major emergency …[to Page » »,]
  • Irish Farmers' Association - IFA – We’re delighted to welcome The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) as an exhibitor in The Taste of Monaghan Festival Marquee, partularly as they  represent such a large and important part of our local community and economy. The IFA is a highly professional organisation whose record of delivery is the envy of …[to Page » »,]
  • László Csólya - Heart Peeler – László’s amazing Heart Peeler is a must for your kitchen. It peels – slices – decorates and cuts. Check it out here – looks brilliant.  To see it in action yourself visit The Heart Peeler stand at Taste of Monaghan.  [to Page » »,]
  • Monaghan Shopping Centre – Taste of Monaghan is delighted to welcome Monaghan Shopping Centre as a sponsor to Taste of Monaghan 2015.   As well as exhibiting at Taste of Monaghan, Monaghan Shopping Centre is holdiing a great Side Walk Sale throughout the Festival Weekend. Browse through the centre’s 23 stores and enjoy the …[to Page » »,]
  • Glyde Farm Produce – Glyde Farm Produce was set up in 1996 by Peter Thomas who spent several years researching the market in Ireland for suitable dairy products. Peter and Anita Thomas started making Bellingham Blue cheese at their family farm at Mansfieldtown in County Louth, Ireland, in 2000 Glyde Farm’s delicious Bellingham Blue is a firm blue cheese made from …[to Page » »,]
  • Dolan's Pharmacy and Health Fooods – We welcome Dolan’s Pharmacy and Health Foods, Glaslough Street, Monaghan to the Taste of Monaghan Marquee. View their splendid range of wholesome, natural products, including health foods, cosmetics and natural healing products.  [to Page » »,]
  • Dorna Nuts – Enjoy an amazing range of fabulous nuts at the Dorna Nuts’ Stand at Taste of Monaghan.  Healthy, wholesome and nutritious – a wonderful snack or complement to any meal.  [to Page » »,]
  • Monaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO) – Visit the Enterprise Centre at Taste of Monaghan – hosted by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO). A number of fledgling food businesses from Monaghan who have been supported by Monaghan LEO will be part of the LEO Centre. Monaghan Local Enterprise Office is dedicated to support new and start up …[to Page » »,]
  • Smoked Street Brothers – Looking foward to sampling Smoked Street Brothers’ amazing fare at Taste of Monaghan. New and unique street food – traditional hearty food with a smoky twist.  [to Page » »,]
  • Lorraine's Jewellry – Lorraine brings a fabulous range of ladies and children’s jewellry to Taste of Monaghan. Fabulous opptunity to chose your favourites within an affordable price range. Well done Lorraine!  [to Page » »,]
  • Mary's Kitchen – Enjoy a unique hot meat product – whiskey oaksmoked bacon and applewood smoked sausages served in a Dinkin’s quality fresh bap.  It’s delicious! Visit Mary’s Kitchen at Taste of Monaghan for a real treat!    [to Page » »,]
  • Clayotic – Discover fantastic Clayotic modelling from Louise Swords at Taste of Monaghan. Clayotic is unique, non-messy, non-toxic, air-drying modelling clay for ages 3+. This soft and pliable modelling clay is fun to squeeze, shape and mould. Clayotic comes in 10 colours. The colours are intermixable, any shade and tone can be achieved …[to Page » »,]
  • Mary Ellen's Meadow – Enjoy a superb range of top quality locally produced fruit and flower drinks by Mary Ellen’s Meadow at Taste of Monaghan.  [to Page » »,]
  • Orlden Herbal Creams and Moisturisers – Orlden – Natural ingredients – Natural products Orlden have a  simple philososphy – to utilise only natural healthy ingredients to create totally natural products for your skin. There are no parabens, lauryl sulphates, mineral oils, lanolin, artificial fragrances or other harmful chemicals in Orlden products. None of their products are tested …[to Page » »,]
  • Coffee Mania – Coffee Mania supplies top quality coffees, accessories and equipment. All you can need to savour that perfect cup of coffee brewed exactly to your taste. Visit Denis and his team at Taste of Monaghan where you can also sample a range of top quality Irish relishes. Looking forward to it! …[to Page » »,]
  • Caledon Cake Studio – We welcome Jill Condell, Caledon Cake Studio, to Taste of Monaghan. Caledon Cake Studio aims to meet all of your creative and baking needs needs under one roof – including ingredients, equipment and tuition. See Jill’s creative fare at her stand at Taste of Monaghan.  You will be impressed!  [to Page » »,]
  • Glaslough Chocolate Company – The Glaslough Chocolate Company is nestled in the quaint and beautiful historic village of Glaslough in Co. Monaghan. It was established in 2013 by chocolatier Trish Murphy- Thom. “After moving back to my native village of Glaslough I decided to embark on my new venture creating scrumptious artisan chocolates lovingly …[to Page » »,]
  • Amberline Preserves – Looking forward to trying out Alicia Breslin’s great product range at Taste of Monaghan.  [to Page » »,]
  • Silver Hill Foods - The Very Best in Natural Irish Duck – Founded over 49 years ago by Ronnie and Lyla Steele in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, Silver Hill Foods is a fully integrated family owned duck company. The present Managing Director is their son Stuart Steele. Silver Hill Foods supplies quality duck and duck products to outlets throughout Ireland and on a …[to Page » »,]
  • Long Lane Pantry – Enjoy a delicious range of  preserves including jams, jellies and chutneys from Kyle White, Long Lane Pantry. Long Lane Pantry is a blossoming business, based in  Markethill Co. Armagh. Kyle and his team joined us at last year’s Taste of Monaghan and  his delicious products went down a treat! All …[to Page » »,]
  • Chocolate Fountains Weddings Parties and More – Based in nearly Dungannon, Chocolate Fountains, Weddings Parties and More is a family run business established in 2008. Chocolate Fountains Parties Weddings and more  source only the finest Belgian chocolate, guaranteeing the perfect chocolate fountain melt in the mouth sensation every time. Designed specifically for chocolate fountain use, their premium …[to Page » »,]
  • Dinkin's Home Bakery and Taste of Tuscany Restaurant – In business in Monaghan and surrounding counties for over 35 years, Dinkins  have used their wealth of experience and knowledge to create and perfect their secret age old recipes. Their  delicious cakes, goodies & speciality breads are freshly baked daily in their bakery and they pride themselves in using only …[to Page » »,]
  • Kama Hemp – We are delighted to welcome this innovative Clones based business to the Taste of Monaghan Festival. Kama Hemp are world leaders in the supply of Hemp Juice.   Their company mission is to: Provide raw, organic and vital juice to consumers and the food industry. Raise awareness of the benefits …[to Page » »,]
  • Harry's Dog Bakery – Harry’s Dog Bakery provides delicious dog friendly treats including customized birthday cakes and ‘pupcakes’. Just the thing for “your best friend”!    [to Page » »,]
  • Baked with Love – Enjoy the delicious range of extemely good goodies – produced by another great award winning Monaghan business – Baked with Love.  Yum, can’t wait!    [to Page » »,]
  • Irish Countrywomen's Association - Monaghan Federation – The Taste of Monaghan is delighted to welcome the Monaghan Federation of the Irish Countrywomen’s Assocation to this year’s Festival. The ICA has a long history of being an active voice for change in Ireland.  The association helped to bring about some of the most important social changes in the …[to Page » »,]
  • Long Meadow Cider – Long Meadow Cider are artisan cider makers located in the wonderful “Orchard County” of neighbouring Armagh. Long Meadow use only their own apples grown in their orchards at Long Meadow Farm to make their top quality artisan cider. As well as their lovely cider, Long Meadow also make Still and …[to Page » »,]
  • Coffee Java – Top class coffee made only from Grade 1 Arabica coffee beans Have a break and a Java Republic pick me up at Taste of Monaghan    [to Page » »,]
  • Forever Living Aloe Vera – The Best Aloe for the Best Products Aloe Barbadensis Miller. It’s a mouthful, but it’s a name worth knowing. There are around 400 species of aloe plants. They are all succulents found in arid regions throughout the world. They’re each beneficial in their own ways, but there is only one …[to Page » »,]
  • Flemings Department Store, Supervalu and Easons Monaghan – With 16 departments under one roof, Flemings Department Store is the largest department store in County Monaghan. We can assure you that Flemings Department store has something for everyone. This great store, located right in the centre of Monaghan town, is home to their flagship multi award winning SuperValu store, …[to Page » »,]
  • Mallon's Foods - Trust the Taste – Mallon’s Foods has been a progressive, innovative and robust contributor to life and business in Monaghan since the 1940s, when Arthur Mallon, a master butcher from a family of butchers , opened his own butcher shop in Monaghan town. Arthur quickly built up a reputation for quality and innovation, and …[to Page » »,]
  • Monaghan County Libraries – In Monaghan we have an amazing Library Service.  As well as providing a book and disc lending services, our libraries host a huge range of events for children and adults throughout the year. We are delighted to welcome Monaghan County Libraries to Taste of Monaghan.  Make sure to visit their …[to Page » »,]
  • Castle Leslie Estate – Taste of Monaghan welcomes the continued support and sponsorship of Castle Leslie Estate in this year’s Taste of Monaghan Festival. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, glittering lakes and ancient woodlands, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding …[to Page » »,]
  • Donegal Rapeseed Oil – The healthy cooking oil favoured by celebrity chefs, as featured in Neven Maguire’s “Home Chef” series and Martin Shanahan’s “Martin’s Still Mad About Fish” series Located in Raphoe, Donegal Rapeseed Oil is a small, locally owned and operated company . Their  crops are grown by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings …[to Page » »,]