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Emyvale Enterprise Centre

A public meeting was held in Emyvale Leisure Centre on Tuesday, January 15th 2002 to announce details of a new Enterprise Centre for Emyvale and to form a Management Committee to oversee the building and running of the Centre. 46 people attended and the meeting was addressed by Mr. Henry Brennan, representing the International Fund for Ireland; Mr. John McEntaggart, Chief Executive Officer of Monaghan Enterprise Board; and Mr. Pat O'Brien, Ballybay Development Association, who have gone through the process. The meeting was hosted by Emyvale Development Association and chaired by Mr. Declan Nelson, Chairman of Monaghan Enterprise Board and Manager of Monaghan County Council. This was the result of much planning between Enterprise Board personnel John McEntaggart and Gerry O’Toole, and EDA members Seamus McCluskey and Peadar McMahon.

The following Management Committee was elected:
Michael Liddle, Rev. Gary Roberts, Peadar McMahon, Paudie Donoghue, Pat Callery, Marion Donnelly, Alma Dudgeon, Laurence Clerkin, Roisin McKenna, Diane Kendrick, Seamus McCluskey, Paula McMahon, Monica McKernan, John McEntaggart.

Enda Fields, Sharon McCarron and Fergus Murray were co-opted on to the Committee at a later date.


On Monday, May 26th the builder moved on to the site and began work.  Francis Haughey was the main Contractor.

The Enterprise Centre was occupied by Monaghan County Council in September 2004. They were the first tenants. The Centre was Officially opened by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern  in 2005.

2014 - Monaghan County Council Area Office is closed down and moved to Monaghan.

It is not known who remains on the Management committee.

2014 / 2015 - It appears that the management of the Enterprise Centre has been taken over by Monaghan Enterprise Board. Emyvale Development Association has not been informed of the reasons or what that means to the original plans that this Centre would belong to the community and profits ploughed back into our community.