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National Recreation Week (24th – 30th June 2013)


National Play Day (7th July 2013)


A national network has been established to introduce a more coordinated and interagency approach to achieving the main goals of the play and recreation policies at both national and local level.

An early achievement of the network has been the development, expansion and branding of National Play Day & National Recreation Week which will take place in Local Authority areas across the country in June this year.


Targeted grants are provided to Local Authorities by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to encourage participation across the Local Authority network.


In July 2012, National Play Day 2012 saw the largest ever participation with 26 Councils staging popular events on or around the dedicated date. National Recreation Week 2012 saw all counties in Ireland involved, for the first time ever.


What’s happening in Monaghan for National Recreation Week?

  • An outdoor pursuits day at Tanagh Outdoor Education centre for children with a disability and their families
  • Teenage Soccer in Castleblayney
  • A walk in Ballybay Wetlands with Youth Work Ireland (Monaghan)
  • Teen Icons Film Night in Clones
  • Zumba and Drama fun at Iontas, Castleblayney
  • Tennis coaching all weeklong with Monaghan tennis Club at the tennis courts at Coral Leisure Centre, Monaghan Town


And the best things is….the events are free!!

See a full list of Monaghan Events for National Recreation week


See poster for Family Fun Day taking place in Castleblayney on 13th July as part of National Play Day below

Click here for Castleblayney Play Day poster