Our mission

80% of children’s toys end up in landfill or in the sea after being after being used for an average of six months. Toys are difficult to recycle as they can contain materials that cannot be be easily separated. Carrickmacross Toy Library aims to address this environmental challenge through a sustainable toy lending service.

The organisation is a non-profit aiming to promote play for children aged 0-6 by enabling families to borrow not buy quality, sustainably sourced toys.


c/o Carrickmacross Workhouse
Shercock Road
A81 E372

Tel -
Email cmxtoylibrary [at] gmail.com
Web carrickmacrosstoylibrary.lend-engine-app.com/products?show=recent


Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Users can borrow up to four toys, puzzles or games for up to three weeks at a time. Parents pay a small membership fee that goes towards repairing or replacing broken toys.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.