Monaghan County

Monaghan County Museum:

A museum that outlines the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of County Monaghan. The exhibits range from pre-historic artifacts to contemporary items, all presented with a variety of interactive displays for all ages.

Carrickmacross Lace Gallery:

Carrickmacross has been known for its fine hand-made lace since the 1820s. Examples of this fine work can be found in the Lace Gallery here, including pieces used in royal wedding dresses. With demonstrations of lace making and authentic lace goods available to buy, any visitor will feel well catered to.

Castle Leslie Estate:

1,000 acres of Irish countryside; Castle Leslie is one of the few great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. “The estate is equipped with sumptuous accommodation and all kinds of activities for outdoor leisure, such as horse riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and others, amidst beautiful gardens and woodlands.”

Inniskeen Round Tower and Church of St. Daigh:

An early Christian round tower typical of many found in Ireland, standing in an uninscribed monastery with some grave markers. Beside, you will find Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre open to anybody in search of the secret on how the poet Patrick Kavanagh was linked to the local landscape.

Lough Muckno Leisure Park, Castleblayney:

Lough Muckno Leisure Park, located in Castleblayney, is more or less a Mecca for fans of active leisure in the open air. In the very heart of Ireland’s largest castle, a generous choice of walking trails, wakeboarding, and water skiing is offered. For those going fishing, the pretty setting here is ideal for them to land some lovely catches during their stay in the park.

Rossmore Forest Park:

Rossmore Forest Park offers a peaceful retreat with its forested walks, pictorial lakes, and diverse plant and animal life. Among the pure nature, there are also ruins of Rossmore Castle, adding to the scenery some kind of ancient drama.

Ballybay Wetlands Centre:

A very humanely designed and developed centre for the conservation and study of the local wetlands. A visitor to this place learns about wetland ecosystems, takes part in bird watching, or takes time to look at the nature trails offered at this very tranquil environment.

Tin church of Saint Peter, Laragh:

This peculiarly unique all-tin church, built in the late 19th century, simply blows away with its interior and the picturesque site of location.

Tydavnet Village Community Centre:

An important hub of cultural activity in the region. Through a program of new construction and refurbishment, the centre hosts regular exhibitions of music and dance, most particularly those which reflect the living traditions of the area.

These attractions represent the rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty of County Monaghan, ensuring that every style of experience is on offer to the visitor from historical exploration to outdoor adventure.