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A landscape that you can reach out and touch. Intimate. Friendly and accessible. Resonant with the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh - "...the earth beautiful in the frosted glass of November trees". A county for all seasons. A cathedral town. Picturesque villages. Shaped by drumlin hills, fishing lakes and lakes for recreation. A perfect backdrop to enjoy the great outdoors . Memorable!


This busy market town is the home of the highly-sought after Carrickmacross lace. The St.Louis nuns revived the craft in the 19th century and today skilled crafts people at the Carrickmacross Co-op continue the tradition. Harry Clarke, one of the Irelands foremost stained glass artists in the early 1900's, designed the windows which enhance St. Joseph's Church in Carrickmacross.

Patrick Kavanagh, one of Ireland's most highly regarded poets, was born at Inniskeen and is buried in the village cemetary. The MacMahon clan of the 17th century are buried in a vault in the village and a cross bearing their arms can be seen on a wall near the graveyard. The Patrick Kavanagh Literary Resource Centre in the sensitive restored Church is worth a visit.

Clones dates back to early Christian times when St. Tighearnac founded a monstery here. Code(the gulliver information code) Update Image Change image to: Enter Filename: Delete Image If you want to delete the image click this button, you will not be able to undo this.


Record breaking catches on a myriad of fishing lakes

Patrick Kavanagh Country
Parick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre at Inniskeen, celebrates the life and works of the illustrious Monaghan Writer.

Monaghan County Museum
National and European award winning art gallery and museum.

St. Louis Convent Heritage Centre
This centre tells the fascinating story of the Louis Sisters and their role in education throughout Ireland and the world.

Home of famous lace making craft - Carrickmacross Lace and Clones Lace.

St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross
Built in 1866, it boasts10 windows by the renowned stained glass artist Harry Clarke, and in addition has noteworthy Stations of the Cross.

Lough Muckno Leisure Park
Lough Muckno Leisure Park, Castleblayney - a wonderful park, boasting many amenities.

St Louis Convent Heritage Centre
The St Louis story is told in the framework of Irish, European and world history, but is particularly linked with Monaghan itself from post famine times.


Fishing in the many lakes

Leisure Centre at Castleblayney
Many activities to suit all the family

You cannot think of Monaghan without thinking of angling. While discerning travellers are just discovering the enchantment of the county, anglers have long since known the quality of the environment and have been regular visitors for many years.

There are many scenic routes to take in while on leisurely walks. Make sure and take in Monaghan town, Castleblayney and of course, Iniskeen, the much lamented birthplace of the celebrated poet, Patrick Kavanagh.