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Monaghan Map and Tourist Information
monaghan map.pdf
Condor Publishers, Main Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan • Tel:+353 (0)42 9740776  • Fax: +353 (0)42 9740896  • Email: info@townmaps.ie
Monaghan Area Map.pdf
Monaghan is a lively town with some wonderful architecture that can best be appreciated on foot.  Incorporated by James I in 1613, Monaghan was once a base of the MacMahons who ruled this territory for centuries, setting up here formally in the 14th century. The 17th century was a tempestuous one for Monaghan with power over it changing hands between the Irish and English several times before residing in English hands after the Williamite conquest of the early 1690s. For the next two centuries it was basically a Presbyterian town and a colonial centre of commerce and local government.

On Hill Street, in the town centre, is the County Museum which is home to a vast array of historical artifacts, including the important Cross of Clogher dating from the 14th Century. Building commenced on the magnificent St Macartan’s Cathedral in 1862. It was built in the neo-gothic style and contains interesting Stations of the Cross and tapestries. It was constructed using limestone from a local quarry near Old Cross Square. Other buildings of particular note around the town include the original 17th c. Market House, the Courthouse, St Patrick’s Church of
Ireland, and the First Monaghan Presbyterian Church. The Rossmore Memorial and the Market Cross are also of historical interest. There is a signed Heritage Trail in place in the town which includes these interesting buildings and brochures of the trail are available in the Tourist Office, Town Hall, Market House, County Museum and local library.

The town also boasts a Leisure Complex, a pitch & putt course and good shopping facilities.  It also has excellent entertainment facilities with varied year-round programmes on offer at the Market House and the  Garage Theatre.

Visitor Attractions

Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan.  
tel: +353 (0) 42 9378560 or
353 (0) 87 1710592 :
e: infoatpkc@eircom.net  : www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com - The Patrick Kavanagh Centre houses a permanent exhibition which recounts the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh and there is also a section on local history.  The centre operates as:  • An education facility for students studying Kavanagh’s
poetry • A visitor’s attraction – the centre is open to visitors April until December. The performance tour of Kavanagh Country is a special feature taking in many of the local sites. It is also a venue for local artists to display their work and it is a very popular venue for concerts and dramas.

Brehon Brewhouse, Dunelty, Inniskeen, www.brehonbrewhouse.com

Carrickmacross Lace Gallery, Market Square, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.  
tel: +353 (0) 42 9664176  
e: info@carrickmacrosslace.ie
www.carrickmacrosslace.ie

Carrickmacross Workhouse, Shercock Road, Carrickmacross www.carrickmacrossworkhouse.com

Swallow Studios Art & Craft Gallery, Annyalla  :  www.lizchristy.com

Wildlife and Heritage Centre, Listinny, Clontibret, Co Monaghan.
www.wildlifeandheritage.com

Ballybay Wetlands Centre, Derryvalley, Ballybay, Co Monaghan.
www.ballybaywetlands.ie  

Ulster Canal Stores & Cara Street Playground
Cara Street, Clones :  
tel: +353 (0) 47 52125  :  www.cloneslace.com

Monaghan County Museum, 1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan Town.
tel:  +353 (0) 47 82928  :  
e: comuseum@monaghancoco.ie

Sam Moore Open Farm, Threemilehouse.  
tel: +353  (0) 86 2322601

The Market House, Venue & Gallery - Market Street, Monaghan Town.  
tel: +353 (0) 47 38162  
fax: +353 (0) 47 71113  
email: themarkethouse@eircom.net

The Market House, Monaghan, was built in 1792 to the designs of a talented amateur architect of the time called Samuel Hayes. The Market House holds arts events such as exhibitions, musical performances, readings, workshops and rehearsals. The building has access for people with disabilities and is also available for civil ceremonies.
Adventure & Activity

GR8 Entertainment - Monaghan Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
tel: +353 (0) 42 t. 042 9749955  e. gr8daysout@gmail.com
www.gr8entertainment.ie
www.facebook.com/GR8Entertainment
GR8 is the North East’s number 1 entertainment venue. The facilities include 8 bowling lanes, over 5,000sq/ft of mega play frames, a bar and restaurant, games, amusements, Go-Karts, Laser Tag and much more! They specialise in parties for all ages and have established a reputation for quality and value.

Rally School Ireland, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan:
www.rallyschoolireland.ie

Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre
Dartrey, Rockcorry, Via Cootehill
www.tanaghoutdooreducation.com

Monaghan Leisure Centre - Clones Road, Monaghan Town.  
tel: +353 (0) 47 81734  
e: monaghanleisurecomplex@eircom.net

Monaghan Valley Pitch & Putt
Ballybay Road, Monaghan.  tel: +353 (0)47 84928.  

Inniskeen Pitch & Putt - Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.  tel: 087 184 5121

Planet Kidz - Monaghan Business Park. tel: +353 (0)47 75830

AWOL Paintball - Derrylevick, Killybrone.
tel: +353 (0) 47 86224

Mourne Clay Shooting Ground -  Loughmourne, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
tel: +353 (0) 42 9745953
www.mourneadventureactivities.com

Lough Muckno Waterski & Wakeboard Club
Lough Muckno, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
mobile: +353 (0) 87 7402806 (Driver/Coach)  
www.skimuckno.com

Muckno Adventure - Mindzsenty Park, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.  
mobile: +353 (0) 87 817 5520  :  www.mucknoadventure.com

Irish Country Quads - Carrickakelly, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
tel: +353 (0)42 9378997