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Monaghan

Monaghan is part of the border region of Ireland and most notable for it's lakes, undulating hills, quaint farmhouses and busy market towns. The county has wonderful rural scenery, and is an ideal destination for the angling, golfing and walking or cycling.

Monaghan was home to one of Ireland's most famous poets in Patrick Kavanagh. Kavanagh was from the village of Inniskeen and the area inspired much of his poetry as any student of Irish literature can attest. There is an interpretive centre dedicated to Patrick Kavanagh in the village of Inniskeen detailing his life and work.

The towns of Carrickmacross and Clones are also well worth a visit particularly for those seeking to find the best of traditional Irish crafts.

Monaghan county has many other attractions to enjoy such as the Monaghan County Museum, the Wildlife Education Centre, Castleblaney Leisure Park and Lough Muckno for fishing enthusiasts.

You are sure to be impressed at the wide range of things to do during a visit to County Monaghan.
AWOL Outdoor Adventure
Experience fun and adrenaline outdoor...
Derrylevick, Killybrone
Co. Monaghan
Carrickmacross Festival
The Carrickmacross Festival boasts a wide range...
Carrickmacross
Co. Monaghan
Clones Canal Festival
The annual Clones Canal Festival and Soap Box...
Clones
Co. Monaghan
Hillgrove Hotel
The Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan town is an...
Old Armagh Road
Co. Monaghan
Killyliss Country House
Welcome to the 4 star rated Killyliss Country...
Ballybay
Co. Monaghan
Muckno Mania Festival
The Muckno Mania Festival is a popular and...
Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan
Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Weekend
The Patrick Kavanagh Weekend is one of the most...
Inniskeen
Co. Monaghan
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Top Attractions of Ireland's North West

If it is a leisurely or action packed holiday you require then you can be guaranteed that the counties of the North West of Ireland including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo can provide for your every need. These counties offer you choices of the best accommodation and eateries along with lively evening hotspots to keep you entertained during your visit. The region has excellent sporting amenities with some of Ireland's best golf links courses, along with excellent fishing spots, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, river and sea cruises, famous surfing beaches and much much more.


Visitors are also sure to experience a warm welcome or "céad mile fáilte" from those you meet on your travels in the area along with a strong sense of the Irish heritage and culture in some of the least explored parts of the country.


Ireland's North West is easily accessible from every corner of the world through the regional airports serving the region at Knock or Shannon and you'll find there is a lot to see and plenty to do once you arrive. Below are just some of the main attractions ready to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you soon.



Croagh Patrick in Mayo

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, one of the highest peaks in the West of Ireland is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport in the village of Murrisk, and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside. More details +
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Glenveagh National Park Donegal

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park can be found about 24km north west of Letterkenny in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. With its pristine lakes, mountains, boglands, moorlands, rivers and wilderness, this remote and peaceful national park is hauntingly beautiful and serene. More details +
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Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

Towering high above the raging Atlantic Ocean, the Slieve League Cliffs are one of the highest sea-cliff faces in Europe. Their incredibly steep slope to the sea is perhaps even more hair-raising than the Cliffs of Moher with its shear drop. More details +
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The Céide Fields in Mayo

The Céide Fields

The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo holds the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world. They date back almost 6,000 years, more than any other early agricultural site to date. More details +
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The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway’s unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of north Atlantic Ocean. The rugged symmetry of the columns, and their uniform planshape, never fail to intrigue and inspire the curious admirers who come so far to witness them. More details +
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Grianán of Aileach

Grianán of Aileach

The great Grianán of Aileach is believed to have been built in the 1st century AD, on the site of an ancient Iron Age hillfort, and the outline of the original Iron Age fort can still be seen on the hill to this day. More details +
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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of full size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago. Some of the buildings of Doagh Famine Village, such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House, depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. More details +


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