Tourism in County Monaghan


Visitors to Monaghan are immediately struck by the unexpected charm of this friendly county. Just over an hour from Dublin and Belfast the county is largely characterised by sparkling lakes, rolling drumlins and sheer unspoilt beauty.

Sport and leisure enthusiasts will find an abundance of activities throughout Monaghan with championship golf courses, equestrian centres and pony trekking over moorland, mountain and forest trails. There are also some wonderful walks in the leisure parks around the county. Adrenalin junkies are catered for too with rallying, quad biking and paintballing all on offer.

Water sports include water-skiing, wake boarding, kayaking and of course, Monaghan is renowned for its fine loughs and waterways.
 Heritage centres, museums and libraries present cultural, art and literary collections and there is a dedicated centre to Patrick Kavanagh – one of the county’s most famous sons. The history and traditions of lace-making are well documented and there are fine displays in Clones and Carrickmacross.

Located within an hour of Dublin and Belfast, the county is well catered for in the hotel and conferencing sector. Top quality hotels along with other heritage and modern venues offer a variety of activities from horse riding, golfing and full leisure facilities. Visitors can also take advantage of lots of day/evening activities and award winning restaurants. You can view the range of conferencing facilities at:

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