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Overlook Monaghan and you miss a landscape of gently rolling hills scattered with glittering lakes, winding rivers, and quaint towns and villages. Stay here and you can enjoy pristine scenery and activities from fishing to rally driving.
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen celebrates the work of the acclaimed local poet with a 60-seat theatre, research library, series of paintings illustrating his epic poem "The Great Hunger", and other memorabilia associated with him.
Lough Muckno has excellent stocks of small to medium-sized pike, and the Castleblayney Angling Centre is a well-established angling centre on the lakeshore. Together with the smaller Gas Lake, Smith's Lake, Malone's Lake, and Killygola, Lough Muckno offers the angler a wide range of quality angling sites.
Starting at the Rossmore Memorial, an attractive Victorian fountain located in the Diamond, the Monaghan Town Trail takes in the town's finest buildings. A town of rich 18th- and 19th-century architecture, Monaghan thrives as a busy market town today.
Famous worldwide for its intricacy and delicacy, Carrickmacross Lace dates from 1820 and is still made today by the Carrickmacross Lace Co-op. See their work in the Lace Gallery in Carrickmacross, commission a piece, or book a demonstration.
Founded in 1974, the award-winning Monaghan County Museum was the country's first full-time, local authority museum, and it has attracted much praise for its exhibits on Monaghan's rich culture and heritage. The collection of more than 50,000 objects covers everything from early Stone Age tools to 1970s Community Games medals.
Nestled in a peaceful glen on the road to Kingscourt, Dun a Rí is an enchanting place of leafy glades and old stone bridges with wonderful views of Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Unusual features include Cromwell's bridge, a wishing well and an ice house.
The Monaghan Way is a 64km-long linear walking trail connecting Monaghan town with Inishkeen via Castleblaney. The first 44 km is chiefly winding narrow tarmac side roads, with about 9 km on main road and some short woodland path and field sections. The remainder passes through varied terrain, including wood-lined lanes, brief lakeside stretches, and an old disused railway line.
The grand mansion at Hilton Park enjoys a 600-acre parkland setting framed by woodlands and an old hill fort. Wander through the pleasure grounds to Hilton Lough, with its canal and Lovers' Walk. The house is furnished with period pieces owned by the family for generations and musical guests are encouraged to play the fine Erard concert grand piano.
If you don't mind getting dirty and wet, you might enjoy the bog snorkelling championships in Castleblayney in September. Contestants swim a 120 metre strip of bog using snorkels and flippers. (The junior race is 60 metres) You can also relax in the bog jacuzzi or try out the 12-metre mudslide.
One of Europe's best blues festivals, the Monaghan Harvest Blues Festival has been running in Monaghan town since 1990. A variety of international artists play the finest blues until late into the night.
0.2km from Monaghan
Stay in the heart of Monaghan town in this wonderful two-bedroom apartment. The family-friendly property is comfortable and spacious with every modern convenience and is close to all local amenities. Golf, horse riding, and angling are just some of the outdoor pursuits that can be enjoyed locally.
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0.1km from Glaslough
These 4 bedroomed cottages are located on the wonderful Castle Leslie Estate. They are set in the original cut stone village of Glaslough & are perfect for large groups and families. They were built in 2006 and features beautiful & individual decor with nine foot ceilings. Contains spacious living rooms with open fire, TV, DVD, stereo music player, modern open plan kitchen. Located close to the Equestrian centre, Cookery School and bar, restaurant and spa facilities at the hotel.
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Set on a beautiful estate in County Monaghan, these five-bedroom cottages are a perfect choice if you prefer to be independent, but still want to enjoy all the estate has to offer. The properties are located in the original cut-stone village of Glaslough and are ideal for large groups and families. Built in 2006, these charming cottages are all beautifully and individually decorated, boasting nine-foot ceilings. Each caters for up to ten people. Enjoy spacious living rooms with an open fire, TV, DVD and stereo music player; modern open-plan kitchen; comfortable bedrooms (many of which are ensuite); and two bathrooms.
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