Things to see and do - Monaghan
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Monaghan Travel guide
Monaghan : Michelin's recommendations
County town and main trading centre of the region, Monaghan is a pretty little place, well known for its splendid fishing spots. During the partition of Ireland, the county was detached from Ulster and included in the Republic, and its border was then situated on the River Blackwater. Most of the grey limestone buildings lining the narrow city streets date from the 18C, a time when the town specialised in linen weaving.
Tourist attractions Monaghan : Things to see and do
R 179 IRL - Carrickmacross
This forest park, which was an integral part of the Cabra estate until 1959, is in a valley near the Cabra River. A nature trail and four sign-posted walks take visitors past a deer enclosure, a waterfall near Cromwell bridge, a votive well, Cabra Co..
Church Sq. IRL - Monaghan
Designed by Samuel Hayes, an amateur architect, the old covered market (1792) is an elegant building in grey limestone with round-headed arches and finely-carved panels. East of the church square, two buildings catch the visitor's eye: the Courthouse..
1-2 Hill St. IRL - Monaghan
This modern museum contains the 14C Cross of Clogher, together with local crafts (especially lace), historical and prehistoric objects, and an interesting art gallery.
The Diamond IRL - Monaghan
The family-run Westenra Arms Hotel is located in the heart of Monaghan Town. It offers free Wi-Fi, luxurious rooms with garden views and 2 restaurants serving award-winning food. The spacious rooms at the Westenra are individually designed and featu..
Old Armagh Rd, IRL - Monaghan
Amid the hills and lakes of Monaghan, this modern 4-star hotel has plenty of leisure facilities, a relaxing spa and the opportunity for outdoor activities. At Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa, the family-friendly leisure club has a swimming pool, outd..
Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough IRL - Glaslough
The Lodge is a restored stone stable-courtyard within the 1000 acres of countryside, ancient woods and lakes that form the Castle Leslie Estate. Rooms feature an en suite bathroom with deep roll-top bath and views of the Equestrian Centre or woodlan..
1 Monaghan St IRL - Carraig Mhachaire Rois / Carrickmacross
Relaxed, rustic restaurant featuring wooden floors, exposed ceiling rafters and bare brick; ask for table 20, by the window. Great value menus offer carefully prepared, flavourful dishes which are a lesson in self-restraint - their simplicity being a..
IRL - Carraig Mhachaire Rois
Traditional split-level dining room within a well-established Victorian hotel. Formally set, linen-laid tables are well-spaced and service is attentive. Menus showcase luxurious seasonal ingredients and dishes are stylishly presented.
IRL - Glaslough