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Monaghan : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Monaghan : Things to see and do

  • Dún A' Rí Forest Park Interesting

    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..

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  • Town Centre

    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..

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  • County Museum

    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.

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Hotels Monaghan

  • Westenra Arms Hotel

    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..

  • Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club

    Coolshannagh IRL - Monaghan

    Just 1km from the centre of Monaghan Town, this elegant hotel has award-winning leisure facilities, free Wi-Fi and a friendly welcome. The leisure facilities at The Four Seasons include: an 18-metre pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and gym. There ar..

  • Creighton Hotel

    Fermanagh Street IRL - Cluain Eois

    Located in Clones town centre and just 300 metres off the N54 road, the Creighton Hotel offers en suite accommodation, a restaurant and a garden. Free WiFi is available in public areas. The property is 90 minutes’ drive from Dublin and Belfast intern..

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Restaurants Monaghan

  • Snaffles Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    IRL - Glaslough

  • Snaffles Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Castle Leslie Estate IRL - Glaslough

  • Courthouse Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Nuremore Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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