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  • 1 Dún A' Rí Forest Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    R 179

    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..

  • 2 Lace Gallery

    Museums and art

    Market Pl.

    Examples can be seen of «mixed» lace work, made of pieces of cambric pattern sewn onto a machine-made net. It is then embellished by stitching with traditional or modern motifs. Nearby stands the Catholic church built in 1866 by J. J. McCarthy, with ..

  • 3 St Macartan's Cathedral (Catholic)

    Religious buildings

    Dublin Rd.

    This cathedral of the diocese of Clogher was built between 1859 and 1892 on a hill south-east of the city. In grey limestone, the building's decorated style is reminiscent of French Gothic churches. Outside, a spire 76m high soars above the splendid ..

  • 4 Monaghan County Museum

    Museums and art

    1-2 Hill St.

    This modern museum contains the 14C Cross of Clogher, together with local crafts (especially lace), historical and prehistoric objects, and an interesting art gallery.

  • 5 Town Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Church Sq.

    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..

  • 6 St Louis Convent

    Museums and art

    Broad Rd.

    The history of the religious community from its foundation in France in 1842 until it settled in this convent, is told in the St Louis Heritage Centre. A crannóg was built on Spark Lake in the monastery grounds.

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