Information Monaghan Ireland


General information Monaghan

County Monaghan was named after the town of Monaghan (Muineachán in Gaelic).
The county is bordered County Tyrone to the north, County Armagh to the east, County Louth to the southeast, County Meath to the south, County Cavan to the southwest and County Fermanagh to the west. Following the defeat of the rebellion of Hugh O'Neill, the Ulster chieftains in 1603, the county was not planted like the rest of Ulster. The lands were instead left in the hands of the native chieftains.

County Monaghan is the birthplace of the poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh, and inspired many of his works. Kavanagh is one of the most important figures in 20th century Irish Poetry. The poems Stony Grey Soil and Shancoduff are based on the area.

Accommodation in Monaghan

Monaghan has a wide range of accommodation options to suit your requirement and your budget. Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible alternatives for your stay in Monaghan.

Hotels in Monaghan

Monaghan has a number of hotels, many providing high class service in historical settings. Hotels in Monaghan include the Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa and Hunting Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate.

Bed & Breakfast in Monaghan

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Monaghan will provide you with a comfortable and affordable stay along with deliciously cooked breakfast to suit your budget. B&B in Monaghan includes names such as Canal Lodge in Monaghan Town and Blittogue House B&B in Castleblaney.

Monaghan Restaurants

Monaghan restaurants serve dishes in a range of styles, most using freshly sourced local produce. Popular restaurants in Monaghan include Snaffles Brasserie in Glaslough, Louis Steakhouse in Monaghan Town and The Fiddlers Elbow in Carrickmacross.

Shopping in Monaghan

Monaghan shopping centre will leave you spoilt for choice with 26 stores offering the latest fashions. There are also a number of small independent shops in the county where you will find the perfect souvenier.

Monaghan Car Rental

There are several Car Hire companies in Monaghan, providing low cost Irish Car Rental with the cheapest rates. Rental locations including Clones Car Hire, Inniskeen Car Hire, Glasslough Car Hire, Monaghan Car Hire and Scotstown Car Hire.

Monaghan Golf

Monaghan has many golf courses including Concra Wood Golf & Country Club in Castleblaney and Rossmore Golf Club in Monaghan Town, offering some fine parkland golfing.