Local Attractions

LaceGalleryCarrickmacross Lace Gallery Market Square

Carrickmacross Lace is a delicate and enchanting Irish craft dating back to 1820. This tradition is now carried on by the Carrickmacross Lace Co-op, in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. This distinctive lace is expertly hand stitched with designs that please both the eyes and the senses.



Lough Muckno Leisure Park Monaghan


Lough Muckno Leisure Park Monaghan was established in the 1980's and has hosted national and international competitions, most notably the European Waterski Championships. The three classic Waterski disciplines Slalom, Jump and Tricks have been enhanced by the addition of Wakeboarding at the club. Located in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, approximately 10 minutes from Carrickmacross. Lough Muckno Waterski + Wakeboard Club can boast the most scenic ski site in Ireland and is unrivalled in its close proximity (500m) to the town. Nestled amongst the beautiful and picturesque Muckno Forest Park.




Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre

Patrick Kavanagh: The Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre, Inniskeen, Monaghan houses exhibitions on local history and on Patrick Kavanagh, a sixty-seat Audio- Visual Theatre, and a Research Library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh's epic poem "The Great Hunger", a miniature model depicting Kavanagh's classic, "A Christmas Childhood", Kavanagh's Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.




St Josephs Church Carrickmacross Monaghan

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church was designed by J.J. McCarthy, one of the foremost architects of the second half of the 19th Century in Ireland.





Sliabh Beagh Adventures

Sliabh Beagh Adventures is an outdoor adventure centre based in Knockatallon Village, Co. Monaghan. Sliabh Beagh is an area of upland heathland, blanket bog and outstanding natural beauty that transcends counties Monaghan, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Sliabh Beagh Adventures offers bike hire to travelling visitors, allowing them to explore the region on two wheels. They also offer battle and target archery and various team games and team-building exercises for groups. Guided walks and cycling tours can also be organised.