Things To Do In Monaghan

County Monaghan’s vibrant landscape is full of gentle hills, glistening lakes and small idyllic market towns, like Glaslough where Castle Leslie Estate is located. The county is well known as the birthplace of the poet Patrick Kavanagh and the images evoked by his poems and prose relate to rural life at its best, run at a slow pace.  The newly refurbished Kavanagh Centre (Opened at the end of 2019) tells the story of Inniskeen’s most famous son – the poet, Patrick Kavanagh using immersive and interactive techniques to inspire visitors. There are 6 key zones in the exhibition and these focus on different times and aspects of Kavanagh’s life. A multi-media experience provides the emotional core of the exhibition with its visuals and sound effects and this is also used as a performance space for concerts and dramas.

In Monaghan, you will find a friendly atmosphere and a host of activities to suit most interests with beautiful greens for golfing, numerous options for watersports and outdoor pursuits plus a wealth of heritage sites to whet your appetite for adventure and discovery.

Other activities include; Biking, Hiking, Walking and Heritage Trails, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing, Coarse and Game Angling, Zip Lining, Museums, Rally School Ireland, Quad Biking, Bowling, Pottery, Gin Distillery and Tasting, Cookery Classes, Three Arts and Theatre Centres and a Cinema.

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Activities Itineraries

We are delighted to give you some sample itineraries of activities you can enjoy whilst visiting County Monaghan.


Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is a wonderful new opportunity to experience 5000 years of European history in a compact area on the East Coast of Ireland. Get off the beaten track to see, hear, touch and feel the imprints of the millennia of settlers in this land.


Glaslough Village

The name Glaslough is derived from the Irish translation ‘calm or green lake’, the picturesque, magical village which is located just outside Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan.



There are an abundance of golf courses situated close to Castle Leslie Estate.



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