There is plenty of cultural hubs throughout our county with places such as Monaghan County Museum, The Garage Theatre and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre attracting large amounts of visitors each year. Other cultural activities and sites of interest can also be visited. Below are a few recommendations from us.


The Garage Theatre


With regular events and theatrical shows, The Garage Theatre provides a fantastic venue for touring theatrical groups who produce high-quality professional theatre. It is situated on the on the Armagh Road at the Monaghan Education Campus and also serves as a resource for the local community and amateur groups. See their events page for a full rundown of up and coming shows where you can book online.


Monaghan County Museum


Monaghan County Museum has been serving the people of Monaghan for over 40 years. During which, it has diversified to match the needs of a changing community. This award-winning museum has a professional commitment to excellence in caring for and displaying its collection, as well as making that collection as accessible as possible both intellectually and physically.


The museum has a number of outreach exhibitions throughout the county, the museum displays have been recently updated with new accessible exhibits and the museum website and Facebook page both have up to date information on collections and events.


The Patrick Kavanagh Museum


The Patrick Kavanagh Museum is located in Inniskeen in Co. Monaghan and was set up to commemorate the infamous poet Patrick Kavanagh. The facility itself was opened by Mary Robinson in 1994 and showcases exhibitions of Kavanagh's life story along with as well as the history of the surrounding area.


Heritage Tour of North Monaghan


Heritage Tour of North Monaghan with particular interest to the McKenna family name and the Prince Edward Island/Canada connection with Monaghan. Hear about life on the Border and visit the villages of Emyvale, Mullan and Glaslough, all of which have wonderful histories. Your special interests will help to determine your tour programme. Contact 0860443300 for further information.


Monaghan Town Farmers Market


Spend some time visiting some of the bustling markets around Co. Monaghan.


• Monaghan Town Farmers Market, Location: Town Centre, every Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm

• Carrickmacross General Market, Location: Town Centre, every Thursday, 8.00am – 5.00pm and

• Ballybay Farmers Market Location: Town Centre & Carpark of Riverdale Hotel on alternate weeks Last Friday of every month 10.00am – 12.00pm.


Other Heritage Sites & Places of Cultural Interest in Monaghan 

St Macartans Cathedral Monaghan

Ballybay Wetlands

Carrickmacross Workhouse

Celtic Cross and Round Tower

Clones Motte and Bailey

Edergole Court Tomb

Inniskeen Round Tower

Mannan Castle

Errigal Truagh Medieval Church and Graveyard

St. Peter's Tin Tabernacle