For the 'Taking It Easy' Ones

Take it easy, but take it

Monaghan is a bountiful county for all of our guests to explore and discover. Whether you wish to lounge about the hotel for the duration of your stay or hit the local Monaghan boutiques, finding the right Monaghan experience for you is easy-peasy – Simply explore your options below to plan your next break away:

Clothing Boutiques

Dirty Fabulous

Dirty Fabulous is an original vintage boutique in Monaghan which specialises in beautiful bridal and occasion wear from the 1920's to 1980's and beyond.

Madison

Madison is a unique little boutique. Their modern showroom hosts labels from all over the globe, giving you the opportunity to the latest and most beautiful clothes first.

Enzo

An intimate women’s shoe boutique stocking a fine selection of Spanish & Italian leather footwear.

Queen Bee

As one of the leading stockists for ladies’ fashion the Queen Bee is the only place you need to find that special something for all occasions. Stocking a lot of major designer labels, they constantly acquire the latest in style and design keeping you supplied with the very most up to date trends no matter the season.

Belle de Paris Boutique

Shop trendy and stylish dresses in-store and online for all sizes in women’s fashion and clothing; jeans, trousers, jackets, coats and blazers, occasion wear and casual wear.

Utopia

Carrying fashion labels for all events & occasions including Mother of the Bride, Cabotine, Zeila, Joseph Ribkoff etc.

House of Labels

Ladies’ boutique store located in the Diamond of Monaghan town. Stocking both premium clothing & footwear brands. Clothing brands include Esprit, Part Two, Levi, Calvin Klein, G-Star, Barloiche, Jane Lushka and Freddy Jeans. Their footwear brands include Hogl, Michael Kors, Guess, Lisa Kay, Ash, Kanna, and Gant. They are constantly adding new and exciting brands to the store which are exclusive to the store in this area. Offering an elite level of customer service, aiming to cater for all needs, age groups and occasions. 

Boyles for Men

The leading menswear store, offering brands such as Farah Vintage, Hilfiger, Levi, Benetti, Skopes, Carl Gross. The one stop shop for all your men’s fashion needs.

Hollyblue Boutique

Fashion Boutique located in the heart of Monaghan Town. This intimate boutique offers brands such as Salsa Jeans, Traffic People, Ilse Jacobsen to name a few.

Gillanders Town and Country

An independent rural and country sports luxury brand clothing retailer for discerning men and women. An official Irish stockist of Barbour, Dubarry of Ireland, Schöffel Country Clothing, Barker Shoes, Wonders, The Bridge, Pitillos, Nero Giardini, quality footwear for men and women. Hicks & Brown Hats, Pampeano Belts, Irish Handmade Accessories.

Project W

Project W is a premier destination for clothing, footwear and accessories. Catering to fashion savvy men & women, Project W is a one stop shop hosting an unrivalled range of branded fashion and footwear located in Monaghan Shopping Centre.

For more than 6 years, Project W have sourced the latest trends and styles from the most current brands including, Super-Dry, G-Star, Firetrap, Pepe Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Vila, Only, Pieces, Andy Warhol, Yumi etc... Be sure to call in and visit the latest trends & styles!

Liz Christy; Swallow Studios

Over the years, this colourful gem, outside Castleblayney, has become a popular attraction for visitors to the Drumlin County.  In the traditions of Ireland’s Ancient East, Liz is always delighted to welcome tourists. What makes the studios an interesting place to visit is that as well as being able to buy Liz’s beautiful scarves, visitors will see them being created through the crafts of hand-dyeing and hand-weaving. They may hear the clacking of the flying shuttles or witness the quiet concentration of threading or tying on a warp. They will get to chat to the artisan team as they work. And Liz is known to entertain her visitors with a story or two while giving the tour.   

Jewellery Boutiques

Annette Lapin Fine Jewellery

Annette Lappin Atelier was established in 2005 having qualified with a degree in Jewellery Design, Craft Metal with an in-depth knowledge of Gemmology, pearls and precious stones. From design of bespoke jewellery pieces to renovations of family heirlooms, they take the time to source and create a finished piece that will be enjoyed and cherished for years to come. As a qualified goldsmith Annette works in all precious metals including platinum, palladium, gold and silver.

Magill Jewellers

Magill Jewellers is one of the leading jewellers in Monaghan and the North East Region, stocking a wide range of quality jewellery to suit all tastes and budgets.  With over 90 years of experience in the jewellery trade, Magill Jewellers maintain a tradition of quality, exclusivity and excellence in everything they do. 

Magill Jewellers represents a tradition of excellence and style based on quality diamond masterpieces, an exquisite range of gold and silver jewellery, and an absolute commitment to our clients' service and satisfaction.

At Magill Jewellers, the spacious interior and friendly experienced staff create the perfect surrounding for a shopping spree with brand names such as Gucci, Calvin Klein, Michel Herbelin, Raymond Weil, Rotary, Citizen, Michael Kors, DKNY, Guess, Coeur de Lion, Corona, Calvin Klein, Seoidin, Bronzallure, Paul Costello, Thomas Sabo, Ti Sento, Mi Moneda and many more.

House of Gold

Offering an extensive range of jewellery to delight and excite potential enthusiasts. You may choose from a wide range of modern and contemporary styles, Celtic patterns, plain gold bands, two tone gold or diamond set, matte, satin or polished finishes of your choice. All of their designs are direct from the manufacturers and are available in 9ct, 14ct, 18ct yellow, white or rose gold, palladium or platinum. Offering a range of different widths to suit all personal tastes.

Their bespoke fitting service means that however unusual your engagement ring, they will be able to handmake a wedding ring which will complement it perfectly.

Home Furnishing Boutiques

Grahams of Monaghan

At Grahams of Monaghan, customers and their customer experience are their number one priority. Working hard on their customer service and wanting each individual to feel a part of the culture that they have built over the years. Hardware, homewares, décor, electrical, garden, heating, plumbing, DIY, builders’ merchant and Yard Café.

Star Lighting

Star Lighting is an intimate and unique homeware, gift, décor and lighting boutique offering nothing but the finest in terms of service and products.

Jonos House & Home

Jono's House & Home is right at the heart of Monaghan Town for all your home needs. Their vast range of products in conjunction with their highly experienced professional team is perfect for all your home and gift requirements or queries.

Albany Décor

Specialising in home decorating materials including paints, wallpapers, lighting, window fabrics & furnishings and decorating tools.

At Albany stores you will find most leading brands of paint including Dulux, Crown, Colortrend, Fleetwood, Little Greene and Ronseal. They are also exclusive stockists of the premium quality Albany® and Traditions® ranges of paints. Carrying a large range of specialist paints, primers, varnishes and timber coatings to suit all surfaces and applications.

Professional guidance from trained knowledgeable staff is the hallmark of Albany stores, with their decor experts able to help you with colour schemes and full decor interior design advice.

Upstairs Downstairs

Offering their customers, a huge range of quality bedroom, dining and living room furniture at brilliant prices. If you cannot find what you are looking for in one of our stores, they will go to great lengths to source those items especially for you.

Their products are sourced and imported from all over the world as well as locally enabling them to offer the best value for money. In addition to high quality furniture, they also supply an extensive range of flooring products with everything from carpets, laminate flooring, solid wood flooring and linoleum.

Eating, Drinking & Being Merry

Neighbourhood Restaurant

Neighbourhood Restaurant constantly aim to create delicious European dishes using high quality, fresh, local ingredients, in a relaxed and welcoming environment. A place where you can meet for a chat over a coffee with a friend, whilst enjoying one of our amazing homemade scones or desserts, to savouring a sumptuous dinner from our a la carte menu.

Squealing Pig Bar & Restaurant

The Squealing Pig Bar & Restaurant has been the fulcrum of Monaghan's social scene over the last few decades. With a large modern bar area on the ground floor that caters to all the masses whether it's a sporting event, parties the vibrant social scene at the weekend, or just a quiet coffee on the outside seating watching life stroll by.

The second floor consists of a Porky’s Restaurant with an intimate atmosphere producing local fresh culinary delights. The third floor is a spacious area available for private but yet fun parties. 

Monaghan Spice

An award-winning restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine based on dishes from a variety of regions in India.

McKenna’s Bar

McKenna's Bar is a well-known family run pub established in 1936, consisting of:

The Anchor, which is the original bar located on the ground floor hosting a real genuine pub atmosphere. There is a Jukebox which has an extensive library to choose from and while you are enjoying your favourite tunes or why not have a game of pool?

Upstairs is the Brewery, which is the live venue, hosting rock, blues and alternative bands and DJ's. 

Presenting an Open Mic in the bar like no other with a different host every Thursday, so each week is unique! Artists come from all over Europe and America to participate.

McKenna’s is also the longest running Blues Jam in the country, taking place the last Friday of every month hosted by Dez Murphy and his house band musicians regularly attend from Belfast to Drogheda but newbies our always welcomed!

Cottontail Café

A quirky café serving light lunches, sundaes, homemade cakes & traybakes with a vintage twist, accompanied by barista made specialised coffees and teas. They also offer art classes for all ages held weekly in their studio.

Shifty Mulhares

Having stepped down to Shifty’s abode, you’ll enter the madcap home of one of fictions most eccentric adventurers, which overflows with artefacts and trinkets collected from his travels. Lights being held up by Adam & Eve, birdcages, wall-mounted 1980’s records, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn inspired portraits. Table Reels, barrels, chesterfields to name but a few of the collection from Shifty’s travels.

Expect to see staff clad in long Shifty Aprons – coloured according to their seniority within the household – serving up Shifty Special cocktails; Expect to enjoy the best of Shifty’s music, whilst you sit in the comfort of his 4-Poster bed; Expect monthly visits from Shifty Mulhare himself, who will regale you with tales from his most recent travels…

Spy Nightclub

The Nightclub that put "night" into "night-clubbing". Spy has seen two re-incarnations in the past two decades. Originally designed like a Forum and aptly named the Forum, it had an amazing 10 year run. In Feb 2013 it undergone a total renovation that combined the sex appeal and sizzle of SPY. Spy has become a household name for leading the trend in nightlife culture in the County of Monaghan.

Blasta Street Kitchen

At Blasta Street Kitchen, they strive to provide a tasty, friendly & quirky catering experience to their 'Blastafarians'. Their little Taco Trucks are situated at Monaghan’s Farmer Market every Friday and in the Rossmore Forest Park every Saturday.

However, they also have a new quirky venue StrEATYard just outside Monaghan Town (Leck Road, Co. Monaghan). At StrEATYard they offer a range of street food from 3 different trailers, craft beer and cocktails all locally sourced. 

An Poc Fada & The Batch Loaf

A unique culinary experience that blends traditional dishes with modern contemporary dining, spread over the 1st & 2nd floor. An open and covered beer garden is ‘hidden’ out the back of the funky pub downstairs too. 

Taste of Tuscany

Taste of Tuscany offers all visitors a fantastic dining experience. Choose from their extensive starters, main courses, desserts, wine menu, bar menu.

Dinkins Bakery

A family run business offering delicious cakes, goodies & speciality breads which are baked freshly in the bakery using only the finest ingredients.

Terry’s Bar

Is a wholesome and quaint pub offering patrons live music entertainment every Saturday & Sunday night, with an otherwise very relaxed atmosphere.

Andy’s Bar & Restaurant

Family run restaurant offering signature dishes, inclusive of a 35-day dry aged beef. Andy's also boasts an impressive and ever-increasing gin collection.

Eastern Balti

Well established Indian restaurant offering uniquely delicious and authentic Indian cuisine.

Silverhill Duck Truck

Silver Hill Duck Truck was launched at the Silver Hill Farm Duck Shop at the top of Emyvale village and right away it was a roaring success with a constant demand for some of the very tasty dishes on offer. Each dish contains the best duck in the world served with a variety of other tasty additions. Of course, there is a vegetarian dish and something to suit all tastes.

 

Pocono Glaslough

Pocono serve high-quality products at a keen price with produce sourced locally (where possible) whilst focusing on supporting other local family businesses to help create a unique experience that's only found in Glaslough village.

Their award-winning gelato is made in-store by the Pocono team. Serving breakfast, lunch, pizza and dessert. Offering Trombetta coffee and Mc Names loose tea leaf with a variety of flavours, alongside handcrafted milkshakes and beverages, guaranteeing we have something for everyone's taste buds.

Glaslough Chocolate

Glaslough Chocolate is located in the quaint and beautiful historic village of Glaslough. It was established in 2013 by chocolatier Trish Murphy-Thom. These chocolates are handmade in small batches using fine Belgian chocolate and a few selected, natural ingredients, locally sourced where possible. A tiny bit of heaven!

Using only the finest Belgian chocolate, local honey from less than a mile away, fresh Monaghan cream and butter and source all other ingredients from the highest quality producers in the area. Their chocolate fillings and fudge are all made by hand using basic, fresh ingredients - and you can taste the difference!

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