Thursday, 11 April 2013

Monaghan is a county of lakes,Ireland

Monaghan is a county of lakes, gentle hills, farmhouses and market towns. Scenic, peaceful and relaxing, it is the perfect destination for the serious angler, casual golfer, and keen walker or cyclist.

A county of great cultural and artistic wealth, Monaghan boasts several bronze age megalithic sites and pre-historic remains.

The celebrated Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh was a native of the village of Inniskeen. Kavanagh drew a good deal of his inspiration from the Monaghan countryside. Inniskeen now houses an information centre on his life and work.

The famous lace-making towns of Carrickmacross and Clones are renowned for their traditional crafts.

Other attractions in the county include Monaghan County Museum, Lough Muckno and the leisure park at Castleblaney. Visitors to Monaghan will be pleasantly surprised at the diverse range of activities and entertainment on offer in this beautiful area.