Local Amenities

Monaghan has an exciting range of activities to offer the visitor. There is something for everyone. You have the choice of an 18-hole golf course or pitch and putt both within a mile of the units. Rossmore Forest Park on the outskirts of the town is the ideal location for walking and also offers a variety of lakes for fishing. The Sliabh Beagh Mountain Range a mere 15 minute drive away is the perfect place to unwind, forget time and wallow in the beauty of the land with a variety of way marked walks across the mountain and on forest tracks and quiet roads.
Monaghan is centrally located for touring the North East and Northern Ireland with Ulster American Folk Park, Water world in Bundoran and Newgrange all within easy reach for a day out.

An Carraig Self-Catering Units offers the best of both worlds, if you don’t feel like cooking you have the choice up to ten restaurants and cafes within two minutes walk.

Monaghan also offers a great nightlife with a variety of pubs and nightclubs to choose from. If you prefer a quieter night there is a four-screen cinema and a theatre.


Monaghan Leisure Centre
Situated at Mullaghcroghery on the Clones Road, Monaghan Leisure Complex is easily the largest health & fitness center in the area. Fantastic facilities include a fully equipped gym, which includes a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment as well as a superb selection of free weights. The complex also includes a purpose built studio which hosts a wide range of classes each week. The variety of classes available ensures the ultimate in choice: Spin, BLT, Stability Ball, Circuit Training, Groove FX, Body Combat and many more. Add to this the superb wet facilities comprising a 6-lane 25metre swimming pool, separate kiddies pool with 3 water features, 25-meter flume, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi and you are guaranteed the complete package!
Website: www.coralleisure.ie/

Dundalk Ice Rink
Dundalk Ice Dome, Ireland?s first indoor, Olympic size ice rink. The 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art venue is the first building of it’s kind in the Republic Of Ireland. Dundalk Ice Dome is totally committed to catering for the interests and aspirations of the whole community, offering recreational skating, ice hockey leagues, Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey sessions, figure skating, kiddies parties, corporate events and bumper cars on ice.
Website: www.dundalkicedome.com

Rally School Ireland
Rally School Ireland offers an experience so unique, that no matter how many times you visit and whatever your ability, excitement and action are guaranteed every time. Rally School Ireland aim to make your experience legendary – something you can talk about again and again.
Rally School Ireland, Gola, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan Phone:047 89098 Fax: 047 89223
Email: info@rallyschoolireland.ie Website: Rallyschoolireland.ie

Horse Riding
There are two major equitation centres: the Greystones Equestrian Centre in the quiet village of Glaslough and Carrickmacross Equitation Centre where riders of all standards can enjoy excellent facilities. Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland. email: info@castleleslie.com telephone: +353-47-88109 fax: +353-47-88256 Website:Greystones Equestrian Centre

Rossmore Golf Club
Rossmore Golf Club was designed by Des Smyth. It is a scenic course and presents a challenging Par 70 featuring trees, ponds and rivers. Cootehill Road, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone: (047) 81316

The Heritage Centre,
St Louis Heritage Centre tells the story of the Sisters worldwide through artefacts, memorabilia, models, pictures and records. On display is some beautiful Carrickmacross Lace. St Louis Convent, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone: (047) 83529 Fax:(047) 84907 Email:stlouisheritage@eircom.net

Monaghan County Museum
Monaghan County Museum exists to collect, preserve and display the heritage of the county. Archaeology, Local history, Folk life, Crafts, Transport, Coinage and Industry are among the principal areas of interest. 1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone: (047) 82928 Fax:(047) 71189 Email: comuseum@monaghancoco.ie website: Monaghan County Museum

The Garage Theatre
The Garage Theatre presents a diverse and inspiring year-round programme of drama, dance, music and comedy to the widest possible audience. St. Davnet’s Complex, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone:(047) 81597 Fax:(047) 81564 Email: info@thegaragetheatre.com website: garagetheatre.com

The Diamond Screen Cinema
Four screen cinema. Check local press for up-to-date screenings. The Diamond, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone: (047) 84755 website: diamondmonaghan.com

Escarmouche Paintball
Paintball for groups – social and corporate. Based in a beautiful forest setting, two teams compete to capture flags and bases. Players are equipped with the latest weaponry and safety equipment. Ten game scenarios to test mental ability and stamina. Rossmore Forest Park, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone:(0044) 7774 636254 Email:mark@escarmouche.com Website:www.escarmouche.com

Monaghan Valley Pitch and Putt
Challenging 18-hole Pitch & Putt Course on 10 acre picturesque setting. Within walking distance of Monaghan Town. Operates on a Pay and Play basis. Clubs supplied. Special Group Rates. Killygowan, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. Telephone: (047) 84928 Fax:(047) 83553 Email:coyle@indigo.ie

Rossmore Forest Park
Forest and lakeside walks; nature trails; viewing points; picnic areas; toilets and car park. Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan Telephone:(047) 81968 website: monaghan-outdoors.com

Monaghan Tourist Office
Monaghan Tourism, M:TEK Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan, Ireland. Tel. 047 71818. Fax. 047 84786 website: monaghantourism.ie

Monaghan Bus Eireann Station
North Road, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan Telephone: (047) 82377

The Market House
The Market House holds arts events such as exhibitions, musical performances, readings, workshops and rehearsals. The Venue has seating for 90 people. The opening hours are from 12pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. Doors open at 8.30 on the nights of performances. Tickets for performances can be purchased at the Market House during opening hours, or will be available at the door on the night, provided the event is not sold out. The building is a non-smoking area and has access for people with disabilities. The Market House, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan Telephone:(047) 71114 Fax:(047) 71113 Email:info@monaghanartsoffice.org Website:www.themarkethouse.ie

Monaghan Shopping Centre
The premier shopping Centre in the North East, the Monaghan Shopping Centre offers a unique blend of quality stores. As you stroll through our 26 stores you will enjoy the selection and widest choice in Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Giftware, Restaurants, Household Furnishings, Health & Beauty, Electrical, Flowers, Books, Music and Sports Equipment. website: Monaghan Shopping Centre

Hope Castle and Lough Muckno Leisure Park
Situated in a magnificent 900 acres of parkland, where the visitor can partake in the following activities: Waterskiing, Golf, Fishing, Tennis, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Horseriding. Hope Castle Bar and restaurant. Joan Mangan, Castleblayney
Monaghan. Phone:+353 42 46356 website: Lough Muckno Leisure Park:

10 Pin Bowling Alley
10-pin Bowling Centre. 8 Automatic Lanes. Latest Scoring. Games Area. Monaghan Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan Telephone: (042) 9749944