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Monaghan County Museum
Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan
Family friendly
Rainy days
Visit Monaghan County Museum in Monaghan Town, established almost 50 years ago. Monaghan County Museum was the first Local Authority funded museum in Ireland, opening in 1974 and proud to be part of the community.

Monaghan County Museum in Monaghan Town is a treasure trove of local history dating back to before the first settlers. Explore how geography, conflict and trade have shaped the county as it is today.

Exquisite examples of linen and lace illustrate the rich textile heritage of the county and the skill of the makers.

Learn about local and national heroes from the War of Independence to the Grand Slam Six Nations Rugby Championship.

Monaghan County Museum is a designated museum by the National Museum of Ireland and houses a large archive of photographs, documents and several online exhibitions.

Located on the southern side of the border with Northern Ireland, Monaghan County Museum is within a 2 hour journey to Dublin or Belfast by bus or car.

Tips from locals

Go to see the impressive Rossmore Monument and meeting place in the centre of Monaghan Town.

Contact details
1 Hill St, Mullaghmonaghan, Monaghan, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes here.

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