Monaghan County Museum, established almost 50 years ago, is the first local authority-funded museum in Ireland, and it's proud to be part of the community.
The museum is a treasure trove of local history, dating back to before the first settlers. Discover how geography, conflict, and trade have shaped the county as it is today. From exquisite examples of linen and lace, showcasing the county's rich textile heritage, to displays highlighting local and national heroes from the War of Independence to the Grand Slam Six Nations Rugby Championship, there is something for everyone.
One of the highlights of the museum is its archive of photographs, documents, and several online exhibitions. As a designated museum by the National Museum of Ireland, Monaghan County Museum houses an extensive collection of artefacts that are essential to understanding the history and culture of the county.
Monaghan County Museum is within a two-hour journey to Dublin or Belfast by bus or car. So, whether you are a history buff or just looking for an interesting day out, the museum is a must-see attraction.
Don't forget to take a stroll through the centre of Monaghan Town to see the impressive Rossmore Monument and meeting place, as recommended by locals.