Things to Do in Monaghan & Carrickmacross

The ideal base to explore all that County Monaghan, Dublin and Northern Ireland has to offer. Treacys Hotel is situated in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East and has a much sought-after location with access to attractions both in the South of Ireland and the North. 


Wildlife Centre

As an education and re-habilitation facility, the Wildlife Centre preserves wildlife by actively educating people to care for our environment, providing rehabilitation for injured or stressed Wildlife and releasing them back into their natural habitats.

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The Patrick Kavanagh Centre

The Centre houses exhibitions on local history and on Kavanagh, a sixty-seat Audio- Visual Theatre, and a Research Library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh's epic poem "The Great Hunger", a miniature model depicting Kavanagh's classic, "A Christmas Childhood", Kavanagh's Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.

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Carrickmacross Lace Gallery

Carrickmacross Lace is a delicate and enchanting Irish craft dating back to 1820. This tradition is now carried on by the Carrickmacross Lace Co-op. This distinctive lace is expertly hand stitched with designs that please both the eyes and the senses. Used by international fashion designers, royalty of past and present have worn this lace from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana of Wales. Your Carrickmacross Lace will become treasures to be passed on to future generations.

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Armagh Planetarium

Uncover the secrets of our skies and outer space at Ireland’s Leading Centre for Astronomical Education. Armagh Planetarium is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment. Established in 1968 its purpose is to bring astronomy to a wider audience and caters for visitors of all ages from infants to elderly people.

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Newgrange is on the north side of the river Boyne, visitors cross the river by pedestrian bridge and take a shuttle bus to Newgrange. There is no direct public access to Newgrange by road, except for mornings around the Winter Solstice, so if using Satellite Navigation, your destination is Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Approx 1 hour and 15 minutes from Monaghan.


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Titanic Experience Belfast

Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.

Make your way through the 9 interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience, explore the symbolism of our iconic building with The Discovery Tour, dine in Bistro 401 or browse for an exclusive gift in our Titanic Store. Walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel - SS Nomadic or immerse yourself in the historic Slipways as you uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

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Giants Causeway

They say the causeway was the work of one giant named Finn McCool. Come and discover for yourself. There are plenty of events on to keep you and your family busy. And the Giant's Causeway, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a haven for walkers and birdwatchers alike. Approx 1hour and 30mins drive from Monaghan.

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Bushmills Distillery

Join us at Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery for the ultimate Bushmills experience. Watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too as we unlock the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish whiskey. Approx 1hour and 30mins drive from Monaghan.

For inquiries please call: +44 (0) 28 207 33218 +44 (0) 28 207 33218

or +44 (0)28 207 33272 +44 (0)28 207 33272


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Dublin City

Ireland’s Capital and the most diverse and culture-rich city in Europe, Dublin City has it all. A mere seventy minutes from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, treat yourself with a trip to some of Ireland’s famous tourist attractions including Guinness Storehouse, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, National Museum of Ireland & Trinity College to name but a few.