County Monaghan has 5 towns:
Monaghan Town - is the county town in the north of the county it has a beautiful lake in the centre and a fine diamond Square in the centre to , so typical of Ulster towns. Its an interesting and charming town with a lot to offer including the County Museum.
Castleblaney - is a town in the middle of the county - It has a good selection of bars restaurants and facilities , its also very close to the counties largest lake - Lough Muckno.
Clones - is a Town in the West of the county close to the border with County Fermanagh. It has a 9th Century round tower and high cross.
Ballybay - is a small town in the centre of the county, close to several small lakes.
Carrickmacross - is a town in the south of the county. It is a well known centre for lace-making.
Monaghan County Museum - 1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan Town. It was established by Monaghan County Council in 1974. Its brief is to provide an education and leisure service for County Monaghan and to collect, preserve and display the heritage of the County.
Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre - Iniskeen, Co. Monaghan Parick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre at Inniskeen, celebrates the life and works of the illustrious Monaghan Writer.
St Louis Convent Heritage Centre -
Broad Road, Monaghan Town. The St Louis story is told in the framework of Irish, European and world history, but is particularly linked with Monaghan itself from post famine times.
Monaghan is one of the few Southern counties to suffer mildly in the troubles due to its proximity to Northern Ireland , so the same precaution should be taking here as in Northern Ireland . Avoid politics and religious conversations and also take heed that some areas in Monaghan on the border are republican.