Local Area Information

Mullaghanee House is located in beautiful rural Monaghan, just 3 km from the town of Castleblayney.

County Monaghan is Ireland’s best-kept secret. It’s home to Lough Muckno, a world-class centre for angling and wakeboarding; Clones Lace and Carrickmacross Lace, an exquisite technique used in royal wedding dresses over many centuries; round towers, historic houses and the drumlin-dotted landscape which inspired the poems of Patrick Kavanagh.

Within easy reach is the whole of Ireland's Ancient East, 1hr 15 minutes will have you in either Dublin or Belfast and the amazing Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) is only 45 minutes away. but we are very proud of our little town and would really recommend you take some time during your stay to experience what Castleblayney has to offer. 

Why not plan your trip around one of our annual festivals such as the Castleblayney Drama Festival, the Castleblayney Music Festival, or even the Big Tom Memorial Weekend. While you are here, play a picturesque round of golf at the Concra Wood Golf and Country Club. See the impressive Hope Castle, an 18th century stately house and soak up the stunning views of Lough Muckno. Go wakeboarding on the lake, fish along its banks, or give clay pigeon shooting a go at the nearby Lough Mourne Shooting Grounds.

Then when the sun goes down, sample some of our fantastic pubs and restaurants, including the Glencarn Hotel, famous nationwide as a meca for country music fans.

Here is a small selection of the many activities and local attractions around Castleblayney and in County Monaghan.

Monaghan Tourist Office


Tourism Office
Monaghan County Council
The Glen
Co. Monaghan

Tel: +353 47 73718

Monaghan Tourism have recently launched their new website and have a wide range of itineraries and activities, places to stay and dine. This is your one stop shop for all to do in County Monaghan on your vacation!


Iontas Castleblayney


Íontas Arts & Community Resource Centre is a one stop shop centre of excellence – accessible to all regardless of background, race, religion, gender and age.

The aim of Iontas is to provide, promote and foster the vision and the space for initiative and innovation in personal and community development. This happens through all kinds of educational, creative and artistic endeavours.

Íontas offers the space to host a whole range of courses which benefit the individual both personally and socially, to ensure that no person need feel excluded and marginalized by society – every single person who steps through the door of this Íontas is made to feel important and special and everyone who works in this building strives to ensure that we have something to offer everyone.

Iontas Centre



Co. Monaghan


Tel: 042 9753400 Email: info@iontascastleblayney.ie

Castleblayney Outdoor Adventure Centre

Castleblayney Outdoor Adventure Centre is located in the beautiful surroundings of Muckno Lake and wooded parklands.

The Centre is ideally located to suit the many water sports and outdoor activities programmes on offer. Under the guidance of experienced professional instructors, tuition is provided in water-sports such as Sailing, Stand Up Paddling, Wind-surfing, Kayaking/Canoeing, as well as a variety of other outdoor activities including Orienteering, Rope-assisted tree-climbing, Cycling and Team-Building.

The aim of Castleblayney OAC is to welcome people of all ages and abilities and encourage all to experience the thirll and challenge of high-quality outdoor learning in a safe, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Lough Muckno Park,


Co. Monaghan


Tel: +353 87 391 7459

Lough Muckno Leisure Park

Lough Muckno Leisure Park in Castleblayney was originally part of the estate of the Blayney family from whom the town of Castleblayney takes its name. The twelfth Lord Blayney, the last to hold the title, sold the estate in 1853 to Henry Thomas Hope, after whom Hope Castle is named.

Hope gave his name to the internationally known Hope Diamond, which had been cut from the Tavernier, the largest blue diamond in the world. The diamond had formed part of the French Crown Jewels but was stolen during the French Revolution. It later turned up at an auction in London and was bought by Henry Thomas. It was reputed to be unlucky however and Henry Thomas disposed of it in 1867.

The Hope family had fallen on lean times by 1916 and sold out to return to England. Hope Castle now houses a restaurant and lounge and the grounds of the estate now form the wonderfully scenic Lough Muckno Leisure Park.

Look Out For
Follow the forest trails or enjoy the spectacular views over the lake.

Walking Trails, Fishing, Nature Walks and Picnic area.

Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Opening Times
Open all year

Admission Charges
No admission fee

Monaghan County Museum

1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan
Monaghan County Museum 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.

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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.

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