Monaghan town became a parliamentary borough in 1613, by James I. However, before Monaghan became a Scottish Calvinist town, Celts and pre-Celts settled here, farmed the land, formed a power base and erected their monuments here. Convent Lake, in the grounds of St Louis Convent contains the remains of a crannog which was the stronghold of the MacMahons, the most powerful chieftains on the area. Monaghan was a planned town, with a 17th century market place called The Diamond, and the Courthouse (1830). Also, St Patrick's Church of Ireland Church (1831) Charles Gavin Duffey was born here in 1816. He was one of the leaders of the Young Ireland Movement, and founded "The Nation" - a nationalist newspaper. He later became Prime Minister of Victoria, Australia.

 Activities in Monaghan

Game Fishing
Monaghan Blackwater

Golf Courses
Rossmore Park Golf Club

Quasar And Paintball
Escarmouche Paintball


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