Cottages in Monaghan

The self catering holiday homes and cottages that we offer in Monaghan take full advantage of its unique scenic beauty.

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, and equisite technique used in royal wedding dresses over many centuries; round towers, historic houses and drumlin-dotted landscape which inspired the poems of Patrick Kavanagh.

Notable mountains include  Slieve Beagh (on the Tyrone and Fermanagh borders), Mullyash Mountain and Coolberrin Hill (214 m, 702 ft). Lakes include Lough AvaghonDromore LoughDrumlona LoughLough Egish, Emy Lough, Lough Fea, Inner Lough (in Dartrey Forest), Muckno Lough and White Lough. Notable rivers include the River Fane (along the Louth border), the River Glyde (along the Louth and Meath borders), the Ulster Blackwater (along the Tyrone border) and the Dromore River (along the Cavan border, linking Cootehill to Ballybay).

Monaghan has a number of forests, including Rossmore Forest and Dartrey Forest. Managed by Coillte since 1988, the majority of trees are conifers. Due to a long history of intensive farming and recent intensive forestry practices, only small pockets of native woodland remain.