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, in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. This distinctive lace is expertly hand stitched with designs that please both the eyes and the senses. Your Carrickmacross Lace will become treasures to be passed on to future generations.
Monaghan Visitor Attractions
Lough Muckno Leisure Park Monaghan was established in the 1980's and has hosted national and international competitions, most notably the European Waterski Championships. The three classic Waterski disciplines Slalom, Jump and Tricks have been enhanced by the addition of Wakeboarding at the club. Located in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, approximately 100 km from both Dublin and Belfast. Lough Muckno Waterski + Wakeboard Club can boast the most scenic ski site in Ireland and is unrivalled in its close proximity (500m) to the town. Nestled amongst the beautiful and picturesque Muckno Forest Park.
Established by Monaghan County Council in 1974 Monaghan County Museum was established to to provide an education and leisure service for County Monaghan and to collect, preserve and display the heritage of the County. Archaeology, local history, folk life, crafts, transport, coinage and industry are among the principal areas of interest. The unique 14th Century Cross of Clogher and the fine collection of early medieval crannog artefacts are among the best items in the museum.
Patrick KavanaghThe Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre, Inniskeen, Monaghan houses exhibitions on local history and on Patrick 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.
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church was designed by J.J. McCarthy, one of the foremost architects of the second half of the 19th Century in Ireland.