Please click here to see a short video about our fabulous facilities in the 4 Star Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa. You will also see some wonderful ideas for daytrips using Monaghan as the ideal base for your trip. Have FUN !


The 4* Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa are delighted to introduce a series of exciting activty packages, which can include Murder Mystery Week-ends, CSI's, Faulty Towers, Sex And The City, Spa Pamper Breaks, Jungle & Jammies, Cocktails & Dreams, Beauty & Pampering, Golf, Horseriding, Rally Driving, Paint-balling, Skiing, Wake-boarding and Archery. Other activities priced on request.
Please note Hillgrove Hotel also have a games room on site, which includes a Pool Table, Wii Console, Poker Machine and more.


(The Ultimate Rallying Experience)
Duration: 9 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of Rally Driving in three of their fully prepared cars - the front wheel drive Ford Rally KA, rear wheel drive Mark II Ford Escorts (sideways fun!) and the all impressive four wheel drive 325 BHP Subaru Impreza Turbo! Everything included: helmets, rally suits, one-to-one tuition. All packages include three course lunch or gourmet buffet.

Stag or Hen Party Options


2 x stages in our Mark II Ford Escort –

€135 p/p

2 x 6 lap rally stages in our Mark II Escort

1x 6 lap rally stage in our BMW 325i – 

€175 p/p


15 minutes from Hillgrove Hotel
For more details: e or telephone 047 89098

Tayto Park

Family fun day out with plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy which include: Teahouse in the Treehouse, Tayto Factory Tour, Pow Wow Playground, Tiny Taters Patch, Animals, Native American Village and Eagle Sky Adventures.

For more information:

Tel: +353 (0) 18351999


Tanagh Outdoor Adventure CentreActivities include:
Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing Wall, Archery, Obstacle Course, Mud Slide, Orienteering, Jetty Jumping, Team Building, and Banana Boating.
Prices Range from €17 per person for half day to @ €50 per person for full day.
Prices depend on time of booking, size of booking and age.
Dartrey, Rockcorry (Via Cootehill), Co. Monaghan
20 minutes from Hillgrove Hotel
For more details:


Activities include quad biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, rifle shooting and shuffleboard.Prices range from 25 euro to 150 euro.Package deals for adults starting at @ 40 euro.

All activities are competitive and presentation made to winners. Approx 25 minutes drive from the hotel.

Suitable for Children from 7 years old .


Tel: 087 2460742



2 hours: from Approx €75 per person
10 minutes drive from Hillgrove Hotel


From @€40 - €90 (Package starts at €40 and increases if extra paint balls are required)
10 minutes drive from Hillgrove Hotel

Drumlin Trails

Experience the tranquil beauty of Monaghan's magical Drumlin terrain on one of their Rental Bikes. Travel along suggested their suggetsed trails amidst lesser spotted Ulster for a unique and memorable outdoor adverture. 
Regular Bikes €15 per day
Electric Bikes €35 per day. 
Only 10 minutes from Monaghan
Tel 047 88108

Ballybay Wetlands Centre

The Ballybay Wetlands centre is an impressive multi-purpose venue set in the heart of County Monaghan with sweeping views of the surrounding wetlands. They offer a wide variety of activities to tourists visiting the area such as natural wetlands appreciation, peaceful walkways, fishing facilities and bird watching .


Clones Road, Ballybay
Tel : 042 9748022

Mourne Clay Shooting Ground

The core activities are built around various facilities - from air rifle shooting, 4x4 action, clay pigeon shooting, target shooting pistol shooting, to archery and falconry. Mourne Sports provide a variety of outdoor activities that suit everyone needs. Whether you are organising a corporate entertainment / fun day, a stag or hen party or just a group activity day for friends and family, Mourne Sports can provide the ideal location and activities to make your day a memorable one.

Loughmourne Castleblayney

Tel : 042 9745953


Sam Moore Open Farm offers a little more than the usual cows, sheep and horses, it also has alpacas, a miniature horse, and pot belly pigs. Also on the farm are toy machinery to be enjoyed by the children, while the adults can admire the variety of vintage farm machinery.

Sam's old cottage
We give an educational talk and demonstration of the way life used to be.
The Forge
We show where the blacksmith used to work to make all manner of things for the farm including the all important horseshoes.
Nature walk
We will talk you on a 10-15 minute walk where children will be able to see and feed ducks.
The fairy fort and fairy lane
We show the old fairy fort where the fairies used to live and follow their path through the twisty fairy lane
Indoor/outdoor picnic area
We have ample space for your picnic and lunches, our indoor area can seat up to 100 children incase the weather requires.  Tea/Coffee is provided for teachers/carers.
Play area
We have a large play area with bikes, tractors and a sandpit with diggers.  There is also a go kart track for larger kids.

Suitable for Children of all ages.

For more information telephone Seamus at 086-23322601

Blayney Bowl and Party Zone

Castleblayney (15 mins journey) by prior booking.

Tel. (042) 9749944

Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh

Open air museum in Co. Tyrone, the museum tells the story of emigration from Ulster to Americain the 18th & 19th Century and provides visitors with a “living history” experience on it’s outdoor site. Costumed demostrators go about their everyday tasks in traditional manner in authenitically furnished Old andNew WorldBuildings.

Address: 2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Bt785QU

Tel: +44 (0)28 8224 3292

Monaghan Valley Pitch & Putt Club

Tel : 047 84928


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