Attractions in Monaghan & Surrounding Areas

 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 !

St Macartan's Cathedral Monaghan

Saturday 7.00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 10.30am & 12.30pm Mass

Monaghan County Museum

Tel : 047 82928

Sam More Open Farm

Tel : 047 57397

The Wildlife & Heritage Centre

As an education and re-habilitation facility, the Wildlife Centre preserves wildlife by actively educating people to care for our environment, providing rehabilitation for injured or stressed Wildlife and releasing them back into their natural habitats.

Email us:

Call us: 00353 47 80632 or 00353 47 80632


Clontibret, Co Monaghan.


Patrick Kavanagh Centre

The Centre houses exhibitions on local history and on 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.

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre
Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Tel: 042 937 8560 


Carrickmacross Lace Gallery
Tel : 042 9664176

Armagh Planetarium


Newgrange is on the north side of the river Boyne, visitors cross the river by pedestrian bridge and take a shuttle bus to Newgrange. There is no direct public access to Newgrange by road, except for mornings around the Winter Solstice, so if using Satellite Navigation, your destination is Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Approx 1 hour and 15 minutes from Monaghan.




Titanic Belfast

The ultimate Titanic Experience - our White Star Pass provides entry to Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic & the Discovery ... Visitor Information. Titanic Belfast is situated within the heart of Titanic Quarter, just a short walk from Belfast's city centre
Tel: 028 9076 6386
Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9EP

Giant's Causeway

They say the causeway was the work of one giant named Finn McCool.Come and discover for yourself. We have plenty of events on to keep you and your family busy. And the Giant's Causeway, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a haven for walkers and birdwatchers alike. Approx 1hour and 30mins drive from Monaghan.

Tel: 028 2073 1855



44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland  BT57 8SU

Bushmills Distillery

Join us at Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery for the ultimate Bushmills experience. Watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too as we unlock the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish whiskey. Approx 1hour and 30mins drive from Monaghan.
For inquiries please call: +44 (0) 28 207 33218 +44 (0) 28 207 33218
or +44 (0)28 207 33272 +44 (0)28 207 33272
"Old Bushmills" Distillery , 2, Distillery Road , Bushmills , Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland BT57 8XH


(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

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