Carrickmacross Vacations

Carrickmacross is a popular place for visitors to explore while in Monaghan, Ireland, a city of 6,000 residents. The area is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest of Dublin Airport, and only 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the city's central business district area.

Carrickmacross is close to a range of colorful Monaghan’s well-known sights. The Carrickmacross Lace Gallery and the Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre are amongst the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also worth checking out are the Lough an Leagh Mountain and Cuchulainn Castle.

Holiday makers in Carrickmacross, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will love the nearby museums and theaters. Take the time to see some of the inspiring museums here such as the Kells Heritage Centre in Kells. Book seats for a live performance at the Ramor Theatre in Virginia.

If you are searching for family activities head to the various child-friendly attractions. Bring the kids to a trip to the Wildlife and Heritage Centre, and see some unique wildlife.

When it’s time escape the city, visit the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the scenic city parks such as Oriel Park in Dundalk.

Make sure that you set aside some time to view the popular places of interest in and around Monaghan. Jumping Church in Drogheda offer those exploring Monaghan a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.

To get active in nature, tee off at the Dundalk Golf Club in Dundalk, the Headfort Golf Club in Kells and the Killinbeg Golf Club.

Watch much-loved sporting heroes, the Meath GAA, take on their rivals in the nearby Pairc Tailteann, Navan. On weekends the stadium is filled with green and gold, as Gaelic football fans join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.

To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about booking your accommodation at one of the area’s many accommodation options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Crowne Plaza Dundalk, the Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt, and the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.

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