Places of Interest
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has transformed itself into one of the most elegant and exciting cities in Europe. Visit the iconic City Hall, with its stunning Baroque features, the Shankill and Falls Roads and the more sedate Queen’s Quarter. Another must-see is the Titanic Quarter, one of Europe’s most exciting waterfront developments, centred upon former shipbuilding land from which vessels such as SS Canberra and the world’s most famous passenger ship, RMS Titanic, were launched.
is one of Europe’s oldest cities, yet it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and a host of activities and attractions, including splendid shops and an impressive selection of historical treasures. An enjoyable and relaxing way to see the city is on an open-top bus tour, conducted by good-humoured local drivers. Also worth a visit is Dublin’s City Hall, with an interactive exhibition of the ‘Story of the City’, or journey into the heart of one of Ireland’s most iconic brand names at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. Those seeking peace and quiet may wish to take a stroll around one of the capital’s attractive parks and gardens.
lies just across the border from Monaghan and is an area marked by 6.500 years of history. One of Ireland’s oldest cities, it was the ancient capital of Ulster and the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, also known as the ‘city of St Patrick’. Modern Armagh is no less awe-inspiring, with architectural treasures such as the two St Patrick’s cathedrals (one Roman Catholic and one Church of Ireland) and Ardress House, a former 17th century farmhouse remodelled in the Georgian style. Also worth a visit is the Navan Centre, which interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.
is a pretty market town situated in the south east corner of the county, which developed around a castle built by the Earl of Essex in 1630. Notable buildings in the town include the 19th century Roman Catholic church, the 18th century St Finnbarr’s Protestant church with its magnificent steeple, the Courthouse and the historic Magheross church. All of these buildings feature in the Carrickmacross Heritage Trail. The town is also home to the world famous Carrickmacross Lace.
takes its name from the Blayney family who arrived here in the early 17th century. The town lies on the shores of Lake Muckno, which is the largest lake in the county and is set in 900 acres of beautiful parkland. The town has strong connections with music and has produced many local well-known artists. There is also an impressive golf course set in the stunning surroundings of the park.
is a town of unique character surrounded by rolling hills, serene lakes and wetlands. The town boasts fine buildings and attractive shops, a legacy from its linen and horse fair days. Ballybay’s biggest feature is its lakes and rivers, recommended by anglers worldwide. The Wetland Centre is a regionally important site for wintering migratory birds and a year-round refuge for a wide variety of waterfowl.
is a small town located in the west of the county. The town has a number of historical sites; the ruins of the Motte and Bailey fort, which was constructed at the turn of the 13th century and the nearby 12th century abbey, with its unusual feature of a Celtic Cross sculpted in relief on the Northern Wall are two examples of the sites which feature on the Clones Heritage Trail. The town also boasts an 18 hole golf course set in beautiful parkland.