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Rossmore Golf Club, County Monaghan

rossmore-golf-club-2-5410039rossmore-golf-club-2-5410039rossmore-golf-club-3-3321711rossmore-golf-club-4-7585425 Rossmore Golf Club, located in the County Monaghan owes its existence to the generosity of Honourable Derrick Warner William, fifth Lord Baron Rossmore. He gifted 65 acres of land on a nominal rent to the citizens of Monaghan town on their insistence. Established in the year 1916, Rossmore Golf Club boasts of existence for over 83 years and is a home to eighteen hole parkland golf course.

This golf course is popular among golf lovers as it encompasses natural beauty of streams, lakes and forest and offers stunning views to the visitors and golfers. Famed Irish professional Des Smyth designed the layout of this course that is known to keep even the accomplished golfers on their toes due to its challenging terrain. Getting an accurate shot can be challenging particularly in the finishing hole as the green is protected by trees and bunkers. This makes it one of the most difficult yet exciting places to visit.

Rossmore Golf Club has been associated with notable golfers like Fred Daly (ex British Open and Ryder Cup), Darren Clarke, and Norman Drew (ex walker and Ryder Cup) among others. It offers great welcome to the societies and individuals alike to come and have fun with their family and friends while chancing upon mesmerizing natural beauty. 

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Shenandoah Stables, County Monaghan

shenandoah-stables-1-6787023shenandoah-stables-1-6787023 Located four kilometers away from the town of Castleblayney in Lough Egish, Shenandoah Stables take complete care of all the equestrian needs. Managed and run by proprietor Tommy McEntee and his team of professionals, the stables offer everything ranging from riding lessons and breeding to livery and schooling. It also boasts of horse schooling, breaking and full riding school facilities that are rendered under the able guidance of trained and qualified instructors. The Shenandoah Stables is equipped with indoor lunge arena along with outdoor floodlit arena, assuring riders a treasured experience. In addition, the Shenandoah Stables has more than sixty beautiful ponies and horses, including the Irish sports horses, Holsteiner, Connemara, Irish Draughts and show ponies.

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County Monaghan

County Monaghan is a beautiful county located in the province of Ulster. Named after the town of Monaghan, it is one of the twenty-six counties in the republic or Ireland. According to the census of 2006, population of the county is 55,816 and it is the smallest county among Ulster.s 9 counties in terms of population and second smallest with respect to size. Monaghan is the fourth smallest both in terms of population and size, among the 26 counties of Ireland.
There is an interesting story behind the emergence of Monaghan as a county.  Apparently, in the year 1585 the son of King Henry VIII, Sir John Perrot, visited the area and met with the Irish chieftains. After their request, a commission was established to divide Ulster. into counties and the kingdom of Airgialla was apportioned to each of the chiefs, consequently Monaghan came into existence. Even today the five divisions of the counties that were left under the control of McKenna chieftans exists, namely Farney, Cremorne, Dartrey, Monaghan, and Truagh.

This County is governed by Monaghan county council having twenty members, consisting of fourwards: Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones and Monaghan. It is also a part of the five seat Cavan-Monaghan constituency in Dail Eireann. The nine member town councils represent the towns of Ballybay, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones and Monaghan, dealing with local matters such as housing provision and facilities. It has been a true republican area and county by heart.

On the border with Tyrone and Fermanagh there are several mountains in the county they are Mullyash Mountain, Slieve Beagh and Coolberrin with a height of 214m. Along with these mountain ranges there are large number of lakes also in this county namely Lough Egish, Lough Fea, Muckno Lough, Lough Avaghon, Drumlona Lough, White Lough and Emy Lough. , Inner Lough in Dartrey Forest. There are several rivers that are flowing and linking to different borders. These are River Fane along the Louth border, the River Glyde along the Louth and Meath borders, the River Blackwater along the border with County Tyrone and Dromore River along the border of County Cavan- linking Cootehill to Ballybay.
By seeing these figures one can easily make out that Monaghan is rich in natural resources including number of natural of forests such as Rossmore Forest, Dartrey Forest and Dún na Rí Forest Park which since 1988 have been managed by Coillte. Most of the trees here are Conifers. There are very small pockets of native woodlands remaining because of such intensive farming and forestry practices.

Reflecting the ancient life and heritage of County Monaghan and the people living there, the Monaghan county museum is known as one of the leading provincial museums in Ireland. It is located in Hill Street, Monaghan town.
Some of the county’s known architectures made in the Georgian and Victorian periods, ranges from the grand public spaces of Church square and the Diamond in Monaghan town to the great country houses  of Lough Fea, Carrickmacross, Hilton Park, Clones and Castle Leslie, Glaslough.

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Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

carrickmacross-0-1667965carrickmacross-0-1667965carrickmacross-1-5365196carrickmacross-2-9936408carrickmacross-4-2699100carrickmacross-5-8644685carrickmacross-6-8110500carrickmacross-8-7593079 Carrickmacross, often written as Carrickmacros, is a town located in County Monaghan in Ireland. It derives its name from the Irish phrase Carraig Mhachaire Rois, which literally means ‘rock of the wooded plain’. Having a population of just 5066 in the 2006 census, it is a market-town that attributes its thriving market to the castle built by the Earl of Essex in the first half of the 17th century. However, in 1866, the town suffered substantially due to the Great Famine and saw huge loss residents owing to emigration.

At the site of the castle now stands The Convent of St. Louis Nuns; the nuns are credited with giving the art of lace-making a new lease of life in this town. This town is well known for the tradition of lacemaking that is prevalent in the city and kept alive by the Carrickmacross Lace Co-operative. The lace that the craftspersons create is preferred by celebrities as well as royalty, including Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. It can be bought at the Gallery Centre located within the town, where demonstrations of the crafting process are also given upon request.

This town is the proud recipient of the highly prestigious European Entente Floral Silver Medal Award, which it won for having the best horticultural display in the international arena. Apart from being endowed with enchanting floral beauty, it is also well known for having various places that can capture a tourist’s imagination. One of the most important places located in this town is the Roman Catholic Church that was built in 1866. Apart from having religious importance, this church is also relevant for tourists as it houses ten beautiful stained-glass windows that were painted by Harry Clarke, the well known artist in 1925.

Tourists who are enamoured with history and heritage will certainly be interested in visiting the Magheross Church, which is situated on the outskirts of the town. Music-lovers turn up at he grave of Patrick Byrne, who was the last prominent advocate of the Gaelic Harp and holds the enviable position of being the first traditional musician of Ireland to be photographed. Tourists are also known to visit places like the Courthouse and the Poor Law Union Workhouse, which has now been restored.

This town is located only an hour away from major Irish cities of Dublin and Belfast, from where travellers take commute to see the activities of the Carrickmacross Emmets, the local Gaelic football and hurling club. This town also has a dedicated Scout Club and a Cycling Club, both of which are well known for promoting competitive spirit and sportsmanship. Apart from these, aerobics, basketball and athletics are highly popular at the local leisure clubs.

It has an infrastructure that can support a multitude of tourists with utmost ease, which is why it is heavily visited by numerous people throughout the year. Carrickmacross has been twinned with the city of Carhaix, Brittany, Ireland since 1993, which makes it one of the cities having a sister town in Ireland.

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