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Popular Attractions in Castleblayney

Big Tom Statue

Are you a country music lover? Your stay at The Haggard self catering accommodation would not be complete without a stopover at the Big Tom Statue located at Castleblayney Market House. There is also an opportunity to visit his memorial garden and graveside in Oram village which is less than a 10min drive from The Haggard.

Íontas Theatre

The ‘Íontas Theatre, Arts & Community Resource Centre’ in Castleblayney is a state of the art 310-seater theatre which showcases a variety of drama, comedy, music, dance performances etc., all year round. There are many fun activities for kids and adults alike. Check out their website to find out what’s on during your stay in Castleblayney. Check out upcoming events HERE

GR8 Entertainment Bowling

Castleblayney is one of the few towns in the Country which can boast of its very own 10 Pin Bowling facility. In addition, it has a 10,000 sq. ft soft-play area which is equipped with a 3 tier climbing frame, slides, ball polls and toddler play area.


Concra Wood Golf and Country Club is an 18 hole par 72 championship course located on the outskirts of Castleblayney just 2.5 km from The Haggard. The Country Club has a bar and restaurant and was designed by Christy Connor Senior and Junior and opened in 2008.

Lough Muckno Leisure Park

The Haggard Self Catering accommodation is just 1.5 km from the magnificent Lough Muckno Park which is set on 900 acres of wooded country with many activities including nature walks/trails, fishing, water sports and picnic areas.

Rural Setting

This self-catering accommodation is in a rural setting set among the rolling drumlins of County Monaghan which offers stunning views overlooking the Drumlins of Monaghan. The Haggard is located on grounds close to the former railway line that serviced the GNR. The BLUEBELL WALK (pictured above) is a beautiful 340 meters long trail in Lough Muckno Park.

Music Wall of Fame

Castleblayney often described as the Nashville of Ireland was the birthplace of many household music artists. Pay a visit to the Music Wall of Fame which gives the history of the musical heritage from the local area. Included you will find information on Big Tom, Paddy Cole, Anna Mc Goldrick and many more. The wall is located beside the Glencarn Hotel.

Angling Fishing

County Monaghan as a fishing destination with over 130 lakes appears in the top 10 angling locations in the Country and the Haggard accommodation is located in close proximity to the popular  Lough Muckno which is the largest lake in County Monaghan.

Things to do in Monaghan!

The Monaghan Way Walk

The Monaghan Way is a long-distance walking route that explores just some of county Monaghan’s rich heritage. The walk is a stimulating combination of quiet country roads, cross-country trekking, riverside walkways and lakeshore approaches.

Abba Tribute Night comes to Monaghan – 31st May 2024

The Bjorn Identity hailing from Northern Ireland, have become one of the most sought-after tribute shows in Europe. Following recent tours of Germany & Austria they return for yet another smash-hit Abba night, delivering a brand new show, celebrating the Swedish pop phenomenon’s legendary night with a special 50th Anniversary Concert.
The Bjorn Identity and their 7pc band perform a 2-hour LIVE show pack in all of ABBA’s greatest hits and much more; sure to impress even the most die-hard of Abba fans.
Appearing at:
Garage Theatre 31 MAY 2024
Tickets: €27.50