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Monaghan Way

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Moderate
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Monaghan
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: National Waymarked Trail
Length (Kms): 56.5
Climb (m): N/A
Estimated time: 16hr 40min
Start point: Monaghan Town
Start point grid ref: H 675 336
End point: Inishkeen
End point grid ref: H 935 068
Nearest town to start: Monaghan Town
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheets 28B, 35* (*3.4km), 36** (**ca 3.5km to finish in Inishkeen)
Dogs Allowed: No
Facilities: Parking
At Start - in car parks in Monaghan
At End - on street in Inishkeen
Public transport: At Start: Bus Check with Bus Eireann.
, also McConnon Coaches (047-820200, Collins Coaches (042-9661631) At End:
Map guide available: The Monaghan Way Sli Muineachain - published by Ireland Unwrapped Ltd for Monaghan Way Walks Ltd.


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Description of Trail

County Monaghan is an inland county in the north midlands of Ireland, a rolling landscape of drumlins, lakes, and tiny fields. The Monaghan Way is a 64km-long linear walking route that links Monaghan town with the pretty village of Iniskeen, near the birthplace of poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh, via the town of Castleblaney. The terrain of the first part of the route south from Monaghan consists mainly of a prolonged, 44 kilometres of meandering narrow tarmac side roads and about 9km on main road, but there are a couple of short woodland path and field sections. The remaining 20 km of the route passes through a variety of terrain, including more narrow tarmac roads but with leafy boreens, short lakeside stretches and pleasant stretches along the River Fane and an old disused railway line. The modern town of Monaghan, established in the early 17th century, has some fine buildings, including the 1792 Market House, now the tourist office.

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37 kms or 57% of the Way follows local roads.
***Do not enter farmland with dogs even if on a lead***

Trail management organisation contact details

Monaghan Tourist Office at Monaghan Leisure Complex, Clones Road Monaghan
Tel: + 353 47 81122 (May to October)

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