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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

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.  The perfect way to enjoy the Monaghan countryside, the walk mixes gentle sloping hill gradients with flat stretches of open countryside.  There are no long or steep climbs and the route reaches a maximum altitude of 317m at the summit of Mullyash.  The walk from Clontibret to Inniskeen is 33.5 miles / 54 km in length and should be tackled over one or two days.

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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***
The Monaghan Way Walking route is closed annually from midnight on 24 December to midnight on 25 December.

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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