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Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Carrickmacross (Irish: Carraig Mhacaire Rois) is an attractive town in County Monaghan, whose translated name means "The Rock of the Wooded Plain". It is a market town which developed around a Castle built by the Earl of Essex in 1630. The Convent of the St. Louis Nuns now stands on the original castle site.

One of the most imposing buildings in the town is the Roman Catholic Church which was completed in 1866. Of particular significance in the church are the ten beautiful stained-glass windows which were designed by the renowned artist Harry Clarke in 1925. Carrickmacross was the birthplace of poet Patrick Kavanagh.

There is coarse fishing in the lakes near by. The exquisite Carrickmacross lace, which gained the town a great reputation, is still for sale at a local convent.
 

Gardens

Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda County Louth
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Beaulieu is a very special place, remarkable for its age, its history, and the fact that the same family have lived in the house ever since it was completed in 1666. The enclosed garden dates from a few decades later may have been designed by the ...
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Golf

Dundalk Golf Club - Blackrock Dundalk County Louth Ireland
Dundalk Golf Club
Blackrock, Co. Louth
Course Type: Parkland
Founded in 1905, Dundalk is unquestionably one of Ireland's finest parkland layouts. Set above the village of Blackrock, the course offers magnificent views of the nearby Cooley and Mourne mountains, the Irish Sea and Dundalk Bay. Hosting Nati ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Tankardstown House & Cottages
Slane, Co. Meath
Tricia and and Brian Conroy’s magnificent Georgian country house with cottages is available to hire for an exclusive stay or to host a private house party (maximum sixty guests). Set in parkland near the charming village of Slane in Coun ...
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Dundalk Farmers Market - County Louth - Fridays
Dundalk Farmers Market

The Square, Dundalk, County Louth - Fridays 10am-2pm.

Contact: Peter Thomas - 087 277 8538
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Tourist Attractions

Old Mellifont Abbey - Drogheda County Louth Ireland
Old Mellifont Abbey
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Mellifont Abbey resides on the banks of the River Mattock and was the first Cistercian monastery to be built in Ireland, founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh. The Abbey became the model for other Cistercian abbeys built in Ireland, with it ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, downstream from the town of Drogheda, Beaulieu was one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. It was built in the Dutch style between 1660 and 1666 for Sir Henry Tichbourne, of whom the present ...
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