Monaghan County Museum

Location: Monaghan

Monaghan County Museum opened its doors to the public in 1974 becoming the first full time staffed, local authority funded museum in the Republic of Ireland. The Museum has been widely acclaimed for its commitment in displaying Monaghan’s rich culture and heritage.  The Museum was originally housed in the Courthouse in the centre of town; however following a fire which gutted the building in 1981 the collection was rescued and temporarily moved to the Christian Brothers Secondary School.  It was stored there temporarily and a limited display was continued until the move to Hill Street in August 1986.  The Gallery held temporary displays until the fully refurbished museum was opened in June 1990 by Dr Patrick Hillery then President of Ireland.  The building was originally two large town houses; however it underwent extensive reconstruction and now offers a unique experience to visitors as they explore the history of the county in the permanent exhibition galleries.

The museum is recognised as one of the leading provincial museums in Ireland.

Address:  1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan