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 Monaghan Way Walk is closed annually from 12 midnight on December 24 to 12 midnight December 25.
The Monaghan Way (Irish: Slí Mhuineacháin) is a 64-kilometre long linear walk, and begins in Monaghan Town and ends in Inniskeen. It is typically completed in three days. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Monaghan County Council and the Monaghan Way Committee.
The trail begins in Monaghan Town and travels east towards Castleblayney, via Castleshane and Clontibret. From Castleblayney the route passes Lough Muckno and Lough Ross before following the alignment of a disused railway line along the River Fane to reach the end at Inniskeen.
For further information on route: http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Monaghan-Way/24/