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Monaghan is in County Monaghan.


Get in[edit]

  • Bus Éireann Expressway 32 and X32 provide an express service south to Castleblayney, Carrickmacross, Dublin Airport and Dublin City, and north to Omagh, Strabane, Lifford and Letterkenny, every 2 hours Monday to Sunday.
  • Bus Éireann 175 [dead link] operates southwest to Rockcorry, Cootehill and Cavan, 5 times per day Monday to Friday and 4 times per day Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Local Link 176 [dead link] operates southwest to Threemilehouse, Clones, Scotshouse and Cavan, 5 times per day Monday to Saturday.
  • Bus Éireann 182 [dead link] operates southeast to Castleblayney, Carrickmacross, Ardee, Collon and Drogheda, 7 times per day Monday to Friday and 4 times per day on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Ulsterbus 70 and Goldline Express 270 and 271 operate northeast to Armagh, 4 times per day Monday to Saturday. 2 of these buses (routes 270 and 271) extend to Portadown, Lurgan and Belfast.
  • Goldline Bus 278 runs in university term-time, with one bus Su-F from Monaghan to Armagh, Moy, Dungannon, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Garvagh, Coleraine, Ulster University, Portstewart and Portrush.

Get around[edit]

Map of Monaghan

Local Link Cavan Monaghan operate a frequent town bus service [dead link] in Monaghan, consisting of two routes:

  • Route M1 serves the northern villages of Tydavnet, Scotstown and Ballinode into Monaghan, 7 times per day Monday to Saturday.
  • Route M2 serves the southern villages of Ballybay and Tullycorbet into Monaghan, 5 times per day Monday to Saturday. An extension of route M2 provides a service from Ballybay via Doohamlet to Castleblayney, 4 times per day Monday to Friday and 3 times per day on Saturdays.

Both routes follow the same alignment through the town, serving Monaghan Library, Monaghan Hospital, Monaghan Bus Station and Monaghan Institute, providing a nearly hourly frequency within the town. No town bus service operates on Sundays.

Single fares on the town bus service range between €2.00-€4.00 adult, €1.50-€3.00 student and €1.00-€2.00 child. Return and 7-day tickets are also available.

Route maps, including stop locations, are available by entering the route number into the TFI route mapper.


  • 1 Market House. Completed in 1792 is now an arts venue. Market House, Monaghan (Q6770689) on Wikidata Market House, Monaghan on Wikipedia
  • 2 St Macartan's Cathedral. St Macartan's Cathedral, Monaghan (Q7594083) on Wikidata St Macartan's Cathedral, Monaghan on Wikipedia
  • 3 Rossmore Forest Park. Rossmore Forest Park (Q7369900) on Wikidata Rossmore Forest Park on Wikipedia


  • Garage Theatre, St. Davenets Complex, Armagh Road, Monaghan Town.
  • An Poc Fada, North Rd, Monaghan Town. Live music every weekend.






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