Monaghan is a traditional market town that is currently undergoing a renaissance. Previously fueled by furniture manufacturing, the town and hinterland has diversified to become a hotbed of innovation in industry, food and service with a vibrant retail and restaurant sector.


We are a retail, community and service sector driven Town Team that have been developed on a voluntary basis to try and elevate Monaghan to a Regional Destination that highlight the positive aspects of our local Culture, Food, Heritage, Shopping and Service provision. Our goal is to highlight the variety of goods and services that are available locally.

The group has a number of street ambassadors that are located throughout te town. If you have any new ideas, initiatives or suggestions please contact your nearest street ambassador. These volunteers are what keep the Monaghan Town Team moving forward and developing innovative new ways to promote Monaghan. They are also a link for businesses to council.


Deidre Smyth (Smyth Property) - Glaslough Street
Macartan Kierans (Monaghan Boot Co) - Dublin Street
Gemma Mahoney (Hollyblue Boutique) - The Diamond
Richard Gillander (Woodlands Furniture) - North Road
Oliver Martin (Monaghan Shopping Center) - Monaghan Shopping Centre
Grainne Rice (Rocks Stationery) - Park Street & Dawson Street
Paul Bond (Brixworkwear) - Outskirts of Monaghan Town
Paul Lavery (Poc Fada) - Church Square and Mill Street

Community and committee members;

We are committing to delivering successful projects in the following areas:


Monaghan has a lot to offer. Through our Town Team we have been able to kick-off a marketing campaign with the sole purpose of bringing more visitors into our town. The elements of the campaign have included

Shop in Local Posters and Advertisements:
• Website and Social Media: Monaghan Has It
• Promotional videos highlighting the positive aspects of Monaghan Town and District
• Outdoor advertising
• Roadside signage
• Instore posters and stickers


Monaghan Town and District is home to some of the best restaurants in the North East Region. Recently awarded the prestigious Restaurant Association of Ireland Top Ten Food Destination, Monaghan is bustling with trendy, unique and vibrant cafes, restaurants and take away to suit every shoppers needs. With delicious food on the go to fine dining Monaghan truly has it all.

There are countless award winning restaurants that create fabulous dishes that have a distinct terroir and provenance displayed on their menus. These dishes have been masterfully sculpted by some of the top chefs in the region. With a fantastic variety of ethnic, eastern, gastro, Mediterrian, steakhouses and traditional favourites, where else would you choose to dine other than Monaghan!

For those hungry shoppers, Monaghan is brimming with award winning cafes and bistros that will provide warm soothing tea’s, coffees and stunning nourishment in the form of pancakes, Panini’s, soups, salads, scones and for those of you with a sweet tooth cakes and handmade treats.


Monaghan is a hotbed of bars and pubs with a plethora of great live entertainment provided in a number of premises. From traditional to contemporary, pints to cocktails, whatever is your thing, the Bars and Pubs in Monaghan have you covered. There is a fantastic live music scene every weekend or if you are seeking that snug or cozy corner there are countless to choose from!


Monaghan has developed into a real Boutique Town over the past decade with a fantastic selection of Independent and High Street brands all within five minute walking distance of the town centre. There are a several distinct shopping areas including Glaslough Street, Dublin Street, Dawson Street, Church Square, Market Street and the Monaghan Shopping Centre. Shopping in Monaghan is exciting and varied: from luxury goods to quirky finds and with Flemings, we are home to one of the largest independent Department Stores in the North East Region. You can easily spend an hour, an afternoon or a whole day browsing shops in Monaghan.

Aswell as market leading fashion retailers, Monaghan is excellent for hair & beauty, pharmaceuticals, local award winning butchers, shoe shops, giftware, electronics and furniture stores.


Monaghan has a great variety of service providers including, Accountants, Barbers, Beauticians, Cobblers, Council, Designers, Dentists, Doctors, Employment, Hair stylists, Pharmacists, Photographers, Solicitors, Tailors & Veterinary.

Any Queries? Don’t Hesitate? Feel Free to Get in Touch

info@monaghanhasit.ie + 353 47 82079