Monaghan Tourism Launches ‘Monaghan Quest’

Monaghan Tourism Launches ‘Monaghan Quest’

Laragh ChurchCountywide Quiz With Hundreds of Euro Worth Prizes Up for Grabs

Monaghan Tourism has come up with a novel way to attract visitors this summer, at the same time encouraging locals to get out and about and explore the county in full.

The Monaghan Quest – open to all – is a series of 20 questions covering heritage sites, outdoor spaces and attractions throughout the county, with hundreds of Euro worth of prizes up for grabs for those who complete the quiz.

The answers to most of the questions can only be found by visiting the attractions themselves, and the competition will run throughout the month of August, giving plenty of time for participants to explore within safe social distancing parameters.

MonaghanTownKids are encouraged to get involved, too, via the ‘Monaghan Mini Quest’, which comprises 10 questions.

In addition, bonus ‘spot challenges’ will be released via Monaghan Tourism social media channels over the course of the month.

“This is a fantastic incentive for everybody – whether young or old, from near or far – to get out and about and discover the wonderful attractions, outdoor spaces and heritage sites we have here in County Monaghan. The tourism and hospitality industry is going through a particularly tough time and every cent spent in here the county can make all the difference. I hope as many people as possible can join the Quest and show their support,” said Monaghan County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Colm Carthy.

Ulster Canal Stores Visitor Centre new image provided by Ulster Canal StoresSample Quest questions include:

* What is written on the plaque beside “Big Tom’s” statue in Market Square in Castleblayney?

* What piece of clothing is found on the Mannequin in the Carrickmacross Lace Gallery?

With new attractions including the state-of-the-art Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Carrickmacross Lace Gallery and towering giant sculptures at Rossmore Forest Park, Monaghan is the perfect destination for a crowd-free short break. Monaghan is an easy day trip, too, with the south of the county just an hour’s drive from Dublin.

To download entry sheets and view terms and conditions, visit

Direct link:

Follow @MonaghanTourism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for Quest hints and tips plus details of spot challenges as they are revealed.

The Lace Gallery Interior#MyMonaghan #MonaghanQuest


1st prize €300 town vouchers; 2nd prize €200 town vouchers; 3rd prize €100, town vouchers with additional €100 town vouchers up for grabs via ‘spot challenges’ which will be released via Monaghan Tourism social media channels (@MonaghanTourism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) throughout the month of August, 2020.

The Monaghan Mini Quest prize is a €50 town voucher.

Entries must be submitted by midnight on 31st August 2020 and winners will be selected at random by Monaghan Tourism shortly thereafter.

pkc stills 77Town vouchers for the town of your choice (Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Monaghan Town) can be redeemed at most of the towns’ shops, restaurants and hotels, so top prizes would more than cover the cost of a meal out or night away, for example.

Monaghan Tourism is open for business. To the check opening times of attractions and Covid-related safety measures, visit

View accommodation offers for Summer 2020 at


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