Carrickmacross Lace is a delicate and enchanting Irish craft dating back to 1820. This tradition is now carried on by the Carrickmacross Lace Co-op, in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. This distinctive lace is expertly hand stitched with designs that please both the eyes and the senses. Your Carrickmacross Lace will become treasures to be passed on to future generations. Carrickmacross Lace is versatile, beautiful and imbedded with the romance of history. Carrickmacross Lace will add softness and elegance to any home. International designers as well as royalty have commissioned Carrickmacross Lace, from Queen Victoria to the present day royalty. The international fashion designers, the Emmanuelles, used Carrickmacross Lace on the late Princess Diana’s Wedding dress.
Patrick Kavanagh Centre
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre preserves, interprets, and celebrates the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh and the surrounding environment through collections, exhibitions, research and events that embrace the area’s evolution and spirit.
Open Monday – Friday
Normal opening hours are 10am until 4.30pm (last booking 3.30pm).
Currently Open Tuesday – Friday until April.
Opening hours subject to changes to public health guidelines.
Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment. Contact 042 9378560 for details.
Dún an Rí Forest Park
Tin Church Laragh
Constructed of tin, St. Peter’s Tin Church, Laragh is one of a kind in Co. Monaghan and unique on the island of Ireland for its quirky design and carefully considered features. St. Peter’s of historic Laragh Village is literally built on a rock, in a beautiful woodland setting amongst the ferns and ivy. It is anecdotally said that its Swiss-Gothic hybrid style was applied by the mill owner and his wife following their honeymoon in Switzerland – its site carefully chosen to mimic that found in the Swiss Alps. St. Peter’s Tin Church, Laragh was deconsecrated in the 1950s, was restored by the local community and proudly re-opened in 2014. It is a very popular venue for intimate music recitals, lunchtime dramas, wedding photography, trad sessions, vintage displays, touring choral group performances, harvest banquets, etc. Aside from scheduled events, the Tin Church attracts a steady flow of visitors to this very rural area in Co. Monaghan
The Tin Church is open to the public and free to visit 7 days a week from 10am-6pm (including Bank Holidays)
St. Josephs Church Harry Clarke Windows
In the summer of 1924 Harry received a commission for a two-light window for St. Joseph’s church at Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The St. Ceara window completed in 1925 is the only Carrrickmacross window to have been completely designed and partly created by Harry Clarke. The windows depicting Saint Dympna, Saints Macartan and Tigernach, and Saints Fachnea and Enda were supervised by Harry.