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Monaghan Town
Muineachán
Coat of arms of Monaghan Town
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
54°14′53″N 6°58′15″W / 54.247926, -6.970825
Irish Grid Reference
H668338
Statistics
Province: Ulster
County: County Monaghan
Elevation: 71 m (232 ft)
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
5,717 
219

Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) is a town in the Republic of Ireland, the administrative capital of County Monaghan. Monaghan's population at the 2006 census stood at 7,811 (including rural area). Monaghan is a variant of the Gaelic manacháin, meaning little monk,[1], and may refer to the following: // County Monaghan, a county in Ulster province, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Image File history File links Monaghancrest. ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links Ireland_map_County_Monaghan_Magnified. ... GPS redirects here. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist, while several county names have changed. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Monaghan Code: MN Area: 1,294 km² Population (2006) 55,816 Website: www. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Monaghan Code: MN Area: 1,294 km² Population (2006) 55,816 Website: www. ...

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Name and arms

The name derives from a diminutive plural form of the Irish word muine meaning "brake" (a thickly overgrown area) or sometimes "hillock". The county council's preferred interpretation is "land of the little hills", a reference to the numerous drumlins in the area. In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Drumlin in Cato, New York Drowned drumlin in Clew Bay Drumlin at Withrow Moraine and Jameson Lake Drumlin Field National Natural Landmark A drumlin (Irish droimnín, a little hill ridge) is an elongated whale-shaped hill formed by glacial action. ...


Another translation of the name splits the Irish name into "Muine Acháin" - with "acháin" meaning field. With this separation, and depending on the interpretation of "muine", "Muine Acháin" could be translated to "bushy (over-grown) field" or "hilly field".


The coat of arms of Monaghan town features a red hand on a shield on a tower. It might be reasonable to think that the red hand here is the hand of the O'Neill family since the Battle of Clontibret between the forces of Hugh O'Neill and the English Crown was fought in northern Monaghan in May 1595. Only a specialist in heraldry could confirm this but it could have been created or added on to an existing coat of arms after the battle[citation needed].


Town Layout

The centre of the town is made up of four interconnecting squares: Market Square (or Street), Church Square, The Diamond, and Old Cross Square. Sited in Market Square is the Market House (built 1792), now an art gallery. The County Museum, which has won the Council of Europe Award for its display of history and archaeology, is located nearby. 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Anthem Ode to Joy (orchestral)  ten founding members joined subsequently observer at the Parliamentary Assembly observer at the Committee of Ministers  official candidate Seat Strasbourg, France Membership 47 European states 5 observers (Council) 3 observers (Assembly) Leaders  -  Secretary General Terry Davis  -  President of the Parliamentary Assembly Rene van der Linden...


Dating from the 17th century, the oldest remaining architectural feature in Monaghan town is the "Old Cross" - located in Old Cross Square. It is not fully agreed that it is in fact a cross, but may in fact have been a seventeenth century sundial. It was originally in the Diamond, Monaghan Town, the traditional center of the town, and was used as a hiring cross and for the attaching of proclamations. It was moved to its present location in 1876 to allow for the construction of the Rossmore Memorial. For other uses, see Sundial (disambiguation). ...


The Rossmore Memorial in the Diamond was build in 1876 as a memorial to the 4th Baron Rossmore who died after a hunting accident at Windsor Castle in 1874. This Victorian monument is octagonal in shape, with central marble columns supporting a fountain. Around it, the eight gray columns support the pinnacled superstructure which rises to a dome. The dome is surmounted by a spire supported by yet more columns. The letters of Rossmore (also 8 in number) are spaced out around the monument. This article is about the castle in Windsor. ...


Two buildings remain from the 18th century, Aviemore house (1760) on Mill Street and the Market House (1792) on Market square (or street). Also notable is St Macartan's Cathedral with its striking rose window and spire, built between 1861 and 1891. Originally the nave was intended to be 2 bays longer but lack of funds meant that the design was cut back. The building sits on a hill in an imposing site overlooking Monaghan Town. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


History

The Battle of Clontibret between the forces of Hugh O'Neill and the English Crown was fought in northern Monaghan in May 1595. The territory of Monaghan had earlier been wrested from the control of the MacMahon sept in 1591, when the leader of the MacMahons was hanged by authority of the Dublin government; this was one of the events that led to the Nine Years War (Ireland) (1595-1603) and the Tudor re-conquest of Ireland. The Battle of Clontibret (1595) was fought in modern County Monaghan in Ulster in northern Ireland during the Nine Years War, between the crown forces of Queen Elizabeth and the rebel army of Hugh ONeill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone. ... Hugh ONeill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone (c. ... Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta President of France, 1873-1879 Marie Edmé Patrice Maurice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, Marshal of France (July 13, 1808 - October 16, 1893) was a Frenchman of Irish descent. ... The Nine Years War (Irish: Cogadh na Naoi mBliana) in Ireland took place from 1594 to 1603 and is also known as Tyrones Rebellion. ... The Tudor re-conquest of Ireland took place under the English Tudor dynasty during the 16th century. ...


Charles Gavan Duffy, the first premier of New South Wales in Australia, was born in Dublin Street, Monaghan Town on 12th April 1816 Charles Gavan Duffy Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, KBE, KCMG (12 April 1816 - 9 February 1903) Irish nationalist and Australian colonial politician, was the 8th Premier of Victoria and one of the most colourful figures in Victorian political history. ... “NSW” redirects here. ...


On 17 May 1974 seven people died in a terrorist incident in the town when a car bomb exploded during the Friday evening rush hour. This was one of the few incidents in the Republic during The Troubles in Northern Ireland; three other bombs exploded on the same day in Dublin in what became known as the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings. The Loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), claimed responsibility in 1993. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... For other uses, see Car bomb (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Troubles (disambiguation) and Trouble. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings on May 17, 1974 were a series of terrorist attacks on Dublin and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland which left 33 people dead, and almost 300 injured, the largest number of casualties in any single day in The Troubles. ... For other uses, see Loyalist (disambiguation). ... The Ulster Volunteer Force (more commonly referred to as the UVF) is a Loyalist group in Northern Ireland. ...


On the Hill of Lech (or previously Mullach Leaght), the Hill of the Stone was the inauguration stone of the Mac Mahons. Situated three miles south-west of Monaghan, the petrosomatoglyph was last used in 1595, but was destroyed by a farm owner in 1809. This footprint carved into the rock on Dunadd, in Argyll, is linked to the crowning of the Scots kings of Dál Riata. ...


Today

Today the town is a prosperous and growing one[citation needed]. It is a centre for the timber-frame house building industry and has a large furniture manufacturing industry. There is a campaign to boost tourism by reopening the Ulster Canal in a scheme which would eventually allow boats to travel from Northern Irish towns such as Newry and Coleraine by way of Monaghan to places as far south as Limerick as well as to Dublin. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... , Newry (from the Irish: Iúr Cinn Trá meaning The Yew Tree at the Head of the Strand, short form An tIúr, The Yew) is the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland and eighth on the island of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: Coleraine Borough UK Parliament: East Londonderry European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +44 28 Post Town: Coleraine Postal District(s): BT51, BT52 Population (2001) 24,042 Coleraine (from the Irish: Cúil Raithin meaning Ferny corner) is a large town... This article is about the capital of County Limerick in Ireland. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...


Monaghan continues to host one of Ireland's most pretigious and established blues festivals in the country[1]; the Harvest Time Blues Festival. It is hosted every September across Monaghan town. The Harvest Time Blues Festival, the Monaghan Rhythm and Blues Festival, is often referred to as the most pretigious and established blues festival in Ireland[1]. It is also seen as one of the great innovations in Ireland’s calender of niche musical events. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Monaghan Post, 2007-09-06. "Who’s Behind the Blues?"

See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ... Market Houses are a notable feature of many Irish towns with varying styles of architecture, size and ornamentation making for a most interesting feature of the streetscape. ... Monaghan Utd is a Irish football club playing in the Football League of Ireland. ...

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