Online Exhibitions

Monaghan County Museum staff have created numerous successful exhibitions on the history and prehistory of the county over recent years and many of these have gone on to tour around Monaghan and indeed further afield.

In keeping with the museum's mission statement of bringing the story of Monaghan to as wide an audience as possible, some of the most popular exhibitions have been reformatted and are now available to download.

Simply click on one of the links below and take an online tour through some of the fascinating stories this unique county has to tell.

The download may take a few moments depending on your connection speed.


Life & Death in Monaghan

Life & Death in Monaghan (Adobe PDF, 4,225kb)

This exhibition, which was co-sponsored by the National Roards Authority, chronicles the story of some of the earliest settlers in Monaghan from approx. 4500BC onwards. It is based on the results from excavtions prior to the construction of the N2 Carrickmacross bypass.

Magic Miles in Monaghan

Magic Miles in Monaghan (Adobe PDF, 5,708kb)

This wonderfully colourful and nostalgic display tells the story of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and the dramatic affect it had on the lives of the people of Monaghan over the hundred years of it's existence from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s.

Seen but not heard

Seen but not heard (Adobe PDF, 11,122kb)

Told through the experiences of children young and old, this exhibition tells the story of the changing role of children in Irish society over the last century. This exhibition was a joint initiative beetween the 13 local authority museums in the Republic of Ireland that make up th Local Authority Museums Network (LAMN).