Monaghan Town is the administrative centre for the county of the same name. With a population of about 6,000, it is known for its furniture, poultry and mushroom production.
The architecture of the town buildings is sturdy and elegant. The centre of town is built around a diamond-shaped green, in the manner of most towns established during the Plantation Period of Irish history by English and Scottish settlers.
Market Square is dominated by the Georgian era structure of Market House, which now serves as an arts centre for the community. The building features unique carvings on its exterior, which like many of its neighbouring structures, is made of classic limestone.
County Museum sits opposite the Market House, and is a major area attraction containing over 70,000 pieces pertaining to the history of County Monaghan.