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1. (Placename) a county of NE Republic of Ireland, in Ulster province: many small lakes. County town: Monaghan. Pop: 52 593 (2002). Area: 1292 sq km (499 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town in NE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Monaghan. Pop: 5717 (2002)
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(ˈmɒn ə gən, -ˌhæn)

a county in the NE Republic of Ireland. 51,174; 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
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He could talk of the sweet valleys of County Monaghan from which he came, of the lovely, distant island, the low hills and green meadows of which seemed the more beautiful when imagination viewed them from this place of grime and snow.
"Sister Bernarda was the greatest," Monaghan recalls, his friendly face beaming as he shows you the rosary the now deceased nun once gave him--a cherished possession that the Pope had personally blessed.
Monaghan though hit back with five unanswered points.
THERE'S still 12 weeks until a likely summer showdown between Monaghan and Donegal - but Malachy O'Rourke reckons the Ulster Championship has come early.
FOOTBALL MONAGHAN have already negotiated the toughest part of their passage to the Ulster final by beating Cavan in Breffni Park and they can book their ticket to the decider back at that venue today where they face a Fermanagh side who are likely to be outclassed, writes David Jennings.
Callum Monaghan, 20, from Grangetown, burst into a neighbour's home and threatened him with a kitchen knife.
CATALANS Dragons have joined the hunt for disgraced Australia international Joel Monaghan.
(Corcoran) Monaghan, 81, of Bullard St., died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
At the time 38-year-old Monaghan struck, he had been carrying out a series of terrifying sex attacks on other women, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
Terrorist Scott Monaghan sued police for wrongful arrest after he was questioned over an assassination attempt.