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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)


(ˈmɒn ə gən, -ˌhæn)

a county in the NE Republic of Ireland. 51,174; 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
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The findings of a major new RED C survey, on the strengths and opportunities for Monaghan Town Centre have been released by the Monaghan Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Team (CTCHC).
Sources said the man, who is not an Irish citizen, believed he was the subject of the search in Monaghan town on Tuesday.
In Monaghan town, four-year-old Daire Gorman, who was born with rare condition Crommelin Syndrome, was one of the youngest Grand Marshals in the country.
His body was found yesterday at a house in Monaghan Town in the Irish Republic.
Ireland Melissa Brownrigg, Chieftain Bookmakers, Castlelands Ferns; Nicola Byrne, Paddy Power, Monaghan Town; Kathleen Power, Ladbrokes, Tramore.
Dubbed the ' Clones Colossus' and hailing from the same Monaghan town as Barry Mc Guigan, Mc Bride has waited patiently to face Tyson.
Police officers made the first find at lunchtime, unearthing a human leg bone roughly 70 yards from the spot where work started 30 days ago in the isolated County Monaghan town land of Colgagh, several hundred yards from the border with South Armagh.
The gang let him go in a cloak-and-dagger operation at a roadside near Monaghan town, following a phone call to his brother, Tony.
a one day evening course across 10-12 different locations within co monaghan (2-3 hours) the courses would be delivered in community venues across county monaghan likely to be in the following areas, carrickmacross, castleblayney, clones, monaghan town and ballybay.
McManus had a career change late last year, moving into auctioneering in Monaghan town. Given his ongoing hip problems, not having to commute to Dublin - as he did in his previous job - is a positive.
His plan was copied by many other businesses locally and it put the Monaghan town on the international map.