Transport


Road provides the main transport mode for the county. Upgrading of the national road network in recent years has dramatically reduced travel times to main cities and towns. The N2 is part of the strategic north-western radial corridor linking to the M1 to provide quick journey times between Dublin and Derry/Letterkenny. Monaghan’s national routes (N2, N12, N53 and N54) provide convenient journey times to the two main cities of Dublin and Belfast, along with the major gateways of Dundalk, Galway, Sligo and Letterkenny. A well maintained Regional road network in the county provides good linkages between the towns in the county and other provincial towns.

Castleblayney Bypass 1

 

Public Transport

Public transport plays a key role in sustaining the vitality and viability of rural communities as well as providing essential inter-urban links. Towns and villages along the N2 National Primary Route are well served by public bus operators on the Dublin to Letterkenny / Derry route along with private companies operating the Monaghan-Dublin route.

A number of community based initiatives provides transport services in rural areas, villages and towns across the county, such as the Bawn and Latton Transport Initiativroad2e.

 

COACH/BUS

Bus Eireann Public Bus Service click here for time table

Translink
Web : www.translink.co.uk/

Private Operators

Mc Connon Coaches - Service from Dublin
Tel: (047) 82020
Web: www.mcconnonsbuses.com

Collins Coaches - Service from Dublin
Tel: (042) 966 1631
Web: www.collinscoaches.ie

Matthews Coach Hire
Lo-Call: 1890 25 20 40
Email: info@matthews.ie
Web: www.matthews.ie

Airports and Ports Accessibility

County Monaghan has good links to Dublin and Belfast International Airports, with towns in the county being accessible to an International airport in just over an hour and to port in just over half an hour. Table below (source AA Ireland)

Journey Times to Airports (minutes)

From Dublin International Airport Belfast International Airport
Monaghan 94 84
Carrickmacross 64 112
Castleblayney 73 99
Clones 114 103
Ballybay 92 103
Lough Egish 82 114

 

Journey Times to Ports (minutes)

From Dundalk Greenore Drogheda Dublin Warrenpoint Belfast Larne
Monaghan 55 84 72 102 76 80 113
Carrickmacross 35 69 41 72 68 101 134
Castleblayney 32 61 51 81 60 93 126
Clones 74 103 91 120 95 99 132
Ballybay 53 82 70 100 80 98 131
Lough Egish 48 77 59 89 75 109 141

  

From Dundalk Greenore Drogheda Dublin
Monaghan 55 84 72 102
Carrickmacross 35 69 41 72
Castleblayney 32 61 51 81
Clones 74 103 91 120
Ballybay 53 82 70 100
Lough Egish 48 77 59 89

  

From Warrenpoint Belfast Larne
Monaghan 76 80 113
Carrickmacross 68 101 134
Castleblayney 60 93 126
Clones 95 99 132
Ballybay 80 98 131
Lough Egish 75 109 141