Autumn events in Monaghan

7 Unmissable Autumn Events in Monaghan

There is lots happening this autumn in Monaghan, events suitable for all the family include pumpkin patches and pottery parties, whilst the legendary Clones Film marks its milestone 21st birthday.

Here is our pick of the best autumn events throughout the county:


Ireland’s only traditional music and arts festival for young audiences, Tradoodle takes place 19th-21st October, with events happening at schools and libraries throughout the county, as well as two public events: ‘Tales & Tunes @ The Market House’ on Saturday 21st includes Candlelit Tales, storytelling set to live music for ages 6 and up and a Finnish Folk Music workshop. The event concludes with ‘Family Day’ at Íontas in Castleblayney, with craft workshops, puppet-making a family concert with Full Set and much more. Events can be pre-booked on

The Halloween Bank Holiday weekend is synonymous with the Clones Film Festival, the ‘best little Film Festival’ in the country, with a packed programme of film screenings, musical interludes and a showing of the winning Short Film Commission. The Festival runs 26th-29th October.



St. Peter’s Tin Church in Laragh hosts Haunting Halloween Tales, an evening of spooky storytelling on Thursday 26th October at 8pm. Admission is free, but space is limited and so booking essential. Contact to secure your place.

Busy Bee Ceramics in Glaslough is hosting a Kids Pottery Halloween Party on 31st Suitable for ages 4-12, the €25 ticket includes all materials to make your very own Halloween monster! This event is now waitlist only.



Morning Light, an exhibition of still life oil paintings by Carrickmacross-based artist, Michelle Kettle is to be hosted by Collection at Market Square, 10th October – 4th November.

Castleblayney’s scenic Lough Muckno is the the setting for the Lough Muckno Angling Halloween Festival, 28th-30th More information is available via their Facebook page



Seomra Spraoi, a pop-up comedy event, are promising ‘the craic in Carrick’ as their monthly show comes to Deery’s in Carrickmacross on Friday 27th of October. Featuring some of the best up and coming acts in Ireland, tickets priced at €10 and available via Eventbrite. Click here to book >>

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