Oft referred to as the ‘Nashville of Ireland’, Castleblayney has a proud musical history and is the native home of the legendary ‘Big Tom’ McBride and showband star Paddy Cole among others. Be sure to check out the Music Wall of Fame near the Glencarn Hotel, the Paddy Cole mural at Mindszenty Park, and the Big Tom Statue which is located at Castleblayney Market House.

The Big Tom Memorial Garden, officially opened in September 2021, is located in the nearby village of Oram, 5km from Castleblayney town centre. Further info available HERE