Monaghan

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Monaghan

(mŏn`əhən, –hăn'), county (1991 pop. 51,293), 498 sq mi (1,290 sq km), N Republic of Ireland, bordered on the N by Northern Ireland. The county seat is MonaghanMonaghan
, county (1991 pop. 51,293), 498 sq mi (1,290 sq km), N Republic of Ireland, bordered on the N by Northern Ireland. The county seat is Monaghan. The northwest portion of the county is a part of the fertile central plain of Ireland; to the south and east are hilly
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. The northwest portion of the county is a part of the fertile central plain of Ireland; to the south and east are hilly sections. It is primarily an agricultural county. The main enterprise is the raising of beef and dairy cattle. Potatoes, oats, and turnips are the chief crops; pigs, sheep, and poultry, as well as cattle, are raised in large numbers. Other industries are bacon curing and the manufacture of furniture and footwear.

Monaghan,

town (1991 pop. 5,919), seat of Co. Monaghan, N Republic of Ireland. It is a farm market with some manufacturing. Monaghan houses the cathedral of the Roman Catholic diocese of Clogher.

Monaghan

1. 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. a town in NE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co. Monaghan. Pop.: 5717 (2002)