County Monaghan (// MON-ə-hən; Irish: Contae Mhuineacháin) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Monaghan. Monaghan County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 61,386 according to the 2016 census.
The Drumlin County
Dúthracht agus Dícheall (Irish)
"Diligence and Best Endeavour"
|• Type||County Council|
|• Total||1,295 km2 (500 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||373 m (1,224 ft)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (IST)|
|Eircode routing keys|
A75, A81, H18, H23 (primarily)
|Telephone area codes||047 (primarily)|
The county has existed since 1585, when the Mac Mathghamhna rulers of Airgíalla agreed to join the Kingdom of Ireland. Following the 20th-century Irish War of Independence and the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, Monaghan was one of three Ulster counties to join the Irish Free State rather than Northern Ireland.