Connolly’s Pub & Guesthouse, Castleblayney, Monaghan


This is a welcoming spacious pub and guesthouse that has every modern convenience. There are eight bedrooms in the main house plus a two-bedroom apartment and a four-bedroom detached house that can be used by those who prefer self-catering accommodation. With a choice of two bars, you can decide whether you have a quiet drink, or watch TV on the wide screen or participate in a game of pool. Situated in Doohamlet – a tiny picturesque village – puts Connolly’s midway between Castleblayney and Ballybay. Owners Marion and Alexis Connolly have entertained numerous guests over the past six years, many of whom return year after year. There is a complimentary “drop off” into town of an evening for those wanting an evening out.


The Fishing – Lough Muckno, Lough Major and a host of fine fisheries
This part of the county is outstanding for its coarse fisheries. Famous Muckno provides a challenging shoreline for every day of your holiday but there’s a host of other fine fisheries including Ballybay’s Lough Major, well known for its bream and roach. Tench certainly feature strongly on the Dromore River system along with bream, hybrids and some lively large pike.


Connolls Pub and Lough Eigish