Monaghan by Bus

As there is no rail link to Monaghan, bus is the only means of public transport.  Both Bus Eireann and Ulsterbus operate regular services through the county.

To plan your journey, and see bus times which will suit you best,  visit the Journey Planner on

Quick link to Journey Planner:

Going North? The public bus operator in Northern Ireland is called Ulsterbus. If you’re looking for information on bus times, you need to visit the website of Translink, which looks after both bus and rail travel across NI.  Visit The site has a very easy journey planner. Just pop in where you want to start from and where you want to end up, and the date and time you want to go.  And yes, you can put in Monaghan as a start or end destination!

Where to catch the bus The bus stops serviced by the main bus routes are:

  • Monaghan – bus station on North Road

There are cycle parking facilities at this location


  • Castleblayney – bus shelter on York St

There are cycle parking facilities at this location


  • Carrickmacross – bus stop on Dundalk exit from by-pass

There are NO cycle parking facilities at this location


Note: Not all services stop in Castleblayney and/ or Carrickmacross. Check Bus Eireann timetables to be certain that your chosen bus will stop at  these locations.


In addition to the publicly owned bus operators, Monaghan is served by a number of private operators running regular services, including:

  • McConnons – regular services from Clones, Monaghan, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross. Phone 047 82020 or visit to view their timetable
  • Matthews – regular services from Dundalk. Phone 042 9378188 or visit

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