Monaghan is set to Feature in RTE’s Tracks & Trails Episode this Friday 19th April

Monaghan County Council is delighted to let you know that Monaghan will feature on RTE 1 this Friday at 7.30pm.

Tracks & Trails returns for its 11th Season and this season features our own ‘Monaghan Way’

This inspirational series epitomises what is best about our wild and natural landscapes with presenters taking us on a journey along some of the most beautiful trails on the Island of Ireland. The presenters get a chance to link their passions along the trails that they discover.


In episode 3 this Friday 19th April at 7.30pm on RTE 1, Irish Historian and Broadcaster, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter travels to Ulster to complete two trails on either side of the border, one in the Sperrin mountain range in Co. Tyrone and the other along the scenic Monaghan Way.

His first walk is a 12km loop in the Gortin Glen close to Omagh.

Diarmaid then travels to Co. Monaghan to Kavanagh Country. His walk begins at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen where he meets the manager, Darren McCreesh who shares Diarmaid’s love and knowledge of the life and work of Kavanagh.


This walk follows a trail for 18.5km along the recently upgraded Monaghan Way and is a combination of quiet country roads, cross country trails and riverside and lakeside approaches. Wanting to see first-hand the landscapes that inspired the poet and writer Diarmaid enjoys the time he has here with Kavanagh’s words and spirit. This is a varied walk and to complete this journey Diarmaid crosses fields, disused railway lines and quiet roads to end at beautiful Loch Muckno where he feels he has seen the essence of the place that inspired Patrick Kavanagh.

Be sure to tune in.