Available to download below are maps of the 20 Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) for Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross and Clones. These are currently the only ACAs in Co Monaghan. The shaded regions represent the ACAs and the structures they encompass. Some of these structures are also on the Council’s Record of Protected Structures, whilst others are currently recommended for addition.
An ACA is a place, area or group of structures, or townscape, which (i) is of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social and/or technical interest, or (ii) contributes to the appreciation of a protected structure.
The main consequence of an ACA designation is the control of inappropriate development for the purpose of preserving and enhancing the character of the area concerned. Planning permission must be obtained before significant works can be carried out to the exterior of a structure in an ACA, which might alter the character of the structure, or the ACA.