Visioning Report for Lough Muckno Estate, Castleblayney – CONSULTATION EVENT NOTICE

Monaghan County Council, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, is undertaking a feasibility study on a potential tourism and recreation proposal for the Muckno Estate, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. As part of this it has prepared two Concept Options which are outlined in the Vision for Muckno document which can be viewed here:


The ‘Muckno Adventure Estate’  (Concept Option  1) would involve the development of four connected zones of activity at the historic estate, Lough Muckno, Concra Woods and Castleblayney town, within which it would be possible to undertake over 150 different outdoor adventure activities as well as experiences associated with nature, conservation, art, craft, music, food and drink, and health and well-being. This option would involve the regeneration of Hope Castle situated in the Muckno Estate.

The ‘Great Drumlin of Adventure’ (Concept Option 2) would build on Concept Option 1. This proposed option would involve the carrying out of additional development at the estate. The Estate would host a variety of high value tourism and recreational amenities as well as adventure attractions. It would involve the development of an iconic structure replicating the shape and profile of a drumlin.

MCC has commissioned Fehily Timoney and Company (FTCO) to complete a strategic planning and environmental appraisal of these concept option proposals.

The public consultation period for this phase has now closed. A stakeholder consultation report will issue in due course, with the overall report due for completion in early 2023.

Below is a link to the information provided at the public consultation event:


P22-139 Public Consultation Content – Public Exhibition Display (PDF)