Historic Site sights in Monaghan Town
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In Church Sq, the hefty obelisk the Dawson Monument (1857) commemorates Colonel Dawson's unfortunate demise in the Crimean War. Overlooking it is the Gothic St Patrick's Church and a stately Doric courthouse (1829). Heading west you'll find the Rossmore Memorial (c 1875), an over-the-top Victorian drinking fountain that dominates the Diamond. The town also has a number of buildings with gently rounded corners, an unusual architectural feature in Ireland.
Just out of the centre of town on the Dublin road is another piece of Victorian whimsy, the mock-14th-century St Macartan's Catholic Cathedral (1861), topped by a teetering 77m-high, needle-sharp spire.