Getting there & around
From the bus station (82377; North Rd), there are numerous daily intercity services within the Republic and into the North. These include 12 buses Monday to Saturday (seven Sunday) to Dublin (two hours); six to Derry (two hours) via Omagh; five (four Sunday) to Belfast (two hours); and nine (eight Sunday) to Armagh (40 minutes). There are also frequent daily local services to the nearby towns of Castleblayney, Ballybay, Carrickmacross and Ardee.
McConnon’s (82020) private bus company runs buses to Dublin (two Monday to Friday, one Saturday and Sunday), which serve Castleblayney, Carrickmacross and Slane en route. They leave from outside Ronaghan’s chemist on Church Sq.