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The Market House

Founded  2003
Location Market St, Mullaghmonaghan, Monaghan, Ireland

The Market House, Monaghan, was built in 1792 to the designs of a talented amateur architect of the time called Samuel Hayes. It is built of local grey limestone. The carving and stonework are noted for their ‘uncommon delicacy and clarity.’ It is considered one of the most delicate and elegant 18th century buildings in the north. At each end a pediment surrounds a tall arch flanked by round-headed niches. The western pediment contains the date 1792, and the Cunningham coat of arms, framed in sprays of oak leaves and oak apples. A plaque in the east pediment reads ‘Dedicated to the convenience of the inhabitants of Monaghan by the Rt. Hon. Lieut. Gen. Robert Cunningham 1792. S.H. of Avondale Del’. 1


Selected exhibitions

  • 2008, 8 Mar – 2 Apr, Domestication, Emer Gillespie, The Market House

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