The village of Tydavnet is situated about 6km north of Monaghan town. Set amidst gentle rolling drumlins it has a charm and magic all of its own. Its inhabitants are warm and welcoming, the area is rich in folklore, traditional music, song and dance and has a long established place in the archaeological and historical literature of Ireland. Tydavnet has been inhabited since the Bronze Age (2000 BC) and probably much earlier.  The famous Tydavnet Gold Discs date from this period and they are the symbol of the National Museum of Ireland, where they are on permanent display.

Gold Discs found under a tree in Tydavnet
Postcard National Museum of Ireland