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Coordinates: 54°07′19″N 7°14′56″W / 54.122°N 7.249°W / 54.122; -7.249
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Teach an Scotaigh
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Scotshouse
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Scotshouse
Scotshouse is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°07′19″N 7°14′56″W / 54.122°N 7.249°W / 54.122; -7.249
CountyCounty Monaghan
71 m (233 ft)
Irish Grid ReferenceH500257

Scotshouse (Irish: Teach an Scotaigh)[2] is a small agricultural village in the parish of Currin in County Monaghan, Ireland. It is roughly three miles east of where the counties of Cavan, Fermanagh and Monaghan meet. Scotshouse is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) from Clones, 18 km (11 mi) from Cavan town and 27 km (17 mi) away from Monaghan town.

Scotshouse is in the townland of Aghnahola (Irish: Achadh na hAbhla, meaning 'field of the apples').[3][4] Finn Bridge, a border crossing on the Finn River, is west of Scotshouse.


There are two churches in Scotshouse; St. Andrew's Church (Church of Ireland) and the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic).

The former, St. Andrew's Church, celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2010.[5] It contains a memorial stained glass window for those who died in the First World War and a memorial plaque to Ernest Waldron King, an assistant purser with the White Star Line who died when the Titanic sank. The church and its graveyard are both protected regional structures (reference numbers 41401610 and 41401615, respectively).[6]

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, built in 1924, is a gable-fronted structure of Romanesque appearance. The church has a stained glass window and a carved plaque with a Celtic cross motif.[7] It is a protected regional structure (reference numbers 41401608).[6]


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  1. ^ "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Scotshouse". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Teach an Scotaigh / Scotshouse". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Achadh na hAbhla / Aghnahola". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ Achadh is the Scottish Gaelic for field and the Ulster dialect of Gaelic is close to the Scottish, and NahAlban is Gaelic for Scottish; the more logical name for Scotshouse in Gaelic would be Achadh nahAlban, field of the Scots
  5. ^ ""Currin 200" - St Andrew's Church, Scotshouse (Clogher)". Church of Ireland. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Appendix 5 - Record of Protected Structures in Monaghan County Council Area" (PDF). monaghan.ie. Monaghan County Council. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Church of the Immaculate Conception, Scotshouse, County Monaghan". buildingsofireland.ie. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Seanad Éireann debate - Vol. 184 No. 18 - Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy". oireachtas.ie. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2020.