History & Heritage
Truwood was established in 1981 by the McKenna family – which to any of you familiar with our location will know that surname doesn’t exactly narrow us down! That’s because Emyvale, Truagh, Donagh and surrounding areas here in County Monaghan - where we are based - are well known as being 'McKenna Country'.
Dating back to the 8th century when Hugh McKenna settled in the area, the “McKenna Clann” remain at large in the locality! This is despite becoming embroiled in both the Gaelic tribal wars which prevailed in Ulster until the beginning of the 17th century as well as the nine years war 1593 - 1603**.
The name Truwood has its origins in this history also, coming from two well-known Irish poems: “The Stately Woods of Truagh” & “The Green Woods of Truagh”