Northern Standard. Sat. Sept 4,1920.

02 Sep 2020 History

“On Tuesday night a raid by disguised and armed men on the premises of Mr. John Beresford Madden, and his sister,...

A Clones Staycation in 1950

18 Aug 2020 History

Clones Visited. Historic Town of Religion and Tradition. (By Bridie M. Smith-Brady.) Anglo Celt. August 12, 1950.

Consultation Report

10 Jul 2020 Clones Town

This presentation is a review by the Paul Hogarth company of the response to the survey by clones people for the improvement of the town.

The Battle of Clones

15 Jun 2020 History

In 1607 Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone left Ireland for Europe with many other powerful Gaelic chiefs in what became known as the ‘Flight of the Earls’,

McMahon spades

02 Jun 2020 History

By Cormac MacConnell. Shovels made in Clones, back home you did NOT call a spade a spade. No, you called it The McMahon and I sold plenty of them in my time...

The Clones Windmill

02 Jun 2020 History

The tower of the old Windmill at Carriveetragh, Clones stands testament to an era before the advent of steam power or the internal combustion engine, when...

Pandemic of 1918.

25 May 2020 History

HEADLINE: Northern Standard. November 2, 1918. "Influenza in Monaghan" All over the country the influenza epidemic has scourged the population, in some places...

Clones History

Clones History

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Clones or 'Cluain Eois' – the meadow of Eois, is one of the oldest continuous settlements in County Monaghan. It developed around a monastery founded by St. Tiarnach in the 6th century and the town boasts a rich historic fabric which illustrates the town's evolution. St Tiarnach's tomb is marked by a unique stone sarcophagus dating from the early 13th century and is located close to the Round Tower. The Round Tower dates from the 10th Century. The ancient High Cross that stands on the Diamond belonged to his monastery. The abbey built by Tiarnach was attacked by both Vikings and Normans and after one terrible assault in the 12th century it, and the town, were destroyed. From the ashes a new St. Peter and Paul's Abbey was built, known to locals as 'The Wee Abbey'. The Normans, devout Christians themselves, fought a running war with the Irish chieftains who had ruled this area. They built a fort at the highest point of the town and it became one of the finest Motte and Bailey type fortifications in the country. Long after the Norman influence faded, a new wave of settlers arrived to create their own legacy.

That is just a taste of the story of Clones. To discover more, come and join us on our Town Trail which takes in key heritage sites and buildings of wider social and cultural interest. More detailed information on each site is available at the site itself.

The Trail follows a 3.5km route around the town and is self-guided, however, there historical commentary videos at most of heritage trail locations that can be used with your Smartphone

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Click here to download the Heritage Trail Map

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