History

  • Clones was a border area even in medieval times, and no doubt suffered burning and devastation when armies were marching through it journeying elsewhere

  • The invasion of Anglo-Normans in Ireland was a turning point in Irish history and is considered an important era. Although the conquest of the Normans was short lived in Ireland, approx 200 years...

  • Various moments captured by RTE and others over the years. Click through some proud moments and quirky captures since the beginning of telly.

  • The Great Northern Railway was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland. It was formed in 1876 by a merger of the Irish North Western Railway (INW), Northern Railway of Ireland, and Ulster Railway. 

  • From about 550 onwards monastic foundations began to proliferate in a bewildering fashion and it is from this time onwards that the abbots of monasteries began to assume a greater importance than bishops.

  • The name Clones is an anglicisation, of the Irish name Cluin Eois. The earliest form of the name is Cluain Auis. Cluain may mean a medow or as some authorities believe a height arising out of lowland or marsh.

  •  Clones owes its importance to the monastery that was founded by St Tiarnach, and around which the town grew. Clones is St.Tiarnach's town.