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...

  • The Castle or fortified Manor House structure is about 20 ft. x 40 ft. and was probably three storey. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 in Sandy's country shop and I used a few of them too.

  • 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.

  • HEADLINE: Northern Standard. November 2, 1918. "Influenza in Monaghan" All over the country the influenza epidemic has scourged the population, in some places worse than others, but we believe it is now abating.

  • 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.

  • An almost forgotten Clones saint who seems to have wielded a strong influence on the area and who was responsible for the original name of this Border parish was St. Eachaidh.

  •  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.

  • 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 mankind harnessed the raw energy of wind and water as a source of power used in the grinding of grain and other applications.

  • The Ulster Canal was built between 1825 and 1842 and was 74 km (46 mi) long with 26 locks. It ran from Charlemont on the River Blackwater to Wattle Bridge on the River Finn, south-east of Upper Lough Erne.