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Coordinates: 53°04′57″N 6°47′53″W / 53.08252°N 6.79797°W / 53.08252; -6.79797
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Cluain Eois
Clones is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°04′57″N 6°47′53″W / 53.08252°N 6.79797°W / 53.08252; -6.79797
CountyCounty Monaghan
71 m (233 ft)
 • Total1,680
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN802041

Clones (/ˈklnɪs/ KLOH-nis; from Irish: Cluain Eois) is a small town in western County Monaghan, Ireland. The area is part of the Border Region with Northern Ireland. Historically Clones was also spelt Clonis, Clonish and Clownish.[1] These are English language versions of the Irish Cluain Eois, meaning "Eos's meadow".

An abbey was built at Clones by Tigernach (also known as Tierney in English). It was built in the early 6th century. It was dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. The ruins of a 12th-century abbey building can still be found in the town. There is also a sarcophagus. They say it was built for Saint Tighearnach after he died. Clones also has a 9th-century round tower and high cross.

Ulster Canal restoration

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Clones Round Tower

The national inland waterways agency, Waterways Ireland, is planning to restore the Ulster Canal from the Newtownbutler area of Lough Erne to Clones.

Clones has a GAA stadium, St Tiernach's Park. This stadium is regularly used for inter-county matches during the Ulster provincial championship in Gaelic football, and traditionally hosts the final.


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  1. Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)

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