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Clones in County Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland
 

Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois

Clones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil

 
 
Round Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
1. Round Tower Marker
Inscription.

One of the earliest examples of a round Tower. Probably built in the 10th century. The base shows evidence of attempts to destroy by burning.

The Tower lost its conical cap between 1591 and 1741. Four top windows face the cardinal points. Old Irish name "Cloig Teach" meaning Bell House refers to original use.

Present height of Tower approx. 70ft. Circumference 50ft. Wall Thickness 3ft.-6in. Height of door 5ft.-4.5in. Originally 5 floors carried on offsets & joists. Single window opening into each floor. The tower is leaning slightly to the north.
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Ceann de na cloigtithe is sine sa tír. Tógtha thart faoin 10ú ceád, de reír dealraimh. Is léir ón a bhun gur rinneadh iarracht é a lot le tine.

Chaill an cloigtheach a bharr courcéogach idir 1591 agus 1741. Tá aghaidh na gceithre fhuinneog i dtreo na gceithe n-aired.

Tá airde an chloigthí thart faoi 70 troithe. Imlíne 50 troithe. Tuís ballai 3 troithe agus 6 horlaí. Airde an doras 5 troithe 4 horlaí go leith. I dtús ama cúig urláir a bhí ann. Claonann an cloigtheach ó thuaidh.
 
Location. 54° 10.673′ N, 7° 13.91′ W. Marker is in Clones, Ulster, in County Monaghan. Marker is on Ball Alley
Cloigtheach Chluain Eois Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
2. Cloigtheach Chluain Eois Marker
just west of McCurtain Street (R212), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Markers are at the east entrance to St. Tierney's Cemetery.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa (here, next to this marker); Remains of St Tiernach (within shouting distance of this marker); High Cross / Ardchros Cluain Eois (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Clones Round Tower, Cross and Church (about 180 meters away).
 
Also see . . .  Clones Round Tower, Ireland. (Submitted on April 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
3. Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois Markers
Looking west into St. Tierney's Cemetery, with Round Tower in distance
St. Tierney's Cemetery Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
4. St. Tierney's Cemetery Entrance Sign
Clones Round Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Clones Round Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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