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Clones in County Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland
 

The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa

Clones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil

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

Twelfth century representation of an early Christian Church. Carved from a single block of sandstone. Originally made to contain a relic possibly of Saint Tiernach. Carving on surface severely weathered.

Position of Sarcophagus probably in the area of the high Altar of the "Great Church of Clones" which was demolished during the Nine Years War.

More recently the tomb under Sarcophagus used as a burial place for McMahon and McDonald senior family members. Each family disputed others right to burial in this holy place.
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Leíriú d'eaglais luath-chríostaíochta ón 12ú céad. Snoite as aon gaineamhchloch amháin. Déanta i dtús ama chun taise chorp Thighearnaigh Naofa a choinneáil ann. Snoíodóireacht ar an dromchla síonchaite go dona.

Cuireadh baill shinsearacha de chlann Mhic Mhathúna agus Mhic Dhomhmaill san uaigh faoin Sarcofagas. [Illegible] dá theaghlach i ngleich le chelle faoi áit adhlachtha san áit bheannaithe seo.

Tá an Sarcofagas ina luí ar shuíomh na hard altóra d'Ard Eaglais Chluain Eois a milleadh le linn Chogadh na Naoi mBliana.
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Reilig Thighearnaigh
St Tighernach's Graveyard

Clones Town Council
Comhairle Baile
Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
2. Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa Marker
Cluain Eois
 
Location. 54° 10.673′ N, 7° 13.91′ W. Marker is in Clones, Ulster, in County Monaghan. Marker is on Ball Alley 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. Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois (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 . . .
1. Clones Abbey at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Annals of Ulster. (Submitted on April 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Reilig Thighearnaigh - St Tighernach's Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
3. Reilig Thighearnaigh - St Tighernach's Graveyard Marker
The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
4. The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa Markers
Looking west into St. Tierney's Cemetery, with Round Tower in distance
Clones Round Tower and St. Tierney Shrine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Clones Round Tower and St. Tierney Shrine
At St. Tierney's Cemetery
St. Tierney's Shrine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 269487
6. St. Tierney's Shrine
 
 
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