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Clones High Cross and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2012
Clones High Cross and Marker
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Clones Round Tower, Cross and ChurchCros, Eaglais agus Cloigtheach Chluain Eois
These features were part of a monastery founded by St Tighearnach at the beginning of the 6th century. The 10th or 11th century Round Tower, the monastery's bell-tower, is the oldest surviving building on the site. Close by, in the graveyard, is . . . — Map (db m72654) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — High Cross / Ardchros Cluain EoisClones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil
This is a 10th century Ulster Scripture Cross. Cap-stone, Head & Shaft are all from different periods. However, the main shaft is dated as above. Originally a termon or boundary cross marking monastic lands limit. Also used as a teaching aid . . . — Map (db m73258) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Remains of St Tiernach
Here lie the remains of St Tiernach. Of the Royal House of Oriel. First Abbot of Clones Monastry [sic] Bishop of Clogher. 500 AD to 4th April 548. — Map (db m73277) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain EoisClones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil
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 . . . — Map (db m73266) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh NaofaClones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil
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 Originally made to contain a relic possibly of Saint Tiernach.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 . . . — Map (db m73272) HM

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