Cassandra Hand Centre

Heritage Museum & Venue

Monastic Town

Clones as a Monastic Site

Clones Town began as a monastic settlement c.500, when St. Tigernach (olso known as St. Tiarnach) founded his monastery there and this was the most important site in Monaghan for centuries afterwards. Clones Abbey, the abbey founded by St. Tiarnach in the 6th century, was dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul.