On the 12th of October, First Year History students, accompanied by their teachers, Ms. Smith and Ms. Mc Groary , went on a short walk to one of the most historical sites in Clones.

The Round Tower, which was built in the 10th Century, originally stood at 23 metres, including the conical cap, which is now sadly missing. It was built from sandstone and there were four storeys, including the bell storey. Each storey had a single window, all of which remain.

The students observed how skilled the monks were and especially, how good they were at working with stone, at a time when there was no machinery or even cement!

They also saw the tomb shrine of St. Tiernach, who of course left his mark in many places in Clones, most notably, St. Tiernach’s Park, the home of the Ulster Final.

The students enjoyed their trip back in time to early Christian Ireland and are most grateful to have such important historical sites on their doorstep.


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