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St Tighernach’s Tomb Shrine: Clones, Co Monaghan

In the shadow of the 10th-11th century Round Tower in St Tierney’s graveyard in Clones stands a stone tomb shrine believed to be a copy of a wood and metal reliquary that once contained the relics of St Tighernach (died 548AD). This particular style of tomb shrine is known in the northern half of Ireland […]

Ireland’s Link to the Hope Diamond: Castleblayney, Co Monaghan

This three story Georgian manor provides a setting for Ireland’s tie to the famous Hope Diamond. The 1799 home was sold in 1853 to the Hope family who also owned and gave their name to one of the world’s most famous gems, the Hope Diamond. The castle eventually became a convent and was later left […]

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