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Clogher.

County Tyrone.


 

Clogher is one of the most ancient places in Ireland, it was once the capital of the Principality of Orial The cathedral in the town may have been the site of an early monastery, who's first bishop according to legend was St MacCairthinn 'The strong man of Patrick' all that remains of the monastery today are two High Crosses. A medieval cathedral was built on the site, the present building dates from the mid 1700's, in it is the 'Clogh-or' one of the 'Three stones of Erin'

Standing at the confluence of the Blackwater and Fury rivers, and in the heart of rural County Tyrone, Clogher is ideally sited for a relaxing holiday or weekend break, there are many guest house in County Tyrone.

One of Clogher famous sons is William Carlton, who was described by W B Yeats as 'The greatest novelist of Ireland'. Carlton was born in 1794 one of fourteen children of a tenant farmer, his childhood and early years around Clogher gave him inspiration for his later writing.

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190 Ballygawley Road
Dungannon
Co Tyrone
BT70 1TF
Tel +44 (0)28 8776 7259
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He moved to Augher, and then to Dublin, his works include "Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry" "The Black Prophet" and "Paddy Go Aisy" Carlton died in 1869, in 1964 a plaque was placed on the wall of the house which was his boyhood home at Springtown. In August each year a 'The Carlton Summer Festival' is held in the locality.