Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois

Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois (HM1E2S)

Location: Clones, Monaghan 46538 Monaghan
Country: Ireland
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N 54° 10.673', W 7° 13.91'

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Clones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairi?il

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 Irish name "Cloig Teach" meaning Bell House refers to original use.

Present height of Tower approx. 70ft. Circumference 50ft. Wall Thickness 3ft.-6in. Height of door 5ft.-4.5in. Originally 5 floors carried on offsets & joists. Single window opening into each floor. The tower is leaning slightly to the north.
Ceann de na cloigtithe is sine sa t?r. T?gtha thart faoin 10? ce?d, de re?r dealraimh. Is l?ir ?n a bhun gur rinneadh iarracht ? a lot le tine.

Chaill an cloigtheach a bharr courc?ogach idir 1591 agus 1741. T? aghaidh na gceithre fhuinneog i dtreo na gceithe n-aired.

T? airde an chloigth? thart faoi 70 troithe. Iml?ne 50 troithe. Tu ballai 3 troithe agus 6 horla?. Airde an doras 5 troithe 4 horla? go leith. I dt ama c?ig url?ir a bh? ann. Claonann an cloigtheach ? thuaidh.
HM NumberHM1E2S
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 8:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 615402 N 6004757
Decimal Degrees54.17788333, -7.23183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 10.673', W 7° 13.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 10' 40.38" N, 7° 13' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 McCurtain Street, Clones Monaghan 46538, IE
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