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Clogher

in Mayo in the West of Ireland

 

Low lying Clogher contains wetland environments of considerable interest to naturalists. A plethora of small lakes include the appealingly named Lough Joe and Lough Frank.

Archaeologists too, will find much to absorb them with the Cloc na hAltora dolmen, the ecclesiastical ruins and stone crosses of Drum and Doonamona Castle, a typical Irish tower house.

Cloch an Altór - used in penal times as a mass rock

Close to Drum Graveyard is a stile known as 'Geata na gCorp' (Gate of the Corpse) where coffin bearers traditionally rested their burden en route to a burial.

The ancient art of the blacksmith much celebrated in myth and legend is evident in Clogher with the restoration of the old Forge. The bellows puff and the ringing tones of the anvil evoke memories of bygone days.

Population from Census

  • 502 (1996)

Further information on the Tóchar Valley

Contact the Tóchar Valley Rural Community Network:

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 9366709
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 9365987
Email: tocharvalley@eircom.net