Clonmore

Clonmore

Clonmore is one of Carlow’s most important early Christian sites with a wealth of history for visitors to discover. Situated in the scenic north-eastern corner of County Carlow, the present road cuts through the monastery founded by St. Meadoc around 600 A.D.

No trace of the monastic buildings remain but the importance of the site is attested by the presence of two large crosses, nineteen cross-inscribed stones, an ogham stone and two bullaun stones. This fascinating collection of crosses features exceptional examples of craftsmanship.

The area is a haven for the historian, researcher and photographer to enjoy a rich legacy of historical items from the 6th century abbey remains to the 12th century castle ruins and the 19th century McCall connection. P.J. McCall, the famous balladeer was born here and composed hundreds of ballads of historic interest including Boolavogue and Follow me Up to Carlow.