Clogher Cashel and Souterrains,
Monasteraden, Co. Sligo
St. Aiden's N.S., Monasteraden
|The Cashel can be found inside the
MacDermot Estate stone wall on your way from Monasteraden to
Ballaghadereen via Edmondstown Cross.
Look out for the sign
‘Clogher Stone Fort’ pointing to the entrance which is known as
the Steward’s Gate.
It is a great example of a Cashel and
very well preserved. Restoration work took place in the 19th
Known as Cashelmóre – see picture of old map but
now called Clogher Stone Fort.
The fort is 26 metres in
Walls are 4.3 m. thick and 2 m. high.
entrance is 1.8 m wide.
The interior is raised 1 m. to
accommodate the Souterrains.
|The Souterrains are dry stone walls
and roofed with large stone flags.
They were used for
storage and refuge.
This Cashel was the dwelling place of a
large clan or family – they would have been farmers.
can be seen leading to a wall walk.
This Cashel might be
the Rath Clochair mentioned by the Four Masters.
date back to Bronze Age Times.
We used it for the setting
for ‘The Tallystick’ when Jonathan and Kyle stepped back in time
and met St. Aiden in Cashel na Manastragh