The Clogher Record

This is the Society's annual journal. Published since 1953, it forms a well of knowledge on the local history of all parts of the diocese of Clogher. Our editorial committee sources and selects articles and is interested to hear from prospective contributors. The emphasis is on well-researched and written, original material with relevance to the history of the diocese of Clogher. The journal covers a broad range of topics, from archaeology to modern history - search our online index by author, topic or keyword - click here to go to the index.

The Clogher Record is particularly strong on the general history and the evolution of the diocese with articles such as Katherine Simms' 'The Origins of the Diocese of Clogher' in our 1980 issue or K. W. NIcholls' 'The Register of Clogher' in our 1971-72 journal. Smaller areas within the diocese are covered by parish histories, such as 'The Parish of Cleenish, District of Holywell' and 'The Parish of Magheracloone'.

Local families and estates, of both Gaelic and Plantation origin, are covered. Graveyard inscriptions, education, emigration and place-names are also well represented. There are a number of articles that deal with the Famine and two complete journals are dedicated to this subject. These contain a case study of the Roslea/Clones/Newbliss area and extensive extracts from the Distress and Relief Commission Papers on all parts of the diocese.

Our back issues contain a wealth of information on the position of the diocese in the borderlands and the associated politics: Partition, Sectarianism, Unionism, the UVF, Sinn Féin. We have contributions on the various religions present here: Presbyterianism, the Church of Ireland, the Catholic Church and Methodism and you can also find contacts for these organisations our links page.

Other publications

The Society publishes additional books from time to time. Peadar Livingstone's two great volumes, The Monaghan Story and The Fermanagh Story, were both published by the Society, as was Patrick J. Duffy's invaluable work Landscapes of South Ulster: a parish atlas of the diocese of Clogher. In 1966, Cuimhneacháin Mhuineacháin 1916-1966 commemorated the 1916 Rebellion in County Monaghan and A Medieval Pilgrimage to St Patrick's Purgatory was published in 1988.

Buy books online

The following books are available on the bookshop section of our website:

A Cathedral Renewed, St Macartan's Monaghan, edited by Eltin Griffin O Carm

A short guide to Coolshannagh Municipal Burial Ground

A Walk with Patrick – DVD

Chancery Inquisitions of the 17th century for counties Fermanagh and Monaghan, edited by Donald M. Schlegel (2007)

Clogher Record Album (1975)

Clogher Record back issues

Clogher Record Index

Diocese of Clogher 2000AD, by La Flynn

Diocese of Clogher, by Patrick Mulligan

Election and Rejection, by Brendán Ó Dufaigh

History of the Diocese of Clogher, by Henry A. Jefferies

In Ederney Long Ago, edited by Joe McVeigh

Irvinestown through the Years (revised edition), by Breege McCusker

Medieval Pilgrimage to St Patrick's Purgatory, edited by Michael Haren and Yolande de Pontfarcy

Migration and Myth: Ulster’s Revolving Door, edited by Brian S. Turner

Monaghan – Studies in Local History, edited by Jack Johnston

Monaghan Story, by Peadar Livingstone

Polly of Bridgewater Farm – an untold story, by Catherine Fleming McKenty

St Macartan’s Cathedral, by Brian Deery

Surname Landscape in Fermanagh [distribution map], by Brian S. Turner

Surnames of County Monaghan, by Pat Holland

The Heart’s Townland, edited by Brian Turner

Togan: a Townland and a Family, by Fr. Gerard McGreevy

Townlands of Tydavnet, by Canon John Gilsenan, edited by Eileen McKenna

Tully – The First Fifty Years, by Theo McMahon


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