Welcome to the Clogher Historical Society

promoting the study of local history in the diocese of Clogher

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Please note, due to the Coronavirus the society's office is closed until further notice

A Few Words About Us

Clogher Historical Society is a group of people and institutions who share a common interest in the local history of the southern border area, especially the diocese of Clogher.

The Society is a cross-border and cross-community organisation, open to anyone who wishes to join. We are a registered charity and most of our work is done on a voluntary basis. Currently membership is largely made up of individuals from Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Click for more on the society.

We have members in other counties in Ireland, in Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia and groups such as university departments, heritage organisations, libraries and museums hold associate membership. Click to join the society.

The society's main aims are :

Local History

promote the study of local history in the diocese of Clogher, in Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone and other counties

Historical links

promote interest in and study of historical links between the diocese and other regions in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere

Local historical groups and bodies

interact with other local historical groups and bodies with a view to promoting interest in our history

Bookshop & Membership subscriptions

Listed below is a sample collection of some of the books that the Clogher Historical Society has produced, listed from our most recent to earlier publications. You can view our full book and publication listing at our bookstore. If you wish to review the past issues of the Clogher Record, all of them are available in the online JSTOR catalogue. You can join the society or renew your membership here.

Social Events

Clogher Historical Society is actively involved in social events in the community. Below are some pictures of our more recent social events; you can view the full gallery here. To find out more about upcoming 2020 events, click here.

The exterior of Ballinode Church.
A travelling caravan on display.
Victoria Cross on display.
A view of Benbulben, part of the Dartry Mountains, in a County Sligo area sometimes called "Yeats Country".
A painting of the round tower in Clones by a participant of the cross-border programme.
Corravahn House in summer; this detached Italianate-style former rectory was built in 1841.
A close–up of the John McGough statue.
Group attending St Colman's Church Walk.


Genealogy connects people with their family history and lineage. You can visit a Monaghan section where you can peruse birth, death and marriage records for Co. Monaghan at monaghangenealogy.com


If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us using the form below.

Please note there is a standard charge of €10 for all queries. This charge is payable to the historical society prior to receiving your report providing the society has the relevant materials. There are additional charges for further historical research. If you have a question regarding this service, please contact the historical society

Clogher Historical Society
St Macartan's College
H18 X704


+353 47 71984