Clones railway station

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Clones station November 22, 1960.jpg
Clones railway station mid-demolition, November 1960
Location Clones, County Monaghan
Original company Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Post-grouping Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Key dates
26 June 1858 Station opens
1 October 1957 Station closes

Clones railway station was on the Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway in Ireland.

The Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway opened the station on 26 June 1858.[1]

On 11 February 1922 at the station a group of Irish Republican Army volunteers attempted to ambush a party of Ulster Special Constabulary policemen travelling on a train through Clones. The volunteers entered a carriage of a train and ordered the Specials to put their hand up. IRA. Commandant Matthew Fitzpatrick was shot and in the ensuing fight, 4 Specials lost their lives.[2]

It closed on 1 October 1957.


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Newbliss   Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen
Smithborough   Ulster Railway
Portadown to Clones
Terminus   Clones and Cavan Extension Railway
Clones to Cavan
Former GNR line crossing the being restored Ulster Canal.


  1. ^ "Clones" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ The Northern IRA and the early years of partition, 1920-1922. Robert John Lynch, Irish Academic Press, 2006