Clones railway station
Clones railway station mid-demolition, November 1960
|Location||Clones, County Monaghan
|Original company||Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)|
|26 June 1858||Station opens|
|1 October 1957||Station closes|
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.
It closed on 1 October 1957.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Newbliss||Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen
Portadown to Clones
|Terminus||Clones and Cavan Extension Railway
Clones to Cavan
- "Clones" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
- The Northern IRA and the early years of partition, 1920-1922. Robert John Lynch, Irish Academic Press, 2006
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