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Achabh Na hAbhla
Scotshouse is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°07′19″N 7°14′56″W / 54.122°N 7.249°W / 54.122; -7.249Coordinates: 54°07′19″N 7°14′56″W / 54.122°N 7.249°W / 54.122; -7.249
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Monaghan
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population [1]
 • Urban 300
 • Rural 800
Irish Grid Reference H500257

Scotshouse (Irish: Achadh na hAbhla, meaning "Fort of the Apples") (Achadh is the Scottish Gealic for field and the Ulster dialect of Gaelic is close to the Scottish. NahAlban is gaelic for Scottish. The more logical name for Scotshouse in Gaelic would be Achadh nahAlban, field of the Scots. is a small agricultural village about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from the border town of Clones, in County Monaghan, Ireland. It is close to the border with both County Cavan and County Fermanagh. Cavan town is 18 km (11 mi) away and Monaghan town is 27 km (17 mi) away from Scotshouse.

Scotshouse is a small village of approximately forty-five houses. Since 2005, around seventy-five houses have been built in the same townland where Willie Scot resided.[citation needed]

There is a Sinn Féin connection, with the local Cumann being The Hugh McCooey Cumann.[citation needed]

Finn Bridge, a border crossing between the Republic and Northern Ireland, lies near Scotshouse.


The village derives its name from Willie Scot, an English soldier in Cromwell's army in the early seventeenth century.He used his home to sell hardware products; when locals were asked where they were going they would reply "Scot's house". This house was located in the townland of Aghnahola, behind the current Church of Ireland parochial house.[citation needed]

Churches in Scotshouse[edit]

  • St. Andrew's Church - the church celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2010.[2] It contains a memorial stained glass window for those who died in the First World War and a memorial plaque to Ernest Waldron King, an assistant purser with the White Star Line who died when the Titanic sank. The church and its graveyard are both protected regional structures (reference numbers 41401610 and 41401615, respectively).[3]
  • Church of the Immaculate Conception - built in 1924, it is a gable-fronted structure of Romanesque appearance. The church has a stained glass window and a carved plaque with a Celtic cross motif.[4] It is a protected regional structure (reference numbers 41401608).[3]

Notable people from Scotshouse[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ ""Currin 200" - St Andrew's Church, Scotshouse (Clogher)". Church of Ireland. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Appendix 5 - Record of Protected Structures in Monaghan County Council Area" (PDF). Monaghan County Council. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "County Sligo Search Results: Buildings of Ireland: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage". Retrieved 18 August 2017.