Clones

Clones, Co.Monaghan, was a large town to be served by the Great Northern Railway's Dundalk to Enniskillen line, which opened in June 1858. Clones was also the junction for the GNR line north to Armagh and Belfast, and south to Cavan. The station at Clones was therefore very large, consisting of a large two storey stone built structure. There was also an extensive goods yard adjacent to the station, as well as a concrete built roundhouse for locomotives, one of the few in the country. Today the station site is now occupied by an industrial complex, although the concrete built locomotive shed and one of the two platforms remain in situ. The lines through Clones closed to passengers in 1957, and to goods in 1960.