Clones serves as a market town serving the needs of a wide rural hinterland, which extends into Northern Ireland. The town’s attractions include its rich archaeology and built heritage. The impending delivery of two major projects in the town with the re-opening of the Ulster Canal and a multi-user sports facility, including grass pitch, all weather pitch, athletics track, sports hall and offices, represents a stimulus for investment in the area.
Clones is located less than 1 kilometre from the Border with Northern Ireland, 20 km from Monaghan and 25 km from Cavan along the N54 national road, which links Belfast to Galway.
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Clones has 36 hectares of lands zoned for Industry & Employment. Significant parcels of land have been included to the eastern end of the town which can be easily accessed from the N54 national road. Additional lands are zoned within the town along with various available commercial premises.
Clones also offers a new state-of-the-art Business Technology Park within the town centre which has nine office units, served by broadband and with a management company for the upkeep of common areas.
Link to Clones Town Development Plan Zoning Map
Information and Communications Technology
The Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) has been provided in the town. The area served can be viewed at www.enet.ie/coverage.html
Clones has ample provision for water supply and treatment. The town’s current demand for drinking water is 1,200 m³/day with a treatment capacity of 2,200 m³/day.
The town’s wastewater treatment plant has a plant design of 4,500 population equivalent (P.E.) and is currently catering for 3,100 P.E.
Education and Skills
The town and surrounding area is well served by a network of pre-school and primary schools and has one secondary school located within the town offering a high quality education.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) the third level institution for the region is located less than one hour’s drive from Monaghan. The town is also accessible to a range of other third level institutions, both north and south of the border.
Clones town has a population of 1,508. (Census Interim 2011)
The town contains two hotels, The Creighton and The Lennard Arms, offering conferencing/meeting room facilities along with The Cassandra Hand Centre and The Canal Stores. A range of support businesses are provided within the town including financial, legal and IT.
The town and surrounding area offer a wide range of activities - golfing, fishing, Rally school and an opportunity to explore a town rich in archaeology, including a Round Tower and Abbey, High Cross, Ring Forts and churches. Key festivals attract large crowds to the town annually, including the Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival, Clones Film Festival, Clones Canal Festival, while the town is renowned as being home to the GAA Ulster Final.
Visit the website www.clonestown.com