Experience Tourism Day at Cassandra Hand Folk & Famine Centre

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Cassandra Hand Folk & Famine Centre

Ball Alley

Clones

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Experience Tourism Day with FREE entry to Cassandra Hand Folk & Famine Centre!

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The Cassandra Hand Folk and Famine Centre is located in the old Round Tower School situated in the historic town of Clones and was built in 1859 by Cassandra Hand with proceeds from Clones Lace.

Clones Lace was a famine relief initiative introduced by Cassandra after arriving in Clones in 1847 during the worst years of the Great Famine. With the beautiful image of Clones Round Tower visible through the classroom windows to the front, the remains of Clones Abbey on one side and the remains of a Norman Motte and Bailey on the other, the Folk and Famine Centre is centrally located as a stopping point to explore the town.

An exhibition about the Famine in Clones is also on permanent display. The Centre caters to visitors from home and abroad, and offers guided walks of the town, exhibitions, room hire, talks, music nights, school visits and much more.

Open daily through the summer months and by appointment at other times throughout the year.

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Cassandra Hand Folk & Famine Centre

Ball Alley

Clones

Ireland

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