H6439 : Information board, Tydavnet Village

taken 6 years ago, near to Tedavnet, Tallyvogy and Corraghbrack, Monaghan, Ireland

Information board, Tydavnet Village
Information board, Tydavnet Village
The following text can be read from the JPG,


Tydavnet Village has been inhabited since the Bronze Age (2000 BC) and probably
much earlier. The famous Tydavnet Gold Discs date from this period and they are the symbol of the National Museum of Ireland, where they are on permanent display. St. Dympna is said to have stopped in Tydavnet whilst fleeing to Belgium to escape the wrath of her pagan father. According to local tradition she performed a miracle in a house in the village - hence the name Tiijh Damhnait (Dympna's House) The story of St. Dympna is unique. She is the patron saint of the mentally afflicted and the patroness of the diocese of Clogher. Her shrine at Gee), in Belgium, is world famous, Tydavnet parish and Geel were officially twinned in 1992.

The Bachall Damhnait, or crozier of St. Dympna, was held by the Lambe family in
Tydavnet for centuries. It is now kept in the Gold Room of the National Museum of Ireland. Her principal church in Ireland was at Tydavnet and by the 15th century it had become so famous that the princes and dynasties of the kingdom of Oriel chose to be buried here

The Normans plundered Tydavnet in 1206 and the first recorded mention of the area is on a taxation list in 1302. The old graveyard was the site of the first chapel of St. Dympna which was in ruins in 1641. It contains one of the finest examples of a mortality tombstone in Europe and also has a collection of 18th century headstones.

The new chapel was built in 1784 and is the second oldest in County Monaghan.
Tydavnet was once an important trading centre and had five fairs. These fairs attracted dealers from all over Ireland and many stories are told of the grisly reception awaiting any unwary traveller at Skelton's inn, which stood in the village. Our modern day visitors are assured of a much warmer welcome.
In 1834 the village had 8 houses thatched and built of stone. To-day it is a vibrant and lively place at the heart of an industrious and friendly parish. Cead mile failte to Tydavnet.

2000 BC-------2000 AD"

Pictured here H6439 : R186 / L1171 roads, Tydavnet
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 641 391 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.8329N 7:0.9101W
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Irish: geotagged! H 641 391
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