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Clough, County Down

Clough, DOWNPATRICK, County Down, BT30 8RD
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Clough is the crossroads village (six roads meet here).  Clough has superb views out over the valleys and it is obvious why its strategic site led to the building of an early castle, ruins of which still stand today. 

Motorists will be greeted by the superb sculpture "On the Way to the Fair" or locally known as `The Moo’ sculpture, erected in 2011 and designed by Dungannon man Darren Sutton.  It depicts a cow being led by a farmer and represents the village’s farming history.

Fairs were held throughout Northern Ireland for over a hundred years, farmers would drive cattle to them from all quarters, as well as trading, the fair was a means of socialising and an employment opportunity for many. The farmer driving his cattle was a common sight in Clough and the surrounding area, a sight that started to fade in the late forties due to improved roads and the availability of new modes of transport.

Clough has an excellent example of Anglo Norman earthwork castle with mount (motte), stone tower and an outer enclosure (bailey). The Castle is located in a commanding position at the junction of the village and is open all year round.


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