Cloyne a small and ancient cathedral town is especially well known through its strong associations with Bishop Berkeley the famous 18th century philosopher, born in Kilkenny. He was Bishop of Cloyne from 1734 to 1753. The origin of Cloyne can be tracedback to St. Colman in the 6th century who founded the See of Cloyne. An interesting feature at Cloyne is one of the places of refuge for Christian monks at times of attack and plunder.


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