27 Sept 2022

Tipperary village cements ties with Kingdom of Jordan with a civic reception for envoy

Cloughjordan takes its name from Middle East country

Tipperary village cements ties with Kingdom of Jordan with a civic reception for envoy

Cloughjordan: takes its name from the Kingdom of Jordan

The village of Cloughjordan will cement its ties further with the Kingdom of Jordan this Monday, July 15, when the country's ambassador receives a civic reception from Tipperary County Council.

Council cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Murphy, and the cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District, Cllr Joe Hannigan, are due to host a civic reception in the Civic Offices, Nenagh, at 11am to honour His Excellency Omar Nahar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan to the UK and Ireland.

The ambassador is visiting Cloughjordan and Tipperary because of the links between Jordan and the town of Cloughjordan.

Last October the Stone of Jordan was presented to the Cloughjordan community on behalf of the Kingdom of Jordan, by the honorary consul of Ireland in Jordan, Ramsey Khoury, at a public function in Cloughjordan.

In the 13th century a stone castle was built in the locality by De Marisco who returned from the Crusades in the Holy Land and brought with him a stone from the River Jordan.

This stone was the cornerstone of his new castle, and it was from this stone that the village got its name - the Stone of Jordan - Cloch Shiúrdáin - Cloughjordan.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.