Clonmany was home to a monastery and to the Miosach, a copper and silver shrine, now located in National Museum, Dublin. The first houses were built in the village, in the 1920’s around a crossroads hence the village is called The Cross. It is also home to myself and Patsy

Market House: The building dates back to around mid 1800’s. It was equipped with a weigh bridge and scales. Grain and seed were bought and sold here. Markets were held twice weekly, Tuesdays and Fridays from the year 1858 until mid 1960’s and I remember them well as a child coming home from National School on market days, the village full of animals, men and the pubs loud with voices talking and singing.

From 1960’s horses became few and tractors became mode of transport so distance became no problem and the mart in Cardonagh became the centre for all marketing transactions in Inishowen and Market House closed. It fell into ruin over the next 25 years.

Clonmany Festival Commitee spent over €400,000 developing and restoring the Market House into the building it is today. It has been renovated to its former beauty and is a vital part of life and social interaction in the village. I feel very privileged to have been given it for our Yoga classes. It is steeped in history and energetic pulses from the past and it and The Square in which it stands, holds a lifetime of memories for me, growing up in this village.