Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre
The people of Cloughjordan saw a dream realised with the opening of the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, just 8km from Moneygall. A great team of volunteers continue to work to develop the display of local heritage and memorabilia of the MacDonaghFamily.
Born in Cloughjordan in 1878, Thomas MacDonagh was one of the seven signatories of the Irish Proclamation and was executed by firing squad for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. He was married to Muriel Guifford and father to Donagh and Bairbre. During his short life he published collections of his poems, plays and literary works.
Cloughjordan honours the patriot, poet, playwright, gaeilgeoir, educationalist and family man, during the Thomas MacDonagh Weekend. Which is held annually at the beginning of May including a day long Summer School which highlights MacDonagh and aspects of Irish heritage. The centre is grateful to the MacDonagh family for making archival material available for display in a permanent exhibition.
Visit the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre in Cloughjordan. www.macdonaghheritage.ie
Open on Tues-Thurs 12-4pm, Fri 4-7pmand Sat- Sun 12-4pm. Admission is free
Facilities: MacDonagh Museum, research & video room, Tipperary Libraries branch library, meeting rooms, exhibition space, overhead projectors, screens and sound system.