Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre

The people of Cloughjordan take a great pride in the opening of the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, located 8km from Moneygall. The wonderful display of local heritage and MacDonagh Family memorabilia is managed by a fantastic team of volunteers. Born in Cloughjordan in 1878 – Thomas MacDonagh was one of the seven singatories of the Irish Proclamation and was executed by firing squad for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Thomas was married to Muriel Guifford and father to Donagh and Bairbre. During his short life, Thomas published collections of his poems, plays and literary works. Cloughjordan holds an annual weekend at the beginning of May honouring the patriot, poet, playwright, gaeilgeoir, educationalist and family man. The Thomas MacDonagh Weekend includes a day long Summer School which highlights MacDonaghs life and aspects of Irish heritage. The centre is grateful to the MacDonagh family for donating archival material for display in a permanent exhibition.

 

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