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Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Museum

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Thomas MacDonagh was an Irish patriot, poet, teacher and a leader of Ireland’s 1916 insurrection. He is celebrated here in his home town of Cloughjordan. Our museum showcases the story of MacDonagh and his family and the inspiring and enduring relationship they had with a small midlands town.

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Cloughjordan Famine Victims

January 13, 2021
On the 15th January 1848 a child William Quirke aged 4 years died from starvation in a roadside hut at Bantiss, Cloughjordan. He was the […] Full Details »
Candles placed at the entrance to the 1916 Memorial Garden in Cloughjordan

Joe MacDonagh Remembered

January 10, 2021
This photo was taken on the evening of Christmas Day at the entrance to the 1916 Memorial Garden in Cloughjordan. Members of the Cloughjordan Heritage […] Full Details »
Photograph of Joe MacDonagh

Hunger Striker, Joe MacDonagh TD, died on Christmas Day 1922

December 21, 2020
Joe MacDonagh died on Christmas Day 1922 from the effects of a burst appendix that he suffered while on hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail. He […] Full Details »

Joseph MacDonagh’s Irish Revolution by Gerard Shannon

Gerard Shannon will be giving a lecture tonight on Joesph MacDonagh, Thomas MacDonagh’s younger brother, who died on Christmas day, 1922. Joseph’s accomplishments in the […] Full Details »