May 1-4, 2015 – Cloughjordan Honours MacDonagh
A weekend of learning, fun and activity for all ages!
Join us for the annual celebration honouring Cloughjordan native and signatory of the 1916 Proclamation Thomas MacDonagh.
Talks, lectures, outings, workshops, classes and exhibitions will be on offer. Details coming soon!
Django’s Hostel (See www.djangoshostel.com or contact Pa at 087-2569348) is at the entrance to the Eco-village while bed and breakfast is also available in Cloughjordan House on the Step Road, (see www.sarahbaker.ie or contact Sarah Baker at 087-9690824) and in Courtyard Antiques on the Borrisokane Road (Contact Dawn O’Sullivan at 086-2689499).
Travelling by Train to and from Cloughjordan
Cloughjordan station is served by trains from Dublin and Limerick, please use them if you can – and help keep our local line open. There are two trains per day in each direction every weekday including Saturday and one late-evening train in each direction on Sundays.Timetables change from time to time so check before you travel.
The 09.00 from Dublin (Heuston) arrives in Cloughjordan at 10.46 and an evening train leaves Cloughjordan at 18.08 arriving in Dublin at 20.00 (Monday to Saturday).
On Sundays the 18.25 train from Dublin arrives in Cloughjordan at 20.26, while the train for Dublin leaves Cloughjordan at 18.40 and is due in Dublin at 20.42.
The morning service from Cloughjordan to Dublin is 7.57 (Monday to Saturday) arriving at 9.55. The evening train from Dublin to Cloughjordan is at 18.00 (Monday to Saturday), arriving at 19.43.
All services involve changing trains at Ballybrophy.
A ninety minute trip departing from Limerick at 6.30 (Mon – Sat) and returning at 19.43 gives you fourteen hours or more in Cloughjordan – good value for money if you don’t mind the early start!
Bank holiday weekends – there are no trains on the local line on the Sunday of a holiday weekend nor on the following Monday morning. The evening train runs at the normal Monday time.
Travelling by Road
Follow M7 (Limerick direction) and exit at Moneygall (between Roscrea and Nenagh). At the far end of Moneygall main street, take a right turn (at the Sign saying Cloughjordan 10km, Borrisokane 20 km). Allow two hours.
Follow M7 (Dublin direction) and exit at Moneygall (between Nenagh and Roscrea). At the far end of Moneygall main street, take a left turn at the sign saying Cloughjordan 10km, Borrisokane 20 km). Allow one hour
From Shannon, Cork and the South West
Follow the signs for Limerick. On approaching Limerick city, follow signs for Dublin to bypass the city centre and then follow the above. Allow over two hours
Route from the Northern Midlands, the West and the North-West
Join the N52 Dundalk – Nenagh road wherever appropriate (it passes through Kells, Mullingar, Kilbeggan, Tullamore and Birr) and follow it to Borrisokane (between Birr and Nenagh). At the far end of Borrisokane main street, turn left at a petrol station and a sign for Cloughjordan.
From the North East
Follow the M1 to Dublin then the M50 to the Red Cow roundabout and follow the signs to Limerick as described above.
From the South East
Join the N80 Enniscorthy-Tullamore road wherever appropriate (it passes through Bunclody and Carlow) and follow it to Portlaoise then follow signs for Limerick as described above.
From the South
Join the M8/ N8 Cork-Dublin road wherever appropriate. Take the N62 exit for Thurles & follow the N62 to Roscrea and then follow signs for Limerick as described above.