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Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh 2022

Presented by Cloughjordan Heritage Group
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Liz Gillis: The Fight for Women’s Rights and National Freedom

Cloughjordan Heritage Group presents a talk given by Liz Gillis, on The Fight for Women’s Rights and National Freedom. The recording was made in 2019, part of the Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh Annual Summer School.
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AGM, 15th Dec, 11am


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Thomas MacDonagh Museum Book Collection

This collection is an integral part of the story of Thomas and the MacDonagh family.
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Caring For Our Book Collection

Temporary display in the newly installed bookcase

We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Council has awarded a grant to the Thomas MacDonagh Museum supporting the care and display of the museum’s book collection. The museum holds a number of rare books, many donated by the MacDonagh family, along with others received from kind benefactors. Part of this collection can be seen in the permanent exhibition.
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Anniversary of the death of Muriel MacDonagh

It was on 9th July 1917 that Muriel, widow of Thomas MacDonagh died tragically in a drowning accident at Skerries, Co. Dublin.
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Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh 2021

Presented by Cloughjordan Heritage Group

All events presented free online 1st and 2nd May and 3rd June.
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Musical Legacy of the MacDonagh Family

The home of the MacDonagh family, with Joseph and Mary Louise and their six children, nurtured fine qualities and many talents. Perhaps the gift of music was the dominant legacy of their home life.
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Lahorna De Wets-Tipperary senior hurling champions 1902

Back(l-r) Jim Darcy (Bantiss), John O’Meara (Carrigenagh), Mick Kennedy (Killyloughnane), Michael Conway (Beechwood), Dan Ryan (Soolmoy), Rody Nolan (Cunnahurt), Paddy Behan (Ballinweir),
Middle (l-r) Mick McLoughney (Lahorna), Tom Ryan (Beechwood), Tim O’Connor (Carrigenagh), Paddy Williams (Cloughjordan), Tim Carr (Ballymackey), Con Brewer (Ballymackey), Martin Darcy (Kyle).
Front (l-r) Michael Gaynor (Secretary-Kilruane), James O’Meara (Moanfin), Tom Ryan (The Lough), Jack Dwan (Captain-Kilruane), George O’Leary (Chairman-Beechwood). Missing from the photo is Denis Whelan (Bantiss) who played in the 1902 county final.

Lahorna De Wets hurling club were the predecessors of Kilruane MacDonaghs club in the parish of Cloughjordan. They were founded in 1900 and named after Christiaan De Wet, a Boer War General who was very popular in Ireland for his military feats against the British in the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). De Wets won the first ever North Tipperary final in 1901 and won it again in 1902,’03,’04,’06,’07,’08. In 1902 they also won the county final beating Carrick-on-Suir by 7-10 to 1-2.
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The first day of February

February begins with a celebration – Spring has arrived! The early Irish church dedicated the day to ‘Muire na nGael’, bestowing the honour of that feast on St Bridget. It was the day that the proverb advised ‘you could put away the candlestick and half the candle’ in anticipation of the lengthening
days.
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