Joseph MacDonagh Centenary Weekend

On 23 – 25th September 2022, with funding from the Tipperary Decade of Centenaries ‘Local Legacies 1922/2022’ Grant Scheme we will hold a ‘Joe MacDonagh Centenary Weekend’. Over 3 days attendees are invited to explore the political, cultural and military legacy of this national political figure, Sinn Féin MP for Tipperary North, business man, teacher […]

Another successful street collection event in Nenagh

Fundraising is a key activity for the Museum, and the annual street collection also helps us to meet and chat with our many supporters and well-wishers. A big Thank You to the wonderful Volunteers who gave their time and energy on the streets of Nenagh on Thursday or Friday, in some variable weather conditions! Brenda, […]

Create Digital Memories during Heritage Week

Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan invites you to create digital memories in our free Heritage Week event on 15 & 16 August. Together, we will create an exclusive digital collection of personal objects that tell interesting or unusual stories resulting in an online exhibition on the Museum’s new website. This project is open to everyone, […]

Cloughjordan Heritage Keepers

Who We Are: Tori McMorran and Karen Smith are Volunteers involved in management of the Thomas MacDonagh Museum. Simon Mulqueen is a staff member of the Museum. This group created and delivered the Heritage Keepers project for Cloughjordan and were supported by Veronica Ryan who is the Education Officer with Cloughjordan Eco-Village. What We Did: […]

Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland proves size doesn’t matter

Director Tori McMorran represented Thomas MacDonagh Museum at the in-person MSPI awards ceremony in Kilkenny Castle on 13 July. Thomas MacDonagh Museum was invited to attend because the Heritage Council wanted to acknowledge the achievements of Museum’s – like ours – whose MSPI accreditation ceremonies were held online in 2021. 13 museums were celebrated in […]

Create Digital Memories in Thomas MacDonagh Museum’s Unique Heritage Week Event!

Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan invites you to create digital memories in a special, free event in the Museum on 15 & 16 August as part of Heritage Week 2022. Together, we will create and curate an exclusive digital collection of personal objects that tell interesting or unusual stories resulting in an online exhibition on […]

Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh 2022

Presented by Cloughjordan Heritage Group The Cloughjordan Heritage Group presents a reflection on the emerging new state – recovering from the divisive Civil War and striving for financial security. Friday 29 April 8.15pm: Launch of Cloughjordan Heritage Volume XIVenue: Thomas MacDonagh Museum Saturday 30 April 11am – 2pm: Thomas MacDonagh Summer SchoolTheme: The New Nation […]

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. After decades of suffragette struggle, some women were permitted to vote in a general election for the first time in […]

Thomas MacDonagh Museum Book Collection

This collection is an integral part of the story of Thomas and the MacDonagh family. It contains work by family members and aspects of the social, cultural and political movements of the late 1800s and early 1900s, which led to the development of a national identity in an emerging new state. Táimid fior-bhuíoch do mhuintir […]