Heritage Week 2023

Share Cloughjordan’s Living Heritage in Thomas MacDonagh Museum’s Heritage Week Event

Share Cloughjordan’s Living Heritage in a free event in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan on Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 August from 4-7pm as part of Heritage Week 2023.

Together, we will create an online & in-person exhibition that illustrates Cloughjordan’s Living Heritage and how old skills, customs, places and objects have inspired unexpected throughlines from the past to the present day.

What examples of Living Heritage are uniquely Cloughjordanian? We’re open to more  suggestions about past and present local passions and skills, for example Hurling; Circus Performing; Dry Stone Walling; Beekeeping and Baking from old recipes. Could we include Uilleann Piping and Lace Making too? And let’s not forget our love of Holy Wells

To be a part of this unique event, we ask you to identify an object, custom, practice or place with a living connection to Cloughjordan and bring it to the Museum between 4pm and 7pm on Tuesday 15th  and Wednesday 16th August.

Objects help us to appreciate the craft or skill or tradition that created them.  It could be a family heirloom that has been handed down through generations. Perhaps it’s an object of historic importance to your family and our community. Maybe it’s not an object at all, it could be less physical and more intangible. We’re interested in all your ideas!

While you are with us at the Museum, we will record why this is meaningful to you and  the community, take a photograph and create a catalogue entry for inclusion in the exhibition in October.

The hurling sliotar (pictured) belongs to Paddy Williams of Kilruane MacDonaghs. It was recently digitised and is included in the Digital Memories Collection online exhibition. The sliotar was used in the National Hurling League Final won by Tipperary on 6 May 1979.  The ball was painted by John McCarthy from Coolnamon.

For queries about Heritage Week and other upcoming events in Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan email info@macdonaghmuseum.ie.

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