Latest programme details for MacDonagh Weekend

Join us in Cloughjordan over the May Bank Holiday weekend when Cloughjordan Honours MacDonagh one hundred years on.

MacDonagh Weekend 2016 – Programme

Events include those listed below and many more. For details, dates and times, click on the programme link above.

Mamó’ A drama written and performed by Isolde Ó Brolcháin and devised and directed by Donal O’Kelly – Mamó is a one-woman show based on the life and character of the playwright’s great-grandmother, Geraldine Plunkett Dillon, whose brother, Joseph Plunkett, was the youngest signatory to the declaration of the Irish Republic in 1916.  It is a confluence of family and state history, and explores how a brother and sister sought independence from tyranny.

Thomas MacDonagh Summer School: chaired by Dr. Mary McCarthy, History Dept. UL.

Speakers: Lucille Redmond – ‘MacDonagh the Teacher’.
Prof. Ruairí Brugha – ‘People like us – Those who fought and fell in 1916 – a family reflection.
Brian Hughes on Micheal Mallin.
Ian Kelly – Profile of Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell
Seán Ó Gorman – ‘Dublin in Easter Week’ with May McGill, friend of Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell

Fís Réabhlóide 1916 agus 2016: Oidhreacht Thomás MhicDhonnacha –  Revolutionary Vision 1916 and 2016: Thomas MacDonagh’s Legacy

Déanfaidh an tOllamh Peadar Kirby comparáid idir an fhís a spreag Tomás MacDonnacha agus a chomrádaithe agus an fhís a spreagann lucht an éiceaphobail sa lá atá inniú ann. In this bilingual talk, Professor Peadar Kirby will compare the vision that motivated Thomas MacDonagh and his comrades with the vision that motivates the promoters of the EcoVillage today. He will examine lessons we can learn from Thomas MacDonagh.

‘Married to MacDonagh’ Guest speaker – Michelle Drysdale – great grand-daughter of Thomas MacDonagh. Chaired by Prof.  Peadar Kirby.

Parade of bands and Tipperary organisations and the unveiling of the Thomas MacDonagh Statue

Drama: At the end of Easter Week a decision was made to evacuate the GPO. This is the story of Elizabeth O’Farrell’s heroic role in her own words.

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