The Thomas MacDonagh Museum sits at the centre of Cloughjordan village. Created during the troubled times in the aftermath of the Cromwellian plantations Cloughjordan has much to offer the Cultural tourist.
The Museum focusses on Thomas MacDonagh, Tipperary’s signatory of the Irish Proclamation. The story of MacDonagh’s involvement in the 1916 rising is explored in depth. but the real gem here is the untold story of MacDonagh, the man and his family’s legacy not just to Cloughjordan but to the Nation.
Designed and managed by an entirely voluntary team the Museum continues to excite with a constantly changing programme of exhibitions. The permanent exhibition examines MacDonagh as a family man, teacher, poet, dramatist, Gaelic language activist and founding member of the ASTI.
When finished in the Museum continue your journey and explore the village of Cloughjordan. Find the enigmatic milestone, the fever hospital and spectacular Harry Clarke and Evie Hone windows. The Museum has developed a walking app of the town you can enjoy on your phone or tablet and which you can download from the website. Linger and enjoy a walk in Knocknacree Beech Wood or along the Scohaboy Bog boardwalk, part of the Ormond Way.
From 1st August visitors are welcome 2-4-pm at weekends, Friday – Sunday inclusive. The Museum is free but donations are very welcome.