Thomas MacDonagh Museum
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Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
02:00 - 16:00
Sunday
02:00 - 16:00
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Thomas MacDonagh, Irish patriot, poet, teacher and a leader of Ireland's 1916 insurrection now has a museum and heritage centre in his home town of Cloughjordan. This centre is located in a renovated MacDonagh family home and brings to the public the story of this man and the place in which he grew up.
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murff2015
Cork, Ireland34 contributions
Sep 2019
we were staying in Nenagh-- thought we,d visit this heritage centre--were so lucky to meet Rose who gave us a very pleasant interesting tour through the Heritage Centre--peaking our interest even more in this part of our history-- filling in some gaps--finished off a wonderful afternoon with a visit to the local Church to see the Harry Clarke and Evie Hone stained Glass windows --just beautiful
Written 8 September 2019
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Sarsfieldbhoys
30 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We visited on our way back from a break in Killarney. Myself, my wife and 2 sons aged 13 and 11 spent almost 2 hours in the centre. My son has a huge interest in Irish history and stumbled across the centre on Google while researching about the leaders of 1916 Rising. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and really went out of their way to show us everything the centre and indeed the village of Cloughjordan had to offer. Shay acted as a tour guide and showed us all the exhibits in the centre and also 2 short films. Shay was very informative. The centre is located in the heart of the village and about 15 minutes drive from the M7 motorway and the Barrack Obama plaza and is well worth the detour. The centre could do with some marketing and advertising help because we only came across it by accident through my sons interest. It really deserves more prominent advertising to draw more visitors into the centre and the village. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
Written 6 April 2018
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TrevMac85
Kilmallock, Ireland37 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I visited the heritage centre by complete accident, whilst getting a coffee to have at the train station I chatted to a local named Shea about the history of the town..

He spoke of the heritage centre and offered me a tour even though it was closed.

The centre is small but is located in the firmer home of a very important Irish freedom fighter named Thomas McDonagh.

It is well presented, contains some fascinating pieces on McDonagh and the 1916 rising.

Shea told me some great stories of the history of the town.

Very well worth a trip if you are off the beaten track!
Written 9 May 2017
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thinktank2017
Kilkenny, Ireland6 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
We worked in the bigt room, the ground floor and upstairs and had time in the breaks to look at the exhibition.
Written 25 February 2017
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MamoMusiwu
County Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
Cloughjordan is a relatively small town and a little isolated, but the local people have made it well worth a visit. The Heritage Centre is in the home where Thomas MacDonagh, la leader in the 1916 Rising and signatory to the Proclamation of the Republic, grew up. It has many aretfacts that are relevant to its time and many connected with the MacDonagh family and is staffed by volunteers who are very knowledgeable.

The ground floor is wheelchair accessible, but upstairs is not (they did not have lifts in the late 19th century or early 20th century!)
Written 18 January 2017
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LeopardstownColumbo
Leopardstown17 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Very well laid out. The information provided is very relevant and detailed, without been over burdening. A very good video included. The tour lasts about three quarters of an hour.
The staff who are voluntary are very nice and provided great and relevant information.
Written 15 November 2016
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Brianu87
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Jun 2016
Grawn Church yard definitely worth visit. Cloughjordan a lovely original Irish Village all people friendly and helpful and Murphys for lunch.
Written 24 August 2016
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Thomas MacDonagh Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 02:00 - 16:00