Heritage and Culture
Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre
The Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre honours the Irish patriot, poet, teacher and leader of Ireland’s 1916 insurrection in his home town of Cloughjordan. The centre brings to the public the story of this great man and the place in which he grew up, and is the home of Cloughjordan Heritage Group. Every year in May, the centre hosts the Thomas MacDonagh Weekend, a festival of history, music and arts. The Centre is open from 12.00 – 4.00pm Tuesday – Sunday, with extended opening on Thursday until 7.00pm. Talks on Thomas MacDonagh and local history can be arranged for visiting groups, by appointment only. For information about regular Heritage Group talks, group visits and the Thomas MacDonagh Week-end, contact the centre on 087 3946862, or visit our web-site to FIND OUT MORE
Cloughjordan lies on the Beara Breifne Greenway, a walking route that retraces the historic march of the O'Sullivan Beare. The student of Irish History will find much tangible material in the area to help trace the course of Ireland's story. The ancient dwelling places and ring forts, dotted through the countryside, include the great tree ringed fort of Rathurles; the 5000 years old burial cairns at Ardcrooney and Ballygibbon; the castles of Gaelic chieftains O'Kennedys, MacEgans and O'Carrolls, and of their Norman adversaries deMariscos and Butlers.
Cloughjordan Historical Tours
Sheelagh na Gig
More than just an independent bookstore, Sheelagh na Gig is packed with local crafts and works of art, an eclectic selection of CDs, plus wholefoods, fair trade and artisan goodies.
Relax and browse while enjoying one of their excellent coffees and tasty snacks or come along to one of their intimate concerts, art exhibitions or the monthly writer's group.
Free WiFi available, and mail order via Walnut Books. FIND OUT MORE
The aim of the cine club is to generate an interest in local and international, art-house and independent film.
Joining the cineclub could not be simpler. Just turn up! Everyone is welcome, even if you are just passing through.
Members of the club are part of a national network of over 70 non-profit cinemas and an international community of countless others. Screenings take place on Sunday evenings at the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, and you can see our upcoming programme on our website. FIND OUT MORE