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November 11, 2023

Presentation of Tipperariana Book of the Year Award 2022

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I had a wonderful weekend down in Tipperary, the highlight of course being presented with Tipperariana Book of the Year Award for 2022 by the Fethard Historical Society for my book, ‘Alderman Joseph MacDonagh, TD: Tipperary’s Forgotten Revolutionary Politician? (1883-1922)‘. I want to thank the committee and members of the…

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January 7, 2023

Unveiling of headstone to Alderman Joseph MacDonagh, TD

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I was delighted when some months ago Dr. Joe MacDonagh, grandson of Alderman Joseph MacDonagh, TD, informed me he and his brother wished to put a headstone over the grave of their grandfather in Glasnevin cemetery. (Located at SH 77.5 St Bridget’s section). Alderman MacDonagh has been a great research…

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December 18, 2022

RTÉ History Show, Joseph MacDonagh Book Interview

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In December 2022 I was interviewed by Myles Dungan on the RTÉ History Show about my book Alderman Joseph MacDonagh, TD – Tipperary’s Forgotten Revolutionary Politician?  On this week’s programme – the life and death of forgotten revolutionary Joseph MacDonagh; the long history of the Church of the Nativity in…

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October 27, 2022

Launch of Joe MacDonagh biography draws a capacity crowd

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An article from Tipperary Live, covering the launch of my Joeseph MacDonagh biography. A capacity crowd attended the launch of the new biography of Alderman Joseph MacDonagh, TD, on Culture night, Friday, September 23, in the Thomas MacDonagh museum in Cloughjordan. Joe MacDonagh’s well-known older brother Thomas was executed after…

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December 22, 2020

Joseph MacDonagh talk for Trasna na Tíre

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In a year of unusual restrictions, it’s been great having the chance to continue to history talks by means of line. Here’s one I did this Christmas season on Joseph MacDonagh, one of the most extraordinary figures of the Irish revolutionary period and central to events in 1917-23. At different…

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June 1, 2018

”One of the most brilliant young Irishmen of our day’: The life of Joseph MacDonagh, TD, 1883-1922′,

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”One of the most brilliant young Irishmen of our day’: The life of Joseph MacDonagh, TD, 1883-1922′, A piece contributed to Cloughjordan Heritage X , published by the Cloughjordan Heritage Group (2018). To inquire for copies, click here.…

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May 5, 2018

Joseph MacDonagh talk for Thomas MacDonagh Weekend 2018

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‘One of the most brilliant young Irishmen of our day’: Joseph MacDonagh T.D. (1883-1922), for Thomas MacDonagh Weekend 2018, at Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, Lower Main Street, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary on 5 May 2018. View the programme for the event…

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