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It’s time for a You and Me day

  • Cloughjordan honours Thomas MacDonagh
  • time for a  you and me day
  • famous Tipperary man Thomas MacDonagh of Cloughjordan
  • Traditional Irish music in Tipperary

It’s that time of year when we all need to take a day or two off. Instead of a duvet day, it’s time for a “you and me day”. What better than dodging April showers and grabbing those precious early rays of sunshine? We have the perfect solution, whatever you and yours truly like to do. From traditional music to craft and food, it’s all here in Tipp.

For Art, History and Literary Buffs

April 28th until the 1st of May are the dates to be in Cloughjordan when we honour Thomas MacDonagh. MacDonagh was a senior officer to Eamonn DeVelera and a leader during the 1916 rebellion. The only Tipperary signatory of the Proclamation of the provisional Government, MacDonagh made many references in his poetry to the places and events of his childhood, happily spent in Cloughjordan. His parents, Joseph MacDonagh and Mary Louise Parker, came to the area in 1877 as the first teachers in the newly opened catholic school. This weekend covers everything from art, festival, lectures and readings. Contact: 087 3946862.

For Family History Buffs

May 15th – 19th is Family History week at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh. This event attracts world class experts in practice and academia. Contact:

For Trad (traditional) Music Lovers

Cahir is the place to be on 14 May 2017–21 May 2017. The Tipperary County Fleadh Cheoil will take place. If you love the craic (fun!), Irish dancing and traditional music this is a unique opportunity to experience Irish culture and heritage. If you play an instrument, bring it with you and join in. For more details, of if you place an instrument, contact Mary Harty on 086 0624217 or email on

For Foodies

There’s also the Kilfinane Fleadh Weekend coming up on the 31st of May. This weekend will have dancing competitions, and open air market on the Saturday with local food produce. Sunday sees historical and outdoor activities by Ballyhoura Beo whilst on the Monday you can attend an art workshop. Contact: or email:

Time is goes by so fast, so we hope that you make time for a “You and Me day” here with us in Tipperary. #youandmeday

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