Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School

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The first Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School takes place from 20-24 September 2023 in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary and aims to be one of the highlights of the Museum’s 10th anniversary programme. Advance tickets are on sale via The Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of Cloughjordan’s finest, the poet-patriot Thomas MacDonagh, as part of a fascinating poetry inspired programme of creative writing workshops, inspirational talks, interactive discussions, and poetry readings. The Museum is grateful to Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Creative Ireland, Tipperary County Council and UCD’s Poetry as Commemoration for their support. Thomas MacDonagh Hedge School is curated by poet and writer Eleanor Hooker, the winner of the Michael Hartnett Award 2022. The programme, featuring distinguished academics and researchers, will address how their own research and writing offers an imaginative way to deepen our understanding of the past and explore a challenging period of Irish history in an open and inclusive way. The speakers will read from and discuss their own work. They will explore the impact of the arts in the shaping of our Nation; the concept of ethical remembrance; and the consideration of poetry as commemoration with reference to their own and MacDonagh's poetry. In a lodge inside a gate Live in a state and live apart, Till the little distant date When your fate will bid you start. from Grange House Lodge Thomas MacDonagh

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Lectures, Readings
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11:00 am
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03:00 pm
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Thomas MacDonagh Museum
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Una Johnston
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