Visit Cloughjordan

one of Ireland’s most interesting towns

Set in the beautiful, rolling countryside of North Tipperary, yet just over a hundred minutes from Dublin by train, any weekday you can take a morning train from Dublin and get to Cloughjordan in plenty time for elevenses (visit ‘getting here’ for times, details and alternatives).

Just look at the list of things you will have to try hard to pack into just one day…

Map of Cloughjordan

Accommodation

Django’s Hostel is located at the entrance to the Eco-village.
www.djangoshostel.com  | 087-2569348

Bed & Breakfast is available in Cloughjordan House on the Step Road.
www.sarahbaker.ie  |  087-9690824

Things to See & Do

  • Thomas MacDonagh Museum

    Visit the Thomas MacDonagh Museum where the Cloughjordan-born patriot is honoured. The museum is a modern building containing the museum and the local library with occasional exhibitions on a range of heritage related subjects. Open 12-4pm every day except Monday.  www.macdonaghheritage.ie.

  • The Ecovillage

    Visit Ireland’s first ecovillage, with many different kinds of eco-friendly houses and amenities. Tours every Saturday and Sunday – check thevillage.ie for details.

  • The Arts

    Call in to the Middle Country Cafe and Craftshop which has a range of crafts from local artists and craftspeople.

    Buy a present in Thomas Wollen’s Ceramic Studio – there’s something for every taste in his beautiful, witty creations.

    Visit artist Mary Pickering’s studio and see her wonderful paintings and prints www.marypickering.ie

  • Harry Clarke Stained Glass

    Call to the Catholic Church of SS Michael and John to admire the classic Harry Clarke stained glass windows and avail of a rare chance to compare them to windows by Evie Hone who was influenced by him.