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RuairiOConchuir: Maurice Eakin gave a lovely recital of An Bonnán Buí (Yellow Bittern) translated Thomas MacDonagh. It's not for the common birds that I'd mourn The black-bird, the corncrake or the crane But for the bittern that's shy and apart And drinks in the marsh from the lone bog-drain.

IrishRepubIic: 'The Irish Volunteer stands pledged to the single service of Ireland in Ireland. He alters not his allegiance with change of circumstance. He owns one loyalty—to Ireland. He knows one duty—to Ireland.' Thomas MacDonagh

Sinabhfuil: Dylan Thomas reads Donagh MacDonagh's translation of Liam Ó Raghallaigh, The Day Set for Our Wedding

IrishRepubIic: 'There is always a chance of success for brave men who challenge fortune.' Thomas MacDonagh

RichardofEire: "It is sweet and seemly to die for one's country... I am proud and happy to die for Ireland, my glorious Fatherland." -Thomas MacDonagh

Ants_K: Thomas MacDonagh Rogic. We’ve missed you.

bighappyhead: High Street Kilkenny— c.1825, incorporates fabric of medieval Archer Mansion built 1582/4 . Thomas MacDonagh 1916 revolutionary & Francis Sheehy Skeffington pacifist once lived here when teaching in St. Kieran's College.

legacy_irish: Ledwidge wrote multiple lament poems for the men of 1916, including Thomas MacDonagh: "He shall not hear the bittern cry in the wild sky, where he is lain, Nor voices of the sweeter birds Above the wailing of the rain."

AnChartlann: "We do not profess to represent the mass of the people of Ireland. We stand for the intellect and soul of Ireland." Thomas MacDonagh's court-martial speech is now on the site.

Sinabhfuil: She was the wife of Kerry Gaelic Leaguer, councillor and JP Thomas MacDonagh O'Mahony or O'Mahoney, but I can't see any records

discoverlderg: Congrats to Thomas Macdonagh Museum Cloughjordan on securing full accreditation under Museum Standards Programme of Ireland. One of four today with Crawford Arts Gallery, Kilkenny Castle and Free Museum of Derry. Some achievement for volunteers!

TippFM: The Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan is among 10 Irish museums to receive the Certificate from the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.

LocalLinkTipp: A fantastic morning exploring our relationships with local places through print, walks and local music with Age Friendly Roscrea. Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre and TFI Local Link Tipperary at Knockanacree Woods in Cloughjordan, home of Irish poet Thomas MacDonagh.

delicatewaIIs: its valour and discipline and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called. Signed on Behalf of the Provisional Government. Thomas J. Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, Thomas MacDonagh,

crimesofbrits: Irish Easter Rising leaders Patrick Pearse, Thomas Clarke & Thomas MacDonagh were taken out to the Stonebreaker’s Yard in Kilmainham jail and executed by the British via firing squad on this morning of 1916.

DBruadair: "We do not propose to represent the mass of the people of Ireland. We stand for the intellect and immortal soul of Ireland." Thomas MacDonagh at his court martial

Brendan_191: My dads interview from the radio today! Here is the link of the interview

jjdeluxe69: The Ballad of Thomas MacDonagh - Erins Own

AnChartlann: "The Irish Volunteer stands pledged to the single service of Ireland in Ireland. He alters not his allegiance with change of circumstance. He owns one loyalty—to Ireland. He knows one duty—to Ireland." From "The Volunteers of 1915" by Thomas MacDonagh

IrishRepubIic: 'It breaks my heart that I shall never see my children again, but I have not wept or murmured. I counted the cost of this and am ready to pay it.' Thomas MacDonagh pictured with his son. Happy Father's Day

WarPoetsAssn: “A Lament” - for Thomas MacDonagh, also for Patrick Pearse, friends, both shot 3 May 1916 after the Easter Rising in Dublin. He shall not hear the bittern cry In the wild sky, where he is lain, Nor voices of the sweeter birds, Above the wailing of the rain.

Soloheadbeg1: Today in 1916 Irish Republican Martyrs Tom Clarke, Patrick Pearse & Thomas MacDonagh gave their lives for the Freedom of Ireland Gunned down by British Occupiers at Kilmainham Jail in Dublin We must carry on the fight to honour their sacrifice & free our land from British Rule

jasonlambertSF: Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke were executed 105 years ago today. RIP "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

thepainterflynn: Today in 1916 Patrick Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh executed by firing squad in Kilmainham jail

AIAIreland: On this day in 1916, British Occupation forces began to execute the leaders of the 1916 Rising, beginning with three members of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic, Pádraig Pearse, Tom Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh.

AIAIreland: "I, Thomas MacDonagh, having now heard the sentence of the Court Martial held on me today, declare that in all my acts, all the acts for which I have been arraigned. I have been actuated by one motive only, the love of my country, and the desire to make her a sovereign state”

JosephBrooksPA: I had the opportunity to visit Kilmainham Gaol on two separate trips. On this day 105 years ago Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh & Thomas Clarke, the first three leaders of the Easter Rising, were executed there. "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

IrishRepubIic: 'It is sweet and seemly to die for one's country.... and I am proud and happy to die for Ireland, my glorious Fatherland.' Thomas MacDonagh

IrishCentral: On this day in 1916, Padraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh, and Thomas Clarke were executed for their involvement in the Easter Rising.

IrishAmericaMus: On May 3rd 1916, Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh & Thomas Clarke were executed. A British soldier said: “They all died well, but MacDonagh died like a prince.” Clarke said “I and my fellow signatories believe we have struck the first successful blow for Irish freedom."

podcast_rebel: On this day 105 years ago Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke the first three leaders of the rising were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

FOSFUSA: On this day in 1916 the British Army began executing the leaders of the Rising. We remember Thomas MacDonagh Poet, Irish Republican, Revolutionary and Fighter

cathaldapapa: 3 May 1916 – Padraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh were executed at dawn by firing squad on this day. They were shot in the stonebreakers yard of Kilmainham Jail, Dublin on the orders of General Maxwell.

1916walkingtour: Thomas MacDonagh Executed OTD 3 May 1916

AontuL: Today Patrick Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh gave their lives for Irish freedom. Shot at dawn behind the high and cold limestone walls of Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol. From 3 May to 12 May 1916, fifteen republicans were executed for their leading roles in the Rising.

IrexitFreedom: 105 years ago today, Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Tom Clarke were executed by British forces in Ireland.

Moynihan_4: On this day, 03 May 1916: Pádraig Pearse, along with Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke were executed by crown forces for their part in Ireland's struggle for freedom. "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds

PetloverHermine: 03May/1916: Thomas MacDonagh, Patrick Pearse and Thomas Clark are executed by firing squad three days after the end of the Easter Rising.

BarryMcColgan: Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke were executed 105 years ago today. RIP "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds."

MacDonaghsGAA: "May Day" I wish I were today on the hill behind the wood, My eyes on the brown bog there and the Shannon River, Behind the wood at home, a quickened solitude When the winds from Slieve Bloom set the branches there a-quiver." Thomas MacDonagh

TipperaryArts: Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh weekend is starting tomorrow 1st May online. Visit

gerry_shannon: The Cloughjordan Heritage Group are having a virtual themed Thomas MacDonagh Weekend this week. They're a great bunch, and their Thomas MacDonagh Museum is well worth visiting in normal, safer times. Great line-up below, do check it out!

theirishstory: Eamon de Valera at Boland’s Mill sent O'Farrell away & had to be persuaded by officers who knew her that she was genuine. Thomas MacDonagh in Jacobs factory thought the British had forged the note or forced Pearse to sign. Rebels seem to have thought they were winning

JoseAngelEgeaCl: Thomas MacDonagh

AnChartlann: Currently, four of the seven signatories' writings are available on Cartlann, those of Pearse, Clarke, MacDonagh and Connolly:

Sinabhfuil: Cloughjordan is having free online events in May & June in Thomas MacDonagh commemoration, including a presentation on Michael Collins (a friend of the MacDonaghs who spent lots of time in their home pre-1916) and another in June on the Modreeny Ambush (

Stiofan1798: "Let England make no mistake, the generous high‑bred youth of Ireland will never fail to answer the call we pass on to them, will never fail to blaze forth in the red rage of war to win their country’s freedom." - Thomas MacDonagh

AnalysisGaa: John Boyne (Finglas) Volunteer C Company 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion under Commandant Thomas MacDonagh Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers Fought at Jacobs Biscuit Factory Bishop Street - Easter 1916 “what was my grandfather’s thoughts all those years ago in 1916?”

buttysbets: Today’s Nap Chazza has now been declared a NR having been backed into 9/2 in places from his opening price of 15/2. Just the 2 runners for today. Jayaaah has been pretty well backed. Into 9/2 in places. Thomas Macdonagh friendless in the market. Now 10/1.

rpfastresults: RESULT 13:30 Haydock 1st Informateur 5/1 2nd Thomas Macdonagh 9/1

MacDonaghsGAA: 2017 The late Pádraig Ó hAoláin (Paddy Hyland) presented the Thomas MacDonagh Centre with a collection of books. He is pictured presenting Jim Casey with an original copy of the 1932 Saorstát Éireann, the first Irish Free State Official Handbook.

incunabula: Pearse and fourteen other leaders, including his brother Willie, were court-martialled and executed by firing squad. Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh and Pearse himself were the first of the rebels to be executed, on 3 May 1916. He was 36 years old at the time of his death. 5/6

DBruadair: its lips and the word of the new language, which is the ancient language, still calling from age to age" Thomas MacDonagh "Literature in Ireland" (January 1916)

DYLANSPLEASERR: remembering my 3rd class project on thomas macdonagh

Cooplafocal: Oakley Road, Ranelagh. Once home to Pádraig Pearse, Willie Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh, and Éamonn Ceannt. Imagine the craic they had.

IrishRepubIic: 'There is always a chance of success for brave men who challenge fortune.' Thomas MacDonagh

GetYourTipsOut: Thomas Macdonagh not at the races. Backed out of that tamely and I think he was pulled up Highland Hunter shows a great attitude to cling on from the rallying Innisfree Lad

BeaverIniesta: Tuesday 16th February Carlisle 1:00 Thomas Macdonagh ❌ Carlisle 2:05 Dreams of Home 1/1 ✅ Carlisle 2:35 Sigurd ❌ Carlisle 3:35 Demopolis ❌ Carlisle 4:05 Dream Over 5/2 ✅ Bet Type: Canadian Unit Stake: 75p Total Stake: £19.50 Total winnings = £5.25 Loss = £14.25

SteamedHamsTips: 1.00 Carlisle - Thomas MacDonagh 15/4 Reasoning:

BeaverIniesta: Tuesday 16th February Carlisle 1:00 Thomas Macdonagh 5/2 Carlisle 2:05 Dreams of Home 1/1 Carlisle 2:35 Sigurd 7/2 Carlisle 3:35 Demopolis 2/1 Carlisle 4:05 Dream Over 5/2 Bet Type: Canadian Unit Stake: 75p Total Stake: £19.50 Total winnings = Profit = Loss =

Sprange41612969: 1pm Thomas Macdonagh 5 year form J Snowdon 28 from 71 LTO winners. Course form 8 placed horse from 12 runners 3 of which won. Horse has had 12 runs under rules, winning 4 of them. Up in class from last run but did run a decent 3rd in a class 3 event. Can up the game and win this

FOSFUSA: Born in Tipperary, Thomas grew up in a literary family and taught english, latin and french in Cork. Later while teaching at St. Enda's School in Dublin, he met Padraig Pearse with whom he was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. MacDonagh joined the IRB in 1915.

hoopsghirl88: Into this world he came patriot Thomas macdonagh

thepainterflynn: Today in 1878 Thomas MacDonagh, patriot, poet, critic and scholar, is born in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

MacDonaghsGAA: M. J. Costello served as an Intelligence Officer with the No 1 Tipperary Brigade IRA. His godfather was Thomas MacDonagh.

dmburgess85: 'Daily Longshots' 03/01/21 Catterick R1 (3) Hey Blondie R2 (5) Little Saint R3 (4) Thomas Macdonagh R4 (2) Frimeur De Lancray R5 (9) Palixandre R6 (10) Ector R7 (1) Oakmont Racing TV

ApophanticT: 1.30 Catterick - Thomas Macdonagh. Currently 3.05 on Betfair exchange so marked as 2pts win 2/1

rpfastresults: RESULT 13:30 Catterick 1st Thomas Macdonagh 13/8

MRowntreeRacing: Robbed of a potentially interesting battle there at Catterick, but great to see Thomas Macdonagh off the mark over fences. All of the attributes to be a fine handicap chaser for many a season.

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Care2much18: You should probably block anyone who refers to Thomas MacDonagh as a "Founding Father". On principle alone. Dublin, Ohio is over the water.

IrishRepubIic: Today we remember Joseph MacDonagh TD, brother of executed 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh. He had fought in 1916, was elected to the First and Second Dáil. He was imprisoned by the Free State, went on hunger strike and died of the effects of a burst appendix on Christmas Day 1922

MacDonaghsGAA: The Thomas MacDonagh Museum, Cloughjordan is now open to welcome visitors Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2.00 to 4.00pm.

Chepstow_Racing: Race 5 Result - Books For You

mcdonagheritage: The Thomas MacDonagh Museum is open from 4th December to welcome visitors. At this time opening hours are limited to 2 – 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

ThisDayIrish: This day 103 years ago – 3 May 1916 – the first executions of the leaders of the Easter Rising began. Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke were killed by firing squad. John Redmond pleaded with Herbert Asquith, saying “...executions would destroy our last hopes.”

legacy_irish: Dick McKee was described as a ‘kindred spirit’ to Clancy, in terms of his sheer commitment to Irish nationalism. McKee served in the 1916 Rising under Thomas MacDonagh. He was essential in the formation of the Flying Column system and The Squad. He was engaged to May Gibney.

bigmonsterlove: I hadn't heard of this poem before, by Donagh MacDonagh, son of Thomas MacDonagh.

jiwooire: James Connolly was from Edinburgh, Scotland Seán MacDiarmada was from Leitrim Thomas MacDonagh was from Tipperary Michael O'Hanrahan was from Wexford John MacBride was from Mayo Joseph Sweeney was from Donegal Con Colbert was from Limerick

mcdonagheritage: There’s a lot going on in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan.

melindacapecod: You've got this! "God to you may give the sight And the clear undoubting strength" Thomas MacDonagh

OFidhne: ..shedding of blood of Irish patriots, my grandfather himself sitting in Dartmoor prison in England. Who are those 'vivid faces' in Yeats's 'Easter 1916? Thomas MacDonagh, John MacBride, James Connolly and Patrick Pearse, eternal heroes of the Irish Uprising and Ireland’s... 2/

lesley_storm: Collected Poems by Thomas MacDonagh available in ePub format on Google Books.

1SaoirseEireann: Wonderful photo of Thomas MacDonagh and son.

Sinabhfuil: Poem of the day: Though silence be the meed of death, In dust of death a soul doth burn ; Poet, rekindled by thy breath, Joy flames within her funeral urn. - Thomas MacDonagh.

ericus_rubrum: The Collected Poems of Thomas MacDonagh available from Google Books, soon to be available for Kindle.

TipperaryLive: Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan reopens to the public

TippFM: The Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan will welcome visitors over the bank holiday weekend

BalmitgereA: «We do not profess to represent the mass of the people of Ireland. We stand for the intellect and soul of Ireland». Thomas MacDonagh One of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, a signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic

HistoryOfEire: Muriel MacDonagh, wife of executed 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh, drowns while swimming on Skerries south beach...I've always wondered if this wasn't an accident.

steelepicture: Muriel MacDonagh Today (9 July) marks the anniversary of the death of Muriel MacDonagh, wife of the executed 1916 Rising leader, Thomas MacDonagh.

OPWKilmainham: On 9 July 1917 Muriel MacDonagh, widow of the 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh, got into difficulties and died while swimming near Skerries. Her two-year-old daughter Barbara was on the beach at the time, playing with shells her mother had given to her, now on display in our museum.

poetryireland: Theo Dorgan reads Francis Ledwidge's poem 'Lament for Thomas MacDonagh' for the Behind the Lines series. He explores some of the key themes and gives insight into the poem, which he says has "fascinated me for many years, for a number of reasons."

ThorEwing: In the wake of The Easter Rising of 1916, Grace was among those taken to Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, along with her fiancé Joe Plunkett and her brother-in-law Thomas MacDonagh. On the wall of her her cell, Grace painted this Madonna (it has now been ‘restored’ beyond recognition).

densleysmind: liking austen is praxis btw thomas macdonagh said so

IrishRepubIic: 'There is always a chance of success for brave men who challenge fortune.' Thomas MacDonagh

Jamesmcgrath281: Thomas MacDonagh, signatory to the Irish proclamation of independence in 1916!

rsm2800: "The Stars Stand Up In The Air," composed by Eric Barnum, based on a text by Irish poet Thomas MacDonagh, performed by Choral Arts



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