Centre Manager and keen part-time historian – Tommy Mc Guire presented an hour long talk on the famous athlete, who was born in County Monaghan but subsequently moved to Scotland, and competed in the 1906 Olympic Games in Athens. This coincides perfectly with the 110 year anniversary of the Games and also with the most recent Olympic Games held in Rio 2016. The Runner Mc Gough, as he was well known, placed second in the 1500m behind James Lightbody of the USA. Mc Gough won the Scottish Mile Championship race for six years in succession between 1902 and 1907, making him the best middle distance runner in Scotland for the first ten years of the twentieth century.
Clogher Historical Society promotes local history and heritage within the counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan, South Tyrone, South Donegal and West Louth.
History and heritage play an important role in society and by conserving both they enable us to look back on our past with reflection, whilst simultaneously providing an opportunity to move forward fully equipped for the future.