Mar 072016

Clogheen Drama Group – March 11th & 12th 2016

This year’s play by Clogheen Drama Group is the much acclaimed “The Highest House on the Mountain” by John B. Keane, directed by John Hayes. This is a play about the timeless battle between the forces of tradition and change. Widower Mikey’s two sons return from England to the family farm, but for very different reasons. Connie is in desperate financial trouble and fled overnight without having time to pack a suitcase. Patrick has had a grim life on the streets in London, and like his new wife Julie, harbours dark secrets. Mikey’s brother Sonny and Connie’s lover Sheila also hide secrets. Once the veil of secrecy is stripped away, nothing will ever be the same again.

The Highest House on the Mountain played before packed houses on its release and was critically acclaimed. The Irish Times described it as Keane’s best play. It is therefore surprising that it has been rarely presented in recent times as it richly deserves to be enjoyed by modern audiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to savour one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights hidden gems. Here is a play which combines all the tragic power associated with ‘The Field’, without losing the unique comic appeal found in such Keane gems as ‘Big Maggie’.

The Highest House on the Mountain

The play will run on March 11th and 12th in St Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen. Starting at 8.15 each night. Tickets available at English’s Fruit and Veg Shop Clogheen, or ring 052 746 5951 or P.J. English on  087 798 4929.

Mar 162015

Portia Coughlan Cast

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Clogheen Drama Group – Portia Coughlan – March 27th & 28th 2015

This years production by Clogheen Drama Group is the shockingly dark and surprisingly humorous Portia Coughlan, written by Marina Carr and directed by Liam Wall.

The play will take place in St. Pauls Community Centre Clogheen on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th at 8.15 pm each night.

Tickets are available at the fruit and veg shop from Margaret and P.J. English 052 746 5951 or 087 798 4929 and Kathleen Noonan on 086 2001974.

Nov 132014

Teac a Bloc – November 21st

South Tipperary Rural Arts Group will host the renowned ‘Teac a Bloc’ production by Des Dillon on Friday, November 21st in St Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen. The show has received rave reviews throughout Ireland and along with Peigí, the trad band ‘Rattle the Boards’ and a host of puppets promises for a great night of music and fun. The show was a sell out success in Clonmel recently where once again it was a magic blend of humour, visual art and traditional music.

The show commences at 8pm and tickets are €15 for adults and €10 for children. Booking now from Lyn 086 608 6638, Breeda 087 696 7661 and from Maureen Creed’s shop in Burncourt.

The picture is the window display currently residing in Carey’s Pharmacy, Clogheen – where Maeve Carey is renowned for her window displays that change with the seasons.

Des Dillon Exhibition

Oct 312014

Case of Fr. Nicholas Sheehy

The Case of Fr. Nicholas Sheehy: Priest – Patriot – Martyr

A new 250 page hardcover book on Fr. Nicholas Sheehy has  just been published by local historian Ed O’Riordan.

The book is entitled “The Case of Fr. Nicholas Sheehy: Priest – Patriot – Martyr” and can be purchased from Ed’s website –

Fr. Sheehy was parish priest of Shanrahan, Ballysheehan, Templetenny. (Clogheen- Burncourt – Ballyporeen). He was executed in 1766. The book presents the research of Rev. William P. Burke and Dr. Richard Madden as well as details of Fr. Sheehy’s expulsion from the Irish College in Salamanca in 1751.

Limited hardcover edition now available.  Edited by Ed O’Riordan.

Oct 132014

Louise Morrissey Concert – October 31st

Louise Morrissey Concert

World renowned Bansha vocalist Louise Morrissey will perform in Clogheen with the Ryan Turner Band joined by Gary Gamble (Daniel O Donnell Tribute) at St Pauls Community Centre, Clogheen on Friday October 31st  at 8.30pm. Tickets on sale at The Vee Valley Fruit and Veg Clogheen 052 746 5951 and 087 7984 929.

Admission €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mar 132014

Clogheen Drama Group – Dancing at Lugnasa – March 27th to 29th

Rehearsals and preparation are well under way for the 2014 production by Clogheen Drama Group, which is Brien Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.

The Play will take place in St. Paul’s Community Centre on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of March, starting at 8.15 each evening.

Tickets are on sale at €10 each and can be purchased at English’s Fruit & Veg Shop on Lower Main Street or from Kathleen Noonan in Parson’s Green.

The group will give a donation from takings over the three nights to the Clogheen Hospice Suite Construction Fund.

All are welcome to what promises to be a great production, directed by Liam Wall and performed by local talent.

The group thanks everyone for their continued support and, with your attendance, would like to make it a very successful fourth year.

Dancing at Lughnasa

Aug 112013

Tipperary Table Quiz 2013

If you are interested in a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 then you’re in the right place, we have a list of some of those on offer here.


Brian Borus Ladies Football Club will hold a table quiz on Friday night August 16th in Nedeens Bar, Clogheen at 9pm. Table of four costs €20. Your support would be much appreciated.


Lios Mhuire Gathering Fundraiser – June 8th – Halley’s Bar, Clogheen

Fun Pub Quiz with a twist – starts at 9pm. See more details here.

Table of 4 costs €20. Quiz preceded by a fundraising walk.


Brian Borus – April 20th – Village Inn, Ballylooby

Brian Borus will hold a table quiz on Saturday night April 20th in The Village Inn, Ballylooby at 9pm.

Your support would be much appreciated. Table of 4 costs €20.


Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association – February 1st (Re-Scheduled)

If you are interested in a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 then you’ll be delighted to hear that Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association will hold a fundraising General Knowledge Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday January 25 2013 at 9pm sharp. Funds raised will go towards various projects in the Goatenbridge and Ballybacon Areas during 2013. Tables of 4 cost €20. South Tipperary Labour Cllr. Seanie Lonergan will be the quizmaster on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.

Note: As a mark of respect, following the passing of local Councillor, Michael Anglim, Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association postponed its General Knowledge Table Quiz (see above) which was to be held in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday January 25th 2013. The event will now take place on this Friday, February 1st at 9pm sharp. Tables of 4 cost €20. South Tipperary Labour Cllr. Seanie Lonergan will be the quizmaster on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.


Cahir Park AFC – January 26th

A table quiz will be held in Ballylooby on Saturday January 26th from 9pm. All funds raised will go to Cahir Park A.F.C. Youth team to get the lads a trip to train at the Fulham F.C. Academy, England.

Entry is €20 for a 4 person team. A raffle will be held on the night! Plenty of spot prizes.

Quiz Masters will be Seanie Lonergan and Tom Fahey. The event is organised by: William Dunne, Paddy Kenneally and Barry Cooney. ALL ARE WELCOME.


If you have a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 you want to promote please just drop us a line on and we’ll be happy to feature it here for you.

Jul 312013

Evin Hyland wins British Dancing ChampionshipEvin Hyland wins British National Irish Dancing Championship

Residents of Clogheen are very proud of the achievement of young Evin Hyland in the UK last week. Evin won the 8-9 boys age group at the British National Irish Dancing Championships in Manchester. This championship was open to all dancers from any country and Evin competed against boys from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and came out on top capturing his first ever title.

But it’s not the only silver ware he has won this year, Evin was placed 2nd in the Irish Nationals in May, such on achievement for his first ever national championship. In the short time Evin has been dancing it is very evident that he is destined to be at the top. Just looking at his progress already this year shows this.

Evin is very hard working and trains almost every day, attending classes 2-4 times a week. He enjoys dancing greatly and is very much the performer on stage. Competitions coming include the All-Ireland Championships in Belfast in October and Munster Championships in Killarney in November.

Evin is the son of Dave & Martina Hyland, Carrigmore, Clogheen.

Evin also loves GAA and finds the time to juggle both his matches and training regime for dancing. His dancing teachers are Michael Ryan T.C.R.G. Deirdra Kiely T.C.R.G and Denise Moloney.

Jun 182013

River Culture PopUp & Film

International Festival of Rural Arts and Culture – June 27th & 28th

Seminar and Festival of Rural Arts and Culture to Inspire and Renew Communities.

A collaborative project involving a voluntary arts group in South Tipperary and a range of international partners is to culminate with a public seminar and a Festival of Rural Arts and Culture at the end of June. ‘Inspiring Rural Creativity’ is a collaborative project which explores the reality of arts and culture in rural areas and it’s potential to renew communities.

The project features in the Arts Council’s EU Presidency programme for Culture Connects, and has also been supported by the INTERREG funded Green & Blue Futures Initiative and The Gathering 2013. It is led by the Arts Office of South Tipperary County Council and co-ordinated by Conor O’Leary of Artlands

As a result, South Tipperary Rural Arts Group, are hosting the first International Festival of Rural Arts and Culture on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th, 2013. Key events will take place in the intimate setting of Burncourt Community Centre and The Farmhouse Pub, Graigue, near Clogheen over two days and will celebrate inspiring examples of arts and cultural initiatives in rural areas from home and abroad.

The festival programme starts with the opening of ‘The River Culture Pop Up Space’, on the evening of Thursday, June 27th at 7p.m. in Burncourt Community Centre. Admission €3 and includes food and refreshments. This will be a celebration of local food and river culture and will include an exhibition and installation, a ‘smokery’ demonstration and the premiere of a short-film made by local young people as part of ‘The Cut’ community film project.

This installation and exhibition is a collective effort by the artist Deirdre, O’Mahony, the South Tipperary Rural Arts Group, local fisher folk, hunters and the county museum to assemble a collection of museum objects and local collections of tools, flies, rods, traps and hunting and fishing related materials that speak to the specific culture of river life on the Suir and its surroundings. The artist has interviewed local fisher folk and hunters and these will provide the soundtrack to a DVD projection in the shed behind the community center. It’s all curated by artist Deirdre O’Mahony from Clare who will give a talk at 7.30p.m. on the X-PO Project, which she initiated in a former rural post office in Kilnaboy in 2007 and shows the potential of arts and culture to revive rural areas.

‘Inspiring Rural Creativity’, a public seminar and exchange event, takes place in the community centre on the following day, Friday, June 28th from 9.30am-4p.m. and will feature guest speakers from across the UK and Ireland present innovative examples of initiatives which tackle the issues of arts and cultural promotion and provision in rural areas and it’s role in regenerating our society.

For example, hear how in Wales the Night Out Scheme brings over 600 shows to local communities every year! And how does the Ballymena Arts Partnership work? Voluntary Arts Ireland will explain how they promote active participation in the arts in local communities, whilst Fragments Ensemble and South Tipperary Rural Arts Group will discuss the experience and outcomes of developing a community film project with young people in the local area and show the film.

Plus it will also explore the role of the community and rural development sectors, the impact of arts networks and volunteer promoters, and the relationship between artists and local communities. Seminar places are limited and cost €10 including lunch. Bookings to the South Tipperary County Museum at Bookings 052 6134552 or email

The events will conclude on Friday night with a ‘Crossroads Gathering’ event celebrating the best of rural culture in the region and beyond taking place in the Farmhouse Pub, Graigue, near Clogheen from 9.30p.m. till late.
The partners in the project are drawn from the Arts Office, South Tipperary County Council, South Tipperary Rural Arts Group, Artlands, Voluntary Arts Ireland, Fragments International Ensemble (UK/Ireland) and the Night Out Scheme (Wales).

For further information contact project co-ordinator Conor O’Leary, Artlands at or 087-9048095 and check out

Rural Creativity Seminar

May 312013

Humanity Declined – Film Shot in Clogheen

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A short film shot by Kevin Whelan, starring Michael and Thomas Whelan and some friends. Using local locations and no budget the film follows the story of the search for a lost brother in a hostile environment.