The Titanic Appears at Clogheen Festival 2012
Courtesy of its owners in Araglen, the Titanic made an appearance at the Clogheen 2012 August Bank Holiday Homecoming Festival Weekend.
Here is some video of the appearance:
The Tug of War competition was keenly contested this year, with four fine teams participating in the August 5th competition at Fr. Sheehy GAA Park. Those participating this year were reigning champions from the Farmhouse Bar in Graigue; fierce rivals the Kilcoran Stags; Ballylooby and newcomers this year, Sean’s Bar, Araglin.
Following a fierce battle, the Kilcoran Stags and Graigue made it to the final, ultimately won, 2 – 1 by Kilcoran. There was also a well contested interval Children’s Tug of War. Video to come shortly. We’ll also have video of the earlier pulls in the competition as time goes on, they take a while to upload so they may not be on the site for a few days.
Here is some video from the final of the competition:
Kid’s First Pull:
Kids Second Pull:
Graigue v’s Kilcoran Stags
Here is the presentation of the cup to the victors, Kilcoran Stags.
Clogheen 5k Road Race Results 2012
Congratulations to everybody that took part in the annual road race last evening, 142 athletes completed the course. The event, as usual, was a great success, helped by the fact that the weather stayed fine for the duration. Well done to the organisers on making the event an annual success and much anticipated event on the running calendar.
Some headline stats:
142 finishers – 80 men, 62 ladies
61 were in the masters age categories
Main clubs were:
49 from Clonmel
13 Thurles (worth the trip with leaflets)
11 Galtee (Mitchelstown)
Below are the results of the race, you’ll see a link to download the PDF file at the bottom of the window if you wish.
Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2012
Clogheen Community Council has announced details of the events for the annual Homecoming Festival Weekend which runs from August 1st to 6th, 2012.
Wednesday August 1st:
45 card Drive – at St. Pauls Community Centre - €10 entry, start 8.15pm.
Thursday August 2nd:
5km Road Race/walk, excellent event for newcomers, (Jones Counter measured course) Start 8pm.
Friday August 3rd:
8Km Family Fun Cycle – Helmets Required – Start at St. Pauls Community Centre at 7pm - Entry €3.
Draoicht na Faille Deirge – a wonderful show of Irish Dance/music/song doors open at 8.15pm.
Saturday August 4th:
60Km Leisure Cycle – Reg from 10am at St. Pauls Community Centre - leaves 11am sharp – Entry €20
Children’s Treasure Hunt start 11.15am.
National Sheep Racing Finals plus BBQ. Tote betting on the night. The first race will be at 7pm.
Louise Lanigan – Karaoke night in Brendan’s Bar. Great night assured.
X-Factor Live – Nedeens Bar – the final of the X-Factor competition which began on July 27th. Lots of local talent.
Sunday August 5th:
Gala day – including Fancy Dress, under age G.A.A. matches, sports, bouncy castle, dog show, food stalls, bottle stall, etc.
Tug of War – one of the highlights of the gala day is the intensely fought local tug of war competition including teams from Graigue, Ballylooby & Kilcoran.
Car Boot Sale – We all have attics with goods that could be sold. A charge of €20 per car and what ever you make after that is your own. So come on clean out those attics and be ready for the event.
Wife Carrying Competition ‘Beg, Borrow, Steal’ start 7.30pm.
The Beat On The Street 8pm to 10.30pm. D.J. Aidan Mac from Tipp F.M.
Brendan’s Bar – BBQ (Weather Permitting) and music by The Driver.
Monday August 6th:
Duck Derby at the Mill Walk – time 1.30pm.
Vee Rovers F.C. will also run their pre-season competition in conjunction with the festival.
There will also be a festival raffle,
- 1st prize 2-night hotel break
- 2nd Drinks Hamper
- 3rd Tipp Jersey
- 4th bottle of Brandy
More details of other events will be uploaded here as they are announced.
Tipperary Bank Holiday Weekend Fun Cycles
Clogheen will host not one, but two, fun cycles over the coming Festival Weekend.
The first is on Friday, August 3rd. This is an 8Km Family Fun Cycle, helmets required by all participants. Both routes will start at St. Pauls Community Centre, beside Clogheen Playground, this first one at 6pm - Entry is €3 per person.
The following day, Saturday August 4th, there will be a longer 60km cycle taking in Clogheen, Ballylooby, Cahir, Mitchelstown, Ballyporeen and back to Clogheen.
Registration starts at 10am in the morning at St. Pauls Community Centre, . The cycle begins at 11am sharp.
The entry fee is €20 payable on registration in the morning. Refreshments will be available to cyclists on the day.
All funds raised will go towards Roof Restoration Works at St. Pauls Community Centre.
For further information, contact Patrick on 087 6316262. See poster below.
There will be music at Brendan’s Bar, Main St., Clogheen over the Bank Holiday Weekend.
On Saturday night, August 4th the bar will play host to the Queen of Karaoke, Louise Lanigan (pictured). Louise has often played in Clogheen and is very much a favourite at Brendan’s Bar.
On Sunday night, August 5th, The Driver will entertain those in the town for the 2012 Homecoming Festival Weekend.
The Driver will be preceded by a Bar-B-Que, weather permitting.
Draoícht 2012 July & August in Clogheen
The show commences in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Thursday 26th July with a mantinee performance at 2.30pm. The organisers say a matinee show has been included in this, its sixth year, as there have been many requests for such a performance down the years.
The band members for 2012 will include Galway man Richard Murray, an old favourite with Draíocht audiences, who will contribute on pipes and flute and if he gets his way he will have the audience dancing in the aisles. Ciarán Mulderrig on keyboard and guitar, Conor Moriarty on box and a new addition to the band this year is Jessie Healy on fiddle. Sarah Barry will provide the vocals once again. The Ryan School of Dance enhance the show with their great dancing skills and talent.
Draíocht continues with shows as follows:
Thursday July 26th 9pm (doors 8.15pm), Friday August 3rd @ 9pm (doors 8.15pm), Thursday August 9th, 16th and 23rd. For booking contact 086 2243323. Tickets €15.00, Children under 12 years €10.00.
The X Factor competition at Nedeens Bar in Main Street Clogheen was a huge success in 2011, so many people will be delighted to see its return for 2012.
The semi-final will be held on Friday July 27th with the final to be held on Saturday August 4th.
Entry is free and the start time for both nights is 9pm.
To enter the competition or enter a singer for the contest contact Ger Flynn on 086 809 1015.
Clogheen Loop Walk – Knockmealdown Active
This is a new walk (officially given the status of a recognised national Loop Walk in 2011) which has been promoted by the recently formed Knockmealdown Active group.
The walk is way-marked (black posts with green markers) from where it leaves the main Lismore/Cappoquin road through the forestry roads above Clogheen, so it is relatively easy to navigate.
The walk is 5.1 miles long and should take about 1 hour 40 minutes for an average walker. There is somewhat of a climb at the start, some of it along the roadway, but nothing a regular walker would consider difficult.
The loop starts at St. Paul’s Community Centre, walking toward the Vee on the road past the Hospital, The Old Convent and the National School to the top of the straight in an area known as Mount Anglesby. On the left is the entrance to the Reigh Cemetery. Here the walk turns right onto the forestry path (the path straight ahead is a beautiful walk to Bay Lough as it is the old Cappoquin/Lismore road known as the Soldier’s Way, it is part of the Avondhu Way). From this point the loop is way-marked. The trail follows the forest roadway above Clogheen village, offering excellent views of the town (see picture) from a vantage point that many will not have seen before. It then drops down onto what is known locally as Heathfield, part of the Shanrahan loop walk, making its way by road and footpath back to St. Paul’s Community Centre (see map at bottom of page).
You can download the route to your smartphone, GPS or sat-nav for free here from ViewRanger.
Bring runners or good walking shoes/boots, rain gear, something to drink and a fully charged mobile phone.
For further information on Knockmealdown Active Walks as well as dates and times for upcoming walks contact Jim O’Brien 087 249 0089.