Jul 212015

Clogheen August Bank Holiday Festival 2015 – Wednesday July 29th to Sunday August 2nd

The annual Bank Holiday Festival weekend kicks off on Wednesday July 29th with a €10 Card Game in St Paul’s Community Centre at 8.30pm.

On Thursday July 30th the annual 5km road race/fun run takes place with registration at Community Hall from 6.30pm, race starts at 8pm – see poster below.

Friday 31st sees the first Jumbo Games Night at St. Pauls’ Community Centre at 7pm.

Saturday August 1st there will be a Magical Duck Pond event at Kildanogue Duck Ponds on the Goatenbridge/Newcastle road from Clogheen. Adults €5, kids free – starts at 1pm.

Community Walk and Picnic; Loughglen Bridge via Forest trail to Kildanogue Duck Pond, 1pm register at Community Hall, Bus provided for 1hr walk (best for over 8 years). Storytelling and bring your own picnic. 2pm register at Community Hall, bus provided for storytelling and picnic area.

National Sheep Racing Finals at 7.30pm at Community hall.

On Sunday August 2nd we will have the traditional Family Gala Day, adults €5, kids free starting at 2pm at Fr Sheehys GAA field. The activities will include under age matches, races, obstacle course, bouncy castles, games and BBQ.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Clogheen Festival 2015

Clogheen Festival 5K Road Race

Jul 312014

Clogheen August Bank Holiday Festival 2014 – Wednesday 30th July to Sunday 3rd August.

The festival opens on Wednesday night July 30th with a 45 card game.

On thursday night the annual 5k road race and fun run take place. Start at 8pm. We would like to encourage all our local walkers to participate in this event, the course is flat and refreshments are served in the Community Centre after the race.

Friday August 1st; There is a new event this year; the Keg Rolling Competition. Each publican is asked to enter a team in this event which will be held on Main Street at 7.30pm. Teams of 3 persons, Ladies and Gents teams.

Our young folk are invited to a Teddy Bears Picnic in the grounds of the Community Centre on Saturday at 2pm. Get Mum and Dad to pack the picnic basket and don’t forget to bring teddy.

The highlight of the festival is our National Sheep Racing Finals. This takes place on Saturday Night in the grounds of the Community Centre at 7.30pm. Bookies will be on hand to take your bets.

Our Gala Day will take place on Sunday August 3rd in Fr. Sheehy’s G.A.A.  Park by kind permission at 2pm. Usual range of events include underage matches. tug of war, B-B-Que, cake sale, bouncy castle, buried treasure and all the fun of the fair.

The festival raffle is ongoing, 1st prize; €100 Shopping Voucher at Browns XL Clogheen. 2nd prize; A Television kindly sponsored by Colm Browne X.L. and 3rd prize is a bottle of whiskey.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Jul 292013

Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2013

Clogheen’s Annual Homecoming festival will run this year from July 31st to August 4th. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the festival poster.

The homecoming festival in Clogheen has been an annual “Gathering” for many years with family members regularly travelling home for the festival weekend. This year will be no different.

The festival opens on Wednesday July 31st with a historical tour of Clogheen and a book launch in the Hermitage Resturant @ 7.30pm. Followed by a cheese and wine reception on the completion of the walk. Ed O Riordan local historian and author has complied a book on some of the historical places in Clogheen. We are very grateful to Ed for his many hours of hard work and research.

Our card players are also catered for on Wednesday night with a €10 game in the Community Centre @8.30pm.

Thursday August 1st; 5km Road race and fun walk. This event proves to be very successful every year. Numbers are on the increase as fitness is playing an important part in our lives. Entry fee €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. Assembly at the Community hall @ 7pm for an 8pm start. Refreshments served after race. This gives the runners a chance to socialise and get to know each other.

Friday August 2nd; 50Km fun cycle, Everywhere you look now somebody is cycling, now is your chance to support the centre by parttaking in the fun cycle. On friday night August 2nd meeting @ the centre for reg @6pm, entry fee €20.

We are also holding s family fun cycle @ 7.30pm for the less active. We had a large turnout last year and in hoping for the same this year. Entry fee €3 per person. Refreshments after both cycle.

Saturday August 3rd; Kiddies treasure hunt, and early start for the young folk at 11.30am with the annual treasure hunt. Solve the problem, find the clues and return to the centre, prizes for the winners.

Leisure walk and picnic @2pm.

Venue; the Duck Ponds in Gortacullen Wood (last forest entrance on right hand side travelling from Clogheen to Goatenbridge, it will be signed) in conjunction with the Knockmealdown Active group @ 2pm. Entry fee €3 and the picnic will be provided by the festival committee. You must make your own way to Duck Pond ( 200 yards beyond Graigue Pub on the road to Goatenbridge).

Later in the evening a return of the Drag Queen competition in Nedeens Bar @10pm. This competition drew great competitors on previous occasions and we are hoping for the same this year. A great night of fun and laughter.

Sunday August 4th; Gala family day in Fr Sheehys G.A.A. Park ( by kind permission) at 2pm. Fancy Dress, under GAA marches, Dog show, sports, sheaf throwing, bouncy castle, pick a pooh ticket €5 bottle stall, bar b que. 4pm Tug of war.

Numerous sideshows.

New attraction this year at your gala day will be “Rock Wall Climbing” test your skills on this sideshow, €3 a climb.

Raffle tickets are also on sale with first prize being a Two Night Hotel Break, 2nd drinks hamper and 3rd Tipp jersey, 4th bottle brandy, book of 3 €5.

This is a day when we get a chance to meet up with our neighbouring parishes and have the old chat in a fun filled afternoon.

7.30pm; National Sheep Racing Finals in the community centre, bookies on the night.

As you can see the festival is a busy weekend, something for everyone so come along and join us and support your Community Centre.

Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2013

Aug 082012

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 Arrival


The Sinking


Aug 062012

Tug of War at Clogheen Festival 2012Clogheen Festival Tug of War 2012

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

First Pull:


Second Pull:


Final Pull:


Here is the presentation of the cup to the victors, Kilcoran Stags.


Aug 032012

 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

22 Clogheen

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.

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Jul 252012

Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2012-Festival-Banner

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.

Poetry Readings at the Hermitage House1pm – in conjunction with Fermoy International Poetry Festival.

Clogheen Loop Walk – Knockmealdown Active group will lead the Loop walk, refreshments after in Community Hall. Walk starts at 2pm at St. Pauls Community Centre.

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.

Clogheen-Homecoming-Festival 2012

Jul 242012
Cyclists at the Vee, Clogheen

Local Cyclists preparing for Festival Weekend cycles at the Vee.

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.

Clogheen Festival Cycle 2012

Jul 202012

Louise Lanigan, Karaoke QueenBank Holiday Entertainment at Brendan’s Bar

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.