Aug 202014
 

Skeheenarinky Car & Tractor Run – August 31st

On August 31st the Annual Skeheenarinky Vintage Club Annual Car & Tractor Run will take place. All proceeds are in aid of St. Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. The run leaves Skeheen at 12.30pm. All are welcome.

Skeheenarinky Car & Tractor Run

Aug 112014
 

Duhill Gala Day – August 31st 2014

Duhill Gala Day will take place on Sunday, 31st August this year. See poster below. The activities on the day are;

5 Mile Fun Run Saturday evening @ 6pm Registration at Duhill Hall

Sunday:

Cake Sale In Hall after Mass
G.A.A. Blitz Children and Adult matches
Dog Show
Tug of War
Display of Vintage Cars and Tractors
Obstacle Course
Bouncy Castle and Face Painting
Various Side Shows and Stalls.

Duhill Gala Day August 31 2014

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 012014
 

Mountain Lodge, Glengarra Woods

Mountain Lodge, Glengarra Woods

Most people are by now aware that the Mountain Lodge in Glengarra Woods has been closed as a Youth Hostel for some years now. Shortly after its closure, windows were broken and much of the roof lead was stolen by vandals. Consequently this beautiful, historic old building is now in a very poor state of repair.

Burncourt Community Council members as representatives of the wider area opened negotiations with An Óige to lease the building with the initial aim of saving the building from further decline. The aim was to house a restoration project in Burncourt Community Council and link with other interested groups. Mountain Lodge has been part of the heritage of the area for over 150 years and it would be dreadful to witness the disappearance of such a historic landmark from our communities.

A project of this nature requires the support of the wider community from Cahir to Mitchelstown as well as local communities in Ballyporeen, Ballylooby, Clogheen, Skeheenarinky and others.

With this in mind, Burncourt Community Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 3rd assembling at 7pm at Mountain Lodge to assess the situation and then on to Burncourt Community Hall for the meeting at 8.30pm.Obviously people are free to attend both venues or just come along to the meeting in the hall.

While aware that all communities have their own fundraising projects, it would be great if communities could unite on this task.

For further information contact Breeda Fitzgerald on 0876967661.

May 062014
 

Night at the Dogs – Noel O’Callaghan Fundraiser - Friday May 9th

Family and Friends of Noel O’Callaghan Ballyporeen have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity and support while organising a ‘Night at the Dog’s fundraising evening being held on Friday May 9th. The evening is being organised to raise money for customised transport for Noel, who suffered a stroke two years ago.

To facilitate those who wish to travel to Curraheen Greyhound Track in Cork City, the committee has set up bus contacts for the various areas. Anyone wishing to travel is asked to contact Ger Flynn, Clogheen 086 809 1015; John O’Gorman, Ballylooby 086 829 8989 or Dickie Maher, Burncourt 086 846 814.

The first race starts at 7.40pm sharp. Tickets cost €10 which entitles the purchaser to entry, race card and inclusion in a special raffle. Prizes include All Ireland Tickets, two night breaks, overnight stays in Dublin and much more. Anyone under 12 will have free entry but must leave by 11pm according to track management rules.

For more information contact Eugene Fitzgerald 086 172 4882 or Eamonn O’Callaghan 089 446 2542.

Apr 232014
 

Clogheen & Burncourt Parish 150th Anniversary Book

Clogheen & Burncourt 150th Anniversary Book

The book, called Dominus Vobiscum, is available on the Burncourt Clogheen Parish Website – www.bcparish.com (you may need to allow pop-ups on this page for the link to open, or you can right click on the link and ask it to open in a new tab).

SOFTCOVER EDITIONS €10.00 plus €1.50 p&p for Ireland
Postage for E.U. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand €4.00
Hardcover Editions (Limited Number) €16.00 plus p&p €5.00
For further information contact naomhcataldo@gmail.com.

Apr 072014
 

Pilgrim Paths Day, Easter Saturday April 19th, 2014

The inaugural Pilgrim Paths Day Walk will take place from Goatenbridge to Mount Melleray Abbey [a 17 km section of St Declan's Way Walk with a height gain of 604 meters ] will take place on Saturday April 19th 2014. Walkers will gather at Mount Melleray, where they will be taken by bus to the starting point at Goatenbridge community hall from where they will walk over the Knockmealdown mountains to Mount Melleray.

Please check the Knockmealdown Active web site for further details on the event and to book your place. The cost per person to take part is just €15.

The launch of the new walk initiative, which is a nationwide event, took place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, launched by celebrated sports commentator, Micheal O’Muircheartaigh, on Monday March 31st – you can see details of the launch on the Pilgrim Paths Website.

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

Jan 232014
 

Fundraising for Diabetes Research

Following a very successful fundraising effort, John O Gorman would like to thank everyone who contributed to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes Research. John had his beard shaved off as the main fundraising event in the Farm House Bar in Graigue, Clogheen on Dec 22 2013. The event raised €1,000 for the charity. The Diabetes Federation of Ireland can be contacted on 1850 909 909 or by visiting www.diabetes.ie.

Left to right: P.J. English, Clogheen; John O Gorman, Drumlemon, Clogheen; Charlotte Pearson, Diabetes Ireland and Patrick Kennelly, Proprietor of Ryan’s Farmhouse Bar.

Graigue Diabetes Fundraiser

Jan 132014
 

Weight Loss Programme

The Healthy Habit System weight loss program starts at 7pm on Monday Janurary 13th  in St. Paul’s Community Hall, Clogheen. For further information contact Liam Fleming on 087 2268651.

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