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

Nov 032014

Brian Borus Table Quiz – November 7th

A Table Quiz will be held on Friday night, November 7th, at the Village Inn, Ballylooby at 8.30pm.

This fundraiser is being run by Laura Morrissey who is travelling to Calcutta in the new year with the Hope Foundation.

€20 for a table of 4.

Please support this great cause.

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.

Sep 082014
Gravity Festival, Cahir / Cannonball Run – September 13th & 14th

On the 13th & 14th September, Cahir is playing host to a two day Festival in the Inch Field beside the Castle. Gravity 2014 is being held in conjunction with the Cannonball Run and in aid of Make A Wish Foundation (see poster at bottom of post).

On Saturday 13th “Gravity” will host an all day Music Festival with headliners such as Paddy Casey, Bressie ( Dj Set ), Ham Sandwich and many more. This is a ticketed event with prices ranging from €20, camping tickets are also available. Tickets are on sale locally at Cahir House Hotel, Eurozone,The Square , O’Donnell’s Texaco Station, Mitchelstown Road &

On Sunday 14th the famous Cannonball Run with 167 super cars will be welcomed with some well known celebrity drivers, Ryan Thomas – Jason in Coronation Street being one of them. This will be a fun-filled day with performances by various local artists, children’s entertainment and traders’ village. In the evening a Soap Box Derby will be held on the main streets of the town with participants competing for the prize pool of €1,000 kindly sponsored by Woodview Service Station. Anyone wishing to enter a Soap box Kart contact Stephen Kirwan 086-8048833 for details and Entry form.

Following this there will be a Ball Drop, an exciting fundraising finale to the weekend, with a grand prize of €2,000 to the lucky winner. Coloured balls will be sold prior to this event for €5 each. All the balls sold will be dropped from a pod at the top of Castle Street where they will make their way down the hill towards the Castle. It will be a fantastic visual event with the balls all vying for the one spot in the glass jar at the end of the funnel. The one ball that makes it to the glass jar will make one lucky person €2,000 richer!

All proceeds from the Gravity Festival & Cannonball Run will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – they grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions.

For further details of events go to

Gravity Festival Cahir 2014
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


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.