Mar 082016
 

Easter Saturday Walk

Join the group on March 26th, Easter Saturday 2016 as they retrace the footsteps of St. Declan over the scenic Knockmealdown Mountains on the border of Tipperary and Waterford. St. Declan’s Way is an ancient pilgrimage route linking the 5th century monastery of St. Declan in Ardmore, County Waterford with Cashel in County Tipperary.

To mark the third annual National Pilgrim Paths celebration (which has now developed from Pilgrim Paths Day to become Pilgrim Paths Week), Knockmealdown Active is organising a walk along part of the St. Declan’s Way route.

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Details:

Distance: The Melleray to Goatenbridge walk is 14 km long and will take about 3 hours to complete. It involves a gentle height ascension of 330 metres over the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Time: The walk will commence at 11 am on Saturday Martch 26th 2015 in Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Walkers will assemble at Goatenbridge, at 9.30 am from where they will get a bus to Mount Melleray – busses will depart at 10am. Please allow plenty of time before the bus departs (booking is in advance, please see booking links).

At 11am the walkers will take the route from Mount Melleray, following St. Declan’s original footsteps over over Bearna Cloch an Buideál (Bottleneck Pass) back to Goatenbridge where there will be light refreshments for all participants.

Walkers should have appropriate footwear (preferrably walking boots) and waterproof gear. Walk leaders will be on hand on the day.

Note: This is a led walk, for insurance purposes it is important that all walkers stay within the group for the duration of the event. The event is subject to weather conditions, in case of poor visibility on the mountain on the day in question.

Cost: €20 which covers walk leaders, bus transfer from Melleray to Goatenbridge and light refreshments on return. Participants should bring any meals, snacks and drinks they require during the event.

Note: Booking Closes at 6pm on Friday March 25th so that numbers for bus transport can be calculated.

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For more information please contact us;

Please direct any queries to info@knockmealdownactive.com.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/knockmealdown

Phone: Kevin O’Donnell – 086 354 1700

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Easter Saturday Walk

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.

Sep 162015
 

Bewley’s Coffee Morning – September 17th

A coffee morning for the local hospice will be held in Georgina Ferguson’s on Lower Main Street, Clogheen.

The event takes place on Thursday September 17th from 10am to 1pm.

Please support.

Sep 142015
 

Colin English & Ben Hyland

Best of luck to Colin English and Ben Hyland in next Sunday’s All Ireland Minor Football Final. Colin and Ben will be flying the flag for Fr.Sheehys having been part of the Tipperary Minor Football setup that defeated Kildare in the All Ireland Semi-Final.

Colin played at wing forward in the Semi-Final. The team have a tough task facing Kerry on All Ireland final day, having already lost to the Kingdom in the Munster Final.

Best of luck to both players on Sunday and for their footballing careers in the future.

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 132015
 

Duhill Gala Day – August 30th 2015

The annual Duhill Gala day will be held on Sunday, August 30th 2015 from 2-5pm

All the usual fun of the fair:

  • Cake Sale ( after mass )
  • GAA Matches
  • Dog Show
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Obstacle Course
  • BBQ
  • Side Shows
  • Pig Race
  • Live Music
  • Raffle on the day.

As well as the re-introduction, after many years, of the Downhill Freewheel Bicycle Race from the Vee.

Also The Duhill Dash, 6km Fun Run / walk for Men, Women and Children will take place on Friday, August 28th at 7pm starting at Duhill Hall.


Jul 062015
 

Cork to Clogheen, Tipperary, Bus Times

The recent decision that buses passing through Clogheen would cease has, thankfully, been reversed. Local councillor Marie Murphy has welcomed news that that the Bus service through Ardfinnan, Clogheen and Ballyporeen is now secure after almost one year of uncertainty. There has been strong public concern locally about the likely impact of any reduced services in the area. In fact, the service has been enhanced.

As of July 2015 the following is the time-table:

The 245 Bus will stop in Clogheen on the way to Cork at

Monday to Friday – 7.50, 10,50, 14.50, 16.50 and 19.20

Saturday – 10.50, 13.50 and 16.50.

Sunday – 9.20, 17.20 and 20.20.

Returning to Clogheen from Cork and on to Clonmel (these are arrival times in Clogheen, not departure times from Cork).

Monday to Friday – 9.00, 12.00, 15.00, 18.00 and 20.00

Saturday – 12.00, 15.00 and 18.00.

Sunday – 18.30 and 23.30.

You can find the full timetable on the Bus Eireann website here, but there is also a copy of the 245 route below.

The bus stops outside Corbett’s Hardware Store in the centre of Main Street in Clogheen.

Please support the service to make sure that it is kept alive.

Download (PDF, 943KB)

Jun 042015
 

Family Walk – June 7th

St. Pauls Community Centre will host a Community walk on June 7th 2015. All participants are welcome. This walk was originally meant to take place on June 1st but weather conditions were very poor so it was re-scheduled.

Walkers will meet at St. Paul’s community hall at 5.30pm, taking a bus to Bay Lough and then taking the return walk on picturesque forest paths to Clogheen.

This is a free event there is no charge.

Light refreshments will be served in St. Paul’s Community Centre afterwards.

Please bring walking shoes and wet gear in case of rain.

May 112015
 

Family Walk – June 1st

St. Pauls Community Centre will host a Community walk on the 1st of June 2015. All participants are welcome.

Walkers will meet at St. Paul’s community hall, taking a bus to the Vee and then taking the return walk on picturesque forest paths to Clogheen.

This is a free event there is no charge.

Light refreshments will be served in St. Paul’s Community Centre afterwards.