A coffee morning in aid of The Hospice will take place on Friday morning 20th September in Georgina’s (Two Rivers B&B) from 10 am to 12 noon. Please support this very important fundraiser.
The death has occurred of Bernadette (Ber) Gleeson Murray, Glanmire, Cork & late Clogheen, Co. Tipperary.
On September 15, 2013, peacefully at home, in the presence of her family Ber (Bernadette), beloved wife of Paul, dear mother of Richard, Ruth and Ian and sister of Brid, Catherine, Pat, Miriam, Gary, Michael and Emer. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, godchildren, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesday next. Requiem Mass at 11am on Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Church, Springhill, Glanmire. Funeral afterwards to Shanrahan Cemetery, Clogheen Co. Tipperary.
May she rest in peace.
We received the following interesting information from our local historian, Ed O’Riordan.
The time has come for everyone who lives in the beautiful valley between the Galtees and the Knockmealdowns, from Newcastle and Cahir all the way to Mitchelstown, to stand up and be counted regarding the proposed Gridlink 400kV cables and pylons! Following the first round of public consultation, three one kilometre wide routes have been marked on a map and one of the routes lies just south of the Galtee mountains in one of the most beautiful valleys in Ireland.
The other two routes are marked through County Waterford which would seem to make sense, given that the power-line is going to link Waterford with Cork. There is some suggestion that Waterford doesn’t want the power-line and pylons and so, South Tipp was chosen as one of the possible routes. It is up to each and every one of us to let Eirgrid know that South Tipp does not want the power-lines either.
I urge you to attend at the open day at the Clonmel Park Hotel between 1pm and 8pm on 18th September. Make yourself aware of valid reasons for objecting. Look up the County Development Plan and ask why the ‘protected views’ are not being protected by the local authority!
Regarding the County Waterford objections, let us all make the point that practically all Waterford tourism is coastal based – Dunmore East, Waterford City, Bunmahon, Stradbally, Clonea, Dungarvan, Ring, Helvic, Ardmore and Ferrypoint across from Youghal. I do not minimise the importance of Historic Lismore. The valley between the Galtees and the Knockmealdowns has the beauty of the valley; it is the view from the Vee, and from all the vantage points on both mountains. Not many tourists will come to see the gigantic pylons. This valley is already disadvantaged when it comes to tourist facilities but works valiantly to market the mountains and the attendant views. All views will be dominated by pylons if the power-lines come through the valley. County Waterford is far better placed to absorb the pylons and power-lines that this valley. County Waterford has been blessed with magnificent coastline; Tipperary has not. Waterford coastline and the wonderful Copper Coast geopark will not be impacted in any way by either of the other two mapped options which run through County Waterford.
Of course, as well as the issue of views and tourism there are concerns for people living beside the pylons (as close as fifty metres), for communities, concerns about health etc. Farmers are greatly concerned about their animals. Environmentalists are concerned about the damage to birds especially birds like owls that fly at night. But the real issue here in Tipperary is why is Tipperary on the map at all? We hope all our public representatives will fight tooth and nail to prevent the High Voltage powerline and enormous pylons coming through this beautifull valley.
For further information, the EirGrid Stage One Report in full is available here (or you can read it below). Corridor options affecting this area start on page 140.
Please attend at Clonmel on the 18th or learn to live with the pylons as your view!
Ed has set up a face book page with all the information. You can view it here.
Clogheen improved the overall result by 5 points compared to last year in the Tidy Towns Competition. 268 out of a possible 400 marks were achieved and it is a credit to the many hard working people that continuously strive to improve the town.
Some comments from the report read:
The Catholic Church is beautiful and the Church of Ireland is a fine old structure and great to see it now retains its original identity. Two Rivers B&B is splendid as is the pharmacy. Clogheen School is well kept with young and mature trees and the green flag is proudly hoisted outside. Hermitage guest house is a great house in magnificent lawns. The Day Care centre is a lovely setting.
There are nice bits of landscaping in many areas around the village, notably at the Catholic Church, At the Children’s playground and at the turn for Cahir. Lots of areas do not need any intervention with those brilliant stone walls. Hanging baskets are admired around the village bringing colour and freshness to the surroundings. There are lots of mature and young trees in many places.
Clogheen looks all the better from the attention you are giving to it. Well done for attending to all the categories. It was a pleasure to spend some time amongst your people.
Well done to all involved.
Read the full report here
A beautiful gesture of remembrance for our famine victims as we prepare for 2014 celebrations. Planted now, the new growth of your bulbs will carpet the Reigh for early springtime, when we will gather for a special anniversary cemetery mass. Bring your bulbs to the church as soon as possible or during the coming weekends of September.
Fun Horse & Pony Ride – September 8th
A horse/pony fun ride will take place on Sunday September 8th, starting just outside Clogheen on the Ballyporeen road at the turn for Croughkeal (the right turn before Shanrahan cross).
All proceeds will go to the Friends of St. Theresa’s Hospital and The Brian Boru’s Ladies football club.
Starting time will be at 11am.
For further information contact Philip Ryan 087 8257512 or Órla Fleming 086 8127081.
Entry fee: Horses €20 and ponies €10.
Suitable for all ages.
Duhill Gala Day – September 15th
Duhill Gala day will take place on Sunday September 15th 2013 in the same venue as last year – Castlegrace Cross.
Events include Cake Sale ( after mass @ 9.30am approx ), Events in field kick off at 2pm and include GAA Matches, Whitney’s Funfair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Battle of Local small business’s – obstacle course, Tug of War, Refreshments, Various Side Stalls, Raffle.
Funds raised on the day go towards the running of Duhill Hall and the Annual New Years Party.
Brendan Morrissey Memorial Tug of War
A fundraising Tug of War competition will take place at the Inch Field in Cahir on September 8th at 2.30pm. The event is to raise funds for the Trauma Transfer Board in St. Josephs Hospital, Clonmel.
There is €300 1st prize for Affiliate teams on the day. There will be plenty of entertainment for children so it will be an ideal Family Day Out.
Any teams needing further information or looking to register a team can do so via private mail through Facebook or by contacting : 0863984970, 0860553691 or 0863001876.
There will be raffle tickets available for €2 each or 3 for €5 with some excellent prizes to be won. There is also a Charity Auction on the day.
Great Day guaranteed for all … all teams are welcome.
Tipperary Table Quiz 2013
If you are interested in a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 then you’re in the right place, we have a list of some of those on offer here.
Brian Borus Ladies Football Club will hold a table quiz on Friday night August 16th in Nedeens Bar, Clogheen at 9pm. Table of four costs €20. Your support would be much appreciated.
Lios Mhuire Gathering Fundraiser – June 8th – Halley’s Bar, Clogheen
Fun Pub Quiz with a twist – starts at 9pm. See more details here.
Table of 4 costs €20. Quiz preceded by a fundraising walk.
Brian Borus – April 20th – Village Inn, Ballylooby
Brian Borus will hold a table quiz on Saturday night April 20th in The Village Inn, Ballylooby at 9pm.
Your support would be much appreciated. Table of 4 costs €20.
Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association – February 1st (Re-Scheduled)
If you are interested in a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 then you’ll be delighted to hear that Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association will hold a fundraising General Knowledge Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday January 25 2013 at 9pm sharp. Funds raised will go towards various projects in the Goatenbridge and Ballybacon Areas during 2013. Tables of 4 cost €20. South Tipperary Labour Cllr. Seanie Lonergan will be the quizmaster on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.
Note: As a mark of respect, following the passing of local Councillor, Michael Anglim, Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association postponed its General Knowledge Table Quiz (see above) which was to be held in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday January 25th 2013. The event will now take place on this Friday, February 1st at 9pm sharp. Tables of 4 cost €20. South Tipperary Labour Cllr. Seanie Lonergan will be the quizmaster on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.
Cahir Park AFC – January 26th
A table quiz will be held in Ballylooby on Saturday January 26th from 9pm. All funds raised will go to Cahir Park A.F.C. Youth team to get the lads a trip to train at the Fulham F.C. Academy, England.
Entry is €20 for a 4 person team. A raffle will be held on the night! Plenty of spot prizes.
Quiz Masters will be Seanie Lonergan and Tom Fahey. The event is organised by: William Dunne, Paddy Kenneally and Barry Cooney. ALL ARE WELCOME.
If you have a Tipperary Table Quiz 2013 you want to promote please just drop us a line on email@example.com and we’ll be happy to feature it here for you.
Con & George Moulson – Gathering Celebration – Aug 23rd to 26th
* Fri Aug. 23rd at 7pm - Wreath laying ceremony for Charles Moulson at Cahir War Memorial.
* Sun. Aug. 25th – 12.30pm – Scart Park – 1939 FA Cup Semi-Final re-enactment.
* Sun Aug. 25th – 4pm - John Delaney, CEO of the FAI will unveil a plaque at Barrack Hill.
See poster at bottom of post for full festival lineup.
Avid Irish soccer fans may well recognise the Moulson name, George and Con both represented their country. It is not widely known, however, that George and Con Moulson grew up in Clogheen and this year of the Gathering the town will be celebrating that connection with a Gathering event from August 24th to 26th.
Con and George’s father, Charles served in the British Army in Kildare before a job as postman took him to Clogheen, where the family lived in a house near the current pedestrian crossing just above the Post Office. During the village’s Gathering event, to be held from August 24th to 26th, FAI chief executive John Delaney will unveil a plaque at the house in the Moulson’s memory, with members of the Moulson family set to travel from England for the event.
Councillor Marie Murphy says that the connection was only discovered in recent years and that the Community felt the year of The Gathering was the ideal opportunity to recognise the Moulson connection with Clogheen. The 1911 Census shows that Con (Cornelius) went to school in Clogheen. George Moulson was born in Clogheen after this census in August 1914. Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the 1911 Census record.
1939 English FA Cup Final Recreation
Con Moulson was captain of the Republic of Ireland team in 1936 and 1937, while George was a goalkeeper and had three caps in 1948. George also played in the cup final in 1939 in Old Trafford and for The Gathering, a team from Grimsby in Northern England will play against the local Vee Rovers team in a recreation of that cup final game. Many of Con and George’s relatives still reside in Grimsby. There is a report on the event in the Grimsby Telegraph.
Both Con and George Moulson were always aware of their Clogheen connections, and both men declared Clogheen to be their birthplace when signing contracts. The brothers occasionally visited Fethard where they had cousins on their mother’s side.
Con and George’s father, Charles re-enlisted in World War I and sadly died shortly afterwards. His name is listed among the fallen on the First World War monument in front of the main car park by Cahir Castle. His ancestors in Cahir will visit the monument and place a wreath there in his memory during the festival. They will also do a tour of The Vee and Baylough, enjoy other local attractions and have a social evening in Clogheen.
You can find a more expansive account of the Moulsons and their connection to Clogheen on Ed O’Riordan’s Galteemore page.