Jul 202016

Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016


The next fabulous fun Knockmealdown Active Canoe-B-Q of the season will be held on Sunday July 31st 2016.

This is a Canoe Trip along the Suir from Cahir with a BBQ lunch at the finish on the Green in Ardfinnan.

  • 10am – Sign up in Ardfinnan Hall (across from the Green)
  • 10.45am – Bus takes participants to Cahir
  • 11am – instruction on the water in Cahir (no prior experience required, instruction and all equipment necessary will be provided)
  • 11.30am – Participants leave Cahir in Canoes & Kayaks
  • 1pm – Barbeque lunch on the Green in Ardfinnan.
  • Price: €40 – includes Bus, Boats, Insurance, River Rescue & BBQ on the Green.

Queries to info@knockmealdownactive.com or call Will on 083 177 2626.

Please check back for further details or keep an eye on the Knockmealdown Active Facebook Page. This is very important as Boating Events are, by their nature, very dependent on weather conditions before and during the event.


KMD Active July 2016 CanoeBQ

Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016

Jul 182016

St Pauls Community Centre Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

The 2016 August Bank holiday weekend in Clogheen is the place to be this year, a whole new format is planned with something for everyone. There are a range of activities planned for the week (poster at bottom of post) including:

  • GAA matches,
  • Obstacle Course
  • 5km road race/walk
  • Vee Decent free wheel bicycle race
  • Baking Competition
  • Formula One with special guests
  • & much more.

Those of you that are that bit older may remember the Vee Decent bicycle free wheel race, well its back, more on next week’s Clogheen notes, Anyone wishing to donate spot prizes for the wheel of fortune can drop them into the Fruit and Veg shop or phone 087 798 4929. This year’s festival will be one not to miss.

Thursday 28th July the 5km road race/walk will start at 8p

m, course suited to PBs, entry fee €10, senior men and senior ladies catorgories, the course is Jones counter measured. For further information phone 086 603 5834.

A new tasty addition to this years Festival is a bakery competition. It will take place at Clogheen Festival on Saturday 30th July from 6pm to 9pm. So all we have to say is “Bake”

Clogheen Festival 2016

St Pauls Community Centre Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

Jun 272016
Restoration of Mountain Lodge, Glengarra Woods
The Restoration of Mountain Lodge, spearheaded by Burncourt Community Council and being put in motion by the Mountain Lodge Committee is continuing to advance the work. At present a significant portion of the roof has been replaced with one section remaining. Four of the windows are in the process of being replaced and should be completed shortly. An Open Day is planned for Sunday, July, 3rd from 12 to 5pm when all are welcome to come and see the work to date.

Refreshments will be served.

May 242016

Vee Rovers Win Division Two

Vee Rovers concluded a successful season last week with a victory over Rosegreen to win division two in the 2015/2016 season. This is an excellent result for the club having been promoted from division three last season. It now leaves them in Division One for the 2016/2017 season, just one step from Tipperary’s Premier Division. This is a remarkable achievement over a short period of time.

Vee Rovers Win Division TwoThe games have come thick and fast for the juniors in the last couple of weeks and the consistency shown throughout the season was maintained. Wins at home against Donohill and Cashel along with a hard fought victory away to Peake Villa ensured that Vee Rovers stayed in the hunt for league honours. The only glitch was an away defeat to Suirside and this set up a nail-biting finish to the last home game of the season at Scart Park on Tuesday May 17th against Rosegreen. Needing a point to clinch the title Rovers fell a goal behind early on, but the evergreen Warren O Brien levelled the game with twenty minutes to go and Darren Hannigan put the icing on the cake in the 32nd minute when he scored from the edge of the box. There were scenes of unbridled joy when Warren lifted the cup to send Vee Rovers back to the first division after a number of years’ absence. Great credit is due to both management and players for sticking to their task throughout the season and they were justly rewarded on Tuesday night.

A speedy recovery is wished by all to Shane McGrath who suffered a serious injury the previous Sunday in the semi-final of the Paddy Purtill Cup where Rovers had to give way to Cahir Park on a 3-2 scoreline.

Congratulations are also extended to Cian Murphy, son of Seamus and Honora, who represented Ireland under-17s with distinction in a recent tournament in Hungary.

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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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.