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.

Apr 142015

Table Quiz – Thursday April 16th

Friends of Civil Defence are holding a table quiz to support the Carey family on their recent bereavement. The table quiz will be on Thursday April 16th in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen starting at 9pm. Tables of four are €20.

Refreshments and raffle on the night.

Please support this worthy cause.

Mar 162015

Portia Coughlan Cast

Clogheen Drama Group – Portia Coughlan – March 27th & 28th 2015

This years production by Clogheen Drama Group is the shockingly dark and surprisingly humorous Portia Coughlan, written by Marina Carr and directed by Liam Wall.

The play will take place in St. Pauls Community Centre Clogheen on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th at 8.15 pm each night.

Tickets are available at the fruit and veg shop from Margaret and P.J. English 052 746 5951 or 087 798 4929 and Kathleen Noonan on 086 2001974.

Dec 012014

Old Convent Christmas Offers

Old Convent Christmas Offers

Christmas Cookery Tasting Demos

Learn Dermot’s tips for ‘The Perfect Christmas Dinner.’ Enjoy mulled wine and canapes around the Christmas Tree followed by a cookery demo & tasting in The OC Kitchen. Perfect for a Christmas Party outing! €75 per person
Thursdays, December 4th, 11th & 18th at 7 pm
& Sundays, December 7th, 14th & 21st at 3 pm

The OC Christmas Gift Voucher Special is on Now!

It’s time for the Old Convent Christmas Gift Voucher ‘One for You & One for Me’ Special!
*Purchase a One Night Hideaway Gift Voucher and receive a complimentary €50 Gift Voucher.
*Purchase a Two Night Hideaway Gift Voucher & recieve a complimentary €100 Gift Voucher.
Offer available until December 5th & all vouchers are valid for use in 2015 & 2016.

December Opening Hours
Open Weekends +
December 27th – January 3rd
for B&B and the 8 Course Tasting Dinner
We have extended our hours this year to incude New Years Eve
+ Jan 1st, 2nd & 3rd. *New Years Eve Reservations Available!*

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
Dermot, Christine, Ollie G & The OC Team

Full details can be found on the Old Convent website at

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