May 062015

Death of John Carey, Shanrahan

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of John Carey, Heathfield, Shanrahan, Clogheen who passed away peacefully in St. Theresa’s Hospital last week. John was in his 98th year and enjoyed excellent health up to recently. A member of an old and well known farming family, John had a great interest in the G.A.A. and was a regular visitor to games through the years.

John is survived by his nephews Dr Frank O’Connor, James and Billy Divine as well as an extended family. His remains were removed from his home on Friday to Clogheen church and on Saturday following requiem mass he was laid to rest in Shanrahan Cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.


Carey, Shanrahan, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, May 4th 2015. John deeply regretted by his nephews Frank, James, Billy and the late John, nieces-in-law Betty, Anne and the late Cait, grand-nephews John, Niall, Pat, J.J., Michael and Daniel, grandniece Kate, relatives and friends.


Rosary at his residence on Thursday May 7th 2015 at 9pm. Reposing at his residence on Friday. Removal at 8pm to St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am, with burial afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery.

Sep 162013

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.


y she rest in peace.

Feb 252013

Death of David (Dave) Hyland, Carrigmore

Deepest sympathies are extended to the Hyland family Carrigmore, Clogheen on the recent death of Dave who passed away at his home. Dave was in his 91st year and was active and outgoing up to relatively recent times.

Dave was a founding member of his native Araglin Hurling Club in 1940. His coffin was draped with the Araglin Colors of green and white. Dave along with his late wife Mary (née Keane) had a great interest in the greyhounds. They would attend numerous greyhound tracks weekly, bringing home a selection of trophies. Dave was a very friendly and polite man who loved a chat and laugh with all he met.

Removal took place from his home to Ballyporeen Church on February 25th, 2013, for requiem mass co-concelebrated by Fr. Joe Flynn and Fr. Denis Reidy. He was laid to rest in Shanrahan Cemetery beside his wife Mary and his grandchild Sarah Louise Hyland. He is survived by his daughters Breda and Annemarie, sons Thomas and David and all his extended family.

May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.


The death has occurred of David (Dave) Hyland of Carrigmore, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

Dave, beloved husband of the late Mary is also the father of Tom, Breda, Anne Marie and Davey. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-granchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Monday February 25th 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.

Removal on Tuesday at 10.30am for 11am mass in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyporeen, followed by burial in Shanrahan Cemetery.

House private on Tuesday.

Dec 162012

Shanrahan History Book Launch

Shanrahan History Book Launch Photos & Video

Local historian Ed O’Riordan launched his latest book ‘Lonely Little God’s Acre – A History of Shanrahan Churchyard‘ at the Hermitage Bar & Restaurant on Friday evening, December 14th, 2012. Here are some photos and video from the evening’s proceedings. Pictures are first with video at the bottom of the post.

In Attendance:

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Musical Interlude:

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Rose Cleary Introduction:

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Ed’s CV:

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Ed Gives his Spiff:

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And a bit more (sorry, camera memory ran out):

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Oct 172012
Clogheen School Kids taking Rubbing at Shanrahan Cemetry

Liam Moore (left) looks on as classmates take a rubbing of a headstone at Shanrahan Cemetery.

Historic Graves Project, Shanrahan

At the moment there are some really exciting community archaeology projects taking place around Ireland. The Historic Graves Project in this area involves the training of local communities  to record historic gravestones at the old graveyards at Newcastle, Molough AbbeyShanrahan and Tubbrid.  The  training and mentoring for the project  is being provided by Historic Graves.  The group has  successfully completed similar projects  all over the country.

You can find an excellent article here, written by Louise Nugent on the activities in Shanrahan, where physical recording of the headstones and tombs took place in mid-October 2012. The photos included on this page were also taken by Louise.

Once all the data from the different graveyards has been collated and published it will be available on the Historic Graves website. The full Shanrahan records will also be available here on the Clogheen website and records for Tubrid, Newcastle and Molough Abbey will be available on the Knockmealdown Active website.

Shanrahan Gravestone Recording

Patsy McGrath, Michael Moroney and Michael Fennessey record a headstone in Shanrahan.

Jul 022012

Historic-Graves-ProjectKnockmealdown Active ‘Historic Graves Project’ seeks Volunteers

There are over 3600 historic graveyards in Ireland with up to 1,400 years of history carved into the headstones that have been placed there over the years. In the past year the ‘Historic Graves Project’ has helped local community groups survey 6,734 graves in 79 graveyards, recording not only the names, locations and inscriptions on those headstones, but also recording local stories from local people about their local cemeteries.

As part of this exciting project, the Knockmealdown Active steering committee, in partnership with the local communities living along the length of the Knockmealdown mountain range, hopes to train local volunteers on how to record the information contained within their local historic graveyards.

Before the group proceeds any further it wants to gauge the level of interest from people who might be willing to help with this project. If there is enough interest from local communities, Knockmealdown Active hopes to be in a  position to organise the basic professional training necessary to conduct the survey as well as supplying cameras and other specialised recording equipment.

If you think you might be interested in this very worthwhile and rewarding exercise please send a text message with your name, contact details and parish area to 086-8119571 and we will contact you as soon as possible.

For more information about the project, check out

Feb 202012

Flemingstown, Shanrahan Walk - the Foill Dearg, ClogheenFlemingstown, Shanrahan Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club

On Sunday, February 19th 2012 the group took on a lovely local walk in the Shanrahan/Flemingstown area known locally as the Foill Dearg (this could well be a mis-spelling, it’s an educated guess as I can’t find an online reference to it anywhere, so if anyone knows the proper spelling they might pass it on).

The start of the walk is on the right hand side on the Araglin road about a half mile past Shanrahan graveyard (forestry entrance after the third road turning to the right). There is normally a closed metal forestry barrier there.)

On the day we walked from the forestry entrance uphill along the Araglin road, turning off this road at the Sheep Pen (you’ll see a sign there for the Knocklugga Loop) and taking the forestry road back to the start.

It’s a lovely walk, just under 10km long, and the weather was exceptional for walking – crisp, dry and with some lovely sunshine.

You can find and download the walk on ViewRanger here (use the drop down to show Google Maps or Satellite, it will be more accurate than OpenStreet map which has put in an extra non-existent road for some reason. The map in the picture above is from Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) but you can’t view this unless you buy the rights to view OSI maps from View Ranger – it costs €24 for 50 sq. km.).

Below are some photographs taken on the walk.

Jun 272011
Clogheen Walk

Mountain Walk in Clogheen

Clogheen, Clogheen, Clogheen and more Clogheen

If it’s information on Clogheen you’re looking for then you’re in the right place.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Clogheen but were afraid to ask, that’s what you’ll find right here at the Clogheen, Hidden Heart of Ireland website.

Clogheen in located in South Tipperary, equidistant from Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny, which gives it its name – the Hidden Heart of Ireland.

Many people come to the town to visit Parson’s Green Pet Farm, The Old Convent Restaurant, The Hermitage House Restaurant, the Mitchelstown Caves, the Vee, Bealough, Grubbs Monument and Shanranan Cemetery.