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.

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Feb 082014

Tipperary Cherry Picker

If you require a Tipperary Cherry Picker then you need look no further. Gordon Davey offers a professional Cherry Picker Service in the general South Tipperary, North Cork, East Limerick and West Waterford region.

Gordon is a fully trained and insured Cherry Picker operator and is available for a range of Cherry Picker services including:

  • Power Washing Roofs
  • Cleaning gutters, fascia & soffits, external walls, footpaths, driveways & patios.
  • External house painting.
  • Window cleaning.
  • Cleaning Agricultural buildings.
  • Tree & hedge pruning.

Essentially, any job that requires use of a Cherry Picker in the area can be facilitated.

For a no obligat

ion quote please call Gordon on 086 172 5218.

Tipperary Cherry Picker Services

Tipperary Cherry Picker

Sep 092013

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

Aug 022013

Concern Four County Challenge

Concern Four County Challenge Walk

Concern, one of Ireland’s best loved charities, launches the first Four County Challenge Walk and you are invited.

The walk, which will take place on Saturday August 31st, showcases an off the beaten track region of Ireland. It starts in the Knockmealdown Mountains which straddle Waterford and Tipperary. It passes through Cork and finishes in the Galtee Mountains on the Limerick side at Kings Yard.

Walkers register at the end point of the walk in the Galtees. A bus then transfers them to the start point in the Knockmealdowns. The walk starts near the Vee at the beautiful corrie lake known as Baylough. The route meanders along the Avondhu Way taking in parts of Tipperary, Waterford and Cork.

Mountain track changes to quiet minor roads near Ballyporeen and from there the trail heads to the Galtees entering at Galtee Castle near Skeheenarinky. It hugs the Attycran River and finishes at the foot of Galtymore at Kings Yard. Once you cross the bridge you are in County Limerick. The total distance is 33km. There will be an option to finish near Ballyporeen also in which case the distance is 24km. As the terrain is on good quality track and minor roads it is possible to do it in a good pair of runners.

This walk is for everyone – from walkers of moderate fitness to mountain runners

For more information and to book your place please see Concern’s website on


Concern Four County Challenge Map:

Four County Challenge Map

Concern Four County Challenge FAQ:

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Concern Four County Challenge Hike Kit List:

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Jun 212013

Irish Walks July 2013

July is a month for walking in Ireland. The weather is generally conducive to the activity (although not always) and there are many festivals around the country which means visiting is generally worthwhile.

Irish Walks July 2013 – St. Declan’s Way

From July 24th to 28th Knockmealdown Active will host the first organised full length walk of St. Declan’s Way from Cashel Co. Tipperary to Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The walk will stop off in Cahir, Ardfinnan, Lismore and Aglish along the way, finishing in Ardmore at the end of the Ardmore Pattern Festival on Sunday July 28th.

It will appeal to walking enthusiasts but also to visitors who have a connection with one of the many towns and villages along the route.  There is a strong traditional link between St. Declan and emigrants who have left West Waterford in particular. Walkers will have the option of joining the walk for portions of the route if they wish.

Irish Walks July 2013 – Book Now

It promises to be a great event so why not nip over to their website where booking is taking place online. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Irish Walks July 2013

Irish Walks July 2013

Jun 042013
Lios Mhuire Gathering Reunion - June 29th

Pictured outside the Lios Mhuire Estate in Clogheen wearing their reunion t-shirts are: Margaret Daly, Delia Pinto, Denise Halley, Mary Griffin, Cllr Marie Murphy, Deirdre Morrissey, Vinnie Conran and Cathy McGrath. Photo: Sandra Quinn

Lios Mhuire Gathering Reunion – June 29th

The Lios Mhuire Gathering Reunion – June 29th, featured in the Avondhu this week.

“Almost sixty years ago, the first residents moved into the 14 houses in Lios Mhuire Estate in Clogheen and from those original residents, 96 children became lifetime friends, some got married and now 59 years later, they are getting together to share stories and memories in a reunion on June 29.

The committee is made up of 14 members and they got together to plan an event that would bring the whole community together. They stress however, that while it is a reunion in Lios Mhuire, everyone from the wider community is welcome to what promises to be a great event.

On the day, there will be marquees put up, music from the sixties and seventies from when the organising committees were growing up and food will be supplied. There will be a bouncy castle, old photographs on display and music from local band ‘The Weekenders’.

Vinnie Conran said that this will be a fun community event and they will be reviving games from their youth and reminiscing about their school days and also swapping stories about their lives since then.

“We are not going to charge anyone anything – we want a fun day where no one has to put their hand in their pocket. We have a fantastic committee of about 14 members and everyone is really interested and enthusiastic. Everyone is welcome and this will be a big community event,” Vinnie said.

On the day, they will also be erecting a plaque to commemorate and immortalise all those who have passed from 1954-2013.

To raise money for the day, there will be a sponsored walk and quiz night on June 8th. The walk will be from the estate to Shanrahan – the route that they would have walked as children and there are a lot of prizes sponsored by local businesses. Anyone who wishes to take part is more than welcome to come along on the day and all support would be greatly appreciated.”

Apr 172013

Tipperary Ladies Football League Victory over Leitrim

Well done to Jackie O’Gorman, Jennifer Grant, Mairead Morrissey and Trisha Hickey on their win in the Third Division League over Leitrim last Sunday (April 13th, 2013) with the Senior County team.

The team is now through to the semi-final of the league where they will play Armagh in two weeks time (April 28th) at 2pm in Mullingar.

Best of luck to all involved.

Mar 312013

Diane Halley RIPDeath of Diane (Dee) Halley

“Dearly loved Diane (Dee) Halley, 33 years, passed away on Sunday 31st March, 2013. Dee is lovingly remembered by her grieving Parents Michael & Miriam Halley, Sisters Lyn & Crystal, Partner Andy & extended Family, Friends and Colleagues from around the world. Rest in peace.”

Reposing at her Family home from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday 6th April. Funeral arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Clogheen for 11 am Mass on Sunday. Burial immediately afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery. House private on Sunday family flowers only, donation if desired to New Story Leadership – www.newstoryleadership.org.


There is widespread shock and sadness around Clogheen at the news of Dee’s untimely death in Prague, the Czech Republic. There is a very nice tribute to Diane on the Washington Ireland Program website – you can also find some of Dee’s own links here – LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the Halley & Gleeson families and to all Diane’s friends.

The house at Cooldevane is located across the road from Fr. Sheehy’s GAA field – Google Maps.

Feb 112013


Knockmealdown Crossing 2013

There is nothing quite as highly anticipated in Knockmealdown Mountain events as the Knockmealdown Crossing 2013, an annual event hosted by the Clonmel based Peaks Mountaineering Club. It will take place on Saturday April 20th 2013.

Registration is at the Glenview Lounge in Goatenbridge at the following times:

  • ‘A’ Walk – 29.5km – 7:00 am 7:30 am – walk will take 7 – 9 hours – self-navigating, for seasoned walkers only.
  • ‘B’ Walk – 17km – 8:00 am 9:00 am – walk will take 7 hours approx. – lead walk, but requires walking experience.
  • ‘C’ Walk  – 13km -10:00 am 11:00 am – walk will take 5 hours approx. – lead walk, requires a good level of fitness.
  • Family Walk – 6.7km – 11am – New this year – walk will take about 2 hours – easy walk from Vee to Glenview Lounge via forest paths.

*Walking Boots essential for all walks.

Full details below:

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