Knock ME Down Challenge – September 7th 2019

Booking for the ‘Knock ME Down’ Adventure Challenge and Knock ME Down MÓR on September 7th 2019 is now open.  – If you know what it is all about, booking is now online at https://bit.ly/2m4h6y2. If you don’t know what it involves, just read on.  Following the growing success of…

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St. Declan’s Way 2019

2019 is the year when the 104km long St. Declan’s Way Pilgrim Path from Cashel to Ardmore (or Ardmore to Cashel, depending on which way you choose to approach it) is fully waymarked. 2018 marked the official re-opening of the route – so things are really happening along the route….

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Knock ME Down Challenge – September 8th 2018

‘Knock ME Down’ Adventure Challenge – September 8th 2018 Booking is now open at https://bit.ly/2m4h6y2. If you wish to be informed about events sign up to our email on the popup or Like & Share our Facebook Page. Following the success of the 2016 & 2017 events, we are very much…

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St. Declan’s Way 2018

  2018 marks the momentus reopening of the 104km long St. Declan’s Way Pilgrim Path from Cashel to Ardmore (or Ardmore to Cashel, depending on which way you choose to approach it). . To mark the occasion, and in association with Pilgrim Paths Week 2018, Knockmealdown Active is organising a…

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St. Declan’s Way Christmas Walk – December 27th

St. Declan’s Way Christmas Walk – December 27th Knockmealdown Active will host a Christmas walk on Wednesday December 27th along a section of St Declan’s Way from where it crosses the the Dungarvan to Cork Road (N25) at Grange to Knocknaskagh beside Ballinameela church. The walk is free, if you…

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Knock ME Down Challenge – September 16th 2017

‘Knock ME Down’ Adventure Challenge – September 16th 2017 This Event is Now Fully Booked The 2017 event is now fully booked. If you would like to be notified for next year’s event please leave your email address on the PopUp subscription form and you’ll receive an email when the event…

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May 21st – Walk in aid of Parkinson’s Sufferers

May 21st – Walk in aid of Parkinson’s Sufferers The route being walked on May 21st is the newly launched ‘Knockmealdown Trail’, one of the projects developed by Knockmealdown Active to link up the villages along the Knockmealdown Mountains from Ballyporeen to Newcastle. The trail consists of 3 walks accommodating…

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Pilgrim Paths Walk 2017

Pilgrim Paths Walk 2017 Booking for this Event has now Closed Join us on April 15th, Easter Saturday 2017 as we 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…

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Canoe B Q – Sunday September 25th 2016

Canoe B Q – Sunday September 25th 2016 This Event is now Concluded The final fabulous fun Canoe B Q of the season was held on Sunday September 25th 2016. On Sunday August 28th 2016 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club, in association with Knockmealdown Active, organised a Canoe-BQ. This is a Canoe Trip along the…

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Canoe B Q – Sunday August 28th 2016

Canoe B Q – Sunday August 28th 2016 THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Our next Canoe-B-Q event will take place on Sunday September 25th. Booking has not started yet but, if you Share and Like our Facebook Page or sign up for email alerts on the Pop Up that appears…

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Knock ME Down Challenge – September 10th 2016

‘Knock ME Down’ Adventure Challenge – September 10th 2016 THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL If you would like to be informed when there are future events planned please sign up on the Pop Up signup form and we’ll include you on our mailing list. The Knock ME Down Adventure Challenge takes place on Saturday September…

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Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016

Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016 *** This event is now fully booked *** The next fabulous fun Canoe B Q of the season will be held on Sunday July 31st 2016. On July 31st 2016 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club, in association with Knockmealdown Active, will organise a…

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Pilgrim Paths Day 2016

Pilgrim Paths Day 2016 Booking is now Closed Join us on March 26th, Easter Saturday 2016 as we 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…

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Final Saturday Morning Walk – December 19th

‘Thanks to the brave souls who turned up for our second-last walk of the year last Saturday. It was miserably cold, wet and windy, but once you got going it was worse ! This Saturday, the 19th, is our last morning walk of 2015. To celebrate the walks and to…

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Saturday Morning Knockmealdown Walks

Saturday Morning Knockmealdown Walks Knockmealdown Active would like to invite you to join us on Saturday mornings in Autumn/Winter 2015 to walk and explore the many Waymarked tracks and trails in this beautiful area. See list of upcoming outings at the bottom of this post. Our plan is to build…

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Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – September 27th 2015

Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – September 27th 2015 On Sunday September 27th 2015 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club will organise a Canoe-BQ (Canoe Trip with a Bar-B-Q at the finish in Ardfinnan). 10am – Sign up in Ardfinnan 10.45am – Bus takes participants to Cahir 11am – Instruction at Inch Field,…

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Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – September 6th 2015

Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – September 6th 2015 On September 6th 2015 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club will organise a Canoe-BQ (Canoe Trip with a Bar-B-Q at the finish in Ardfinnan). 10am – Sign up in Ardfinnan 10.30am – Bus takes participants to Cahir 11am – Instruction at Inch Field in…

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Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – July 26th 2015

Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – July 26th 2015 On July 26th 2015 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club will organise a Canoe-BQ (Canoe Trip with a Barbeque at the finish in Ardfinnan). 10am – Sign up in Ardfinnan 10.30am – Bus takes participants to Cahir 11am – Instruction at Inch Field…

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Photos from June 28th Canoe-B-Q

Here are some photos from our very successful Canoe-B-Q on June 28th 1 hour funding loans last. You’ll find all the photos from the day’s activities on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1CFdlyX. Many thanks to everybody who came along and made it such a great day on the River Suir. Our next outing…

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Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – June 28th 2015

Cahir to Ardfinnan – Canoe-BQ – June 28th 2015 On June 28th 2015 the Ardfinnan Canoe Club will organise a Canoe-BQ (Canoe Trip with a Barbeque at the finish in Ardfinnan). 9am – Sign up in Ardfinnan 9.30am – Bus takes participants to Cahir 10am – Participants leave Cahir in…

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St. Declan’s Way Walk – July 25th 2015

St. Declan’s Way Walk – July 25th 2015 *** Click Here to Book Now *** On Saturday July 25th Knockmealdown Active will be organising a walk along a portion of St. Declan’s Way (the entirety of which runs from Ardmore, Co. Waterford to Cashel, Co. Tipperary over the Knockmealdown Mountains)….

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Rhododendron Walk – Clogheen – June 7th 2015

Rhododendron Walk – Clogheen – June 7th 2015 This walk was due to take place on bank holiday Monday, June 1st, but the weather was unforgiving on the day so it has been rescheduled for Sunday June 7th 2015. Walkers will meet at St. Paul’s Community Centre in Clogheen at…

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Friends of St. Declan’s Way – Issue 9 – June 2015

Friends of St. Declan’s Way Ezine – Issue 9 – June 2015 Please note: The walk on June 1st has been postponed to June 7th due to inclement weather over the bank holiday weekend. [gview file=”http://www.knockmealdownactive.com/PDF/Friends%20of%20St.%20Declan’s%20Way%20-%20Issue%209.pdf” height=”850px” save=”1″]

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Pilgrim Paths Day 2015 Photos

Pilgrim Paths Day 2015 Photos The Pilgrim Paths Day event held on Saturday April 4th 2015 was a huge success. 225 participants from all over the country descended on South Tipperary and West Waterford to take part in the annual event, walking part of St. Declan’s Way from Mount Melleray…

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Canoeing in South Tipperary

Canoeing in South Tipperary   South Tipperary Sports Partnership in conjunction with Knockmealdown Active is holding an Information Evening on Monday,February 23rd at 8pm in Ardfinnan Community Hall.   The purpose of this meeting is to ascertain the interest levels in canoeing with a view to establishing more opportunities for…

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Pilgrim Paths Day 2015

Pilgrim Paths Day 2015 ***Book Your Place Now – Click Here*** Join us on Saturday April 4th, Easter Saturday 2015 as we 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…

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St. Declan’s Way – July 26th 2014

St. Declan’s Way – July 26th 2014 On Saturday July 26th – which is, very fittingly in the same week as St. Declan’s Day – Knockmealdown Active is organising a walk over the Knockmealdown Mountains from Mount Melleray, Co. Waterford to Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary. The 23Km walk will be undertaken along…

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Éigse Newcastle 2014

Éigse Newcastle 2014 Éigse Newcastle 2014 will take place on Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th. For more information on ‘Éigse Mhaol Donn’, please contact Helen Mhic Craith on 087-2405061 or by e-mail at helenmcgrath57@gmail.com. The program of events and an invite to An Gleann is a Raibh Ann translation…

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River Suir Boating Event – Sunday June 29th 2014

River Suir Boating Event – Sunday June 29th 2014 On Sunday June 29th 2014 at 1.15pm a unique boating event will take place, with boats travelling from Cahir to Ardfinnan along the beautiful River Suir in Co. Tipperary. Participants will paddle Canadian Canoes and Kayaks along the tranquil and beautiful…

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Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle – May 4th 2014

Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle – May 4th 2014 The Knockmealdown Active  Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle has been an incredible success on its 2012 & 2013 runs, there are some photos of the 2012 event here and the 2013 event here. There have been plenty of people looking for a date for the Tour…

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Pilgrim Paths Day 2014

Pilgrim Paths Day 2014 Join us on Saturday April 19th, Easter Holiday Weekend 2014 as we 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,…

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Split the Pot Results

Split the Pot Results Split the Pot is a Fortnightly draw undertaken by the Friends of St. Theresa’s Hospital and Knockmealdown Active. Look out for the ‘Split the Pot’ envelope holders in local outlets around Ballyporeen, Clogheen, Goatenbridge, Ardfinnan, Newcastle and Cahir. The winning entrants will be posted here after…

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Family Walk August 31st

Family Walk August 31st The Concern Four County Challenge takes place on August 31st from Baylough to Ballyporeen and then on to King’s Yard outside Kilbehenny. For those in the local communities  who would like to get involved and  would rather a  shorter walk, why not walk the last 10km …

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St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 – Video

St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 – Video Kevin O’Donnell introduces St. Declan’s Way Walk Joanne Hughes introduction in Cashel St. Declan Looks on as Pilgrims pass through Cashel Sallyport. Mark Rylands gives a short speech before Day 3 Walk from Ardfinnan to Lismore    

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Concern Four County Challenge Walk

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…

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St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 – Photos

St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 – Photos We have lots of photos from the St. Declan’s Way Walk which took place from July 24th to 28th 2013. These are small ones resized specifically for the internet, if you want any of them full sized just email us at info@knockmealdownactive.com and…

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St. Declan’s Way – The Gathering 2013 Walk

St. Declan’s Way – The Gathering 2013 Walk The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore took place from July 24th to 28th 2013. 110 walkers from around the world participated in the event which was support by the Gathering initiative.  This followed…

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Irish Walking Holidays

Irish Walking Holidays If you’ve found this post on Irish walking holidays you’re probably aware that Ireland is renowned across the world as a top class walking holiday destination. It is not a country of guaranteed sunshine – so we don’t do guaranteed sun, sea and beach type holidays –…

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Irish Walking Trips

Irish Walking Trips Ireland, as you’re probably aware, is not a country of guaranteed sunshine – so we don’t do guaranteed sun, sea and beach type holidays. This is probably just as well because people coming to Ireland aren’t looking for them. As such, Irish weather, which tends to be…

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Tipp FM’s ‘Down Your Way’ in Ballyporeen

Tipp FM’s ‘Down Your Way’ in Ballyporeen On Thursday last, June 13th 2013, Tipp FM’s ‘Down Your Way’ was recorded in Ballyporeen. The celebration was the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the local guild of the ICA which continues to go from strength to strength. The ICA very kindly asked…

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Newcastle Homecoming Festival 2013

Newcastle Homecoming Festival 2013 The Newcastle Homecoming Festival 2013 in association with the Gathering Ireland 2013 will take place from Friday June 21st to Sunday June 30th. There are a range of activities planned over the 10 days including and open day, duck race, traditional Irish music & dance concert, GAA…

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Éigse Newcastle 2013

Éigse Newcastle 2013 Éigse Newcastle 2013 will take place over the weekend of Friday June 28th to Sunday 30th. There are lots of activities to suit everyone, just take a look through the brochure below and go along, it is always a great occasion. For more information visit the website…

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Galtymore Charity Walk

Galtymore Charity Walk The Annual Galtymore Charity Walk from Kingsyard, just outside Kilbehenny, takes place on Saturday June 8th, 2013. Along with the main walk, which starts at 2pm, there will be a family walk with a talk on the history of the surrounding area at 2.30pm in King’s Yard. The whole…

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The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland Heartfelt congratulations to our near neighbours in the Glen of Aherlow, just outside Bansha in the Galtee Mountains. The area has been shortlisted as one of the Irish Times ‘The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’ nominees for 2013. We agree wholeheartedly, it…

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Ardfinnan GAA Cycle Fundraiser – June 30th

Ardfinnan GAA Cycle Fundraiser – June 30th Ardfinnan GAA have asked if we would give a mention to their fundraising cycle for South Tipperary General Hospital’s Children’s Ward being held on Sunday June 30th. There are 75Km and 40Km options starting from Ardfinnan Community Centre at 10am. Entry is €20,…

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Comeragh Tour Cycle – May 26th 2013

Comeragh Tour Cycle – May 26th 2013 We would like to thank the Ballymac Cycling Club for their support in our recent Tour of the Knockmealdowns cycle. The guys there are having their own event on Sunday May 26th, the Comeragh Tour. It is a 100Km event starting from Ballymacarbry…

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Kilbehenny Fundraising Cycle – June 9th 2013

Kilbehenny Fundraising Cycle – June 9th 2013 We would like to thank the Kilbehenny Cycling Club for their support in our recent Tour of the Knockmealdowns cycle. The guys in Kilbehenny asked us to let you know that there will be a fundraising cycle on Sunday June 9th 2013. The…

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Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle 2013 Photos

Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle 2013 Photos The second Tour of the Knockmealdowns cycle took place on Sunday May 19th last in Ardfinnan. The day was a remarkable success with a fantastic turnout of 113 riders, most of whom took on the challenging 90Km cycle which crossed the Knockmealdown Mountains…

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Mount Anglesby – Bay Lough Alternative Loop Walk

Mount Anglesby – Bay Lough Alternative Loop Walk Today’s walk featured a small group due to the sponsored cycle in Ballyporeen. We took a very nice alternative looped walk from Mount Anglesby to Bay Lough and then across the mountain, through the forest, onto a forest track and back to…

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Split the Pot Results – April 29th

Split the Pot Results – April 29th [col size=”one-half” position=”first” align=”left”]The draw for ‘Split the Pot’ was held on Monday April 29th in St. Theresa’s Day Care Centre, Clogheen. The winning tickets were, once again, drawn by Sr. Áine Power, a name synonymous with the Friends of St. Theresa’s and the…

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Split the Pot Results – April 15th

Split the Pot Results – April 15th [col size=”one-half” position=”first” align=”left”]The draw for ‘Split the Pot’ was held on Monday April 15th in St. Theresa’s Day Care Centre, Clogheen. The winning tickets were, once again, drawn by Sr. Áine Power, a name synonymous with the Friends of St. Theresa’s and the…

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Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle – May 19th 2013

Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle – May 19th 2013 The Knockmealdown Active  Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle was an incredible success on its inaugural run in May 2012, there are some photos here (and photos of the incredibly successful 2013 event here. There have been plenty of people looking for a date…

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Split the Pot Results – April 1st

Split the Pot Results – April 1st [col size=”one-half” position=”first” align=”left”]The draw for ‘Split the Pot’ was held on Monday April 1st in St. Theresa’s Day Care Centre, Clogheen. The winning tickets were, once again, drawn by Sr. Áine Power, a name synonymous with the Friends of St. Theresa’s and the…

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First Wacky and Wonderful Knockmealdown Family Walk

First Wacky and Wonderful Knockmealdown Family Walk On Saturday April 20th the first wacky and wonderful Knockmealdown Family walk will take place, unsurprisingly, in the Knockmealdown Mountains. This is an all gain & no pain way to get your kids, and possibly better halves, to gain an appreciation of what…

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Demo & Dine 2013 Photos & Video

Demo & Dine 2013 Photos & Video Our Demo & Dine evening on March 22nd was a great success. Many thanks to everybody who attended and all those from Knockmealdown Active who volunteered on the night to make sure everything ran smoothly. Host, JJ Healy, entertained everyone for the evening…

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Liam Lynch Memorial Walk – April 6th

Liam Lynch Memorial Walk – April 6th Momentous moments in history happen in ordinary places and even after the passing of time some places and experiences can still be caught. Many are aware of the final movements of General Liam Lynch on April 10th 1923. But what of his movements…

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Split the Pot Results – March 18th

Split the Pot Results – March 18th [col size=”one-half” position=”first” align=”left”]The first draw for ‘Split the Pot’ was held on Monday March 18th in St. Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. It was very fitting that the first draw should be undertaken by Sr. Áine Power, the driving force behind the redevelopment of…

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Gun Club Monster Auction – March 24th

Gun Club Monster Auction – March 24th On Sunday March 24th 2013 the Ardfinnan Ballybacon-Grange Newcastle (ABGN) Gun Club will hold a Monster Auction at the Glenview Lounge in Goatenbridge. The auction is in Aid of ABGN Gun Club’s ongoing Amenity Projects There is no reserve and all items must go…

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Split the Pot Starts Monday

Split The Pot Starts Monday Split the Pot is a fundraising initiative organised by Knockmealdown Active in association with St. Theresa’s Hospital in Clogheen. The first draw will take place in the Hospital on Monday March 4th 2013 and there will be draws every week from then on. Please do…

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Glengarra Woods Walk

Glengarra Woods Walk South Tipperary Tourism Company invites you to come on a guided Glengarra Woods Walk. Glengarra is located along the old Mitchelstown Road outside  Cahir in South Tipperary. Route: This Glengarra Woods Walk will take the Millenium Trail, a wonderful looped walk around this spectacular wooded environment. Theme: Nature. The…

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Knockmealdown Crossing 2013

Knockmealdown Crossing 2013 The much anticipated Knockmealdown Crossing 2013, an annual event hosted by Peaks Mountaineering Club, 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…

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The Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 The Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 will take place on Saturday March 30th 2013. Participation for the Bogtrot is by pre-registration only, please find form at end of the post. ***Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing, boots, plenty of drinks and a fully charged mobile phone.***…

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Ireland’s Best Walking Destinations

Ireland’s Best Walking Destinations The world has many, many fantastic hiking destinations. Here in the Golden Vale we like to think that the Knockmealdown Mountains is among the elite of Ireland’s best walking destinations. You won’t yet find it listed among Ireland’s best walking destinations destinations in any book or website…

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Challenge Walks in Ireland

Challenge Walks in Ireland Looking for challenge walks in Ireland? Then look no further, you’ve found a fine five day walk taking in the historic route from Cashel in South Tipperary, across the Knockmealdown Mountains to the home of St. Declan in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The first organised full-length walk of…

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Pilgrimage Walk Ireland

Pilgrimage Walk Ireland Looking for a pilgrimage walk Ireland? If so the first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore may well suit your needs. This Irish Pilgrimage Walk in the South-East will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows on…

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Walking in Ireland

Walking in Ireland If you are interested in Walking in Ireland then this event will certainly be of interest to you. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows on from a…

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Irish Camino Routes

Irish Camino Routes The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is the name given to a network of very famous pilgrim routes leading into Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. While there are no official Irish Camino Routes, a number of routes in Ireland lay claim to being…

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Irish Pilgrim Routes

Irish Pilgrim Routes Irish Pilgrim Routes are famous the world over. One of the most recently revived routes is St. Declan’s Way, which is an Irish Pilgrim Route that runs from Cashel in Co. Tipperary to Ardmore, Co. Waterford in southern Irealnd. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s…

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Guided Walks in Ireland

Guided Walks in Ireland If you are interested in Guided Walks in Ireland then this will certainly be something you will wish to attend. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows…

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Ireland Walks 2013

Ireland Walks 2013 Ireland has a wonderful selection of walks any time of the year you choose to visit. Ireland Walks 2013 are no different, there are plenty of them. Right now we’re promoting a well worthwhile walk in South Tipperary and Waterford. The first organised full-length walk of St….

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Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day Video

Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day Video On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogs, the Red Cross, the…

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Three Dunes Coast Guard Helicopter

Three Dunes Coast Guard Helicopter On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogs, the Red Cross, the Order of Malta, the…

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Walks Awareness Training Programme Photos

Walks Awareness Training Programme Photos Here are a few shots from the Walks Awareness Training Programme held by Knockmealdown Active in November and December 2012. The whole programme was a great success and we hope to hold more such courses in the not too distant future. If you would like…

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Knockmealdown Active 2012 AGM

Knockmealdown Active 2012 AGM The Knockmealdown Active Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in Ardfinnan Community Hall on Wednesday November 28th 2012 at 8pm. All clubs in the area covered by Knockmealdown Active – Ballyporeen, Clogheen, Ardfinnan, Newcastle and Goatenbridge – are asked to send representatives to the A.G.M to suggest ways in which extra tourism…

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Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day

Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogs, the Red Cross, the Order…

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Newcastle Halloween Walk Success

Newcastle Halloween Walk Success The walk organised by Knockmealdown Active on Halloween night (October 31st) in Newcastle was an exceptional success with almost 200 children and adults taking part in the evening’s entertainment. Here are some photos from the event:  

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Halloween Walk in Newcastle

Halloween Walk in Newcastle – October 27th On Saturday October 27th a Children’s Haloween walk will take place in Newcastle from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. Meeting is at the Community Hall in the centre of Newcastle. The walk is 1km approx. and will involve story telling, prize for most original fancy dress and…

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Walks’ Awareness Training Programme

Walks’ Awareness Training Programme Knockmealdown Active will hold an Information Evening in the Community Hall, Newcastle, Co. Tipperary on Monday, October 15th 2012 at 8pm. This programme is for individuals who are interested in developing walking and walking related products/enterprises in the Knockmealdown and surrounding areas. The programme will consist of a)    Mountain navigation course…

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River Suir Fishing Permits & Contacts

River Suir Fishing Permits & Contacts  New Bridge to Cahir The Aherlow Angling Club – Kevin Rowe +353 (0) 87 6409271 Cahir and District Angling Club , The Heritage, The Square, Cahir +353 (0) 52 7442370 Swiss Cottage to Ardfinnan Cahir and District Angling Club , The Heritage, The Square,…

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Fishing the Suir – Swiss Cottage to Ardfinnan

Fishing the Suir – Swiss Cottage to Ardfinnan Open Season: Brown trout, Salmon and sea trout – March 17th to September 30th. Angling controlled by the Cahir Angling Club starts from a point 200 m downstream of Cahir town to Garnavilla Ford. It is an excellent trout fishery. The river is broad at this point with a…

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Hatches & Flies on the River Suir

Hatches & Flies on the River Suir Insect hatches on the River Suir are prolific, with good hatches of BWO, sedges, spurwings and many other olives. The hatches have declined in recent years as with most rivers, however during warm balmy evenings the river and its tributaries come alive with trout. The…

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Fishing the Suir – New Bridge to Cahir

Fishing the Suir – New Bridge to Cahir The River Suir from New Bridge to Knockacolla is a broad slow winding river with fast shallow glides, riffles and infrequent pools. It contains good stocks of trout up to 25cm. Approximately 6.5 km north of Cahir in the Ballydrehid /Knockacolla areas the combined…

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Draoícht 2012 July & August in Clogheen

Draoícht 2012 July & August in Clogheen The show commences in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Thursday 26th July with a mantinee performance at 2.30pm. The organisers say a matinee show has been included this year as there have been many requests for such a performance down the years. Draíocht continues in its sixth year with shows as…

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Knockperry Walk, Newcastle

Knockperry Walk, Newcastle Length: 9 Kilometres (6 miles). Time: Under 3 Hours This walk will take you south east from Newcastle, gently rising up into the foothills above the village. There are various options, both on foot and by bike, but the most interesting is to take to the Heathery…

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Tullaghmeelan Walk, Newcastle

Tullaghmeelan Walk, Newcastle Length: 14 Kilometres (9 miles). Time: Under 4 Hours This walk will lead you along the quiet back roads north of Newcastle Village visiting Molough Abbey and Tullaghmeelan churchyard. The walk never deviates too far from the River Suir. It is an easy walk, mostly along narrow…

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Deisc Walk – Newcastle

Deisc Walk – Newcastle Length: 14 Kilometres (9 miles). Time: 4+ Hours This walk follows many narrow boreens (small roads) and old bog tracks to the area of the Mass Rock near Doonageeha (Fort of the Wind). You will essentially be following the river valley of Gleann a Cath (the…

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Old Convent Promotion Evening Success

Old Convent Promotion Evening Success Last Sunday evening at the Old Convent was a tremendous success. Here are some photos of those who took advantage of the wonderful fare on offer: [dc_slider slider=”3186″ captions=”true”]

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Knockmealdown Active Evening at The Old Convent

KMD Active Old Convent Menu Knockmealdown Active Evening at The Old Convent A wonderful evening was had by all 45 attendees at the Knockmealdown Active promotion evening at the Old Convent Restaurant in Clogheen. We would like to thank Dermot & Christine Gannon for their exceptional generosity and, of course,…

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Free Admission to OPW Sites – First Wed Every Month Summer 2012

  Free Admission to OPW Sites – First Wed Every Month Summer 2012 Just a quick reminder that there is free admission to all Office of Public Works (OPW) sites on the first Wednesday of every month during the summer. The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle (pictured) and the Swiss Cottage are all OPW Heritage sites. The next Free…

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Knockmealdown Active Promotion Evening at Old Convent Restaurant

Knockmealdown Active Promotion Evening at Old Convent Restaurant The Knockmealdown Active Group, which promotes the whole Knockmealdown Mountain Region of Tipperary from Ballyporeen to Newcastle, will hold a special promotion evening at the Old Convent Restaurant on Sunday next, July 8th, 2012 at 6.30pm. The promotion is to raise the awareness of the group and what it does…

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Newcastle Éigse 2012 – June 29th to July 1st

Newcastle Éigse 2012 – June 29th to July 1st In a beautiful setting at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains and along the banks of the River Suir, in scenic South Tipperary, you will have a unique opportunity, with other interested and motivated people, to experience the strong cultural heritage of Newcastle in…

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Liam Lynch Memorial Loop Walk (Newcastle)

Liam Lynch Memorial Loop Walk (Newcastle) Length: 17 Kilometres (11 miles). Time: 5+ Hours The Liam Lynch memorial (see Irish Identity and Wikipedia for more information on General Liam Lynch) lies on the wooded slopes of Crohan Mountain. This walk is quite long and hilly, so be prepared to set…

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Knockmealdown Active Dawn Chorus Event – May 13th

Knockmealdown Active Dawn Chorus Event – May 13th Knockmealdown Active, in association with Birdwatch Ireland, is organising a Dawn Chorus event in Clogheen in May. Kevin Collins of Birdwatch Ireland will help us to identify different birds and their birdsong as we hear them and are led on a slow…

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Knockmealdown Active Cycle May 6th, 2012

Knockmealdown Active Cycle May 6th, 2012 Knockmealdown Active will hold a cycling tour of the Knockmealdown Mountains  on Saturday May 6th, 2012. The route is 90km starting in Ardfinnan and taking in the towns of Clogheen, Ballyporeen, Kilworth, Ballyduff, Lismore, Cappoquin, Newcastle, Goatenbridge and back to Ardfinnan. Further route details…

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Knockmealdown Active Cycle May 6th, 2012

Knockmealdown Active Cycle May 6th, 2012 Knockmealdown Active will hold a tour of the Knockmealdown Mountains Cycle on Saturday May 6th, 2012. The route is 90km starting in Ardfinnan and taking in the towns of Clogheen, Ballyporeen, Kilworth, Ballyduff, Lismore, Cappoquin, Newcastle, Goatenbridge and back to Ardfinnan. Further route details and…

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Gorteeshal, Ballyporeen Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Gorteeshal, Ballyporeen Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club Last Sunday’s walk took us into the Knockmealdown Mountains just outside Ballyporeen. It was a really nice 7.6km track taking in forest roads, some mountain tracks and a good stretch of tarmac road to finish the route. It also includes a little stretch…

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Knockmealdown Mountain Walks

Knockmealdown Mountain Walks The Knockmealdown Mountains running along the border between Tipperary and Waterford and on to North Cork, provide some of the most spectacular walking trails in the country. While some are well known and waymarked (Tipperary Heritage Way, East Munster Way, St. Declan’s Way for instance), quite a few…

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Graigue Walk – Sunday April 1st 2012

Graigue Walk – Sunday April 1st 2012 There is a slight change to next Sunday’s walk with the Knockmealdown Walking Club. It was originally to be to Bay Lough in Clogheen, but we’ve decided to hold this over until the Rhododendrons start to flower, so we’ll be taking a walk into the…

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Ronga Walk, Clogheen – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Ronga Walk, Clogheen – Knockmealdown Walking Club On Sunday March 25th the club took on a lovely 7.75km walk at Ronga (first left after Shanrahan crossroads travelling from Clogheen to Ballyporeen, just after right turn for Burncourt at Killeatin). Take the left turn and you’ll cross a metal bridge 50…

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Lyrefune Walk, Ballyporeen – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Lyrefune Walk, Ballyporeen – Knockmealdown Walking Club This is a lovely walk with not too many climbs. There is a slight detour of a few hundred yards that brings you to the most wonderful views to Mitchelstown and the Galtee Mountains across the valley. We were blessed with glorious weather…

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Araglen Walk – Sunday March 11th

Araglen Walk – Sunday March 11th On Sunday March 11th 2012 the Knockmealdown Walking Club took on a  lovely walk in the Knockmealdown Mountains on the road from Ballyporeen to Araglen. The walk takes in much of the hills over the Araglen region and the views are absolutely exceptional. The…

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Knockmealdown Walking Club – Araglin Walk Sunday March 11th

Knockmealdown Walking Club – Araglin Walk Sunday March 11th The Knockmealdown Walking Club will take on a nice ramble out the Araglin direction tomorrow, Sunday March 11th, 2012. The group will meet at the BallyHi pub on Ballyporeen’s main street at 10am and drive to the walking area from there. Bring…

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Tipperary Walks

Tipperary Walks If you are looking for walking trails in Tipperary (or anywhere in Munster for that matter) then Clogheen, located at the Southern tip of South Tipperary, is the ideal location. Whether you enjoy long, short, difficult, easy, steep or flat (low level) walks Clogheen has got them all….

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Flemingstown, Shanrahan Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Flemingstown, 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,…

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Knockmealdown Walking Club Formed

Knockmealdown Walking Club Formed At the Knockmealdown Active Loop walk of Clogheen on February 5th 2012 the Knockmealdown Walking Club was officially unveiled. For further information contact Jim O Brien 087 249 0089. The group hopes to take on a range of walks in different areas around the Knockmealdown Mountains, and…

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Clogheen Loop Walk – Knockmealdown Active

Clogheen Loop Walk – Knockmealdown Active  This is a new walk (officially given the status of a recognised national Loop Walk in 2011) which has been promoted by the recently formed Knockmealdown Active group. We currently have no map to go with this walk, but will include one here as…

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Knockmealdown Active Walk – Sun Feb 5th

Knockmealdown Active Walk – Sun Feb 5th Knockmealdown Active will hold a walk around the newly formed loop at the back of Clogheen on Sunday February 5th. Walkers will meet at St. Paul’s Community Centre at 10am. The walk is a leisurely 5 miles with an estimated completion time  for an…

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Irish Pilgrimage Walks – St. Declan’s Way

Irish Pilgrimage Walks – St. Declan’s Way St. Declan’s Way is a well known Christian pilgrimage route in the south-east of Ireland linking Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore will take place from July…

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Wandern in Irland

Wandern in Irland St. Declan’s Way Wanderung: 24– 28 Juli 2013 Nach einer sehr erfolgreichen Wanderung 2012 von Ardfinnan nach Ardmore, findet vom 24. – 28. Juli 2013 die erste organisierte Wanderung des „St. Declan’s Way” von Cashel nach Ardmore statt. Die Wanderung wird im Zuge des Irland weiten “Gathering…

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World’s Best Hiking Destinations

World’s Best Hiking Destinations The world has many, many fantastic hiking destinations. Here in the Golden Vale we like to think that the Knockmealdown Mountains is among the elite of the world’s best hiking destinations. You won’t yet find it listed among the world’s best hiking destinations on any book…

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Ballyporeen Loop Walk on January 1st 2012

Ballyporeen Loop Walk on January 1st 2012 Knockmealdown Active is hosting a 6.2 mile (10km) loop walk in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2012 at 1pm in aid of South Tipp Hospice. A donation bucket will be available before walk commences. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear….

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Clogheen Loop Walk – National Trails Day – October 2nd

Clogheen Loop Walk – National Trails Day – October 2nd Clogheen Tidy Towns, in conjunction with Knockmealdown Active, will hold a walk on October 2nd to coincide with National Trails Day. The walk will commence outside St Pauls Community Centre at 2. 00pm (there is also a longer hike from…

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Clogheen Nature and Leisure Walk – Saturday July 30th

Clogheen Nature and Leisure Walk In association with Knockmealdown Active, a guided walk on the newly formed loop walk that starts at the square in Clogheen and proceeds to the lay-by on the road to the Vee at Eamonn Keating’s house (top of the straight section of the road heading…

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