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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shanrahan in Samuel Lewis’ 1837 Topical Dictionary of Ireland

Shanrahan in Samuel Lewis’ 1837 Topical Dictionary of Ireland Shanbally Castle, referred to in the text, was demolished by the government in 1960. The Waterford Mountains referenced are the Knockmealdown Mountains on the Tipperary Waterford border around which this site is based.

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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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St. Declan’s Way Walk – Ardfinnan to Ardmore – August 4th, 5th & 6th 2012

St. Declan’s Way Walk – Ardfinnan to Ardmore – August 4th, 5th & 6th 2012  Following a very successful walk to Ardmore over St. Patrick’s Weekend 2012, termed An Camino in honour of the famous Spanish mountain pilgrimage, Kevin & Ber O’Donnell are responding to demands for a similar event…

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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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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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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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Gortacullen Wood and Kildanogue Duck Ponds Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Gortacullen Wood and Kildanogue Duck Ponds Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club This is a lovely 13km trail, starting at the Sheep dipping tank across from Graigue Pub, travelling around Gortacullen Wood, climing the nearby hill, taking a track back down and then travelling on to the Kildanogue Duck Ponds via…

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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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Knockmealdown Walking Club – Walk to Galty Castle & Kings Yard

Knockmealdown Walking Club – Walk to Galty Castle & Kings Yard We had a very nice walk yesterday (Sunday Feb. 26th, 2012), which started just outside Kilbehenny village, walking toward the Galtee Mountains, turning off for Galty Castle and then walking onward to the Kings Yard. This is a wonderful…

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Knockmealdown Walking Club – Galtee Mountain Walk Sunday February 26th

Knockmealdown Walking Club – Galtee Mountain Walk Sunday February 26th The Knockmealdown Walking Club will take a brief foray away from the Knockmealdowns toward the Galtee Mountains across the valley on Sunday February 26th. The group will meet at the Bally Hi pub in Ballyporeen at 10am and then take…

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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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Shanrahan Walk – Feb. 19th, 10am – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Shanrahan Walk – Feb. 19th, 10am – Knockmealdown Walking Club A very successful walk took place in Goatenbridge last Sunday where the group took on the Knockballiniry Loop walk (see some pictures below). This Sunday February 19th all interested walkers and strollers are asked to meet up at Shanrahan Cemetery…

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Goatenbridge Walk – Sun. Feb. 12th – 10am – Knockmealdown Walking Club

Goatenbridge Walk – Sun. Feb. 12th – 10am – Knockmealdown Walking Club The newly formed Knockmealdown Walking Club held its third walk since its establishment, in Clogheen last Sunday. A very healthy figure of 23 walkers assembled at St Pauls Community Centre at 10am and headed off on the Clogheen…

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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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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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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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