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 at 10am.

Registration online is €25 at All proceeds donated to charity so please support.

Comeragh Tour 2013

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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 day will consist of an 80Km Tour of the Galtees starting at 9.30am, a 50Km tour of the Galtee Vee Valley at 10am and finally a 15Km Fun cycle at 11am.

Registration is from 8.30am or you can register online at

Tour of the Galtees Cycle

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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 at Araglin and again at Mount Melleray, with a little kicker at Knocklofty hill on the final run in to Ardfinnan. There was also a fine turnout for the well-received 40Km event.

Many thanks to all cyclists who supported the event. It was particularly pleasing to see the South Tipp Cycle Club in their new gear (see photos), the club has been going from strength to strength since its formation last year. We are also very thankful for the assistance of the Red Cross who provided ambulance assistance on the day as well as Jim Roche of Roches Cycles in Mitchelstown who ably dealt with all mechanical issues along the way and the Pure Drop bar in Ardfinnan who put on a wonderful spread of refreshments that was very well received by all cyclists who took part.

Here are some photos from the day’s activity:








Needed That

Needed That

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Knockmealdown Active Walkers at Bay Lough

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 the cars. You can download the walk on ViewRanger here.

This is an 8.75km loop walk and a nice alternative to the well walked, and spectacularly pretty, waymarked trail you can take to the lough, returning via Loughglenbridge and Kilballyboy Wood picnic area.

This version climbs to the ‘lookout’ point at the far side of the lake, then walks along the ridge behind this point and takes a well walked track along the wall at the forest break crossing two glens before returning down to a forest track through the forest.

Don’t take this route if it has been raining heavily as it will be almost impossible to cross one or both of the glens. The ground underfoot will also be very boggy later in the track.

This is the track as we took it:

Bay Lough Walk Map

And here are a few photos from the outing:

Path to Vee Valley

Vee Valley View

Path over Bay Lough

Clogheen and Galtee Mountains

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Split the Pot Results – April 29th

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 Hospital for so many years.

The winners in the second fortnightly draw in April were Kitty Saunders from Cahir who received €187.20, Ellen Sheehy from Ballyporeen who won €93.60 with Cahir Day Care Centre, once again, picking up the sellers prize of €31.20.

The next draw will be on Monday, May 13th – again at the Day Care Centre in Clogheen.

For further information and for a list of weekly Draw Winners visit

For those unaware of the initiative, Split the Pot is a fundraising activity organised by Knockmealdown Active in association with the Friends of St. Theresa’s Hospital in Clogheen to raise funds for the upkeep of the facility which is of such huge benefit to the entire region as well as providing Knockmealdown Active with funds for projects to improve the area along the Knockmealdown Mountain foothills.

Please do give generously where you find ‘Split the Pot’ containers which are located in a range of retail outlets around Ballyporeen, Clogheen, Goatenbridge, Ardfinnan, Newcastle and Cahir. It is a very simple process, just pop your €2 in the envelope provided then write your name and phone number on it. The draw takes place fortnightly. You can enter as often as you wish and each two weekly draw brings a new opportunity to win. Please do continue to give generously as you have done since the draw started. For this we are very grateful.


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