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, for further information ring 086 833 6505. It is in aid of a very worthy cause so please support.

Children's Ward Fundraiser

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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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