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 www.KMDActive.com/split-the-pot.

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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Split the Pot Results – April 15th

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 Hospital for so many years.

The winners in the second fortnightly draw in April were Bernie Tynan from Cahir who received €180, Mary O’Reilly from Bansha who won €90 with Cahir Day Care Centre picking up the sellers prize of €30.

The next draw will be on Monday, April 29th – again at the Hospital.

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. 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 week brings a new opportunity to win. Please do support generously. For further information and for a list of weekly Draw Winners visit www.KMDActive.com/split-the-pot

Full-to-Overflowing

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Tour of Knockmealdowns 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 for the Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle 2013 and, as you’ve seen, it will take place on the third Sunday in May (note: this date has been changed, it was originally to run on May 5th but was changed due to other cycle related events happening that day).

The route pictured above is the longer route for 2013 which is not the same as that taken in 2012, but is an equally satisfying route highlighting all the Knockmealdowns have to offer. The Tour of the Knockmealdowns Cycle 2013 itself will be just over 90km long and this year there will also be a 40Km (see route at bottom of post). As per last year the event will start and complete in Ardfinnan, taking in all the Knockmealdown Active towns of Clogheen, Ballyporeen, Newcastle, Goatenbridge and back to Ardfinnan (there are also other towns in the trip). Just be aware that this year’s event is taking place on the same day as an Ardfinnan festival and the South Tipperary Tractor Run in aid of South Tipp Hospice – so there’ll be plenty in the town to keep all the family entertained. For this reason, parking will be outside of the town main street – at the Pure Drop carpark which is located at the Newcastle Road roundabout on the Clonmel road.

Registration will be  from 9am. The cycle will start at 10am sharp. Check back here for any late changes to the itinerary.

You can find accommodation at a number of local establishments, see our Accommodation Page for a list of them. We’ll put up the poster for the 2013 event once we have a copy.

Entry fee is €15 per person and just €10 for kids. There is also a €40 family ticket – great value for a wonderful day’s entertainment. There will be refreshments for all participants in The Pure Drop, Ardfinnan on completion of the event. For further details contact Seamus Butler on 087 904 9280 or Kevin O’Donnell on 086 354 1700. You can also email info@knockmealdownactive.com.

Routes:

See bottom of page for downloadable PDF maps that you can print if you can’t use the Garmin links here.

90Km Route:
http://connect.garmin.com/course/3589527
Route is: Ardfinnan> Clogheen> Ballyporeen> Gurteeshal Hill> Araglin> Ballysaggart> Lismore>Cappoquin

Note: From Cappoquin there is a deviation from the original route due to a clash with another cycle on the Waterford side of the route.

Instead of straight on for Master Mcgrath’s ,cyclists will take Melleray road out of Cappoquin. Right at Cats Bar, up Melleray hill and on into Newcastle. Straight through Newcastle village  and onto the Clonmel/ Ballymac road. Here the tour will turn left and straight all the way to the Wood Road. Left turn here and on to Knocklofty then back to Ardfinnan.

40km Route:
http://connect.garmin.com/course/3395675
Ardfinnan> Clogheen> Vee road as far as Loughglen Bridge> left down onto Goatenbridge Road> Goatenbridge into Newcastle> left and then straight on to Grange cross> left and back into Ardfinnan.

TotK-2013

40Km Cycle PDF Map

Download (PDF, 234KB)

90Km Cycle PDF Map

Download (PDF, 239KB)

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Split the Pot Results – April 1st

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 Hospital for so many years.

The winners in the first fortnightly draw in April were Michael Corbett from Ballyporeen who received €144, Sr. Elsie Walsh from Clogheen who won €72 with Mary Carey in Ballyporeen Post Office picking up the sellers prize of €24.

The next draw will be on Monday, April 15th – again at the Hospital.

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. 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 week brings a new opportunity to win. Please do support generously. For further information and for a list of weekly Draw Winners visit www.KMDActive.com/split-the-pot

Full-to-Overflowing

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