Liam Lynch Monument

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 the previous day, when he walked from Glasha near Fourmilewater Church to Croan, between Newcastle and Goatenbridge? You can walk the route most likely taken on this day by General Lynch and his men, experiencing what it would have been like to travel quiet country roads in early Spring, knowing that every sound in the distance could very likely be troops searching for you.

A group will be taking this route from Fourmilewater to Croan on Saturday April 6th. The group will meet in Newcastle Village Community Centre at 12.30pm and will be bussed to Fourmilewater at 1.00pm. The walk is approximately 14km and should take about 4 hours, ending at the site of Bill Holuihan’s house, wjhich Lynch left to start his walk over the Knockmealdown Mountains. There will be a bus from this point back to Newcastle.

The walk will be predominantly on roads and tracks. Bring good footwear, raingear, a fully charged mobile phone, food, water and a sense of adventure. Soup will be served at the end of the walk and there is a small fee to cover the bus and refreshments.

For further information contact Michael Desmond on 087-2977334 or email

Liam Lynch Memorial Walk – April 6th

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Split the Pot Results – March 18th

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 the hospital and a name synonymous with the hospital for so many years.

Although this was the inaugural draw, the initiative has already been a great success with many outlets selling out their envelope allocations in days. The first winners in the weekly draw were Toots Kenneally from Ballyporeen who received €214, Margaret Corbett from Clogheen who won €107 with P.J. and Margaret English picking up the sellers prize.

 Split the Pot is a fundraising initiative 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 weekly. 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 










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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 on the day.

Viewing from 11.00 am with auction starting at 2.00 pm sharp.

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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 support the weekly draw where you see the Split the Pot container. The draw is held each Monday and is just €2 to enter. The draw containers are located in a selection of retail outlets around the five towns.

For full details about the draw visit

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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 Flora and Fauna of this historical mixed woodlands will be the theme of this Glengarra Woods Walk.

Date and Time: Saturday March 9th at 2pm

Meeting Point: Glengarra Woods carpark, 12km south west of Cahir on the old Dublin to Cork/Cahir to Mitchelstown road (i.e. not the M8 Motorway, although you can take the motorway to Exit 11 if you wish and then travel past Kilcoran Lodge, you’ll find Glengarra Woods entrance further along the road on your right hand side, it is well signposted).

Glengarra Woods Walk Length/duration: 7km/2 to 2.5 hours

Minimum Gear: Trekking shoes/boots, raingear, a fully charged mobile phone and fluids.

Level of Walk: Moderate

Website for further information: 10

Contact: John Egan 087 0556465.

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