The Clogheen branch of A.I.B. will close on October 26. The people of Clogheen and all the neighbouring areas were shocked to hear this very sad news. This branch was opened three days a week and at times you would have to queue outside the door it would be so busy. There was always wonderful and pleasant staff to greet you by name as you approached the desk.

In Clogheen you were a name and not a number, hopefully the powers that be will see sense before October and keep this branch open.


Deepest sympathies are extended to Dr B Durack and family on the death of his mother Felicitia Durack who passed away peacefully in Scotland. Funeral mass takes place in St Mary’s parish church, Clogheen, this Wednesday, August 1, at 12noon. Followed by Burial in Shanrahan cemetery beside her husband. House private please on Wednesday. May she rest in peace.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Griffin, Lios Mhuire, and all the O’Hanlon family, Ballyporeen, on the death of their mother Mary recently. Mary is survived by her daughters and son, sisters, brothers and all her extended family. Removal took place from St Theresa’s Hospital last Saturday to Ballyporeen church, following requiem mass on Sunday, she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Castlegrace House will host an open day Sunday, August 5, to tour the gardens. Gardens open from 12noon to 6pm. All proceeds will go to Cancer Care Centre Clonmel. Please support.


Anyone interested in forming a cycling club please attend a meeting in The Hermitage, Clogheen, on Monday, August 20, at 8pm. All are welcome.


Nancy Walsh, Ballynamasna, would like to thank everyone who supported the recently held an Open Garden day recently. All proceeds went to Temple Street Childrens Hospital and to The Ethiopia Aid.


Please observe minor changes to Clogheen Community Council Weekend.

Homecoming Festival Weekend August 1 to August 6.

Wednesday, August 1: 45 card Drive €10 start 8.15pm.

Thursday, August 2: 5km Road Race/walk, excellent event for new comers,(jones counter measured course). Start 8pm.

Friday 7pm a new event to the festival will be a fun family cycle distance 15k, helmets required, come along and get in gear. The route will be start in Clogheen, Bohernagore, Castlegrace and back to Clogheen. Entry fee €3

Friday, August 3: Driocht, doors open at 8.15pm.

Saturday, August 4: Children Treasure Hunt start 11am.

A change of date and time= A 60km and a 37km is as follows= 60km leisure cycle starting at 11am, register at St Pauls at 10am. Entry fee €20. Shorter course 37km will start at 11am.

Knockmealdown Active group will lead the Loop walk 8km, refreshments in Community Hall starting at 2pm .

Also on Saturday the National Sheep racing Finals plus BBQ Tote on the night, The first race will be at 7pm.

Sunday, August 5: A 50k fun cycle, entry €15, start at 12 noon. Assemble at St Pauls.

Gala day = Fancy Dress, tug of war, under age G.A.A. matches, sports, bouncy castle, dog show, food stalls, bottle stall etc etc. Car boot sale. Wife Carrying Competition “Beg, Borrow, Steal” start 7.30pm.

And to finish the Sunday there will be The Beat On The Street 8pm to 10.30pm. D.J. Aidan Mac Tipp F.M.

Monday, August 6, Duck Derby at the Mill Walk, time 1.30pm.

The above is the outline plan for the festival, something for everyone. More details in next weeks notes.

Vee Rovers F.C. will also run their pre-season competition in conjunction with the festival. One new item during the festival weekend is the Car Boot Sale. We all have attics with goods that could be resold. A charge of €20 per car and what ever you make after that is your own. So come on clean out those attics and be ready for Sunday August 5th.


Come along to The Book Bus situated in St Pauls car park every Tuesday from August 21, between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Membership is free. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.


Congratulations to Brian Borus members Maureen Murphy and Claire Walsh who were part of the U16 Tipperary Ladies Football Team who beat Waterford in the Munster Football Final in Cahir on Sunday.


The u13’s played two games in the last two weeks and have now completed the U13 league. They beat Knockavilla and Fethard and are now into a quarter final. Great credit is due to the team and management, the girls are improving more and more in each game.


Draíocht the traditional music, song and dance show opened last week in St. Paul’s Community Centre Clogheen. The remaining August performances are selling fast. It is a credit to its Director Michael Ryan and the voluntary group of parents who assist nightly. The dedication and commitment shown by the young dancers is wonderful to see and their enjoyment is noticeable while performing on stage. This show received fantastic feedback from the audience last week. The next show is on Friday, August 3. Doors open at 8.15pm. Ticket €15.00, €10.00 for under 12 years. A show not to be missed, for tickets contact - 086 2243323.


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