A new Session of Vinyasa Flow Yoga begins on Wednesday, September 7, at the Old Convent Clogheen. Classes start Wednesday at 9.30am, 6.30pm and 8pm, Duration of all classes are 1hr 15min. Classes are held in 6 week sessions, 6 classes for €E60 (students €E50). For more information phone Christine on 052 74 65565. Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic, creative and joyful practice focussing on breath-synchronized movement and easily adaptable to different skill and fitness levels.


Knockmealdown Active and South Tipp Tourism Company invite you to take part in guided walks to promote walking in South Tipp. There will be two guided walks on Sunday 18th September. You can choose from the Liam Lynch Loop, distance 12 k, which should take 3 to 3.5 hours or the Knockballiniry Loop, distance 6k and 1.5 to 2hours to complete. Meeting times for both walks is 12.30pm to register in the GAA club rooms Goatenbridge. Please bring with you hiking boots, rain gear, snacks and fluids. Light refreshments will be served after the walk. For further information contact Kevin O’Donnell 086 3541700 or Con Ryan 087 0556465.


In aid of people with special needs. Takes place at CLogheen Community Centre on Wednesday, September 7, at 8.30pm. Admission is E10 and there will be a raffle.


The name may sound zany but this is a show not to be missed. South Tipperary Rural Arts Group will begin its Autumn season by presenting The Water Tower Bucket Boys, this now legendary Bluegrass Band from Portland, Oregon, U.S. A. in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Saturday, September, 10th at 8pm. The Water Tower Bucket Boys will tour the U.K. and Ireland from August, 25th with seven of their 25 dates in Ireland. Some people may recall the group’s last visit to the area when they entertained an appreciative audience at Pat Russell’s shop in Ballyporeen. Having released four albums to date they are sure to attract an audience with their unique style, drawing from classic bluegrass with a mix of traditional and original songs. Tickets are now on sale locally and are priced at €E10. In Clogheen contact Lynn 086/6086638 or call to Ger Flynn’s Butcher Shop, in Ballyporeen tickets are available at Pat Russell’s Shop and in Burncourt contact Breeda 087/6967661 or call in to Maureen Creed’s shop. Hope to see you all there!


James Kilbane will perform in Burncourt Church on Thursday, September 8, starting at 8pm.

Tickets E15. Family rates at the door.


The first gala day for years will take place at The Cross Castlegrace on Sunday, September 11, starting with a Cake Sale after mass at 9.30am. A fun cycle race from Duhill to Clogheen and back to Duhill at 12noon. Dog show, pony rides, over 40s G.A.A matches, Tug Of War and numerous other events throughout the day, see posters in Shops for further details. Please support.


The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Clinic is now open on Tuesdays in The Beauty Spot Clogheen between 10a.m. and 5p.m. Specialising in weight loss and how to quit smoking, this is a fantastic opportunity to lead the lifestyle you want. Call into Liam any Tuesday for a free consultation or ring 087 2268651 to make an appointment.


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Clogheen will be the focus for National Trails Day on October 2, when Knockmealdown Active plans to host a test-run of the town’s looped walk. Work is now beginning on the development of the loop, with way markers, map boards and seating to be installed in the coming weeks. While the official opening will be held later in the year, National Trails Day offers a great opportunity to introduce the walk to the people of Clogheen and the surrounding area.

Two guided walks of the Liam Lynch Loop and Knockballiniry Loop will start at the GAA hall in Goatenbridge on Sunday, September 18 at 12.30pm. For more information on the walks, contact Kevin O’Donnell on 086 3541700 or Con Ryan on 087 0556465.

The Knockmealdown Active committee is also working hard on a number of other projects, both long and short term.

Work is continuing on the development of the ABNG gun club’s duck pond at Kildanogue in Goatenbridge, while it is hoped that Knockmealdown Active will be successful in its application for two workers under the TUS scheme, which would enable the group to increase awareness of the region’s recreational potential.

Both Philly Ryan, Celtic Community Link project officer and South Tipperary Development Company rural recreation officer, Con Ryan, have been working hard to promote the Knockmealdown area. Philly recently manned the stand at Clonmel’s Festival Cluain Meala, where visitors were keen to find out more about the walking, cycling and recreation potential of the Knockmealdown Mountains and the surrounding areas.

Remember, Knockmealdown Active is all about the people and activities in the region and is always looking forward to new ideas from the local community so contact your local representatives PJ English 087 7984929 or David Slattery 086 2808188.