Knockmealdown Active once again host ‘Demo and Dine’ event

Demo & Dine

Demo & Dine

On Friday night, March 22, Knockmealdown Active will hold a repeat of last year’s remarkably successful ‘Demo & Dine’ event in Cahir House Hotel at 7.30pm. As last year, the host will be J.J. Healy, helped by our ownEileen Condon and T.J. Crowe of Crowe’s Organic Meats in Dundrum.

Attendees will be presented with a range of dishes on the night and will get to taste them all. There will be a raffle and spot prizes with the door prize being a ‘Tasting Meal for Two’ at Clogheen’s wonderful ‘Gourmet Hideaway’ restaurant, The Old Convent.

Cost of entry is €15. For info visit and to book tickets contact 0866044905.

Split the Pot

The first draw for ‘Split the Pot’ was held on Monday, March 18, 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.

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.

Walks and Cycles

There are walks and cycles organised every Sunday by Knockmealdown Walking Club and the South Tipperary Cycle Club. Visit and view the calendar for upcoming events and contact details.

Get Involved

If you feel you have something to offer the area, have ideas that you think could benefit the region and would like to get involved in taking an active approach to improving the Knockmealdown Mountain catchment area for locals and tourists alike, please do feel free to contact Knockmealdown Active on or you can ring Kevin O’Donnell on 0863541700.