Draíocht the traditional music, song and dance show is opening on Thursday 26th July with two shows, matinee at 2.30pm (doors 2pm), and evening show at the regular time of 9pm (doors 8.15pm). The matinee performance has been organised this year due to interest from the general public. It’s all hands on deck at the moment getting ready for the show. The band members will include Galway man Richard Murray, an old favourite with Draíocht audiences, who will contribute on pipes, and flute and if he gets his way he will have the audience dancing in the aisles. Ciarán Mulderrig on keyboard and guitar, Conor Moriarty on box and a new addition to the band this year is Jessie Healy on fiddle. The Ryan School of Dance enhance the show with their great dancing skills and talent. This show has received great reviews from locals and tourists alike. Bring you family, neighbours, and visiting relations to Draíocht for a great nights entertainment. Draíocht commences in St. Paul’s Community Centre Clogheen on Thursday 26th July (2.30pm & 9pm shows) and Friday 3rd August 2012 (doors 8.15pm, show 9pm). Tickets €15.00 (incl. refreshments), children under 12 years €10.00. To book your tickets contact 086 2243323 Clogheen Community Council;

Homecoming Festival Weekend August 1st to august 6th.

Wednesday Aug 1st; 45 card Drive €10 start 8.15pm.

Thursday Aug 2nd; 5km Road Race/walk, excellent event for new comers,(jones Counter measured course) Start 8pm.

Friday 3rd Aug; Draiocht ;a wonderful show of Irish Dance/music/song doors open at 8.15pm.

Saturday 4th Aug; Children Treasure Hunt start 11am.

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

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

Sunday 5th 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.

Monday August 6th 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 week’s 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.

We are also running a festival raffle,

Happy Birthday Liz.

The Alley Close Residents Association wishes a very happy 60th birthday to Liz O’Neill, Fr Sheehys Tce.

Clogheen X-Factor;

Clogheen X Factor returns. Semi-finals on July 27th , final on the 4th August in Nedeens Bar. Entries are now being taken, anyone wishing to enter the competition please contact Ger on 086 8091015 or Cash prize to winners, money raised goes to a charity of the winners choice.

Entertainment in Brendans;


fabulous Louise and her karoke will be on Saturday 4th August.


This year’s Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration, which has been organised by the

Liam Lynch Monument Memorial Committee, will take place on Sunday 22nd July

2012 at the Liam Lynch Monument on the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Michael Batt Nugent, Cahir will chair the commemoration with Robert Troy Fianna Fáil TD from Longford-Westmeath delivering this year’s oration.

Assemble at 2:30pm and Oration will be delivered at 3pm.

Book Bus In Clogheen;

Tipperary Libraries Childrens Summer Book Bus in Clogheen, Join the Summer Reading Tree, certificates, medals and party for all participants,young children must be accompanied by an adult.The bus will be situated in Clogheen Community Car Park, every Tuesday from 17th July to 21st August, time 10.30am to 12.30pm. Membership is free for all children. Please come along.

Afternoon Tea /Coffee at Ballyomasna;

An afternoon Tea/Coffee fundraiser will take place on Sunday 22nd July from 2pm to 5pm at the home of Nancy and David Walsh Ballyomasna Cahir. Come along and relax, have a chat and a stroll around the beautiful garden. All proceeds will go to Temple Street Childrens Hospital and Ethiopia aid.