All the news from in and around Cloughjordan this week.
Culture Night: There was a wide variety of activities in Cloughjordan last Friday 20th September to celebrate national Culture Night. The Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre was open extra hours from 7 to 10pm to facilitate visitors viewing the museum exhibition. The local Drama Youth stage a series of Small Dramas also at the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre. Artist Mary Pickering held an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at her studio, while the Black Studio Gallery held an exhibition of the work of Poller Thomas Wollen. The Cloughjordan Writer Group convened at the Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop for the reading of some original stories.
GAA: Kilruane MacDonaghs U/21 hurlers defeated Roscrea in the first round of the championship. This match was played in Moneygall last Saturday. The U/16 hurlers will play Newport in the North final in Nenagh on Saturday. It is expected that a large volume of supporters will travel to support the local lads. Well done to the junior camogie team who defeated Thurles last Sunday to qualify for the county semi final.
AGM: The Ardcroney players will hold their A.G.M this Thursday, 26th September at 8pm in Ardcroney hall. New members welcome.
Irish Classes: A series of Irish classes commencing in the Methodist hall on Monday mornings from 10 to 11am and in the evening from 7 to 8pm.
Charity Walk: On Sunday, Sept. 29th a walk will take place in aid of Pieta House Roscrea and the Irish Heart Foundation at 1pm from MacDonagh Park and will be followed by refreshments and a presentation at 2pm to Joan Freeman, Founder and CEO of Pieta House, and Paul McNamara, chairman of Pieta House Roscrea. Contact Teresa Williams (086) 3509465 or Helen Deane (087) 9688851.