Be A Tourist At Home And Take The Boat To Terryglass

MAYOR Virginia O’Dowd will hold the second of her Be A Tourist At Home For A Day initiatives on Sunday, August 21.

MAYOR Virginia O’Dowd will hold the second of her Be A Tourist At Home For A Day initiatives on Sunday, August 21.

“The idea behind this second trip is to make use of Lough Derg and to sample Terryglass Arts Festival and the villages along the lakeside,” she said.

The second trip will entail cycling from Banba Square to Dromineer for tea / scones. And from there the group will put their bikes on board Teddy Knight’s launch, Ku-ee-Tu, for a trip to Terryglass, where the arts festival will be running.

“We will then cycle the 17 miles from Terryglass back to Nenagh via Puckaun and Ballycommon,” she said.

The Nenagh Mayor said that she was delighted to have Teddy Knight involved in this trip, and thanked him for giving the group the free use of his boat for the day.

She also praised the backing of Declan Collison of Lough Derg House hostel, who is serving tea and scones at a reduced price, and Joe and Rita Ryan in the Whiskey Still, who are offering a specially priced evening menu for participants on the cycle.

Mayor O’Dowd invited people from around Cloughjordan, Borrisokane and Terryglass direction to make their own way to Terryglass by bike and to avail of the boat back to Dromineer that afternoon and then cycle back home.

Cllr O’Dowd said that the trip is open to everyone, but warned that numbers are limited because of space on the boat.

She pointed out that only people with bikes will be allowed on the Ku-ee-Tu and there is a limit of 25 places. People can only to take the boat in one direction because of space limitations.

The itinerary for the day is: 10am, meet at Banba Square to depart for Dromineer; 10.45am, tea/ scones in Dromineer; 11.15am, depart on Ku-Ee-Tu for Terryglass; 1.15pm, arrive Terryglass and enjoy festival activities; 4pm, depart Terryglass by bike for Nenagh.

If there is a group returning from Terryglass to Dromineer by boat, the departure time will be 2.45pm, arriving in Dromineer at 4.30pm.

If there is further interest following the trip, the itinerary can be repeated as all those involved are prepared to offer it to groups as a package as part of a day out.

For further details and to book a space, contact Virginia O’Dowd on 086-8185520 or email