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Upperchurch Walking Weekend

The twelfth annual Upperchurch Walking Weekend goes ahead this weekend with a wide selection of walks for all levels of fitness and top class entertainment to while away the evening hours.

The event kicks off on Friday evening with two road walks to stretch the sinews. The corresponding walks last year were held in a downpour but still saw over a hundred take part,  so hopefully there will be more clement conditions and a larger participation this year.

On Saturday morning the long, gruelling Hills of Upperchurch walk leaves at ten o’clock. This walk is only for the very fit and experienced and should not be attempted by beginners. There are three much easier and shorter walks later in the day starting in Upperchurch and Rosmult. This latter walk along the Birchill Nature Trail passes through an ash plantation which may not exist in future years due to Chalara (ash dieback) infection.

On Sunday a new one-off walk from Borrisoleigh to Upperchurch is eagerly anticipated by many locals, even to whom the route will have some of the characteristics of a mystery tour. Suffice it to say that there will be fields, farm roads, bye-roads and most appealingly of all a few almost forgotten old laneways.

In Hollyford there will be a fairly easy but long walk with excellent views taking in sites of interest along the way, while in Upperchurch the ever popular Eamon an Chnoic walk will be held.

Also in Upperchurch there will be a 5 km Fun Run and walk around the local bog track. And of course the famous Upperchurch stew will be waiting at the end of your exertions on Saturday and Sunday.

Due to recent rain walkers should bring sturdy waterproof footwear, especially on the Borrisoleigh to Upperchurch and Birchill walks. Off the roads and trails there will be set dancing and music in the local pubs. The Culture Night on Saturday has items such as drama, singing, music, short films,a craft demonstration and talks. The Upper Limits Climbing wall will give a demonstration on Saturday afternoon.

Full details and brochure are available on www.upperchurch.ie or phone 086 0518934. The organisers would like to express their sincere gratitude to the local landowners without whose help the event could not take place.

Programme of events

Friday 10th Walks: Upperchurch-Knockane road walk 12 km and Moher-Gortkelly road walk 7 km both start Upperchurch village 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 11th Walks: Hills of Upperchurch walk 18 km, start Upperchurch 10.00 a.m. Birchill Nature Trail walk 8 km, start Rosmult on Thurles-Upperchurch road 12.00 noon. Knockalough-Red Hugh walk, choice of 6 km, 10 km and 12 km, start Upperchurch 12.15 p.m. Slí Éamoin an Chnoic walk 8 km, start Upperchurch 12.30 p.m.

Sunday 12th Walks: Borrisoleigh to Upperchurch walk 12 km, start Shanahan’s Topaz Centra, Borrisoleigh 11.00 a.m. Hollyford- Red Hill walk, choice of 14 km or 18 km, start Hollyford village 11.00 a.m. Slí Éamoin an Chnoic walk 8 km, start Upperchurch 12.30 p.m. Fun Run around Bog Track 5 km, start Upperchurch village 2.00 p.m.

Friday: Reception and Official Opening 9.00 p.m. in Upperchurch Hall. Seisiún Mór at Kinane’s 10.00 p.m.

Saturday: Climbing Wall demonstration 4.00 p.m. Set Dancing in Oliver Ryan’s 4.00 p.m. Culture Night in Pa’s Bar 8.00 p.m. Traditional Music in Jim o’ the Mill’s 10.00 p.m.

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Lotto 10th April 2017

PREMIER CO-OP LOTTO

 

Winning Numbers Drawn

 

Monday 10th April 2017.

 

5, 13, 14, 19

 

6 Match 3 Winners €30:

 

Fergal Butler, Upperchurch Village.

P.J. McLoughlin, c/o Joan Shanahan.

Kelly Pamplin, c/o Joan Shanahan.

Donal Dorney, c/o Joan Shanahan.

Tom Lowry, Moyaliffe.

Joan Sweeney, c/o Ollie Murray.

 

Next Draw Tuesday 18th April 2017

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Easter Sunday Sunrise Mass

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Upperchurch – Drombane.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Mass: This Easter Sunday, 16th April, instead of a Prayer service and walk in Moakland there will be a Sunrise Mass in Ballyboy. Walkers will leave Upperchurch Village at 6 a.m. sharp and walk to the Ballyboy Lookout (approx 1.5 km) to attend an open air Mass celebrated by Fr. Tony Ryan. Transport will be provided for people who are unable to walk. Please note however that cars need to be left in Upperchurch Village as there will be no parking facilities at the site. Drivers are requested not to come via Ballyboy or Gortkelly in order to avoid parking and traffic problems. Breakfast afterwards in Upperchurch Hall. All are welcome!

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Easter Sunday Sunrise Mass in Upperchurch

Easter Sunday Sunrise Mass in Upperchurch
This Easter Sunday 16th April instead of a Prayer service in Moakland there will be a Sunrise Mass in Ballyboy.
We will leave Upperchurch Village at 6am sharp and walk to the Ballyboy Lookout (approx 1.5km) to attend an open-air Mass celebrated by Fr Tony Ryan.
Transport will be provided for people who need it. Please note however that cars need to be left in Upperchurch Village, there will be no parking facilities at the site.
Breakfast afterwards in Upperchurch Hall. All are welcome!

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LOTTO RESULTS 27-03-17

 

 

PREMIER CO-OP LOTTO

 

Winning Numbers Drawn

 

Monday 27th March 2017.

 

2, 5, 11, 28

 

0 Match 3 Winners:

 

2 Lucky Dip Winners €30 each:

Mariead Greene, c/o Joan Shanahan.

Seamus O’Brien, Ballyboy.

 

Next Draw Monday 3rd April 2017

 

Jackpot  –    €3,300

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LOTTO RESULTS 27-02-2017

 

PREMIER CO-OP LOTTO

 

Winning Numbers Drawn

 

Monday 27th February 2017.

 

5, 13, 26, 30

 

0 Match 3 Winners:

 

2 Lucky Dip Winners €30 each:

Nora Morrow, Upperchurch.

Andy Kinnane, Gurthnahalla.

 

Next Draw Monday 6th March 2017

 

Jackpot  –    €2,900

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