At the award presentation evening on Tuesday, November 27 at Breaffy House Hotel, pictured are: (back, from left) Martin Larkin,Clogher Environmental Group (CEG); Mary McDonagh (CEG);Tom Mcloughlin (CEG) and Ann Kelly (CEG).  Front row (from left) Peter Hynes, Mayo CoCo Manager; Robert Livingstone (CEG); Cyril Burke, Cathaoirleach, Mayo Co Co; Breege Blake (CEG).


Mayo County Council Litter Action League and Cleaner Community Awards

November 2012

Walk and Talk Weekend

The Walk and Talk Weekend organised by Clogher Environmental Group in conjunction with Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail and Sláinte Ireland Tours was a tremendous success.


The weekend’s events started with an information evening on Friday September 28 in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris. Speakers attending were Dave Langford - internationally renowned organic grower - who spoke on the use of Irish seed potatoes as a sustainable answer to world poverty.


John Cunningham, Erne Tours, gave an interesting talk on the effects of the Irish Potato Famine. A surprise speaker on the evening was Éanna Ni Lamhna, Irish environmentalist, who gave an insight on the works of VITA in Ethiopia.


On the Saturday a group from Leeds Health and Homes were taken on a tour of the locality visiting Clogher Heritage Complex and Belcarra’s Eviction cottage.


The weekend’s activities concluded on the Sunday with a fundraising walk from Clogher Community Centre  to Ballintubber Abbey. Proceeds of this event were shared by VITA - a Third World Development Agency who supply Irish Seed Potatoes in Ethiopia and Leeds Irish Health and Homes - who organise respite holidays for elderly Irish Emigrants in Leeds. A sincere ‘thank you’ to everybody who helped make  this weekend such a success.The group are pictured above  at the Community Centre, Clogher.


Mayo County Council Litter Action League and Cleaner Community Awards

November 2012

At the award presentation evening on Tuesday, November 27 at Breaffy House Hotel, picturedfrom the Clogher Environmental Group are: Breege Blake, Mary McDonagh, Ann Kelly, Robert Livingstone, Tom Mcloughlin and Martin Larkin.

“Family Fun Day on the Bog” event at Clogher Heritage

August 2013

Talk event -”The Local Blacksmith” at the Forge

July 2013

A talk about the historic role of the blacksmith in the local community. Demonstrating the traditions and folklore associated with the trade of the blacksmith, the fire in the forge was lit and a live smithing demonstration provided.

A family fun day was held at Clogher Bog on Saturday 24th August. This Gathering event took place as part on National Heritage week.  The group assembled at Clogher Heritage Cottage & Forge, Newtown, Clogher at 11a.m. Following a visit to view the old thatched cottage the group set out to walk to Clogher Bog led by Martin Larkin and Brían Hoban. On arrival at the chosen bank of turf Paddy McDonagh gave a brief demonstration on cutting the turf  then everyone pitched in and had a go. A donkey and cart was on duty to bring some turf back to the cottage!

“Happy Heart” World Day event held at  Clogher Heritage Centre

A group of Mayo walkers raised an mpressive €450 for the Irish Heart Foundation when they enjoyed a scenic five kilometre walk from Clogher Heritage Centre on Sunday, September 2

September 2013

“Operation Get Active” at  Clogher Heritage Centre

Nice, brisk  walk across the bog as part of a nationwide fitness initiative, “Transformation Ireland”.

Great, shake off those remaining extra Christmaspounds!

January 2014

September 2012