Come and Ramble in Cloghboola & Lyreacrompane on May 6th Bank Holiday Monday in aid Sliabh Luachra Active Retired Network Folklore Project
Meeting Point for Walk is at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre 10.30am for Registration and transport to start of 8 mile Ramble.
Donation for walk €10 Adult or €5 under 18
There are easy walks also available on the day if you want to take part.
Refreshments of Soup and a Sandwich, Tea or Coffee is included in Sponsorship
Please come and support and enjoy a healthy outdoor activity
and help a good cause
For further Info: 0874138934
Lyreacrompane lies in the Stacks Mountain range of North Kerry; it is centrally located between Castleisland, Listowel, Abbeyfeale and Tralee. The river Smearlagh rises between Broughane and Knights Mountain flows down by Dromadda where you can jump across it and find its first swimming place at the rocky Hole below the Knocknagoshel road.
Gathering speed it changes direction as it passes by our Church on its way to our Community Resource Centre. It mirrors the countryside, the sky night and day, the flora and Fauna. Ahead of it lies union the Rivers Feale, Gale, Brick and the Atlantic Ocean. This river water gifts North Kerry houses as powerfully sucked from it flow.
On our walk you will find Five Stones, with inscriptions, these five inscriptions are in memory of John O’Donoghue (1956-2008), to recall the priest, poet who had planned the Munster Launch of his book “Benedictus” at Lyreacrompane Community Centre in 2008,”For Eternity is Pure Presence”.
- When one flower blooms, Spring awakens everywhere.
- The greatest treasure is a contented heart
- FLUENT I would love to live Like a river flows, Carried by the surprise Of its own unfolding.
- Prayer is the ground of eternity.
- Alone with none but thee my God I journey on my way Stay quietly in this space and feel the peace of inner life.
I fell immediately in love with this strange and wonderful countryside with the character, colour and language of its people and its numerous dancing streams. The unbound freedom of hills and glens amounted to sheer paradise. The Stacks have magic all of there own, where the green pastures and meadows merge into boglands. The dominating colour is brown, but ever and always it is a brown that is warm and comforting.
John B. Keane
Since our centre opened in October 2000 we have been meeting weekly on Fridays from September till end of July.
We arrive between 10.30 & 11.30 am, tea or soup is served we have a chat, any one wishing to have their hair looked after can avail of the Hairdressing facility at Centre. Some of our members go for a walk while more partake in light exercise indoors or play cards.
12.30 pm a three course lunch is served and we play Bingo after lunch
We have a Bus service available in the area to get to centre and returned home after Bingo this is provided by Kerry Community Transport and serviced by The Kerry Flyer.
All are welcome to attend
Our Mission Statement
“To develop Resources and Amenities within the Community for the benefit of all people in the Community and the general public as a whole”
We are a Rural Community Organisation based on the eastern slopes of the Stacks Mountains in North Kerry. The Organisation is established since 1993, and became a company with charitable status in 1996.
The company is governed by an eight member board of Directors which is elected at Yearly Annual General Meeting. Our fundraising is achieved by a weekly Lotto carried out at the Four Elm Bar on Sunday Nights.
The Company facilities include Resource Centre, Community Field with all weather walk around the perimeter, outdoor Playground for Children and a adult exercise unit . The Company maintains the River Walk which incorporate the Mass path walk.
Since the Resource Centre opened in 2000, the community have benefited by the many activities promoted there, Over 55’s Club, Parent & Toddler Group, Women’s Group, Scout Troop, Tennis Club for Children, Summer Camps and Education programmers.