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BALLYHOURA BEO is implementing a loop walk programme in Limerick.  This programme aims to link people to their local looped walks. 

The programme consists of 8x2 hour walks that will be guided in the local communities and the final (celebratory!) walk will be held on one of the way-marked trails near the local communities. The shorter walks can be themed and local experts can be invited to give talks about local flora, fauna and history. The walks incorporate local amenities and facilities including (where possible) a ‘Library Loop Walk’ and ‘Tidy Towns Loop Walk’ (highlighting the work of the Local Tidy Towns Group). 

Participants will benefit from the programme by: A healthier Lifestyle, Awareness of local recreational amenities, A greater knowledge of healthy eating, Being encouraged to continue to use local loops, Receiving contacts and links to walking groups/clubs in the area.

Knocklong Elton programme begins on Thursday 11 January at 9:30 am in the community centre there are twenty places.. We hope to incorporate it with the parent and toddler group for the eight weeks. Get fit after Christmas. It is not confined to Elton and Knocklong people from all parts of the parish can join. 
This program is FREE as part of the HEALTHY LIMERICK initiative.

Congratulatons Paudie Condon, winner of the Blockbuster 2017!

In the words of Mary Kennedy:
Well done Knocklong!!

See the set of THE RESCUE from the air with thanks to Jack O'Shea:

SOUNDS OF KNOCKLONG PART 3: For this week’s “Sounds of Knocklong “ piece, the focus is brought to the stories within the building, through an engagement in conversation, we start to think about our spaces, these imperfect, and incomplete fragments of this decaying environment are all important elements, in the community. While on a site visit, the interaction within the space opens conversation relating the history of Knocklong in relation to the 1916 rising, and the cultural strains that caused these building to fall into ruin. We take a break from the ambient sounds of abandonment this week and instead listen to the engaging conversations from inside the walls of Walshe’s shop, through the interaction of Pauline and Morgan. Sound has the power to bring you and a journey, learning more and more about the space each time. The distorted soundscape emphasizing the both subjective and active nature of recording and editing sound, as well as their literal potential to give voice to collective and individual narratives of a place that is alive but not quite living. In a fortnights time we will an interview style engagement, and learning more of the cultural, economical and industrial from another member of the community, understanding what connects individuals to these spaces. 

Listen to it here!

Watch and hear about the Knocklong Railway Project!


Blockbuster fans go here!

Knocklong Through Sound!
Take your time to listen to this audio about Knocklong, past, present & plans for the future!

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