Clubs and Organisations

The parish of Loughmore and Castleiney has an impressive array of clubs and organisations which cater for a host of religious, cultural and recreational needs of parishioners.  A glance at the  annual Parish Newsletter, which has been published since 1968, documents the range and scope of this activity.


Branches of the Legion of Mary, the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association and the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society reflect concern for the Church’s spiritual mission.


The G.A.A. is particularly strong in the parish and contributes much to the sense of parish identity.  The Loughmore-Castleiney club has enjoyed enviable success at all levels in both football and hurling.  Its first county senior hurling success in 1988 was a milestone in its history.


Numerous other sporting interests are catered for locally, including athletics, badminton, camogie and ladies football, golf and Community Games.  The local, active branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, founded in 1970, has been very successful in promoting interest in Irish music, song and dance.


The I.C.A., Tidy Village Association, Golf Group, Gun Club and other bodies provide for a wide range of personal and community interests and needs.