Raparee Cycle Club will hold its first sponsored cycle on Sunday, September 15, from Dundrum House Hotel, in aid of the South Tipperary Hospice Movement. We have of all levels of cycles and include a 100km leaving at 10.30am, 60km leaving at 10.45am, cost €25 (€20 for cycle Ireland members) this includes a meal afterwards in The Venue. We also have a family/kids cycle at 11am, €10 per family.
Knockavilla Community Council The Community Council is holding a fundraising parish disco in the venue on Saturday, September 28, at 10pm. Music for all tastes, and a great parish night is guaranteed. Admission €5. Dexter Gathering The Dundrum Dexter Gathering took place between August 20 and 22. The event was a success as the village welcomed visitors from nearly a dozen countries, who came to recognise and celebrate the historic connection between Dundrum and our native Dexter cattle breed. People travelled from as far afield as South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand and Canada to partake in the festivities. The stock show was held on Wednesday in the grounds of Dundrum House Hotel. There was huge interest in both the native cattle and the rare breeds of horses, ponies and goats that were all represented. In the stock judging it was great that a number of rosettes were kept in the locality. Special mention to James Heffernan from Dundrum for his Dexter cattle and Emer O’Siochru from Upperchurch for her Kerry Bog Ponies. The village food fair was held in the historic Main Street of Dundrum on the Wednesday evening and represented the first time that the village centre was closed to traffic since the famous showjumper Dundrum was at the peak of his powers, some 50 years ago. As well as showcasing the best of Tipperary artisan, organic and craft produce the village also hosted the Centra GAA Hurling Skills Roadshow, the unveiling of a plaque honouring our famous local athelete “Tipperary Tim” Crowe, The Dexter Mile organised by Dundrum Athletic Club, the Raparee Cycling Club evening cycle, and the unveiling of a plaque in honour of our Dexter cattle breed.