THE PERFECT GIFT
‘Ardfinnan – A Selection of History, Stories & Pictures’ – 80 pages packed with interesting stories of the village including old photos of familiar places and faces for sale at €25 in aid of Elizabeth Clarke who is sick with leukaemia. Contact Alan O’Brien 0857508222.
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 16, at 2pm. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to come along and join us for a day filled with good food, fun, dancing spot prizes and much more. If you need to be collected please do not hesitate to contact us and we will arrange for someone to call for you. Contact 0527466271.
The Christmas meeting of the Guild will be held in The Community Hall, Grange on Tuesday, December 19, at 8.15pm. Hostess is Nan. New members are welcome.
KNOCKMEALDOWN ACTIVE AGM
On November 28th the AGM of the Knockmealdown Active group was held at Ardfinnan Hall. Attendance on the night was excellent, showing the determination to succeed in all the communities involved in this new and pro-active group looking to promote tourism, culture and commerce across the towns of Ardfinnan, Ballyporeen, Clogheen, Goatenbridge and Newcastle.
The group has been responsible for a number ofinnovative and successful ventures across the Knockmealdown region in its short existence including the Tour of the Knockmealdowns bicycle run, a Dawn Chorus event at Glenleigh Gardens, a Demo & Dine event in Cahir House, a well supported Halloween walking event in Newcastle, a promotional evening at the Old Convent in Clogheen, the ongoing Historic Graves project, a recently completed Walks Awareness Training Programme, continuing development of Kildanogue Duck ponds as a recreational asset and designation of a range of loop and linear walks along the Tipperary side of the Knockmealdown Mountains. The group has also been the catalyst for the formation of a number of sub-groups such as the Knockmealdown Walking Club, the South Tipperary Cycling Club and has a supporting role in Éigse Newcastle.
Officers elected: Kevin O’Donnell - Chairperson, Marian O’Dwyer – Vice Chairperson, Seamus Butler - Secretary, P.J. English – Treasurer, Jim O’Brien – Assistant Treasurer, Diarmaid Condon PRO. A number of members from each community were co-opted onto the committee. Others will be co-opted as activities in the group progress over time so please do approach local members if you have any ideas to promote the region.
DVD of History Book Launch - The Club has compiled a DVD of our book launch. €15. It contains pictures which were part of the book, rare video clips of football matches from years gone by and wonderful old footage of the Ardfinnan Carnival. Contact any committee member.
History Book - there are a limited number of books available, €40. Contact the Club Secretary 0868336505.
Congratulations - Ardfinnan NS pupils Luke O’Brien, Emmet Cowan, Mike Walsh and Conor Gallagher finished third in the National Schools South Tipperary GAA Quiz. The boys go forward to the county finals where the top 20 teams in the county battle it out for the honour of being the best School GAA quiz team.
AGM - last Saturday, December 8. Elected - Chairman: Leslie Boyle Secretary: Aidan MacNamara, Treasurers: Paddy Noonan and Sean Mulligan, Vice Chairman: William Nagle, Senior Manager: John Cummins, Junior Manager: Pat Quirke, Under 21 Manager: Thomas Maher, Sean Maher, Coach Minor Manager: Andrew Heffernan, with William Nagle and Gerard Condon selectors.