The annual sponsored walk in aid of the South Tipperary Hospice will take place on St Stephens Day, starting at 11am from outside Butlers Centra in Dundrum Village. Sponsorship cards available from Eddie Breen 06271191 / 0876892207 or Sadie Hayes 06271866.


Despite the inclement weather conditions during the Summer, which impacted on our ability to get some of our planned projects around the village up and running, Dundrum Tidy Towns still did enough to impress the judges and gained two more points than last year, reaching 280 points. A result that sees Dundrum sitting proudly in third place in Category B in South Tipperary. We would like to thank our working partners during 2012, Dundrum Residents Association, Fás, Tús, and the organising committee for the very successful “Divas & Diamonds” fashion show which raised funds for our work. A very special thanks to all the residents and visitors to the village, all who have made such an effort to keep our village tidy.


Dundrum Tidy towns will hold the Annual Community Christmas Community Gathering again this year. It will be beside Bertie’s Bar on Sunday, December 16, from 6pm to 8pm. There will be mulled wine, mince pies, tea, coffee, loads of fun and of course the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. All welcome young and old. Come and meet your neighbours.


The Kickham Christmas lotto, raffle draw and party night will be held in the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel, on Monday, December 17. There will be spot prizes. The raffle which we have been selling tickets for in the past weeks will be drawn on the night. Fun starts at 8.30pm.


Representatives from the Community Alert group will be visiting every house in the parish soon, handing out information leaflets and an application form for anyone who wants to be part of this text system. We would ask that you would have the forms available when the committee members call back. It is hoped that this process can be completed in two weeks, so that we can move onto the next process as we prepare to launch the scheme in January. We need volunteers to cover Ballinahinch, Camas, Kilshenane, Pubblehill, Ballywalter. If you can help contact Kieran Slattery 0877934071.


The Community Council would like to thank all who supported our table quiz.


It was great to see a full hall in Knockavilla last Saturday as the children enjoyed the magic show, and got to meet Santa. Thanks to all for their help organising.