Dundrum news and views

Please join us in Dundrum for our annual St Stephens Day walk in aid of South Tipperary hospice.

Please join us in Dundrum for our annual St Stephens Day walk in aid of South Tipperary hospice.

The walk will start from Butlers Centra at 11am with registration from 10.30am. All donations greatly appreciated on the day. For more details please contact Eddie 0876892207 or Ann 0872389683.

Knockavilla NS

Thanks to all who supported the recent cake sale and raffle. The sum of €677 was raised and will be used by the Parents Association for school children’s activities and the associations running costs.


Badminton every Monday and Thursday from 8pm in the Scout Centre Dundrum. New members welcome.


New Years Eve Disco: Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams are holding a fundraising disco on New Years Eve in the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel. Tickets are on sale at €10 and are available from all club officers. We ask you all to please support this fundraiser and a great night is promised. Ring in the New Year in style with family and friends! Knockavilla /Donaskeigh Kickhams Club would like to take this opportunity to wish all its members and supporters a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2014.

Donaskeigh Community Council

Thanks to all who contributed to the church gate collection, the sum of €240.59 was raised. Thanks to everyone who uses the Community Centre and thereby contributes to its upkeep.

Knockavilla Community Council

Defibrillator Collection: The Community Council are continuing their campaign to collect all used mobile phones to help us to get a defibrillator put in place in Knockavilla village. We will be putting collection boxes in all the local shops in Knockavilla and Dundrum, and also in Knockavilla church to facilitate the collections. If any one receives a new phone over the Christmas maybe the old phone could be donated.

Community Alert

A reminder to everyone about the importance of community alert in the parish especially at this time of the year. Keeping a watchful eye on the elderly living in the area is of vital importance. Also, please take notice of any suspicious activity in the area, and record all details and forward to the community alert phone. Our text alert system is now also hooked up with the recently launched scheme in Golden, so we can now trade information between both parishes.

Thanks Santa

Thanks to Santa for coming out to visit the children and turn on the Christmas lights on the tree in Knockavilla recently. Thanks also to Garda Mick O’Mahoney for supplying the transport for the man in red, to Michael and Charlie for their help with the lights, Fás and Coilte for the supply and erecting of the tree and the parish church for paying the electricity bill!

Hall Available

The community hall in Knockavilla is now available for hire for any activity either for parish groups or to families for various occasions. The committee can also facilitate the use of an indoor bouncy castle for children’s birthday parties. For any other information, please contact any committee member.