Monday 3.30pm - 6.30pm Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Classes (starting Monday, September 12). Monday nights Panto (meeting Monday , September 12, at 7.30pm). Tuesday night: Dancing/social club 8.30pm - 10pm. Wednesday night: Knitting classes 8pm - 9.30pm (starting next week). Thursday night:Beavers/cubs /scouts. Friday night: Foroige. Saturday and Sunday: Birthday parties.


Calling all who are interested in the panto a meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre so if you are interesting in taking part either front of stage or back we would be delighted to see you there. New members are always welcome no matter whether you have previous experience or not, its great fun and best of all its free to take part.


We were delighted to welcome everyone back to playschool on Monday, August 29, and we hope all our past pupils got on well on their first day in big school. We have a full house again this year, running two playschool sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. For anyone wishing to enroll their child for September 2012 we will be taking names in December. Also don’t forget our after school service is up and running on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm.The cost is E12 per session. Any enquires please contact us at 052/7464488.


All sections will resume their usual meeting times this week. Scouts return on Wednesday, September 7, from 7.15pm to 9pm. Beavers will return on Thursday, September 8, from 6.15pm to 7.30pm and Cubs will return on the same date from 7.45pm to 9pm.


Water Tower Bucket Boys in concert in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Saturday, September 10, at 8pm. They are from Portland, Oregon USA and play classic bluegrass with a mix of traditional and original songs. Tickets are €E10 and are available from groups local members or ring 086 3061411.


The stork has been very busy lately with a new arrival of a beautiful baby boy David to Catherine and Maurice Corbett who will be a little brother to Aishing. The very best for the future to all the Corbett family.


Well done to Kieran Cunnigham on winning the Presidents Prize recently at Slievenamon Golf Course.


If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnan or hand deliver notes to Irene. All notifications must be sent before 5pm each Saturday to guarantee inclusion in the following weeks paper. If you have any queries you can contact her on 086 1725559. We want to hear about local weddings, births, special birthday requests etc or general community information from whatever organisation you are involved with.


Knockmealdown Active would like to congratulate Ardfinnan Community Council and all those who helped with the major clean up of the tennis courts on the Green. It’s amazing what can be achieved when a community works together.

Knockmealdown Active has a busy schedule of events for the next few weeks.

The Liam Lynch Loop has been included in the “Tipp Top Ten” walks, an initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Committee. Two guided walks of the Liam Lynch Loop and Knockballiniry Loop will start at the GAA hall in Goatenbridge on Sunday, September 18 at 12.30pm.

Walkers can choose from the 12km Liam Lynch Loop walk or the shorter 6km Knockballiniry Loop walk. The Liam Lynch Loop is classed as a hard walk and will take 3-3.5 hours, while the Knockballiniry Loop is classed as a moderate walk and will take 1.5-2 hours. For more information on the walks, contact Kevin O’Donnell on 086 3541700 or Con Ryan on 087 0556465. On October 2, Clogheen will host a test run of its new looped walk, which is currently being developed with way markers, map boards and seating.

Meanwhile the Knockmealdown Active committee is working hard on a number of other projects, both long and short term..

Both Philly Ryan, Celtic Community Link project officer and South Tipperary Development Company rural recreation officer, Con Ryan, have been working hard to promote the Knockmealdown area. Philly recently manned the stand at Clonmel’s Festival Cluain Meala, where visitors were keen to find out more about the walking, cycling and recreation potential of the Knockmealdown Mountains and the surrounding areas.

Work is continuing on the development of the ABNG gun club’s duck pond at Kildanogue in Goatenbridge, where it is hoped that a site can be enhanced for visitors.

Remember, Knockmealdown Active is all about the people and activities in the region and is always looking forward to new ideas from the local community so contact your local representatives Seamus Butler on 087 9049280 or Helen Nugent on 086 2398710.