South Tipperary Rural Arts Group presents The Water Tower Bucket Boys who are guaranteed to get some feet a stampin! This is a great opportunity to listen to this now legendary Bluegrass Band from Portland, Oregon, U.S. A. in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Saturday, September, 10th at 8pm. The Water Tower Bucket Boys are presently touring the U.K. and Ireland with seven of their 25 dates in Ireland Having released four albums to date they are sure to attract an audience with their unique style, drawing from classic bluegrass with a mix of traditional and original songs. Tickets are now on sale locally and are priced at €E10. In Clogheen contact Lynn 086/6086638 or call to Ger Flynn’s Butcher Shop, in Ballyporeen tickets are available at Pat Russell’s Shop and in Burncourt contact Breeda 087/6967661 or call in to Maureen Creed’s shop. Hope to see ya all there!


A definite date for the diary is an upcoming concert to be held in Burncourt Church on Thursday, September 8. A return visit by James Kilbane to the area should prove very welcome. With a great mix of Gospel/ Country and Irish it promises to be a night of easy and inspirational listening. Tickets are priced at €E15 and are available locally from Maureen Creed.


It was a return to a greatly revamped national school when the pupils of Burncourt National School entered the school gate on last Thursday, September 1. The general consensus is that the school and the grounds are worthy of much admiration and of a job well done. Though some finishing off has to be done internally, great credit is due to all concerned. We send every good wish to the new Junior Infants and hope that their school days will be as often quoted “some of the happiest days of your life.” Welcome to Katie Butler, Megan Carroll, Erin Casey, Micheal Egan, Meadhbh Maher, Claudine McGrath, Darragh Walsh and Ella Young. A big welcome also to four more pupils who have come to Burncourt School Amy Casey-Kelly, Jessie Kiley, Roseanna Kiley and Jake Kiley. Wishing all the pupils and staff every good wish for the year ahead.


It’s a long way from Bermuda to Burncourt but that was the journey chosen by James Caplice and Tara Mickelson who were married in Burncourt Church last weekend. We wish James and Tara a lifetime of health and happiness in their married life together. Every good wish for the future.


Congratulations to Shane Fox on his 21st birthday last weekend. Every good wish to Shane for a future filled with health, happiness and success.