If you have any items that you would like to include in the Dundrum news please contact Sean Breen at 062-71131 or email to sean.breen@environ.ie. Deadline is Sunday night for inclusion in the following weeks Nationalist.


The monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be held on Monday next, March 26. Mass in Knockavilla Church at 7.30pm all are welcome.


The annual pilgrimage of Our Lady’s Sodality to Knock shrine will take place on May 29 and 30.


The Irish Cancer Society “Daffodil Day” will take place on Friday next, March 23. E2,025 was raised in this area last year and we thank you for your generosity.

As in previous years, we are appealing for collectors for the day. We really do need more helpers. A little time goes a long way! Funds are needed now more than ever to continue the marvellous work undertaken by the hospice teams. Please support in any way that you can. For further information please contact Kay on 087-7999279.


The Community Council are holding a kids Variety Show with a combo of Magic show, Puppet Show, and a disco in the Hall in Knockavilla on Friday next, March 23 at 7.30pm. Admission is E3 per child. Accompanying adults are free.


As the hall is being used on Friday the 23rd for the kids show, there will be no Youth Club on that night.



Training continues Saturday morning’s from 10.30am to 11.15am for U6 and U8 and from 11.15am to 12.15pm for U10 and U12.


Knockavilla National School Parents Association are delighted to announce their great success in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Their float “Mr Paddy, The Smiling Fish” won joint 1st in the Cashel Parade on Saturday 17 and was overall winner of 1st prize in the Thurles Parade on Sunday 18. It was a visual delight for all spectators.

“Mr Paddy” was made by Scoil Mhuire, Knockavilla national school children and their parents out of recycled materials and represents Pisces. The project theme was about giving the children a sense of identity. At the parades the children wore t-shirts which they stencilled themselves in school with their own Zodiac sign on them. Congratulations to all involved on such a great achievement.



We are again calling on all involved in the club to please pay their membership fees as soon as possible. Contact Margaret Hayes, Michael Shanahan or any club officer to pay same. You are not covered by insurance until membership is paid. Adult players E50, U18 E10, Non player E25.

Senior Hurling.

Our seniors got their season underway on St Patrick’s Day with a home game against Roscrea in the Co. League. The lads were very impressive in the first half and were leading at the break. However in the second half Roscrea had the breeze and were victorious on the score 1-18 to 0-14 We were unfortunate to lose a few players to injury during the game which seemed to affect the overall performance, we also missed a few chances that might have kept us to the fore, however the team and management will have taken a lot of positives from the game and will hopefully learn from the negatives. We play Portroe away next weekend, please check fixtures list for details.

U/21 (B) Football.

Our U/21 footballer’s were beaten by Cashel King Cormacs in the West Semi final on Friday night last. We thank the management and team for their efforts. See match report in Sports pages of the Nationalist.