Peg Prendeville  

It will be all go next Sunday in Knockdown with the Car Boot Sale organised by Killeaney AFC to raise funds for the club. Anyone and everyone is invited to set up their own stall or alternatively support the stalls that will be there. There are all items available from bakery to jewellery to crafts to slate mirrors to turf and timber and more. A Tea/Coffee stall will be there also. Killeaney AFC will charge only €10 to set up a stall and what you make on the day is your own. Why not give it a try? Either way come for the atmosphere. Beginning between 9 and 10 am.

Congratulations to Michael Dillane, formerly of Clounleharde, now living in Listowel with his wife Eilish who celebrated 80 years lately. Michael, who is a  retired District Postmaster, is still full of energy and very involved with the St Vincent de Paul in Listowel as he has been all his adult life. He has now written a booklet about the history of SVP in the Listowel area which he hopes to have printed soon. We wish him many more years of active participation in this worthy cause.

A little bit of history and excitement was made in O’Gradys in Glenbawn last Saturday when all three Jack O’Gradys came together. Jack the older at 86, his grand-daughter Leona’s son Jack aged ten months and Noel’s son Jack aged 3 months. Peg, who is recovering from a recent sickness, was no doubt very proud of all her men, the big and the small. We wish them all well. If the young Jacks are as happy and healthy as the old man they will be alright!

The Loughill/Ballyhahill Parish Annual is in its final stages and should be with the printers very soon. It is hoped to have it on the shelves just before Easter. Like all local publications it is growing every year after a slow start trying to tease and threaten people for articles. However, it is promising to be a very interesting read. Produced by the Parish Hall committee, all profits go to their funds for the upkeep of the Hall.

 Glin Library will be closed all next week.