by Peg Prendeville

Best of luck to those students who are sitting exams this week, both at Junior Cert and Leaving cert level. We hope they will be happy with their results.


It has been a busy weekend with many different events on: Foynes festival, Writer’s Week in Listowel with lots of tempting entertainment, Listowel Races, sunshine in Ballybunion and the Knockdown Vintage fundraising night on last Sunday night. A Hamper and many other spot prizes were raffled with Mary Hynes winning the hamper. The Vintage committee wishes to thank all who supported this night and wishes to remind you of the Vintage day on July 17th when they will display all the old cars and tractors. The Killeaney club is organising a Fun Day on the same day so it will be a full family day which is not to be missed.


Best wishes to Ballyhahill/Loughill ICA members who are travelling to Mullingar this Sunday 12th June with their drama “Summertime”. which takes place in the Mullingar Arts Centre. There are 10 groups taking part in this National ICA Elenora Gibbon drama competition. Each group has a 15 minute show and the judges decision will be final. Ballyhahill/Loughill guild loves the drama competitions and has always participated down through the years. They won the all Ireland with the Irish version of the Famine play in 1997. Win or lose, they promise to enjoy themselves anyway.


Get well wishes to my neighbour Jack O’Grady and to fellow correspondent Pat Brosnan who are both on the mend again D.G.


It was nice to see the Daltons from Clounleharde in the Limerick Leader last week, among the many celebrating fifty years of St Munchin’s Maternity hospital. I had not known that the Dalton twins were the 1st set of twins to be born in the Maternity.


Congratulations to Stevo and Aisling of Carrigkerry who were blessed with a baby girl recently. Congratulations too to Patrick and Máiread Langan on the birth of their new grandson, Damien Curtin.