by Peg Prendeville

At last the temperatures have improved a bit but we still wait for a decent summer.

Knockdown is coming alive again with lots of activity around the shop. Meanwhile the Killeaney Grounds are looking well and the flowers are adding a bit of colour.

Both Athea with its Races and Glin with lots of activities in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland were very busy last weekend and luckily the weather was kind. We hope that everybody enjoyed themselves.

Next Sunday brings its own excitement with Limerick and Kerry meeting in the football. We probably know what will happen but sure we have to keep hoping to make some more history!

There are a very few of the Loughill/Ballyhahill Annuals left to sell so if you haven’t got one already please make sure that you do, before it is too late. They are in the Knockdown Shop.

It being holiday time there always seems to be a lull everywhere at this time of year. People slow down, all the usual committees take it easy and it is nice to be able to just do the day to day business without having any deadlines but it does make life hard when it comes to filling news columns as there is not a lot to say!

Needless to say is that everybody was shocked at the awful horror in Norway last weekend. Norway is never much in the news so it must be especially traumatic for the people there. So maybe it is a good thing that things are quiet here and we have no shock stories to tell. Behind every cloud there is a silver lining, after all.