by Peg Prendeville

September, though normally a lovely pleasant month, is being very aggressive this week with wind and rain so we hope that it calms down. September always brings the excitement of Back to school, Listowel Races, All Ireland Finals, Ploughing Championship and picking berries!

Belated sympathies to Dan Barrett, Turraree and to his family on the death of his brother Mick last week.

We wish a happy birthday to Liam Enright who will be 86 this week and who is getting younger every day!

Congratulations to Kevin Murphy, son of Bridie and Stephen, who got a gold award this month from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. He also picked up three silver and seven bronze prizes. Briseann an dúchas tré shúilibh an chait! Yes, Kevin is following, or maybe has passed out, his mother on the path of photography. We wish him well. He now lives in Co. Clare with his wife Edel. They have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Congratulations too to Pauline Sharp who, along with other artists, has some of her work displayed in 22 Roches St, Limerick for the Limerick Arts Festival. 25% of the monies made is divided between Milford Hospice and Pieta House. This festival takes place every year and artists are invited to display their paintings. Pauline is delighted that some of her work has been accepted.

Glin Library has a lovely exhibition of crafts by Kay and Bernie (formerly Hartigans). Their work has to be seen so call in anytime.

The Loughill/Ballyhahill Parish Notes is back in action after the summer break and will be available at the weekend Masses. Fr O’Leary will visit the sick and housebound on this coming Friday, September 9. A meeting of the Liturgy committee will be held in the Parish Office on Thursday 15th. New members welcome.