by Peg Prendeville

Sincere sympathies to the Quinn family, Glenbawn, Carrigkerry on the
death of Gretta’s brother Tom Enright in Inisgile Nursing home on Monday of this week. Tom has lived in a home away from home for over forty years but was always in touch with his family who visited him regularly and especially in these last weeks while he was ill. May he rest in peace.
It was a very entertaining St Patrick’s weekend in Knockdown beginning
on Friday night with the Quiz in the Knockdown Arms in aid of Ballyhahill school. A great crowd participated in the fun quiz and a warm friendly atmosphere prevailed throughout; there were very interesting questions, not too hard and not too easy including a picture and music round. I had the honour of doing quizmaster. It was very close at the end; prizes were given to the top three scores with

many more prizes being raffled as well as some spot prizes through the night also. Principal Mary Moore thanked everybody who supported the night including the many generous sponsors. Ballyhahill school Manager Brian Mangan spoke highly of the school and the staff and said he
would be meeting up with the parents very soon.Both adults and children enjoyed a lovely friendly night which was followed by music and song to lead us into St. Patrick’s Day. Moonlight Whiskey Hall, that popular song in Ballyhahill, best sung by John Reidy was sung by Jim O’Brien and myself seeing as it was appropriate for the occasion, beginning with the words “We toasted Dear Old Ireland, it being St
Patrick’s Day”. Anita Murphy and Jacqueline Mangan accompanied by Mary Moore and her sisters gave the best entertainment for an hour or more with song and guitar playing which would put anybody in a good mood. It was great to see such talent in one setting.

More entertainment followed on Sunday night with an Irish Night of music and song by Gerry Keogh and his friends. Many of the local singers helped out also. It is lovely to see a community getting together on occasions like this and sharing the talents they have been gifted with.

Congratulations to Sharon Sheehy, Dromagarraun, whose artwork is included in the Enable Ireland Art Exhibition in Newcastle West library this week. It will be staying until the end of March so if you are in town call in to see it. It is Sharon’s birthday this week so we send Happy Birthday wishes too.
Don’t forget the Knockdown Vintage “Run” on this Sunday 25th March. The raffle for the Ronald McDonald home will be held in the Knockdown Arms on Saturday night. All support appreciated.