by Peg Prendeville

It was with shock that everybody heard of the closing of the shop in Carrigkerry. Another victim of our troubled times. Best wishes to Stevo and his wife and family as he embarks on another way of life. Another closure in West Limerick was Ballingarry library this week. But I still go with the old saying “Use it or lose it!” We have to support all small business, whether they be shops or libraries, if we want to keep them open.

Congratulations to Georgie Langan who has released a single CD called The Banks of the Gale written by Paddy Faley. Fair play to Georgie – he is always up to something! It was played on West Limerick radio on Monday night.

Congratulations to the Killeaney team who beat Rockhill on Sunday evening and will play Carrig in a playoff next Friday evening. The Killeaney committee wishes to thank all the local volunteers who helped them in the clean-up of the local roads over the past few weeks. There is now a lorry load of rubbish bags waiting to be collected.

The local ICA ladies held their AGM last week. The members thanked the outgoing President Maureen Long and welcomed in Peg Kelly from Loughill as the new President of the local guild. Outgoing secretary Pauline Sharp was also thanked for her hard work over the past four years and she had great pleasure in handing over the books to incoming secretary Peg Prendeville. Geraldine Hayes was welcomed in as the Treasurer for the coming year.

Congratulations to Timmy O’Connor, Clounleharde who became a great grandfather again this week when his grandchild Dawn gave birth to a baby boy.

Congratulations too to the Stack family in Mohernagh who appeared on TG4’s programme “Feis & Blood” on Sunday night last. Though they did not get a chance to go further it was a great achievement for Brendan, Gerard and Catherine. 

The Ballroom dancing has resumed in the Parish Hall in Ballyhahill on Monday nights from 9 to 11pm. All welcome.