by Peg Prendeville

An Taisce National Spring Clean in the Knockdown area took place on Monday last. A team of dedicated members of the Killeaney AFC took to the roads with their bags and their picks. We are indeed a very dirty untidy nation and it is disgraceful the amount of rubbish which is thrown out of cars onto the roadside including bottles, cans, cartons, sweet wrappers, cigarette cartons, glass, plastic bags. Up to one hundred bags of rubbish was gathered and that is only around the local area. Shame on the culprits but, as we have learned by now, they do not care. I will never understand why anyone would expect somebody else to pick up their rubbish. But the Killeaney club, in its effort to give back to the community, took on the project once again this year.

The White River Fest team is working overtime to get things ready for the Bank holiday weekend. Don’t forget the Art & Craft exhibition on the Saturday in the Resource Centre in Loughill. It is open to all parishioners to bring stuff on the Friday night 4th so that it can be displayed on the Saturday from 12 to 4pm.

The Loughill/Ballyhahill Parish Annual is going well with good reviews from all who have read it to date. It is on sale in Knockdown and Carrigkerry, Glin and Ballyhahill.

Call to Glin Library to see the lovely Cross Stitching exhibition.

Last weekend we remembered Eileen Skinner, Glenagragra and Ned O’Shaughnessy, Knockdown whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they rest in peace.