by Peg Prendeville

All in Knockdown are hoping for good weather on Sunday so that everybody can enjoy the Funday with all its activities and of course, all the vintage cars and tractors. Both the Knockdown Vintage and Killeaney AFC will appreciate all the support you can give.

Happy birthday to Jack O’Grady who celebrated 88 years this week and who goes out every day tending to his garden of carrots, cabbage and spuds which he sowed himself.

Glin Library, on holidays this week, will be displaying lovely knitwork by the Cloverfield Knitting Group next week. All for sale at very reasonable prices. The money goes to knitting even more for Chernobyl.

Continued Get Well wishes to Vera Langan, wife of Georgie, who has been unwell recently.

Trying to find inspiration for the Knockdown News column I looked back over different years and I found the following snippets. Obviously life has not changed much. We still have the rain.

July 2002: The rain! No marks for guessing that we have exceeded last years rainfall again. The last dry day we got, in Glenbawn anyhow, was May 15.

July 2007: Into the second week in July and the weather is not improving. Everyone is talking about the depressing effect it is having. Pains in the bones from dampness, not knowing whether to dress for summer or winter …. these are the problems we have to deal with.