It has been an exciting week for Ireland with Boxing champion Katie Taylor winning a gold medal in the Olympics. Even those of us who do not normally watch boxing could not resist watching the final during the week; it was a very emotional event for all Irish people and well done to her and to all the Olympic team who won silver and bronze medals. We all need a boost in these trying times. Katie is to be admired for many things; she is not afraid to speak out about God and Jesus and makes no apologies for it either.

Glin was a hive of activity during last weekend with the official opening of the Knight’s Walk and many other events for children and adults alike. In the midst of all the excitement I took time out to go to Poll an Eas. I had heard the song about it but did not know how to get to it but young Jack Foley in Glin offered to escort me along with his young sister Ella. A pair of wellingtons is required. It is a lovely spot hidden in the trees in Killeaney and the waterfall is higher than I had imagined. It deserves its song. A lovely calm scenic area.

The two lovely days last week were a great treat and saw everybody heading off to Ballybunion which was thronged til late evening. The glorious sunsets were an added bonus.

Best of luck to all students who are getting their Leaving Cert results today Wednesday. We hope they get what they wish for. It is a nervous time for everybody who will then have to wait til next week to know what college place they are offered. The youngest of our family is anxiously waiting also – I may need to escape to Poll an Eas again before the week is over!