It was great to hear that Paddy Dalton of Clounleharde celebrated his 90th birthday last week. His family organised a big party at the house and all his friends and neighbours had a great night till the small hours of the morning. Continued good health and best wishes to Paddy and Maura for many years yet.

Last Sunday morning, being one of the few fine mornings we’ve got, I decided to do the Knight’s Walk in Glin. As I have already said I’ve done it a few weeks ago and found it to be rather dangerous at the time but I was pleasantly surprised to find a great improvement with the paths much more accessible with pencil laid down where it was too mucky. This walk, in Glin, Co. Limerick, recently developed by the Glin Development Committee  for the pleasure of everybody who loves the outdoor life and who appreciates the fine scenery we have in this area of West Limerick. A good pair of walking shoes, water, a walking stick and just over one hour of your time is all that is necessary to enjoy this bracing walk. It is not for the feeble as it involves a lot of uphill walking but worth the effort when one gets to the viewing point at the top. Little red arrows guide the walker along through many gates and twists and turns which add to the magic of it all. Along the way through open meadows and shady woods there are benches to sit and rest; many of these are donated by local individuals or businesses. These are strategically placed, both for resting the lungs and admiring the view. At the viewing point on top there is a panel pointing out all the places which can be seen; to the left is Cnoc an Óir and Beale Beach, Scattery Island, Moneypoint, Tarbert; to the right is Labasheeda, Shannon Airport, the Silvermine mountains, Knockpatrick. On this sunny morning it was a joy to look along the Estuary and watch the ferry come in at Tarbert and follow a boat which had left Foynes on its way out to the Atlantic. Well done to the committee members in Glin who have worked hard over the past year to get this project finished. It was great to see that pencil has been laid in the wooded pathways which tend to be very mucky, especially in this wet year.

Good luck to all the children who are returning to school this week and next.


Entrance to the Knight’s Walk in Glin which was recently completed