Sincere sympathies to Donie Lyons and his family on the death of his mother Mary Lyons this week. Mrs Lyons was the oldest parishioner in Glin. May she rest in peace. Liza Mulvihill told me that she and Mary were the two oldest in the parish.

There was great glamour in Glin on Sunday afternoon last for the Glin Castle Afternoon Tea Party organised as a fundraiser by the Glin Development committee. Three sessions were booked, one starting at 12, 2 and 4 pm. It included a tour of the gardens as well as tea served in the Castle Dining room. Everybody loved dressing up and really enjoyed the occasion. Congratulations to Helen Culhane, Ballyguiltenane who won the prize for the Best Hat! Well done to Glin Development for the novel idea. They are organising a  festival in Glin this coming weekend, so hopefully the weather will co-operate.

Mad for Trad is a new group of traditional musicians who have been playing in the local Glin and Shanagolden pubs recently. It is great to see young people having the initiative to get up and start off for themselves. Michelle Foley from Glin together with the Stacks from Mohernagh are enthusiastic musicians. Watch out for them.

All is quiet in Knockdown but not too quiet. Shop and pub doing a good trade.

 A very Happy Birthday to Peg O’Grady, Glenbawn who will be 87 this Wednesday.

Fr O’Leary will visit the housebound on this Friday 10th. 

Glin library will be closed on this Friday August 10th .