by Peg Prendeville

Next year 2013 is The Year of the Gathering and a few of us here in Knockdown think there is no better year to organise a re-union of Clounleharde School pupils. This school opened in 1884 and closed in 1967 so we thought that while there are a few of us still alive we should get together to reminisce. If anybody is interested in forming a little group to organise this I invite them to contact me – Peg Prendeville – 069 82018 or Mike Cummane 068 34374 and we will get the ball rolling. I know there are many people interested in this project for some while so now is the time for action! Lámha suas!

Well done to the Tomathon group who walked from Athea to the Red Cow to raise money for Pieta House. It was a great achievement and I hope they did not suffer too many blisters or aches and pains. They all seemed to enjoy the challenge.

Congratulations to young Michael Flaherty, Ballyguiltenane who got engaged to his long time girlfriend Anne Marie McEvoy at the Races last week.

Races last week, Ploughing championships this week. Glin Coursing next week. Busy times for all those interested.