A meeting was held in the Killeaney clubhouse on last Thursday 4th October to consider organising a re-union of all the pupils who went to Clounleharde school. A committee was formed as follows: Chairperson: Michael Dillane. Vice Chair: Mike Cummane. Secretary: Peg Prendeville. Asst. Sec: Maura White. Joint Treasurers: Carol Noonan and Marian Cummane. It is proposed to have this re-union some time next June/July. If anybody has any interest or ideas of what they would like please contact any of the above. We already have some plans in mind. Spread the word to anybody whom you know might be interested and who is now living out of the parish.

The school closed its doors on July 3rd 1967 and the thirty six pupils who were left at that stage were bussed to Ballyhahill. They were:

Infants; Mossy Wallace, Patrick Brouder, Patrick O’Connor, Bridget Sheils, Margaret Barry and Mary Hartigan

1st class; Denis Woods, John O’Connor, John O’Grady, John Hartigan, Joseph Normile, Patrick Barrett, Kathleen Sheils, Carol Enright, Mary Mc Sweeney

2nd class; Jim Sheils, Maria Wallace, Philomena Faley

3rd class; Thomas O’Grady, Patrick Sheils, Anne Normile, Gerardine Faley

4th class; Matthew Woods, Liam McSweeney, John Brouder, Michael Costello, Mary Normile, Teresa Barrett

5th class; James Woods, Michael Collins, Michael Scanlon, Patrick Hartigan, Bridget Brouder, Joan Sheils

6th class; James Enright and Bridget Faley.

It would be lovely to record some of the memories of these times so if anybody has any story to tell or if anybody has any photographs taken anytime in the school the committee would love to have a copy of them. The originals will be returned to the owners. Pass the word around please. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday October 24 at9pm in the clubhouse and anybody is welcome to attend.

The Glin Coursing fans were very lucky with the weather last weekend and I hear that everybody enjoyed the event.

The Askeaton Art Group, of whom Carol Noonan is a member, will exhibit their work this Friday night in the tourist office in Askeaton at 8.30 pm. This is the first time they have done this in the home town so it is an extra special event for the group. All are welcome to visit and admire the work. Like I said last week, creativity is very important and here is another example of it.