The Clounleharde School Reunion committee will meet on this Wednesday night at 9pm in the clubhouse in Killeaney. Sympathies to the Reidy family, Glenagower, on the death of Mick this week. Mick was one of the oldest surviving students of Clounleharde school.

The clocks will change this coming weekend so the Masses in Loughill/Ballyhahill will revert to the Sunday Mass in Ballyhahill at 10 am and Saturday evening Mass in Loughill at 8pm. However, please note that though the clocks change this coming weekend the Mass changes will not take effect until the 1st weekend in November.

Glin library will be closed on this Thursday morning but will be open as usual on Thursday night not like the AIB which will close on Friday BUT will not open anymore as it is the last day for the Glin branch. All further banking will be done through the mobile bank on Mondays or through the post office. It is true for Fr Crawford who said at Mass on Sunday that the days of offering a service to the community are gone as the AIB hierarchy is only interested in making profit and not giving a service. More changes in our small country.

Congratulations to Meghan O’Shaughnessy, Ballyhahill who won Young Poet of the Year in the Cuisle International Poetry Festival 2012 in Limerick last weekend. This is not the first time that Meghan has won for her poetry. She won 1st prize in 2011 in  a competition run by the Tarbert Education Centre. It is great to see that poets continue to be born and thrive in our parish.  Meghan, grand-daughter of Joe O’Shaughnessy, The Village, is in 6th class in Ballyhahill National School.