Confirmation in Clounleharde School in the 1950’s
Back; Mrs O’Connell Glenbawn, and Mrs Barrett Knockdown. Front: Mossy Barrett, Mikie O’Connor, Jet Barrett, Mickey Brosnan and ? O’Connell.

I apologise for no notes last week; I was laid low with a bug. Thanks to my father Paddy Faley RIP for filling the column for me.

Sincere sympathy to Mary and Con O’Brien, Tenekilla, and their families on the sudden death of their youngest son Donnchadh recently. May he rest in peace.

The Clounleharde Reunion committee is gaining momentum and is currently preparing letter for all 235 people who are being invited to the reunion on June 29th. Photographs are still being sought and will be appreciated. Watch out in the Limerick Leader this week for an article by Norma Prendiville – no relation.

Looking at Jim’s rainfall statistics for the year I note that 2012 was not the wettest year but it had more wet days than any other year. June was the wettest month with June 2nd being the wettest day. And that is our summer month. Not much hopes for a dry June 29th this year so. A total of 1587.2 mm fell during the year which he tells me is five foot of rain!

The senior citizens of the parish had a great day in Ballyhahill Parish Hall last Sunday courtesy, as usual, of the Gerald Griffin wrenboys. There was food and fun and music and dance and everybody enjoyed meeting up with their friends.

Mass times on Saturday night in Loughill/Ballyhahill parish are being changed from 8 pm to 6 pm for the future.

I heard on the radio on Monday morning that reading poetry is good to keep the mind challenged and active. I second that!