It is great to see people, in this time of recession, having the guts to start up their own business so I send a hearty, sincere congratulations to Teresa Stack, Mohernagh on her new business in Newcastle West. ‘NUTRIFIT’ – NUTRITION, HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB opened on Mon 11th Mar at 8.30am in Newcastle West in the former Curves premises on Station road. It specializes in healthy nutrition, weight loss, weight gain and sports nutrition (private consultations and teams catered for). Featuring circuit for women only (similar to curves but with a difference) exciting fitness classes for men, women, teenagers and children. Opening hours 8.30am to 8 pm. Not closed for lunch. Teresa invites all to drop in to say hello and get more details or contact Teresa on 087 6111543.

Next Sunday is Emigrant Sunday as well as St Patrick’s Day. It is important to remember all the young people who have had to emigrate in recent years. Recently it was lovely to see a family returning to the parish. Lisa Daly and her two children are back in their home in Dromagarraun while her husband Diarmaid will follow on very soon. Hopefully many more will be able to return in the future.

Killeaney AFC Lotto had no winner last week. The numbers drawn were 3,11,20,23. €80 to Jim Geaney. €30 to Betty Cregan. €20 to Shane Adams. €20 to Seamus Lynch. €20 to Mary O’Connor. 5 free tickets to Joe Harrison and G.C&S. House draw to Tom Normile, Glin. Promoter’s prize to Tom Culhane. Next week’s draw takes place in Knockdown on Sunday night when you have the chance to win €7900. But first, you must buy a ticket. €2 or 3 for €5.

Last call to anybody who wishes to attend the Clounleharde School reunion. Please give your name to Marian Cummane or Carol Noonan or any member of the committee. We need to have an idea of numbers attending so as to plan for food on the night.  

Glin Library will be closed next week March 19th to Friday 22nd inclusive.

Knockdown Vintage Club and Estuary Macra Club are holding a fundraising Raffle and Vintage Run in aid of A.C.T. (aid cancer treatment) The prizes include Hotel Breaks, Hampers, Vouchers, Galway Crystal, Perfume etc. The draw will take place on Saturday 23rd of March in  the Knockdown Arms.  Signed Kerry and Limerick jerseys and a Munster jersey are among the items to be auctioned on the night. On Sunday 24th March a Vintage Car and Tractor run along with a modern Tractor run organized by Estuary Macra will take place starting at 12.30pm at the Knockdown Arms. They will cruise along the highways and byways of the locality and return by Glin Castle to Knockdown. An Auction will follow with items such as  Silage Bales, Turf Timber Motor Accessories etc to be sold off. Tickets for the Raffle are available in local Shops at 2 each or three for 5 or from any members of the above clubs. Your support for this very worthy cause would be much appreciated. For Vintage enquiries contact Dave 087-2500938 or Patrick 087-2452695.  For Macra enquiries contact Patrick 086-0682600.