The parish is recovering from the White River Fest weekend activities. Unfortunately the rain poured down on the disco dancers on Friday night but that did not deter them from enjoying the fun in the marquee. Sunday was sports day and many families enjoyed meeting up and watching the children taking part in the different races. Well done to the energetic team who organized the events for the 2nd year in a row.

There were many events competing with each other last weekend. First Holy Communions were celebrated in both Glin and Ballyhahill, the Cuckoo walk was in Tarbert, Fleadh by the Feale in Abbeyfeale and the great Limerick Run in Limerick so it was hard to be everywhere.

Congratulations to Jim O’Brien, The Hill, Ballyhahill who celebrated 60 years last weekend with family and friends.

There was a lovely crowd in Rathkeale on last Thursday night for poetry and song.  I had not heard singer Josie Meehan and musician Ger Fennell before but I hope to again. Josie’s songs and singing would uplift any heart. All agreed that the mixture of singing and poetry was very soothing and just what was needed to get away from the troubles of daily life.

A similar night of poetry and music will be held in  Glin Library at 8 pm on Tuesday May 21st to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival. This nationwide festival which is celebrated annually during the month of May is coordinated  by Age & Opportunity, the Irish national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society. The night in Glin library is open to all and it is FREE. Come along.

Killeaney Lotto stands at €8700. Numbers drawn in Knockdown on Monday night were  6 -11 – 26  – 32. House Draw – Helena Mangan. Ann Wallace, Tullyleague won €80. Mary Regan got €30. Nell Moroney €20, Roxy Brouder 20, Noel Culhane 20.  Five free tickets went to Betty Kilkenny and Michael D Culhane. Promoter’s prize went to Dave Noonan. Next week’s draw will be held in Angler’s Rest on Sunday night May 12th. Killeaney club wishes to thank all who support the weekly lotto which is vital to the running of the club.

Congratulations to Mary Reidy, Knockdown who recently became a grandmother to the first male in the family for a long time when her daughter Elaine and husband gave birth to a baby boy.