Isn’t it great to be able to wake up in the morning knowing that the sun will shine all day? It is such glorious weather giving everybody a chance to get farm work done as well as just enjoy the heat. Thank God for it. I hope it lasts a while.

It was sad to hear the news of Eileen Windle’s passing just a few days after the Clounleharde School reunion. Eileen, a few years younger than me, went to school in Clounleharde. I remember walking from my Uncle Dan’s house with her to school one time. I extend my sympathy to Paddy in Glenagragra and all her brothers and sisters in Glin and Birmingham.

Knockdown is only returning to normal after the hype of the Clounleharde reunion. So far, there have not been any negative comments on the venture, which is nice after all the planning. A final meeting of the Reunion committee takes place this Wednesday night in Killeaney clubhouse to pat ourselves on the back and close the “minute book”. The photographs which were on display at the reunion night are still on display in Glin Library for the next week. Gary Gould’s Pencil drawings are still to be viewed also.

George Langan’s CD and DVD of “Lovely Clounleharde” is for sale at €2 or  €5. It is a lovely memento for anyone from the area to have. Contact George at 252 Ardmore Dr., Artane, Dublin 5 and he will post it on to you providing you send him the money, of course.

Killeaney Lotto results of Sunday July 7th

Numbers drawn: 11,27,29,32. No winner.

€80: Kim O’Grady, Glenbawn

€30: Michael Culhane, Tullyleague

€20: Marian Cummane, Knockdown

€20: Mike Donnellan, Glenagragra

€20: Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Ardagh

House Draw; Dan Nolan

5 free tickets: Mary Finucane, Clounleharde

5 free tickets: The Long Family

Promoter’s prize: Donie McGrath

New jackpot: €9600 in Barr na Sráide on next Sunday night.

Sounds of Summer

Rocking in my garden seat,

Creaking gently to and fro,

Watching life continuing on,

Like a stream in constant flow.

Listening to the chirping birds,

Busy at their daily tasks,

The leaves are whispering in the breeze,

A honeybee goes buzzing past.

A tractor drones in a neighbour’s field

Boasting of a busy day

Taking advantage of the sun

Cutting silage, turning hay.

A cow concerned for her calf

Calls him back with a gentle moo,

The clothes are flapping on the line,

Peaceful times like this are few.

Children play out on the lawn,

Sending out their squeals of joy

Laughing, singing, cheering on

Their playmates in a rugby try.

I close my eyes to appreciate

The restful sounds that I can hear

It’s easy to believe in God

When His presence is so near!


Poem from “What’s for Dinner, Ma?” by Peg Prendeville