The summer atmosphere continues with some taking trips to Galway Races, Killarney and Ballybunion when weather and time permits. It is amazing how different the weather can be; one could be basking in bright sunshine one minute and running from a deluge the next but at least we are seeing the sun and blue sky for a decent length of time in comparison to previous summers when all we saw was grey!


Glin is preparing for the annual festival which takes place next weekend with lots of activities, both cultural and sporting. We hope the weather is kind then also. The library will open next Saturday evening from about 4 to 7 so that the local artists can exhibit some of their work. The area is bursting with creativity. First off is the competition by Glin Development, open to both children and adults, to do a painting or write a poem on the theme of “The Knight’s Walk”. Many entries have already been handed in to the library but Peg is hoping for more. These will be judged anonymously and will be on display all this week and the winners announced on Saturday evening. Make sure and visit the library and appreciate all the beauty and poetry and wonder about us. Carol Noonan’s art will continue to be displayed also. Carol’s collection of paintings and sculptures are very worthy of the attention they are already getting. On the street outside the library and down to the Post Office there will be an EVENING MARKET which starts at 5pm. Everything goes at the market…. bric-a-brac stall, cake stall, vegetable stall, shoe stall. Contact 087 319 2449 or 087 944 1237 if you are interested in setting up a stall. On the Sunday there is a Family fun Day from 2pm in the GAA field. The past couple years has seen a huge turn out for the Fancy Dress Parade followed by Glamorous Granny competition so there is something for everyone.

I attended the final of the LIMERICK competition in the Pavilion in UL last weekend. This competition with a prize of €1000 was run by the Tailteann Nua Gathering festival. It was entertaining listening to the many different Limericks, some very witty. The prize went to the USA. I cannot remember the words of it but it had a tongue-twister feel to it also.

Congratulations to Michael Hayes, Glenbawn who recently got engaged to Catherine Moore of Ballysteen. We wish them well in their plans for the future.

We send best wishes too to Linda Costello who has been barmaid in Knockdown for the past four years and who is leaving this week to work in the UK. She will be missed by all

I do not have the Killeaney Lotto results to hand at time of sending these notes but I know it is now €10,000 and the draw will be in Dunne’s next Sunday. Killeaney grounds are admired by anybody who visits and are always looking well. The committee appreciates your support in buying the lotto tickets.