Knockdown was buzzing on last Sunday with the Knockdown Vintage display. This is the 3rd time that the combination of Killeaney AFC and Knockdown Vintage have organised the event. The sunny weather added to the enjoyment of the day and all had a good time.

Sunday was so good that I took a trip to Ballybunion for a few hours. There were many people walking and some enjoying a swim, Surfing is becoming very popular there and the waves were just right for the enthusiasts. It was beautiful there considering it is almost the end of September. The fine weather keeps us all in good mood.

Glin Library is back in action again this week. There is an interesting display of old photos of Glin Industrial School which were donated recently. Sadly the Reconciliation Mass and the reunion of the Industrial School pupils has been moved to Raheen from Glin on the 19th October.

Best wishes to Pauline Sharp, Glenbawn on her upcoming exhibition of Equine, Canine and Feline artworks aptly entitled “Of the N’ines” at Newcastle West Library, Gortboy, Newcastle West, from Thursday 26th September until Saturday 19th October. Opening hours;- Mon, Wed, Thurs and Saturday: 10.30-5pm, Tuesday and Friday:10.30-8pm. Since Pauline has come to live in our parish her talent as an artist has blossomed and bloomed. This new exhibition contains a lot of new work, not yet exhibited anywhere. Do visit Newcastle West library anytime before October the 19th to appreciate her talent. 

It looks like The National Ploughing championship is being blessed with good weather this year. This annual event always draws a crowd.