Noah makes a box foot

Noah makes a box foot

Next Sunday June 22 is Family/Fun Day in Knockdown, courtesy of Killeaney AFC. There are lots of sporting and novelty events, for both children and adults lined up beginning with a walk through Spahill at 11.30 am. All are welcome to attend. Medals will be given out in the Knockdown Arms in the evening. See local posters for more details but the main thing is to come along and enjoy the day. Hopefully the weather will stay as nice as the weekend just past.

Congratulations to Sarah O’Brien, The Hill, Ballyhahill who celebrated her wedding to Geoffrey Earhart of Vermont, USA, last Saturday. The celebrations were held in O’Shaughnessy’s pub in Glin and they were blessed with a glorious day. Congratulations  too to Sarah’s cousin Lisa O’Brien, Ballyhea who won both a gold and silver medal at the Special Olympics in Limerick last weekend. Great reasons to celebrate for the O’Brien clan whose grandmother, Chrissie Enright was born in Clounleharde.  

The midge jackets are now being sold in Knockdown and receiving favourable reviews. Either the midges have not appeared since or the jackets are keeping them at bay. Either way it is good news.

I spent a while in Glasha bog last Saturday footing turf. The silence of the bogs and the fresh air is always a pleasure until the legs start to ache and the back starts burning with the pain! That is when I decide I have had enough. But I was comparing it to days in the past when there was always the murmur of other people working nearby. The bogs are so silent and quiet now in comparison to years ago. We took our little grandson Noah along to introduce him to where his ancestors, the Faleys, spent many days working. And so life continues on. 

Congratulations to Jacqueline Kelly who recently opened up her own beauty parlour called Ruby Pearl in the Market Yard, Newcastle West. We wish her every success in her venture. Facebook Ruby Pearl Beauty Sanctuary.