By Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to Athea Tidy Towns on winning Limerick in Bloom. Well done to all.

Glin Library has not had an exhibition for some time but the present one is making up for all that. Oisín Ryan has kindly agreed to display his models of planes and ships. This is Oisin’s hobby which he started two years ago then aged 13 years. You are welcome to come in and view them. They are so detailed that one would have to be impressed. Oisin has his homework done and has included a brief history of all the models which are based on real planes and ships. The library will be closed this Friday October 31.

The creativity of the members of the local ICA guild was to be admired at the October meeting with bells and bows and buttons sewn on to their shoes for the “Walk in your Shoes” project in aid of Mental Health. Congratulations to new member Eileen Lohan who was the winner with her jangling boots. The guild gave a monetary donation to St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation. The members want to express their sympathy to the Nolan family on the death of Mary Nolan from South Cappa and a former member of ICA. Mary was a great age and was active and playing cards until the final weeks of her life. She was known and loved by many. May she rest in peace. The members are mindful too of Agnes O’Shaughnessy, who is in hospital at the moment, and wish her speedy return to good health.

Local artist Pauline Sharp has some lovely 2015 calendars for sale featuring many of her paintings of horses. She can be contacted at 069 82255 if interested.

I believe that both the Athea and Ballyguiltenane journals are waiting with baited breath for articles and photos for this year’s publications. Do not put it off until it is too late. Get going on them now! It is always lovely to look forward to them at Christmas. I hear that Glin Historical Society has another production this year too. It is great to have all the local history recorded for future generations.