By Peg Prendeville

Isn’t it the best thing ever to wake up in the morning and see the sun streaming in the window? We are enjoying lovely days and it made Easter all the more pleasant. A large crowd attended Dawn Mass in Kilteery on last Sunday morning and though the sun did not appear that morning the sky gradually brightened ‘til at the end we could see everybody’s faces. Thanks to the team who lit the fire, prepared the altar and directed traffic in such an efficient manner to make it safe for everybody. It was a lovely experience. Fr McNamara prayed for everybody including those who may have died of sadness in that place.

Good Friday saw the whole of Limerick city and county involved in the Team Limerick Cleanup. In the Knockdown area a dedicated group gathered 17 bags of rubbish in four miles of road. I am tired of giving out about these people who continually throw rubbish out the car windows and expect somebody else to pick it up so I will say no more.

A meeting of the Parish Hall committee takes place in Ballyhahill Parish Hall this Thursday night at ten past eight. The present committee members are: Mary O’Brien, Peg Prendeville, Deirdre Ambrose, Michael Kearney, Helen Hayes, John Reidy and Neilie Clifford. Some of these have given many years of service to the Parish Hall and would welcome some new blood especially from the younger generation. Please give it consideration. The hall is a great asset to the parish and is available to everybody for a small fee to cover heating and lighting expenses. It must be booked beforehand by contacting Neilie or any other member.

The local ICA guild will hold its AGM this Wednesday night at 8 pm.

The County Fleadh Cheoil takes place in Glin over the June Bank Holiday Weekend so that should be a busy weekend for all.

An article in a recent edition of the Irish Times informs us that Tom Wall, former student in Glin Industrial School, is donating historical documents from Glin Industrial School to the Department of History in the University of Limerick. This is a rare collection of papers together with lots of photographs and UL is delighted to receive them and house them in the library. Recently a monument was erected in Glin in memory of the boys who attended the Industrial School. Tom’s interesting book “The Boy from Glin Industrial School” is available in all bookshops and from the library.