By Peg Prendeville

It may not be Indian Summer weather but it is lovely pleasant Autumn weather. September is a busy month with Back to School, Junior Cert results, Listowel Races, National Ploughing Championships and Hurling and Football Finals. There is something for everyone in that mix and so, whether the weather is wet or dry, the month flies by very quickly. On a local level there can be little bits of excitement too. Glin Library celebrates ten years this week. Thanks to all who continue to use this great facility in the area. At present there are 300 members registered. Over 45,000 books have been issued since it opened. To celebrate the birthday, on this coming Friday September 11th, there will be a few treats for all callers especially those children who are ten years old this year and who are currently members of the library. There is also beautiful art on display for the month. All callers are welcome at any time during opening hours which are: Tuesday and Thursday 11 to 2 and 6 to 8. Wednesday and Friday 11 to 2 and 3 to 5.

Glin Triathlon took place last Saturday 5th September when over 100 people took part in the swimming/running/cycling event. I always admire those hardy people who swim daily off the pier in Glin, no matter whether the weather is warm or cold.

Glin Defibrillator Group wish to remind you that under the umbrella of the West Limerick Branch of the Irish Red CrossGlin Defibrillator Group is a community based Cardiac First Responder group. Local volunteers are trained to respond to calls and to provide a vital link in the chain of survival. With 10 defibrillators in various parts of the parish, including Knockdown, the aim is to give the best possible chance of survival to those who need our help. GLIN DEFIB MOBILE is 087 6230032. You are encouraged to keep this number on your mobile contacts and near your home phone. Hopefully we will never need it but it is good to know it is there.