By Peg Prendeville

There is talk on Mental Health to be delivered by Aoife Farrel, on Tuesday 15th March at the Further Education and Training Centre  (Old VEC Centre)  Mount Mahon, Abbeyfeale at 7.30 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone and everyone is welcome.

A Meals on Wheels home delivery service is now available operating out of Foynes covering the following parishes:  Foynes, Shanagolden, Loughill, Ballyhahill and Kilcolman, commencing 7th March 2016.  A new menu every week and two choices daily with dietary requirements catered for on request.  Home delivery of groceries available on request.  All enquiries to Patricia Kelly, Foynes, 086 65183.

Well done to Athea Drama who, once again, showed their talent with their recent production of The Hen Night Epiphany. This choice of play was very different to past productions and showed their skill at acting as well as the very impressive set design. Well done to all involved. They will be staging it on next Sunday night for charity, offering another chance to see it.

The people of  Glin have come up with a great idea to commemorate Easter 2016 and  two local men, Constable James OBrien of Ballybeg, Glin, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force and Eamonn Dore of Main Street, Glin, a member of the Irish Volunteers, who were involved on opposite sides of the conflict. Glin Development committee says “As we commemorate the 1916 Rising, we need to respect all past differences and although these men served on different sides of the political divide, as fellow parishioners, we feel that it is important that they both be equally honoured and remembered. Glin Development recently erected a footbridge in the Town Park. This bridge spans the Glencorbry River and is part of the Knockaranna Walk Heritage Trails. Our intention is to name the bridge ‘the Centenary Bridge’ in honour of the men and women who were involved in the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. The plaques on the parapets of the bridge will acknowledge James OBrien, the first person killed during Easter Week 1916 and Eamonn Dore, an Irish Volunteer who fought in the GPO with the leaders of the Rising. The Centenary Bridge will symbolise the ‘connection’ between these two men, both from the same parish, but happened to be on opposing sides.”

There are new opening hours for Glin library as follows. Pass the word around. Starting on the week of Tuesday March 15.

Monday: closed
Tuesday 10 to 1pm & 2 to 5pm
Wednesday 10 to 1 pm and 6 to 8pm
Thursday 11 to 2 pm
Friday 10 to 1 pm & 2 to 5pm

As you can see there is only one late night on Wednesday instead of the two on Tuesday and Thursday. Please take note. Thank you.

Abha Bhan parish park Loughill/Ballyhahill presents a Spring /summer fashion show on this Friday 11th March at Ceol Corbrai community hall Glin.  The evening will start at 7pm with a cheese and wine reception with food tastings from local producers.  The reception will also include display stand and gifts for all attending on the night. The fashion show will show case from local boutiques and designers.   At the interval, light refreshments will be served, fabulous prize for best dressed lady on the night and a raffle will take place.  Tickets are €15 and are now on sale from committee members, Paddy Hogan, Paddy O’Rourke and Brides Boutique or 0877539926.