By Peg Prendeville

Everybody is excited to hear who won the sum of €112,000 in the national lotto last Saturday night. Some lucky person had five numbers and the bonus number which they bought in Mullane’s shop in Glin just before Mass. Congratulations to whoever it was. Bain taitneamh as.

There was great music in Knockdown last Friday night at a fundraising event organised by Glin Comhaltas. Glin’s U18 Céili band entertained a large crowd before the senior musicians from Glin and Athea took over. It looks good for the County Fleadh Ceóil in Glin at the end of the month.

The U15 Interleague All Ireland semi-final between Limerick Desmond Schoolboys league V Mayo was played in Killeaney pitch on Sunday with a win for the Desmond schoolboys. The Killeaney AFC was happy to be able to have the pitch in top condition for the game.

Many people were out to see the unusual sight of a plane floating down the Shannon past Glin and Tarbert last Thursday evening. It has since made the national headlines. It seems an enterprising man called Mr. David McGowan, from Enniscrone, bought a disused Russian passenger jet – Boeing 767 – and towed it on water from Shannon Airport down the Shannon and up the coast as far as Enniscrone, Co. Sligo where it will be used as accommodation quarters in the Quirky Nights Glamping village in Enniscrone later in the year.  It will accommodate 8 double bedrooms. It caused a stir for the few days of travelling with hundreds of people taking photographs as it passed various landmarks on the way. Nothing like advertising. I would say the Glamping (glamorous camping) village will be booked out very quickly this year.

The AGM of Ballyhahill Parish Hall committee will be held on Thursday night at 8 pm. Please consider joining the committee which is very small and running out of energy. The same members have been running it for many years now. The Hall is a great asset to our parish and is available to everybody for a reasonable fee.

The recent unexpected death of Loughill’s sacristan Danny Liston came as a shock to everybody. Danny was a very popular man, always ready to help out in parish events and has been a loyal sacristan in Loughill Church for 23 years. Eighty years old, he was also involved in the Wren every year and played for the Going Strong group. He will be missed by many. Sincere sympathies to his wife Frances and his children Katie (Catherine), John and Brighid. May he rest in peace.