By Peg Prendeville

The weather has us all confused. The falling leaves are clustering around my yard as if it was mid October; meanwhile the heat and sun on Monday and Tuesday was as good as we would get in Spain but by the time you read these notes it is supposed to be pelting rain. It is impossible to know what season we are in. There is still silage being cut and turf being drawn home. But I suppose all students who are expecting the results of the Leaving Cert are in no doubt what week it is with results due out on  today- Wednesday. We wish them all the best of luck.

Congratulations to Han Geoghegan, Turraree who celebrated her 90th birthday during last week. She and her husband Tomás continue to live happily together in their own home and we hope they do for a long time yet.

Sympathies are extended to the Culhane family on the death of John (Jack) this week. He will be missed by his loving wife Catherine, daughter Maria, sons Patrick, John and Tim and extended family. May he rest in peace.

Sympathies also to the family of John Scanlon, Lisready, Loughill and Cloverfield Glin, who died  during the week.

The whole country seems to be caught up in the excitement of the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, from Skibbereen who got a silver medal in the Olympics.

They are not coming home ‘til Paul has taken part in the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this weekend, so they have not had time yet to celebrate their win. There will be great excitement when they do arrive back in Cork. They are a tonic to listen to in their interviews with their humility and sense of humour. Well done to them.

This Saturday, August 20, Glin GAA will be holding a Family Fun Day in the village. This club fundraiser begins with a 12K Road Race at 1.30pm, Registration is from 12.30pm and entry costs €10. A walk for families will take place at this time also, around the Knight’s Walk beginning in the Church car park. Afterwards, there will be a BBQ in the Square as well as children’s activities, including a penalty shootout, slow bicycle race, face painting and much, much more. It promise to be very entertaining day and everybody is welcome.