By Peg Prendeville

Hearty congratulations to Marian and Joe Harrison, Knockdown, on the birth of their first grandchild last week. Finn Peter Joseph was born to John and Laura in London UK; we wish them all the very best.

All roads lead to Askeaton on Sunday 11 September at 6;15 pm for the west junior football final against Newcastlewest. Gerald Griffins will be hoping to end a 21 year wait and bring home the west title for the first time since 1995. All support from the parish would help enormously in driving on the team to bring the title back to Loughill, Ballyhahill and Knockdown and the surrounding areas for the first time in over 2 decades .Best of luck to everybody involved in making this possible

The 8th Garry McMahon Traditional Singing Festival 21st to 23rd October promises to be a very enjoyable weekend of traditional singing and storytelling with visiting singers from all parts of Ireland and overseas. Hosted by West Limerick Singing Club, the event will include workshops, a newly composed ballad competition, concert and plenty of singing and storytelling sessions over the three days. Visitors can expect to hear some of the best known traditional singers from Ireland and overseas. The Festival committee is honouring our own Daisy Kearney this year with a special tribute to her on the Sunday October 23rd. Congratulations to Daisy who deserves it for  all her entertainment through the years.

The Ballyhahill/Loughill ICA will hold the September meeting on Wednesday 13th  in the Hall Ballyhahill

A meeting of the Parish Hall committee will be held on this Thursday at 8pm. The committee is in urgent need of new members so please consider getting involved.