By Peg Prendeville

Thanks to the Gerald Griffins wrenboys, all the senior citizens of the parish and surrounding area had a great day in Ballyhahill Parish Hall last Sunday. Treated to a hot meal and drinks followed by a light supper they had music and dance also. About 75 people sat down to dinner and some dinners were taken to those who could not get out. Of course the sad part is that there is one or two missing every year but that is the way of the world. Well done to all who were involved in the preparation and organisation of the event. This tradition has been going on in Ballyhahill for many years now and is much appreciated.

The local ICA members met up last week and, as usual, enjoyed the monthly gathering. They will soon be practicing for the Irish singing competition coming up in April. They have entered the table quiz, creative writing and photography competitions also so busy times are ahead. Though there are only ten members it is a very happy and talented group.

To welcome in the Spring Glin library is hosting an evening with Paul O’Brien, a Dublin man now living in Glin, who will sing some well-known ballads as well as his own compositions. All are welcome to come along and enjoy on Wednesday February 1st at 8 pm.

A clothing collection for Ballyhahill National School is taking place. Please put any unwanted clothes, shoes etc in black plastic bags and drop them to the school as soon as possible. It will be appreciated.