By Peg Prendeville

The sun did not dance in the sky on Easter Sunday morning for the dawn Mass in Kilteery but it was a lovely ceremony all the same. The Easter ceremonies are not attended half as well as they used to be, maybe twenty years ago, and reflect the way people’s attitude to church ceremonies have gone. People still believe in a higher power but do not feel the need to go to Church to prove it. We live in very different times to our parents. Sometimes I would love a glimpse into the future to see what more changes will happen but it is probably better to live in our own time and appreciate all we’ve got.

Last Friday – Good Friday – was designated Team Limerick Cleanup Day but the rain did not encourage anybody in Knockdown to go out picking rubbish. Saturday was a better day and a couple of concerned citizens did a cleanup of some local roads. The caretaker of Killeaney had done some work during the week also and consequently there was a large number of bags to be collected by Mr Binman. It is amazing how much rubbish is thrown out on to the roadsides but alas, no cheques or golden treasure was found.

I was delighted to hear the news that O’Briens Cheese from The Hill, Ballyhahill has been shortlisted as a finalist for Taste of Dublin with BOI Business! They would like people to vote for them on: . The competition ends on the 11th May. We are all cheering for them.

When the schools reopen after Easter it is hoped to run a Story Hour for little ones in Glin library on the morning of Wednesday April 26thwhich the children from Ballyhahill Pre-school are looking forward to attending.   There is a Poetry hour planned for Thursday April 27 – National Poetry Ireland Day – from 1 – 2 pm for anybody interested in reading their own or just coming to listen to others read their favourite poems.