Peg Prendeville

It is good to be back home again after our long trip across the globe.

I hear that the cuckoo is in great singing mood around Templeathea but it is the first year that I notice his absence in the area in Glenbawn. Only once so far have I heard him call and I miss it. But there is still time

I was so excited to come back and see, at last, a new postbox installed at Mullane’s shop. For years, through prose and poetry, we have been coaxing An Post to give us a box with a bigger mouth than 4 inches. In exasperation Ta got on to them and must have frightened them as now we have a box in which can fit A4 size envelopes and greeting cards etc. So be sure and use it now and let them know that we do use it and needed a more modern letterbox. It is on the right before you enter the shop so you can’t miss it.

In the midst of all the tragedies around the world, of which there are more every day, it is good to hear of celebrations so thanks to friends and family who came together to celebrate our own 40th wedding anniversary with us on Sunday last. We have been blessed and are grateful.

Killeaney U12s & U13s had a great day out at Basecamp Adventure Park where they enjoyed getting a few shots off at their coaches and managers. Congrats to everyone who received their medals and individual awards. Thanks also to the club who subsidised the cost of the splatball.

The Saturday night Mass in Ballyhahill will be at the later time of 8pm from Saturday night next for the summer months only. A survey was done and more people opted for the later mass.

It was lovely, for those interested in poetry and writing, to be in Listowel at the weekend for writer’s week and get a flavour of it all. A lovely atmosphere prevailed around the town and there were many events from which to choose. Over the years it had grown to be a huge festival. It was rather co-incidental that there was a writer’s festival in Sydney last week when I was there too but I recognised none of the authors or poets!

Congratulations to George Langan, whose ballad, sung by Donie Lyons, came 2nd in the Limerick County Fleadh and to Seán Mulvihill who came 1st in Button Accordion over 18.