By Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to the following local couples who got married last weekend:  Gary Kelly to Carmel Barrett and Mickey White to Bridget Liston. Wishing them both much happiness.

All is in order for the upcoming Cookery demonstration in the Parish Hall Ballyhahill on this Sunday October 1st at 4pm. In order to cover expenses the admission fee is €15. Tickets can be got at Knockdown and Paddy’s but can also be got at the door on the day. There is a raffle on the tickets so if one cannot attend but wishes to support the event please put your name and number on the ticket. The Ballyhahill School Parents Association will launch the Cookery Book with all the teachers’ and pupils’ favourite recipes. The book includes a photo of each participant and is a lovely keepsake. It is also a mini history of our times and the meals and foods we eat and will prove to be very interesting in the future also. All funds raised go towards the running of the school. Free education is but a myth, so all support will be gratefully appreciated.

Loughill /Ballyhahill Walking group is holding a fundraising Fun Walk on Sunday 15th October from Loughill Resource Centre.   You can walk 5km or 10km. Starting time is 11.30am. Sponsorship cards are available or just register on the day @ 11am. Further details from 0877539926.

Killeaney AFC is taking in any unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags. If you have “black bags” to give away please drop them to the clubhouse before this Friday 29th. Please do not drop off anything after Friday.

Limerick Diocese is busy getting ready for the ‘Free Family Fun Afternoon’ in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8th, 2017. Families of all shapes and sizes, babes in arms, parents and grandparents, teenagers and toddlers all welcome. There will be marching bands and a mobile farm, youth activities and child-friendly events, water zorbs and climbing walls, musical acts every hour and quiet prayer spaces, all brought together in a family Mass at 4pm on the steps of the Tara building in Mary I. This is a free event for families and all welcome. They expect at least ten families from each parish.

Loughill/Ballyhahill  parishioners are reminded that from Saturday October 7 the Mass will change to Loughill at 6 pm. Sunday morning Mass will revert to Ballyhahill at 10 am.

There were a few lovely evenings lately suitable for walking and as I took advantage and did “the ring” with two of my grandchildren it was lovely to see the two Sheahan boys out in the yard playing football with their Daddy. Even more lovely when we know how sick one of those boys was at a younger age. It is just great to see him so healthy now after all he has been through and we wish him all the best in the future.