By Peg Prendeville

Knockdown is missing one of its smiling characters this week with the passing of Kitty Normoyle aged 84. Kitty had been a member of the Going Strong Club as well as the ICA until her health prevented her from taking part in activities. She loved to have a laugh and enjoy herself and was always in good humour. It was always a pleasure to visit her at home and see her so content and well cared for. She wanted many more years of fun but her time had come. Sincere sympathies to her five daughters Mary, Anne, Angela, Kay and Carmel and son Joe, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May she rest in peace and  continue to smile in her new life.

The snow is gone apart from a few bits in the hills but I was in Dublin at the weekend and was surprised to see that through the midlands and on to the city there are still banks of snow here and there by the roadsides. Lots of road repairs will need to be carried out in the aftermath as a lot of the side-roads are the worse for wear after it all.

The Knockdown Vintage committee is busy preparing for the big day on March 25th when they will run another charity event. Since the club began in 2010 it has raised over €26000 for various causes and charities thanks to you all who support their ventures. As part of the fundraising there will be a Table Quiz in Knockdown on March 23rd organised by Estuary Macra who together with the Vintage members are dedicated and passionate and we wish them well.

(Cardiac First Responder) and Defibrillator Training. The first course of the season will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 0868691821 if you would like to be trained and to have your name included. The course will begin at 10.30 and will finish up approximately 3pm, with a break for lunch around midday. The cost of the course is being retained at the low cost of E25. This course is certified by the Irish Red Cross and certification lasts for two years.