By Peg Prendeville

The whole of West Limerick is still in shock on hearing of the sudden death of Edel O’Brien, Tenekilla last week.  We are keeping her parents, Gertie and Den, and all her extended family and friends in our prayers during this traumatic time. May she rest in peace and may her family be comforted by our support.

The  FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard should be interesting. Ali is a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All are welcome.

Congratulations to the four pupils from Ballyhahill N.S. who took part in “Beauty and the Beast” – a production by the Desmond School of Music and Theatre in Castlemahon Hall which I attended last weekend. It was a very professional show under the direction of Jamie Herlihy. There were 46 children taking part. The children from Ballyhahill school were Paddy Mullane, Michaela Kennelly, Jack Finnerty McCoy and Clodagh Prendeville. Well done to all. I recognised some children from Glin school also. It is great to see these young children so eager to take part and so competent and comfortable in their roles. There is lots of talent around us and the future looks good for anyone interested in music and drama.

“When you learn to ACCEPT instead of EXPECT you will have fewer disappointments.”