By Peg Prendeville

We are still being blessed with the lovely weather and, even though it is a bit testing at times, we are grateful for the pleasure of it all. The only downside is that there is a real drought looming in some parts of the country. It is a pity that we only get extremes, either too much water or not enough. Let us hope that people and animals and crops do not suffer too much. We must be sensible and not waste the water that we are lucky to have.

I am glad the weekend is looking good as I look forward to spending time slowing down to the natural rhythms of the elements through guided meditation, singing bowls and mindfulness practices in a beautiful setting in Glin next Sunday, led by qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist and Mindfulness teacher Ali Burnard. I am not sure if there are any vacancies left but if interested give Ali a ring on 087 645 2227. It will be something different. 

Congratulations to my neighbours Mary and Mickey Finucane who became grandparents recently when their daughter Elaine and her husband Paidie O’Connell gave birth to their second child – a boy called Boe.

Best wishes to Killeaney/Ballyhahill AFC Utd on their new venture. We hope it will be a happy relationship and that there will be many successes in the future.

Councillor John Sheahan welcomes a cash injection of €250,000 by Limerick City and County Council for a new overlay of streets in Glin Town. The areas to be done are from Shaughnessy’s corner to the Marian Place junction on Main Street and a section of Church Street. Councillor Sheahan thanks the council for responding to his representations to overlay the streets and its investment to date on the plan; Glin and its inhabitants are delighted that the council is now recognising the potential in Glin as an attractive tourism destination situated on the Wild Atlantic Way with the backdrop of the scenic Shannon Estuary. In my job in Glin library I love to welcome the tourists who pass by as most of them pay a visit to the library while they are around.

Glin Castle will host an Open day on Sunday 29th July with tours of the Castle and Garden every hour from 12 noon to 6.00 p.m. Refreshments included which will be served in the Castle. Admission €10.

Well done to the Abha Bhan Parish park committee for the trojan work they’ve done to ensure that the park is almost ready to be opened in its beautiful setting in Loughill.