By Peg Prendeville

Denny Falahee with his two grandsons a few years ago.

It has been an emotional week for the family. My cousin Denny Falahee was buried in Holycross graveyard on last Saturday after an illness. He celebrated his 66th birthday in May. The Faleys and Falahees grew up together and have a great bond which was strengthened on the death of my mother because after that Denny’s mother, Auntie Mary, became a second mother to us. Denny will be greatly missed by all of us but especially by his wife Breda and daughter Trish and his two grandsons Fionn and Fiachra. We pray for comfort for them all. But the tears of sadness turned into tears of joy on Sunday when Limerick, after a nailbiting finish, became All Ireland Hurling Champions after 45 years. No more needs to be said as the whole county rejoices in the success. The green and white flags will be flying for months to come. It has given everybody a lift and given us all reason to smile again.

This is National Heritage week with lots of free events throughout the country. Each library has lots of booklets and details of events.

I am delighted to see that Pauline Sharp’s Art will be displayed in St John’s Theatre in Listowel for the first two weeks of September. Pauline Tee, who lives in Glenbawn, has called her exhibition “Essence of Equine – an exhibition of artworks in oils related to everything equine, including yardmates. Capturing horses of every description in all their beauty.” The exhibition opens on September 1st at 8pm but continues for two weeks. Try and go to see it and maybe make a purchase. Congratulations and the best of luck to Pauline.

Ballyhahill Parents Association wishes to thank all those who turned up for the cleaning of the outside of the school last Saturday.  Many hands make light work and it was great to see such co-operation.