Peg Prendeville

Belated congratulations to Pat and Alice Cummane, Knockdown, on their birth of a grandson, Jim Patrick Connolly. Congratulations to the parents Mary Anne and her husband Stephen. It is always lovely to hear of the birth of a new generation.

It is all systems go here in Knockdown for next Sunday’s Vintage Day. This day is the highlight of the year for the Knockdown Vintage committee members who put is so much hard work to ensure that the day’s events run smoothly. This year the proceeds are in aid of The Children’s Ark Foundation U.H.L.  Registration will commence at 12 noon both in Knockdown and at Sheehan’s. Modern Tractor Run will commence at 1 o’clock from Sheahan’s yard, followed by the Vintage Cars at 1.30pm from Knockdown, and then Vintage Tractors at 1.45pm from Knockdown. As it is also” Mothers Day” they are not forgetting the ladies, and they promise to have a few surprises for them amid much fun and frolics. We look forward to the day! Let’s hope the weather is kind. It usually is.

Ballyhahill Parents Association hopes to do a clean-up of the school grounds on Saturday April 6th at 9am if anyone is available to help out. Please bring along rakes brushes etc that you may have. Thanks to all those who sponsored a Flower Box for the windows of the school. The members are looking forward to seeing it come alive with colour for the summer months.  PRO Lisa tells me that “Ballyhahill NS is joining up with Loughill NS in an Easter Egg hunt on April 12th down in the new park in Loughill. We want to wish the Park Development the best of luck in the opening on Sunday April 7 and a huge Well Done on all the work that went into it over the last few years. All the kids are looking forward to getting a lot of use out of it I’m sure!”

I admit that I haven’t followed Dancing with the Stars but was pleasantly surprised to learn that John Nolan and Mairead Ronan were the winners and even more excited to realise that John’s mother is Joan Trant from Monemohill now living in Kilkenny. 

Mass times in Loughill/Ballyhahill will change on the weekend of April 6/7 when the Saturday evening Mass will return to Ballyhahill at 6pm and the Sunday morning Mass will be in Loughill at 10 am.