By Peg Prendeville

Sincere sympathy to Nancy and all of Raymond Brouder’s family on his death last weekend. I remember Raymie as a lovely chatty man and a good friend and workmate of my father. No doubt they are catching up on their friendship once again. Raymie was good at composing the odd poem too, a hobby they both shared. May he rest in peace.

Knockdown Vintage had a most successful and sunny day on Sunday last bringing huge crowds to the area once again. It is becoming to resemble Croke Park on an All Ireland Final day with crowds gathering from early morning and remaining till late evening. No doubt you will be reading a more detailed report from the committee but suffice it is to say it was a huge success thanks to the dedicated members who do trojan work in the lead up to it. Well done to them all.

Elmwood Preschool Loughill will be holding their open day on Saturday 13th April 11am-1pm. Parents and child are welcome to view the setting and all the services they have to offer. Light refreshments provided.

A note from Ballyhahill NS Parents Association: “We are looking forward to seeing our flower boxes all set up in a couple of weeks. We would like to give a big thanks to the following people who sponsored them: Diarmuid and Geraldine Cahalane, Peg and Jim Prendeville, Lucia and Stephen Riordan, Killeaney Soccer, Monica and David Hayes, Lisa and Diarmaid Daly, Sharon and Gerry McElligott, Mike & Sandra Healy, James and Fiona Prendeville, Patsy & Eileen O’Connell, Martina and Kieran Phillips, Kathleen and Graham Campbell. Don’t forget if you have a free hour or so to give on Saturday 6th April at 9am please come and help us give the school a bit of a clean up. If you have rakes, shovels etc bring them with you. Every hand helps and we are always grateful to those who can give of their time. Thank You.” 

Saturday evening Mass will be in Ballyhahill at 6pm and Sunday morning in Loughill at 10 am from til Autumn.

Fr Austin would like to thank you for your generosity during the Lenten Station Masses.

The Abha Bhan Parish Park committee is delighted to announce the  official  opening of the new children’s park on this coming  Sunday 7th April @ 1pm. All welcome.

Glin Library will be closed this Friday 5th. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.