Peg Prendeville

It seems no time at all since we were preparing for Christmas and yet, here we are, preparing for Easter. It is good to hear that we may have a fine weekend to look forward to as last weekend was so cold and bitter.

The following are the arrangements for the Easter ceremonies in Loughill/Ballyhahill

Thurs 18 – Mass at 8 pm in Ballyhahill followed by Adoration til 9.30 pm

Fri 19 – 3 pm The Passion in Loughill and 8pm The Stations in Ballyhahill

Sat 20– 8 pm Vigil Mass in Ballyhahill

Sun 21 –Kilteery Dawn Mass at 5.30am. 10 am in Loughill and 11 am in Bally.

The Knockdown Vintage committee will make a presentation to a representative of The Children’s Ark Foundation U.H.L on Saturday April 27th in the Knockdown Arms. All welcome.

I wish to extend a very special Welcome Home to Maggie Eileen Mulvihill who will be my new neighbour. Congratulations to her parents Kim and Thomas Mulvihill, her proud grandparents Marcella and Tom and her even prouder great-grandfather Jack O’Grady. We wish them a lifetime of happiness. Maggie is the first baby born into the O’Grady house since Noel was born in 1967 (I think). Peg, R.I.P. would be happy that a new generation is being born – and that her name continues in Maggie.

Glin Library will be closed on Good Friday

I wish a very happy Easter to all readers and fellow correspondents.

Easter Thoughts

Dawn breaks to a dancing sun;

Churches fill with spring-cleaned souls;

Chocolate smeared children

cheer with delight.

All nature rejoices

in the promise

of new life