By Peg Prendeville

I am happy to report that I have another grandson after the weekend. My daughter Maura and husband Aubrey in Abbeyleix are delighted to present a brother, called Harry, to Lily and Lucy. All are well.

Congratulations to Micheál Moran of Toureendonnell who recently got married to Ashling Brouder from Loughill. We wish them a happy future together.

A collection of any unwanted clothes will be taking place on October 18th in Ballyhahill school so if anyone has any items they want to get rid of, this is an opportunity. It will also make a bit of money for the school. They will take bags of clean and dry clothing, curtains, towels, sheets, paired shoes, handbags, belts, blankets and soft toys.

You may say what you like about Facebook but it is surprising what one can learn through it. Recently George Langan put up a photo of George Lynch’s house in Glasha of which there is no sight nor sign of it now. Michael Long from Chicago commented that Mick Faley chiselled his initials on to the flagstone in front of the fire in that house using his fist as a hammer! Mick was my uncle and we were always told of his great strength. Tall tales or not it is amusing to hear of them. It was also said that he could pick up an 8 stone bag of flour with his teeth! He was like Ripley’s “Believe it or not!”

A Harvest Mass will be celebrated in Ballyhahill on next  Saturday 12th. 

The Flu Vaccine clinic will be held in Glin on Tuesday 15th October from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. No appointments necessary. All staff will be on duty so no delays are envisaged. 

It is going to be a busy weekend in the parish with the Mothers and Others Table Quiz in Knockdown on this Friday, October 11th at 9 pm. €40 per table. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Then we have a Trad night in Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill on Saturday night 12th. And to finish off the weekend the county final will be in Kilmallock on Sunday. Best of luck to our Gerald Griffins men who take on Galtee Gaels at 3.45 pm.