By Peg Prendeville

It was a busy weekend in Knockdown; on Friday night a great crowd attended the Athea comhaltas session of rousing music and song which was enjoyed by all. The Killeaney Annual Social followed on the Saturday night with everybody enjoying the music of Donie and Maura.

The Abha Bhán Parish Park committee is hosting a Christmas Fair on this Sunday 8th December. Santa will arrive at 4.30pm accompanied by our local wren boys. The Christmas lights will be turned on and there will be carol singing, face painting, storytelling and games. It will be a day not to be missed by all. Booking by emailing [email protected] or Abha Bhàn Parish Park Facebook page. Admission is €5 per child or €10 per family. If you would like to showcase your crafts please contact any member of the committee  or

email [email protected] or Abha Bhàn Parish Park Facebook page. 

Of course we have the Fair of Glin on Saturday so there is much to attend this weekend also. I hear too that the DVD of the Cailin Bán will be on sale shortly for anyone interested.

Ballyhahill NS Parents Association wishes to thank everyone who has bought the  2020 ‘Then and Now’ calender. They are getting great feedback from it. There are still some available at the school and local shops for €10.  They will also be having the annual Christmas Raffle this year. Lines for €2 can be bought from any of the school children and also in all the local shops and businesses. There are some great prizes up for grabs including Afternoon Tea in Adare Manor.

The Annual General Meeting of Ballyhahill Development Association will take place on Tuesday 10th Dec at 8 p.m. in the hall.   As you can see a lot of work is being done  currently on the River Walk  and the village is looking very clean and tidy. New members are invited and will be welcomed.

Another parishioner, Bill Hayes, has gone to his eternal reward. May he rest in peace. Sympathies to his wife Teresa and family.

Loughill/Ballyhahill Christmas Mass bouquets are available in both Sacristies if anybody would like to purchase them.