Peg Prendeville

Christmas seems to come earlier every year with lots of houses already decorated. It seems the Halloween decorations come down and the Christmas ones go up all at once. The Late Late Toy Show is another incentive to put up the tree a month ahead. I remember, when young, that the houses were not decorated ‘til Christmas Eve. It seems hard to believe but that was the way it was in the 60’s and 70’s.

The Glin Fair was one of the busiest in recent years with lots of activity in the town as well as the Craft Display in Ceol Corbraí. The fine day was an added bonus. Thankfully Storm Atiyah raged on and off on Sunday but did not do any great harm around Knockdown, thankfully.

The cast of the Cailín Bán had a reunion in Conway’s Bar last Friday night. The DVD of the play was shown on big screen and I have to say that Kevin Daly did a good job editing it. The DVD is on sale in local Glin shops. It’s a well produced and excellent video which includes beautiful aerial views of Glin Castle and the Shannon. The cost is €15. All proceeds from sale will go towards the new Interpretive Centre proposed for the back of the library in Glin.

Introducing Estuary Rollers committee is looking forward to seeing you all on this coming Sunday Dec 15th for the ‘Light Up’ Christmas Tractor Run in aid of Milford Hospice. Raffle tickets on sale also from all committee members. €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. Numerous prizes which include a weekend in Killarney, hampers and many other prizes. The tractors will start in Abbeyfeale taking in Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin and arriving in Knockdown at 7 pm. Your support is appreciated.

A Christmas Newsletter, with details of all the Christmas Masses as well as a lot of other information, will be delivered to all houses for Christmas. This is a combined effort from the parishes of Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Foynes/Shanagolden/Robertstown, Coolcappa/Kilcolman.