By Peg Prendeville

I was very surprised and sorry to hear that my neighbour and classmate Dan Scanlon died recently. He and I were in the same class right through national school in Clounleharde. He lived right next door to us here in Glenbawn til he went to England as a young adult. In recent years he lived in Knockdown until he went to live in Cloverfield in Glin over a year ago. My sister Helen and I played cubbies with him as young children. Dan was the youngest of five. Sympathies to his brothers John and Con and his sisters Joan and Eileen. His funeral Mass was held in Ballyhahill on last Thursday. May he rest in peace.

Congratulations to Gerald Griffins GAA club on the great job they have done in the parking outside the GAA grounds in Finnoe. A better job could not be done. Thanks, I’m sure, to all who contributed to the wall plaques and raised money for this venture.

Well done to Lisa Daly, Entrepreneur from Dromagarraun, on the lovely interview by Helen Broderick in the Observer recently, about her new business – “a keepsake collection you will treasure forever”. It was a bit disappointing though to read to the end and find that the details of her website fell off the page. Her website is and she can be contacted by email at [email protected]

There is an air of normality – after the long famine – about the place now that we can enter restaurants and pubs without having to sit in the cold and wet while having a bite to eat. Let us hope that we can continue to go forward from here. I am still mindful of the millions of people throughout the world who have not been vaccinated or may never get the chance. Of course some people opt not to get the vaccination and that is their wish which should be respected also.