By Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to the pupils in Ballyhahill N.S. who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday. They were Ayda Daly, Grace Campbell, Klara Phillips, Thomas Rimmer, Charlie Conway, Donnacha Kennelly, and C.J. Keane. There was a great welcome for retired principal Mrs Mary Moore who attended the ceremony and accompanied the children in their hymns. Fr. Austin thanked the teachers Mrs Horgan and Mrs Hartnett for their work in preparing the children, all of whom looked lovely.

The Abha Bhán Players recently met up for the first time in over twelve months. Ten eager dramatists attended a meeting in the Parish Hall, Ballyhahill. The committee headed by Chairperson Eleanor McSweeney, assisted by vice chair Edel Buttery and Secretary Jayne Daly, together with other members discussed three plays to see which would be the most suitable for the group. They settled on “The Buds of Ballybunion” by John B. Keane. Anybody who would be interested in taking part in this production should attend a reading in the Parish Hall, Ballyhahill on Thursday 30th September at 7.30pm. Exciting times lie ahead after a very dull year in which all events were cancelled due to Covid 19.

It is Listowel Races week. It doesn’t seem to me to have the same hype as always due to restricted numbers but I’m sure Listowel will enjoy and appreciate the extra buzz for the week.

We are all looking forward to October 22nd when, hopefully, life will return to what we were comfortable with, while still taking sensible precautions against Covid. In a few years time we will all be saying “do you remember when we couldn’t even touch our grandchildren?” etc etc . Hopefully that will not return again.