By Peg Prendeville

It was like old times in Knockdown last Sunday when vintage cars and tractors were lined up for viewing by the throngs of people who came to support the Knockdown Vintage Run in aid of Air Ambulance. There was a carnival atmosphere for the day with families with buggies, with dogs, and even wheelchairs. The committee kept an eye on traffic to make sure everything was safely carried out. The weather was just perfect, being warm with  a gentle breeze. There was plenty food to feed the masses and Ta and staff kept the pints and glasses filled. Music and song played ‘til closing time. It was great to meet neighbours and friends which had not gathered for this purpose since 2019. All in all it was a most successful day. Well done to the Knockdown Vintage Committee who puts in atrocious work to ensure that everybody enjoys the occasion.

But a cloud came over Knockdown on Monday morning when one of its oldest people, Seán Sheahan who lived right behind the pub, died suddenly, just a few weeks after his neighbour Mary Reidy. May he rest in peace. Sympathies to his family. No funeral plans as I write these notes.

Enjoy these fine days as the cold weather is on the way again.