By Peg Prendeville

We had a small bit of excitement in Glenbawn last Friday when Sarah Prendeville arrived home unexpectedly from Dubai for a week. It seems schools closed for a week in the UAE to celebrate Eid which is the end of Ramadan – their annual monthly fast. So Sarah is busy at home strimming and powerwashing and generally helping out. Nice one, Sarah! She arrived just in time to hear the cuckoo!

On top of that my sister Helen, who lives in Athlone, won a new car in a Civil Service/Credit Union draw. It is 12 years since I won a new car with the Mater Hospital Pools so I understand her excitement.

It is great to see lots of activity in the Killeaney pitch in recent times. Plans are being made to ensure that it is being used. It would be an awful pity to see such fine facilities neglected.

The May Rambling House will be held in Ballyhahill on Wednesday 11th. It is proving to be a great enjoyable night out with people travelling from near and far.

I am looking forward to visiting Abbeyleix at the weekend to attend the First Holy communion of my grandchild Lucy who was born with spinabifida. She is a full-time wheelchair user, like her Granda Jim, with whom she has formed a special little bond. She tells me she got a lovely white dress “which covers my chair! And I will be in the front row and singing!” She is a very happy talented little girl, coping well with her disability. I learn from her.