By Peg Prendeville

It’s hard to believe that June is almost over and we are still expecting a long spell of reasonably good weather. It has been most dismal and depressing this past week. But I am told that July will be better so there is still hope.

My cousin Elaine White asked me to remind you of the Tournafulla and District Vintage Club Family Fun Day and a Tractor/Car run on July 10th. Proceeds to local organisations and Ukraine.

Loughill Family Fun Day which takes place Saturday, July 30th from 1 pm ‘til late promises to be fun also. There will be a Food/Craft fair in the Resource Centre. Please contact Mary (087) 295 0041 or Euan (087) 991 4537 for stall bookings. Fun activities throughout the day in the Park. €5 entry or €10 per Family. River Duck Race – €10 Euro per Duck. There are 99 Ducks so Book yours now before they are gone by texting Dani or Connie on 085 267 9775 or 087-6126133 €100 Cash Prize for winning duck. Test your balancing skills on the Bull Rodeo. Take your best shot at the Special Guest in the Dunk Tank. Gather your neighbours and get a team of 6 for the Townland Tug of War. Trophy presentation for the winning team. Register your team with Mary on (087) 295 0041

Colm Hassett will be present to put the kids through their paces with loads of fun games and activities. Finish the day off at the Licensed Marquee Bar while being entertained by Kevin McCarthy Live Music 7-9pm followed by the Sean Carrig Karoke and Dj. There will also be a sweet shop, teas and coffees on the day with Food sold on site all day.

The Abha Bhán Players are very grateful for the generous response to their fundraiser in Barr na Sráide on last Saturday night. It was a great night of music and song. Thanks to all who came along and to everyone who donated raffle prizes or contributed in any way. Results of Raffle:  €20 Mullanes Fuel Voucher – Maura Hutchinson, Refresh Handbag (Donated by Tony O’Shaughnessy) – Sharon McElligott.  Bottle of Wine (Paddy O’Rourkes) – Michael Healy, Voucher for Dawn’s Launderette – Lisa Daly, Timber Voucher (Terence Mc) – Barr na Sraide, €30 Voucher Paddy Hogan’s Glin – Donie Nolan, Sweet Hamper (Edel) – Klara Gee.

Congratulations to Kearney’s Home Baking who is celebrating 30 years in business this year. This has been a most successful business since it was born in 1992 thanks to Maura and Siobhán and all the staff down through the years. I wish it continued success.