By Peg Prendeville

Well, now that Kerry have reclaimed Sam we have no more excitement to look forward to in September. I was happy for the Kerry lads but I know a lot of people wanted Galway to win. They made a brave effort for sure. Pat Spillane made a very emotional farewell speech after the match when he recalled memories of his late father.

I am glad to see that the Glin Knight’s Visitor Centre is open after a long wait due to Covid interrupting the plans. My memory of the last few months in Glin Library was of hammering and banging and drilling in the room at the back of the library which was being redesigned into what is now a very modern exhibition room relating the history of the Knights of Glin from the beginning. Desmond FitzGerald R.I.P. and his family, Madame Olda and their children and grandchildren must be extremely proud of the finished work. This, in the centre of the town, will be a “go to” for any tourists who visit Glin, mainly in the summer months. Well done to the passionate committee members who have put in years of thought, research and hard work to see that this project was completed. The centre is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. An official opening will take place in late August.

A Family Fun Day will be held in the Abha Bhán park in Loughill this coming Sunday. All entry fees twill be automatically entered into the raffle on the day so pre-booking admission tickets by texting Liz- (087) 982 4168 Or Elaine – (087) 745 8889 is advisable. Don’t miss out because the raffle has a top prize of a 2 night B&B Classic King Room stay in the fabulous Kilronan Castle & Spa . This prize has been very generously donated by Local man Ciaran Reidy the Manager of Kilronan Castle and the committee would like to take this opportunity as always to thank Ciaran for his very valued and continued support to all the Park and village fundraisers. This is a day for all families and should provide lots of fun. Various activities are planned for the day. All welcome.