By Peg Prendeville

Sincere sympathy to the Barrett family, formerly of Knockdown, on the death of Jet’s wife, Irene, whose funeral takes place in London on this Wednesday, May 24. May she rest in peace.

First Holy Communion will be offered to three pupils in Ballyhahill on this coming Saturday, May 27, at 11am. They are Ronan, Riain and Sophie. Four pupils in Loughill will receive the Sacrament on the same day at 12.30 pm. The weather promises to be very fine so they will have a great day with their family and friends afterwards.

The holiday season is starting. I had three sisters in Dublin airport last Tuesday all going to different destinations. I love hearing about people’s holidays as I get as much enjoyment out of them as if it was myself that was going. But I’m going no farther than County Meath myself in a few weeks where Jim and I will spend time with his sister. Wishing all those who intend travelling to go safely and arrive home happy and secure.

With this lovely week we are having we are all happy pottering in our own little gardens.

Happy birthday this week to Lisa Daly, Dromagarraun, founder of Lisa has built up her own very successful business from home. It is a collection of Keepsakes and Journaling Memorabilia which has proven to be very popular as gifts for christenings, weddings, birthdays and any special family occasions. She has gathered over 55,000 followers on Instagram. We wish her continued success. Check it out. I am proud to have given birth to her in the very hot summer of 1984.