June 1

Helen Ambrose

Reporter:

Helen Ambrose

Going Strong: Our thanks again this year to Eamon Griffin and the Loughill Wren Boys for their kindness to the senior citizens. Eamon recently donated €700 and we are most appreciative of their generosity.

Going Strong: Our thanks again this year to Eamon Griffin and the Loughill Wren Boys for their kindness to the senior citizens. Eamon recently donated €700 and we are most appreciative of their generosity.

Many thanks to Peg Prendeville for having us at the library Tuesday evening. It was a most enjoyable evening with poetry readings from Peg’s latest book of poetry “The Purple Pencil”. Catherine, Brendan and Gerard Stack and Michelle Foley played some lovely popular traditional tunes and Ella Foley danced some jigs and reels. We had earlier enjoyed our tea at Conway’s Hotel. A great night was had by all.

Mass for Improvement in Weather: Many thanks to those who attended Mass for the improvement in our weather on Tuesday evening in Loughill and Thursday evening in Ballyhahill. We continue to pray for fine weather. Thankfully it was great to get a few good days last weekend. Hopefully farmers will get the silage cut and all the other work such as cutting the turf and setting the gardens will be done also.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the following children and their families who made their First Holy Communion in Loughill last week – Jane Ambrose, Holly Mai Lavery, Aimee O’Donovan, Isabelle Fitzsimons, Ajay Behan, Paul Murphy, Cormac Thompson and Patrick Cregan.

Masses: Loughill Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday at 10.00 a.m. Ballyhahill Wed, Thurs, Friday mornings at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 6.00 p.m.

Community Alert: A meeting was held in the Loughill Resource Centre where it was proposed to have a new Loughill/ Ballyhahill community text alert system set up. With the much appreciated assistance of the Gardai in Foynes who were in attendance a new committee was formed and the text system was up and running the following day. Any person who wants to obtain the text number can contact Declan Hallett, Pat Noonan or Ger Griffin in Loughill or David Hayes in Ballyhahill. Another meeting will be advertised and will take place in the coming weeks and any support will be most welcome.

Bally Rovers: There was no winner of the €19,600 jackpot at the draw which took place at Bardini’s bar in Shanagolden Tuesday night 21st. May. The numbers drawn were as follows: 4, 14, 20 and 31.

Lucky Dip Winners: €75 Caroline Ambrose, Loughill; €30 Daniel Hynes, Turraree; €30 Mike Scanlon, Kilbrathern and €30 Pat O’Keeffe, Loughill.

10 Free Tickets: Eileen Collins:

Promoter’s Prize: Helen Ambrose:

The new jackpot is €19,700 and the draw will be held at The Angler’s Rest in Loughill this Wednesday night 29th. May

Gerald Griffin’s Lotto: Results from May 27. There was no winner of the €5,500 jackpot at the draw which took place at Barrett’s Bar in Glin Monday night last 27th. May.

The numbers drawn: 8, 12, 18 and 21. Lucky Dip Winners: €80 J.K. Walsh, Finnoe, Ballyhahill; €35 John Barrett, Glin; €35 Dan Cannon, Clounties, Shanagolden and €20 Bernie Hanlon, Cloverfield, Glin.

Promoter’s Prize: Patsy Walsh.

The jackpot next week will be €5,600 and the draw will be held at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill Monday night next 4th. June.

Glin Library: The festival of Bealtaine, which celebrates creativity as we age, was celebrated in Glin library on Tuesday May 21st. last with music, song, dance, and poetry. A large crowd attended. Peg Prendeville read from her book “The Purple Pencil” while eight year old Ella Foley danced to the music of Michelle Foley, Catherine, Brendan and Gerard Stack. The Ballyhahill Going Strong club enjoyed the night’s activities and some of their members did some party pieces. Daisy entertained everyone with her story of “Minding the House” and her lively recitation “Rita Danaher’s Jennett.” Joe Kelly, Pauline Cussen and Maureen Long sang some songs. Katie Pitt, from Glin, had the group singing “I’ll take you home again, Kathleen”. John Prendergast from Limerick 95FM recorded some of the evening’s performance for his Saturday morning programme. Lizzie Woulfe, on behalf of the Ballyhahill/Loughill Going Strong group thanked Peg for arranging the night in the library and thanked the musicians and dancer for sharing their great talent.