Death: The death took place last week of Margaret Peg Thompson, nee Walshe, Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel. Her remains were waked first at her daughter Noreen’s residence and then Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home, with burial after requiem Mass celebrated by Canon Owen Mangan PP, in the new cemetery Knocknagoshel. Along with her late husband Joseph, Peg raised a family of nine six boys and three girls. In the recent past she celebrated her 91st birthday and up a year ago was in good health. Peg as she was known to all was a wonderful worker and along with catering for her family tended to customers in her shop. She also helped out with the farming while her husband Joseph worked his various machines countrywide. Peg worked at her own pace and got through a lot of work plus the fact she never let anyone out of the shop without a bit of a chat. In times past she liked nothing better than boarding the bus for Ballybunnion with family members and friends. In recent years Peg really enjoyed the weekly get to gother of the senior citizens in the Community Centre. In her final days Peg was surrounded by all her family and passed away peacefully at her daughter Noreen’s residence. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
COURSING: Locals are bracing themselves for the upcoming two day Castle island coursing meeting. Among the hard working committee are Knocknagoshel men the Reidys Knockachur, the Walshs Knockback, the O’Donoghues Tooreenagown Dave Nelligan Tullig among others. In recent years this meeting has become one of the leading coursing meetings in the country.
Tractor Run: No stone was been left unturned by locals in the preparation of their tractors in the run-up to the annual Paudie Fitzmaurice on Sunday last.
PHEASANT NUMBERS: Pheasant numbers seem to be well down this year despite the good summer. Many put this down to vast number of Grey Crows to be seen flying around marauding.
HURLING COUNTY FINAL: Although being neutral many from this area always attend the Kerry senior hurling final and last Sunday was no exception.