Storms: A general mopping up operation continues in the parish as we go to press after gale force winds and widespread flooding hit the district last week. With a general shortage of tradesmen available handymen answered a call to arms and relieve the situation regarding roofs of houses and farm buildings.
RETURNING: Many who made it home for Christmas from overseas are about to head back to their employment once again. This is very sad to see as it seems a reputation of fifties, eighties and the recent past decade. The traitors who blew the Celtic Tiger have ridden into the sunset and many facing loosing the roof over their head.
COURSING: Despite no honours coming this way after a very successful three day coursing meeting in Abbeyfeale , locals really enjoyed the fare on offer. We have no doubt but some of the winners at this meeting will be heard of later in the season.
HORSE FAIR: The first of the four yearly horse fairs was held in Market Street, Listowel on Thursday last in most pleasant conditions. While trade was similar to recent trends for virtually all kinds most of those attending were there for the social occasion that it is. Among those we encountered stalking the fair was Mikie Walsh , Knockbrack lower.
HUNT: North Kerry Harriers staged their annual Hunt in Knocknagoshel , just prior to Christmas. A great array of horses and ponies had a good outing in the northwest of the parish was had by all before all returned to the village.
SYMPATHY EXTENDED: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Horan family of Knockaphreahane, Brosna, on the death of Mrs Josie Horan and her son Noel who passed away within days of each other during the festive season.
BARGAIN HUNTERS: The January Sales in the nearby towns has seen bargain hunters out in force mopping up some wonderful bargains, especially in clothing and footwear.