Parishioners coming into the village have noticed the facelifts that many properties have received recently. As part of the Tidy Towns 2013 effort many of the derelict properties in the village have been tidied up and painted. Our thanks to the Tidy Towns Committee, who have guided the effort. The approach roads into the village have also been tidied up and are looking much nicer now that grass is beginning to green up. A small number of people have put in a lot of effort, so it is up to the rest of us to lend a helping hand. One way we can do this is to keep an eye on litter control and not allow litter louts to go scot free. Well done to the local primary school and the G.A.A. grounds beside the school for the effort put in.


The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday, May 20. The numbers drawn were 6,8,13 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, not even a match 3 winner, so the match 3 prize was divided between 5 Lucky Dips who shared €150. Congrats to Dick Egan, Nora Morrissey, Ben Lyons, Niamh Keogh and Ollie Vaughan. Next draw is on Tuesday night next after the Bank Holiday when the jackpot could be worth €7,300.


Alex Maher, Cathal Brett and Daniel Vaughan were all taking part in the Community Games Art and Model making National Finals in Athlone last weekend.


The weekly split the pot draw in Kilvemnon National School is proving to be a great success. The winners so far have been: Week 1 Claire Cummins-Cawley, Week 2 Aonghus Mac Domhnaill, Week 3 John Treacy, Week 4 Mary Dunne, Week 5 Michelle Brophy and Week 6 the winner of €128 was Barry Crowley (Jnr).


Work on the Fethard line water supply is started on Monday, May 27. For 50 years since its start in the early 1960s local people have looked forward to this service being upgraded. In recent years water, or rather the lack of it, has been a very hot topic. Now, at last with the arrival of pipes, men and machinery we are convinced that the scheme is definitely about to be upgraded. No one can be more pleased than local Independent Cllr Eddie O’Meara who has fought tooth and nail for this scheme since he was first elected to the County Council in 1999.


John Bolger in London managed to hear the cuckoo while out walking recently. That is more than many of us country people have managed to do!


Well done to our senior hurlers who reached the semi-finals of the South Tipp SH championship on Saturday last by defeating Carrick Davins. They join Ballingarry, Carrick Swan and Killenaule in the last four.