Congratulations to all the
Sunday Clubbers getting prizes today
and a huge thank you to Tracey and
Rachel for all their hard work this
Mother’s Union Outing on Wednesday 26th June.The day out includes a visit to Beechwood Garden in Glanmire and an early evening meal in the Elm Tree restaurant in Glounthaune. Total cost €40per head including coach. Please let Hilary Warren Perry know on 086-2637137 before Wednesday 19th June if you can join us. Further pick up details to follow.
Carrigaline library On Tuesday June 11th, Carrigaline Library will host a day of one to one drop in sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about the library’s online services. This includes e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and online courses. The sessions will be available between 11am and 3 pm. You will need to bring your library card, your phone/tablet and to know your password for the App Store. If you are not already a member, it is free to join just bring along some photo ID and proof of address.
Random Notes CCLXXII
As I write this the clock ticks towards midnight.
75 years ago on this night, Allied paratroopers had already landed in Normandy in advance of the main landings to take place early the following morning.
Operation Overlord was underway. Utah. Omaha. Gold. Juno. Sword.
The human cost of securing those beaches against German defences was enormous. Allied losses were calculated at 4,414 in the first day of battle; the Germans lost 4,000-9,000.
Twelve weeks later the Allies entered Paris. Behind them they left a devastated countryside and their dead.
Lost in France,
Resting ‘neath a simple cross,
Just name, nationality and rank;
Giving of life, was his loss.
A breaking ,aching heart;
A sweetheart’s pain;
Her emptiness was another’s gain.
In memory fading go
As echoing years slip by,
And still her tears flow;
Vivid yet her anguish sigh.
Forgotten, forfeit and for what?
freedom frailties, fragile,
Such ideas still beguile;
T’was ever thus, a peasant soldier’s lot.
Brian Strand, 2019.