Indian Summer - what a beautiful week, this past one has been with lovely sunshine and nice warm temperatures.
It would help you to forget all our troubles at the moment.
Level 2 and a bit, or 3! It's looking very like Level 3 for Dublin as we go to press.
Who are these people who won't behave themselves, and row in with the rest of us by following rules made by experts on the matter?
It's a nuisance, and none of us like wearing face masks etc, but until we know as much as the experts, we should just follow them ....
No one to talk to! How frustrating it is trying to contact some departments these days!
A local woman had to book her two small children in for a Covid test this week. With her doctor's references, she went online and followed instructions. Immediately, she received appointments for both children - one for 3.30pm in City West, and the other for half an our later in Punchestown!
With no way of speaking to anybody who might help her, she ended up cancelling the later appointment picking the option of 'not being able to travel'. The return message said her appointment would be rescheduled.
A Parklet no less!
Your eyes do not deceive you! Above is a 'Parklet' - the first of such seating planned for Lucan Village, provided by South Dublin County Council, to lend to the ambience of the place.
As if finding parking isn't hard enough!!!
Where to draw the line between Lucan and Leixlip! Straight in the middle of Leixlip Bridge is the answer to that one - where the county border lies.
Census 2022 It's been announced that the National Census which takes place every 5 years, will not now take place in 2021, being deferred to April 2022, because of Covid.
If memory serves right, the last time the Census was deferred was during the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001, when we had to wait until April 2002 to complete the document.
The Dieter's Prayer
Lord, grant me the strength that I may not fall
Into the clutches of cholesterol
At poly-unsaturated I'll never mutter
For the road to hell is paved with butter.
Cake is cursed, and cream is awful
Satan is hiding in every waffle.
Teach me the evils of hollandaise
Of pasta, salt and mayonnaise.
As for crispy chicken from the South -
Lord if you love me, shut my mouth!
Join Joe for Justice
Last Sunday over in Hartstown Tanaiste Leo Varadkar TD launched Fr Joe's Marathon for Justice.
Fr Joe will walk a Marathon - 26 miles over a month (or two or three!!!)
The event has been organised to raise funds for two charities working to lift people out of poverty.
Marys Meals provides school based meals in some of the poorest parts of the world helping children to stay in school.
The second is to provide tutors for a women's literacy project founded by the Presentation Sisters outside Delhi in India.
For more information on the event or for sponsorship cards please contact:
Fr Joe 087 6632944, Hartstown Parish Office
01 8249651 or Sr. Ann 086 3256307
Don't just 'Talk to Joe' but 'Walk with Joe'