Margaret’s childhood home was a hive of commerce

When Margaret Mullins appeared on the RTÉ series ‘School Around the Corner’ as an eight-year-old back in the 1960s, she was living the dream of every Irish primary school pupil to be on tv.

The little girl with the gift of the gab impressed presenter Paddy Crosbie when he carried out auditions at the Mercy Convent Primary School.

“I did a dance and said a poem and he asked me what I’d like,” Margaret said.

Every child who appeared on the show got a gift requested in advance. Margaret was thrilled with her pink cowgirl outfit.

Katrin’s message is breathe and be brave

A book of inspirational reflections and scenic shots of Kerry, all the work of Katrin Pietzonka, Glenflesk, has made it to the top 100 in Celtic Religion books on Amazon.

The book, ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out, Be Brave’, was placed at Number 85 just under the iconic ‘Anam Cara’ penned by the late John O’Donohue, the best-selling Clare writer and philosopher. It features 52 colour images.

“I was so chuffed, I had to take a screenshot when I saw it,” Katrin said. “I was doing my little happy dance.”