Photo was taken near Cloughalabeg, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

The Cork 20 Rally took place in the roads around Millstreet across the weekend. Standing on top of a ditch waiting for rally cars to come was time well spent, especially with views like this one!

Thought on Monday – October – 06/10/2014

Thought For The Week

‘All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.’ ~Francis Of Assisi

Last Saturday Oct 4th was the feast of St Francis. Francis is one of the most popular saints of modern time. Francis knew better than anyone else how much darkness and evil exists in the world we live in today. For many years he was caught in the middle of it as he lived a lavish and carefree lifestyle. But something was missing in his life and for him the missing link was God. You could say that he did a massive turn around but one that changed his life for ever. Down through the years his message of peace and love has inspired so many. He is one of those rare saints who has managed to capture the attention and admiration of the entire world. His life has inspired people of all ages and the appeal of this saint, cuts across national boundaries and religious differences. He is most famous for his respect towards God, his simple life and his tender love and attention to all creation. Francis had little time for excess, waste and greed. He always stood up for the poor and downtrodden. His love of animals has been well documented. Many animals and especially pets always get a special treat in honour of St Francis. The life of Francis still challenges all of us today. The invitation is to sort through our lives and discard the unnecessary and useless. There is great freedom in doing with less and using it to our advantage. Francis did it so well and has inspired so many more to do the same.