Last Sunday’s Open Day at Mountain Lodge, Glengarra Wood was an undoubted success. From 11.30 onwards there was a constant stream of people of all ages. For many it was a nostalgic visit remembering their time spent there as guides and scouts. For others it was a trip down memory lane recalling their time there while hill walking and staying in the lodge when in use as a hostel, one man relating that he first stayed in the lodge 60 years ago. Blessed with glorious sunshine , all were able to view the work to date at the Lodge being spearheaded by Burncourt Community Council. All were appreciative and complimentary of the recently excellent repair work to two of the windows and the section of the roof which has been completed. It was heartening to see that there was a genuine interest in the restoration of Mountain Lodge with many engaging with the talk on the history of the Lodge and recounting their personal memories of the place.It was great to see families enjoying the tea and delicious cakes, buns and scones that were so generously supplied . It was definitely a trip down memory lane as many recalled the walks and picnics of their childhood and also hope for the future as children of the present generation played freely in the wonderful surroundings of the Lodge. The Mountain Lodge Committee would like to thank all who contributed so generously to the Donation Jar. Thanks also to Sheehan’s Sawmill who sponsored the sign in Glengarra Car Park and to Galtee Bees for sponsoring the flyers. Thanks to all from near and far who came along. It was indeed a memorable day in the community.