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Last Friday, Courier reporter Joan Crooks was caught in a sharp shower of hail and rain while visiting the Kilkerran cemetery war graves.
Standing as close to the grassy bank as possible, seeking in vain to find shelter Joan spotted a ‘glorious sight’ and said: ‘It made getting a soaking worthwhile. A radiant rainbow and a window of sunlight lifted the sombre scene before me.
‘It was as if the distant hills, shrouded in the dark downpour, had sensed my sadness as I reflected on the young men of the allied forces who had lost their lives to war, so far away from their homelands.’