Donal Woulfe receiving a cheque for €800 sponsorship  towards Cystic Fibrosis and
John Redmond receiving his €800 cheque on behalf of The Colbert Memorial Hall on Sunday night last from Athea Drama Group after their very successful recent production of ‘The Man From Clare’.



Thanks for visting the Athea & District Notes website, and welcome to our new look! We’re still completing some final changes on the website and will be adding in photographs to some pages and creating the first gallery so expect a few more changes in the next few days!

We’re interested to hear your thoughts and any constructive feedback you may wish to make can be added through comments at the bottom of this article, so if you have anything to say about the new design please let us know. You’ll need an email address to Register for an account and be able to make comment. Comments will only be available on selected posts for the time being, this may change at a later date.#

You can register and log in an out using the links on the right hand side under “Admin.”

Census Enumerators

Marguerite Lynch and Christina Wood will be the enumerators calling to the houses in the Athea area with the census forms. The Census takes place on April 10th.

Going Strong

The monthly session of the Going Strong will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd in the Top of the Town from 3 to 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Athea Parent & Toddler Group

The Athea Parent & Toddler group are in the Memorial Hall, Athea, every Tuesday and Friday from 11.30 to 1.30.

It’s a great way for kids to learn to play and share with other kids their own age in a safe environment. Also parents/minders can have a cup of tea and a chat.

We are also open during the school holidays.

For more information contact me Caroline on 085-7073948.

New Laws for Learner Drivers

Time is near for all new learner drivers as from April next all learner drivers with a new permit will have to complete a course of 12 driving lessons set out by the R.S.A. and all driving lessons must be recorded on a new log book. If your course of driving lessons are not recorded you can never sit a driving test.

All of your driving lessons must be taken with an “ADI” driving instructor and your driving instructor must hold an up-to-date permit from April displayed on the dash of the car. If the driving instructor’s permit is out of date don’t do the driving lesson, because you will have to sit the driving lessons again. The log book can be got from the “ADI” driving instructor at a cost, and make sure that your driving instructor does not over- charge you for the log book, if there is an over charge contact the R.S.A. at once.

So happy motoring to all.

Athea Commuinity First Responders

Important Notice

The CPR training date has now been changed to Saturday 26th March in Con Colbert Hall.
This is outside our control due to problems with availability of a Senior Instructor from the HSE that must be present to re-certify our own Instructors.

For anyone that already expressed an interest in this training day, please contact Sean Liston on 087 2589872 to let us know that you are still able to attend on the new date.

We are still looking for more members of our community to signup for this important training date.
It is absolutely vital that members of every household in the parish are able to carry out lifesaving skills to increase chance of survival in the event of a sudden collapse..

If you are reading this article and don’t know how to do CPR or to simply open an airway, then you must consider to do this training.

LK Charity Cycle

On Easter Monday, April 25th 2011, the Athea Motorcycle Road Race Club will exchange their motorcycles for bicycles. The motorcycle club are hosting a fundraising leisure cycle. The beneficiaries are the Brothers of Charity Services in Listowel and Newcastle West.

The event, named the LK Charity Cycle, will see cyclists pedal their way through the West Limerick and North Kerry countryside. Cyclists are invited to choose either an 88km route or a 42km route. Both routes will begin and finish in Athea. All cyclists will travel through the  towns and villages of Abbeyfeale, Duagh and Listowel. Cyclists opting for the 42km route will then return to Athea via Gortaglanna, and those choosing the 88km route will continue to Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford, Tarbert and Glin before returning to Athea for refreshments and entertainment.

This is the inaugural year of this event and everyone is welcome to come and support this new initiative and enjoy the challenge.

For further information, email [email protected]


Con Colbert Community Hall Ltd

Results of Cash Bonanza Members Draw

€1,000 – Michael Collins, Twickenham, England

€500 – David Flavin, Kilmorna, Listowel

€250 – Ann Molyneaux, Athea

€50 – Colette Fitzgerald, Coolaneelig, Abbeyfeale

€50 – Hannah Murphy, Gortnagross, Athea

€50 – Peggie Scanlon, Athea Credit Union

€50 – Pat Brosnan, Athea Credit Union

€50 – John Joe Barrett, Lower Road, Athea

€25 – Joan Boylan, Athea Credit Union

€25 – Sean O’Halloran, The Bungalow, Athea

€25 – Sheila Walsh, Lower Road, Athea

€25 – Margaret Boland, Fornastack, Lisselton

€25 – Mike Scanlon, Moyvane

€25 – Noel and Anne White, Rathkeale

€25 – Grainne Foley, Athea Credit Union

€25 – Mary Cusack, Cratloe

Ticket Seller’s Prize:

Margaret Scanlon, Mike O’Connor & Agatha Barrett