Congratulations To John Joe Tierney’s Set Dancers who came 2nd in Askeaton recently in the Community Games. Boys: Jack Gleeson, Padraig O’Sullivan, Timmy Tierney and William McEnery. Girls: Molly Cluney, Rachel Greaney, Sineád Hunt and Nicole Fitzgerald.

Athea Motorcycle Racing Club Fashion Show

The Fashion Show in aid of the Athea Road Races will take place this Friday night  at 8 pm. There are only a few tickets still available. Should anyone require tickets phone 087 6762888

Street Stepping for Women!!

This programme aims to encourage women to become more physically active in a supportive and social environment. The programme empowers women to choose between walking, jogging or running using the Slí Na Sláinte Routes. The group will meet in Athea at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall every Thursday @ 7pm (under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult).  Participants can get individual programme support from the County Limerick Sports Partnership. For more information contact Elaine on 061 49 6463.

Going Strong

The next session of the Going Strong will take place on Wednesday, April 13th from 3-6 p.m. in the Top of the Town. All are welcome.


Aerobics classes have started in the Community Hall on Tuesdays from 8.30 – 9.30

All are welcome to join in.


West Limerick Resources is a local development partnership company offering a range of supports including community, enterprise and employment support.  The main office in based on St Mary’s Rd., Newcastle West.  Tel: 069 62222.  There is an outreach office based in the square Abbeyfeale, Tel:  068 32444.  For more information see



The Shanagolden local history group is hoping to compile the history and stories of the Shanagolden Parish Hall and would love to hear from anyone who has stories, poster of past events or old photographs along with those who were was involved in the building of the hall or organizing events There.  Contact June at 069 60499 or Irene at 069 66298, or come along to the Old Stand Pub, Tuesday afternoons at 3pm from April 12.  If possible, it would be hoped to copy any old photographs and return them to their owners.


Looking for a new way of thinking, working, living?  Out of the Box is a fresh, new, and creative day-time training programme coming to the Ballingarry area, that’s: FUN: Modules in Hand Crafts, Organic Gardening & Personal Development; FLEXIBLE: Only interested in attending one subject module? Want to break over the summer and re-join in Autumn? No problem, the FREE course works around the needs of the group. all tuition and materials are covered – we even throw in the tea and biscuits.  Contact: Finneen Fitzgerald on 069 61316/087 7591951


A new Parent & Toddler group will run one morning per week in Tournafulla hall starting Thursday, April 7.   Funding by WLR, the FREE six week programme will look at 1) Running a Parent and Toddler Group, 2) Understanding Children’s Behaviour, 3) Importance of Play, 4) Imaginative Play, 5) Creative Play and Open ended Materials, 6) Block Play. Grandparents also welcome. Places still available. Contact Dearbhla (Mon – Thurs) on 068 32444.


The West Limerick Primary Health Care Project is piloting a drop-in clinic in Rathkeale Health Centre each Tuesday mornings until May 31.  This service is available to Adults from the Traveller Community who would like health-related information.  For more information call 069 61316

LK Charity Cycle Pictured at the press launch of the LK Charity Cycle recently were: Back Row: M. Carroll, P. Collins, S. Ahearne, D. McElligott, Minister J. Deenihan, M. Sheahan, J. O'Connor, Y. O'Connor, S. Ahern, M. Murphy, M. Murphy Notaro. Front Row: C. Carmody, H. Carmody, K. Mulvihill . The LK Charity Cycle event will take place on Easter Monday, April 25th. For further information see