by Kathleen Mullane


‘Out and About’


Well as I sit down to write my few lines this Monday night and look out at a dark sky, the wind blowing, the leaves and flowers in all directions, it’s more like a winter’s evening to say the least!. Many people have started to put on fires which they hadn’t done since April or May.

Then again we shouldn’t dwell too much on the weather “those from America love it – as they can’t breathe over there at the moment – thankfully we have no extremes and hopefully it will be nice and dry for the weekend, and the Bike race, which, no doubt, will bring many spectators to our small village and create business, and a great atmosphere for a change. There should be a ‘great buzz’ around the place and already Athea is looking well with all the ditches cut, the roads prepared, flowers set and signs erected. Above all it is hoped that the weekend will be accident free and enjoyed by everyone who visits Athea.

Congratulations go this week to Eilís and Leo Geoghegan who celebrated a double 50th Birthday on Saturday night last at the Top of the Town.

Congratulations also to Mary McAuliffe – an ardent Athea Bingo fan, who celebrated her 50th also on Monday last.

Congratulations and good wishes also go to Joe Kelly, son of Mary and Mick, who was married on Friday last to Tricia Carr of Drogheda.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Tommy Finn, who passed away over the weekend, having been ill for some time. Tommy had made many friends since he came to live in Athea and Paul Collins gave a lovely oration on his life at his Requiem Mass on Sunday. Cremation took place in Cork on Monday.

Sincere sympathy also goes to Sharon O’Donnell and the McCoy family of Templeathea on the quite sudden death of Eileen over the weekend, which made it 4 deaths in the family in just 18 months, which was very hard for them.

Sympathy also to Peggy Dalton of Knocknagorna on her sister Mary’s death recently. ‘May they all rest in peace’.


Athea United ‘A’ team are looking for a manager, so if you think you can do a good job contact Pat Mulvihill as soon as possible.