Athea Fair Day

Josie O’Sullivan ToureenDonnell who celebrated her 80th birthday at home with her family on Sunday.

Athea Fair Day takes place on this Saturday, November 5th.

As always there will be lots to do and see and we hope that the weather will be kind to the dedicated committee members  as they put a lot of work into organising it each year. So be sure to come along and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.


Athea set to host Top Class

Fashion Show


Athea Road Race Club will hold a Fashion Show on this Friday 4th November @ The Gables, Athea, Co Limerick to help raise funds for Athea Festivals 2012, included in which is Athea Road Races.

(For more details see page 10….)


Athea Graveyards Collection


The annual Church gate collection for the upkeep of Templeathea and Holy Cross graveyards will be held this weekend Sat Nov. 5th/Sunday 6th at all Masses. Envelopes have been distributed throughout the parish and your support, as always, would be very much appreciated.


Athea & District Credit Union


The Credit Union will be closed this Saturday, November 5th due to the Fair Day. It will open instead on Friday evening, Nov. 4th from 6 to 8.30pm.


The Wrenboys are Coming

Athea’s contribution to Trad for Trócaire takes place on Saturday, November 12th. when the local Comhaltas branch combines with Athea Wrenboys to collect funds in the village. All the local hostelries will be visited during the course of the evening finishing up with a mighty session at Brown Joe’s. There will also be presentations made to Dean Griffin, son of Paul, Coole West, and Catherine Broderick, Cratloe, to celebrate their success in the All-Ireland in Cavan in August.

There is also a Trad for Trócaire fundraising session  at Mairéad’s, Moyvane on Friday, November 11th. All the monies raised go to Trócaire.

Foróige Youth Club

We need your help!!
Athea Foroige are taking part in a Science and Technology project.
We are looking for any parts of remote controlled cars /mechano / lights etc .
Any old, broken, used parts gladly taken.

Please contact Natalie on 087 060 7433.
Thank you.



Ireland’s Inaugural, First Bike on Scene (FBoS) qualification.


I would like to give you a story of motorcyclist’s many of which are members of the Athea Motorcycle Road Raceswww.athearaodracesgroup who last weekend Saturday 22 October underwent
Ireland’s Inaugural, First Bike on Scene (FBoS) qualification. The 2 day event was hosted by senior ambulance training official with the UK biggest ambulance service the the venue being the home of Athea Road Races, Gables Function room

The FBoS programme candidates spent an enjoyable 8hr day increasing their awareness of road, rider and pillion safety. Module one addressed the ” mechanism of injury”, followed by “Road traffic collisions (RTC) containment and management”, thereby maintaining their own and other road users safety. The rest of the day was spent gaining credible competence in many immediate care skills, such as: Helmet removal / Head and Neck control / Log roll skills (used for spinal injury risk) Snatch rescue and finally CPR at the scene.

All successful candidates are now looking forward to receiving their Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCoSE) , Faculty of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Certification. do not offer such a programme, but my Paramedic colleague Nick and I will be pursuing joint validation in 2012. The range of skills within this one day provider programme is a fantastic contribution to Motorcycle safety and skills of ” what to do”, when a Motorcyclist or motorist comes across a M/C RTC scene have a look at First Bike on scene

These two days of activity were planned to enable Myself and Paramedic colleague to become ROI – Irelands Only verified FBOS instructors with Joint Validation from and RCoSE. we intend to roll out this course to interested parties of motorcyclist and motorist over 2012

All candidates received Free FBOS RSA Hi Viz Vest / FBOS logo to carry on their M/C for just such an event
These pioneers are in the vanguard of innovation ready for action should they be called into practice. Several of the course members are active Athea CFR members too, and found their new skills complimented very well with their other Immediate Life support skills and practices.

We will be running the next FBOS programmes in Athea planned for

10 December

  • 9.00 – 17.00
  • Gables Function room
  • All motorist – motorcyclist welcome (no) prior First Aid – Life Support Training needed

call me or Email [email protected]  or [email protected]







Safe Talk Programme




Con Colbert Memorial Hall




Tuesday 15th November 2011


From 10am to 2pm




This is a 4 hour course run by the HSE


Certificate received on completion




Booking Essential on 087 1607290




“I am helping to bring this course to Athea to help create Community Awareness about suicide and to break the taboo associated with talking about suicide”




Mairead Quille