by Kathleen Mullane


‘Out and About’


You are asked to support the fund-raising Irish night on this Sunday night at the Top of the Town from 7-9pm in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Fund. All entertainers are most welcome, singers, musicians and dancers alike, as well as story tellers etc. Anne and Willie Flavin would be delighted if you joined in.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gretta Enright, along with her sons Padraig and Raymond on the death last week of Patie. Patie was known far and wide when he filled the dance halls with “The Western Star Céilí Band” and later on with Timmy O’Keeffe and “The Boys in Blue”. The huge crowds that came to pay their last respects at the family home were testimony to his popularity. He was laid to rest in Holy Cross on Friday last. “Go ndeana Dia trocaire le na hanam”. 

Well done to the Tarbert Comp 1st years who took on Causeway in the school on Monday last. 6 of the girls are on the U-14’s Athea Vixens team coached by Trish Phillips Ahern – namely Aisling O’Shea, Megan Broderick, Molly Denihan, Laura Curry, Aoife McDonagh and Grace Leahy.

Best wishes to all those from the parish who are in hospital at the moment hopefully they are all on the road to recovery and will be out and about very soon. 

Congratulations to Pat Brosnan who received a special award from Comhaltas on Sunday last in Mallow- Domhnall de Barra accepted the award on his behalf. We wish Pat well, congrats also to my Aunt Daisy Kearney who also received an award.

The dates have been set for Confirmation Day for 5th/6th classes in Athea NS, it’s the 9th of March – which they are busy preparing for – Communion Day for the 2nd class boys and girls is Sat May 12th.

A very interesting programme as I’m writing this Monday night on 3e – “Black-market Ireland” – showing Henry Street, Dublin and what’s for sale in the market there. All fake imitations of “designer bags” Man United jerseys, perfumes, make-up etc. And at Dublin Airport seizures of medicines, tablets etc all destined for markets and night clubs – many ordered over the internet. And more dangerously knives and other lethal weapons which no doubt could be used to kill or maim some innocent victim.  Maybe we would be better off without internet technology.