Tom O’Connor receiving the Desmond League Referee’s Fair Play Award with Liam O’Connor and Tony Fitzmaurice at the Courtenay Lodge Hotel on Monday night last

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 The annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses this coming weekend, May 19th and 20th. Proceeds go towards the County Fleadh which will be held in Limeick University over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Every branch in the county has to contribute €400 to the fleadh fund and also €75 towards the running of the Munster Fleadh which will be held in Dungarvan in July. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Draw Night at the Top of the Town.

 On Friday May 18th Athea Golf Society are holding a night of music, song grub and craic at the Top of the Town. There will be a major draw on the night for prizes includung €300, other cash prizes and numerous spot prizes. Every member of the society was given draw cards to sell and the response is fantastic All proceeds go to “Brú Columbanus” a charity that looks after the  accommodation of seriously ill patients while they are in hospital. Everybody welcome.



 West Limerick Craft Businesses will be among those showcased at the “Voluntary Arts Week” programme which will run from May 12th-20th in the Hunt Museum Gift Shop in Limerick City.  The local craft businesses are among a group of eight who recently completed a five week “Developing Your Craft Business” training course which was organized exclusively for the craft sector by West Limerick Resources under the Rural Development Programme.




 West Limerick Resources will host a local heritage and countryside recreation seminar in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle starting at 9.30am on Saturday May 26th.  The seminar aims to raise awareness of the development potential of these sectors for both the private and community and voluntary sector and of the funding and supports available from West Limerick Resources.  Further details to be announced shortly.


Katie Byrne, Gortnagross, 4th place in U8, and Kathlin Enright, Lower Direeen, Gold Medal, (1st place) in U10 , in the Limerick Gymnastics Community Games held in Foynes on 9th May. Kathlin goes on to represent Limerick in the Community Games finals in Athlone in August.