by Kathleen Mullane


‘Out & About’ 

Sincere congratulations and good wishes go to Hannah Scanlon of Dirreen Cross, who on Friday night last celebrated “a very important”  birthday, her 90th no less! She was joined by her family for the celebration at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee, where they all had an enjoyable night. And I’m told Hannah got a mobile phone for her birthday and is delighted with her new piece of modern equipment to keep in touch. Here’s to many more years of health and happiness to Hannah, she well deserves it.

Good wishes are also sent to Seamus Aherne of Parkana, Athea, who on Saturday last celebrated his 40th Birthday along with his family and friends. A great evening was enjoyed by all. Here’s to the next 10!

The very best of luck and congratulations to all our young boys and girls who graduated on Friday last from Athea NS. Their graduation Mass which was concelebrated by Fr Bowen and Canon Kelly was very touching and emotional for both students and parents indeed everyone who attended. A lot of preparation had gone into it, from the lovely singing of the N S Choir to the beautifully made Mass booklets, to the Graduation Certs presented by Mrs Watters  (Principal) and Mrs Heaphy.

Well done to all the teachers for their input and to the students to whom we wish all the very best as they climb up another step on “the ladder of life” and head off to Secondary School.

The Multi Sports camps for kids from 6-12 years  Mon to Fridays 10am – 2.30pm will take place at these nearby venues July 2nd -6th Moyvane, July 16th -20th at Athea. Aug 13th-17th Ballybunion. For more information you can contact Maggie Large on 087-9866533 or Brendan on 087-1515627. The cost is €50 per child with family reductions. 

The best of luck to the U-12’s girls who play the “B” Shield against Gerard Griffins in the Old Mill at 6.45 this Friday evening June 29th. Entry fee is €5 on the night for supporters.

Denny Mulvihill is doing a 1500 K Cycle from Mizen – Malin – Mizen to help little Glen Wilkie from Foynes (who has Cerebral Palsy ) to walk – Glen hopes that the €60k that’s needed for his operation in Boston will be raised in the near future through everyone’s generosity. Every Euro will help. Glen lives in Foynes and would be so delighted with any support he can get to take him for his operation to the USA.

Sincere congratulations to Philomena and Anthony Keeley of Templeathea on the recent birth of their baby girl, a little sister for Rhys, Sarah and Molly. Great excitement all around.