by Kathleen Mullane


‘Out and About’


An exciting game to look forward to on this Thursday evening in Knockdown between old friends and rivals Carrig Celtic when they take on Athea United in the B Cup final (Div 1) at 7.30pm. No doubt they would appreciate all the support they can get.

Congratulations and good wishes go to Eileen O’Sullivan of Glasha, who on Saturday night last had a very enjoyable get-together of relatives friends and work-mates at the Top of the Town to mark her retirement from St Ita’s Hospital in Newcastle West having worked there for many years and was very popular with staff and patients alike. Wishing her many years of restful happiness along with her husband Jim.

“Boxercise” classes continue in the hall each Thursday morning from 10-11am. The classes are a brilliant way of keeping fit and especially now with the summer around the corner. They are done through West Limerick Resources and everyone is more than welcome- so come along and you definitely will feel the benefit.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Lillian O’Carroll (editor of the Athea Newsletter) on the recent death of her father Mossy Fitzgerald of Park, Athea, who had so lovingly been looked after at his home up until the time of his death. Sympathy to his daughters, sons, relatives and extended family.

Sympathy also to Marion and Paddy and Jimmy Dalton on the death over the weekend of their mother Mary of ‘Danlcon’ Upper Athea and formerly of Dirreen and also to her many relatives and a large circle of friends. ‘May the light of Heaven be theirs’

Details for the Church painting are now available from Fr Bowen at the Parochial House. Interested parties must have their own insurance and contact him as soon as possible.

 A ‘Special’ Mass for both the Junior and Leaving Cert students from the Parish and beyond will be held here in the Church on Tuesday night next June 5th at 7.30pm. This is “The Mass of the Holy Spirit” and hopefully he will descend on each and every one of them. The very best of luck to them all as they start their exams on Wednesday next June 6th.

Well, I suppose we’re never happy – a few weeks ago we were complaining of the cold and rain, last week we were complaining for a couple of days that it was “too hot” – maybe we should be taking a SIESTA from 2-4pm as they do in Spain!

Well done to all the Communion children who on Saturday night last did a beautiful Crowning Of Our Lady ceremony. Congratulations to the choir also and Fr Bowen.