Ryan Woulfe, Adam Somers and Fionn Histon who competed in their first Tae Kwondo competition in Lixnaw on Sunday last


Calling all residents of Athea, we need your help! Have you an hour to spare and would you like to make a positive impact to our pretty village? If so, please come along Tuesday night (June 19th) assembling at the Community Hall at 7:30pm. Gloves will be provided but please bring along any shovels, hoes, brushes or any gardening tools you may have.


“A Mighty Man”

A documentary film about the life of Father Gerry Roche, “A Mighty Man” is on sale for 10 Euro at Brouders shop in Athea. For more information, or to order it to be shipped directly to you, please contact:[email protected] or 085 177 5092. 


St. Vincent De Paul

Annual Holiday

The annual holiday at the Towers Holiday Home in Ballybunion will be from July 14th to 20th 2012.

Early booking is necessary. Please contact any of the following numbers  068-52953 / 087-2265941 / 068-42123 or any member of St. Vincent de Paul.


Important Notice From Athea Community  First Responders 

On Saturday 23 June, we are holding a training course for the following topics.

Adult, Infant & Child CPR and Choking along with use of Defibrillator.

This course is HSE recognised and you will be awarded a certificate from Irish Heart Foundation upon successful completion.

There are 2 time slots available: 09:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Course is available to any person aged 16 or over.

Something to ponder!!

Athea Parish is a long way from Limerick or Tralee hospital so immediate CPR and prompt use of a Defibrillator gives the victim of a Cardiac Collapse a much better chance than doing nothing while waiting for an Ambulance to arrive.

If interested please contact Sean Liston on 087 258 9872 after 6pm in the evening.


Ireland’s Music Day


 Ireland’s Music Day  – June 21st


“Craic agus Ceol Cois Gáile”


Open Air celebration of music, song &

set-dancing by

Athea C.C.E. 


Markievicz Park 

Bar-b-que etc. 

(weather permitting)


Fianna Fáil Outing 

The annual Fianna Fail outing will take place on Tuesday, July 17th to Rathwood, Tullow, Co. Carlow.

For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 068-42524 / 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon on 087-9865005



An attempt to break the Guinness World Record in the largest gathering of people dressed as nuns will take place on June 30th at 5.30pm in Emmets GAA Grounds, Listowel.
Registration Fee €20 which includes Nun Costume. Black shoes must be worn not included.
All fundraising for Pieta House Centre.
Registration in Listowel at Easons, Finesse, Cristy’s & John B. Kean’s.
On line registration on Facebook.                                     Nunday


Notes from West Limerick Resources Ltd.

Help Raise Awareness of the Digital TV Switchover: 

Those currently receiving their TV signal from an aerial will now be seeing a caption on their screen saying “24 October”.  This means that unless you take action you will no longer receive a television signal after October 24th 2012.  West Limerick Resources are currently operating the Community Outreach Digital Switchover Programme and are asking for your help to identify those locally who will need a little assistance and make sure that they get it including older people living alone, those with literacy and other learning difficulties and those with few social networks.  A ‘Reach Out and Switch Over’ Week will run nationally from June 25th to July 1st.

Communities interested in holding events in the West Limerick area to help raise awareness of the Switchover as well as individuals who would like to volunteer their time to help in the effort  are asked to contact Clint on 069 62222 or email [email protected]

 West Limerick To Play Part in Ireland Reaching Out: 

West Limerick Resources are delighted to announce that John Joe Conwell from Ireland Reaching Out Headquarters will hold an information session on Thursday June 28th in the Rathkeale House Hotel at 7.30pm.  Offering an opportunity for individuals and communities to learn how they can get involved and benefit from the initiative, the event is free of charge and open to all.    Ireland Reaching Out is an Irish government sponsored initiative established to connect people of Irish heritage abroad with the parish where their ancestors originated from Ireland.  It will offer local parish communities an extraordinary opportunity to extend the numbers of people committed to their parish by inviting its own Diaspora worldwide to become involved in their place of origin.