Mary Woulfe and Eileen Woulfe with Chef Kevin Dundon (of TV's Afternoon Show) at "Taste of Dublin" in the Iveagh Gardens recently

New Vintage Club For Athea

A newly formed Vintage Club has been set up in Athea in recent days with the intention of hosting a Vintage Rally in the Village on Sunday, September 16th. This is good news for the Athea as so many other events have gone by the wayside this year. The committee will be holding a fundraising dance at the Top of the Town on this  Saturday, August 4th. Your support would be very much appreciated as it takes a lot of money to run such an event and in turn the day will generate much needed revenue for local businesses and create a buzz around the place.

Croagh Patrick Climb 

Bus going from the village on 12th August to climb Croagh Patrick, anyone interested contact 089 4225819 with €5 deposit to secure seat.


“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. 


West Limerick Resources Ltd


 The TÚS Initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people who are referred to us from the Dept. of Social Protection. West Limerick Resources is now accepting applications from community & voluntary organisations in the county who wish to be considered for inclusion in the TÚS initiative. The organisations must provide good quality work opportunities that are of benefit to the community.  Organisations with a proposed work placement should register with West Limerick Resources and submit a detailed proposal of the proposed work along with the number of participants required.  Contact West Limerick Resources on 069 77752/3



West Limerick Tourism in conjunction with SuperValu is currently running a schools photography competition for students of secondary schools based in the West Limerick area. There are 5 entry categories including SuperValu Tidy Towns & Villages, History Culture & Heritage, Landscape Natural & Built, Adventures Attractions and Activities and Sport.   Maximum of 2 entries per category per student allowed. Overall prize of an iPad with category prizes of an iPod Nano and Schools Prize also on offer. Entry to the competition is free.  Please note that all entry forms and photographs will be collected through the participating schools in September (Scoil Ide & Iosef Abbeyfeale, Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton, Hazelwood College Dromcollogher, Desmond College & SMI  Newcastle West, Salesian Secondary College Pallaskenry, Colaiste Na Trocaire Rathkeale and Cresent College Comprehensive Dooradoyle) Terms and conditions apply. For more information and entry form see:



Volunteers with experience of working or volunteering with older people are wanted to make phone calls to isolated older people one morning per week as part of the new West Limerick Phone Connect project.

All volunteers will be Garda vetted. The service offers a weekly phone call to older people and other isolated people in West Limerick in order to check in on them and have a chat. The service will be based in the vicinity of Newcastle West.  Contact Irene in West Limerick Resources at 06966298 or [email protected] for further details.



Those who receive their television signal from an aerial must take action before October 24th 2012 or risk their screen going blank when Ireland makes the switch to digital television.  The Community Outreach Digital Switchover Programme is now operating across the county and aims to ensure that everyone is prepared for the switch and is specifically targeting older people living alone, those with literacy and other learning difficulties and those with few social networks.  The initiative is heavily reliant on the Irish tradition of caring for our neighbours and we are asking communities to look around and help identify those locally who will need a little assistance and make sure that they get it.  For further information contact Clint at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222


Eoin O' Shea receiving a football from Brian Scanlon at the recent Cúl Camp in Athea