‘Happy Days’

Another few ‘Congrats’ and ‘happy days’ this week. Firstly, birthday wishes are extended to Kathleen Ambrose of Lower Dirreen, who celebrated her 40th birthday recently at Tralee Greyhound Track along with her family, relatives and friends. A great night was enjoyed by everyone.

Alice Cummane of Knockdown also celebrated an ‘important milestone’ on Saturday night last when a surprise 60th birthday party was sprung on her at her home by her family. Best wishes Alice on this special birthday.

Elaine Tierney of Templeathea and Robert Collins of Knocknagorna “tied the knot” on Friday last when they were married by Fr. Bowen here in Athea. Everyone had a marvellous day at Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. Best wishes to them for the future.

Well if you want to do a house clear-out, or indeed attic or garage, now is the time. Knockanure Community Centre are holding a ‘Table Top’ sale on Sunday, October 7th from 2-5pm in the centre. You can book a table for just €10 to sell your goods from, by ringing Mary on 068-49799 or 087-7528626. Previous sales were a great success with many bargains. So gather up those books, toys, unwanted gifts, knitwear, good condition clothes, ornaments or whatever you no longer need.

Also the centre are in the process of organising adult Irish Classes for beginners, in association with the Kerry Education Service, in October. Once again you are asked to ring the centre to book your place, to learn a ‘cúpla focal’ agus caint, comhrá agus craic will be the order of the day.

Hopefully the Vintage Rally will be a great family day out this Sunday with loads to do for both kids and parents alike from tug-o-war to fun-games, music and lots more. There will be a fundraising Irish night at J.P. Collins’ this Saturday night– everyone is welcome.

Sincere sympathy to my fellow correspondent Pat Brosnan on the death over the weekend of his brother Andrew. Many paid their last respects at Tagney’s Funeral Parlour in Castleisland before the removal to Lyreacrompane Parish Church. Burial followed Requiem Mass on Tuesday. ‘May he rest in peace’.

The annual Coffee Morning in aid of the Hospice takes place in the Hall on Thursday next, September 20th from approx 9.30am to 3.30pm. This is always a great fundraising day with huge support. So drop in, give a little donation and enjoy a chat, a cup of tea or coffee and of course the delicious cakes on offer!

The very best of luck to all those going on “The Tomathon” Athea to Dublin. Hopefully the feet and legs hold out, all for a great cause.