The Parent’s Association of Tarbert Comprehensive School are again holding their annual Fashion Show, which is s fund-raiser for the school, on Friday, March 8th. It will take place in ‘Ceol Corbraí’ in Glin at 8pm on the night with a cheese and wine reception beforehand. There will be loads of spot prizes and a special ‘door prize’ on the night. Tickets are just €10 and all parents, especially those who have children attending/or who have attended the school themselves, are asked to support this fundraiser. You can get your tickets and information from Anne on 087-2715367. Models on the night will be from the “Tarbert Comp Agency” -we will reveal no more!

On this Monday night February 25th the AGM of The Tidy Towns will be taking place at the hall at 8pm. The committee are especially looking for new members this year as they have lots of bits and piece3s to accomplish. Last year was really a successful year for the group and everyone in the parish and beyond admired the great look that was given to the village with flowers adorning every vacant spot, hanging baskets and unoccupied houses all painted. So anyone out there who has a bit of free time, is retired or unemployed and looking for something to do come along to the AGM – you’ll be glad you did.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Liamy Murphy and his family on the death last week of his wife Hannah at their home in Gortnagross after her illness. She was laid to rest in Holy Cross on Friday. May she rest in peace.

It was a busy and very successful week for all the Athea Vixen basketball teams from U-10s-U-16s. Skill, improvement and performance was evident in all teams across the board. The U-10 boys and girls won all their games in Tralee on Sunday in the National School age group. The U-16s beat Killarney Confars on Thursday. The U-14s won 2 games against the Confars and Glenbeigh Falcons, but met stiff opposition in Kenmare Falcons and narrowly lost.

Special thanks to the young coaches Aimee and Rachel Griffin, Laura Quille, Clodagh Histon, Áine O’Sullivan and Sam Ahern who take the younger kids “under their wings” and of course Trish Phillips Ahern, their trainer, an “Iron Woman”.

“Life on the Inside” a documentary shown on RTE 1 this Monday night looking at life inside Wheatfield Prison here in Ireland. It costs over €66,000 to keep one prisoner inside for a year and €45,000 if they are on good behaviour and transferred to an Open Prison for the rest of their sentence. Many have real good intentions on their release, but many are back again behind bars after a few weeks and back to square one.