Splendid views enjoyed by walkers in Rooskagh on Monday in glorious sunshine.

Splendid views enjoyed by walkers in Rooskagh on Monday in glorious sunshine.

Athea Community Council Library Project

Good news for Athea Community Council. Planning permission for the refurbishment and extension to the Library has been granted by Limerick County Council. From now on the proceeds of our weekly lotto “Lucky Numbers” will go towards this project. The people of Athea can be proud of the contribution they have made to developing the village, especially the footbridge, which is totally paid for at this stage. The cost of doing up the library won’t be anywhere near the cost of the footbridge but times are different now and money is scarce but we are still confident that we can, with your continued support, create another amenity in the  village. With this in mind we appeal to anyone who might be able to sell a few tickets to friends and neighbours to give us a hand each week. The 6 months and 1 year tickets are also available from  the Cairde Duchais office. We take this opportunity to thank all who have so generously contributed so far.

Athea Tidy Towns

After a busy start to our Tidy Towns year, we are hopeful that this year our efforts will result in a large increase in points. Enough cannot be said about our many helpers who have gone out of their way to help out by improving the look of our beloved village.

Now that the weather has improved and judging may be as little as 4 weeks away, we now plan to arrange two clean-ups a week for the summer months on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9am assembling outside the hall. Each week we will have priority areas to attend to and  we would ask you to please bring along shovels, brushes, paint brushes etc. Gloves and Tidy Towns visibility jackets will be provided!!  The more help we have, the more we can achieve.

Our nine raised timber beds on the Carrigkerry Road were recently filled with topsoil. We are now respectfully seeking for sponsors for these flower beds. We would gladly welcome sponsorship from any families, individuals, businesses or local groups interested in  contributing towards our work. The cost of sponsoring a bed for the year will be €150.  Already we have had a few families come forward committing to a bed so if you are interested in sponsoring a bed please get in contact with any member of the committee or we can be contacted on 087 9042477.

This Saturday, May 11th we will have wildlife expert Geoff Hunt visiting our village to conduct one of two wildlife surveys. Geoff will be surveying the birds, mammals, flowers etc in the area,  He needs our help in conducting this survey and would welcome as many people as possible to turn up  Saturday morning at 9.45am outside the hall to explore the wildlife with him, especially any children, families with a keen interest in wildlife. Please bring along a rain jacket and appropriate shoes!

Lastly, I would like to express a big thank you to everyone  who has contributed in any way to our work. The support and well wishes we have received has exceeded all expectations. Little did we know that at our 1st meeting (just shy of a year ago)  tidy towns would be such a success in Athea! Long may it last….