“Congratulations to one and All”

Firstly we send heartiest congratulations to Norma Brouder of Templeathea, daughter of Noreen and Gene, who over the weekend has become engaged to John Paul O’Riordan, son of Joan and Willie of Upper Dirreen, Athea. Indeed great celebrations all around.

Next we congratulate Caroline and Paudie Murphy (who now reside in Templeglantine) on the birth of their new baby girl they are calling Ava – a little sister for their young son Aaron. Congratulations are also extended to the proud grandparents Mag and Pa Sheehy of Lower Dirreen and no doubt auntie Sheila and Con Kearney are delighted with the new arrival also. 

It was a big celebratory birthday for Joe Ahern of Templeathea when he turned “50” at the weekend and celebrated with a party at Donie’s attended by family and friends. An enjoyable night was had by all. Congratulations to Joe on reaching this milestone.

Congratulations to the newly reformed Athea Vintage Club who have a new committee and are having their ‘Big Day’ this Sunday July 28th starting at 12 noon up in Gortnagross. There will be directions to the field in the village. This will be a great “Family Fun Day” out with something for everyone. There will be Sheaf-Tossing, a Dog Show, Pony Rides for the Kids, the Fastest Milker competition which should be interesting and much more! So come along view the Vintage vehicles, enjoy the activities and the parade that evening. We hope the weather stays dry for the occasion.

Well huge amounts of Turf have been removed from the surrounding bogs during the fine spell of the past few weeks, bales, silage and hay have been saved, so everyone is delighted to have their work done so early this year unlike last year when in many cases turf had to be left in the bogs. Now it seems we have a “DROUGHT” situation –one extreme to the other, however we shall not complain in case it rains again!

Congratulations again to the “Tidy Towns” people who have been watering the flowers in the village during the HEATWAVE, a lot of work involved. Incidentally if you’re passing any areas and see weeds appearing don’t be afraid to pull them like in the pansies area planted on the bridge, with everyone’s help Athea will definitely be the place to live in.