by Kathleen Mullane

Out & About

Well, a week already gone in October- and many of us haven’t pulled out “the winter clothes yet”, we can still see the “painted toes peeping out of the sandals and tee shirts not jumpers and cardigans are still the norm, the mild temperatures have been a “great boost” to everyone, sparing turf and oil for every family. On Saturday last the temperatures were in the mid 20’s, so unusual for October weather, everyone is in good form and it’s unusual to see rain – only 79 days to Christmas, can you believe it!!

Congrats to Pat I Mulvihill of Hillside Drive who celebrated his 60th birthday over the weekend along with family and friends. Everyone had an enjoyable night in Donie’s.

Well done also to Pius Collins-Lower Athea whose horse “The Poacher” won recently at Ballylongford Races.

Don’t forget the grand fund raising quiz on this Friday night Oct 11th which has been organised by Athea Coiste Na nog as a fund raiser for the very worthy Milford Hospice. John Hunt is acting as quiz master on the night. There will be a raffle also and donations of spot prizes would be welcome. Your support for this worthy cause would be very well received.

The Athea walking/jogging group will now meet at the earlier time of 7.30pm every Tues and Thurs night. All are welcome.

Liz O’Sullivan (of Athea Ladies Football Group) has tickets for the Limerick Ladies Co Board. Tickets are €15 each, so if you want a night out-put Oct 24th in your diary. The venue being ‘The Woodlands’ in Adare. Contact Liz O’Sullivan on 087 6699783

The death took place on Thursday last of my near neighbour Mai Mullane of Templeathea. Mai hadn’t been in great health for a while-however she never complained and bore her pains and aches with dignity. A ‘Real Lady’ to say the least, quiet and unassuming, who liked to read and keep in touch with everyday events. She was in her eighties when she passed away. Many came to pay their respects at the family home over the weekend. Her requiem mass was concelebrated with Fr Denis her son being the Chief Celebrant. Over 20 priests were in attendance at the mass and all joined in the beautiful singing with Maura and Donie Nolan and their group. It was “uplifting” to say the least. Burial followed in Holy Cross. Sincere sympathy goes to her sister, her daughter Mary, sons Fr Denis, John, Liam and Gerard, relatives and friends.”May she rest in peace”.