A scene from ‘Stop it Nurse’ with Tony Halpin, Damien Ahern and Jack Denihan

A scene from ‘Stop it Nurse’ with Tony Halpin, Damien Ahern and Jack Denihan


‘Am le Chéile/Time Together’ features 13 tracks, including a mixture of tunes and songs. Maura, who originally hails from Knockfinisk, Athea, and now lives in Kilcolman, is an established artist performing locally and internationally for the past 30 years. This is Maura’s first solo production and was inspired through her ongoing musical engagement with residents of St. Ita’s Community Hospital and local nursing homes.

Many songs were gifted to her through the memories of these elderly residents, transporting them to bygone times, It was through this exchange that Maura furthered her appreciation for the profound impact that music and song have at any stage of one’s life.

The second launch will be at the Top of the Town, Athea on Friday, 14th February at 9pm. Lots of music and craic ensured at both venues

CDs are on sale from reception in St. Ita’s, CD launch parties and at Maura’s ongoing performances. Cost of CD is €15 with a percentage of the proceeds being generously donated to the ‘Friends of St. Ita’s.

Athea Drama Group

Athea Drama Group performed in front of full houses again last weekend. Cars were parked as far away as the graveyard which is a spectacle that hasn’t been witnessed in Athea for a long time. Apologies to those who were refused entry as a result of the large attendance.

To cater for those who were turned away it was decided to stage the show for one final weekend on Saturday night February 8th and Sunday February 9th at Con Colbert Memorial Hall at 8pm. All proceeds from the Sunday night will go towards Chernobyl. With laugh out loud scenes and one liners by the minute, this play offers a great night’s entertainment. Please be there early to secure a seat!

West Limerick Sinn Féin

Traffic Calming Measures Welcomed

Martin Ferris T.D. has welcomed the announcement by Minister Leo Varadkar of funding amounting to €465,000 for traffic calming measures in Templeglantine on the N21. He received the good news in the Dáil on Tuesday.

The local Sinn Féin candidate Séamus Browne said that this was an issue with the people of the area for some time. “With lots of wedding receptions and gatherings in the village this measure will hopefully reduce the possibility of accidents. Likewise many church goers have to cross this busy road and now we can look forward to a safer future. I am delighted with this news.”