Sincere congratulations and good wishes are extended to Pauline and Patsy Kelleghan of Knocknagorna who celebrated their “50th” Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night last along with their family at The Devon Inn Hotel. A great night was enjoyed by all. Wishing them all the very best of health and happiness for many years to come.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Jim McMahon of Upper Athea on the death of his wife Mary (nee O’Keeffe of Knocknagoshel) who was laid to rest on Monday last in Knockanure following Requiem Mass here in Athea. Sympathy also to her daughters Nora and Mary Theresa and son Dan, relatives and friends. ‘May the light of heaven be hers’.

Don’t forget Athea NS have their Sponsored Walk on this Thursday, April 3rd starting from the school at 11am. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the walk. All the schoolchildren have sponsorship cards and whatever you can afford to give it will be very welcome. All money raised will go towards the renovation of the old school building. Athea NS is really a wonderful, modern building almost.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gerty Mulcaire (nee Danaher) whose husband Dan died unexpectedly over the weekend. He will repose at home in Doon Rd., Ballybunion this Wednesday from 4.30 –  7.30pm. Mass will be in Duagh Church on Thursday with burial afterwards in Ballybunion. Sympathy to his family John, Gráinne, Fiona and Dan, relations and friends. ‘May he rest in peace’.

Don’t forget this Saturday, April 5th sees the launch at O’Halloran’s Nursery at 2pm of the Blueberry Home Bakery Coffee House and Tea Room. Councillor Liam Galvin will preside over the opening. All proceeds on the day will go to MS Ireland. There will be loads of activities for the kids on the day and isn’t it great to see new things “starting up” rather than “closing down” for a change – it’s great to support new enterprises in our parish.

Thanks is extended to all who supported ‘Daffodil Day’ on Friday last here in Athea. Gretta Enright and Anne O’Keeffe giving of their time standing at the collection point and indeed any others who may have helped out in various other places. It was great to see so many wearing the little yellow flowers on their clothing.