Happy Easter 

“May God bless you at Easter and keep you safe all year through

May God give you all the faith it takes to make your dreams come true

May his love and wisdom always help to guide you on your way

May his light shine down upon you now and bless you on Easter Day”

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter and as I write these notes this Monday night the sun is still shining. What a lovely time of the year and hopefully the good weather stays with us over the holiday period.

Sympathy is extended to Pat and Kathleen Mulvihill of Blaine on the recent death of their mother Peg. Many came to pay their last respects at Finucane’s Funeral Home on Thursday evening last. Burial followed Requiem Mass on Friday to Holy Cross. Sympathy also to relatives and friends. ‘May she rest in peace’.

The organisers of the ‘Vintage Run’ on Sunday wish to thank sincerely all the sponsors who made the day possible and a great success. Well done to all those who made the effort also and took part. They also wish to thank Tom O’Grady at Brown Joe’s for all his help and the great barbecue. Indeed a very enjoyable evening.

On Easter Saturday night “The Premier Blue Boys” will play at the Top of the Town for the Fianna Fáil Dance in support of Seamus Aherne’s campaign. There will be a raffle on the night and lots of spot prizes and proceeds will go towards doing up the old Library. Everyone is welcome for what promises to be a great night and we wish Seamus all the best as our local Rep.

Then on Easter Monday night there will be a ‘Trad Session’ at Brown Joe’s organised by the Athea Wrenboys and the Vintage group to raise money for Sandra O’Sullivan’s sister Martina Tierney of Templeglantine who has MS and is confined to a wheelchair. This will take place from 6-10pm – so please come along and support the cause.

Don’t forget the great “Car Boot Sale” on this Easter Sunday at the GAA Pitch from 10am (be there early for the bargains!). Anyone wishing to sell goods its just €10 to bring in your car full. There’s going to be a treasure hunt for the kids and teas and coffees available also. So come along and support the day and at the same time you will be helping Athea GAA and our up and rising young footballers.

Don’t forget the annual public Good Friday night A.A. Meeting at the Hall to which all are welcome.