Competitors at the start of the Adventure Run on Sunday last

Competitors at the start of the Adventure Run on Sunday last

Athea Tidy Towns 

‘Working With/Under the Sun’ 

It has been another busy week for our volunteers as we rush to maintain the village and keep the flowers watered during judging season and the recent heat wave. The heat is really helping the flowers to bloom and to look their best. Many buildings on Colbert Street have received a fresh coat of paint, with many consulting with local artists to choose the best colours to make the most impact. Painting really makes a difference to the street and we applaud local homeowners for their support – be assured it doesn’t go unnoticed. Also thanks to Kathleen Ambrose of ‘Athea  Hairstylists’  who ensured her new signage was Bi-lingual which is a requirement of Tidy Towns Judges.

Elizabeth Dunn was busy this week updating our Anti Litter/Waste Minimisation Display at CD Printing, and it is indeed eye catching! Thanks to Danny and Lillian for allowing us this window space.

Some cosmetic work has been completed on Wren’s Shop on the Abbeyfeale Rd and it has now been returned to its former glory. Special Thanks to  John O Connell who has recently painted the building and always maintains the area to such a high standard. The fence on the Glin Road has also been painted by our volunteers which will look lovely as our Rich Red roses begin to bloom.

Congratulations to the GAA on their successful walk/fun Run on Sunday. Everyone agrees the grounds are looking fantastic after recent improvement works. Two large planters are to be erected here this week. Many thanks to Aine and Diarmuid O’Riordan who have kindly sponsored the planting of these tubs.

Three creamery churns have been painted up and placed at the Old Creamery in Athea and are looking fantastic. Many thanks to our president Thady Hunt for carrying out this project. Also thanks to his son John Hunt who is always willing to help us out with his tractor!

We welcomed reporter Norma Prendiville to Athea on Monday Evening last and provided her with a walking tour of the village and the many projects we have completed to date. She was pleasantly surprised by the work we have undertaken in the village and especially the Fairy Mountain! Keep an eye out for her article and photos in the Limerick Leader in the coming weeks…

Our 5k/10k run is going ahead on July 6th at 3pm. We hope this run will be well supported as no expense has been spared in our village this year and fundraising is vital for us to continue making a positive impact on our village – please spread the word.

Athea & District Credit Union

Athea & District Union are currently promoting a savings plan for children from birth to 6th class.

You may be aware that nationally credit unions have just celebrated GR8 Savers Week, an initiative to start children saving.

Having their own savings account helps children to learn how to manage their money. The KEY is not how much they save – but developing the habit of saving little and often, a habit many of us as adults wished we had developed earlier in our years!!!

We feel there are numerous benefits in the immediate, short and long term in educating your child about money.

Our new promotion is to get your child started on the road to financial security. For every account opened over the next 2 months, we will lodge €5.00 for the child as well, an added bonus!!!

If your child is already an existing member all they have to do is call into us with a lodgement and the €5.00 from us will be added to their savings balance as well.

The following is required to open an account. The child’s PPS number and either their passport or birth cert. The parent or guardian needs to have their PPS number, a photo ID and a recent utility bill (within the last 3 months) or a bank statement (within the last 3 months).

*Terms and conditions do apply.

So don’t delay – Call in today

Athea Fine Gael

The Athea Fine Gael Branch would like to thank everyone who contributed to the annual church gate collection last weekend.

The Branch would also like to thank those that supported the party’s candidates during the recent Local Elections.

Annual Day Trip

Our annual day trip this year will be going to visit Áras an Uachtarán on Tuesday, July 15th. Due to security reasons all names need to be forwarded to the Áras by June 29th at the latest and photo I.D. will be required on the day. To secure your place contact Marie Wrenn 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon 087-9865005