By Kathleen Mullane

‘Out and About’

Sincere congrats and good wishes go to John Collins, Templeathea (son of Mary Ellen and Denis) who was married recently to Sofie Devoldere n St. Dominic’s Church, Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Best wishes to the newly weds on this very happy occasion.

Congrats are extended also to Denis Barrett (son of Mary and Denis, Templeathea) who has become engaged to Anne Sheehan of Limerick. All the best to them for the future.

The wedding took place recently of Anne-Marie Crowley of Knockfinisk (daughter of Catherine and Billy) to Edwin Walsh of Knocknagoshel. The Nuptial Ceremony was performed by Fr. Michael O’Connor assisted by Fr. Bowen. A great day was enjoyed by family and friends at The Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. Congrats to the happy couple.

This weekend sees Marion and Jeremiah O’Connor of Upper Athea celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Wishing them many more years of health and happiness together.

On Thursday next, September 18th, the annual “Coffee Morning” in aid of Milford Hospice will take place as usual in the Memorial Hall from about 9.00am onwards. As always your support for this worthy occasion will be very much appreciated. So call in for a cup of tea or coffee and of course sample the lovely cakes and buns that are so willingly donated. Every Euro donated is a great help.

Well done to the U15 footballers who were deserving winners in Rathkeale in the County Final against Kildimo/Pallaskenry on Friday night last.

Unfortunately the girls weren’t as lucky on Saturday evening when they played Monagea in the County Final – however it was great to have got this far.

Best of luck to all those receiving their Junior Cert results today, Wednesday.

Look great and ‘keep in shape’ with Maggie – a wide range of fitness classes available in Abbeyfeale and Knockanure. For all class details ring Maggie on 087-9866533. Not to be missed!

The walking/jogging group have brought forward their start time from 8pm to 7.30pm each Tuesday & Thursday Night. All welcome

What glorious weather we are experiencing at the moment – everyone has “a spring in their step” – the ditches are drooping with lovely blackberries which, incidentally, I’ve recently read are extremely good for you along with blueberries and other purple fruits. They reduce cholesterol, high blood pressure, cysts and growths, polyps and swollen lymph glands, so get out there with your kids and grandchildren and get “blackberry-picking like everyone did before” and enjoy the benefits of this free fruit.