By Kathleen Mullane

‘Happy Occasions’ 

Well it was indeed a week of ‘Happy Occasions’ these past few days. On Thursday night last the hall was filled to capacity for the annual Athea Tidy Towns Fashion Show. Once again the committee “left no stone unturned” to make the night a huge success and well done to them, they do great work in the Athea community and deserve continued support.

On Friday last Kim O’Grady, daughter of Tom and Marcella of Brown Joe’s Bar, was married in Ballyhahill to Thomas Mulvihill, son of Margaret and John. A great day was enjoyed by one and all at the Devon Inn. Congrats and good wishes to the newly weds.

Another ‘happy occasion’ on Saturday last when Christina Murphy, daughter of Betty and Charlie, Hillside Drive, was married here in Athea Church to Michael Costello of Asdee. The sun shone out for the happy couple and all had a lovely reception at the Devon Inn Hotel.

Well the “happiest of occasions” was celebrated by Mary and Jim Herbert of Coole recently when they had their 50th – Golden Jubilee wedding celebrations at Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale with their family. Sincere congrats to Mary and Jim.

Mary and Ned O’Keeffe of Gortnagross did ‘10’ more years than Mary and Jim celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary – indeed a great milestone. Congrats and best wishes to both couples for the next years ahead.

 A happy occasion for Yvonne and Eamon Roche of Templeathea who were blessed with their new baby girl Rachel, a little sister for Sarah.

On Sunday next you are asked to note that there won’t be any 11am mass due to the Synod. There will be a 9am mass instead.

Best of luck goes to Caroline Stack (nee Browne, daughter of Helen and Pat) who has recently started out on her new venture as a qualified driving instructor “Learn with Caroline”. We wish her the very best – anyone wishing to contact Caroline phone 087-8382255.

A reminder that the walking/strolling/jogging group meets at the hall each Monday and Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Both men and women are very welcome – all you need are ‘high-vis’ jackets.

Can you believe it – in a recent survey that Irish men are the most obese in Europe and women the 3rd most and in the very near future that both men and women in Ireland and England will be the most obese, indeed  a very frightening report. Workers sitting at desks all day are advised to get out and about