John Geoghegan pictured on his 30th birthday with his girlfriend Karen Greaney of TempleAthea

John Geoghegan pictured on his 30th birthday with his girlfriend Karen Greaney of TempleAthea

Graveyard Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Ahavoher Cemetery, Galebridge, on Monday, August 1st at 8pm. A big number of Athea people have family members buried in this cemetery and everyone is welcome to attend.

Irish Night

Athea CCE are holding an Irish Night in White’s Bar on this Friday, July 29th. Everybody welcome including musicians, singers, story tellers etc.


The Striolán Céilí Band will be the star attraction at the Annual Céilí in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in Knockaderry Community Hall on Friday, August 5th. Dancing 9.30-12.30.  Teas served.  Contact Teresa Lenihan for further details on 087 9427259.

 ‘The Banks of the Abha Bhán’

Donie Nolan from Kilcolnam launched his new CD recently at the Devon Inn Hotel.  It is available for sale for €15 at Brouder’s Shop, Athea and in all the following outlets: Moloney’s Daybreak and Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry Curley’s Post Office, Ardagh Hanley’s Shop Creeves Cross, O’Connor’s Newcastle West, Lyons’ Abbeyfeale and also in shops in Glin and Paddy O’Rourke’s Shop, Ballyhahill.

Clounmacon Re-union

Clounmacon Re-Union 1962 Class and film “Rolling Back the Years” will be held in Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 29th July at 9.00pm. Film is 70mins long with footage of the children and people of Clounmacon in 1962.

Theresa and Tony O’Halloran’s grandchildren Stephanie, Tony and Nathan Ambrose (Gortnagross) are featured in the film milking cows by hand.

Also the unveiling of a plaque and a guided tour of the black ditch will take place on Saturday 30th July at 2 0’clock at the Clounmacon Community Centre.


If anyone in the parish or outside has a photograph of the opening of the Con Colbert Hall by the late President Childers it would be very much appreciated if you could get in touch. Photo can be copied and original returned.  Ph: 068-42533