By Kathleen Mullane



Sincere congrats and good wishes are extended to Bernie and Henry Reidy of Colbert Street who celebrated their ‘Golden Jubilee’ – 50 years of wedded bliss on Saturday evening last. Family, relations and friends rallied around and gathered at their home for the event where everyone had a great evening. Best wishes to them both for many more years to come with continued good health.

Congrats are also extended to Maireád Tierney of Templeathea and Shane McEnery of Moyvane who were blessed with their first baby, a little boy they are naming Tadhg. The couple live in Canada. Congrats are also sent to the first time grandparents Margaret and Ted Tierney of Templeathea.

Well the long awaited Leaving Cert results are out today Wednesday and hopefully it will be ‘joy’ all around for our students whose college places are dependent on their points. But at the end of the day, there’s always something out there for everyone. And the message is ‘Keep Safe’ as they celebrate and remember “there are many roads to the top of the mountain”.

Hopefully all those travelling to Knock on the parish outing this Wednesday will have a lovely prayerful and peaceful day.

Well it’s great that our parish has 2 connections with the Rose of Tralee this year. Kirstin Stack from the USA is niece of Mary Murray and grand-daughter of Norrie Stack, Cratloe.  And we also have teacher Marie Hennessy of Rooska, representing Limerick. So Athea will hopefully be shouting on the two girls and hope they get to the dome in Tralee after the initial selection which brings it down from 65 to 35 girls.

I loved Domhnall’s piece in last week’s newsletter entitled “Saturday Night”. I’m sure many of our generation can identify with his piece. We had the ‘polishing of the shoes’ also on a Saturday night – just wondering would today’s generation know what ‘shoe-polish’ is. We were sent down to Maireád & Pa Mullane’s every Saturday for 1lb rashers, 1lb sausages and ½ lb of ham. We thought the journey down to Mullane’s was long but the rashers cut off a big piece of bacon were lovely – no water running out of them in the pan those days when cooking.

Thanks to all those who handed in dresses, bags etc for “The Make a Wish” at Bank of Ireland, Listowel on Thursday 25th August at 6.30pm. All welcome.