By Kathleen Mullane

‘Out & About’

Well wasn’t it great to see Patrick Langan of Glenagragra doing so very well on Saturday night last on ‘Winning Streak’ -with the added opportunity of getting to spin the wheel netting the grand sum of €53,000 in total. They say “it’s better to be born lucky than rich”. Congrats Patrick and here’s to continued good luck.

Congrats and good wishes are also extended to Diarmuid Collins of Templeathea who celebrated his 40th birthday recently at Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale along with his wife Tina, family and friends. A great night was enjoyed by everyone.

Don’t forget next weekend is our parish Sacristan’s collection. And with both Ann Mulvihill and Carol O’Connor doing a great job, we are very luck to have 2 hard working ladies to help out. Please give as generously as you can.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Micheál, Tom and Jim Brosnan on the recent death in England of their sister Kathy Tappam. ‘May she rest in peace’.

Athea Community Games thank sincerely all who gave so generously to their Church gate collection at the weekend. The games are a great asset to our young people.

Well after 6 nights of Athea’s Drama production of ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’ – great credit is due to all concerned for their excellent show which incidentally played to packed audiences each night. Again many congrats to all those who put in endless hours for months in preparation and to all those who work endlessly behind the scenes.

Yoga continues in the hall until the end of February with Linda Mumbray. There will be no yoga in March, but will resume on 3rd April. Everyone is welcome, newcomers also.

Can you believe Tuesday next February 28th is ‘Pancake Tuesday’ – so once again the pans will be hopping and pancakes will be ‘flipped’ all over the place –  I’m sure the kids will keep all the mom’s very busy in the kitchens!

A concert is being organized in the very near future by Donal de Barra and the Comhaltas group to raise money to send some of our youth as volunteers to Lourdes in June. The concert will be held here in Athea Church and I’m sure it would help if there were any musicians, singers, dancers etc in the area they would be very welcome to take part. There will be a raffle on the night and voluntary contributions will be gratefully received.