By Kathleen Mullane

‘Out & About’ 

A free basic internet skills 10 hour training programme will be coming to Athea Library in September/October. Topics covered include introduction to the internet, internet safety and security, email search engines etc. This course is open to everyone and will be the first training course to be held in the newly refurbished  library. For further information or to book a place contact Damien Ahern on 087-9042477.

Plans of the newly proposed church car park are in different locations and shops etc in the village. Fr. Duggan has them put up to give everyone an idea of what the new extension will look like when it’s completed.

Congrats and good wishes are extended to Christopher Barrett and Sharon of Lower Rd, Athea who were blessed with their first baby recently, a little girl they are calling Emily. We congratulate the proud grandmother Agatha Barrett of Markievicz Park also.

Our eldest citizen passed away this week namely Molly White of Gortnagross, Athea who was in her 99th year. Many came to sympathise with her family and relatives at Kelly’s on Saturday evening. Burial took place in Holy Cross on Sunday after requiem mass. Sympathy is extended to the Casey family and relations on her death. ‘May she rest in peace’.

Sympathy also goes to Derek Byrne of Gortnagross on the recent death of his mother Emily last week. So soon after his father had passed away just weeks ago. ‘Go ndeana Dia trocaire le na h’anam’.

Josie Golding (sister of Agatha Barrett & Birdie Kinsella, Athea) was also laid to rest this past week, having reposed at Riedy’s funeral home NewcastleWest. Sympathy to her immediate and extended family. ‘May the light of heaven be hers’.

Hannah Mai Collins, The Nurseries, Upper Athea lost her brother Michael Sheehy suddenly also last week. Michael was a native of Lyreacrompane/Ardfert. Sympathy goes to Hannah Mai and all the Collins family. ‘May he rest in peace’.

Our oldest parish resident now (since Molly White passed) is Nan Hurley who is also in her late nineties. Nan’s sister-in-law Helen stack of Templeglantine was also laid to rest this Monday in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. ‘May the light of heaven shine on her’ 

What a sight to behold on Sunday morning last when nearly 500 cyclists pedaled their way through Athea on the cycle run ‘Remembering Zoe’ all doing their utmost for the various charities that would benefit from their hard work. Well done to all who took part.