Hannah Scanlon celebrating her 95th Birthday with family and friends last weekend.


Athea Tidy Towns

The village continues to look well with the flowers in full bloom. Thanks to all who came forward volunteering to water flowers, your assistance is much appreciated.

The Library received the first stage of its makeover this week. The building looks great and really stands out as one enters from the Abbeyfeale Road.

Thanks to Fr. Duggan who organised for the church grounds and presbytery to be power-washed over the last week. With this ‘working together’ attitude, much can be achieved in the parish.

The bottle banks were in a sorry state over the weekend. The bins were full and many bags full of bottles were left beside the bins. We appeal to users of this facility not to dump bangs near the bottle banks. Instead, please return at a later date.

Thanks to Kevin O’Keeffe who contacted us to volunteer to paint the railing at the pedestrian entrance to Rathronan. Anyone else out there willing to give a hand with a project, please get in touch.

Memorial Mass

A memorial mass for the late (Seán) Dr. John Barrett R.I.P., Fairy St. will take place on this Friday, June 30th at 7.30pm in Athea Church.

Athea Day Trip

This year’s day trip will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. Venue: Japanese Gardens and National Stud, Kildare. Bus leaving Newcastle West at 7.15am via Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Athea (8 o’clock) on to Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Adare, South Court Hotel. For more information contact

Marie 087-7674832, Joan 087-9865005

Sacristan’s Collection

The Sacristan’s collection for Ann & Carol will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July. Envelopes can be got in the church. Your support is appreciated.

Trip to Knock

Bus going to Knock on Thursday, July 27th (Mullane’s Coach). Fare: Adults €20, children €5. Names and fare can be handed in to Rose’s Shop. Book now to secure your place.

Limerick Community Games

Limerick Community Games held their Athletics day Mungret  last weekend

Thanks to the children from Athea who took part in the various different races and long puck, and who all ran very well. Well done to Tomas Ahern on reaching the final of the U10 100m where he ran a great race. Thanks to the parents who helped out on the day.

Charity Walk

A charity walk in aid of Children’s Cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie will take place on Sunday July 9th  on Ballybunion Beach at 1 pm sharp. Registration from 12 noon, with balloon release at 12.45 pm.  Everybody welcome.