CFRs say Thank You

The Community First Responders (Registered Charity Number 20164973) want to say Thank You to everyone who gave so generously to their church gate collection last weekend.  €995.83 was collected.  This money will be used to maintain/purchase equipment and train new volunteers.  Training for new volunteers will take place on the 05th May.  Contact Rodge Byrne (086 3103233) for more information.  A reminder – in the case of an Emergency (out of hours) – cardiac arrest, chest pain, choking, heart attack or stroke, first ring emergency service (999 or 112).  It is helpful to have your eircode, as it is very useful for the ambulance service and saves you having to give directions.  Then ring the CFRs at 087 2737077.

Athea Community Games

Athea Community Games would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave so very generously to their recent Church gate collection.  We also wish to thank Brown Joe’s,  Mark Reidy for donating the proceeds of  their  ladies night (February) to Athea Community Games.  And finally thanks to Athea Drama Group for allowing us the proceeds from the TUC Shop.  All money collected will be used for the participation of the children  in Community Games.

Parachute Jump

Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”. Sponsorship cards are in the shops and pubs. Your support would be appreciated.

Baptismal Information Night

There will be a Baptismal Information Night in the Church Sacristy in Athea on Tuesday, March 13th at 8pm. Any parents wishing to baptize their babies must have this course completed beforehand.

Money Found

A sum of money was found in the Church on Saturday night last. Please contact Fr. Brendan Duggan.

Ladies Monthly Night Out

The next ladies night is on this Friday, March 2nd in Brown Joe’s with all the usual fun and games, quiz and bingo. The proceeds of this night will go to Headway who care for people with head injuries.

Thank You

Carol, the Sacristan would like to thank everybody who supported her collection on 10th/11th February.

Eileen McGrath R.I.P.

I am contacting you as my family was originally from Athea, my Grandparents Michael and May McGrath (Kennelly) had land in the area, which I understand is now where the wind turbines are, and which was then farmed by my grandfather’s sister’s family, the O’Connors, when my family left for England. I visited 3 years ago when we brought my Dad, Martin McGrath’s ashes home. I came from England with my aunt Eileen McGrath as she wanted to visit the place where she lived as a child.

Eileen sadly died on Friday 23rd Feb at the age of 74, her funeral will be on her birthday 9th March in Rendlesham, Suffolk. I am so glad she was able to bring me to the areas of Athea and Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane (her mothers family home) to show me where she grew up. I would like to let the community of Athea know that Eileen has passed, as there may be people who remember her from her school days. I would be happy for anyone who knew Eileen to contact me. She was always so proud of her Irish roots, and from the place she spent her early years. If you could share this message on your page or parish news it would be much appreciated.

With best wishes, Brigid McGrath

Knockdown Vintage Club  & Estuary Macra

Fundraising Raffle in aid of local causes 

1st. Prize: 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle

Estate & Gardens, Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

2nd. Prize: €100 Voucher for Gleneagle Hotel Killarney.

3rd. Prize: Monster Hamper and numerous other prizes.

Draw will take place in The Knockdown Arms on Sunday, 25th March at 6pm after the Vintage Car & Vintage/Modern Tractor Run.

All runs will include a stop at Glin Castle.

Music by Variations (4-6pm) Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5.

Contact: P. Langan 087-2452695     Dave Noonan 087-2500938