By Kathleen Mullane

“Come On Limerick” 

This Wednesday is an ‘anxious day’ for all those who will be receiving their Leaving Cert results. We wish each and every one of them all the very best and hopefully they will all get the points they are seeking. And if not – “it’s not the end of the world”. There’s something out there for everyone. The main thing is – “don’t worry”.

The wedding took place on Friday last of Bernadette Flaherty of Toureen, Athea to Trevor Enright, Askeaton. The wedding took place here in Athea and Fr. Tony Mullins performed the nuptial ceremony. The bride was assisted by Christina Brosnan, Mary Jane Flaherty, Michelle Wallace and Jean Enright. The best man was Gary Enright and the groomsmen were Mike Enright, John & Martin Enright. The pageboy was Kyle Ruttledge and the flower girl was Ella Mulcair. The reception was held at The Listowel Arms Hotel where a great day was enjoyed by all. Congrats to the newlyweds and best wishes to them for their future happiness.

Happy 50th birthday wishes go to James Collins (formerly of Templeathea) who now resides in Killarney, family and friends joined him on Saturday night last in Killarney to celebrate. An enjoyable night was had by all.

Sympathy is extended to the Carmody family of Upper Dirreen, Athea on the death, over the weekend, of Roger’s dad Pats Carmody who was pre-deceased by his wife not very long ago. ‘May the light of heaven be his’.

It was great to see such a nice crowd on Saturday last taking part in the ‘Walk for Crumlin’ headed by Joe Aherne of Templeathea, who has walked miles in aid of the cause. All were decked out in their blue Crumlin T-shirts. Well done to all who gave of their time to take part and to those who donated to the fund-raising.

Envelopes are available at the Church doors for our sacristan Carol’s collection on 25th/26th August. Carol does an amount of work behind the scenes, which sometimes we forget about. So your support would be greatly appreciated.

Athea Goes Green:

The library is lit up with green lighting and the defibrillator phone box also.

The village is looking great at the moment – what with many houses being painted, the flowers are absolutely fabulous and of course the flags and green and white bunting for Limerick flying high! Hopefully after this weekend they will be flying even higher if Limerick wins. There is a great buzz and atmosphere around. ‘Come on Limerick’!

Many have mentioned in recent weeks about our Post Office going. I’ve been told Moyvane had a meeting last week to try and hold on to theirs. You need to have a population of 500 I’m told, as one of the clauses. Helen Browne has been “at the helm” these past few years. It’s a pity if we can’t hold on to our Post Office – any ideas?