By Kathleen Mullane


Congrats to Jason Dalton of Glenagower, Athea (son of Majella and Mike) who celebrated his 21st birthday along with his family and then with friends in NewcastleWest on Saturday night. All enjoyed a great night.

Happy ‘50th’ birthday to Teresa O’Connor of Hillside Drive who celebrated her special day along with her husband Tom, family and a large circle of friends at the Top of the Town on Saturday night last. Everyone had a great night.

Engagement congrats to Cillian O’Connor and Stephanie Barrett of Colbert St., who recently became engaged. Best wishes to them for the future.

Sincere congrats to Pa Chawke (son of Marion and Dick) Gortnagross, who recently got married to Sarah Mitchell in St. Oliver’s Church in Navan. The matron of honour was Linda Mitchell and the bridesmaids Niamh Ludlow and Louise Mitchell. The best man was Martin Chawke and the groomsmen were Liam and James Chawke. The flower girl was Quinn Mitchell and the pageboys Lennon Mitchell and Jack and Harry Eggleston. The reception was held at “The Headford Arms” in Kells where a very enjoyable day was had by family, relatives and friends. Best wishes to the newly-weds for their future happiness.

Congrats to all the altar servers who have now started secondary school and have given of their time over the past couple of years to serving at mass and helping out. Their ‘graduation mass’ will be on this Saturday night September 8th at 7.30pm. We wish them well.

Your support for young Shane Enright on Sunday next September 9th for the fund-raising tea-dance in Abbeyfeale would be greatly appreciated. Tickets are on sale and all monies raised will go towards the ‘Go Shane Fund’ which will help towards the new extension on Shane’s family home. It promises to be a great evening of music, song and dance.

Yoga with Linda starts this week in the hall from 7pm-8.30pm. All are welcome, newcomers and former yoga enthusiasts. It’s a great way to “de-stress” for everyone – both men and women, from the fast-moving pace of today’s world and at €20 for 4 weeks – it’s great value!

Well we are into September and the ‘Listowel Races’ are on the horizon beginning on Sunday next. Usually “the man above” is kind and the weather remains good so hopefully this will be the case. The races are a great meeting place over the years for young and old alike. They were always an “end of summer” get together for the farming community after a busy year.