By Kathleen Mullane

A reminder that everyone is invited to the ‘special meeting’ on this Wednesday night, December 11th from 7.30-9.30pm at the Memorial Hall. I’m sure there are many who have varying ideas of “what’s next for Athea GAA” – so please come along and share your ideas and a 3 year strategic plan will ensue.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Linda and Tommy Mahony of Templeathea on the death of Linda’s sister Mary in Australia, also to the extended Mahony family in Templeathea. A mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated here in Athea. ‘May the light of heaven be hers”.

The death has taken place at University Hospital Kerry of Nora McCoy of Gortnagross, having been ill for some time. Nora was pre-deceased by her husband Mick some years ago and by her grandson Jamie last year. Many came to pay their final respects at the family home on Monday evening. Nora was a real lady who adored her grandchildren. Burial followed requiem mass on Tuesday to Holy Cross Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her family. ’May she rest in peace’.

On Sunday next December 15th Athea Credit Union will hold their AGM in the office at 11.30am, after mass. All members are invited to attend – air their views, ask questions etc. So come along – everyone welcome.

Yoga classes have finished with Linda for Christmas and an extended period until April 6th 2020, as Linda will have knee surgery shortly – we wish her the best and a speedy recovery from same. Any enquiries from Linda on 087-9386369.

The Going Strong Christmas party last week at the Top of the Town was, as always, a great day, from the food to the music and dancing to the numerous prizes and meeting friends. Well done to the organisers, those who helped out on the day and to all who came along.

Well as I do these notes this Sunday evening “Storm Atiyah” is on course with our area on an orange warning and Kerry on the highest alert ‘RED’. In recent times we’ve been experiencing lots of high wind but hopefully it won’t do a lot of harm. On the other extreme in Australia the forest fires that are raging with the terrible heat are frightening with family’s homes and entire possessions burned to a cinder.

Thought for the week:-

‘Teachers are never appreciated by parents until it rains on Saturday’.