By Kathleen Mullane

Sincere sympathy is extended this week to Teresa O’Halloran of Gortnagross, Athea on the recent death of her father John Joe Barry of Knockanure. Requiem mass was celebrated at the church of Corpus Christi in Knockanure on Monday last with burial afterwards in Ahavoher cemetery. Sincere sympathy to his family and many relations and friends. May the light of heaven be his.

Due to Covid this year there will be no shoeboxes going overseas this year to those less fortunate children. However you can make a donation of 20 Euro to and they will ensure that every child will get a Christmas gift.

Sincere congrats go to Elaine and Rob Collins of Knocknagorna on the birth of their new baby boy Darragh recently, his little sister is over the moon to have a new baby brother. Congrats to the proud grandparents Kathleen and Paddy Collins of Knocknagorna and Noreen and Matt Tierney in Templeathea.

Athea Vincent De Paul will be holding their annual Christmas collection on Saturday, December 5th  with location for same to be announced later, because of Covid restrictions. As always your generosity would be very greatly appreciated especially as many families are experiencing a lot of hardship during these extremely difficult times. Every little helps a lot and the society is there to help  anyone who may need a helping hand. If this strange time has taught all of us anything it may have taught us more than our schooling did. If you are doing your best you are doing enough, so keep the heads up a new day is on the horizon.

And now a few lines I came across called SUNRISE—The sunrise brings a new day, once again another start, hope to instil in each heart

A day to begin the many tasks to do with care.

Some sadness and laughter too, to share at days ending.

There may be things undone, with plenty more to do.

But hope eternal will always spring 

At the dawn of each  day new.

In glorious summer or on a winters morn, 

So welcome is the sunrise seeing another day reborn.