By Kathleen Mullane

I don’t know why we are constantly wishing our lives away, but no doubt during Covid, we are all doing just that in the hope that in the near future and with vaccinations being rolled out, that our lives will get back to some type of normality.

Well as I do these few lines this Monday night the sun has just gone down so red and eye catching. Everyone got such a lift yesterday Sunday with the fabulous sunny day we had, so many availing of the walking track at the GAA Pitch, even the dogs out on their leads lapped up the sunshine.

A bit of CHEER at last. Many congrats are extended to Jonathan Mulvihill,  son of Mary T and Denny, who last week was married to Linda Hayes in Killarney. Due to Covid their parents could only attend the ceremony but it was a joyful day for the newly weds and their 2 little boys and parents. We  congratulate the happy couple and wish them every happiness for the future.

Another happy event in the O’Connor household in Lower Athea, when, on Sunday last, Katelyn celebrated her 21st birthday with her family members at their home. Sincere congrats and good wishes to Katelyn also. No doubt all these Happy Events will be celebrated with extended family and friends when Covid is over.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Twomey of Upper Athea and Geraldine her sister in Templeathea on the recent death in England of their niece Tara Barrett. May the light of heaven be hers.

Well the Jerusalema Challenge has certainly taken off since the Swiss Guards offered the Gardaí in Ireland to take it on. Now we have an enclosed order of nuns in Dublin doing it and let me tell you they were well able to take it on as were the clergy who joined in. Killeedy GAA have also strutted their stuff and all the business people in Listowel along with so many others. I wonder would we here in ATHEA be up for the Challenge with our many organisations   Food for Thought.


BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, because those who mind DON’T MATTER and those who matter DON’T MIND.

Best of luck to all who have gone back to school this week and here’s to the next few weeks when hopefully all will get back to the classrooms.