By Kathleen Mullane

Back to school

Well it was a big day today as all students returned to school after the Easter break. Some hadn’t been to school since Christmas so no doubt it was a shock to the system . However all were happy to be meeting up with their friends and getting back to some sort of normality. It was also great to see some construction workers out on the building sites as well. Many were out in garden centres picking up their bits and  pieces for planting and the extension from 5k travelling distance to 20k was very much welcomed by everyone who were able to go different routes from the normal they had to stick to all along. And now with the vaccine rollout no doubt things are going to improve hopefully soon. We look forward in anticipation.

Sincere sympathy to Patrick Shanahan and the Shanahan and Brosnan families on the recent tragic death of Siobhán. Sympathy to the Mullane family Templeathea, cousins of the Shanahan family, and to all relatives and friends. May her angelic soul fly to heaven above.

The death has also occurred in Great Barr, Birmingham of Mary Lynch, wife of the late Sean. A private family funeral will take place at a later date. Mass has been offered here in Athea last Sunday for the repose of her soul and remembering deceased members of the White and Lynch families of Glenagore, Athea. Mary watched the Athea Mass every Saturday night on live stream from Athea. May she rest in peace.

Next Sunday from 2 – 4 the church will be open to facilitate parishioners in bringing in their Trocaire box donations and also the Easter dues and weekly Mass envelopes. You are asked to come along and if you have a neighbour who may not be able to travel in to bring in their envelopes.

It’s so annoying to see after all the hard work of volunteers on Good Friday that some people don’t get THE MESSAGE. I was told this morning that over near Glenagore direction at 7.45am there was a lovely clean road and at 9.30am a short time later someone had thrown out a load of rubbish again. Anyone seen throwing anything about should receive a hefty fine and name published. I wonder would that even stop these LITTER LOUTS. Now they have stooped as low as to be throwing their masks out.


You will face many defeats in LIFE, but never let yourself be DEFEATED.