By Kathleen Mullane


Well as I start to e-mail my few lines this Monday night you wouldn’t realise how the time flies when you have lovely warm weather like we are experiencing at the moment and long may it last. It’s bright until late at night and dawn comes very early with THE DAWN CHORUS which is lovely to hear all the different chirping of the birds.

On Saturday morning it was the. Quack-Quack of Ducks that was to be heard down at the river Gale near the footbridge. Many people gathered to see and hold around 60 ducks that were being introduced into the water. It was a lovely sight as they all took off enjoying their new found freedom. Hopefully they will stay safe now and not be harmed, the kids love throwing them bits of bread and watching them dive in the water. Well done to all concerned in the project.

Sincere congrats to Raymond Barrett, son of Mary and Denis, Templeathea who has become engaged to Siobhán Hannafin of Carrigkerry. Wishing them all the best for the future.

Another congrats is extended to Carla Sheehy, daughter of Dick and Margaret, Hillside Drive who, on Saturday last, was married to Eoin Moroney of Tournafulla here in Athea church. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan assisted by Fr. Denis Mullane. Congrats and good wishes are extended to the newly weds on this happy occasion.

Sincere Sympathy is extended to John Sheahan and his extended family on the passing of their mother Anne recently which was unexpected. Many friends and relatives lined the road near Anne’s home as the funeral made its way to Glin for requiem mass, burial took place afterwards in Kilfergus cemetery. May the light of heaven be hers.

Thought for the week-

Never regret anything that made you smile.