By Kathleen Mullane


Well what beautiful weather we have experienced over the past few weeks, and I’m sure we will all agree, there’s no place like IRELAND if you are lucky enough to get the weather. It’s great to see places like Ballybunion and the like being busy as their season is so short, and with Covid etc its been so hard for all business people, moreover those who only have seasonal work ,and who are wholly dependant on the SUNNY WEATHER.

Most of the younger kids at least have had a feeling of being back at school again, and isn’t it great to see the bikes parked up in the bike shelter in our National School. Hopefully they will all remain safe en route to and from school and that HI—VIZ jackets and HELMETS will be worn. It’s better to be SAFE THAN SORRY.

This Friday sees the Leaving Cert results out. We wish each and every student all the very best, and remember even though its a very important exam it doesn’t define you as a person.

First communion for the 2nd class girls and boys takes place this Saturday here in Athea at 11 am. At last they will be able to celebrate with their families even with limited numbers.

Sincere congrats to Marie White and TJ Herbert who live in Canada and were recently blessed with a new little boy they are naming Jayden, a little brother for Holly. Congrats to the proud grandparents also.

Sincere congrats to Katie Cotter and David  O’Mahony who were married last week and held their reception in Ballygarry House, Tralee where a great day was had by all. Wishing them all the best for the future.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary and Allanah Collins of Templeathea and the extended Collins family on the death of Pat  having been ill for some time. his funeral will take place this Wednesday with burial after to Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sympathy also to Mary McGrath and her family of Lower Athea on the death of Oliver over the weekend. Two more young men gone from our midst. Masses will be live streamed from Athea Church. May the light of heaven be theirs.

Sympathy also to Joan Manaher of Galeside on the recent passing of her sister in law Eileen Cronin  in Moyvane recently. May she rest in peace.

Thought for the week:-The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.